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.
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.
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.
Star trumpet player Jaxson gets a duet partner, Liv, who has more in common with Jax than his best friend, his 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."
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!
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.
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.
Jewellery is missing from the store where Mom works and she’s the chief 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mortimer T. Flightdeck, Future YouTube Sensation, has big plans for ratkind: he’ll join the International Space Station (ISS) and document his experiments on the human astronauts to prove rats are much better than humans when it comes to colonizing Mars. But when his schemes go awry, he is forced to face new truths about dreams and friendship.