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Bone Deep

by Gina McMurchy-Barber

An expedition to investigate an old sunken ship teaches Peggy lessons about herself.

When archaeologists discover a two-hundred-year-old shipwreck, Peggy Henderson decides she’ll do whatever it takes to take...


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...


Beginning Again

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

Commended for the 2011 Best Books for Kids and Teens

Living in grim Depression-era Toronto with her actress mother, Frannie, Ivy Chalmers has never met her father. In 1931, Frannie sends twelve-year-old Ivy...


I Am Algonquin

by Rick Revelle

An exciting journey seen through the eyes of the Algonquin people.

This book paints a vivid picture of the original peoples of North America before the arrival of Europeans. The novel follows the story of Mahingan...


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. Although her home is a hovel with few possessions, her family survives as long as her father can grow a...


Warbird

by Jennifer Maruno

Etienne is called on an adventure in the new world? In 1647, ten-year-old Etienne yearns for a life of adventure far from his family farm in Quebec. He meets an orphan destined to apprentice among the Jesuits...


When the Cherry Blossoms Fell: A Cherry Blossom Book

by Jennifer Maruno

Short-listed for the 2012 Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award and for the 2011 Hackmatack Children?s Choice Award

Nine-year-old Michiko Minagawa bids her father good-bye before her birthday celebration....


Trouble on the Voyage

by Bob Barton

A tiny speck imprisoned in a world of white… This is an exciting adventure novel told through the eyes of eleven-year-old ships boy Jeremy. It is both history and fiction. The merchant ship Henrietta Maria...


Stolen Away

by Christopher Dinsdale

Short-listed for the 2008 Red Maple Award

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 Story Girl

by L. M. Montgomery

Sara Stanley is only fourteen, but she can weave tales that are impossible to resist. In the charming town of Carlisle, children and grown-ups alike flock from miles around to hear her spellbinding tales. And...


The Golden Road

by L. M. Montgomery

When Sara Stanley returns to Carlisle to spend the winter with the King family, she comes up with a great idea: she, Felicity, Cecily, and Dan will publish a magazine to help everyone through the dreary months...


Piper

by Jacqueline Halsey

It’s 1773 and twelve-year-old Dougal Cameron and his whole family are set to sail away from their Scotland home forever. When tragedy strikes, the family must decide whether or not to make the trip without...


The Family Way

by Laura Best

Based on the true story of the Ideal Maternity Home, and its tragic Butterbox Babies, The Family Way is a thoughtful and engaging exploration of family and of Nova Scotia’s history. A stand-alone middle-grade...


Secrets of Sable Island

by Marcia Pierce Harding

After a vicious storm aboard ship, fourteen-year-old Caleb is tossed into the Atlantic Ocean. Frightened and alone, he finds himself nudged awake. He’s been recovered by one of Sable Island’s legendary wild...


Una Huna?: What Is This?

by Susan Aglukark, Danny Christopher & Amiel Sandland

"A meaningful portrait of a young child living and loving in a unique period of North American history." — Kirkus

Ukpik loves living in her camp in the North with her family and she especially loves thinking...


My Indian

by Mi'sel Joe & Sheila O'Neill

In 1822, William Epps Cormack sought the expertise of a guide who could lead him across Newfoundland in search of the last remaining Beothuk camps on the island. In his journals, Cormack refers to his guide...


Anne of Avonlea

by L.M. Montgomery & Mint Editions

As a young woman, Anne Shirley is embracing adulthood by becoming a productive member of society making the transition from imaginative student to respected schoolteacher. In this classic coming of age story,...


The Emerald Key

by Christopher Dinsdale

The Emerald Key is lost, and James must leave Ireland for Canada to rescue his brother and the treasure.

In 1847, after a confrontation with British soldiers, Jamie Galway awakens from a coma to find his brother,...


Gold Fever Trail

by Monica Hughes

In 1897, Dawson City on the banks of the Yukon River was the scene of the greatest gold rush the world has ever known...the Klondike Gold Rush. More than 20, 000 men across rugged trails and mountains to reach...