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Bone Deep: A Peggy Henderson Adventure

by Gina McMurchy-Barber

A two-hundred-year-old sunken ship is discovered off the northern tip of Vancouver Island and budding archaeologist Peggy Henderson manages to secure a place on this archaeological expedition. The trip teachers...


Billy Green Saves the Day

by Ben Guyatt

During the War of 1812, 18-year-old Billy Green spots the advancing American army and must ride three hours in the middle of the night to Burlington Heights to warn the British.


She Loves You

by Rhonda Batchelor

Amid rumours of her supposed homosexuality, 14-year-old Annie is drawn to a group of ragtag local hippies. Sweet William is even more bereft than Annie, and not by choice.


Piau's Potato Present

by Diane Carmel Léger

Did a gift of potatoes in 1768 lead to a popular dish enjoyed by Acadians today? Christian Treitz, the youngest son in a German family immigrated to the Monckton Township, learns that the trauma of the Acadian...


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...


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...


Growing Up Ivy

by Peggy Dymond Leavey

Ivy Chalmers has never met her father, until she is sent to live with her paternal grandmother and Ivy's father, Alva, arrives unexpectedly. Alva takes Ivy with him for the summer, wandering the countryside...


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,...


Bridget's Black '47

by Dorothy Perkyns

Bridget Quinlan is a spirited 13-year-old when the Irish potato famine of the 1840s shatters her life. When the Quinlans are forced to accept the offer of a passage to Canada, appalling conditions onboard contribute...


The Schooner's Revenge

by Robert Sutherland

Fourteen-year-old Ben Random has always been drawn to the ships that skim the blue waters of Lake Ontario off the shores of York, the capital of Upper Canada. But his dream of serving on a Royal Navy vessel...


Secret Of Devil Lake

by Robert Sutherland

He knows in his heart that his father, Lieutenant James Martin, could not have stolen the money stored overnight in the blockhouse of The Isthmus and then brutally murdered his commanding officer, Colonel Forrester....


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 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...


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...


Your Time, My Time

by Ann Walsh

While visiting the peaceful graveyard of nearby Barkerville, B.C., Elizabeth finds a small gold ring that transports her to the nineteenth century during the heyday of the gold rush.


Fever Season

by Eric Zweig

Its early 1919 in Montreal and a deadly outbreak of Spanish flu is killing thousands, including 13-year-old Davids mother. Knowing he has a long-lost uncle in Seattle, David lands a job with the Montreal Canadiens...


Kootenay Silver

by Ann Chandler

In 1910, 12-year-old Addy McLeod waits in a cabin for her brother, Cask, to send for her. She must fight off the advances of her alcoholic stepfather, but then tragedy strikes. She flees and disguises herself...