Book of the Month




September 2017

Picture a Tree

A Canada Council Finalist for the Arts and Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards winner.

Picture a tree—what do you see? From bare branches tracing the sky to an explosion of colour, a place for adventure or a friend to shelter us from the sun—a tree can be so many things.

by Barbara Reid


Bird and Squirrel on Ice

Bird and Squirrel are back in action! And this time they have an awesome new friend, Sakari. But they also have a new enemy, the Great Whale. He’s huge, he.s hungry, and his next meal is is Bird! So it’s up to Squirrel to save the day by hatching a crazy escape plan. With a little luck and some help from Sakari, they just might make it out alive. Or they might end up as whale food.

by James Burks

When the Sea Turned to Silver

A National Book Award finalist

Pinmei’s grandmother always has the most exciting tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. But the peace is shattered one night when the emperor’s soldiers kidnap the old storyteller, leaving Pinmei  devastated. Pinmei embarks on a journey to rescue her grandmother with her friend Yishan, who seems to have hidden secrets of his own. Together, the two face obstacles found only in legends to save Pinmei’s grandmother—before it’s too late.

by Grace Lin

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