Books published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Gerbil, Uncurled

Fitzhenry & Whiteside | April 1, 2015 | 32 pages
Little Gerbil has learned all of the important Gerbil Mottos from Grandpa: Always Keep Your Whiskers Clean, Celery Tops Come to Those Who Wait, The Night is Short: Keep Busy along with all the other important rules. But there is one motto that Little Gerbil just can t manage to keep: Curl Up Nose... More Info


Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited | March 15, 2015 | 204 pages
In this sequel to the award-winning "Taking Flight, " Declan is offered his dream job in Germany. He should be thrilled, but he's terrified. Leaving Seaneen is harder than he expected. Also, troubled hood Cian won't leave him alone, and when he finds a traumatized horse in a derelict barn, Declan... More Info

Living Stories

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited | June 22, 2018 | 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

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

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

A Company of Fools

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited | September 1, 2007 | 191 pages
Two boys become unlikely friends during a dangerous and deadly time in France, and look to each other for survival.  More Info

Voices from the Wild

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited | September 15, 2014 | 32 pages
A collection of poems features wild animals and the senses they rely upon for survival.  More Info

The Fabulous World of Mr. Fred

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited | September 15, 2014 | 32 pages
Mr. Fred and young Pierrot sat together on a park bench every day to read from Mr. Fred's invisible book of storiesNtales that he had shared with his son years before. One day, Mr. Fred isn't on the bench. Pierrot learns Mr. Fred wrote the stories down and left them for him to share. Years later,... More Info


Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited | May 30, 2014 | 32 pages
Young woodpecker Pierce has decided he is old enough to venture out and hunt for insects on his own. He will prove to his mother that he is old enough to stretch his wings and be independent and responsible! When he ventures to the forest in search of juicy insects he finds that it isn’t going to... More Info

Pay It Forward Kids

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited | October 15, 2013 | 64 pages
Profiles fourteen kids who have raised money and awareness for such causes as homelessness, human rights, literacy, and bullying prevention.  More Info

Trees in Canadá

Fitzhenry & Whiteside | September 15, 1995 | 502 pages
Ten years in preparation, this is the most comprehensive book on the trees of Canada and the northern United States ever published.Trees In Canada features: 136 range maps in Canada and reaching into the United States to southern Pennsylvania and northern California. A new easy tree-identification... More Info

Sex & Fertility

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd | May 15, 2012 | 216 pages
Infertility in both men and women has become a modern epidemic. Problems like erectile dysfunction now appear to affect more than fifty-percent of the population over the age of 40. It almost seems as though the most natural thing in the world is no longer second nature. Sex & Fertility:... More Info

Asking Questions Indoors and Out

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd | April 15, 2009 | 79 pages
The publication of Anne Compton's first two collections marked the arrival of a major voice in Canadian poetry. In this, her third collection, she completes the island trilogy that those two books began, bringing her long, narrative lines into focus on the mysterious metaphysical nature of everyday... More Info

Family Table

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd | September 1, 2007 | 186 pages
"Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2008 Winner In Best Translation Cookbook, Canada - English" Meal time is family time. Marvelously illustrated with full-colour photographs and illustrations throughout, the more than 70 delicious recipes in this delightful book reflect the award-winning authorsa... More Info

Now We Are Cool

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited | October 30, 2012 | 28 pages
Two brothers decide to change their lives. They will become cool. But how? With sunglasses? By watching monster and vampire movies and not being scared? By drinking as much soda pop as they can? By listening to loud music with headphones? By being rude to relatives? By having bad table manners? Or... More Info

Bye Bye Butterflies

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited | June 15, 2012 | 32 pages
One day on a walk with his dad Charlie sees some boys and girls on the rooftop of the school saying goodbye as they release butterflies up into the sky. Charlie is amazed by all the butterflies flying around and wishes he could do something like that too. And when Charlie starts school next year he... More Info

Honour on Trial

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited | March 30, 2013 | 212 pages
A black car is pulled from the Rideau Canal near Kingston, Ontario, containing the bodies of three girls— sisters Zainab, Sahar, and Geeti Shafia— along with their presumed aunt, Rona Amir Mohammad. Later in the day, after family members report the women missing, Kingston police become... More Info

Breast Stories

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited | March 30, 2013 | 192 pages
Breast Stories casts a spotlight on an issue that each year touches the lives of many thousands of women in Canada and around the world. Three years in the making, the project features the stunning portraits and frank personal essays of more than 50 women from British Columbia to Newfoundland and... More Info

Dog on the Bed

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited | May 15, 2012 | 248 pages
Short essays cover facts, philosophies, and personal stories about dogs, focusing on the relationship between people and their pets and covering topics from every letter of the alphabet including identity, obedience, and veterinarians.  More Info

A Bumblebee Sweater

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited | February 28, 2013 | 32 pages
Grandma Needlethorpe knits a sweater for her granddaughter Nellie's role as a bumblebee in the upcoming spring concert. And the result is a huge success - even though the sleeves have to be rolled up and the sweater hangs well past Nellie's knees. A delighted Nellie can't wait to show it off to her... More Info

Piggy Banks to Paychecks

Fitzhenry & Whiteside | October 1, 2011 | 224 pages
The need for financial savvy is ever increasing. With university tuition and housing costs rising, parents want to ensure that their children learn the basics of earning, saving, and managing money. This is an indispensible life skill, yet it is not taught in most schools. Parents are left to pass... More Info

The Stamp Collector

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited | October 30, 2012 | 32 pages
A city boy finds a stamp that unlocks his imagination; a country boy is captivated by stories. When they grow up, the two boys take different paths – one becomes a prison guard, the other works in a factory – but their early childhood passions remain. When the country boy's stories of hope land... More Info

Yellow Mini

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd | October 15, 2011 | 224 pages
Mark, Mr. Popularity, tools around town in the yellow mini left to him by his recently deceased father; his new girlfriend Stacey can’t believe her luck, but doesn’t understand Mark’s odd need to disappear into the woods from time to time; her former friends Mary and Annabelle try to find... More Info

Gift Days

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited | November 30, 2012 | 32 pages
Longing to read and write but devotedly caring for her younger siblings after her mother's death, Nassali, a young girl from Africa, awakens one morning to discover that her chores have been completed by her brother, who offers her the gift of time to pursue an education.  More Info

Animal Sanctuaries and Rescue Centers

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited | November 30, 2012 | 64 pages
The award-winning author of On Parade and Wild Animals in Captivity shares a positive assessment of the contributions made by animal sanctuaries and rescue centers, describing international efforts that have saved the lives of countless animals in need.  More Info

Honouring Tradition

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited | November 1, 2008 | 151 pages
I have always considered that what Native people did to adorn their clothes, their tools, and their ceremonial items was a form of 'fine art.' Wouldn't it be great if this art was seen on equal terms with European masterpieces? -Frederick McDonald, Guest Curator. Honouring Tradition: Reframing... More Info

Hanna Bear's Christmas

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd | September 19, 2007 | 32 pages
When Hanna Bear tells her friends that she wants to be roused from hibernation so that she can experience Christmas, they have a hard time waking her from her winter sleep.  More Info

Trouble in the Hills

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd | October 15, 2011 | 224 pages
After a fight with his father, Cam takes to the hills that surround his small, mountain community where an error in judgment leads to a serious mountain biking accident. As he slowly makes his way back to town over cold, inhospitable terrain, he encounters a trio of kidnappers, the girl who escaped... More Info

The BEDMAS Conspiracy

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd | May 31, 2011 | 160 pages
A stand-alone sequel to "The Triple Chocolate Brownie Genius." Adam is sure that his band is a shoe-in for the regional talent show competition--but if he can't keep his grades up, his parents will give him the hook.  More Info

Finding my talk

Fitzhenry & Whiteside | April 30, 2005 | 212 pages
When residential schools opened in the 1830s, First Nations envisioned their children learning in a nurturing environment, staffed with their own teachers, ministers, and interpreters. Instead, students were taught by outsiders, regularly forced to renounce their cultures and languages, and some... More Info