Nothing Trivial

John Haney, one of the creators of the beloved board game Trivial Pursuit, walks us through his life — his hockey career, his time in Europe, his theatre career, and much more — and how it all led him to acquire the plethora of knowledge that later became the fodder for quality cutthroat game nights around the world.

Autokrator

In an autocratic society where women — Unmales — have been relegated to the shadows, two of them break sacred laws, risking their lives, to achieve their goals. Cera vows to reunite with her son, taken at birth; Tiresius, seeking power, poses as male to rise through the ranks.

As We Forgive Others

A woman vanishes from a café in a northern town and all the witnesses have different accounts. Local police officer Alice Morrow and former New York homicide detective Hugh Mercer, troubled by their own need for forgiveness and justice, uncover a bizarre crime.

Bridging the Reading Gap

A comprehensive series of lessons that address phonics, morphology, and vocabulary for teachers working with students in grades 4–8. With a wide range of learners in every classroom, engaging activities and carefully curated lists scaffold instruction for emergent to competent readers.

Chef AJ's Sweet Indulgence

By: Chef AJ
Contributions by: Glen Merzer

As delicious as their more traditional counterparts, these sugar- and gluten-free desserts are filled with nutrients rather than calorie-dense ingredients. These are desserts that you can not only enjoy eating but feel good about serving to family and friends.

Felt

In this story of a son, his mother, and her Alzheimer’s disease, a small Maritime town provides transforms into the loom on which the shared and contested memories of three generations are woven, unraveled, and rewoven.

Polestar Family Calendar 2025

Edited By: Ruth Porter

For more than thirty-five years, this award-winning agenda has proven indispensable for many thousands of busy families. It provides a flexible, spacious format for recording the entire family’s daily activities.

Powerful Thinking

Ready-to-use thinking strategies that helps student connect, question, visualize, inform, and transform their learning across the curriculum. Explicit, targeted lessons to foster literacy development and nudge student learning as students construct meaning, build knowledge, and think more deeply about content-area learning.

Channel Surfing in the Sea of Happiness

Channel Surfing in the Sea of Happiness is an iconoclastic romp through the end of the twentieth century. The misfit characters in this funny, poignant collection of stories find themselves adrift in an increasingly absurdist world, a world they must reinvent in order to find hope.

Claws of the Panda

In this expanded and updated edition of Claws of the Panda, Jonathan Manthorpe explores Canada’s ongoing relationship with the Chinese Communist Party – and the collapse of this relationship in light of the CCP’s attempts to infiltrate and influence Canadian and global politics.

Who by Fire

Dame Polara has spent her adult life in the shadow of her father, a shady private investigator. Now, she must rely on the skills he taught her if she’s to protect herself and the people she cares about most.

Motherlike

In this candid, entertaining, and poignant account of new motherhood, Leyton weaves her own observations with historical research and cultural commentary on everything from the history of the birth control pill to the risks of labour and the realities of being post-partum. A personal story that reflects a larger picture of ourselves.

The Sulphur Springs Cure

Eighty-four-year-old Violet’s unexpected return to the scene of a murder she was inadvertently involved with seventy years earlier brings up long-buried memories, a much-missed girlhood friend, and of her own sexual awakening. But the past brings hurtful truths, leaving Violet to think that perhaps some mysteries are better left unsolved …

Messing Around with Math

Provides a wide range of ready-to-use problems around key concepts in math: numeracy, mental math, fractions, addition/subtraction/multiplication/division, measurement, spatial sense, financial literacy, equations, and graphing.

Magdaragat

Since first arriving on Canada’s shores over 150 years ago, Filipinos have contributed invaluably — though too often invisibly — to Canadian society. This anthology by members of the Filipino-Canadian community explores Filipino-Canadian identities, histories, presents, and futures, and serves to re-enforce their cultural contributions.