Good Children (Orca Book Publishers)
Set in the near future, when schools are intent on medicating all
behaviour - a fate that 15-year-old graffiti artist Maxwell Connors
will do anything to escape. The
Canadian Library Association 2012
Young Adult Book Award Winner and the 2012 Sunburst Award winner (young
teens and adults who like slow-building tension, a
few laughs, and some emotional agony before the story ends.
Tips for Surviving Grade 6 (James Lorimer & Company)
studies, math, and science - this novel offers hard-earned tips for
surviving some of the more concrete problems tween girls face: fickle
friends, annoying brothers, embarrassing
parents, and boys who don't know you
exist. Winner of the 2012 QWF
Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature and the
2012-13 Hackmatack Children's Choice
Award for English Fiction.
For girlfriends, comedy lovers,
Cat Isis (Kids Can Press)
first picture book, illustrated by Virginie Egger. Through brief text
illustrations, a young
cat owner compares what he reads about the ancient Egyptian goddess
Isis to his
pet cat of the same name. A
Resource Links 2011 Year's Best title.
book for readers of all ages.
(Orca Book Publishers)
A 12-year-old boy's journal
the months following his mother's death, as he tries to
discover how she died and how his family can survive without her.
for the CLA 2010 Book of
the Year for Children Award.
For children and adults looking for a good
read, a funny
read, a sad read, or