Arlo has a big brain and a collection of shiny things.
Pips is his new pal.
Moving to the big city sure can be hectic for a crow. Even one as smart as Arlo! Everywhere you turn - noisy humans, lots of litter, and lots of competition for French fries! Fortunately, Arlo meets Pips - who joins him on his awesome adventures (and reminds him when he's bragging too much).
A big, beautiful Cree woman with a dark secret in her past, Bernice (”Birdie”) has left her home in northern Alberta to travel to Gibsons, B.C. She is on something of a vision quest, looking for family, for home, for understanding. She is also driven by the leftover teenaged desire to meet Pat Johns--Jesse from The Beachcombers--because he is, as she says, a working, healthy Indian man. Birdie heads for Molly’s Reach to find answers, but they are not the ones she expected.
With the arrival in Gibsons of her Auntie Val and her cousin Skinny Freda, Birdie begins to draw from her dreams the lessons she was never fully taught in life. Informed by the lore and knowledge of Cree traditions, Birdie is a darkly comic and moving first novel about the universal experience of recovering from tragedy. At heart, it is the story of an extraordinary woman who travels to the deepest part of herself to find the strength to face the past and to build a new life.
Paul Covello’s gloriously bright and detailed board book for the very young highlights Canada’s iconic symbols, souvenirs and events, including the Dogsled, Inuksuk, Loonie, Totem Pole and the Zamboni machine. From the author of the belovedToronto ABC.
The latest title in Paul Covello’s winning Canada board-book series features wondrously detailed illustrations for the very young, highlighting some of Canada’s most beloved and iconic creatures. From the author and illustrator of the national bestsellers Canada ABCand Canada 123.
From the author of the beloved and bestselling Canada ABCand Canada 123 comes this wonderful addition to the Canada board book series. Come explore some of the many special sports, games, activities and festivals that are a special part of how we love to have fun!
Why did the teacher jump into the lake? Because she wanted to test the water!
Why did the police arrest the chicken? They suspected fowl play!
Go straight to the head of the class with theClass Clown Joke Book! This timeless collection of wacky and wonderful knee-slappers is perfect for budding young comedians and those who are young at heart. Featuring more than 500 jokes, from knock-knocks and zingers to riddles and puns, these clean and clever crack-ups will have the whole school rolling in the aisles!
Team Canada is facing the United States in a must-win game at the Vancouver Olympics. The score is 2-1 for Canada, and then disaster strikes—with only 24 seconds left in the game, the US scores. The game is tied and goes into overtime. The team that scores the next goal will win the Olympic gold medal. Seven minutes into overtime, Sidney Crosby gets the puck and shoots . . .
Ideal for young hockey fans and future stars, this level-2I Can Readbook is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
Renforcez leurs capacités langagières et soyez prêts à des heures de lecture remplies de plaisir et de découvertes!
Les 100 Premiers Mots pour les Enfants Canadiens est plein de photos en couleur pour aider les petits curieux à découvrir le monde qui les entoure. Un vocabulaire approuvé par les éducateurs en primant les mots sur la nourriture, la famille, les animaux, le mouvement des objets et le jeu. Le livre idéal pour la croissance des petits crânes.
A heartwarming book featuring children’s own words and animal illustrations, this is the perfect book to say, “I love you, Daddy!”
Everyone’s daddy is the best. And who better to tell the world than children themselves?
This beautiful book combines endearing things said by children about their fathers with gentle illustrations of familiar animals. The text is amusing and insightful, with reasons why daddies are loved by their children ranging from ‘because he is big and strong’ to ‘because he is my best friend’.
With charming words from children all about daddies, this is the perfect book to share with Dad.
Featuring children's own words and heart-warming pictures, a little book which can be given by children to their mommy on mother's day or any time!
Everyone's mommy is the best. And who better to tell the world than children themselves? This charming book combines endearing things said by children about their mothers with gentle illustrations of familiar animals. This is the perfect book to share with Mom!
I’ve got a puppy running around inside my head. His name is Ollie. Sometimes my puppy is quiet, curious, or scared. And sometimes he gets excited . . . too excited!
Ollie’s emotions can get overwhelming for both of us, so I use my breath, words, and actions to calm myself—and my puppy—right down. Do you have a puppy inside your head, too? Puppy in My Head helps children identify and deal with anxiety in an age-appropriate comic-style format.
A playful cross-country adventure in which a young boy on a family car trip imagines himself behind the wheel of the big machines he sees through the window as they travel through the provinces and territories. This is both a tribute to Canada from sea to sea and an imagination-sparking celebration of big machines.
A dazzling, original novel of slavery and freedom, from the author of the international bestsellerHalf-Blood Blues
When two English brothers arrive at a Barbados sugar plantation, they bring with them a darkness beyond what the slaves have already known. Washington Black – an eleven year-old field slave – is horrified to find himself chosen to live in the quarters of one of these men. But the man is not as Washington expects him to be. His new master is the eccentric Christopher Wilde – naturalist, explorer, inventor and abolitionist – whose obsession to perfect a winged flying machine disturbs all who know him. Washington is initiated into a world of wonder: a world where the night sea is set alight with fields of jellyfish, where a simple cloth canopy can propel a man across the sky, where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning – and where two people, separated by an impossible divide, can begin to see each other as human.
But when a man is killed one fateful night, Washington is left to the mercy of his new masters. Christopher Wilde must choose between family ties and young Washington's life. What follows is a flight along the eastern coast of America, as the men attempt to elude the bounty that has been placed on Washington's head. Their journey opens them up to the extraordinary: to a dark encounter with a necropsicist, a scholar of the flesh; to a voyage aboard a vessel captained by a hunter of a different kind; to a glimpse through an unexpected portal into the Underground Railroad. This is a novel of fraught bonds and betrayal. What brings Wilde and Washington together ultimately tears them apart, leaving Washington to seek his true self in a world that denies his very existence.
From the blistering cane fields of Barbados to the icy plains of the Canadian Arctic, from the mud-drowned streets of London to the eerie deserts of Morocco,Washington Blackteems with all the strangeness of life. This inventive, electrifying novel asks, What is Freedom? And can a life salvaged from the ashes ever be made whole?
The newest edition to the popular Why I Love series!
Why do children love hockey? Because they’re part of a team. Because they love to cheer. Because they love to skate-and score goals! There are so many reasons. A wonderful new book featuring all-new illustrations that are sure to light up the faces of young fans.
Hours of word-hunting fun, perfect for puzzle lovers!
Searching for fun? You’ve found it right here! This collection of more than 120 word search puzzles is just right for grab-and-go play. Look up, look down and all around—puzzles start out easy and get trickier as you go. Challenge yourself with extra bonus riddles for even more fun, all in a package that’s just the right size to toss in a backpack!