Acquires and edits titles on the Canadian children’s publishing program. Select titles include Governor General's Literary Award-finalist BREAK IN CASE OF EMERGENCY by Brian Francis; the nationally bestselling ICE CHIPS series by Roy MacGregor and Kerry MacGregor, illustrated by Kim Smith; INKLING by Kenneth Oppel, illustrated by Sydney Smith; CANADA ABC, CANADA 123, and CANADA ANIMALS by Paul Covello; and BE MY LOVE by Kit Pearson.
If you could travel through time, who would you want to meet?Lucas Finnigan eats, sleeps and breathes hockey. With his friends Edge, Swift and Crunch, Lucas plays on his hometown’s rink, dreaming of the day when he knows he’ll make the NHL. But lately money has been tight at home, and, after a major growth spurt, Lucas is forced to wear hand-me-down gear that doesn’t quite fit right. Now he’s ... read more
Get ready—a little ink blot is about to become your new best friendThe Rylance family is stuck. Dad’s got writer’s block. Ethan promised to illustrate a group project at school—even though he can’t draw. Sarah’s still pining for a puppy. And they all miss Mom so much more than they can say.Enter Inkling. Inkling begins life in Mr. Rylance’s sketchbook. Then one night the ink of his drawings ru... read more
One summer will change everything.For as long as she can remember, Maisie has spent her summers on Kingfisher Island. She and her beloved cousin Una run wild, and Maisie feels the warm embrace of her big, extended family. This summer Maisie needs that escape more than ever. But now everything on Kingfisher has changed: Una has returned from her mainland school a sophisticated young woman too m... read more
New York Times–bestselling illustrator Kim Smith’s author-illustrator debutNothing’s better than building with boxes!Meg is a brilliant and creative boxitect. She loves building extraordinary things out of ordinary cardboard boxes and impressing her classmates with what she creates. But then a new kid comes to Maker School: Simone. Simone is good at everything. Worst of all, she’s a boxitect t... read more
A is for Arctic, B is for Beaver ...Paul Covello’s gloriously bright and detailed board book for the very young highlights Canada’s iconic symbols, souvenirs and events, including the Dogsled, Inuksuk, Loonie, Totem Pole and the Zamboni machine. From the author of the beloved Toronto ABC.
A ruthless queen. An ancient god. One brave girl and an impossible choice.For over a thousand years, Queen Servilia has ruled the world of Illium. Using magical red dust mined from the earth, she has enslaved her subjects, enforcing uniformity and sameness to maintain her absolute power. But in Village Twenty-One, wild magic is growing. Fen, a young girl whose hand has been cut off as punishme... read more
The first book in bestselling author Kenneth Oppel’s explosive new trilogyIt was just rain.But after the downpour, odd black plants begin to shoot up.Suddenly—They. Are. Everywhere.They take over fields and twine around houses. They bloom and throw off toxic pollen—and feed.Strangely, three Salt Spring Island teens seem immune. Anaya, Petra and Seth. What’s their connection? What’s their secre... read more
Practice makes . . . a perfect storm?The Ice Chips are facing a big hurdle at their hometown rink in Riverton. Their biggest rivals, the Stars, have a major advantage, with better gear and a state-of-the-art arena. Without more ice time, the Chips just can’t keep up. Fortunately, the team has a secret weapon: their magical rink, which allows them to travel through time and meet their hockey he... read more
How do you live after death?Julie Nolan is a pretty average girl with pretty average problems. She’s been in love with her best friend, Lorelei, ever since they met in grade three. Only Lorelei doesn’t know about it—she’s too busy trying to set Julie up with Henry, her ex, who Julie finds, in a word, vapid.But life gets more complicated when Julie comes home to find her mother insisting that h... read more
The most dangerous magic must be destroyedGenevieve Flannery’s family inheritance is both an invaluable gift and an unspeakable curse: Genevieve is one of the heirs of the Avrakedavra, a trio of ancient texts capable of preserving everlasting life–or eroding it completely. Burdened with the power of untold magic and tormented by those who would seek to exploit it, Genevieve knows that the thre... read more
The latest title in Paul Covello’s winning Canada board-book series features wondrously detailed illustrations for the very young, highlighting some of Canada’s most beloved and iconic creatures. From the author and illustrator of the national bestsellers Canada ABC and Canada 123.
The third title in the beloved and bestselling Ice Chips series by acclaimed authors Roy MacGregor and Kerry MacGregor and illustrator Kim Smith, featuring a vibrant and diverse cast of characters and inspiring hockey greatsWould you play on a team with your worst enemy?Lucas Finnigan and his friends on the Riverton Ice Chips know a thing or two about time travel—at least, they’ve been learnin... read more
Good Night, Good Night collects some of Dennis Lee’s best-loved poems on the themes of bedtime and dreaming, brought to life by the warm and whimsical art of award-winning illustrator Qin Leng. This board book is the perfect nighttime read-aloud for the very young.
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Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Young People’s Literature–Text Dads can be such a drag Life has been a struggle for Toby Goodman. Her mother died by suicide five years ago, and her father left their small town before Toby was born. Now a teenager living on her grandparents’ dairy farm, Toby has trouble letting people in. She keeps even her closest friend, the brash but e... read more
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