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Paul Kane Library

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New study guides for gr. 10

  • The Key Study Guide -  Math 10C, Social Studies 10
  • Student Notes and Problems - Math 10C, Science 10

New study guides for gr. 11

  • The Key Study Guide - Biology 20, Chemistry 20, English 20-1, Math 20-1, Physics 20, Social Studies 20-1
  • Student Notes and Problems - Chemistry 20, Math 20-1, Physics 20
  • Class Notes - Biology 20, Physics 20
  • Problem Solved - Biology 20, Math 20-1, Physics 20

New study guides for grade 12

  • The Key Study Guide - Social Studies 30-1 / 30-2, English 30-1 / 30-2, Math 30-1, Math 30-2, Physics 30, Chemistry 30, Biology 30
  • Class Notes - Math 31, Math 30-1, Physics 30, Chemistry 30
  • Problem Solved - Math 31, Math 30-1, Physics 30, Chemistry 30, Biology 30
  • Student Notes and Problems (SNAP) - Math 31, Math 30-1, Math 30-2, Physics 30, Chemistry 30, Biology 30


AP Study Guides

AP 530.076 CRA

Cracking the AP physics 1 exam. 2017 ed. New York : Penguin Random House, 2017.
A guide to preparing for the Advanced Placement physics 1 exam, featuring a review of subjects covered on the test, test-taking strategies, and two full-length practice exams with explained answers.

AP 530.076 CRA

Cracking the AP physics 2 exam. 2017 ed. New York : Penguin Random House, [2016].
A guide to preparing for the Advanced Placement physics 2 exam, featuring a review of subjects covered on the test, test-taking strategies, and two full-length practice exams with explained answers.

AP 530.076 FUL

Fullerton, Dan. AP physics 1 essentials : an APlusPhysics guide. Webster, NY : Silly Beagle Productions, [2014].
"An easy-to-read companion to the entire AP Physics 1 course, featuring more than 500 worked-out problems with full solutions. 'AP Physics 1 Essentials' covers all major topics of the AP Physics 1 course, including kinematics, dynamics, momentum, impulse, gravity, uniform circular motion, rotation, work, energy, power, mechanical waves, sound, electrostatics and circuits."--Back cover.

AP 530.076 FUL

Fullerton, Dan. AP physics 2 essentials : an APlusPhysics guide. Webster, NY : Silly Beagle Productions, [2015].
"An easy-to-read companion to the AP Physics 2 curriculum, featuring more than 450 worked-out problems with full solutions. 'AP Physics 2 Essentials' covers all major topics of the AP Physics 2 course, including fluids, thermal physics, electrostatics, circuits, magnetism, optics, and modern physics"--Back cover.

AP 530.076 JOH

Johnson, Amy (Amy E.). AP physics 1 crash course. Piscataway, N.J. : Research & Education Association, [2016].
By studying only what you need to know, you will make the most of your study time. Johnson shares test-taking strategies, defines key terms you must know, and helps you pinpoint your strongest areas and those in need of further study--.

NOTE:  Study Guides are available for 3-day sign-outs only.

  • These are also available for purchase in the OnSIDE room (208).

AP Calculus AB/BC by Dr. John Chung
AP Biology: Textbook and Review Prep
Cracking the AP Chemistry Exam
Advanced Placement Classroom (Hamlet)
Lord of the Flies
Advanced Placement Classroom
AP Biology: Crash Course
AP Psychology: Crash Course
AP Calculus AB & BC: Crash Course
AP Chemistry 

New Library Books




Dashner, James, 1972-. The fever code. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, [2016].
"Once there was a world's end. The forests burned, the lakes and rivers dried up, and the oceans swelled. Then came a plague, and fever spread across the globe. Families died, violence reigned, and man killed man. Next came WICKED, who were looking for an answer. And then they found the perfect boy. The boy's name was Thomas, and Thomas built a maze. Now there are secrets. There are lies. And there are loyalties history could never have foreseen. This is the story of that boy, Thomas, and how he built a maze that only he could tear down"--Provided by publisher.


Devlin, Calla. Tell me something real. 1st ed. New York : Atheneum, [2016].
"The three Babcock sisters must travel to a Mexican clinic across the border so their mother, ill with leukemia, can receive alternative treatments. The sisters' world is about to shatter under the weight of an incomprehensible betrayal"--Provided by publisher.


Frank, E. R. America. This Atheneum Bks. for Young Readers pbk. ed. May 2015. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2015.
America, a runaway boy who is being treated at Ridgeway, a New York hospital, finds himself opening up to one of the doctors on staff and revealing things about himself that he had always vowed to keep secret.


Genova, Lisa. Still Alice : a novel. 1st Gallery Bks. trade pbk. ed. December 2014. New York : Gallery Books, 2014.
Alice Howland, a fifty-year-old cognitive psychology professor at Harvard, starts to experience early-onset Alzheimer's, initially becoming disoriented around town and eventually losing track of rooms in her home before resigning from Harvard and attempting to hold onto the severe change in her life.


Kent, Trilby, 1982-. Once, in a town called Moth. [Toronto, Ont.] : Tundra Books, [2016].
Fourteen-year-old Anneli, confused by her father's decision to leave their Mennonite community in Brazil, change their names, and try to locate her mother who disappeared when she was five, feels isolated in the big city of Toronto, and, as she tries to figure out the unspoken codes of high school, she searches for her mom and answers.


Kurtagich, Dawn. The dead house. 1st pbk. ed.: August 2016. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2016.
Told through journal entries, a psychotherapist's notes, court records, and more, relates the tale of Carly, a teen who was institutionalized after her parents' death but released to Elmbrige High School, where she is believed to have a second personality or soul named Kaitlyn, and/or be possessed by a demon.


Oliver, Lauren, 1982-. Replica. : Replica. 1st ed. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016].
"[Presents] two novels which can be read separately or in alternating chapters. In "Lyra," two experimental subjects escape from the Haven Institute, where human replicas are created and observed; [and] in "Gemma," a lonely, often-ill teenager discovers her father's connection to the Haven Institute and travels there, meeting the escaped replicas"--OCLC.


Van Den Berg, Laura. Find me. First paperback edition.
After two acclaimed story collections, Laura van den Berg brings us Find Me, her highly anticipated debut novel--a gripping, imaginative, darkly funny tale of a young woman struggling to find her place in the world.Joy has no one. She spends her days working the graveyard shift at a grocery store outside Boston and nursing an addiction to cough syrup, an attempt to suppress her troubled past. But when a sickness that begins with memory loss and ends with death sweeps the country, Joy, for the first time in her life, seems to have an advantage: she is immune. When Joy's immunity gains her admittance to a hospital in rural Kansas, she sees a chance to escape her bleak existence. There she submits to peculiar treatments and follows seemingly arbitrary rules, forming cautious bonds with other patients--including her roommate, whom she turns to in the night for comfort, and twin boys who are digging a secret tunnel.As winter descends, the hospital's fragile order breaks down and Joy breaks free, embarking on a journey from Kansas to Florida, where she believes she can find her birth mother, the woman who abandoned her as a child. On the road in a devastated America, she encounters mysterious companions, cities turned strange, and one very eerie house. As Joy closes in on Florida, she must confront her own damaged memory and the secrets she has been keeping from herself.


Watson, Cristy, 1964-, author. Dead to me.
Ever since Logan found out that his uncle was involved in the accident that killed Logan's dad, he's been full of resentment. He cuts his uncle out of his life, and finds that being reckless is the only way to feel anything. Looking for a place to drink underaged and undisturbed, Logan and his friends break into a house they think is abandoned. What they find there gets them into trouble with the law and causes Logan's girlfriend to break up with him. But it also makes Logan face up to his anger and his need to forgive and be forgiven.


Whaley, John Corey. Highly illogical behavior. New York : Dial Books, [2016].
Agoraphobic sixteen-year-old Solomon has not left his house in three years, but Lisa is determined to change that--and to write a scholarship-winning essay based on the results.


Wynne-Jones, Tim. The emperor of any place. 1st ed. 2015. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2015.
After his father dies, a son finds a diary of a Japanese soldier stranded on a small Pacific island in World War II, but he's confused as to why his father was reading it.




915.204 FOD

Fodor's Japan. 22nd edition.
Experience Japan -- A Japanese culture primer -- Tokyo -- Side trips from Tokyo -- Nagoya, Ise-Shima, and the Kii Peninsula -- The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast -- Kyoto -- The Kansai region -- Western Honshu -- Shikoku -- Kyushu -- Okinawa -- Tohoku -- Hokkaido -- Understanding Japan -- Travel smart Japan. "Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Japan, including Tokyo's exciting mosaic of neighborhoods, Kyoto's serene temples and gardens, and the lush island of Kyushu. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth."--Back cover.

915.2045 GAR

García, Héctor, 1981-. A geek in Japan. 1st English language ed. Tokyo ; : Tuttle Pub., c2011.
Contains short articles, sidebars, and photographs that provide information on various aspects of society and culture in Japan.

18.11046 GRA

Grann, David. The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon. 1st Vintage departures ed. New York : Vintage Books, 2010, c2005.
Details English explorer Percy Fawcett's exploration for a lost city in the jungles of South America and relates efforts made by the author and other individuals to find out what happened to him.

940.41271 COO

Cook, Tim, 1971-. At the sharp end : Canadians fighting the Great War, 1914-1916 : volume one. Toronto : Viking Canada, 2007.
Recounted through the eyes of the ordinary foot soldier, book is the definitive history of Canadians in World War I.

940.41271 COO

Cook, Tim, 1971-. Shock troops : Canadians fighting the Great War, 1917-1918. Toronto : Penguin Group (Canada), 2009.
Shock Troops follows the Canadian fighting forces during the titanic battles of Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele, and the Hundred Days campaign. Through the eyes of the soldiers who fought and died in the trenches on the Western Front, and based on newly uncovered Canadian, British, and German archival sources, Cook builds on Volume I of his national bestseller, At the Sharp End. The Canadian fighting forces never lost a battle during the final 2 years of the war, and although they paid a terrible price in the killing fields of the Great War, they were indeed, as British Prime Minister David Lloyd George exclaimed, the shock troops of the Empire.

940.5317 HYD

Hyde, Natalie, 1963-. Internment camps. St. Catherine, ON : Crabtree Pub. Co., [2017].
Introduction: the past comes alive -- Historical sources: types of evidence -- Analyzing evidence: interpretation -- The story uncovered: WWII internment camps -- Different views: evidence revisited -- Modern examples: history repeated. This title examines the internment of enemy aliens in the United States and Canada during the Second World War. With particular emphasis on yellow peril and the plight of Japanese-American and Canadian citizens, the book reveals the events, mindsets, and policies leading up to and following the forced removal of thousands of citizens from their homes into internment camps. Using primary sources including real accounts of survivors.

940.541271 SHA

Evans Shaw, Susan, 1944-. Canadians at war. Fredericton, N.B., Canada : Goose Lane Editions, [2014].
Dieppe, the Battle of Hong Kong, the Mora River Campaign, the Invasion of Normandy, the Siege of Dunkirk, — battles not as distant as we may think. Tthe constant gunfire, the whistle of bombs, the hiss of gas, the cold, the wet, the fear, the loneliness, and the anguish of losing friends and colleagues. Outside of the military, no one can quite imagine how the soldiers endured all of this. But endure they did. Canadians fought on several fronts during World War II, proving the mettle of soldiers, airmen, and their commanders. Canadians at War Vol. 2: A Guide to the Battlefields and Memorials of World War II, a follow-up to Susan Evans Shaw's guidebook to the battlefields and memorials of World War I, takes its readers on a tour of the places where the Canadians fought, and died — the battlefields, memorials, and cemeteries scattered throughout Europe and the Far East.

947.08 COL

Colton, Timothy J., 1947-. Russia. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016].
Provides information about the origins, evolution, and current affairs of the Russian state and society, and covers Russia's annexation of Crimea and its military intervention in Syria.




940.5318 EIS

Eisen, Max. By chance alone : a remarkable true story of courage and survival at Auschwitz. First edition.
This autobiography of Canadian Max Eisen details the rural Hungarian deportations to Auschwitz-Birkenau, back-breaking slave labour in Auschwitz I, the infamous 'death march' of January 1945, the painful aftermath of liberation, and a journey of physical and psychological healing.


Graphic Novel


915.20451 DEN

Denson, Abby. Cool Japan guide : fun in the land of manga, lucky cats, and ramen. 1st ed. Tokyo, Japan : Tuttle Pub., [2014].
Prepare for takeoff! -- We have arrived! -- What will we eat? -- Home sweet homestay! -- Let's have some fun! -- So much to see! -- Did somebody say "shopping"? -- Manga and anime and video games-- oh my! -- Do we have to leave? -- Travel resources -- Handy Japan apps -- Some other recommended destinations -- Important info in case of emergencies -- Featured and recommended places to visit -- Festivals of Japan -- Map of Japan. In graphic novel format, presents a guidebook to Japan, focusing on shopping, food, the world's biggest manga, anime, and cosplay festivals, and other topics.


Yukimura, Makoto, 1976-. Planetes. 1st ed.: December 2015. Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Manga, 2015.
"It's the 2070s, and mankind has conquered space, making interplanetary travel possible and igniting the imaginations of the world. It's also vastly increased the amount of dangerous space debris, and someone has to clean it up. Hachimaki, Yuri, and Fee are a crew on that beat"--OCLC.




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Learn Alberta: Library Resources & OnLine Reference Centre:       

Online Reference Centre: A free online resource provided by Alberta Education, includes many online databases for educators and students to use has a current incentive plan for educators.

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Online Reference Centre 

Salem Press Online -   Access to Critical Insights series on Barbara Kingsolver, Death of a Salesman and To Kill a Mockingbird.  Please ask the Library staff for password.


School Wax: is an all-in-one homework help site and School WAX is the online video sharing site.  Follow the link to check them out!:

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