Thousands of Canadian-authored kids and YA books


Canadian YA for the Twitteratti

Created by SuziScreendoor
  • Age: 9 to 100
  • Grade: 4 to 17
tagged: young adult, teen, fiction
"Wouldn't it be awesome if a Canadian librarian made a list of YA books to read that were all by Canadian authors?" -Marty Chan on Twitter

Showing 17-21 of 21 books


The Ehrich Weisz Chronicles: Demon Gate

by Marty Chan
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 17
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: steampunk

When young Ehrich Weisz — the future illusionist, Harry Houdini — follows his brother, Dash, through a strange portal, he is thrust into an alternate New York where the immigrants aren't just different ethnicities but different species. He finds work in this strange steampunk world as a Demon Hunter, tracking down dangerous otherworldly visitor …


7 Generations

A Plains Cree Saga

by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, historical, coming of age, multigenerational, values & virtues, prejudice & racism, mental illness, violence

Edwin is facing an uncertain future. Only by learning about his family's past - as warriors, survivors of a smallpox epidemic, casualties of a residential school - will he be able to face the present and embrace the future. 7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga follows one Indigenous family over three centuries and seven generations. This epic, four-pa …



by Rachel Hartman
edition: Hardcover
also available: Audiobook (CD) Paperback
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17

A new vision of knights, dragons, and the fair maiden caught in between . . .
Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teache …


Indian Horse

by Richard Wagamese
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 15
  • Grade: 10
tagged: literary, media tie-in, native american & aboriginal

Winner of the Canada Reads People's Choice award and the First Nations Communities Reads program and short-listed for the International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award.

A Globe and Mail top 100 book of 2012

Saul Indian Horse is dying. Tucked away in a hospice high above the clash and clang of a big city, he embarks on a marvellous journey of imagination …


Hope's War

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: multigenerational, loners & outcasts, prejudice & racism

Short-listed for the 2004 Rocky Mountain Book Award and for the 2003 Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award and long-listed for the 2002 CBC Canada Reads People’s Choice Book
Kataryna Baliuk, a gifted fine arts student, is hoping to have a fresh start at Cawthra School for the Arts after a less-than-successful year at the neighbouring Catholic h …