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Little Simon | May 19, 2015 | 32 pages
A boy discovers that being little can mean big things in this charming story by author-illustrator Pat Hutchins, now available in a Classic Board Book edition. Titch is little. Everything he has is little, from his little pinwheel to his little tricycle. His brother Pete and his sister Mary are... More Info

In a Village by the Sea

June 9, 2015 | 32 pages
Written in a spare, lyrical style using fresh, evocative imagery, In a Village by the Sea tells the story of longing for the comforts of home. A perfect book for teaching about diverse cultures and lifestyles through rich pictures and words, moving from the wide world to the snugness of home and... More Info

Death in the Shape of a Young Girl

NYU Press | April 24, 2015 | 352 pages
In the early 1970s, a number of West German left-wing activists took up arms, believing that revolution would lead to social change. In the years to come, the bombings, shootings, kidnappings and bank robberies of the Red Army Faction (RAF) and Movement 2nd June dominated newspaper headlines and... More Info

The Lebanese Cookbook

March 7, 2015 | 160 pages
The popularity of Yotam Ottolenghi's Jerusalemhas celebrated Middle Eastern cuisine to new heights now it is time for America to ride the wave to Lebanese cuisine with Hussein Dekmak's The Lebanese Cookbook. Hussein welcomes you with open arms to his country's food and traditionswith over 100... More Info

Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories

Tuttle Publishing | April 14, 2015 | 96 pages
This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Vietnamese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture. Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories, is a charming collection of fifteen tales as told by prominent storyteller Tran Thi Minh Phuoc.  More Info

Keep It Vegan

February 1, 2015 | 176 pages
With over 7 million active vegans in America, the popularity of the vegan lifestyle is ever growing—however, people are sometimes put off by the idea of lengthy lists of expensive, hard-to-find ingredients and complicated recipes. Aine Carlin's Keep it Vegan demystifies veganism, with 100... More Info

The Porcupine of Truth

Arthur a Levine | May 26, 2015 | 336 pages
Spending his summer in Billings, Montana, to help care for the dying alcoholic father he never knew, Carson Smith meets a beautiful runaway and a pastor who holds a secret about Carson's long-missing grandfather. By the award-winning author of Out of the Pocket. Simultaneous eBook.  More Info

Indie Next Pick

With illustrations by award-winning comic artist Joe Sacco, Chris Hedges portrays a suffering nation on...

Staff Pick

Draws on several years of research and reportage in a comprehensive analysis of counter-radicalization...


2015 28 May

Ask Her Talks: African Women on Philanthropy, Change and Power

On Thursday May 28th, Ottawa will be home to the launch of the inaugural Ask Her Talks, a new speaker series featuring African women speaking on philanthropy, change and power.

2015 31 May
1:00pm - 3:00pm

A (hilarious) book chat with Zarqa Nawaz

The Sisters Reading Collective Presents A (hilarious) book chat with Zarqa Nawaz, Creator of the hit TV series “Little Mosque on the Prairie” Author of Laughing All the Way to the Mosque

2015 01 Jun
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Overcoming Adversity: Lives Shaped by Indian Residential School System, Edmund Metatawabin and Armand Garnet Ruffo In Conversation with CBC's Shelagh Rogers

In conjunction with the final national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and Time for Reconciliation KAIROS Gathering, Octopus Books, KAIROS Canada and Mennonite Central Committee proudly present an evening of conversation based on two books—Up Ghost River, A

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