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The Vimy Oaks: A Journey to Peace

Granfield, Linda (Author)
Deines, Brian (Illustrator)
Scholastic Canada 2017. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Canadian history, France, loss, narrative non-fiction, soldiers, trees, Vimy Ridge, war, World War I, writing
 
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Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories

Hall, Megan Kelley (Editor)
Jones, Carrie (Editor)
HarperCollins 2011. 374 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Anthologies, bullying, identity, LGBTQ, multimodal, multiple authors, overcoming adversity, self-esteem, writing
 
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A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius

Matson, Stacey (Author)
Scholastic Canada 2014. 266 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Alberta, bullying, empathy, fathers and sons, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, friendship, identity, loss, multimodal, school life, self-esteem, transition to high school, writing
 
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Sweaterweather & Other Short Stories

Varon, Sara (Author/Illustrator)
Macmillan 2016. 128 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Allegories, animals, anthropomorphization, comic strips, humour, illustrations (monochrome), multimodal, short stories, storytelling, vignettes, writing
 
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If Rock and Roll Were a Machine

Davis, Terry (Author)
Simon & Schuster 2015. 224 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Bullying, friendship, identity, male protagonist, motorcycles, recovery, school life, self-confidence, self-esteem, sports, stereotypes, writing
 
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Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White

Sweet, Melissa (Author/Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016. 162 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Authors, creativity, E.B. White, illustrations (collage), narrative non-fiction, scrapbooking, writers, writing
 
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Belzhar

Wolitzer, Meg (Author)
Penguin Random House 2015. 266 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Alternative schools, boarding schools, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, friendship, healing, loss, mental health, school life, Sylvia Plath, trauma, writing
 
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Draw Out the Story: Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics

McLachlan, Brian (Author/Illustrator)
Owlkids 2013. 144 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Comic strips, creativity, drawing, illustrating, instructions, storytelling, writing
 
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Ralph Tells a Story

Hanlon, Abby (Author/Illustrator)
Amazon 2012. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Creativity, first-person narration, inspiration, school life, storytelling, writing
 
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Hard Love

Wittlinger, Ellen (Author)
Simon & Schuster 2001. 228 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: First romantic relationships, friendship, identity, LGBTQ, relationships, self-esteem, writing, zines
 
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Jeffrey and Sloth

Winters, Kari-Lynn (Author)
Hodson, Ben (Illustrator)
Orca 2008. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Creative writing, creativity, drawing, humour, inspiration, sloths, writing
 
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From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun

Woodson, Jacqueline (Author)
Penguin Random House 2010. 132 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Diversity, family life, first-person narration, mothers and sons, overcoming adversity, sexual identity, writing
 
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My Pen

Myers, Christopher (Author/Illustrator)
Disney/Hyperion Books 2015. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Creativity, drawing, first-person narration, illustrations (black and white), illustrations (ink), imagination, writing
 
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Brother Hugo and the Bear

Beebe, Katy (Author)
Schindler, S.D. (Illustrator)
Eerdmans 2014. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Books, illustrations (watercolours), manuscripts, Middle Ages, monks, reading, writing
 
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The Plot Chickens

Auch, Mary Jane (Author/Illustrator)
Auch, Herm (Illustrator)
Holiday House 2010. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Authors, books, chickens, independence, perseverance, rejection, speech bubbles, story within a story, writing
 
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Papa Is a Poet: A Story About Robert Frost

Bober, Natalie S. (Author)
Gibbon, Rebecca (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Families, narrative non-fiction, occupations, poetry, Robert Frost, writers, writing
 
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Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!

Seuss, Dr. (Author)
Prelutsky, Jack (Author)
Smith, Lane (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 1998. 56 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Creativity, humour, individuality, school life, stories in rhyme, writing
 
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Any Questions?

Gay, Marie-Louise (Author/Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2014. 56 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Authors, creative writing, creativity, illustrations (watercolours), imagination, questions, storytelling, writing
 
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Robert Munsch

Donaldson, Chelsea (Author)
Capstone 2015. 24 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Authors, Canadians, occupations, Robert Munsch, time lines, writing
 
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What Do Authors and Illustrators Do?

Christelow, Eileen (Author/Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013. 78 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Authors, comic strips, creative writing, illustrating, illustrators, instructions, writing
 
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Little Red Writing

Holub, Joan (Author)
Sweet, Melissa (Illustrator)
Chronicle Books 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Creativity, fractured stories, grammar, humour, Red Riding Hood, school life, writing
 
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The Best Part of Me: Children Talk About Their Bodies in Pictures and Words

Ewald, Wendy (Author)
Little, Brown 2002. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Characteristics, children authors, human body, illustrations (photographs), individuality, perceptions, self-acceptance, writing
 
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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Joyce, William (Author/Illustrator)
Bluhm, Joe (Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2012. 52 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Aging, books, diaries, imaginary world, libraries, reading, writing
 
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The Composition

Skármeta, Antonio (Author)
Ruano, Alfonso (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2000. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Dictatorship, families, freedom, government, war, writing
 
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Chester

Watt, Mélanie (Author/Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2009. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Authors, cats, humour, mice, non-traditional text layout, storytelling, writing
 
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Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street

Schotter, Roni (Author)
Brooker, Kyrsten (Illustrator)
Scholastic 2004. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: City life, community, neighbours, occupations, writing
 
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