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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...


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...


Trial by Winter

by Anne Patton

In the final instalment of the Barr Colony series, Dorothy and the Bolton family are settling into life on the prairies after a treacherous journey – first across the Atlantic, and then across the open landscape...


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...


Casting Lily

by Holly Bennett

Fourteen-year-old Ava is thrilled when she lands a part in a play based on the true story of orphans sent to Canada in the 1800s to work on farms. But is she good enough to hold her own in a professional production?...


The Hollow under the Tree

by Cary Fagan

An escaped lion is hiding in the middle of the city, and it is up to Sadie and Theo to save him!

When a circus train derails in Toronto in 1925, a lion escapes and finds shelter in High Park, a four-hundred-acre...


Ticket to Curlew

by Celia Barker Lottridge

Winner of the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award and the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People

It is 1915, and Sam Ferrier and his father arrive by train in Curlew, Alberta,...


Tales from Gold Mountain

by Paul Yee & Simon Ng

Winner of the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize, the IODE Violet Downey Book Award and the IODE National Chapter Award

Drawing on the real background of the Chinese role in the gold rush, the building...


Wings to Fly

by Celia Barker Lottridge

Winner of the IODE National Chapter Violet Downey Book Award

This sequel to Ticket to Curlew finds eleven-year-old Josie well settled in her new home, but she's never had a friend her own age. So when a girl...


I'll Be Watching

by Pamela Porter

Shortlisted for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize

In a small prairie town like Argue, Saskatchewan, everyone knows everybody else’s business. Everyone knows that the Loney family has been barely...