Racing Fear – Grades 7-12

Rally cars and illegal drugs don’t mix! Trent and Adam were best friends and racing buddies until an accident, with Adam at the wheel, put Trent in the hospital. After a long separation, the teens try to pick up their friendship, but Adam’s guilt and Trent’s odd behaviour make it tough. Why is Trent hanging…

At Risk – Grades 7-12

How far will you go when your last chance at freedom is taken away? Tia, a nineteen-year-old black Canadian university student, is spending the summer working at a special ranch designed to “scare straight” at-risk youth.  She tries to bond with Sage, a street kid who has been given one last chance to get her life…

Wild Ride – Grades 7-12

Poachers will stop at nothing to kill a grizzly bear. Will January be next? January Fournier is back in the sequel to Lightning Rider! This time she has a faster bike and faster friends, including Liam, a computer wizard who has a talent for hacking. Jan and her new family have moved to Banff, Alberta and when…

Lightning Rider – Grades 7-12

Proving your brother isn’t a motorcycle thief  is tough when he’s been caught on a stolen bike. January Fournier, a sixteen-year-old Métis girl, learns her brother is in intensive care after a motorcycle crash.  When she arrives at the hospital, the police tell her the crashed bike was stolen, and her brother is now the…

Secret Signs – Grades 4-6

This was not how he’d imagined today would go… When 12-year-old Henry Dafoe runs away from his farm near Winnipeg to find his father, he has no idea he will end up riding the rails across the prairies with a hobo named Clickety Clack and discovering what The Depression is all about. Using the underground…

The Comic Book War – Available May 2014!

Can three comic-book superheroes and a meteorite from outer space really protect Robert Tourond’s brothers as they fight the enemy in Europe during World War II? The Kirkus Review of The Comic Book War says: “this wartime tale featuring young characters with complementary strengths and vulnerabilities shines in a sharply rendered setting.” Library Services Centre,…

Belle of Batoche – Grades 4-6

History explodes around Belle and only she can save those trapped in the deadly battle. Belle and Sarah can’t stand each other. When both want to be the ringer of the new Batoche church bell, they must compete in an embroidery contest to win the position. Belle suspects Sarah of cheating, but before she can…

Ghost Messages – Grades 5-9

Who is the mysterious Davy? Foilhummerum Bay, Ireland, 1865 Thirteen year-old Ailish, a feisty Irish fortune-teller, is about to become part of history. She becomes trapped on the mighty Great Eastern just as the ship sets off on its voyage to lay the very first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable. Escape is impossible! Ailish must pretend to…