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.

Plague Thieves

The dying wish of Rose’s father is that she and her brother survive the plague rampaging through London in 1665. Armed with the last creation their father made in his apothecary, Rose and Lem hope to protect themselves against the sickness, but as word about the special oil blend spreads, they must also protect themselves against thieves.

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 for themselves in order to find hope.

Takedown

When high school wrestler Rowan Harper finds a costly ALS treatment that might save her dad, she delves into the seedy yet profitable world of illegal underground cage fights, jeopardizing a college wrestling scholarship and her love life.

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.

The End of Always

Ever since Isobel’s mom died, her dad won’t stop preparing for the world to end. It gets worse when he decides to move Isobel and her little sister to Endurance Ranch, a survivalist community in the middle of nowhere. A boy named Dane makes Isobel's life at the ranch better, but she realizes it's up to her to take control of her future.

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.

Two Pieces of Chocolate

Illustrated By: Gabrielle Grimard

In 1945, Francine and her maman are sent to the Bergen-Belsen Nazi prison camp. Life is gray and hopeless, but Maman has two secret pieces of chocolate that give them both hope. When Francine meets Hélène, a fellow prisoner who must hide her pregnancy, Francine realizes she may be able to help.

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 …

kekwan etakwak mîkisîhk / What’s in a Bead?

Translated by: Duane Linklater,
Illustrated By: Tessa Pizzale

Tessa loves how her grandmother always smells of campfire stories. Mom says it’s because Kohkom spends her days sewing beautiful beads onto smoked hides. Inspired, Tessa asks Kohkom to teach her beading, but first she must listen and learn the many stories held in a bead. Dual language edition in Ininîmowin (Cree N-dialect) and English.

What's in a Bead?

Illustrated By: Tessa Pizzale

Tessa loves how her grandmother always smells of campfire stories. Mom says it’s because Kohkom spends her days sewing beautiful beads onto smoked hides. Inspired, Tessa asks Kohkom to teach her beading, but first she must listen and learn about the many stories held in a bead.

The Club

Star trumpet player Jaxson gets a duet partner, Liv, who has more in common with Jax than his best friend, his first girlfriend, or even his mom. Both the only child of single mothers, Jaxson and Liv soon learn they share something that makes them rethink the meaning of “family.”

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.

Retro Radio Rainbow

Illustrated By: Jeric Tan

Retro Radio Rainbow teaches the 7 colors of the rainbow in the coolest way ever! Here’s a book that will have the parents saying, “Can we read it one more time?” Your children will be so dazzled, they might even forget to ask you what a radio is!

Charlie's Balloons

Translated by: Arielle Aaronson
Illustrated By: Élodie Duhameau

Hi! I’m Charlie.
In my mind and in my body, all my emotions fight to take up as much space as they can.
I like to picture my feelings as balloons. Sometimes they’re so light they float away.
Other times, they’re so heavy it’s like they’re filled with water...
For highly sensitive kids who feel BIG feelings!

Khadija and the Elephant Toothpaste Experiment

Illustrated By: Natalya Tariq

Khadija is inspired by her visit to the science fair. But how come none of the scientists are wearing a hijab, she wonders? Khadija recreates an experiment at home with mixed (and messy!) results. Surrounded by family as they celebrate Eid, Khadija tries again, with great success. She declares, “When I grow up, I’m going to be a scientist!”