Acclaimed photographer J.A. Kraulis explores Ottawa over the course of four seasons. His stunning color photographs will keep young readers interested as they learn the story of this rough and tumble lumber town, now the capital of Canada.
Author: Kathy G. Short
An African In Greenland
A native of Africa, the author recounts how a picture book about Greenland inspired him to embark on a life-changing journey that would last for ten years, leading him ultimately to Greenland. Includes photos.
Somehow Tenderness Survives: Stories Of Southern Africa
Ten major South African writers, representing all races and including Nadine Gordimer, Doris Lessing, and Mark Mathabane, explore the political, social, and emotional impact of apartheid.
If You’re Not From The Prairie–
A boy provides a look at life on the prairies of North America and describes the effects of the climate on the people like him who grow up in the heartland of the continent.
When Michael and his dog Stella are swept off his family’s yacht, they wash up on a desert island and are struggling to survive–until they realize they are not alone. Original illustrated version.
Naughts And Crosses
In a world where the pale-skinned Naughts are discriminated against by the politically and socially powerful dark-skinned Crosses, two teenagers test whether their love is strong enough to survive their society’s racism.
The Boy Who Ate Stars
Upon moving to a new apartment, twelve-year-old Lucy befriends an autistic boy who lives upstairs and, along with her friend Theo and a pampered pooch, takes Matthew on neighborhood adventures hoping to open him up to the world around them.
When they find a treasure chest in the orchard, two discontented pigs abandon their rural paradise for what they think will be the pleasures of a more luxurious life.
The Story Of My Life: An Afghan Girl On The Other Side Of The Sky
Ahmedi was born just as the war between the mujahideen and the Soviets reaches its peak in Afghanistan. When she steps on a land mine, her world becomes much smaller than the dreams and hopes in her heart. With Tamim Ansary.
The Secret Country
Having learned from a talking cat that he and his sisters are the half-elfin royalty of a parallel world called Eidolon, twelve-year old Ben Arnold attempts to stop his evil uncle from smuggling magical creatures between the two worlds.