Book List in Order: 15 titles

  • In this young reader novel, ten-year-old Jeanie Leclare has just moved to the West Coast from Saskatchewan. She''s desperately lonely and longs for a new friend. When the girl sitting in front of her at school seems friendly, she feels a little bette...


  • From a skinny little kid growing up in St Boniface, Manitoba, Harry Jerome rose to become "the fastest man in the world," a title he held for an incredible eight years in the 1960s. He competed at the University of Oregon and represented Canada in t...


  • Fiction. Young Adult. In this compelling tale, two very different stories intersect with surprising results. There's the story of two African children, Kalu and his cousin, Aisha, who escape from their village after it's destroyed by rebel soldiers. ...


  • Young Adult Fiction. In this fast-paced novel for readers ten and up, James Graham, a Canadian journalist, is kidnapped in a market in Buenaventura, Colombia, right in front of Marco, his thirteen-year-old son. When the kidnappers try to grab Marco, ...


  • When Sophie LaGrange hears that her idol, Olympic gold medal winner Barbara Ann Scott, is coming to town to star in the Hollywood Ice Review in the fall of 1951, she can’t wait to meet the famous figure skater. But Sophie’s mother says they can...


  • In this fast-paced, on the road, YA novel, Norma Charles once again manages to include provocative social issues in an adventure story that will appeal to children from age ten and up. The novel opens with Toby, a young girl in a Bountiful-style comm...


  • Runner-up for the 2009 Chocolate Lily Book Award and commended for the 2009 Best Books for Kids & Teens In 1909, 13-year-old Luc Godin arrive in British Columbia from Quebec only to discover that the house they thought they’d move into hasn’t b...


  • Short-listed for the Chocolate Lily Book Award, 2005 It's summer 1950, and for 11-year-old French Canadian Sophie LaGrange, Camp Latona on British Columbia's Gambier Island promises to be pure bliss. But then Sophie has to buddy up with a strange, ...


  • Jacob Armstrong is 12 and he’s on a honeymoon. The honeymoon is his mother’s. Accompanying them are her new husband, Fred Finkle, and Fred’s annoying kids, ten-year-old Barney and eight-year-old Sam, and Jacob’s rebellious 15-year-old sister,...






  • A charming and insightful story of getting along with your hair, by bestselling author Norma Charles. Ruby's hair is making her miserable. The boy next door won't stop teasing her about it. What can she do? Her mom won't let her cut it off. Finally a...


  • Star Girl flies again in this sequel to the bestselling, award-winning Sophie Sea to Sea. Starting her new classes at the new French school in British Columbia, Sophie is happy to escape the old Alderson Avenue School where stuck-up Elizabeth Proctor...


  • Twelve-year-old Megan is thrilled when her estranged father proposes a secret weekend reunion but she begins to have second thoughts about disappearing without a trace after he takes her and her sister to a remote Canadian island....



  • Winner of the British Columbia Year 2000 Book Award Star Girl is a pint-sized superhero with gigantic appeal for 10-year-old Sophie, a French Canadian girl about to make a cross-Canada move with her family. In 1949, the year Newfoundland joins Conf...


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    Harry Jerome is one of Canada's forgotten heroes. From a skinny little kid growing up in St. Boniface, Manitoba, he rose to become the fastest man in the world, a title he held for an incredible eight years. He achieved this, despite having to battle...