Book List in Order: 18 titles

  • Snow falls all day, all week, all month! Sammy’s world is covered in snow. As he clambers up the mountains of snow, he imagines what might lie beneath ― a black bear and her cubs, whales and seals, even elves mining rubies and emeralds! Finally, ...


  • From the bestselling author of Latitudes of Melt and An Audience of Chairs : The Birthday Lunch is the story of one pivotal week in the life of a family facing a tragic loss, rich with dramatic tension and beautifully rendered. Free-spirit...


  • The Penny Nichols series consists of four titles: 1. Penny Nichols Finds a Clue (1936) 2. Penny Nichols and the Mystery of the Lost Key (1936) 3. Penny Nichols and the Black Imp (1936) 4. Penny Nichols and the Knob Hill Mystery (1939) Penny...


  • The Penny Nichols series consists of four titles: 1. Penny Nichols Finds a Clue (1936) 2. Penny Nichols and the Mystery of the Lost Key (1936) 3. Penny Nichols and the Black Imp (1936) 4. Penny Nichols and the Knob Hill Mystery (1939) Penny Nic...


  • The Penny Nichols series consists of four titles: 1. Penny Nichols Finds a Clue (1936) 2. Penny Nichols and the Mystery of the Lost Key (1936) 3. Penny Nichols and the Black Imp (1936) 4. Penny Nichols and the Knob Hill Mystery (1939) Penny Nichols i...


  • The Penny Nichols series consists of four titles: 1. Penny Nichols Finds a Clue (1936) 2. Penny Nichols and the Mystery of the Lost Key (1936) 3. Penny Nichols and the Black Imp (1936) 4. Penny Nichols and the Knob Hill Mystery (1939) Penny Nichols i...


  • The Penny Nichols series consists of four titles: 1. Penny Nichols Finds a Clue (1936) 2. Penny Nichols and the Mystery of the Lost Key (1936) 3. Penny Nichols and the Black Imp (1936) 4. Penny Nichols and the Knob Hill Mystery (1939) Penny Nic...


  • Set against the vividly described Prairies in the heart of a cloistered religious sect, this is a gripping novel from a beloved Canadian author. Fifteen-year-old Jim Hobbs, alienated from life in Toronto, hitchhikes to the Prairies on a whim, where ...


  • Do your students need to understand their peers with autism a bit better? Joan Clark's sequel to her popular book, Jackson Whole Wyoming, reintroduces us to Jackson Thomas, a fifth-grade boy on the spectrum. This time, we find Jackson in a new school...






  • Like beauty, madness altered perception, but instead of offering illusion, it offered delusion. Moranna leaned the tricks madness played on perception the hard way as experience showed her how persuasively madness distorted reality. Experience also s...


  • His classmates have identified him as a friend of Jackson, who has Asperger Syndrome, and now Tyler is tormented by what that means in terms of his own personality. Over the course of this highly readable and swift-moving middle-grade novel (2nd to 6...


  • Set in the 19th century and inspired by Edith Wharton's women who were not passive victims of their lives, Frederick's Heir is the story of two girls who defy the conventions of convent school and parties, the social system of Paris. Fredrica Navarre...


  • The thirteen linked stories in Joan Clark's Swimming Toward the Light are like a spectrum of bright colours refracted into a clear white beam. Layer by layer, they reveal the life of Madge Murray, from her childhood in wartime Nova Scotia and her you...


  • A combination of fact, fiction, and fantasy, Eiriksdottir is the story of Norsemen who, 1,000 years ago, crossed the treacherous seas to Vinland, a land that became both mythical and real. Their final voyage, led by Freydis Eiriksdottir, the enigmati...



  • Shortlisted for the 1988 Governor General's Award for Fiction Set in a Swampy Cree community on the western shore of Hudson Bay, The Victory of Geraldine Gull is about the struggle for survival. In prose as clear as a northern lake, Joan Clark weaves...



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    This bountiful, magical novel opens with the discovery by two fishermen of a baby floating in a cradle on an ice pan in the North Atlantic off the coast of Newfoundland in 1912. To the small fishing community into which the foundling is adopted, Auro...