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Ghost's Journey

By Robin Stevenson
By (photographer) Rainer Oktovianus

When Indonesia becomes a dangerous place for the LGBTQ+ community, Ghost and her family are forced to leave their home and escape to freedom in Canada. Ghost's Journey: A Reugee Story is inspired by the true story of two gay refugees, Rainer and Eka, and written from the perspective ... Read more

Little Girl Gazelle

By Stéphane Martelly
Illustrated by Albin Christen
Translated by Katia Grubisic

A little girl gazelle leaps from page to page, asking hard questions about what is fair and right. She's sleek and fleet, and the poetic language lifts her up, up, higher and faster as she whirls through the bold eloquence of the book's illustrations, making colourful tracks, ... Read more

The Little Red Shed

By Adam Young & Jennifer Young

Once upon a fine morning, a little shed awakens to discover she isn’t quite the same as she used to be. Uncertain and feeling as if she no longer fits in, she decides to leave home and sets out to sea. All alone on the wide, wide ocean, she meets an extraordinary new friend ... Read more

The Ice Shack

By Katia Canciani
Illustrated by CHRISTIAN QUESNEL
Translated by Jocelyne Thomas

The most beautiful ice-fishing shack on the whole coast belongs to Alphonse. But he can’t seem to catch a thing—not even a sock, or an old pair of underwear! How will he ever win the Best Fisherman Contest?!

What's in it for Me?

By LS Stone

What's in it for Me? - Summer is only a month away, but things aren't going according to plan for fifteen-year-old Nick Bannerman. Nick dreams of making it big in music, and summer means scoring a deal for his band, mega parties, surfing in Tofino--and not much else. His best ... Read more

Cancer is a C Word

By Sunita Pal
By (artist) Cody Andreasen

Teaching tough and scary topics to children, especially to the very young, is not easy. Dealing with Cancer is a sad reality that many families have to face and explaining it to little children can be very difficult--and hard to do without creating a Monster of Fear. Cancer ... Read more

This Book Betrays My Brother

By Kagiso Lesego Molope

Winner of the Ottawa Book Award, English Fiction, 2019Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2018Named to the Globe 100, 2018CBC Books, Top YA Pick for 2018Named to Best Books for Kids and Teens, Fall 2018Named to Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books, 2018What does ... Read more

My Totem Came Calling

By Blessing Musariri & Thorsten Nesch

Chanda is a seventeen-year-old schoolgirl in Harare, Zimbabwe, who suffers from unexplained memory lapses, which become even more worrisome when she starts seeing her totem animal, a zebra, in all sorts of places. But nobody else can see it. Afraid of being institutionalized ... Read more

Some People's Children

By Bridget Canning

Imogene Tubbs has never met her father, and raised by her grandmother, she only sees her mother sporadically. But as she grows older, she learns that many people in her small, rural town believe her father is Cecil Jesso, the local drug dealer—a man both feared and ridiculed. ... Read more

The Sasquatch, the Fire and the Cedar Baskets

By Joseph Dandurand
Illustrated by Simon Daniel James

“Deep in the thickest part of a cedar forest there lived a young Sasquatch. He was over nine feet tall and his feet were about size twenty. He had long brown hair that covered all of his body. His hands were so big and his arms so long he could wrap them around the biggest ... Read more