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Collins Children's Picture Atlas

Collins | April 18, 2019 | 48 pages
A beautifully illustrated picture atlas designed to take children on an exciting journey around the world. This newly updated atlas opens with the continents, then presents a world view of countries showing fun facts and exciting places to visit within each. * The maps are clear, colourful and... More Info

200 Amazing Places

Collins | April 4, 2019 | 256 pages
The most incredible destinations, the most gorgeous photography, the most insightful advice: this is the book every traveller needs.  More Info

Abandoned Places

Collins | April 15, 2019 | 264 pages
Ghost towns, empty streets, crumbling ruins and lost empires this book reveals these and other deserted places. Many places featured were once populated and now sit unoccupied, modern day ruins, sitting in decay.  More Info

The Golden Boy of Crime

Collins | May 14, 2019 | 288 pages
For readers of The Devil in the White City and The Massey Murder, the incredible story of Norman “Red” Ryan—“the Jesse James of Canada” and the “Kardashian” of the 1920s and ’30s Dubbed “the Jesse James of Canada,” Norman “Red” Ryan was infamous in the 1920s and ’30s until... More Info

Without My Mother

Collins | May 7, 2019 | 320 pages
This provocative, poignant memoir of a daughter whose mother left her behind by choice begs the question: Are we destined to make the same mistakes as our parents? One summer, Melissa Cistaro’s mother drove off without a word. Devastated, Melissa and her brothers were left to pick up the pieces,... More Info

World in Maps

Collins | March 19, 2018 | 56 pages
This multi-topic atlas of the world introduces the most relevant topics to reflect the Geography Key Stage 2-3 requirements of the National Curriculum. This collection of maps can be used to investigate different themes and topics. It tells a story in maps, diagrams, charts, words and photographs... More Info

Explorer's Atlas

Collins | October 12, 2017 | 144 pages
Discover the most intriguing, fascinating and extraordinary facts about the world in this lavishly illustrated, large format atlas. Feed your imagination and go on an adventure with this unusual atlas which is illustrated with a wealth of quirky facts and curiosities from around the world.  More Info

Happy Parents Happy Kids

Collins | February 19, 2019 | 320 pages
Parenting without anxiety, guilt, or feeling overwhelmed Happy Parents Happy Kids is the ultimate no-guilt guide to boosting your enjoyment of parenting while at the same time maximizing the health and happiness of your entire family. You can find ways to take care of yourself while you’re busy... More Info

Up: My Life Journey to the Top of Everest

Collins | October 18, 2018 | 288 pages
In April 2018, seasoned adventurer Ben Fogle and Olympic cycling gold medallist Victoria Pendleton, along with mountaineer Kenton Cool, took on their most exhausting challenge yet - climbing Everest for the British Red Cross in an attempt to highlight the environmental challenges mountains face.  More Info

I Can Read Hockey Stories: What's in a Number

Collins | December 31, 2018 | 32 pages
Why did Wayne Gretzky wear the number 99? Why did Jonathan Toews choose the number 19? What does Sidney Crosby’s 87 mean? What’s in a Number? reveals the fascinating stories behind the most famous jersey numbers in hockey. Ideal for young hockey fans and future stars, this level-1 I Can Read... More Info

I Can Read Hockey Stories: The Best First Game

Collins | December 31, 2018 | 32 pages
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I Can Read Hockey Stories: The Masked Man

Collins | December 31, 2018 | 32 pages
It wasn’t too long ago that goalies didn’t wear masks. They faced rock-hard pucks flying at them without much protection—until Montreal Canadiens goalie Jacques Plante had enough. Jacques Plante had broken many bones: his nose (four times), his cheekbone (twice—the right one, then the... More Info

I Can Read Hockey Stories: Hockey at Home

Collins | December 31, 2018 | 32 pages
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I Can Read Hockey Stories: Hayley's Journey

Collins | December 31, 2018 | 32 pages
“We can do this!” Hayley Wickenheiser calls to her team as they skate out onto the ice. It’s been a long journey to the Olympics, but Hayley has worked hard to get here. From early-morning practices to playing with boys hockey teams during her childhood, from being the youngest player on Team... More Info

I Can Read Hockey Stories: The Golden Goal

Collins | December 31, 2018 | 32 pages
Team Canada is facing the United States in a must-win game at the Vancouver Olympics. The score is 2-1 for Canada, and then disaster strikes—with only 24 seconds left in the game, the US scores. The game is tied and goes into overtime. The team that scores the next goal will win the Olympic gold... More Info

Bloody Brilliant Women: Pioneers, Revolutionaries and Geniuses Your History Teacher Forgot to Mention

Collins | October 4, 2018 | 336 pages
A fresh, opinionated history of all the brilliant women you should have learned about in school but didn't.  More Info

Ultimate 1-Minute Crosswords: 250 Puzzles for Everyone

Collins | October 16, 2018 | 336 pages
Even More 1-Minute Crosswords 250 Mini Crossword Puzzles for Everyone What do you call a person in a hurry? Tick-tock What is a noise of annoyance? Tick-tock What do you call someone you’re going steady with? Tick-tock Can’t get enough of the new mini crossword craze? Carry even more fun-sized... More Info

1-Minute Crosswords: 250 Puzzles for Everyone

Collins | October 16, 2018 | 336 pages
1-Minute Crosswords 250 Mini Crossword Puzzles for Everyone What is a name for a wooden cupboard? Tick-tock Where do bats live? Tick-tock What kind of pass might get you backstage at a concert? Tick-tock Carry your favourite puzzle in your pocket and race against the clock with 250 mini crosswords!... More Info

Crosswords - 300 Puzzles

Collins | October 23, 2017 | 352 pages
A bumper collection of 300 quick crossword puzzles to test your word knowledge and have you reaching for the Thesaurus. Keep your mind sharp and improve your word power at the same time. Ideal for whiling away those long commutes, travelling on holiday or relaxing at home.  More Info

How To Add Value To Your Home

Collins | May 24, 2016 | 208 pages
How you can get the biggest bang for your buck! Adding value to your home is about investing your time and money wisely. You’ll often hear that a fresh coat of paint will give you a great return, but a swimming pool doesn’t add value to your home. Scott will show you why details like quality... More Info

A Good Time to Be a Girl

Collins | February 1, 2018 | 272 pages
Five years have passed since women were exhorted to 'Lean In'. Over that time, the world has transformed beyond all expectations. But why should anyone 'lean in' to a patriarchal system that is out of date? Why not change it entirely for the good of us all?  More Info

Buried for Pleasure

Collins | March 8, 2018 | 240 pages
As inventive as Agatha Christie, as hilarious as P.G. Wodehouse - discover the delightful detective stories of Edmund Crispin. Crime fiction at its quirkiest and best. In the sleepy English village of Sanford Angelorum, professor and amateur detective Gervase Fen is taking a break from his books to... More Info

The Case of the Gilded Fly

Collins | February 19, 2018 | 256 pages
The very first case for Oxford-based sleuth Gervase Fen, one of the last of the great Golden Age detectives. As inventive as Agatha Christie, as hilarious as P.G. Wodehouse, this is the perfect entry point to discover the delightful detective stories of Edmund Crispin - crime fiction at its... More Info

5-Minute Stories for Fearless Girls

Collins | April 17, 2018 | 176 pages
Meet smart, fearless and inspiring women from around the world. 5-Minute Stories for Fearless Girls features women who have pursued their dreams, changed our world, and shown everyone what women can do. From aviation pioneers to leading scientists and gold-medal athletes to princesses, these... More Info

Canada 365

Collins | November 28, 2017 | 416 pages
The national bestseller, now in paperback and in time to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday Canada 365 is a visually compelling walk through Canadian history. Showcasing an event and image for each day of the calendar year, Canada 365 tells the stories of our nation—from historical turning... More Info

Against All Odds

Collins | October 24, 2017 | 336 pages
For readers of The Boys in the Boat, the remarkable story of the unlikely Canadian hockey team that clinched Olympic gold in 1948 The announcement was shocking—Canada, the birthplace of hockey, would not be sending a team to the 1948 Winter Olympics in Switzerland. Outraged, a Royal Canadian Air... More Info

5-Minute Hockey Stories

Collins | October 17, 2017 | 192 pages
Join in the fun at the rink and on the ice with stories that are perfect for bedtimes and on the go! From building an ice rink in your living room, to scoring a golden goal, to the thrill of your first hockey game, 5-Minute Hockey Stories is packed with a dozen true stories of Canada’s game. Each... More Info

Freedom at Midnight. Film Tie-In

Collins | February 23, 2017 | 656 pages
Inspiration for the major film starring Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal and Huma Qureshi and directed by Gurinder Chadha. Seventy years ago, at midnight on 14 August 1947, the Union Jack began its final journey down the flagstaff of Viceroy's House, New Delhi. A fifth of humanity... More Info

The King Who Thought He Was Clever - A Folk Tale from Russia

Collins | January 3, 2017 | 48 pages
A hilarious tale about a mischievous king who is desperate to show off his clever tricks to three unsuspecting princes. Find out what he gets up to, and whether anyone can beat him at his own game. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference... More Info

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Collins | April 20, 2017 | 176 pages
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. '"Come along, Toto," she said. "We will go to the Emerald City and ask the Great Oz how to get back to Kansas again."' Swept away from her home in Kansas by a tornado, Dorothy and her dog Toto find themselves stranded in... More Info


Collins | July 1, 2016 | 240 pages
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. 'There was no doubt about it: if you wanted to succeed you had to go away. You could do nothing in Dublin.' From a child coming to terms with the death of a priest to a young woman torn between leading an uneventful life... More Info

The Great Gatsby

Collins | April 20, 2017 | 160 pages
The Great American Novel of love and betrayal in the Jazz Age is now a major film. 'I believe that on the first night I went to Gatsby's house I was one of the few guests who had actually been invited. People were not invited - they went there.' Jay Gatsby's opulent Long Island mansion throngs with... More Info

The Secret Garden

Collins | April 20, 2017 | 256 pages
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Where, you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.' After the sudden death of her wealthy parents, spoilt Mary Lennox is sent from India to live with her uncle in the austere Misselthwaite Manor on the Yorkshire... More Info

Sense and Sensibility

Collins | May 18, 2017 | 368 pages
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. 'I wish as well as every body else to be perfectly happy; but like every body else it must be in my own way.' When the Dashwood family are forced into more modest circumstances, sisters Marianne and Elinor also find... More Info

Heart of Darkness

Collins | April 20, 2017 | 128 pages
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. 'The reaches opened before us and closed behind, as if the forest had stepped leisurely across the water to bar the way for our return. We penetrated deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness.' When Charles Marlow... More Info

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Collins | April 20, 2017 | 160 pages
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. 'It came with the wind through the silence of the night, a long, deep mutter, then a rising howl, and then the sad moan in which it died away. Again and again it sounded, the whole air throbbing with it, strident, wild,... More Info

The Wind in the Willows

Collins | April 20, 2017 | 224 pages
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. 'There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.' One spring day in the idyllic English countryside, Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger embark on a series of escapades. From... More Info

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Collins | April 20, 2017 | 240 pages
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. 'The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.' When Basil Hallward paints the portrait of young, handsome Dorian Gray, he falls prey to his dazzling beauty. Afraid that his youth and looks will waste away,... More Info

Pride and Prejudice

Collins | April 20, 2017 | 384 pages
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. 'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.' Elizabeth Bennet, full of vivacity and wit, lives a quiet country existence with her four sisters. To... More Info

A Tale of Two Cities

Collins | April 20, 2017 | 432 pages
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...' Set in Paris and London against the backdrop of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities tells the story of Lucie Manette and her father Alexandre, held captive... More Info

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Collins Classics)

Collins | April 7, 2016 | 304 pages
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.  More Info

Based on a True Story

Collins | June 20, 2017 | 256 pages
Wild, dangerous, and flat-out unbelievable, here is the incredible #1 bestselling memoir of the Canadian actor, gambler, and raconteur, and one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time.  More Info

The Last Days of the Spanish Republic

Collins | May 1, 2017 | 400 pages
Told for the first time in English, Paul Preston's new book tells the story of a preventable tragedy that cost many thousands of lives and ruined tens of thousands more at the end of the Spanish Civil War. This is the story of an avoidable humanitarian tragedy that cost many thousands of lives and... More Info


Collins | May 3, 2016 | 304 pages
p>In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people-both seasoned and new-that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called “grit.” Why do... More Info

TED TALKS: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

Collins | May 9, 2017 | 288 pages
From the head of TED and based on expertise drawn from the best TED Talks, an entertaining and practical guide to speaking, pitching and telling stories, filled with valuable insight for salespeople, leaders, teachers and writers Amid today’s proliferating instant-communication channels, one form... More Info


Collins | May 9, 2017 | 416 pages
Although you haven’t had leeches applied to your arms and legs to bleed you, you have had to endure something only a little bit better. But those days are over. Just as smart phones have transformed communication, the information and tools of undoctored, self-directed health will change the way... More Info

Size Zero

Collins | February 9, 2017 | 208 pages
A memoir of a brief career as a top model - and the brutally honest account of what goes on behind the scenes in a fascinating, closed industry. Scouted in the street when she is 17, Victoire Dauxerre's story started like a teenager's dream: within months she was on the catwalks of New York's major... More Info

When You Find Out the World is Against You

Collins | April 18, 2017 | 320 pages
The bestselling author of #1 Canadian and New York Times bestseller Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar returns with a deeper and even funnier new collection of essays about the pleasures and perils of living in Kelly Oxford's head. Kelly Oxford likes to blow up the Internet.  More Info

Two Animal Tales from Africa

Collins | January 3, 2017 | 48 pages
Two beautifully told traditional tales by Beverley Birch. 'The Water Thief' is about the mischievous antics of Hyena and how crafty Tortoise plays him at his own game. 'Lumbwi and the Gazelle' is about a moving friendship, but when Lumbwi embarks on a new life he seems to forget about his old... More Info

Snow White and Rose Red

Collins | January 3, 2017 | 32 pages
A traditional tale from Germany, about two sisters and their friendship with a bear, who turns out to be not at all what he seems. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type: A traditional tale Curriculum links: English: fairy... More Info