Books published by Kids Can Press Ltd

Scaredy Squirrel

Kids Can Press Ltd | August 20, 2019 | 36 pages
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Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden

Kids Can Press Ltd | May 7, 2019 | 32 pages
As a garden takes root, so does a community. Vincent is staying with his aunt Mimi for the summer, and her drab city neighborhood doesnÕt seem too promising. But then he meets a boy named Toma, and things start looking up. When Mimi asks Vincent to get rid of her Òdirt balls,Ó the boys have fun... More Info

Hawk and the Dove, The

Kids Can Press Ltd | May 7, 2019 | 32 pages
A hawk turns into a dove, and peace falls over the world. The hawk is sad. He is tired of war. So, he changes his face and puts on gloves. Whoosh! He has become a gentle dove. And all around him, the world is at peace. War planes turn into butterflies. SoldiersÕ guns sprout dazzling flowers.... More Info

Follow That Bee!

Kids Can Press Ltd | April 2, 2019 | 32 pages
A fun introduction to why the world needs bees. Pedro, Nick, Yulee, Sally and Martin are buzzing with excitement today! The five friends are visiting MartinÕs neighbor, Mr. Cardinal. He keeps beehives in his backyard, and heÕs offered to show the friends how honeybees live. Mr. Cardinal explains... More Info

Big Words Small Stories: The Traveling Dustball

Kids Can Press Ltd | April 2, 2019 | 56 pages
Watch out! Big Word coming in for a landing! The second book in the Big Words Small Stories series follows the adventures of Davey and his dog, Abigail. When Davey tries to sweep an enormous dustball out the front door, the wind lifts the dustball into the air, and Davey and Abigail with it! Their... More Info

Ojiichan's Gift

Kids Can Press Ltd | April 2, 2019 | 32 pages
A heartwarming story about the relationship between a girl and her grandfather. When Mayumi was born, her grandfather built her a garden. It had no flowers or vegetables in it. Instead, Ojiichan made it out of stones: Òbig ones, little ones and ones in-between.Ó Every summer, Mayumi visits her... More Info

Nature All Around: Trees

Kids Can Press Ltd | April 2, 2019 | 32 pages
An essential introduction to trees and the vital role they play. This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated book covers everything you wanted to know about trees! Young readers will learn about the parts of trees, the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees, leaf types, the processes... More Info

Walking in the City with Jane

Kids Can Press Ltd | April 3, 2018 | 36 pages
"In Walking in the City with Jane, award-winning author Susan Hughes tells the fictionalized story of Jane Jacobs through a celebration of city life and grassroots activism. Even as a young girl, Jane was an independent thinker with an extraordinary imagination and sense of wonder. She was known to... More Info

Virginia Wolf

Kids Can Press Ltd | August 20, 2019 | 32 pages
When her sister succumbs to a mood that makes the whole family feel topsy-turvy, Vanessa paints a wonderful imaginary place--a beautiful garden complete with a ladder and a swing--in a story loosely based on the writer Virginia Woolf and her artist sister, Vanessa Bell.  More Info

Nothing Happens in This Book

Kids Can Press Ltd | May 1, 2018 | 40 pages
""This book looks boring, doesn't it?" says someone from somewhere in the dark. Lighting a lantern and exploring the next few pages, our guide seems to confirm his assumption--not another soul, or anything, to be seen! But wait! Peeking around the corner of the page, our guide spies something: a... More Info

Just a Normal Tuesday

Kids Can Press Ltd | May 2, 2017 | 256 pages
For Kai, nothing will ever be normal again. Sixteen-year-old KaiÍs life is shattered forever by a letter from her sister, Jen, which begins, ñIf you are reading this, I am already gone.î Jen has committed suicide. Heartbroken and furious, Kai gets caught in a downward spiral, self-medicating and... More Info

Wade's Wiggly Antlers

Kids Can Press Ltd | May 2, 2017 | 32 pages
Wade is concerned when he notices his antlers are wiggly. That means they are going to fall off! ñDonÍt worry,î says his mother. ñNew ones will grow in the summer.î But Wade is worried. He used his antlers for lots of fun things, such as paddles for Ping-Pong and perches for giving friends... More Info

Different? Same!

Kids Can Press Ltd | May 2, 2017 | 32 pages
The zebra gallops, the bumblebee flies, the lemur leaps and the tiger prowls „ ñBut look closer now ƒ We all have STRIPES!î This clever exploration of animal characteristics shows how each animal in diverse groups of four is completely different in many ways, but the same as the others in one... More Info

Daddy Long Legs

Kids Can Press Ltd | May 2, 2017 | 26 pages
An endearing tale about a little boy who wants to be sure. ñSee you this afternoon,î says Daddy when he drops off Matthew at kindergarten. But Matthew says, ñWhat if, this afternoon, the old green car doesnÍt start?î Thus begins a series of what-ifs that Matthew poses to all of DaddyÍs ideas... More Info

Stop Feedin' da Boids!

Kids Can Press Ltd | April 4, 2017 | 32 pages
When Swanda and her dog, Waldo, move to Brooklyn from the country, they miss the wildlife they left behind. Until they discover the pigeons. ñOh, look! What dear little birds! Come, Waldo, weÍll get them a bird feeder all their own.î But a bird feeder in the city attracts lots and lots and lots... More Info

Canada Year by Year

Kids Can Press Ltd | October 4, 2016 | 96 pages
A whirlwind tour through 150 years of Canadian history This chronological look at the story of Canada features a single milestone for every year from the country’s founding in 1867 up to its 150th anniversary in 2017. Each of these noteworthy events — such as the formation of the Group of Seven... More Info


Kids Can Press Ltd | October 4, 2016 | 72 pages
A wordbook guide to the great cities of the world. The bold and colorful illustrations in this wordbook primer introduce young children to thirty-two of the world’s major metropolises. Iconic buildings, local delicacies, favorite pastimes, natural wonders and landmarks from each city are... More Info

Memoirs of a Sidekick

Kids Can Press Ltd | October 4, 2016 | 240 pages
Seventh-grader Boris Snodbuckle has a strange name, a quirky personality and no chance of beating Robert Pinsent, the most popular boy in school, to become president of the student council. Even Boris’s best friend and sidekick Adrian (the book’s narrator) thinks it’s hopeless. But Boris... More Info

Day I Became a Bird, The

Kids Can Press Ltd | September 6, 2016 | 40 pages
What will a boy do for love? The day he starts school, a young boy falls in love for the very first time. He’s so in love, in fact, that Sylvia is all he can see. But Sylvia doesn’t see him. Sylvia has eyes only for birds. So in a bold gesture to get her attention, the boy goes to school... More Info

Branch, The

Kids Can Press Ltd | September 6, 2016 | 32 pages
When an ice storm snaps a small girl’s favorite branch from the tree in her yard, she won’t let it be hauled away. To her, it wasn’t just any branch, “It was my castle, my spy base, my ship . . .” Her neighbor Mr. Frank agrees. He says the branch has “potential,” and the two get to... More Info

Inside Your Insides

Kids Can Press Ltd | September 6, 2016 | 36 pages
None of us are ever really alone — not with the trillions and trillions of microbes that call our bodies home. Recent scientific research has uncovered just how interdependent our relationships with these tiny “hitchhikers” are, and that lots of them are actually good for us! Filled with... More Info

On Our Way to Oyster Bay

Kids Can Press Ltd | September 6, 2016 | 32 pages
A moving, fictionalized account of a march that raised awareness about child labor. Eight-year-old Aidan and his friend Gussie have joined the picket line at the cotton mill to demand the chance to go to school instead of work. But when famous labor reformer Mother Jones arrives, she has an even... More Info

Squiggly Story, A

Kids Can Press Ltd | September 6, 2016 | 32 pages
Who says there’s only one way to write a story? A young boy wants to write a story, but he only knows his letters, not words. His sister says, “Why don’t you start there, with a letter?” So the boy tries. He chooses an easy letter to begin with. The letter I. And to his delight, with just... More Info

Tree of Life

Kids Can Press Ltd | August 20, 2019 | 40 pages
Reveals how all living things are separated into five kingdoms--all of which contain different facets of life on Earth--in an introduction to biodiversity.  More Info

One Well

Kids Can Press Ltd | August 20, 2019 | 32 pages
Uses simple language to explain how all water on the planet is connected and the need to preserve our natural resources for the health of all creatures on Earth.  More Info

Busy Beaver, The

Kids Can Press Ltd | April 1, 2016 | 32 pages
A clueless beaver discovers the impact his actions have on others.  More Info

Life Without Nico

Kids Can Press Ltd | April 1, 2016 | 36 pages
Maia and Nico are the very best of friends, spending all of their time together. When Nico and his family move far away for a little while, Maia is left with a hole in her life that she thinks will never be filled. Eventually, though, she meets a furry companion, makes a new friend and even... More Info

Toshi's Little Treasures

Kids Can Press Ltd | April 1, 2016 | 32 pages
Backpack-toting Toshi and his grandmother share a special bond as they undertake search-and-find adventures in their favorite places --- the riverbank, the city, the forest, the country, the park and the beach. They delight in the wonders of nature and the curious little things people have left... More Info

Willow's Smiles

Kids Can Press Ltd | April 1, 2016 | 32 pages
Willow is worried that she won't smile right for her school picture. She chooses the perfect outfit and practices her smiles, but at the sight of the big lights and the camera's flash Willow's smile disappears! When an understanding teacher gives her the job of shaking a rubber chicken to help make... More Info

That's Not Fair!

Kids Can Press Ltd | April 1, 2016 | 44 pages
There are lots of rules we all need to follow, from the dress code at school, respecting someone's privacy, to turning your light off at bedtime. In six entertaining stories, Mayor Moe and City Council grapple with the task of making rules to keep their city safe, prosperous and fair. Not an easy... More Info

Not-So-Faraway Adventure, The

Kids Can Press Ltd | April 1, 2016 | 32 pages
It's almost Poppa's birthday and young Theo wants to give her beloved grandfather the perfect gift. Poppa has traveled the world and keeps a trunk full of mementos collected on his adventures. That gives Theo an idea for a very special gift: a new adventure! They'll take the streetcar to the local... More Info

Manners Are Not for Monkeys

Kids Can Press Ltd | April 1, 2016 | 32 pages
When the old zookeeper moved the monkeys to a cage next to the picnic area, she didn't know the trouble it would cause. The little monkeys are fascinated by the children's behavior, and before long they are imitating the children! They play quietly, pick up their banana peels and chew with their... More Info

Mr. King's Machine

Kids Can Press Ltd | April 1, 2016 | 32 pages
When Mr. King discovers a flower nibbled by a caterpillar, he is NOT happy. So he builds himself a Caterpillar-Catcher and off he goes. But he doesn't notice that his machine is belching smoke, or that he is leaving crushed flowers in his wake. Now his friends are NOT happy and Mr. King isn't very... More Info

Loula and Mister the Monster

Kids Can Press Ltd | September 1, 2015 | 32 pages
Everywhere Loula goes, her beloved dog, Mister, follows. Unfortunately, Mister does not follow her good manners. When she hears her mother say she can no longer live with that MONSTER, Loula decides it�s time to teach an old dog polite tricks. Can Mister learn to behave? Or will Mama throw him... More Info

Starring Shapes!

Kids Can Press Ltd | September 1, 2015 | 24 pages
Shapes play supporting roles in the world around us, but which one will be the star of Shapeston Elementary School�s play? Triangle has experience as a traffic sign, and Square moonlights as a postage stamp, Circle as a lemon slice, Rectangle as the cover of a magazine and Diamond as a kite,... More Info

Stanley at School

Kids Can Press Ltd | August 1, 2015 | 32 pages
Stanley knows school is for kids, not dogs. But every day he grows more and more curious. What did the kids do in that school all day? Stanley rounds up his pals from the dog park to take a closer look. Will they find the answers they�re looking for? One thing is for certain: School + Stanley =... More Info

Making the Moose Out of Life

Kids Can Press Ltd | August 1, 2015 | 32 pages
This moose may live in the wild, but he doesn�t act it † he watches from the sidelines as his friends have fun. From the creator of Big Bear Hug comes a lighthearted, contemporary fable about a mild-mannered moose who learns to live life to the fullest.  More Info

Specific Ocean, The

Kids Can Press Ltd | August 1, 2015 | 32 pages
A young girl does not want to go away for summer vacation; she wants to stay in the city with her friends. But after a few days at the beach, she falls under the ocean�s spell and begins to wonder how she can bring it and its magic back home with her. A lyrical, thoughtful look at the deep... More Info

Mr. Postmouse's Rounds

Kids Can Press Ltd | August 1, 2015 | 24 pages
Mr. Postmouse has loaded up his wagon and is ready to deliver the mail. From the lofty heights of the BirdsÕ tree houses to the inky depths of Mrs. OctopusÕs ship, the intrepid letter carrier lets nothing stand in the way of his deliveries. Each spread features whimsically detailed interiors of... More Info

Bureau of Misplaced Dads, The

Kids Can Press Ltd | August 1, 2015 | 34 pages
When a boy�s father goes missing, he looks for him at The Bureau of Misplaced Dads, where at least 20 or 30 dads wander in every day and wait for their kids to fetch them. There are bearded dads, a dad named Michael and even a Super Dad, but none of them belong to the boy. He is about to lose... More Info

Franklin's Big Book of Stories

Kids Can Press Ltd | August 1, 2013 | 184 pages
Collects six stories about Franklin the turtle, including "Franklin and the Contest," where Franklin and his friends compete in a contest to see who can do something for five hours straight.  More Info

The Ghost and Max Monroe, Case #1

Kids Can Press Ltd | September 1, 2014 | 88 pages
Max Monroe, after discovering a detective agency in his grandfather's backyard, befriends the ghost of his great-uncle and the two join forces to solve the mystery of a missing birthday girl.  More Info

King's Dragon, The

Kids Can Press Ltd | April 1, 2014 | 112 pages
In this fourth installment of the award-winning Three Thieves graphic novel series, Captain Drake remembers his dark past as a young knight in the service of King Roderick. Long-ago intrigues may hold clues that will help Drake capture the three thieves -- and could spell the end of Dessa's quest... More Info

The Captive Prince

Kids Can Press Ltd | August 20, 2019 | 116 pages
On the run from the Queen's Dragons and struggling to track down Dessa's missing twin brother, Dessa, Topper and Fisk inadvertently rescue a prince and find that their actions have placed royal kingdoms and a romance at risk. Simultaneous.  More Info

Mermaid and the Shoe, The

Kids Can Press Ltd | April 1, 2014 | 32 pages
Each of King Neptune's 50 mermaid daughters boasts a special talent, except for little Minnow, who seems to be good only_at asking questions. When she finds a strange object, Minnow follows her questions to a wondrous place and finds answers, including the answer to the most important question of... More Info

Willow's Whispers

Kids Can Press Ltd | March 1, 2014 | 32 pages
When Willow speaks, her words slip out as soft and shy as a secret. At school, her barely audible whisper causes her no end of troubles. But Willow is as resourceful as she is quiet, and she fashions a magic microphone from items she finds in the recycling bin. But Willow's clever invention is only... More Info

Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party

Kids Can Press Ltd | March 1, 2014 | 32 pages
In the fifth book, Scaredy Squirrel plans his own birthday and surprise!... things get very crowded. Scaredy Squirrel is planning his own birthday party for one _ but despite his detailed plans, things get out of control when the party animals arrive. He's back! Scaredy Squirrel, the loveable... More Info

How to Make a Planet

Kids Can Press Ltd | March 1, 2014 | 64 pages
Offering a new spin on astronomy and earth sciences books for kids, this out-of-this-world how-to details the making of a planet, namely the incredible, life-sustaining, one-in-a-billion planet Earth, starting with its basic ingredients, protons and neutrons, and making abstract concepts easier to... More Info

DonÍt Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You

Kids Can Press Ltd | September 1, 2014 | 96 pages
DonÍt cross your eyes or theyÍll get stuck like that! This look at the truth (or falsity) behind the commonest things that adults tell kids is filled with humorous insights and wacky illustrations.  More Info

Pirates of the Silver Coast

Kids Can Press Ltd | September 1, 2014 | 96 pages
At long last, Dessa knows the location of her missing twin brother: the Island of Astaroth. But getting there is another matter. No one has ever seen the Dark Island. Together with her friends, Topper and Fisk, she must navigate nasty surprises and pirate treachery in her desperate search for... More Info