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Ride The Big Machines Across Canada

by Carmen Mok

A playful cross-country adventure in which a young boy on a family car trip imagines himself behind the wheel of the big machines he sees through the window as they travel through the provinces and territories....


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...


Muslim Child

by Rukhsana Khan & Patty Gallinger

Muslim Child is a collection of short stories, poems and prose that examines the world through the eyes of Muslim children. Each story represents a tenet of Islam in a way which is both entertaining and enlightening....


Toronto ABC

by Paul Covello

A is for Annex, B is for Blue Jays …

Explore Toronto’s best known landmarks and neighbourhoods in this eye-catching book for the very young. From Casa Loma to High Park to the CN Tower, this alphabetical...


Red Wolf

by Jennifer Dance

This novel tells the story of Red Wolf, a young First Nations boy forced to move into a residential school and assume a new identity. Paralleling his story is that of Crooked Ear, an orphaned wolf pup he has...


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,...


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...


Trial By Fire

by Sheila Dalton

Raised by a white mother and never having known his native father, Nathan must cope with prejudice and stereotypes. When he meets Sally, he finds someone who believes in him. But when Sally's house torched by...


Broken Circle

by Christopher Dinsdale

Jesse, a twelve-year-old boy of Native American descent, grudgingly follows through with his deceased father's request that he join his uncle on a special camping trip. During their first night around the campfire,...


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...


Finders Keepers

by Andrea Spalding

In a field in Alberta, Danny finds an ancient arrowhead. His friend Joshua joins him on buffalo hunts, powwows, archaeological digs, and a break-in at the museum.


Rocky Waters

by Anne Laurel Carter & Marianne Dumas

All day at school, Rocky stares out the window, imagining fishing boats sailing across the sky. He wants nothing more than to fish for lobster with his dad, and finally one season he’s old enough to go along....


The Case of Windy Lake

by Michael Hutchinson

Sam, Otter, Atim, and Chickadee are four inseparable cousins growing up on the Windy Lake First Nation. Nicknamed the Mighty Muskrats for their habit of laughing, fighting, and exploring together, the cousins...


Dog Tracks

Alibi

by Kristin Butcher

Fifteen-year-old Christine is visiting her eccentric great-aunt in historic Witcombe, where a pickpocket has been victimizing tourists. Aunt Maude owns an antique store and also runs the town’s ghost walk,...


The Brian Doyle Up to Low Bundle

by Brian Doyle

Up to Low

Young Tommy and Baby Bridget, the girl with the trillium-shaped eyes, discover that living, healing and dying are not always what they seem. And they make that discovery with the help of a wonderful...


When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew

by Jan Andrews & Dusan Petricic

A USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor Book and a nominee for the 2012 Silver Birch Express Award in the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Program and the Canadian Library Association Book...


Summer in the City

by Marie-Louise Gay & David Homel

An OLA Best Bet for 2012

Charlie can't wait for school to be over. But he's wondering what particular vacation ordeal his parents have lined up for the family this summer. Canoeing with alligators in Okefenokee?...


Covered Bridge

by Brian Doyle

Winner of the Governor General's Award and the Mr. Christie's Book Award

In this award-winning paean to country life we find Hubbo O'Driscoll, whom we first met in Easy Avenue, now living in the lower Gatineau...


Idaa Trail

by Wendy Stephenson & Autumn Downey

Etseh, Etsi and their three grandchildren have just embarked on a month long canoe trip in the Northwest Territories -- from the town of Rae to Hottah Lake. They are following the Idaa trail, a trade route that...