Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses

All students can become active, independent, thoughtful readers. The structures and strategies in this book are proven to help students develop confidence and competence in their reading. Student engagement with text soars through participation in grand conversations with peers and reflecting on reading with thoughtful, written responses.

Inside Broadside

Edited By: Philinda Masters

Inside Broadside looks at the impact 1980s feminist newspaper Broadside: A Feminist Review had on the lives of both the women who participated in its creation and the women who read one or all of its 96 issues.

The Oracle of Cumae

Mariuccia Umbellino must rescue an ancient oracle that is set to be destroyed on orders from the Pope. In the ensuing adventure things are blown up, love spells are miscast, a housekeeper poisons her cruel mistress, a mummy is discovered, and the mysterious fate of a jettatore—a person born with the Evil Eye—is revealed.

Power Poems for Small Humans

Illustrated, inspiring poems for parents and young ones alike! Carefully and lovingly crafted by a diverse selection of writers and artists, there’s validation and affirmation to be found in each and every poetic pronunciation.

Always Remember Who You Are

A tragic, yet inspiring story of how a little girl loses everyone she knows and loves during WWII, but who remembers the last words her father ever said to her, which helps her build a new life in a new land.

Shantallow

A teenage boy meets a girl he has been seeing in his nightmares. As their stormy relationship becomes almost abusive, they find themselves confronting supernatural terrors in a house with an evil history.

Things That Fall

A group of cousins reunites at a family cottage to help one of them deal with his father's death. They soon stumble on the family secret that caused their parents to keep them apart for years.

Pickles vs. the Zombies

A house cat and her animal friends struggle to survive after the zombie apocalypse. Without humans to care for them or manage the world, they need to fight not only zombies, but also wild animals and, suddenly, wild former house pets.

Ghosts

Cole Harper is dead. Mihko Laboratories has reopened the research facility and works to manufacture and weaponize the illness that previously plagued Wounded Sky. People are missing, and the community has been quarantined. What deal did Eva strike with Choch? Who will defeat Reynold and Mihko? Time is running out.

Perception

Foreword by: Katherena Vermette
Other primary creator: Cathy Mattes

First appearing on billboards, in storefronts, in bus shelters, and projected onto Winnipeg’s downtown buildings, KC Adams’s Perception photo series is now available in book form. Her stunning photographs confront common stereotypes about First Nation, Inuit and Métis people to illustrate a more contemporary, truthful story.

Just Lucky

After her grandfather dies and her grandmother can no longer take care of her, fifteen-year-old Lucky must navigate the foster care system. Lucky soon learns that foster placements are lonely, some can even be dangerous, and none of them feel like home.