GRADE 5 BOOK CLUB
Year at a glance
September 22, 2021
When Dominica quickly changes her shirt from inside out in what she thinks is the privacy of a quiet corner in the library, she's shocked -- and embarrassed -- to discover a video has captured this and is currently circulating amongst her schoolmates. So mortifying, especially since over the past three years, they've had a half-dozen school talks about social media safety.
October 20, 2021
Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy.
November 17, 2021
For thirteen years, Ben Tomlin was an only child. But all that changes when his mother brings home Zan — an eight-day-old chimpanzee. Ben’s father, a renowned behavioral scientist, has uprooted the family to pursue his latest research project: a high-profile experiment to determine whether chimpanzees can acquire advanced language skills.
January 12, 2022
When Vita’s grandfather’s mansion is taken from him by a powerful real estate tycoon, Vita knows it’s up to her to make things right. With the help of a pickpocket and her new circus friends, Vita creates the plan: Break into the mansion. Steal back what’s rightfully her grandfather’s. Expose the real estate tycoon for the crook he truly is.
May 4, 2022
After Chief Inferno, the sinister leader of the FlameTail clan, burned Shore’s home, killed his parents and destroyed his community, Shore is locked up in the Dungeons of Despair just for being a hybrid.
After four years of imprisonment, he escapes with his cellmates, Flora and Hoarfrost. But now Chief Inferno is even more determined to kill Shore and terminate all hybrids.
Shore has always thought of himself as weak and worthless, but as the time for war draws near, he might have to discover a part of himself that he never knew existed and do what he can to save all hybrids from extinction.
March 2, 2022
When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn''t just want to run from somewhere, she wants to run to somewhere—to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and, preferably, elegant.Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away...so she decided not to run FROM somewhere, but TO somewhere. And so, after some careful planning, she and her younger brother, Jamie, escaped -- right into a mystery that made headlines!
April 6, 2022
Helen is not entirely sure she is looking forward to spending the next six months aboard the Karluk, a ship headed on an Arctic expedition. But with the recent death of her father, it is the only work her mother can find. The ship's hard-bitten captain must use all his seafaring skill when the Arctic Ocean begins an early freeze-over and the ship becomes trapped in the ice. But will his knowledge of the unpredictable and treacherous Arctic be enough to save his passengers?
June 1, 2022
Born on a farm in the village of Cormier Cove in New- Brunswick, the young Roméo LeBlanc did not expect that one day, thanks to his loving family and some unexpected help from his sisters, he would have the chance to go to high school and university, become a history teacher, and then a journalist, finally a politician, climbing up the ladder to the highest position! Nevertheless, Roméo LeBlanc stayed modest and kept his great sense of humour all his life.