By Terri Libenson
This spinoff of Invisible Emmie finds Izzy, a creative kid who loves making up stories and skits, but her grades aren’t great. Then there’s Bri—she’s the smarty pants, but she’s also super shy. Who knew their worlds would come together the day of their school’s talent show.
By Nicole Kent
Little Bear’s mum is strong—she can carry everything from her cub’s bike to Flamingo’s piano. Eventually Little Bear realizes that even mums get tired and need a hand. This is a special story about helping each other and the sweet relationship between parent and child.
By Anna Humphrey, illustrated by Kass Reich
It’s basically the very cool story about a boy and his bat. This early chapter book finds Daniel moving into a new house where he’s far away from his old school and friends. At the same time, Megabat gets shipped across the world and winds up in Daniel’s new place.
By Anna James
Ages 9 +
Books are magical—that’s what 11-year-old Tilly discovers at her grandparents’ bookstore. Each page of her favourite books bring exciting adventures. Just wait until Anne (of Green Gables) and Alice (from Wonderland) show up.
By Anna Kang, illustrated by Christopher Weyant
Eraser’s not like Glue, who keeps things together, or Pencil, who’s always on point. Ruler and Pencil Sharpener are the only school supplies who appreciate Eraser, who’s tired of cleaning up everyone’s mistakes. When she decides to go out on her own, everyone realizes how important Eraser is.
By Wade Hemsworth, illustrated by Jennifer Phelan
If you grew up in Canada in the ’80s (here!) you likely remember the animated short about a log driver—it aired during cartoons. The iconic story is back to delight a new generation. “For he goes birling down and down white water, that’s where the log driver learns to step lightly…”
If you’ve never heard of the Questioneers collection, you need to click “add to cart” ASAP. With inquisitive kids at the heart of every book–kids who aspire to be an architect, a scientist, an engineer and even the president–they role-model for every child that no dream is out of reach. Plus the stories rhyme, so they’re super-fun for bedtime reading.
Cool Beans: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with the World’s Most Versatile Plant-Based Protein by Joe Yonan
As the food editor at The Washington Post, it’s safe to say that Joe Yonan knows his way around the kitchen and, apparently, beans. With 125 pantry-staple recipes for the slow cooker and the stove top, you’ll find yummy eats like Harissa-Roasted Carrot, White Bean Dip, Smoky Black Bean and Plantain Chili, Crunchy Spiced Chickpeas and even some bean-themed desserts.
By Sophie Elkan, Laura Chaisty, Maddy Podichetty
It’s all about thriving during those sometimes trying tween and teen years and this book covers everything girls need to know about puberty, feelings, cyberbullying, relationships and even sex (but don’t worry—it’s very age appropriate).
By Chad Sell
This colourful graphic novel follows a group of kids who transforms cardboard boxes into cool costumes and their neighbourhood into a cardboard kingdom while on summer vacation. The importance of imagination and friendship are celebrated in this fun story.
By Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts
Part of the Innovator series, meet Iggy, who loves to build. When his teacher declares that she doesn’t like architecture, Iggy faces a dilemma—should he keep doing what he loves or stop to please someone else? Parents and kids alike will love the rhyming scheme of this one.
Illustrated by Kim Smith
Great Scott! Marty McFly is back, this time in a picture book. Introduce your kids to Marty who travels to the 1950s (with mad scientist Doc in tow) and meets his teenaged parents. Fans of the flick will get a kick out of the adorable illustrations (Doc’s so cute!)
Complete MathSmart provides plenty of interesting and systematic practice for developing and improving your child’s math skills. Through Complete MathSmart, your child not only understands the concepts better and masters the necessary skills, but he or she will also be able to apply them in solving math problems in real-life situations. Complete MathSmart is available for grades 1-12.