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Filling the Belly

By Tara Manuel

Filling The Belly smashes the cliché of bourgeois attitudes and morals attributed to today’s young women. What emerges from Rosa’s haunting sexual memories, perplexing encounters with alternate reality, and the desire to return to the innocence of childhood, is a rare and ... Read more

Freedom Bound

By Jean Rae Baxter

In this, the final instalment of Jean Rae Baxter's best-selling young adult trilogy, eighteen-year-old Charlotte sails from Canada to Charleston in the beleaguered Thirteen Colonies to join her new husband Nick. During these final months of the American Revolution, she must ... Read more

Ghost Boys

By Shenaaz Nanji

Fifteen-year-old Munna lives with his Ma and sisters in a small town in India. Determined to end his family's misfortunes, he is lured into a dream job in the Middle East, only to be sold. He must work at the Sheikh's camel farm in the desert and train young boys as jockeys ... Read more

God Loves Hair

By Vivek Shraya
Illustrated by Juliana Neufeld

A Quill and Quire and Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Book of the Year

A poignant YA story collection that celebrates racial, sexual, and religious diversity.

Vivek Shraya's first book is a collection of twenty-one short stories following a tender, intellectual, and curious ... Read more

Hannah & the Salish Sea

By Carol Anne Shaw

In the second volume of her Hannah trilogy, summer has arrived, and fourteen-year-old Hannah Anderson is excited about spending it with Max (who has been giving her stomach butterflies lately). But things are happening in Cowichan Bay that Hannah can’t explain. When a mysterious ... Read more

Hannah & the Spindle Whorl

By Carol Anne Shaw

When twelve-year-old Hannah uncovers an ancient Salish spindle whorl hidden in a cave near her home in Cowichan Bay, she is transported back to a village called Tl'ulpalus, in a time before Europeans had settled in the area. Through the agency of a trickster raven, Hannah befriends ... Read more

Hannah and the Salish Sea

By Carol Anne Shaw

In the second volume of her Hannah trilogy, summer has arrived, and fourteen-year-old Hannah Anderson is excited about spending it with Max (who has been giving her stomach butterflies lately). But things are happening in Cowichan Bay that Hannah can't explain. When a mysterious ... Read more

Hannah and the Spindle Whorl

By Carol Anne Shaw

When twelve-year-old Hannah uncovers an ancient Salish spindle whorl hidden in a cave near her home in Cowichan Bay, she is transported back to a village called Tl'ulpalus, in a time before Europeans had settled in the area. Through the agency of a trickster raven, Hannah befriends ... Read more

Hockey With Dad

By Willie Sellars
Illustrated by Nelson White

She shoots, she scores! When the team goalie gets injured, Little Brother excitedly steps onto the ice to play in the Championship game. He always wanted to be part of the lineup, where Big Sister is the ace forward. The closer the game gets though, the more nervous he becomes. ... Read more

How the Robin Got Its Red Breast

By Sechelt Nation
Illustrated by Charlie Craigan

These traditional teaching legends come straight from the oral traditions of the Sechelt Nation. Simple enough to be understood by young children, yet compelling enough for adults, they are gentle, beautifully presented cautionary tales. You'll want to read them again and again ... Read more