MYSTERY AT LAKE PLACID (THE SCREECH OWL SERIES)
by Roy McGregor
McClelland and Steward 1995 0-7710-5625-7 RL: 4 IL: 4-8
Travis’ hockey team heads to a tournament in Lake Placid. Everyone has high hopes for the team until a whole set of mysteries begin to test the players’ abilities.
THE DARK GARDEN by Margaret Buffie
Kids Can Press 1995 Paper 1-550743-44-9 RL: 6 IL: 6
A haunting portrayal of one girl suffering from traumatic amnesia, as she begins to rediscover who she is.
DARK OF THE MOON by Barbara Haworth-Attard
Roussan Publishers 1995 Paper 1-896184-04-9 RL: 4 IL: 4-8
In this fast-paced adventure, Meaghan and her stepsister Laura are transported back in time. The courage they discover while helping slaves to escape via the Underground railroad helps them come to terms with their own lives – and one another.
FIRES BURNING by Julia Lawson
Stoddart Publishers 1995 Paper 0-7736-74306 RL :6 IL: 6+
The riveting story of three intertwined teenagers caught in a web of terrible secrets…more terrifying than they ever imagined. Readers will feel that they too are part of the quest for courage, strength and hope.
A FRIEND LIKE ZILLA by Rachina Gilmore
Second Story Press 1995 Paper 0-929005-71-6 RL: 4 IL: 4-7
Zilla is a bit unusual to Nobby – she’s developmentally handicapped-but she’s more fun than most kids, and they become good friends. That is, until Nobby’s uncle shows up. Attitudes take a turn during an unexpected storm when Zilla comes to the rescue.
THE MAESTRO by Tim Wynne-Jones
Groundwood Books 1995 Paper 0-88899-242-4 RL: 5 IL: 5+
A runaway boy comes across a famous musician who lives on a beautiful lake. When the Maestro dies the boy searches desperately for a way to keep the cabin. His plan leads to a terrifying and unforgettable confrontation.
MELANIE BLUELAKE’S DREAM by Betty Dorion
Coteau Books 1995 Paper 1-55050-081-3 RL: 5 IL: 4-7
A 10-year-old Cree girl has conflicting emotions when she moves off the reserve to a big city in Saskatchewan.
MISTAKEN IDENTITY by Norah McClintock
Scholastic Canada 1995 Paper 0-590-24627-5 RL: 6 IL: 6+
In this gripping suspense novel, Zanny’s frustration with her father’s overprotective ways begins to make sense when she realizes, after his death, that the killer might be after her too.
OF THINGS NOT SEEN by Dan Aker
Stoddart Publishing 1995 Paper 0-7736-7435-7 RL: 6 IL: 6+
Ben’s world is falling apart again, all because his teacher has taken an interest in his writing. Ben cannot afford to draw attention to himself and his family. After so many new starts he cannot face another move – especially now that he has found Anne.
THE ONLY HOUSE by Teresa Toten
Red Deer College Press Paper 0-88995-137-3 RL: 4 IL: 5-8
Lucija struggles with life in her new neighbourhood – she is the only Catholic, and definitely the only Croation – and has important choices ahead to make for herself.
OUT OF THE DARK by Welwyn Katz
Groundwood Books 1995 0-88899-241-6 RL: 7 IL:7+
Ben’s world turns upside down after his mother dies. He revives a childhood game of imagining he is Tor, a young Viking shipbuilder. Bu soon the lines blue between past and present, fantasy and reality – with dangerous consequences.
THE PRIMROSE PATH by Carol Matas
Blizzard Publishing 1995 Paper 0-921368-55-0 RL: 7 IL: 7+
Her grandmother passes away, her family moves and she has to leave her best friend…Just when things begin to settle, Debbie starts to fell funny about all the attention she gets from her teacher, Rabbi Werner.
RANVAN: A WORTHY OPPONENT by Diana Wieler
Groundwood Books 1995 Paper 0-88899-219-X RL: 7 IL: 7+
Rhan Van is finding it tough adjusting to his new life in Thunder Bay. Once again, Rhan seeks out the local video arcade, where he meets an opponent who may be his most challenging adversary yet.
SINK OR SWIM by William Pasnak
James Lorimer & Company 1995 Paper 1-555028-480-0
RL: 3 IL: 3-6
Twelve-year-old Dario is looking forward to a great summer in the city. His plans change when his mother announces she is sending him to a watersports camp. To Dario who is afraid of water, this sounds like a life sentence.
SPUD IN WINTER by Brian Doyle
Groundwood Books 1995 Paper 0-88899-250-5 RL: 5 IL: 7+
Spud Sweetgrass is back – and as good at solving mysteries as ever! Set against the coldest winter on record, this story pits Spud and friends against a murderer.