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A Name for Himself: A Biography of Thomas Head Raddall

by Joyce Barkhouse Natural Heritage (June 30, 1990)

Traumatized by the 1917 Halifax Explosion, followed by his father's death, Raddall left school at age 14 - yet he went on to become one of Canada's most renowned storytellers.

Pearls and Pebbles

by Catharine Parr Traill & Elizabeth Thompson Natural Heritage (November 15, 1999)

An unusual book with a lasting charm, with a broad focus ranging from observations on the natural environment to the early settlement of Upper Canada.

The Real Winnie: A One-of-a-Kind Bear

by Val Shushkewich Natural Heritage (September 12, 2005)

The story of Winnie, the real Canadian bear that captured the heart of Christopher, son of A.A. Milne, is told against the backdrop of the First World War.

Another Winter, Another Spring: A Love Remembered

by Louise de Kiriline Lawrence Natural Heritage (June 30, 1987)

Swedish-born Louise Flach finds herself in the heart of the Russian Revolution. This is a tale of love and loyalty tested by great hardship and suffering.

My Dearest Wife: The Private and Public Lives of James David Edgar and Matilda Ridout Edgar

by Maud J. McLean & Robert M. Stamp Natural Heritage (August 15, 1998)

The Edgars' lives symbolized the increasing complexity of Toronto society as older generations gradually gave way to a new generation of "outsiders" seeking prominence.

Right On, You Got the Elbow Out!: Wartime Memories of the R.C.A.F.

by Ernest F. Monnon Natural Heritage (June 30, 1990)

This book deals with the experiences of an airman, a radio telephone operator, one of the many "ordinary people" who served their country in the Second World War.

In Search of My Father: One Woman's Search for the Father She Never Knew

by Marion Elizabeth Fawkes Natural Heritage (June 30, 1994)

What begins as research into the life of a Boer War veteran who died in the First World War expands to touch on many significant personalities and events in Canadian history.

Travels in the Shining Island: The Story of James Evans and the Invention of the Cree Syllabary Alphabet

by Roger Burford Mason Natural Heritage (November 15, 1996)

A chronicle of the life of Methodist missionary James Evans (1801-1846), who created a Cree alphabet still in use today.

Legends In Their Time: Young Heroes and Victims of Canada

by George Sherwood & Stewart Sherwood Natural Heritage (February 03, 2006)

This book chronicles the early lives of 18 young people who influenced the direction of the history of Canada.

Spanish John: Being a Narrative of the Early Life of Colonel John M'Donell of Scottos

by John McDonell Natural Heritage (June 30, 1993)

An unashamedly prejudiced account of the atmosphere of the aftermath of "the 45" the fierce loyalties and bitter hatreds, the high principles and barefaced villainy.

Breakfast at the Hoito: And Other Adventures in the Boreal Heartland

by Charles Wilkins Natural Heritage (November 15, 2001)

This regional classic brings together a collection of stories of northwestern Ontario.

A Gentleman of Substance: The Life and Legacy of John Redpath (1796-1869)

by Richard Feltoe Natural Heritage (April 12, 2006)

John Redpath arrived in Canada, penniless, in 1816. From skilled stonemason, he became a wealthy entrepreneur in Montreal, the founder of Redpath Sugar.

English Bloods: In the Backwoods of Muskoka, 1878

by Frederick de la Fosse & Scott D. Shipman Natural Heritage (August 25, 2004)

An illuminating and humorous biographical account of the "English Bloods" - young men sent to learn farming skills in Muskoka in pioneer times.

Much to Be Done: Private Life in Ontario From Victorian Diaries

by Frances Hoffman & Ryan Taylor Natural Heritage (May 15, 2007)

Much To Be Done provides accounts of everyday life and special occasions in Victorian Ontario, drawn from diary accounts of both the gentry and the ordinary individual.