Category: Kids' books


The Breadwinner

May 1, 2015 | 176 pages
"All girls [should read] The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis." -- Malala Yousafzai, New York Times The first book in Deborah Ellis's riveting Breadwinner series is an award-winning novel about loyalty, survival, families and friendship under extraordinary circumstances during the Taliban's rule in... More Info


May 1, 2015 | 32 pages
A road trip that takes readers into a big, wide world?and into a small, narrow one, too! With the same sophisticated, minimalist design that characterized Work: An Occupational ABC, Drive is an exploration of opposites. Any child (or adult) who has stared out the window of their family's car... More Info

Abukacha's Shoes

May 1, 2015 | 36 pages
Abukacha finally throws away his worn out shoes and gets himself a new pair. But the old shoes, somehow, keep finding their way back to him. When author and illustrator Tamar Tessler was a little girl, her aunt would tell her the story of Abukacha and his shoes -- a story that had been told to her... More Info

The Mosquito Brothers

May 1, 2015 | 128 pages
After he nearly drowns in a parking-lot puddle, Dinnn Needles is fearful of many things, including flying. When his four hundred siblings swarm off without him, he finds time to dream --about family stories, a lost brother, adventure in The Wild and, above all, how to be cool. At school in an... More Info

Bright Sky, Starry City

May 1, 2015 | 32 pages
Phoebe helps her dad set up telescopes on the sidewalk outside his store. It's a special night -- Saturn and Mars are going to appear together in the sky. But will Phoebe be able to see them with all the city lights? Raindrops begin to fall, followed by lightning and thunder. Phoebe is filled with... More Info

The Tweedles Go Online

May 1, 2015 | 32 pages
The Tweedles are back and ready to take another exuberant swing at going modern. When their neighbors the Hamms announce that they've "gone online" by buying a telephone, Mama excitedly follows suit. But will the lure of the telephone be too much of a distraction for this sweetly old-fashioned... More Info

The Merit Birds

Dundurn Group | May 2, 2015 | 240 pages
Cam Scott resents his mother for uprooting him from his home in Ottawa and relocating to Vientiane, Laos, and is determined to never let her forget it. Over time he adjusts to the land and culture, but just as he has found friendship and love, tragedy strikes and he is at the mercy of a stranger to... More Info

The Owl and the Pussycat

HMH Books For Young Readers | May 5, 2015 | 40 pages
A sumptuously illustrated Folk Tale Classic rendering of Lear's beloved nonsense poem follows the unlikely romance of a cat and an owl who sail away to a remote island to be married. 15,000 first printing.  More Info


HarperCollins | April 28, 2015 | 288 pages
A sinister threat. A city in danger. A boy with the power to command the crows. Ferals is the first book in a dark, action-packed trilogy that's part The Graveyard Book, part Batman, and all high-octane adventure. Blackstone was once a thriving metropolis. But that was before the Dark Summer—a... More Info


Balzer + Bray | April 28, 2015 | 336 pages
Provocative, unforgettable, and inspired by real-life incidents, Amanda Maciel's highly acclaimed debut novel Tease is the story of a teenage girl who faces criminal charges for bullying after a classmate commits suicide. With its powerful narrative, unconventional point of view, and strong... More Info

Saving Lucas Biggs

HarperCollins | April 28, 2015 | 320 pages
Perfect for fans of Margaret Peterson Haddix, When You Reach Me, and Savvy, this charming time-travel story from husband-and-wife team Marisa de los Santos and David Teague follows one girl's race to change the past in order to save her father's future. Thirteen-year-old Margaret knows her father... More Info

Octopus's Garden

Aladdin | February 4, 2014 | 32 pages
Come sing and dance around in an octupus’s garden in the shade! The classic Beatles song comes to life with colorful illustrations from bestselling illustrator Ben Cort and a CD with a new music recording and audio reading from stellar musician Ringo Starr. I’d like to be under the sea In an... More Info

Ten Pigs

Orchard Books | April 28, 2015 | 40 pages
One pig looks to take a relaxing bath in private, but he is soon joined by another pig, then another, until there are ten pigs--and number one has to come up with a plan so that he can actually enjoy his bath.  More Info

The Five of Us

Tate Gallery Publication | March 31, 2015 | 32 pages
When disaster strikes during a day out in the country, five friends with unique abilities must combine their individual powers in order to save the day.  More Info

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales

April 1, 2015 | 128 pages
A graphically illustrated introduction to the life and achievements of Harriet Tubman depicts her escape from slavery in the mid-19th century and her life-risking dedication to helping runaway slaves find freedom north of the Mason-Dixon line. 25,000 first printing.  More Info

My Basmati Bat Mitzvah

April 1, 2015 | 256 pages
Tara Feinstein, proud of both her East Indian and Jewish heritage, questions what it means to have a bat mitzvah and deals with her own doubts about her faith.  More Info

Wherever You Go

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 21, 2015 | 32 pages
Roads give you chances to seek and explore. Want an adventure?Just open your door. Join an adventurous rabbit and his animal friends as they journey over steep mountain peaks, through bustling cityscapes, and down long, winding roads to discover the magical worlds that await them just outside their... More Info

Odin's Ravens

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 21, 2015 | 368 pages
Seven kids, Thor's hammer, and a whole lot of Valkyries are the only things standing against the end of the world. When thirteen-year-old Matt Thorsen and Fen and Laurie Brekke, modern-day descendants of Thor and Loki, discovered they were fated to take the places of the Norse Gods in a battle... More Info

Flipping Out!

Egmont Books | April 26, 2015 | 256 pages
While Ivy adjusts to being the most popular girl in school, Olivia goes on a matchmaking mission to bring goth Amelia and skater boy Finn together.  More Info

Hens for Friends

April 14, 2015 | 24 pages
Can a hen be a boy's best friend? Aaron thinks so!  More Info

Kiimooch Ka Shinikashooyen

April 26, 2015 | 33 pages
An illustrated introduction to Canada's Métis that describes their history and traditions and features bilingual text in English and Michif. Includes an audio CD.  More Info

The Drum Calls Softly

April 26, 2015 | 32 pages
Using text in both English and Cree, presents the round dance, a celebration of the seasons, and describes how the dance connects the Cree people to the natural world around them.  More Info

More Pies!

Markham, Ont. : Scholastic Canada | April 26, 2015 | 26 pages
This favourite Munsch title gets a brand-new look Samuel has woken up hungry and it seems that nothing can satisfy him. Luckily, there's a pie-eating contest in the park, where Samuel eats not one, not two, but six pies! To everyone's surprise, he wins the contest without getting sick. But what... More Info

If I Ever Get Out of Here

Arthur a Levine | April 28, 2015 | 368 pages
Seventh-grader Lewis "Shoe" Blake from the Tuscarora Reservation has a new friend, George Haddonfield from the local Air Force base, but in 1975 upstate New York there is a lot of tension and hatred between Native Americans and Whites--and Lewis is not sure that he can rely on friendship.  More Info

The Sandcastle Contest

April 26, 2015 | 28 pages
This favourite Munsch title gets a brand-new look "Do we have everything?" asks Matthew's dad. "NO!" yelled Matthew. "No?" said his dad. "No!" said Matthew. "We don't have dog." "Dog?" said his dad. "We don't even OWN a dog!" "I know," said Matthew. "Now would be a good time to get a dog." Matthew... More Info

Little Humans

Macmillan | October 7, 2014 | 40 pages
Presents a selection of street photographs of young children, depicting how they stand up tall, hang out with their friends, fall and get back up, play, need a hug, and are proud of what they know.  More Info

Baby's Very First Slide and See Animals

April 1, 2015 | 10 pages
Part of a brand new series, from the team that brought you Baby's Very First Play Books, this engaging, interactive board book is specially designed for very young children, full of vivid colours, stylish illustrations and friendly animals. Simple slider mechanisms allow a picture to be... More Info

Gardening for Beginners

May 1, 2015 | 34 pages
Gardening is a great way for children to discover how plants grow -- and where food comes from -- by growing their own fruit and vegetables. An introduction for absolutely beginners, covering all the basics plus lots of hints, tips and ideas. No garden is required as there are lots of ways to grow... More Info

Ukiuqtaqtuup Uumajunginnik Ilittilusi!

Inhabit Media Incorporated | February 24, 2010 | 32 pages
"Which Arctic mammal has the largest litter of any mammal in the world? Who is the "canary of the sea?" Learn all about the fascinating wildlife of the Arctic! This book is full of scientific facts and Inuit knowledge about the animals that live in the complex ecosystem of the Canadian Arctic." --... More Info

The Caribou Feed Our Soul

Fifth House Publishers | February 1, 2011 | 26 pages
Describes the life of Pete Enzoe, a Chipewyan Indian living in the Northwest Territories, focusing on how he maintains his tribe's culture and the importance of caribou to his people's survival.  More Info

Fox on the Ice

Fifth House Publishers | April 26, 2015 | 32 pages
Written in both Cree and English, this tale recounts a ice fishing trip that turns into a wild ride when the sled dogs spot a fox.  More Info

Caribou Song

Fifth House | May 31, 2013 | 32 pages
Two Cree brothers in Manitoba go searching for caribou and wind up taking part in a magical adventure.  More Info

Quviahuktunga Inuvialuugama

Fifth House Publishers | April 26, 2015 | 26 pages
James and his daughter Rebecca, members of the Tuk community above the Arctic Circle in Canada, go on a trip to harvest beluga whales--an essential part of the lifestyle of the Inuvialuit people. Original.  More Info

Living Stories

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited | April 26, 2015 | 26 pages
The author shares her love of her community in the Northwest Territories and explains the sacred stories and traditional wisdom of her community's elders.  More Info

We Feel Good Out Here

Fifth House | April 26, 2015 | 26 pages
Describes the daily life of Julie-Ann Andrâe, a Gwich'in Indian who lives with her family in the Khaii luk area of the Northwest Territory, and how she maintains her culture and heritage and passes it on to her children.  More Info

Byron Through the Seasons

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited | January 15, 1994 | 32 pages
Grandfather Jonas talks about the seasons, recalling significant things and events in the daily life of the Dene people.  More Info


Inhabit Media | May 8, 2012 | 32 pages
Join Kalla as he visits the circus and discovers the many fun-filled ways numbers, shapes, and patterns exist in the world around us! Using a straightforward question and answer format, this colourful narrative introduces children ages three to five to the concepts of grouping, counting, and... More Info

Canadian Wildlife Activity Book

Heritage House Publishing Co | March 23, 2015 | 80 pages
Tom Hunter's outstanding artwork and clever brainteasers provide entertainment and instruction for children, parents and teachers. Canada is home to hundreds of species of amphibians, reptiles and insects, as well as over 1,200 different kinds of larger animals: birds, fish and mammals. Hunter... More Info

The Dreaded Ogress of the Tundra

Inhabit Media | March 16, 2015 | 44 pages
"This revised, expanded edition, originally published as Stories of the Amautalik, shares two spine-tingling tales of the dreaded ogress of the tundra, a creature that carries away unsuspecting children on her back! New illustrations in this edition ring the amautalik to life in even greater,... More Info

Canadian Wildlife Activity Book

Heritage House Publishing Co | March 23, 2015 | 80 pages
Tom Hunter's outstanding artwork and clever brainteasers provide entertainment and instruction for children, parents and teachers. Canada is home to hundreds of species of amphibians, reptiles and insects, as well as over 1,200 different kinds of larger animals: birds, fish and mammals. Hunter... More Info

How Things Came to Be

Inhabit Media | December 1, 2014 | 60 pages
An illustrated collection of ancient Inuit creation stories introduces the wisdom and humor of Inuit traditional mythology and combines striking artwork with the origin tale of the caribou, the formation myths of the sun and moon, and more.  More Info

The Vision Seeker

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited | January 1, 2012 | 32 pages
In a period of great darkness, a young Anishinaake boy brings his people back into contact with themselves by retrieving the ritual of the Sweat Lodge during a vision quest. By the illustrator of the award-winning The Orphan Boy. Reprint.  More Info

Tales from the Tundra

April 26, 2015 | 32 pages
Anthony Brennan's illustrations are like nothing you've seen in children's books. Edgy, vivid and dynamic to the extreme, the images enrich the reading experience. Learn why the raven is black or how a little boy was transformed into a bird. Find out why a walrus used to have antlers and how an... More Info

Moe & Malaya Visit the Nurse

Inhabit Media | June 9, 2010 | 40 pages
Follow Moe and Malaya as they make fascinating discoveries at the nurses' office. Moe wants to play with his best friend and cousin, Malaya. But before they can go exploring, Malaya has to visit the nurse for a checkup. What seems like an ordinary visit is going to be a funfilled learning... More Info


HarperCollins | April 21, 2015 | 40 pages
Meet Florabelle—a little girl with a BIG imagination! Florabelle just can't seem to pay attention. And although her family can be a bit serious at times, she knows that life is always more fun when you use your imagination. Sasha Quinton's fantastical story about a little girl who dreams big... More Info

Fart Squad

HarperCollins | April 21, 2015 | 112 pages
It was an average day at Harry Buttz Elementary until . . . KABLAM! The five-bean burritos churning in Darren Stonkadopolis's stomach exploded in a fart so volcanic it melted his desk seat, knocked out his whole class, and got him sent to the nurse—and he's not alone. Something fishy is going on... More Info

Gone Crazy in Alabama

Amistad | April 21, 2015 | 304 pages
Newbery Honor winner and New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of the Gaither sisters, who are about to learn what it's like to be fish out of water as they travel from the streets of Brooklyn to the rural South for the summer of a lifetime. Delphine, Vonetta, and... More Info

The Berenstain Bears: Hospital Friends

HarperFestival | April 21, 2015 | 24 pages
The Berenstain Bears take a trip to the hospital and get a special tour! While Brother and Sister Bear see all the amazing things that happen in the hospital, they make new friends along the way! Young readers will learn about doctors, nurses, patients, and more in this fun and informative 8x8... More Info

The Nameless One

Random House | January 1, 2014 | 348 pages
If he didn't get out of the city now, he was as good as dead. Cade has never met his uncle, the infamous 'descender' Nate Quarter, who years ago committed heresy by lowering himself over the cliff-face of the Edge. But Nate has returned, and the Academy of Flight are looking for revenge against all... More Info

Wonder at the Edge of the World

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 14, 2015 | 384 pages
In this captivating quest that spans the globe, a young girl must challenge her assumptions about family, slavery, and friendship as she fights to save her father's legacy...and to begin creating her own. Hallelujah Wonder wants to become one of the first female scientists of the nineteenth... More Info