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by Sigmund Brouwer
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: survival stories, boys & men, prehistory

The classic survival story gets a prehistoric twist in this gripping middle-grade adventure featuring a boy and his saber tooth tiger cub, perfect for fans of Hatchet.

Part survival story, part animal-human friendship story and part redemption story, Clan follows the journey of Atlatl and the saber tooth cub he rescues from a dire wolf attack.

Injur …


Leopold's Leotard

by Rhiannon Wallace, illustrated by Risa Hugo
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: dance, imagination & play, boys & men, humorous stories

Leopold loves to dance. He dances everywhere he goes. When his dance teacher announces the year-end recital, Leopold hopes he will get to be a graceful bird. Alas, no such luck. Miss Linda says the dancers are going to be bees. But Leopold doesn’t want to be a buzzing little bee. He wants to be tall and elegant like an ostrich!

When the big night …



by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: boys & men, baseball & softball, art & architecture


A new laugh-out-loud tale with heart from Canada’s #1 storytelling team Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko!


Matthew’s parents think he should play on a sports team. How will he ever learn about teamwork if all he does is draw pictures all day?

His mom signs him up for baseball. But out on the field, Matthew is too busy looking at stuff to cat …


Siha Tooskin Knows the Love of the Dance

by Charlene Bearhead & Wilson Bearhead, illustrated by Chloe Bluebird Mustooch
edition: Book
  • age: 9 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: native canadian, new experience, boys & men, friendship, dance, manners & etiquette

Thundering drums, rattling hooves, clinking jingles—come along with Paul, Jeff, and Uncle Lenard to the powwow!

Paul Wahasaypa—Siha Tooskin—has invited his friend, Jeff, to a powwow. It’s Jeff’s very first powwow, and is he ever nervous! What if he says or does the wrong thing? Grass dancers, Fancy Shawl dancers, Chicken dancers—what do …


The Better Tree Fort

by Jessica Scott Kerrin, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: parents, boys & men, self-esteem & self-reliance, imagination & play

“Together, artist and author affectingly construct The Better Tree Fort that has little to do with its exterior, and everything to do with the love contained within.” — Shelf Awareness, STARRED REVIEW

“Let’s build a tree fort,” Russell says to his dad when they move into a house with a big maple tree in the backyard. His dad doesn’t kn …


Cooper Clark & the Dragon Lady

by Valerie Sherrard
edition: Paperback
tagged: friendship, toys, dolls, puppets, boys & men

This delightful chapter book introduces young readers to Cooper Clark, whose world takes an alarming turn when his regular babysitter gets a new job. Arrangements are then made for Cooper to spend his after-school hours with old Mrs. Mulligan — a plan he does not care for one bit! Everyone knows that Mrs. Mulligan has a real live dragon in her ba …

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