Finding Harmony

In this middle-grade novel, Harmony moves back home with her mom after being in a foster home, but her mom hasn't dealt with her addiction issues and Harmony feels like she's the only one keeping her and her mom together.

Elvis, Me, and the Postcard Winter

Winter 1979. Twelve-year-old Truly has settled in with Andy El at Eagle Shores Trailer Park, but the peace of her new life is shattered when her mother unexpectedly returns after abandoning Truly the previous summer, asking for a second chance. Has her mother really changed? Can Truly ever forgive her?

The Time Keeper

In 1902 Edinburgh, a clockmaker is found dead inside a locked clocktower. When the clockmaker’s apprentice finds clues inside a seemingly unfixable watch, he races against time to discover the truth of his mentor’s death and a map to a miracle cure that can save a dying friend.

Izzy Wong’s Nose for News

In this quirky middle-grade novel, Izzy Wong finds the perfect subject for her podcast—investigating the school bathroom flooding that caused damage to classrooms. But the deeper she gets into her reporting, the more she blurs the line between truth and gossip...and right and wrong.

Pages of Doom

Illustrated By: Andrew P. Barr

In this second installment in the Book of Screams series, we revisit the ongoing story of Tanya, who is trying to vanquish a sentient ink that steals people's dreams, and delve into other horrors in short-story form, such as a ray of sunshine that kills, a rabbit carcass that haunts a young boy, and a teddy bear that possesses its owner.

Mélie quelque part au milieu

Comment apprivoise-t-on un pe`re dont on ignorait l’existence, qui de´barque un beau jour d’un pays lointain et qui ne parle pas un mot de sa propre langue ? Mélie quelque part au milieu offre une lecture lumineuse traverse´e de zones grises, ou` on apprend que les choses qui en valent la peine ne sont pas toujours faciles.

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.

Picture a Girl

In this middle-grade novel, Addie has to draw on all her resilience to look after herself and her little brother, Billy, when their mother, who struggles with depression and alcoholism, leaves unexpectedly.

Blue to the Sky

Multiple food allergies destroy 12-year-old Ella’s confidence, especially when it comes to public speaking. She plans to conquer her fear by participating in a CN Tower climb and reading her poetry when she gets to the top.

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.

Bird Brain

Even though Arden always wanted a pet, taking care of her uncle's parrot, Ludwig, was NOT what she had in mind. But as Arden gets to know Ludwig, she realizes he is not only incredibly smart but loyal—and the best pet she could have asked for.

Call Me Al

In this middle-grade novel, eighth-grade student Ali Khan finds that writing poetry—first about his crush, then about what it means to be an immigrant and the anti-Muslim racism around him—helps him discover who he truly is.

The Case of the Pilfered Pin

Windy Lake First Nation has long been shared with cottagers, but now everyone’s arguing over who really owns the land. When the Mighty Muskrats learn that a stolen surveyor’s pin could solve the conflict, the four cousins make it their mission to find it and prove that the land belongs to their people!

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.”

Obaasan's Boots

Lou and Charlotte don’t know much about their grandmother’s life. Their Obaasan invites them to spend time with her, sharing her experience as a Japanese Canadian during WWII and a painful story of their family's internment. The girls begin to understand how their identities have been shaped by racism, and that history is not only about the past.

Book of Screams

Illustrated By: Steven P. Hughes

A delightfully creepy collection of tales about everything from a Jekyll/Hyde homeroom teacher to a boiler-room ghoul to a kid's wobbly "baby eye," woven between excerpts from a central story about a girl whose favorite horror author is stealing children's nightmares for his books.

Shamus the Urban Rez Dog, P.I.

Jewellery is missing from the store where Mom works and she’s the main suspect. With Shamus’s help, the kids set out to catch the real thief, with surprising and hilarious results, including a false closet wall, a lucky bowling ball, and a vicious poodle named Hepzibah.

The Hippie Pirates

Illustrated By: Caroline Clarke

Kent, Ryan, and Amy love to hear their eccentric grandparents' stories of travel and adventure. At last, they will join them on a trip—but their grandparents' worthy "ship" the SS Fiona is more than meets the eye, and soon the three children are caught up in the dramatic history of Birchtown and Shelbourne, Nova Scotia.

The Rock Box

Illustrated By: Sally McKay

When her parents give her a special rock collection, Petra is thrilled. She loves rocks, and she pours over every sample in the box. But is one of those rocks winking at her? Soon Petra has connected with the rock box in a way she'd never have imagined possible.

Bernice and the Georgian Bay Gold

It's the summer of 1914, and eight-year-old Bernice lives with her family in a lighthouse on Georgian Bay. One day she finds a treasure map pointing to gold on a nearby island. Inspired by her beloved Mémèr’s stories of their Métis family’s adventures, Bernice sets out in a rowboat with the map and her dogs, determined to find the treasure.