Larry Loves Vancouver

Just like the locals and visitors, Larry the pup loves the Gastown Steam Clock, Science World, Granville Island and many of the other sites and sounds of Vancouver. As he explores the city with his owner Pete, Larry rides a seabus, crosses the Capilano Suspension Bridge and visits the totem poles of Stanley Park.

The Science of Boys

Illustrated By: Gracey Zhang

Science nerd Emma Sakamoto wants to reinvent herself. When a popular girl seeks Emma’s help getting a boy to like her, Emma applies scientific laws to a perplexing subject—boys. But do people conform to scientific principles? The results are unpredictable in this story about the struggle of fitting in and the complexity of friendship.

Polestar Family Calendar 2023

Edited By: Ruth Porter

For more than thirty years, this award-winning agenda has proven indispensable for many thousands of busy families. It provides a flexible, spacious format for recording the entire family’s daily activities.

Polestar Planner 2023

Edited By: Ruth Porter

With lots of room to write in, this popular planner combines the functionality of an agenda with plenty of journal space to keep track of all your creative projects, passions, and plans.

Leading Through Spirals of Inquiry

Experienced educators Judy Halbert and Linda Kaser expand on their previous work to provide support for leaders during the process of change, clarify the direction for professional learning based on educational research and real-world examples, and provoke new thinking with specific strategies for accelerating meaningful change.

Mathematizing Student Thinking

Mathematizing Student Thinking outlines an approach to mathematics instruction that emphasizes making connections to the lived experiences of students. It supports teachers in providing students with problems that are meaningful, engaging, and purposeful and support students as independent, critical thinkers.

The Lost Expert

After being mistaken for the lead actor on the set of a Hollywood film, Chris assumes the identity of the actor and disconnects from his real life. Falling deeply into his newfound identity, he must grapple with his role as an imposter and whether he should extricate himself from reinvention.

Cover Art

Charley Scott is thrilled to be running a summer pop-up gallery in cottage country. But when her friend’s husband is found dead, the investigation threatens the gallery’s opening.

Mud Lilies

After working as a prostitute for the past four years, eighteen-year-old Chanie Nyrider is arrested and given two options: jail or a high school program for troubled youth. Chanie agrees to attend the program and begins to make strides toward a better life.

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.

White Lies

Missy’s little brother died on her thirteenth birthday and her family has been struggling with their grief ever since. As her sixteenth birthday approaches, she meets Luke and he helps her begin healing.

Hermit Hill

Illustrated By: Mike Deas

In this graphic novel for early middle readers, the youngest member of a ragtag crew of kids feels left out of a big project and finds himself a group of magical moon creatures to lord over.

Hush, Puppy

Illustrated By: Sabrina Gendron

In this partially illustrated early chapter book and the third book in the Charlie's Rules series, eleven-year-old Charlie and his best friend, Amy, rescue a man from a swarm of bees and help an insecure Chihuahua regain his confidence.

Rush Hour

This nonfiction book for middle-grade readers looks at the evolution of traffic, how it's affecting the environment and practical things young people can do to help. Illustrated with photographs.