Biography & Autobiography

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A Wonderful Bigness

By Diana Daly

In this touching, often humorous remembrance, Diana Daly introduces young readers to her smart, funny, and caring great-aunties and -uncles – six remarkable people who lived with skeletal dysplasia at a time when the condition was not well understood. Daly intertwines older ... Read more

Dear Current Occupant

By Chelene Knight

Winner of the 2018 City of Vancouver Book Award

From Vancouver-based writer Chelene Knight, Dear Current Occupant is a creative non-fiction memoir about home and belonging set in the 80s and 90s of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

Using a variety of forms, Knight reflects on her ... Read more

Island Kids

By Tara Saracuse

This is a history of British Columbia’s island children, told in their voices, from their perspectives. Composed of twenty-two stories, Island Kids is a snapshot of a period and place in time. The topics range from quintessentially coastal experiences, like a day at the beach, ... Read more

Jonas Brothers Forever

By Susan Janic

The Jonas Brothers have gone from obscurity to superstardom in the course of a year, and there’s simply no stopping them. From their top-selling albums, to their sensational sold-out tours, their Disney Channel original movie Camp Rock and forthcoming TV series J. O.N. A.S. ... Read more

Life Lines

By Christine Welldon

When the USS Truxtun was shipwrecked off the coast of Newfoundland in 1942, Lanier Phillips, an African-American serviceman, was rescued by the people of the town of St. Lawrence. The kindness he received transformed his life and ignited a lasting passion for civil rights. Lanier ... Read more

Living the Dream

By Susan Janic

?Miley Cyrus, the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, persisted in auditioning for the Hannah Montana role, was consistently turned away but nonetheless kept picking herself up, dusting herself off and trying again. And that persistence paid off. Miley was cast as Hannah ... Read more

Northern Kids

By Linda Goyette

Children and teenagers experience Canada’s North in a way that adults do not. They have shaped its history, and yet how often are they asked to tell its story? Northern Kids is a collection of tales about the unforgettable young people of the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, ... Read more

Rocky Mountain Kids

By Linda Goyette

With careful research and imagination, author Linda Goyette has created a collection of 25 stories based on the true stories of named children of the past and present.

Too often the youngest Canadians are erased from our historical memory. Rocky Mountain Kids provides firstperson ... Read more

Seasons Before the War

By Bernice Morgan
Illustrated by Brita Granstrom

Seasons Before the War by Bernice Morgan (author of acclaimed historical novels Random Passage and Waiting for Time) is a delightful, unsentimental remembrance of growing up in St. John's, Newfoundland just before the city, and the world, changed irrevocably with the advent ... Read more

The Miranda Cosgrove & iCarly Spectacular!

By Liv Spencer

Looks at the personal and professional life of Miranda Cosgrove, star of television's "iCarly," provides a behind-the-scenes peek at the series, features profiles of cast members on "iCarly" and "Drake and Josh" in which Cosgrove also has a role, and includes photographs and ... Read more