Books published by Firefly Books


Always Change a Losing Game

Firefly Books | February 15, 2019 | 256 pages
"Everyone can relate to this book! Dr. Posen teaches us, through practical and entertaining stories, how to make our lives better in every way -- and inspires us to take action!" --Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul "This book makes change seem fun rather than a chore."... More Info

The Secret Life of the Brain

Firefly Books | February 15, 2019 | 192 pages
An introduction to the fascinating hidden workings of the human mind. In the long history of the study of anatomy, neuroscience is a relatively new field and there are plenty of mysteries yet to be uncovered. The Secret Life of the Brain explores the fascinating advances that have been made in the... More Info

The Secret Life of Genes

Firefly Books | February 15, 2019 | 192 pages
An illustrated introduction to genetics. The Secret Life of Genes is the story of genetic science and how it makes each of us unique. It spans the discovery of the gene and the all-encompassing role it plays in biology: from controlling the inner workings of cells and the development of embryos,... More Info

Lunch Box Letters

Firefly Books | March 15, 2019 | 232 pages
"Sperandeo and Zimmerman make a good case for written communication with the young people in your life and how to act on it. It's advice that literary-minded parents will take to heart." -- January Magazine Today, children grow up in a fast-changing world while parents struggle to find ways to... More Info

I Love You Mom

Firefly Books | March 1, 2019 | 96 pages
A sweet ode to the animal world's mothers. This charming book describes how 45 species of animal mothers care for their young, the hard work they do and the sacrifices they make, just like human moms. Its audience will identify with the profound physical and emotional love shown by each mother.... More Info

A Garden of Whales

Firefly Books Limited | July 15, 1992 | 32 pages
A child's dream about the danger threatening the whales leads him to imagine planting and cultivating a garden in which new whales grow. Reissue.  More Info

Day Trips Around Toronto

Firefly Books | July 6, 2018 | 240 pages
A fabulous guide for anyone who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Day Trips Around Toronto is the essential guidebook for urban dwellers looking to explore the many attractions that lie beyond the city's borders. The book offers intrepid day-trippers more than 50 destinations with... More Info

Garden Design

Firefly Books | February 1, 2017 | 320 pages
"First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Mitchell Beazley an imprint of Octopus Publishing Group Ltd."--Colophon.  More Info


Firefly Books | May 1, 2018 | 288 pages
An updated edition of the "World's Best Tea Book" acclaimed by the 2014 World Tea Awards. This widely praised bestseller has been updated to incorporate the changing tastes of tea drinkers, developments in production, the impact of climate change, and an expanded and more highly developed tea... More Info

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies

Firefly Books Limited | July 15, 2019 | 48 pages
An introduction to the life cycle of monarch butterflies depicts every stage while instructing youngsters on how to attract and raise their own butterflies, and explains how released butterflies migrate to resume the next cycle.  More Info

The Secret Life of the Periodic Table

Firefly Books | October 1, 2016 | 192 pages
The Secret Life of the Periodic Table uncovers the fascinating stories behind the formulation of the table. It describes how and who discovered the 118 elements, and the competition and cooperation behind scientific advances. The character of the elements is brought to life in a bright and engaging... More Info

Wildlife Watcher Guide

Firefly Books | August 30, 2016 | 96 pages
Comprehensive guidance for aspiring wildlife photographers.  More Info

Ultimate Mapping Guide for Kids

Firefly Books | August 2, 2016 | 96 pages
Being able to read a map and find your way is an essential lifetime skill.  More Info

Ultimate Survival Guide for Kids

Firefly Books | August 18, 2015 | 96 pages
The first three chapters in this book--Animal Dangers, Natural Dangers, and Human Hazards--describe what to do in a total of 24 specific emergencies. The fourth chapter, Basic Survival Skills, has 14 important tips on emergency preparedness and survival skills. Each crisis is summarized on a... More Info

The Math Behind...

Firefly Books | October 14, 2017 | 192 pages
"A compilation of everyday events analyzed for their probability of occurring. The odds are determined using mathematical equations and science. An entertaining illustrated reference to the role of mathematics in everyday life. Topics examined are: the human condition, sports and games, traveling... More Info

The Quantum Physics Bible

Firefly Books | October 1, 2017 | 320 pages
An easy-to-understand guide to the complex subject of quantum physics. Quantum physics is how scientists describe the world of the very small. For other people, however, the rules of quantum physics seem to violate all logic: How can a particle be in more than one place at the same time? How can it... More Info

The Economics Bible

Firefly Books | October 1, 2017 | 320 pages
The models and mechanics of economics that drive the world of money. The Economics Bible is a fully illustrated introduction to a field in which even specialists rarely concur. It presents seemingly unmanageable concepts in easy, bite-size pieces to make complex concepts easy to understand. The... More Info

The Little Book of Stress Relief

Firefly Books | September 15, 2017 | 288 pages
"No matter how good you are at dealing with stress, I strongly recommend The Little Book of Stress Relief. It provides an excellent framework for stress management, and is filled with great tips and insights. And it's fun to read!" --Peter G. Hanson, MD, author of the Joy of Stress Intense stress... More Info

Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Firefly Books | October 1, 2017 | 300 pages
In the Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, award-winning author and whale researcher Erich Hoyt takes readers into the field for an intimate encounter with some 90 species of cetaceans that make their homes in the world's oceans. Drawing on decades of firsthand experience and a... More Info

Egon Schiele

Firefly Books | September 1, 2017 | 72 pages
"A fictionalized biography of Austrian painter Egon Schiele in a graphic novel."--  More Info

What Would Nietzsche Do?

Firefly Books | October 1, 2017 | 192 pages
"The greatest minds of every generation advise on relationships, identity, life events, art and aesthetics, and politics. Everyday questions are answered from a number of philosophical points of view."--  More Info

What Would Freud Do?

Firefly Books | October 1, 2017 | 192 pages
"How would the greatest psychotherapists solve these everyday problems? Each question is answered using the theories of a number of different psychologists."--  More Info

The Spirit of the Mountains

Firefly Books | October 1, 2017 | 296 pages
"A breathtaking collection from the International Mountain Summit's annual photography contest 2011 to 2016. More than 220 stunning images display mountains around the world in their many manifestations from the violentspectacle of a volcanic eruption to a flower-painted valley. The photographs are... More Info


Firefly Books | September 7, 2017 | 160 pages
Features more than 80 powerful photographs of this majestic animal. Moose features the biology and natural history of the northwood's largest land mammal. Illustrated with the exquisite photographs of famed wilderness photographer Mark Raycroft, this book celebrates this magnificent and elusive... More Info


Firefly Books | October 1, 2017 | 368 pages
In 2009, Andrew Grant began photographing dogs, starting with two French bulldogs at an unrelated commercial -shoot-. Then he discovered the sad fact that millions of lost or abandoned dogs enter animal shelters every year. And only a few leave, through rescue and adoption. The rest are euthanized... More Info

Unforgettable Behavior

Firefly Books | September 1, 2017 | 128 pages
"A collection of photographs of unforgettable moments in animal behaviour. All the pictures in this collection have received accolades in past Wildlife Photographer of the Year competitions. Some photos are famous, others not quite, but all have stories, whether of the moment itself or the... More Info


Firefly Books | September 14, 2016 | 152 pages
A timely and disturbing journey that illuminates the human cost of terrorism and deceit.  More Info

Fifty Ships That Changed the Course of History

Firefly Books | September 15, 2016 | 224 pages
From an ancient funeral ship to the Rainbow Warrior -- war, trade, science and pleasure on the open seas.  More Info

The World Atlas of Coffee

Firefly Books Limited | October 23, 2014 | 256 pages
Provides an all-encompassing guide to coffee, presenting its origins and cultural impact, detailing where it is grown around the world, and chronicling the modern fascination with it.  More Info

The Ultimate Student Cookbook

Firefly Books Limited | January 1, 2010 | 160 pages
Presents instructions and color photographs for simple meals that suit a collegiate budget and lifestyle.  More Info

Growing Trees from Seed

Firefly Books Limited | July 15, 2019 | 280 pages
Provides information on growing native trees, vines, and shrubs from seeds, covering such topics as how to extract a seed, treating and germinating a seed, growth rate, and transplanting.  More Info

Explorers' Botanical Notebook

Firefly Books | September 15, 2016 | 176 pages
"This book follows the journey of over 80 pioneering botanists and the important findings and collections they have made. It includes each journey and routes taken with the help of maps and personal notes. Each story explains the complications and difficulties that each botanist had to overcome but... More Info

Decluttering Your Home

Firefly Books | September 22, 2015 | 176 pages
Tips on getting rid of clutter, turning clutter into cash, and banishing clutter forever.  More Info


Firefly Books | February 1, 2016 | 120 pages
"The book is informative and accessible, delivering in a buoyant voice all you need to know about the ultimate in local eating -- making a meal of houseplants. It is nicely illustrated as well, with tantalizing photographs of microgreens at every stage, from seed to planting to plate. And there are... More Info

Your First Garden

Firefly Books | February 1, 2016 | 120 pages
Praise for the author's Landscape Planning: Practical Techniques for the Home Gardener: "Highly recommended as one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date works on general gardening." -- Chicago Botanic Garden "This book is worth its weight in gold." -- The Globe and Mail In this book, accomplished... More Info

Canadian Geographic Canada for Kids

Firefly Books | October 1, 2015 | 248 pages
A kid's reference featuring facts and trivia focusing on Canada's records, achievements and gee-whiz accomplishments.  More Info

Jessica's X-ray

Firefly Books | July 15, 2019 | 27 pages
When Jessica breaks her arm, she goes to the hospital to get an x-ray, in an introduction to x-rays and related procedures including the CAT-scan, MRI, and ultrasound.  More Info

Fifty Animals That Changed the Course of History

Firefly Books | August 18, 2015 | 224 pages
The fascinating stories of the animals that changed civilizations.  More Info


Firefly Books | September 22, 2015 | 224 pages
A superb portfolio of pictures by one of Canada's great photographers.  More Info

Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids

Firefly Books | August 18, 2015 | 96 pages
Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids presents straightforward advice on what every explorer must know if they are to survive the most daunting challenges the world has to offer. The ultimate adventures are gleaned from the author's travels around the world. He packs every page with the priceless... More Info

The New Book of Optical Illusions

Firefly Books | September 22, 2015 | 208 pages
How 33 ancient, familiar and new optical illusions work, with 150 examples.  More Info

Fifty Plants That Changed the Course of History

Firefly Books | August 18, 2015 | 224 pages
The fascinating stories of the plants that changed civilizations.  More Info

Ring Ring Pop Pop

Firefly Books Limited | July 18, 2014 | 22 pages
Features the sounds of everyday household objects, including a clock, kettle, and vacuum.  More Info

Canadian Cheese

Firefly Books Limited | September 11, 2014 | 240 pages
The variety and quality of Canadian cheeses has never been so high nor has it been so popular. New handcrafted cheeses continue to emerge to critical acclaim, winning international awards. At the 2013 Global Cheese Awards in England, an aged Lankaaster by Glengarry Cheesemaking in the small town of... More Info

Great Goalies

Firefly Books Limited | September 11, 2014 | 48 pages
The coolest book on the greatest masked men in hockey history! Hockey Hall of Fame Great Goalies features 34 Hall of Famers and 8 of today's greatest netminders -- and all of them can shut the door! These great goalies come alive through excellent color photographs, fun illustrations, Hockey Hall... More Info

Super Scorers

Firefly Books Limited | September 11, 2014 | 48 pages
The coolest book on the best scorers in hockey history! Hockey Hall of Fame Super Scorers features 43 Hall of Famers and 14 of today's greatest players -- and all of them can put the puck in the net! These super scorers come alive through color action photography, fun illustrations, Hockey Hall of... More Info

Pocket Beer 2015

Firefly Books | November 4, 2014 | 320 pages
The definitive and most up-to-date guide to the world's best beers. Praise for the 2014 edition: "The gold standard of worldly beer guides, shrunk to fit in your jeans." -- Draft Magazine "Beaumont and Webb do an outstanding job of treading better beer's backwaters." -- Celebrator Beer News,... More Info

Global Street Art

Firefly Books Limited | November 4, 2014 | 304 pages
A comprehensive gallery of the best street art from around the world. For years, graffiti art sat on the fence separating vandalism and public art. Today it's matured into street art -- a form of public art marking cities around the world. Global Street Art is a splendid collection of some of the... More Info

Animal ABC

Firefly Books Limited | September 11, 2014 | 32 pages
An introduction to the alphabet and the animal kingdom. This charming book introduces children to every letter in the alphabet. Beautiful watercolor illustrations on every page will engage and delight children, with a variety of animals for children to spot, from aardvarks and alligators to zebras.... More Info

Your Water Footprint

Firefly Books | September 9, 2014 | 144 pages
The average American lifestyle is kept afloat by about 2,000 gallons of H2O a day. The numbers are shocking. Your Water Footprint reveals the true cost of our lifestyle. A "water footprint" is the amount of fresh water used to produce the goods and services we consume, including growing,... More Info