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    • 2018

      Almost Invisible

      by Maureen Garvie

      Maya’s classmate Jewel is on the run from an abusive home situation and secretly living in the school. Should Maya tell? Or can she help her friend on her own? Told in the alternating voices of Maya and Jewel, this is a thought-provoking and moving story about loyalty, privilege, keeping secrets, and what it means to be a good friend. To learn more about this publisher, click here: http://bit.ly/2lSp1P1

    • May 2016

      Big Trucks

      by Nicholle Carriere and Tamara Hartson

      Monster trucks, fire trucks, garbage trucks, concrete pumping trucks, and some of the world’s biggest trucks: they lift, haul, dig, pour, and drag, working hard for us every day. This book contains many amazing trucks, with photos of what they look like and what they do. Super Explorers can be very big, or very small to explore everything from volcanoes, to machines to inside the human body.

    • September 2016

      Clara Humble and the Not-So-Super Powers

      by Clara Humble and the Not-So-Super Powers

      Told in Clara’s clever, funny, and strikingly authentic voice, the novel kicks off a new series by inviting readers into this memorable character’s inventive mind to share in her misadventures. Annotated with Clara’s comic sketches, it’s a fast-paced read with a spot-on perspective of life as a 10-year-old that kids will surely relate to.

    • 2018

      Clara Humble and the Kitten Caboodle

      Book #3 in the Clara Humble Trilogy

      by Anna Humphrey illustrated by Lisa Cinar

      Clara Humble is back for her third and final adventure. When Clara and her best friend, Bradley, go treasure hunting, they stumble upon a cat about to have kittens! Their mission is clear: make the best shelter ever and secretly care for the cats until they can convince their parents to adopt them. But when condo developers start to bulldoze the lot, Clara and Bradley have to work together to save the kittens. Can Clara pull it off? Or will it turn into one big cat-astrophe? To learn more about this publisher, click here: http://bit.ly/2IQYoDi

    • 2011

      Dancing On Our Turtle's Back

      Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence, and a New Emergence

      by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

      Many promote reconciliation as a “new” way for Canada to relate to Indigenous Peoples. In Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence, and a New Emergence, activist, editor, and educator Leanne Betasamosake Simpson asserts reconciliation must be grounded in political resurgence and must support the regeneration of Indigenous languages, oral cultures, and traditions of governance. To learn more about this publisher, click here: http://bit.ly/2wmjzH5

    • 2018

      Death by Dinosaur

      A Sam Stellar Mystery

      by Jacqueline Guest

      Fourteen-year-old Sam Stellar is spending her summer in a work-study program at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta, with her cousin, Paige. What begins as a routine summer job quickly turns sour as Sam, a detective in the making, begins to unravel the mystery of a missing dinosaur fossil. The closer Sam gets to finding the thief, the deeper she gets into hot water. A thrilling new YA novel by recent Order of Canada inductee Jacqueline Guest. To learn more about this publisher, click here: http://bit.ly/2wXmOrQ

    • October 2017

      Escape from Syria

      by Samya Kallub and Jackie Roche

      Escape from Syria is a fictionalized account that calls on real-life circumstances and true tales of refugee families to serve as a microcosm of the Syrian uprising and the war and refugee crisis that followed. The story spans six years in the lives of Walid, his wife, Dalia, and their two children. It is a story that has been replayed thousands of times by other families.

    • Children's & YA
      March 2017

      Farm Animals Fun Box

      by Danielle Patenaude, illustrated by Jonathan Miller

      Grab your carry-along fun box and discover farm life. It contains: • A book: The Little Farm Helper tells the story of Victor who gets to be a helper for the day at his grandparents’ farm. • A 36-piece double-sided jigsaw puzzle: Put the pieces together, turn it over and color it!

    • The Arts
      September 2018

      Flawed

      by Andrea Dorfman illustrated by Andrea Dorfman

      From the Emmy-nominated, NFB, PBS-aired animated short, Flawed is a true story of self-acceptance.​ In Flawed, author Andrea Dorfman tells the true story of how she falls for Dave, but she is conflicted about her feelings for her new love. He's a plastic surgeon; ​she thinks plastic surgery has the​ power to make people feel flawed. Her discomfort with Dave's ​occupation​ sends her on a journey of self-reflection that forces her to confront her own fears about the way she looks. To learn more about this publisher, click here: http://bit.ly/2m6IjAk

    • Children's & YA
      October 2016

      Goodnight, Sleepy Animals

      by Anne Paradis, illustrated by Christine Battuz

      When the moon shines in the starry sky and the forest is still, it’s time for the animals to go to sleep. This whimsical board book reveals how animals sleep under the moon. Perfect for bedtime snuggles! The built-in night light emits a soft light when pressed. Replaceable batteries.

    • 2018

      Grandmother's Visit

      by Betty Quan illustrated by Carmen Mok

      Grace says goodbye to Grandmother in this touching book about love and loss. Carmen Mok’s gentle illustrations show the love between a child and her grandmother in this story that will resonate with anyone who has lost a loved one. Betty Quan’s picture-book debut is haunting yet hopeful. To learn more about this publisher, click here: http://bit.ly/2lSp1P1

    • 2018

      Hard To Do

      The Surprising, Feminist History of Breaking Up

      by Kelli María Korducki

      From Jane Austen to Taylor Swift, Hard to Do is a look at the surprising politics of romantic love and its dissolution. With perceptive, reported insights on the ways marriage and divorce are legislated, the rituals of 20th century courtship, and contemporary practices for calling it off, Kelli María Korducki reveals that, for all women, choosing to end a relationship is a radical action with very limited cultural precedent. To learn more about this publisher, click here: http://bit.ly/2jP9GOu

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