Literary Novels for Children
and Young Adults
(Orca Book Publishers)
A 12-year-old boy's journal
the months following his mother's death, as he tries to
discover how she died and how his family can survive without her.
Shortlisted for the Red
the Diamond Willows, the MYRCAs, and the CLA 2010 Book of
the Year for Children Award.
For children and adults looking for a good
read, a funny
read, a sad read, or
Good Children (Orca Book Publishers)
Set in the near future, when schools are intent on medicating all
behaviour - a fate that 15-year-old graffiti artist Maxwell Connors
will do anything to escape.
Canadian Library Association 2012
Young Adult Book Award and the 2012 Sunburst Award (young
adult category), and a White Pine Honour Book.
teens and adults who like slow-building tension, a
few laughs, and some emotional agony before the story ends.
Tips for Surviving Grade 6 (Lorimer)
studies, math, and science - in this episodic novel, 11-year-old Becky
Lennox offers hard-earned tips for
friends, annoying brothers, embarrassing
parents, and boys who don't know you
of the 2012 QWF
Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature and the
2012-13 Hackmatack Children's Choice
Award for English Fiction.
For girlfriends, comedy lovers,
Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6 (Lorimer)
you lose your voice to avoid public
speaking? Get suspended to get out of a dance? This episodic novel is
full of hare-brained schemes from
phobia-fighter Dave Davidson,
who always has one last trick up his sleeve to help his friends make
their way through the scariest moments of grade 6.
A 2016 Diamond Willow Award
nominee and a
CCBC 2014 Best Book (Starred).
For school friends, comedy
Cat Isis (Kids Can Press), illustrated by Virginie Egger
illustrations, a young
cat owner compares what he reads about the ancient Egyptian goddess
Isis to his
pet cat of the same name.
Resource Links 2011 Year's Best title.
This 2011 title was, alas, put out of print at the end of
2015, largely due to its unfortunate title. (The ancient Egyptian
goddess had dibs on the name Isis long before the modern terrorist
organization adopted it as its acronym.)
book for readers of all ages.
next picture book, When
Squirrels Stole my Sister, is
in development with Fitzhenry &