École Laura Secord School weighs in on MYRCA books


The Assassin’s Curse by Kevin Sands

Returning hero fourteen year old apprentice apothecary Christopher Rowe, along with friends Tom and Sally are on a mission to uncover the identity of a killer using a sophisticated poison. Can they decipher clues, find the ancient treasure, uncover the assassination plot, and save the royal family before it’s too late?


Sit by Deborah Ellis

Each story in this collection focuses on a seated child. From a child worker in a chair factory, to a young inmate serving time in solitary, to a boy having a fateful dinner with his family; each person makes a decision that will affect their lives, whether big or small.


The Theory of Hummingbirds by Michelle Kadarusman

Sixth-grader Alba is recovering from surgery for her club foot, but she is determined to run in a cross-country meet. Even though it’s only two kilometers it’s not going to be easy. Alba thinks she has a chance until her best friend scoffs at her plans and insists that their school librarian has discovered a wormhole in her office.


The Doll’s Eye by Marina Cohen

Twelve year old Hadley has just moved to a creepy old mansion with her stepfather, mother and stepbrother. She’s not happy about any of it, and she wants her life to go back to the way it was. After she finds an old doll, her wishes start coming true but sometimes you should be careful what you wish for.


Restart by Gordon Korman

When Chase wakes up with amnesia his mind is filled with questions. Why does his Dad make him nervous? Why is his stepsister scared of him? The stuff in his room tells Chase he’s a middle school hero, but that’s not the whole story. Chase needs to remember who he was and decide who he wants to become.


Brave by Svetlana Chmakova

Jensen finds school challenging. Things like finding a partner for a class project, Math and dealing with friends are scary. In his dreams, he has no problem being brave, but real life is harder. Then Jensen is invited to join the school newspaper, and he discovers surprising things about himself.


Bounced by Ted Staunton

Duncan Fortune doesn’t know it yet, but he is at the scene of a crime. While trying to catch a ball that got out of control, Duncan bumps into someone leaving a bank that has just been robbed. Was it the Borsalino Bandit?  Will thirteen year old Duncan and his friends solve the crime, or have they just bounced themselves into big trouble?


A Blinding Light by Julie Lawson

Based on true events in 1917, the Halifax Harbour is bustling with activity when an explosion completely destroys the city. Fifteen year old Will is a witness to the events but is desperate to find his twelve year old sister Livy who is was last seen in the most affected district.


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