CA$12.95Join siblings Amanda and Mitchell as they soar over Canada on Grandma’s magic quilt from the West to East Coast, and back again! Brother and sister share plenty of other fun tales of growing up together, here in Marjorie Cripp’s first book, Sibling Shenanigans.
CA$14.95Your Nickel's Worth Publishing is pleased to present Bold Experiment, an autobiography written by Matthew S. Anderson (1882 - 1974) - a man recognized by Tommy Douglas as 'a pioneer of social medicine'.
The 80-page book, including photographs, documents and memorabilia, uncovers the little-known history behind an important piece of our Canadian culture, heritage and identity: the story behind how Medicare first came to Saskatchewan.
Since its inception as a province, Saskatchewan has been home to grassroots idealism, to people willing to work hard to make a difference and to those willing to persevere despite the odds. Matthew Anderson believed strongly that Canadians should have protection against the cost of illness. After almost 20 years of dedication and determination to transform the idea into reality, this man, a plain 'dirt farmer' from Bulyea, Saskatchewan, forged and made work North America's first comprehensive, prepaid medical care plan.
Given the interest in the Tommy Douglas story and the history of Medicare, this book provides a timely perspective from one of the early pioneers of health care in North America.
CA$14.95A beautifully illustrated and informative colour children's picture book, The Canadian Shield Alphabet is chock full of interesting and little-known facts that highlight, letter by letter, the vast regions of the Canadian Shield -- a 4.8 million square kilometre area (almost half of Canada!) -- and the people who live there.
CA$14.95This book speaks to the power of commitment and availability as a treatment tool to effect the most change. In traditional therapy the therapist sits on one side of the process and the client sits on the other. In Dr. Manswell's approach, the therapist, while still respecting the boundaries of therapist and client, becomes part of the solution. Trust, availability, respect, commitment and patience shared equally amongst these three key players makes the difference. Gambling addiction is such a puzzle to those not afflicted with this disability. Dr. Manswell and his clients help us gain insight into the thinking process and emotions that are at war within the gambler as they struggle to overcome the devastating hold gambling has over their lives. It is a story of pain, but more importantly it is a story of hope and of perseverance — and, finally, of success.
CA$14.95Frances loves to write, especially in her favourite spot—the barn loft! Encouraged by her aunt, she sends a poem to The Western Producer, hoping it will be chosen for the Young Co-operators’ Club pages—a section of the newspaper just for young writers like her. And she waits ... and she waits. Will the newspaper editor ever print her poem?
CA$14.95Jessie and her sister Jo-Jo (and their bigger cousins, Katcha and Krissy!) get up to all sorts of neighbourhood highjinks. But when Jessie overhears Mom say that it’s time to go to the vet for her booster shots, she’s very worried—especially when Krissy tells her that the vet might even turn her into a sausage! That can’t pawsibly be true—can it?!
CA$14.95A delightful rhyming children’s picture book, A Walk in Wascana takes young readers on a walking tour around Regina’s Wascana Lake, stopping at local landmarks like the provincial Legislative Building, the Kwakiutl Nation Totem Pole, the War Memorial, the Wascana Bandstand, the Albert Memorial Bridge, Trafalgar Fountain, the Broad Street Bridge Cascade, and the Queen Elizabeth II Gardens, all while greeting and observing the wildlife the park supports.
CA$14.95A heartfelt tribute to the nurturing women in our lives. I Know a Woman is a celebration of mothers, and the selfless love and care they bestow on us from the day of our birth until adulthood. The tender words, based on the lyrics of the song of the same name by Sharon Gudereit (from her album Let It Go), along with warm and nostalgic illustrations by visual artist Miranda Pringle, strike an emotional chord in children and adults alike. A perfect gift for the special women whose love makes us who we are.
CA$14.95Jacob has lots of things to do every day. And so does his grandpa! Grandparents and grandchildren have a lot in common ... a heartfelt story of the connections between young and old.
Shy 17-year-old Jan Carlson lives in Sierra Vista, California, a conservative farming town. The Vietnam War rages. Friends' brothers get drafted and the daily pledge of alliegiance becomes a test of conscience.
Thirty years later she's living in Canada. Worried sick about her runaway daughter, Jan writes a long letter in a desperate attempt to reach out to her. She describes falling in love with brothers Tim and Rob, a tumultuous time when irrevocable choices are made.
CA$14.95We all know loss — of health, of loved ones, of expectations — so how do we find hope and trust again? This is a tender and powerful story of hope in the face of loss—a story we all share. Follow the journey of a girl who seeks answers tohard questions. Witness her unexpected connection to the divine, and observe how this relationship changes her life. There is honesty, there is vulnerability, and there is raw courage. Her journey teaches us deep truths. You may laugh, you may cry, but in the end you will feel hopeful—for you, too, will come to trust your own beautiful journey.
CA$14.95A grandma’s love cannot be broken ... no matter what! A funny, poignant exploration of a child’s quest to understand the meaning of a grandma’s love. I Will Always Love You ... No Matter What! will resonate with today’s grandmas as they negotiate their role in an ever-changing family dynamic.
OUR CLIENTS SAY...
Marion Mutala, author of the award-winning Baba’s Babushka series
Eileen Munro, author of ABC’s Down on the Farm
Ghosts of Government House
The Canadian Shield Alphabet
I Like You, I Like Me, Too!
Ileen Sheehan Boechler, author of I Know My Onions: Homesteading North of the 53rd
Forgotten Gardens, Abandoned Landscapes & Remarkable Restorations
Boris Kishchuk, author of Long-Term Care in Saskatchewan and Crown Corporations of Saskatchewan
You're Going Where?!
Dr. Felix Veloso, author of Stroke Prevention Naturally: Proven Non-Pharmaceutical Stroke Avoidance Strategies and Dementia Prevention Naturally: Evidence-Based Strategies To Enrich Cognition
Treena Wynes, author of Am I the Only One? Struggling Being a Teen
Val Lawton, professional artist
Where Does Your Dog Sleep?
Joyce Olesen, author of 113 Boathouse Hill
Wes Funk, award-winning novelist, author of Cherry Blossoms, Dead Rock Stars and Wes Side Story: A Memoir
Jakob, Out of the Village
He Who Flies By Night: The Story of Grey Owl
Bev Lundahl, author of Entangled Roots: The Mystery of Peterborough’s Headless Corpse