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The Journal

By Lois Donovan

Lois Donovan’s new historical fiction, The Journal, begins in 2004 when thirteen-year-old Kami receives a bizarre offer involving a historic house in Edmonton, from her estranged grandfather. A move to Edmonton was definitely not part of Kami’s “best-year-ever” plan, ... Read more

The Kayak

By Debbie Spring

An accident leaves a teen in a wheelchair and her only freedom comes with kayaking. Meeting a wind surfer who she has saved triggers feelings of wanting to belong and be accepted, and her life begins to change as she starts to look at herself not just as a victim in a wheelchair. ... Read more

The Kingdon of No Worries

By Philip Roy

The Kingdom of No Worries is the story of three young friends who create their own kingdom on a piece of land that emerges in the middle of the river that runs through their city. Inspired by their actions to create a democracy that is a model of social tolerance and global ... 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 Mitochondrial Curiosities of Marcels 1 to 19

By Jocelyn Brown

Her hands lay inert and upturned on her lap – probably stunned, she thinks, by the hideousness of the skirt underneath them. Centre seam puckered, zipper mangled, it's handmade in a way that makes people say, 'Did you sew that yourself?' when they mean, 'How can you wear that ... Read more

The Mouse, The Mole, and the Magnificent, Moss-Covered House

Illustrated by Donna Washington
By Stirling C.

Written by Stirling C. and illustrated by Donna Washington, this beautifully illustrated backwards-and-forwards book tells the charming story of how Milly the Mouse and Morton the Mole each live their lives in separate homes within the same magnificent, moss-covered hill. Children ... Read more

The Mystery of the Cyber Bully

By Marty Chan

How do you find a bully who lurks on the Internet and lashes out at helpless victims? Intrepid kid detectives Marty, Remi, and Trina must answer that question if they’re to stop a cyber bully targeting their classmates.In their toughest case yet, the sleuths must follow the ... Read more

The Mystery of the Frozen Brains

By Marty Chan

The Mystery of the Frozen Brains is adapted from Marty Chan’s successful radio series The Dim Sum Diaries. Set in a French Canadian town in rural Alberta, the novel develops the coming to awareness of a Chinese boy in a community under the myriad of ethnic influences including ... Read more

The Rule of Thirds

By Chantel Guertin

Sixteen-year-old Pippa Greene never goes anywhere without her camera. She and her best friend/supermodel-in-training Dace long ago mapped out their life plan: Pippa will be the noted fashion photographer, and Dace the cover girl. But ever since last spring, things have changed ... Read more

Violet's Cloudy Day

By Roz MacLean

It’s Violet’s first day at a new school, and she is starting to feel worried. What if nobody likes her? What if her teacher is mean? Unlike your ordinary first day jitters, these thoughts refuse to stay inside Violet’s head. They pop into the air and become ‘worry clouds’ ... Read more