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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...


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...


Jacob and the Mandolin Adventure

by Anne Dublin

Thirteen-year-old Jacob?s life is hard in 1920s Poland, where he lives in an orphanage for Jewish children. His days are brightened by playing in the orphanage mandolin orchestra. When an American benefactor...


The Madman of Piney Woods

by Christopher Paul Curtis

Benji and Red couldn't be more different. They aren't friends. They don't even live in the same town. But their fates are entwined. A chance meeting leads the boys to discover that they have more in common than...


Dear Canada: Exiles from the War

by Jean Little

When a frightened girl and boy arrive on the Twiss family's doorstep to escape the Blitz, Charlotte wonders how she will keep her war guests from missing their parents back home, or from cowering every time...


Dear Canada: To Stand on My Own

by Barbara Haworth-Attard

The dark threat of polio becomes a reality for a young Prairie girl.

In the summer of 1937, life on the Prairies is not easy. The Great Depression has brought great hardship, and young Noreen's family must scrimp...


Dear Canada: Flame and Ashes

by Janet McNaughton

A touching "riches to rags" story set during the second-worst disaster in the history of Atlantic Canada.

Eleven-year-old Triffie is the middle daughter of a well-to-do merchant. Triffie knows nothing about what...


Dear Canada: A Time for Giving: Ten Tales of Christmas

by Jean Little, Sarah Ellis, Carol Matas & Karleen Bradford et al.

Featuring stories from nine outstanding Canadian authors, this anthology is the perfect Christmas gift for Dear Canada readers, both old and new!

A Time for Giving includes ten tales of Christmas, following the...


I Am Canada: Defend or Die

by Gillian Chan

A captivating and rarely told World War II story: that of the Canadian troops sent to defend Hong Kong from the invading Japanese.

Nineteen-year-old Jack Finnigan is a born troublemaker. He has grown up defying...


Ghost Train

by Paul Yee, Harvey Chan & Molly Johnson

A re-issue of Paul Yee and Harvey Chan’s classic picture book Ghost Train, published in celebration of Groundwood’s 35th anniversary. The enhanced epub version includes a read-aloud feature of the story...


Rilla of Ingleside

by Lucy Maud Montgomery

First published in 1921, "Rilla of Ingleside" is the eighth of nine books in the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery, but was the sixth "Anne" novel in publication order. It centres on fourteen-year-old...


Shin-chi's Canoe

by Nicola I. Campbell & Kim LaFave

Winner of the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and finalist for the Governor General's Award: Children's Illustration

This moving sequel to the award-winning Shi-shi-etko tells the story of two children's...


As Long as the Rivers Flow

by Larry Loyie, Constance Brissenden & Heather Holmlund

Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction

In the 1800s, the education of First Nations children was taken on by various churches, in government-sponsored residential schools. Children...


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...


Sophie Sea to Sea: A Sophie Alias Star Girl adventure

by Norma Charles

Star Girl is a pint-sized superhero with gigantic appeal for 10-year-old Sophie, a French-Canadian girl about to move to British Columbia with her family in 1949.


The Art Room

by Susan Vande Griek & Pascal Milelli

The Art Room delights readers with a glimpse into the world of artistic expression, fun and freedom that renowned Northwest Coast artist Emily Carr created for her students.

For any child who loves art, it would...


Shi-shi-etko

by Nicola I. Campbell & Kim LaFave

Winner of the Anskohk Aboriginal Children's Book of the Year Award. Finalist for the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award

In just four days...


Town Is by the Sea

by Joanne Schwartz & Sydney Smith

Winner of CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

Winner of the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award

A young boy wakes up to the sound of the sea, visits his grandfather’s grave after lunch and comes home to a simple...


Bright Shining Moment

by Deb Loughead

Aline hides under the hay when her father takes her to school in their horse-drawn sled. She?s embarrassed that her mother raises chickens in their yard, and doesn?t want her school friends to find out that...