July 1, 2018. The Guess Who. Gordon Lightfoot. Joni Mitchell. Neil Young. Stompin' Tom Connors. Robert Charlebois. Anne Murray. Chilliwack. Bryan Adams. The Barenaked Ladies. The Tragically Hip. Celine Dion. Arcade Fire. K-oS. Feist. These musicians are national heroes to generations of Canadians. But what does it mean to be a Canadian musician? Combining archival material, published accounts, and new interviews, Ryan Edwardson explores how music in Canada became Canadian music.
September 5, 2018. Pete the Cat is back—and this time he’s rocking in his school shoes. Pete discovers the library, the lunchroom, the playground, and lots of other cool places at school. And no matter where he goes, Pete never stops moving and grooving and singing his song . . . because it’s all good.
Aug. 9, 2018. Philip Riteman was a Holocaust survivor whose mission was to educate today's youth on the atrocities committed against millions of Jews and Gentiles by Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime during World War II. From the Pruzhany Ghetto, Poland, Philip and his family were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. There, his entire family was exterminated. Philip Riteman's story was recorded by Mireille Baulu-MacWillie during a series of interviews at Philip's home in Nova Scotia.
July 22 '18. On July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 rocket launched in the presence of more than a million spectators gathered to witness a truly historic event. It carried Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Mike Collins to the last frontier of human imagination: the moon. Rocket Men is the thrilling story of the moon mission, and it restores the mystery and majesty to an event that may have become too familiar for most to realize what an achievement it represented in planning, technology, and…
9-11-18. There is September 11 and then there are the days after, and finally the years. Falling Man is a magnificent, essential novel about the event that defines turn-of-the-century America. It begins in the smoke and ash of the burning towers and tracks the aftermath of this global tremor in the intimate lives of a few people, tracing the way the events of 9/11 have changed our emotional landscape, our memory and our perception of the world.
September 6, 2018. "It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself"--
September 3, 2018. This is John Mellor's award winning story of Labour's Wars in Cape Breton Island. The company store itself stands as a powerful symbol for the entire system against which the miners fought-a system wherein the company owned the mines, the homes, the stores and often even the ministers and priests-all with the goal of profits for shareholders and of keeping the workers indebted and in line. And when all these failed, the governments sent in the troops against the workers!
Sept. 2, 2018. Every disaster has its own cause and its own effects. Undoubtedly, the effects of the September 1998 crash of Swissair Flight 111 into the unforgiving waters off Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia--killing all 229 people on board--has had tremendous personal consequences. The purpose of this book, though, is to reach back to events leading up to the crash, in order to discover what caused the worst disaster in Canada's aviation history.
Aug. 23'18. Tara Westover, born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent. As a way out, Tara began to educate herself, learning enough to be admitted to university. Her quest for knowledge would transform her, taking her over oceans and across…
August 13, 2018: International Left-handers Day. Being a left-handed child in a world geared to the right-handed majority can be challenging, and it can be very difficult for a right-handed parent to give guidance in even the simplest everyday activities when approached from the wrong position. Leading expert Lauren Milsom describes simple but effective strategies to help the very young through to teenagers overcome the many hurdles they might encounter at school and home.
Aug.4, 2018. YA authors David Levithan and Billy Merrell collect original poems, essays, and stories by young adults in their teens and early 20s. The Full Spectrum includes a variety of writers—gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, transitioning, and questioning—on a variety of subjects: coming out, family, friendship, religion/faith, first kisses, break-ups, and many others.
July 23, 2018. After surviving an attack by a great white shark while surfing off the coast of northern California, Jonathan Kathrein uses his story to spread awareness about sharks and ocean conservation.
July 21, 2018. Out Proud features more than fifty short essays on the experience of LGBTTIQQ2SA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgendered, Intersexual, Queer, Questioning, 2-Spirited and Allies) and written by members of our diverse, Canadian community. Out Proud aims to broaden the conversation around sexuality and social justice.
July 6, 2018. All hail King Baby! He greets his adoring public with giggles and wiggles and coos, posing for photos and allowing hugs and kisses. But this royal ruler also has many demands, and when his subjects can't quite keep up, King Baby takes matters into his own tiny hands.
July 3 '18. Whilst leaving footpaths should NEVER be done, Straying from stories is all sorts of fun! Little Red Reading Hood LOVES reading books and making up stories of her own. When she meets a cunning wolf while on her way to the library, he convinces her to stray from the path and read for a little while. But hasn't she read this in a story before? Perhaps it's time she came up with a new ending . . .