Book List in Order:25 titles

  • Inspired by true events, a fictionalized retelling of how one woman brought a world of books to children in Germany after World War II, and changed their lives forever.Anneliese and Peter will never be the same after the war that took their father's ...


  • As a young student of the violin, Joshua Bell learns about an international competition to be held in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He chooses a piece of music, which his teacher suggests may be too difficult, but Joshua is determined. It’s a piece of music...


  • Meet Zora: a dog with a big dream and an even bigger personality. All Zora wants to do is learn how to fly so she can catch that pesky squirrel in her yard. But try as she might to prove to her friend Tully―a skeptical cat―that dogs truly can fly...


  • Best Friends Forever. Harry may be four and three-quarters and Walter may be ninety-two and a half, but that doesn’t stop them from being best friends. Harry loves to go next door to play games with Walter and draw pictures together. And when the s...


  • Who is playing that beautiful music in the subway? And why is nobody listening? This gorgeous picture book is based on the true story of Joshua Bell, the renowned American violinist who famously took his instrument down into the Washington D.C. subwa...


  • What if your severely disabled sister were to suddenly die and you suspected that your father had played a role in her death? What if your best friend, a girl you've started to like as more than a friend, thinks your dad can do no wrong? Could she be...


  • 2011 Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable - Information Book Award 2011/2012 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award nomninee 2012 Silver Birch Nonfiction Award nominee 2012 Golden Oak Award nominee A young boy has lost his father, a soldi...


  • When you’re really young, it can be tough to figure out if you’re a little kid or big kid. So it is for one boy named Toby, who sometimes feels big, like when he pours his own milk, but sometimes feels little, like when he spills it. Mom and Dad ...


  • Celebrated children’s writer Kathy Stinson explores “what’s-in-what” concepts for young children. With a chorus of questions that encourage interaction, children will delight in playing with the language of spatial relationships, from a pocket...






  • Divorce is never easy, not for parents and especially not for children. More than 20 years ago, celebrated author Kathy Stinson wrote in a positive way about the confusion, insecurity, and sorrow experienced by young children whose parents have separ...


  • Set in the beautiful environs of the Canadian East Coast, this novel draws the reader into the struggles of two troubled teens whose encounter helps them to confront and overcome their problems. An excellent starting point for giving students the opp...


  • Kathy Stinson’s new young adult novel is set in downtown Toronto, where the main character, Al, faces a terrible choice. Every summer she leaves her home in Alberta to spend a month with her father in the East, but this year she must spend a whole ...


  • Top 32 Canadian Books for Children, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 100 Best Canadian Kids’ Books, Today’s Parent Magazine“Red is Best gets it right. This is a true children’s classic.” —Ken Setterington, author, storyteller, Children and...


  • In this quirky collection, award-winning author for young people Kathy Stinson offers characters and plotlines that reflect the many ways teens learn about lust and love. From the first stirrings of same-sex desire on a lakeside beach to troubling pa...


  • Can Matt win first prize in the town's bike race? He thinks so. Not only is he fast, but he deserves the 18-speed mountain bike being given away. His own bike is falling apart! But Matt has a problem. His friends Mike, David, and Amanda all think the...


  • In this fabulous follow-up to Kathy Stinson's classic children's novels, Seven Clues and The Great Bike Race, Matt Randall uncovers two mysterious objects in his neighbour's attic: a magician's costume and a brand new clue. Or is it an old clue? Matt...


  • Matt is bored. It's summer vacation, all his friends are away, and there is nothing -- NOTHING -- to do in Pebble Creek ... until he receives a clue to a mystery "There's something you should look for. It will bring you great pleasure. Not coins in ...



  • Of the 3,200 people who died during the smallpox epidemic in 1885, 2,500 of them were children under the age of 10. In A Season of Sorrow, smallpox, which lurked on the periphery of Dark Spring, descends upon Marie-Claire and her family. How they, th...


  • By the prizewinning author of the classics Red is Best, The Bare Naked Book and Big or Little, this chapter book is about a man who spends every day in a school but who cannot read. Mr. Elliot has a job he loves. He is the custodian in a primary scho...



  • So begins a long chain of events. Soon everyone is up and searching for a good night's sleep. But Aunty's house is just too full of elbows and knees, and snoring and singing, and counting and giggling for sleep to happen. ...


  • Here's an opportunity to discover all the creative fun to be had dressing up, written and illustrated by the team that developed The Bare Naked Book. "What's in the closet for-- Dressing up red? Dressing up scary? Dressing up funny? Dressing up big...