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 his dying friend.

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.

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.

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.”

Shamus the Urban Rez Dog, P.I.

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.

Up for Grabs

Thirteen-year-old Frida discovers a mysterious painting hidden in a desk in the house she and her brother inherited from their late grandmother. She tries to find out who the woman in the painting is and why she was hidden away for so many years.

Oculum Echo

As Echo1 wakes from an 83-year sleep to search for life in the wasteland, the children of Oculum flee the Unruly and their stolen weapons, desperately trying to reach the safety of MedFell Hall.

Mortimer

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.

ValHamster

Emmy is the greatest zombie fighter of all time. Fire, rage, and fury are this hamster’s weapons of choice and woe to any undead human crossing her path. Betrayed by those she loves, Emmy runs away, determined to eradicate the zombie threat. But she discovers that there’s no honour in fighting for yourself.

A Bend in the Breeze

When Pascale Chardon finds herself on a lifeboat drifting toward an uncharted island with no memory of how she got there, all she wants is to get back to her family. The islanders, however, have been waiting for a legendary visitor for many decades and aren’t willing to let Pascale go home so easily.

Valley of the Rats

When Krish and his father take a camping trip to Ladakh, he convinces himself they’ll bond, despite Krish’s fear of germs and the outdoors. They become lost in a storm and stumble onto the hidden village of Imdur. The Imdurans are very secretive and can’t let Kabir and Krish expose their existence to outsiders.

Birdspell

A twelve-year old boy copes with his mother’s mental illness with the help of a talking—and possibly magic—bird, and friends he finds in unexpected places.

Firefly

A thirteen-year-old girl who prefers homelessness to living with her abusive mother is sent to live with an aunt, whose costume shop helps her discover who she is, and what a family is.

Trip of the Dead

A raccoon survivor in a zombie apocalypse wonders where all the other raccoons have gone and enlists the help of animal friends to find the answer.

Pickles vs. the Zombies

A house cat and her animal friends struggle to survive after the zombie apocalypse. Without humans to care for them or manage the world, they need to fight not only zombies, but also wild animals and, suddenly, wild former house pets.

The Band of Merry Kids

Twelve-year-old Pip idolizes Robin Hood and dreams of becoming one of the Merry Men. But to everyone else, Pip is the son of Aldwin of Nottinghamshire, a seller of wool blankets.

Enid Strange

In this novel for middle-grade readers, an awkward and precocious girl learns how to see strange and elusive creatures—and has to find a way to keep them from ruining her life.

Run

An overweight, bullied loner discovers he is a fast runner, and turns to athletics and new friends to find confidence in himself.

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.