Books published by Red Deer Press


Cut Off

Red Deer Press | May 14, 2015 | 320 pages
A topical tale of one teen's addiction to the Cyber World -- and the Northern adventure that saved his life. Born into a Guatemalan-Canadian family, Indio McCracken enjoys sudden stardom as a classical guitar prodigy after his father posts a video of his playing "Flight of the Bumblebee" in record... More Info

The Song Within My Heart

Red Deer Press | December 15, 2014 | 32 pages
As a young Cree Indian boy hears the beat of a pow-wow for the first time, he learns from his grandmother that he has to create stories and songs to prepare for his own upcoming pow-wow.  More Info

Peace Out

Red Deer Press | July 15, 2014 | 184 pages
Every energy sector out there wants a piece of the Peace River Valley, one of the last great wild places in North America. The oil industry wants it, the frackers, the solar, wind and nuclear industries. Why? As Charles Wilkinson paddles through the issues he engages hydro and natural gas energy... More Info

Do Not Open Until Christmas

Red Deer Press | October 15, 2014 | 168 pages
Once, when I was talking to Rosemary Sutcliffe about why we wrote what we did, she said“ We write the books that come to us asking to be written.” She was right. And it is true of short stories too. The ones I've gathered together for this book all came to me as ideas wanting me to write them.... More Info

Whatever Life You Wear

Red Deer Press | September 1, 2014 | 296 pages
To help her friend Ashley stay home so she can participate in equestrian trials, Carly agrees to pretend she's Ashley on a student exchange trip to London, England. Carly (in the guise of Ashley) joins Lindsay, Kristen, Sienna, and Sonnet on the trip of a lifetime. But the trip will change them as... More Info

From the Lands of the Night

Red Deer Press | June 15, 2013 | 32 pages
In this story, the young girl Ra-Eli watches as her family agonizes over the illness of her baby brother Samson. When they approach a healer, the answer comes: "Hold a ceremony to honor your ancestors and ask them to help, a joyful ceremony filled with guests." "Joyful?" my mother said. "How can we... More Info

Carbon Rush

Red Deer Press | April 30, 2013 | 212 pages
Written by award-winning documentarian Miller, this book focuses on the real meaning of carbon trading, and looks at the zero-sum formula where the amount of carbon-based pollution is not being reduced--only moved by brokers among countries.  More Info


Red Deer Press | January 30, 2012 | 200 pages
Kathleen Martin spent several weeks in the tiny village of Kamakwie in the interior of Sierra Leone, where she worked with a Canadian medical team. Staying in the grounds of the community hospital, Kathleen had the opportunity to meet with the people of the village. The experience was a revelation.... More Info

Where Wild Horses Run

Red Deer Press | November 12, 2011 | 32 pages
Tells the story of a newly-born foal who must learn to survive in the wild with help from her mother, the rest of her band of horses, and a good friend.  More Info