Below is a list of 6 the books by this author.
Fourteen-year-old Ace starts a band and learns a tough lesson about plagiarism.
Theme: High Interest/Low Vocabulary, Orca Soundings Series
Morgan's not a great camper. But that's not going to stop him from bragging to his friends about his family's upcoming camping trip. Unfortunately,... [Read More]
Morgan's not a great camper. But that's not going to stop him from bragging to his friends about his family's upcoming camping trip. Unfortunately, Aldeen Hummel thinks camping sounds great, and she tricks Morgan and his family into taking her along. Morgan tries to scare Aldeen around the campfire, but Aldeen isn't the only one who is scared.
Si vous pouviez posséder n'importe quel superpouvoir, lequel choisiriez-vous? Que diriez-vous de la capacité à déplacer des objets avec votre... [Read More]
Si vous pouviez posséder n'importe quel superpouvoir, lequel choisiriez-vous? Que diriez-vous de la capacité à déplacer des objets avec votre esprit? Génial, non? Maintenant, imaginez un peu la scène si la concentration et la coordination des mouvements ne faisaient pas partie de vos compétences... C'est le cas de Gary Lundborg, 13 ans. Se retrouvant au beau milieu d'une poussée de croissance épique, c'est plutôt son exécution qui laisse à désirer ces jours-ci. Pourra-til maîtriser ses nouveaux pouvoirs pour réaliser son rêve de devenir une star du basketball? Peut-être, mais d'abord, il doit sauver le monde! Il s'avère que des forces du bien et du mal surveillent attentivement Gary ainsi que trois autres enfants « spéciaux » depuis qu'ils ont été exposés à leur naissance à un mystérieux élément chimique appelé reidium. Les pouvoirs de Gary sont mis à contribution par le Département C, une agence secrète qui s'occupe des problèmes que personne d'autre ne prend au sérieux. If you could have any superpower, what would you choose? How about the ability to move things with your mind? But what if concentration and coordination weren't your strongest skills? Thirteen-year-old Gary Lundborg often knows all the right moves, but in the middle of an epic growth spurt, his execution is more disastrous than dazzling these days. Can he master his new powers and become the basketball star he wants to be? Well, first he must save the world! It turns out there are forces both good and evil who have had their eyes on Gary and three other "special" kids since their exposure at birth to a mysterious element called reidium. Gary's gifts are called on by secret government Department C, in charge of problems no one else takes seriously, to thwart the evil mastermind The Boss and her equally evil henchwoman Malevia Spleene in their quest to secure all the world's reidium! It's a madcap mission that takes Gary and his younger sister, Kirsten, high into the mountains of Pianvia, where Gary's powers really blow up. Original title: The Almost Epic Squad #2: What Blows Up
Emma searches for her lost favourite toy, and instead finds a true friend. When Emma loses Squeezy, her favourite stuffy, she tries to find another... [Read More]
Emma searches for her lost favourite toy, and instead finds a true friend. When Emma loses Squeezy, her favourite stuffy, she tries to find another toy to replace her best-loved "pet." It's hard. No one else is exactly like Squeezy, and for Emma, Squeezy is perfect. But instead of finding Squeezy, Emma ends up discovering an unexpected friendship, and that two imaginations are better than one. This touching, smart story of lost-and-found treasures is a great reminder that things don't always go as planned, but they can turn out better than expected. When Emma makes a friend in Frank, she finds what she'd been missing all along! In an equally perfect pairing, Ruth Ohi's delightful art effortlessly brings through the layers in Ted Staunton's nuanced text, bringing together the talents of two of Canada's best-loved storytellers for kids.
A fast-paced story set amidst Toronto's turbulent summer of 1933, this graphic novel sheds light on prejudice and social injustice. It's Toronto in... [Read More]
A fast-paced story set amidst Toronto's turbulent summer of 1933, this graphic novel sheds light on prejudice and social injustice. It's Toronto in the 1930s. Times are tough, and Sid faces impossible choices as he wrestles with honesty, bigotry, poverty, and expectations as a member of a "whiz mob," slang for a gang of pickpockets. But when Sid and his friends get coerced into working for the police after they're caught lifting a wallet at a baseball game, they become caught up in something much bigger than themselves, and must decide how far they will go to do what's right and to protect those they love. The story climaxes at the infamous Christie Pits Riot, Canada's largest race riot and a historic event that was a symbolic victory for Jewish and immigrant citizens With extraordinarily cinematic artwork that immediately transports readers to the Toronto of 1933, this incredible graphic novel shines a striking lens on many contemporary issues: the immigrant experience, the roots of prejudice, and taking a stand against injustice.
Theme: Immigration, Historical Fiction
A hilarious collection of misfires, creative solutions, dumb luck - and startling victories! Where else but Canada would you find a town that turns... [Read More]
A hilarious collection of misfires, creative solutions, dumb luck - and startling victories! Where else but Canada would you find a town that turns its main street into a giant tubing run? Or witness a Mission Impossible-style heist where a thief drops down through the ceiling and makes off with over $120,000 worth of hockey sticks? Not to mention the slippery - or was that sticky? - bandits who stole 20,000 litres of maple syrup . . . And where else would you find an aircraft carrier made out of blocks of ice, a man building a miniature version of the entire country, or a moose giving you a carwash? It all makes perfect sense, really. Living in Canada means responding uniquely to a unique environment. And it's our - sometimes highly questionable - ideas that makes us who we are. In an engaging, hilarious and always fascinating exploration of geography, history, wildlife, science, culture, food, art . . . and giant roadside attractions - this is our nation at its most jaw-droppingly unusual and innovative. Though we can poke fun at ourselves, readers will walk away with a sense that there is so much to celebrate about what it means to be Canadian.