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A Brief History of Christian Worship

Abingdon Press | January 1, 1993 | 192 pages
A history of Christian liturgy written from the perspectives of the 1990s in North America, covering a period that ranges from the New Testament era through modern times, with a look at the future of worship.  More Info

Belly Up

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | July 5, 2011 | 320 pages
Twelve-year-old Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt Fitzroy has murder on his hands and trouble on his tail. He believes that Henry, the hippopotamus at the brand-new FunJungle, has been murdered. The zoo’s top brass claim the hippo went belly up the natural way, but Teddy and his feisty friend Summer... More Info


Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | February 10, 2009 | 20 pages
In Matthew Van Fleet's irresisibly pettable, brillantly innovative and fun multi-concept book, watch twenty-three breeds of frolicking felines pounce, prance and parade through concepts, pull-tabs, textures and interactive surprises. And you'll never believe what cat dragged in! Pleasingly... More Info


Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | April 8, 2008 | 20 pages
An Amazing ABC Safari for Preschoolers! In Matthew Van Fleet's incredible new multiconcept book, over 100 creatures and plants from A to Z hilariously demonstrate action words, synonyms, opposites, and more. Young explorers are challenged to spot four plants or animals that begin with each letter... More Info

Dear Zoo

Simon and Schuster | May 8, 2007 | 18 pages
Each animal arriving from the zoo as a possible pet fails to suit its prospective owner, until just the right one is found. Movable flaps reveal the contents of each package.  More Info

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox

July 16, 2015 | 40 pages
In this introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals, young children explain why they identify with different creatures such as a deer, beaver or moose. Delightful illustrations show the children wearing masks representing their chosen animal, while the few lines of text on each page... More Info


Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | February 6, 2007 | 20 pages
From the creator of the #1 New York Times bestseller Tails and the million-copy-selling Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings. Doggone fun for toddlers! In Matthew Van Fleet's captivating new multiconcept book, twenty breeds of capering canines demonstrate action words, opposites, synonyms, and more. Cleverly... More Info

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2015 04 Aug
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice, A Conversation with J.F. MARTEL

Hosted by Graham Larkin and Phil Ford, Octopus Books presents an evening of conversation with J.F. (Jean-Françsois) Martel to discuss his new book Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice followed by author signing.  

2015 19 Aug
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Octopus Book Club: How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti

A brilliant portrayal of finding a beautiful life by one of Canada's most exciting literary talents, Sheila Heti

2015 25 Aug
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Charlie Angus: Children of the Broken Treaty

Children of the Broken Treaty exposes a system of apartheid in Canada that led to the largest youth-driven human rights movement in the country’s history.

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