Shu-Li And Tamara

This contemporary story of the true friendship between two girls is set in Vancouver’s Commercial Drive neighborhood. Shu-Li’s parents run a local Chinese deli and much of the story revolves around food. There is a helpful compendium of recipes at the end of the book for kids to try out. Beautifully illustrated throughout with line drawings.

George The Drummer Boy

More than two hundred years ago, Boston belonged to the British. George was a drummer boy with the King’s soldiers there. He wanted to be friends with the people of Boston. But they did not like the soldiers. They shouted and threw things at them.
One night, George and the other soldiers were sent on a secret mission. They crossed the river and headed toward Concord. George had no idea that this was the start of the American Revolution.