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NaNoWriMo Reads for the Writing Life

November is all about writing for those of you who participate in NaNoWriMo, but if you want to prepare the other 11 months of the year, we've got a great selection of books all about writing and the writing life.

Books for Teens

Adventure and teenage angst abound in this collection of books: Renegade Craft Fairs, Arthurian myths, secret libraries, and a touch of poetry. What's not to love?

Books for Middle Readers

Get your 7 - 12 year olds enamoured with reading with these books. From historical to contemporary, fiction to non-fiction, there is something for every kind of reader on this list!

Children's Picture Books

Great for ages 4 - 8, these picture books are filled with whimsical stories and beautiful illustrations.

All Lit Up Award Winners and Nominees, 2014

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2014 was a fantastic year for our publishers and their authors: our list of nominees and winners are an impressive collection!

Remembrance Day Reads

Remembrance Day is a time to remember and reflect on the great sacrifice and effects war has had on so many generations of Canadians and those around the world. Reading is just one way to get a glimpse into times of war and the scars it leaves.

#ALUween Mysteries

Looking for mysterious, creepy, or downright weird books to give you a bit of a thrill? We've put together a long list of stand-alone titles sure to get the hairs on the back of your neck tingling.

Travel Literature

Tagged: Travel
Love travelling but can't get away? Be an armchair traveller with these interesting and diverse journeys, from poetry to fiction to non-fiction.

Fantastic First Fiction

Canadian independent publishers are all about nurturing new writers, which is why ALU has such a great collection of debut fiction. From first books by great Canadian writers to those published for the first time, discover you next favourite author.

Short Story Collections

The short story has been having a bit of a renaissance ever since Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for Literature and confirmed what every Canadian already knew--Canadians know how to write short stories. If you like to read short stories, we have many fantastic collections for ... Read more