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  • Wagons East

    CA$14.95
    What started out as a vacation plan gone awry quickly turned into a tale of laughter, tears and seat-gripping adventure --"a crazy midlife journey with a team of horses and a covered wagon, an amazing trek we could neither have anticipated nor imagined! At a crossroads in our lives, we had no agenda, so it came as a surprise when we realized this journey was spreading a message of inspiration and encouraging others to dream!"
  • Leaving Mr. Humphries

    CA$12.95
    Josh's mom thinks Josh is too old for Mr. Humphries, his teddy bear. But when Josh has to stay at the summer cottage with Grandpa, it's Mr. Humphries who keeps him company at night in the attic room, on the long dark walks to the outhouse, and even for boat rides on the lake. When Mr. Humphries has anadventure of his own, Josh isn't sure he's ready to let him go.
  • Back to Batoche

    CA$12.95
    "A century is only a spoke in the wheel of everlasting time." -Louis Riel.

    In 1885, Batoche is a dangerous place to be! The discovery of a magic pocket watch at the Batoche National Historical Site hurls Max, Kaeleigh and Liam back in time to the eve of the greatest battle fought in the North West: the Battle of Batoche!

    The North West Field Force sent by Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald is about to attack the Métis of the small village. Soldiers march and the bell of Batoche rings out in warning as the three time-travelling siblings, together with their new friend Isidore, find a way to help Gabriel Dumont and Louis Riel lead their people during the North West Resistance. It's an adventure like nothing they could have imagined, full of danger, intrigue and mystery!
  • Do Trees Sneeze?

    CA$12.95
    Do trees sneeze in the autumn breeze? My nonna says they do. What do YOU think?
  • Honouring the Buffalo: A...

    CA$14.95
    "A long time ago, Our People came from the Northern Woodlands to the Great Plains looking for food," Grandfather said. "They saw that the Buffalo lived in harmony with Mother Earth the same as Our People did."

    Through the Creator, the buffalo gave themselves as a gift for the sustenance and survival of the Plains Cree people. The largest land animal in North America once thundered across the Great Plains in numbers of 30 to 50 million. They provided shelter, food, clothing, tools, hunting gear, ceremonial objects and many other necessities for those who lived on the Plains.

    But by 1889, just over a thousand buffalo remained, and the lives of the Plains Cree people changed. The buffalo is honoured to this day, a reminder of life in harmony with nature as it was once lived. This is the story of how the buffalo came to share themselves so freely.
  • Two Trees, The

    CA$14.95
    Jaxon's older brother Syd is smart, really smart, but all Jaxon wants is someone to play with. When Jaxon sees Syd having trouble interacting with other kids, he is torn between loyalty to his brother and the frustration of having a sibling who is "different." It is only when Syd gets the support he needs that the whole family is able to move forward in hope and healing.

    Education about ASD is key to the success of these remarkable individuals. Compassion and understanding is necessary not only for ASD kids, but for their parents and siblings too. The Two Trees is intended to raise awareness about the challenges of having an ASD child in the family, and to be a springboard for important discussions with ASD families, educators, students, and the general public.
  • I Am Free

    CA$24.95
    A daily existence without passion or purpose, devoid of connection or adventure, is flipped upside down by a peaceful wanderer who challenges the core values of a comfortable life. Book contains music album of 10 songs: BY MYSELF (3:00 / page 7); LAVENDER GIRL (2:29 / page 15); NEW CONTEST (2:52 / page 29); THIS LOVE IS FREE (3:41 / page 51); LAST CALL (4:35 / page 57); HOLY BRIDGES (3:27 / page 67); LORELEI (4:36 / page 75); I AM FREE (6:46 / page 81); DARLING OF THE DESERT (4:12 / page 87); SUNDAZE (3:44 / page 97).
  • Along Comes a Wolfe

    CA$19.95
    Shepherd & Wolfe. They’re not the Hardy Boys.

    High school student Sheri Beckman has disappeared. When a massive search turns up nothing, her boyfriend, Tony Shepherd, joins forces with a wise-ass troublemaker named Charlie Wolfe to find out what happened.

    But Charlie’s investigations aren’t always legal, so when another missing girl is found dead, Tony must decide whether doing right might sometimes mean doing wrong.

    Together, Shepherd and Wolfe must find a ruthless killer and stop him before someone else dies.
  • When the Trees Crackle with...

    CA$12.95
    A bear sleeping safely in her den, Kohkom telling a story by the fire, the trees crackling with cold—we are all connected to the seasons and the cycle of nature. The calming rhythm of the words echoes the rhythm of the land in this timeless picture book about the moon calendar of the northern Cree, and its warmly rendered watercolour illustrations bring Saskatchewan’s north to life. When the Trees Crackle with Cold is written in English and the northern Plains Cree y-dialect, inviting Cree and non-Cree speakers alike to explore the traditional moon calendar.
  • Shepherd's Watch

    CA$19.95
    The boys are back! Tony Shepherd’s relaxing summer at the lake with his family crashes to a halt when Charlie Wolfe arrives at the cabin after a local man goes missing. Nothing is ever simple when Charlie’s around, and soon the boys are caught in a dark tangle of violence and danger. If they’re not careful, their search could bring harm to more than just themselves… Can Tony protect his family and<\i> Charlie?
  • Little Bear

    CA$9.95
    Little Bear can’t wait to grow up. He wants to be a big bear, with a big roar, but when it doesn’t happen right away, he asks all his forest friends how he can be like them instead!
  • Wolfe in Shepherd's Clothing

    CA$19.95
    Be careful who you trust. When Charlie Wolfe winds up homeless, Tony Shepherd's family takes him in. But Tony's parents have one request: No more mysteries! The boys want to keep their word … but someone is leaving dismembered bodies around the city and Detective Gekas is asking what they know. Soon, Tony and Charlie are caught in a labyrinth of lies and death—and not everyone is as they seem. Can the boys escape unscathed or will someone they care about end up dead?

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You're Going Where?!
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Where Does Your Dog Sleep?
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Jakob, Out of the Village
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He Who Flies By Night: The Story of Grey Owl
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