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The Madman of Piney Woods

by Christopher Paul Curtis

Bestselling Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis delivers a powerful companion to his multiple award-winning ELIJAH OF BUXTON. Benji and Red couldn't be more different. They aren't friends. They don't even...


Emily of New Moon

by L.M. Montgomery

"I love Emily."-Madeleine L'Engle

Finding a Place to Belong

Orphaned after her father's death, thirteen-year-old Emily Starr is sent to live with her snobbish relatives at New Moon Farm. At first, Emily's miserable...


Totem

by Jennifer Maruno

As an orphaned white boy in a school of Native students, 14-year-old Jonny Joe isn't like the others at the island Redemption Residential School. After an escape attempt, Jonny and Ernie hide out in a mountain...


The Cherry Blossom 2-Book Bundle: When the Cherry Blossoms Fell / Cherry Blossom Winter

by Jennifer Maruno

Sent to a small interior BC community during the Second World War, through hardship Japanese Canadian girl Michiko adapts to a new way of life and gains a new appreciation of her family and culture.


I Am Algonquin: An Algonquin Quest Novel

by Rick Revelle

This novel follows the story of a warrior named Mahingan and his family as they live the traditional Algonquin way of life long before Europeans arrived in North America. Hunting and warfare are daily concerns,...


My Mannequins

by Sydell Waxman & Patty Gallinger

Dora's father owns a dressmaking shop in the bustling garment district of Toronto in the 1940s. Every day after school, ten-year-old Dora runs to help her father in the shop. As she works, she dreams of being...


Warbird

by Jennifer Maruno

In 1647, ten-year-old Etienne yearns for a life of adventure. He meets an orphan destined for Fort Sainte-Marie. Making the most impulsive decision of his life, Etienne replaces the orphan and paddles off with...


When the Cherry Blossoms Fell: A Cherry Blossom Book

by Jennifer Maruno

Nine-year-old Michiko bids her father goodbye. She doesn't know the government has ordered all Japanese-born men out of the province. Ten days later, her family joins hundreds of Japanese-Canadians on a train...


Trouble on the Voyage

by Bob Barton

The Henrietta Maria has been trapped in the Hudson Strait for two months finally breaking free August 6, 1631 to search for a northwest passage. The crew knows it must leave Hudson Bay by early October to avoid...


Stolen Away

by Christopher Dinsdale

Keira, kidnapped from Ireland by Vikings, is a slave living in legendary Vinland. Two native bands, the Beothuck and the Thule, are also fighting over the land, thrusting the Norsemen into war. While the Vikings...


The Adventures of Radisson 1

by Martin Fournier & Peter McCambridge

Spring 1651: a young man from Paris lands in Trois-Rivières on the St. Lawrence River. Within weeks, the course of his life changes drastically when Iroquois braves capture him. Pierre-Esprit Radisson, then...


Gwen in West Wind Calling

by Carolyn Pogue

Thirteen year old Home Girl Gwen Peters has already had more adventures than most people. Orphaned at 11 and trained to be a servant, she travelled by ship to a new life in Canada. Her spunk, sense of humour...


Taking the Reins

by Campbell Gaetz Dayle

A new life in Canada! What could be better? Plenty of land to farm and even gold to be found in the hills! Well...except Katherine's parents aren't farmers. Having spent everything on sailing from England to...


Beginning Again: Further Adventures of a Loyalist Family

by Mary Beacock Fryer

Beginning Again is a sequel to Escape: Adventures of a Loyalist Family, Mary Beacock Fryer's historical novel for ten to fourteen-year-olds. This new work chronicles the lives of the Seamans as they make a new...


Bitter, Sweet

by Laura Best

Pru Burbidge lives a simple life on the family homestead on Dalhousie Road in 1940s rural Nova Scotia- until her father abandons the family and her mother falls ill. Her life is turned upside-down by these events,...


Day of the Cyclone: Disaster Strikes! 7

by Penny Draper

It's 1912, and the lives of two children are twisted together as the Regina cyclone approaches: Ella, a well-to-do young lady, and Billy, a penniless runaway Home Child trying to keep his past a secret.


Outcasts of River Falls

by Jacqueline Guest

A shock is in store for well-bred young Toronto lady Kathryn when she travels to Alberta to live with her aunt.


The Emerald Key

by Christopher Dinsdale

Jamie Galway wakes up from a coma one morning in 1847 after a confrontation with British soldiers. His brother, Ryan, and the ancient Irish text they had sworn to protect are missing. Jamie learns that his brother...


Cherry Blossom Winter: A Cherry Blossom Book

by Jennifer Maruno

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 10-year-old Michiko's family's possessions are confiscated and they are sent to a small community. After a former Asahi baseball star becomes her new teacher, life gets better....


Red River Rising

by B. J. Bayle

In 1813, Angus, a young Scot, and his family endure hardships as they attempt to start a new life in Canada. As they struggle to survive, they find themselves caught up in the rivalry between two fur-trading...