RUDIGER AND THE PAINTED DOOR Written by: Jonathan Toews & Illustrated by: Ryan Polinsky
This colourful book tells the story of Rudiger - a little boy who likes to play and have fun. What kind of adventures could he possibly have with a painted door? There's only one way to find out! Follow him on his exciting journey!
Watch Rudiger's imagination come to life in this vivid and engaging book about family, childhood, and fun.
Rudiger and the Painted Door is now available in paperback and hardcover editions. Stop by your favourite bookstore to order your copy today, or check it out on amazon.com!
A HOSER'S GUIDE TO CANADIAN HISTORY By: Kirt Purdy
The great thing about being Canadian is simply this: we don’t take ourselves too seriously, which works out pretty well because no one else on the planet takes us seriously, either.
If you’re reading this book, there’s a good chance you’re a Canadian. But what does that mean? There are the stereotypical nods, such as politeness and apologizing, but there’s so much more! To be honest, you’ve probably taken part in (or at least talked about) hockey, poutine, curling, canoes, health care, snowshoes, parkas, camping, beer, road work, Canadian Tire, Slurpees, moose, maple syrup, and Tim Hortons in the last 24 hours.
“A Hoser’s Guide to Canadian History” is your ticket to even more things “Canadian” that you may have missed during your water-cooler discussions, online chats, or your seventeen-hour wait in the local emergency room.
As you read this book, you’ll discover new and exciting facts about Canada that simply weren’t taught in school. As a History teacher, I found the need to spread the unvarnished truth* of this great nation’s past.
People like Sir John “Eh” MacDonald, Tommy Douglas, and Pierre Trudeau all had a distinct impact on this great country of ours, and part of their stories are included in these pages. Even less-famous folks who helped to shape Canada got a mention: John Humphrey, Laura Secord, and Egerton Ryerson. (Yes, “Egerton” is a real name.)
Canada has an exciting past, full of events that have brought us to where we are now. Like all countries, we have some things we’d like to forget, but most of those unpleasant moments happened because we had morons in Parliament, something that doesn’t happen anymore.
Canadians have no need to apologize for being nice, honest, and caring people. So, please enjoy this book, and if you don’t, well, I’m sorry.
A Hoser's Guide to Canadian History will be available from amazon.com, Barnes&Noble, and great booksellers everywhere very very soon!
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LABOR DAY By: Joseph Farley
In the future, humans enriched with cockroach DNA dominate the planet. The old humans, fast-tracked for extinction, scurry to and from impoverished homes at the beck and call of the new elite, the magnates and managers that control all. The rich get richer. The poor get poorer. Capitalism thrives as labor unions are outlawed, and, soon, magnates, with antennae quivering, will face down those who do the work. The slow and the weak, the old and the tired, will get stepped on like so many bugs.
Or will they?
Tom Fried is a middle-aged man who works for a giant cockroach at a firm that specializes in items designed for upscale insectoid clientele. Tom and his wife, Kathy, work hard to get by, while a small elite, made up mostly of bugs, lives it up. Tom doesn’t complain. It would just make things worse. Conversations are monitored, and he doesn’t want to draw the attention of the dreaded National Harmony Bureau. He just wants to live a quiet life.
Unsettling news from his daughter, however, forces Tom to re-evaluate his accepted reality. From the rantings of an old man about the return of unions, to clandestine meetings with shadowed strangers, events begin to convince Tom that his complacent existence is no longer possible as he and his family are drawn into a struggle that has the potential to change everything.
Labor Day is now available from amazon.com, Barnes&Noble, and great booksellers everywhere!
FUR IS ONLY FUR DEEP Written by Julia Schettler & Ilustrated by Sarah Neville
The Award winning Fur Is Only Fur Deep tells the story of Jai Jai, a curious little panda cub who lives at the Beary Nice Orphanage. He dreams of having a superhero father and a furever family. Will his dreams come true?
Come along with Jai Jai as he discovers that fur is only fur deep.
With its clear focus on international adoption, inclusion, and seeing past differences, this beautifully illustrated children's book is perfect for both the home and the classroom. Fur Is Only Fur Deep is the Recipient of the 2016 McNally Robinson Books for Young People Award in the Younger Category.
Fur Is Only Fur Deep is available from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and many other great booksellers!
DRAGONFLY By: Alyssa Thiessen
Eighteen-year-old Joshua Miller is great at being invisible, despite the four, large, insect-like wings protruding from his back and his knack for high-rise robberies. He can remember almost nothing of his life before Nik found him and taught him his trade. Now he’s alone, and he likes it that way.
When Joshua unexpectedly meets Lexi on a job, his simple, uncomplicated existence shifts. Although he intends to remain uninvolved, something about her captivates him and he begins to let her in. As he navigates the strange nuances of a relationship with a girl as desperate to be different as he is to be ordinary,
he becomes increasingly aware that he is not who he wants to be for her.
Confronted by the past he’d forgotten and a family he didn’t know existed, Joshua must decide for himself where he belongs and who holds the key to his future.
Dragonfly is now available in both paperback and e-book through Amazon.com and other great booksellers!