Semi-Detached

Semi-Detached is a love story that spans time and crosses classes to explore the meaning of home. Set during two paralyzing ice storms (one in 1944 and one in 2013) that are connected by a murder, a house, and the real estate agent who pieces the puzzle together.

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.

Candle Point

Illustrated By: Mike Deas

In this graphic novel for early middle readers, a young girl sets off a dangerous chain of events when she disturbs mysterious crystals in an effort to help an abandoned Moon Creature.

Flight Plan

In this YA thriller, thirteen-year-old Jamie’s flight is just taking off when all technology fails, plunging the world into chaos. After the pilot manages to land the plane safely, Jamie sets out on the perilous 1,200-mile journey home with the flight crew and a small group of determined passengers.

Ghost Girl

Illustrated By: Alyssa Waterbury

In this partially illustrated early chapter book, ten-year-old nonbinary Sly works to solve riddles and locate the spell that can save them, their grandmother and a ghost girl from being stuck forever in an enchanted mirror.

Once, a Bird

Illustrated By: Nathalie Dion

In this wordless picture book, a bird emerges after winter to find the world has gone quiet. As she settles on a tree outside an apartment building, its residents notice her through their windows and find hope in her resilience and the continued rhythms of nature.

Otter Doesn’t Know

In this picture book featuring Coast Salish art and Traditional Storytelling techniques, a salmon and an otter learn to help each other even though they don't have all the answers.

Stay My Baby

Told in rhyming verse, this board book featuring photos of babies and toddlers explores the love between parent and child and promises children that they will stay in the hearts of their caregivers forever.

Everyone is Welcome

Illustrated By: Christine Wei

A little girl hears that her grandma’s friend, Mrs. Lee, was pushed on her way to the Asian market. When she learns that Asian students at her brother’s school are afraid to walk to class, she realizes something very wrong is happening to her community. With her mom’s support and the help of friends, she does something kind for Mrs. Lee.

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.

A Quiet Storm

Sydney has finally come to terms with the bullying issues she faced, but now she has a new challenge: separation anxiety. When her boyfriend shares his plans to relocate for college, Sydney compares him to her father, who also left her.

Aftershock

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Amy and her estranged half sister, Mara, journey through the aftermath of a massive earthquake in search of their parents.

Airlock

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, nonbinary teen Brick must rescue the crew of the spaceship they snuck onto when it is taken over by pirates.

Dark Tide

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Kai and his stepfather must stop an ancient predator before the tide turns.

Racing Hearts

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Sienna trains for a triathlon in honor of her dead best friend, while falling for a mysterious jock.

Untethered

Raised in a loving but lacking household by their Holocaust survivor-grandparents and their godfather, the lives of twins Petal and Rose change drastically after a summer trip to Israel. Twenty years later, Petal is called back to Toronto from New York to help Rose during a crisis and is forced to confront her prejudices about her sister’s life.

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 Island

The people on a remote island are happy with their lot, but learn that they must make new lives in less isolated surroundings. A story of social change, and the love that one carries for home.

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.