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Bone Deep: A Peggy Henderson Adventure

by Gina McMurchy-Barber Dundurn (October 29, 2014)

A two-hundred-year-old sunken ship is discovered off the northern tip of Vancouver Island and budding archaeologist Peggy Henderson manages to secure a place on this archaeological expedition. The trip teachers...

Billy Green Saves the Day

by Ben Guyatt Dundurn (July 28, 2009)

During the War of 1812, 18-year-old Billy Green spots the advancing American army and must ride three hours in the middle of the night to Burlington Heights to warn the British.

She Loves You

by Rhonda Batchelor Dundurn (July 14, 2008)

Amid rumours of her supposed homosexuality, 14-year-old Annie is drawn to a group of ragtag local hippies. Sweet William is even more bereft than Annie, and not by choice.

Piau's Potato Present

by Diane Carmel Léger Bouton d'or Acadie (September 12, 2014)

Did a gift of potatoes in 1768 lead to a popular dish enjoyed by Acadians today? Christian Treitz, the youngest son in a German family immigrated to the Monckton Township, learns that the trauma of the Acadian...


by Jennifer Maruno Dundurn (July 19, 2014)

As an orphaned white boy in a school of Native students, 14-year-old Jonny Joe isn't like the others at the island Redemption Residential School. After an escape attempt, Jonny and Ernie hide out in a mountain...

Beginning Again: Further Adventures of a Loyalist Family

by Mary Beacock Fryer Dundurn (September 01, 1988)

Beginning Again is a sequel to Escape: Adventures of a Loyalist Family, Mary Beacock Fryer's historical novel for ten to fourteen-year-olds. This new work chronicles the lives of the Seamans as they make a new...

Growing Up Ivy

by Peggy Dymond Leavey Dundurn (July 12, 2010)

Ivy Chalmers has never met her father, until she is sent to live with her paternal grandmother and Ivy's father, Alva, arrives unexpectedly. Alva takes Ivy with him for the summer, wandering the countryside...

I Am Algonquin: An Algonquin Quest Novel

by Rick Revelle Dundurn (November 18, 2013)

This novel follows the story of a warrior named Mahingan and his family as they live the traditional Algonquin way of life long before Europeans arrived in North America. Hunting and warfare are daily concerns,...

Bridget's Black '47

by Dorothy Perkyns Dundurn (June 22, 2009)

Bridget Quinlan is a spirited 13-year-old when the Irish potato famine of the 1840s shatters her life. When the Quinlans are forced to accept the offer of a passage to Canada, appalling conditions onboard contribute...

The Schooner's Revenge

by Robert Sutherland HarperCollins (June 01, 2010)

Fourteen-year-old Ben Random has always been drawn to the ships that skim the blue waters of Lake Ontario off the shores of York, the capital of Upper Canada. But his dream of serving on a Royal Navy vessel...

And Nothing But The Truth

by Kit Pearson HarperCollins (August 14, 2012)

Kit Pearson’s endearing heroine from The Whole Truth, Polly, is now thirteen and following in her sister’s footsteps to a boarding school in Victoria. The adjustment is difficult—all those rules!—and...

The Whole Truth

The Whole Truth #1

by Kit Pearson HarperTrophy (August 16, 2011)

It is 1932. Polly and her older sister, Maud, travel by train and boat from Winnipeg to an island between Vancouver and Victoria. Polly will live with their grandmother, the sisters’ new guardian, and attend...

Secret Of Devil Lake

by Robert Sutherland HarperCollins (June 29, 2010)

He knows in his heart that his father, Lieutenant James Martin, could not have stolen the money stored overnight in the blockhouse of The Isthmus and then brutally murdered his commanding officer, Colonel Forrester....


by Jennifer Maruno Napoleon and Co (September 01, 2010)

In 1647, ten-year-old Etienne yearns for a life of adventure. He meets an orphan destined for Fort Sainte-Marie. Making the most impulsive decision of his life, Etienne replaces the orphan and paddles off with...

When the Cherry Blossoms Fell: A Cherry Blossom Book

by Jennifer Maruno Napoleon and Co (April 15, 2009)

Nine-year-old Michiko bids her father goodbye. She doesn't know the government has ordered all Japanese-born men out of the province. Ten days later, her family joins hundreds of Japanese-Canadians on a train...

Trouble on the Voyage

by Bob Barton Napoleon and Co (September 01, 2010)

The Henrietta Maria has been trapped in the Hudson Strait for two months finally breaking free August 6, 1631 to search for a northwest passage. The crew knows it must leave Hudson Bay by early October to avoid...

Stolen Away

by Christopher Dinsdale Napoleon and Co (November 01, 2006)

Keira, kidnapped from Ireland by Vikings, is a slave living in legendary Vinland. Two native bands, the Beothuck and the Thule, are also fighting over the land, thrusting the Norsemen into war. While the Vikings...

The Emerald Key

by Christopher Dinsdale Dundurn (November 26, 2012)

Jamie Galway wakes up from a coma one morning in 1847 after a confrontation with British soldiers. His brother, Ryan, and the ancient Irish text they had sworn to protect are missing. Jamie learns that his brother...

The Madman of Piney Woods

by Christopher Paul Curtis Scholastic Inc. (September 30, 2014)

Benji and Red couldn't be more different. They aren't friends. They don't even live in the same town. But their fates are entwined. A chance meeting leads the boys to discover that they have more in common than...

Dear Canada: Hoping for Home

by Kit Pearson, Jean Little, Shelley Tanaka & Brian Doyle et al. Scholastic Canada (December 27, 2016)

In these eleven original stories, characters bravely face the challenges of settling into a new life.

In this wonderful new short story anthology, eleven of Canada's top children's authors contribute stories...

Dear Canada: Alone in an Untamed Land

by Maxine Trottier Scholastic Canada (May 01, 2016)

Young Hélène St. Onge and her older sister Catherine are orphans. When King Louis XVI orders all men in New France to marry, Catherine becomes a "fille du roi," one of the many young women sent to the new...

Dear Canada: A Rebel's Daughter

by Janet Lunn Scholastic Canada (May 01, 2016)

After Arabella's father is jailed for his part in the short-lived 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion in Toronto, her mother just cannot cope. The family is ostracized, they lose their home and they have no income ?...

Dear Canada: Banished from Our Home

by Sharon Stewart Scholastic Canada (May 01, 2016)

The latest addition to the bestselling Dear Canada series takes readers directly into the historic struggle between the French and English for control of the area. Angelique watches as families are torn apart...

Dear Canada: Winter of Peril

by Jan Andrews Scholastic Canada (May 01, 2016)

Sophie Loveridge's family is uprooted from the comfort of their home in England when her eccentric father ? inspired by the new novel, Robinson Crusoe ? decides to move the family to the New World so he can...

Dear Canada: Exiles from the War

by Jean Little Scholastic Canada (December 01, 2015)

When a frightened girl and boy arrive on the Twiss family's doorstep to escape the Blitz, Charlotte wonders how she will keep her war guests from missing their parents back home, or from cowering every time...

Dear Canada: Footsteps In the Snow

by Carol Matas Scholastic Canada (January 01, 2016)

Isobel thinks that she and her family will find their fortune in Canada. But Isobel's mother dies before they even cross the ocean, and other misfortunes follow their every step. Isobel's family and the other...

Dear Canada: To Stand on My Own

by Barbara Haworth-Attard Scholastic Canada (December 01, 2015)

The dark threat of polio becomes a reality for a young Prairie girl.

In the summer of 1937, life on the Prairies is not easy. The Great Depression has brought great hardship, and young Noreen's family must scrimp...

Dear Canada: A Trail of Broken Dreams

by Barbara Haworth-Attard Scholastic Canada (July 01, 2015)

Still reeling from the death of her mother, Harriet sets out on a dangerous journey -disguised as a boy since no "petticoats" are allowed on the trip - determined to find her missing father in the gold fields...

Dear Canada: A Ribbon of Shining Steel

by Julie Lawson Scholastic Canada (July 01, 2015)

Kate's father is a builder for the Canadian Pacific Railway as it snakes across the mountains and through the Fraser Canyon. Everyone is excited about the "Iron Horse", but building the railroad is a treacherous...

Dear Canada: Flame and Ashes

by Janet McNaughton Scholastic Canada (September 01, 2014)

A touching "riches to rags" story set during the second-worst disaster in the history of Atlantic Canada.

Eleven-year-old Triffie is the middle daughter of a well-to-do merchant. Triffie knows nothing about what...

Dear Canada: A Time for Giving: Ten Tales of Christmas

by Jean Little, Sarah Ellis, Carol Matas & Karleen Bradford et al. Scholastic Canada (September 01, 2015)

Featuring stories from nine outstanding Canadian authors, this anthology is the perfect Christmas gift for Dear Canada readers, both old and new!

A Time for Giving includes ten tales of Christmas, following the...

Dear Canada: With Nothing But Our Courage

by Karleen Bradford Scholastic Canada (August 01, 2015)

When Mary's family sides with the British against the American rebels, they are branded traitors and forced to flee their home. All they have is what they can carry with them ? and their determination and courage...

A Hanging Offence

by Don Cummer Scholastic Canada (February 01, 2015)

The sequel to Brothers at War finds best friends Jacob and Eli on opposite sides of the battlefield as the War of 1812 erupts.

Jacob and Eli may be blood brothers, but they are on opposite sides in the battle...

Blood Oath

by Don Cummer Scholastic Canada (September 01, 2015)

Blood brothers Jacob and Eli could become sworn enemies when Eli joins the American invasion of Canada.

After avoiding the gallows and fleeing to the United States, Eli returns to Newark when the American Army...

I Am Canada: Brothers in Arms: The Siege of Louisbourg, Sébastien deL'Espérance, New France, 1758

by Don Aker Scholastic Canada (September 01, 2015)

A riveting story of a pivotal battle in the Seven Years? War that changed Canadian history forever.

Seventeen-year-old Sébastien de L?Espérance and his friend Guillaume have fought to keep the British from...

I Am Canada: Defend or Die

by Gillian Chan Scholastic Canada (February 01, 2015)

A captivating and rarely told World War II story: that of the Canadian troops sent to defend Hong Kong from the invading Japanese.

Nineteen-year-old Jack Finnigan is a born troublemaker. He has grown up defying...

From Anna

by Jean Little, Joan Sandin & Katherine Paterson Scholastic Canada (September 01, 2012)

Jean Little's classic celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new look for a new generation!

Nine-year-old Anna has always been the clumsy one in the family ? somehow she can never do anything right. She bumps...

Piau's Potato Present

by Diane Carmel Léger Bouton d'or Acadie (September 12, 2014)

Did a gift of potatoes in 1768 lead to a popular dish enjoyed by Acadians today? Christian Treitz, the youngest son in a German family immigrated to the Monckton Township, learns that the trauma of the Acadian...

West to Grande Portage

by Joan Donadlson-Yarmey Books We Love Ltd. (November 04, 2015)

On his sixteenth birthday Phillipe Chabot is told that his brother-in-law has hired him to be a voyageur. He will be paddling west from Montreal to Grade Portage to trade supplies with the Indians for furs....

The Return of Tachlanad

by Kathy Fischer-Brown Books We Love Ltd. (October 19, 2015)

Once upon a time in the beleaguered land of Lothria? A princess under a magical aura, her absent-minded sorcerer grandfather; a conflicted warrior prince; a young ne?er-do-well who finds an unlikely friend while...

West to the Bay

by Joan Donaldson Yarmey Books We Love Ltd. (June 30, 2015)

In 1750, Thomas Gunn, along with three friends, join the Hudson's Bay Company and sail from Stromness on the Orkney Islands of northern Scotland to York Factory fort on Hudson's Bay. They believe they are starting...

The New Land

by Marilynn Reynolds & Stephen McCallum Crow Cottage Publishing (June 15, 2015)

The New Land is the story of a 19th-century European immigrant family?s first year of homesteading on the prairie. Mother, Father, John and little Annie travel across the Atlantic by steamship and then the country...

Island Santa

by Sheryl McFarlane & Sheena Lott Crow Cottage Publishing (December 07, 2013)

Sam?s sister, accompanied by their father, is in a hospital far away from their home on a remote island off the West Coast. Determined to be with his family for Christmas, Sam catches a ride on a Santa Boat,...

The Nor'Wester

by David Starr Ronsdale Press (March 31, 2017)

This gripping novel for young readers begins in 1805, when fifteen-year-old Duncan Scott and his sister Libby lose their parents in a Glasgow cotton mill fire. Their tragedy is compounded when, through one reckless...

Taking a Chance on Love

by Mary Razzell Ronsdale Press (March 01, 2016)

Falling in love creates an enchanted time, and when it?s on the magical Sunshine Coast of British Columbia during WWII, it is never to be forgotten. The increased emotions of a country at war are always present,...

Hope's Journey

by Jean Rae Baxter Ronsdale Press (September 15, 2015)

The fifth volume in the ?Forging a Nation? series begins in 1791. The year a new province is created in the country that will one day be called Canada. The year Hope Cobman?s life turns around. At thirteen,...

The Journal

by Lois Donovan Ronsdale Press (February 15, 2015)

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...

Tragic Links

by Cathy Beveridge Ronsdale Press (March 01, 2009)

Tragic Links is award-winning author Cathy Beveridge's fourth young adult novel focusing on Canadian disasters. This time Jolene and her family find themselves in Quebec where Jolene's father is conducting research...

Way Lies North, The

by Jean Rae Baxter Ronsdale Press (September 01, 2007)

This young adult historical novel focuses on Charlotte and her family, Loyalists who are forced to flee their home in the Mohawk Valley as a result of the violence of the ?Sons of Liberty? during the American...

Freedom Bound

by Jean Rae Baxter Ronsdale Press (September 01, 2012)

In this, the final instalment of Jean Rae Baxter's best-selling young adult trilogy, eighteen-year-old Charlotte sails from Canada to Charleston in the beleaguered Thirteen Colonies to join her new husband Nick....