People & Places

Showing 41-50 of 50 results

The Boy & the Bindi

By Vivek Shraya
Illustrated by Rajni Perera

In this beautiful children's picture book by Vivek Shraya, author of the acclaimed God Loves Hair, a five-year-old boy becomes fascinated with his mother's bindi, the red dot commonly worn by South Asian women to indicate the point at which creation begins, and wishes to have ... Read more

The Ferryboat Ride

Illustrated by Greta Guzek
By Robert Perry

"Greta Guzek's 'child's paint-box' renderings ... effortlessly convey some of the beauties and magic of this world of islands and boats and whales."

 

--Books in Canada

 

"Do you believe / in ferry tales / of seeing pods / of flying whales?" Robert Perry's simple four-line rhymes, ... Read more

The Gathering Tree

By Larry Loyie
With Constance Brissenden
Illustrated by Heather D. Holmlund

The Gathering Tree is a beautifully illustrated children's book about HIV/AIDS. Written by award-winning First Nations author Larry Loyie and co-author Constance Brissenden, it is a gentle, positive story of a First Nations family facing HIV. After eleven-year-old Tyler and his ... Read more

The Lost Teachings / Panuijkatasikl Kina'masuti'l

By Michael James Isaac
Illustrated by Dozay (Arlene) Christmas

One day as the great Eagle flew high above the forest he came upon a small bundle containing seven teachings, teachings that will bring balance harmony and peace to all who practice them. But the teachings come with a simple warning: beware of envy and greed. As Eagle spreads ... Read more

The Moccasins

By Earl Einarson
Illustrated by Julie Flett

This is an endearing story of a young Aboriginal foster child who is given a special gift by his foster mother. Her gift of warmth and thoughtfulness helps her young foster children by encouraging self-esteem, acceptance and love. Written as a simple story, it speaks of a positive ... 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

The Street Belongs to Us

By Karleen Pendleton Jimenez

A sweet middle-grade chapter book about two best friends who transform their torn-up street into a world where imaginations can run wild.

In 1984 Los Angeles, Alex is a tomboy who would rather wear her hair short and her older brother's hand-me-downs, and Wolf is a troubled ... Read more

Way Lies North, The

By Jean Rae Baxter

This young adult historical novel focuses on Charlotte and her family, Loyalists who are forced to flee their home in the Mohawk Valley as a result of the violence of the “Sons of Liberty” during the American Revolution. At the beginning, fifteen-year-old Charlotte Hooper ... Read more

Winds of L’Acadie

By Lois Donovan

When sixteen-year-old Sarah from Toronto learns that she is to spend the summer with her grandparents in Nova Scotia, she is convinced that it will be the most tedious summer ever. She gets off to a rough start when she meets Luke, the nephew of her grandmother’s friend, and ... Read more

Zoe and the Fawn

By Jameson & Catherine
Illustrated by Julie Flett

An adventure begins when Zoe finds a lone fawn in the forest and helps search for its mother. But who could the mother be? A bunny? A fish? Join Zoe and her father as they encounter many woodland animals and learn their Native names along the way.