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Birdspell

By Valerie Sherrard

Corbin Hayes has felt alone for as long as he can remember. His mom’s illness means lost jobs, constant moves, new schools and friendships that never get to grow. There’s a gap in his life that’s been waiting to be filled.

So, when a classmate offers Corbin the talking ... Read more

Blue Knight, The

By Raymond McGregor

"The Blue Knight" reveals problems in our society related to racism and bullying, which is an important topic that is currently at the forefront of many lives and is being discussed at great lengths around the world. The main character, a teenage boy named Owen, lives in a small ... 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

Chasing Freedom

By Gloria Ann Wesley

The American Revolutionary War is being waged, and the fate of slaves in the colonies is on the line. Sarah Redmond, a slave on a South Carolina plantation, watches with a heavy heart as her father steals away in the dead of the night to join the British army, enticed by promises ... Read more

Circle Game

By (artist) Brian Deines
Lyrics by Joni Mitchell

More than forty years ago, Joni Mitchell’s music helped define a generation of young people. Now, one of her classic songs is introduced to a new generation through the remarkable art of Brian Deines.

The Circle Game, a charming nod to childhood dreams and memories, tells ... Read more

Cursed by the Sea God

By Patrick Bowman

The second volume in the trilogy that revisions Homer’s Odyssey is once again told from the viewpoint of Alexi, the young Trojan boy. Captured by Odysseus after the fall of Troy, Alexi is forced to accompany the Greeks on their sea journey home to Ithaca. Cursed by the Sea ... Read more

Dancing with the Cranes

By Jeannette Armstrong
Illustrated by Ron Hall

Dancing with the Cranes gives an understanding of birth, life and death. Chi's momma is soon to have a baby, but Chi is having a hard time being happy about it. Chi misses Temma (her grandma), who has passed away. Chi's momma and daddy help ease the pain of losing Temma and help ... Read more

Dark Times

Edited by Ann Walsh

The result of a cross-Canada contest for the best short stories about young people's experience of loss and grief, Dark Times is a superb anthology about a topic that often remains hidden but is crucial in the development of a child's sense of identity.

Dear Black Girls

By Shanice Nicole
By (artist) Kezna Dalz

Dear Black girls all around the world, this one is for you -- for us.

Dear Black Girls is a letter to all Black girls. Every single day poet and educator Shanice Nicole is reminded of how special Black girls are and of how lucky she is to be one. Illustrations by Kezna Dalz support ... Read more