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.

On the Edge of Being

Painful and shocking, the stories in On the Edge of Being manage to convey hope. Sharing her own experiences, and those of women and girls around her, Sharifa Sharif navigates what it means to be a woman in Afghan society, to live in the margins and yet—against all odds—retain a sense of identity and individuality.

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.

Journey

This journal offers the questions, insights and tools you need to begin a profound exploration of self. Drawing upon her lived experience and invaluable training as a mental health nurse, Katherine Stetson guides readers into an inquiry of their beliefs, behavioral patterns and identities, shedding a new light on who they are.

Giaci and Me

A mother’s story from the early days of her son’s Autism diagnosis through to the unusual, the exciting and the uplifting. A narrative of her most innermost thoughts, realizations and fears, this memoir serves as a much-needed resource to support parents of autistic children to be inspired, feel better and know they are not alone.

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?

Illustrated By: Tessa Pizzale
Translated by: Duane Linklater,

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.

Reg Goes Swimming

Illustrated By: Emma Martin

A story with a message around feelings, including simple strategies to teach self regulation. The bear, Reg, moves from being emotionally dysregulated through thoughtful self-regulation to a state of calm. The three self-regulation techniques used to regulate emotions are: positive self-talk, belly breathing, and reframing.

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

Illustrated By: Élodie Duhameau
Translated by: Arielle Aaronson

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!”

Radio Daze

When acclaimed comic writer Aaron Zevy began to collect vintage radios, his friends and family hoped they might get a respite from the barrage of short stories which had been filling their inboxes. After all, how much trouble can one man, no matter how unusual and prone to social and dating mishaps, get into?

The River Run

Lakota teen Alfred Swallow, along with two of his best friends, are sent to a residential boarding school that has the policy, destroy the Indian, save the man. After enduring harsh treatment and punishment, the boys decide to escape and make a run to the river.