Susanna Moodie: Roughing It in the Bush

Adapted By: Willow Dawson
Introduction by: Margaret Atwood
Illustrated By: Selena Goulding

Carol Shields was fascinated by Susanna Moodie, a Romantic writer who left England for Canada in 1832 where she and her family soon found themselves starving in their new home. Moodie's novel Roughing It in the Bush, an acerbic testament to settler life, made her famous. Shields' interpretation of Moodie comes to life as a graphic novel.

A Tattle-tell Tale

Illustrated By: Qin Leng

Joseph doesn’t want to tattle, but a lunchroom bully won’t leave him alone. With the help of his principal, he learns the difference between tattling and telling.

Sign Up Here

Illustrated By: Qin Leng

It seems like every kid in Dee-Dee’s class has joined a club but her. Dee-Dee knows that good friends shouldn’t leave each other out, so she comes up with a plan to start a club that everyone can join.

Being Me

Illustrated By: Yvonne Cathcart

Rosie the Red knows that you don’t have to be an adult to make a difference in your community. In Being Me, Rosie finds a way to volunteer at the local food bank and tries to make her classmate Sam feel less embarrassed about the fact that his family uses it.

Don't Tell, Don't Tell, Don't Tell

When his only friend goes missing, Frederick – who has Asperger’s – doesn’t know what to do. His friend Angel made him promise not to tell anyone about her plan to run away, but when the police call Frederick in for questioning his loyalty to her may have done more harm than good.

I Can't Have Bannock but the Beaver Has a Dam

Illustrated By: Herman Bekkering

This beloved Indigenous classic begins when a little boy asks, “Mom, can I have some bannock?” Despite having all the ingredients, Mom can’t make bannock.

Children will be eager to chime in as Mom answers the little boy’s questions about the power outage in their community and how it impacts his family. Includes a bannock recipe!

The Tiffin

Middle-grade novel about a boy in India who tries to find his birth mother years after he was separated from her by a message gone astray.

Alone in the Storm

In wartime Budapest, Leslie Vertes escapes from the forced labour service. As he lives under false identity documents, each day he survives feels like a miracle.

Where Courage Lives

Written in vignettes with child-like charm and innocence, Where Courage Lives provides rich insight into life in a small village against the backdrop of the war, paying tribute to both Muguette’s indomitable mother and the courage of the people of Champlost.