Teaching Mindfulness

This guidebook for educators—whether professional teachers or home-school parents—focuses on the importance of including mindfulness as part of the curriculum. Mindfulness helps children understand the power of choice, encourages them to recognize their feelings, and increases their ability to stay focused.

We Are the Ocean

Illustrated By: Sarah Borg

Through the eyes of children and their doggie companions, they ask the question "what is the ocean?" Following the cycle of water throughout the planet, they discover that the ocean is a part of everything including themselves.

Finding Edward

After migrating to Canada, Cyril Rowntree navigates the implications of being racialized in his new land as he pieces together the story of a mixed-race baby from the 1920s named Edward.

Finding a Place for Every Student

With the increasing stressors in today’s classrooms, inclusivity and belonging can feel like impossible goals. Finding a Place for Every Student makes it simple, with tried-and-tested strategies, real-life case studies, insights into relationships with parents and caregivers, and a wealth of hands-on reproducibles.

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.

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.

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

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.