Results for: robin stevenson

Below is a list of 23 the books by this author.

Book cover of BEN THE INVENTOR
BEN THE INVENTOR
By: robin stevenson | Published: November 2011

Inventors invent inventions! That's what Ben and his best friend Jack like to say. So when Ben discovers that Jack's family is planning to move to ano...

Inventors invent inventions! That's what Ben and his best friend Jack like to say. So when Ben discovers that Jack's family is planning to move to another city, he decides they should put their inventions to work. The boys figure that if no one buys Jack's house, Jack won't have to move away, so all they need is a plan to scare off potential buyers! Inventors are good at coming up with plans. But when Plans A, B and C fail to bring the results the boys had hoped for, Ben discovers that not everything in life stays the same—and that while change can be hard, sometimes it isn't all bad.

  • ISBN
    9781554698028
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    First Novel
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Book cover of BEN'S ROBOT
BEN'S ROBOT
By: robin stevenson | Published: May 2010

Seven-year-old Ben loves pretending to be a robot, but his best friend Jessy is tired of being ordered to oil his knee joints and check his batteries....

Seven-year-old Ben loves pretending to be a robot, but his best friend Jessy is tired of being ordered to oil his knee joints and check his batteries. She says the robot game is boring and runs off to play with someone else. So Ben decides to build a real robot instead. He's built all kinds of things before: wind generators, solar-powered marble launchers, pinball machines. But none of his creations have ever really worked. Until now. When his robot begins talking, Ben is thrilled. However, nothing goes quite the way he thinks it will. Ben's robot is rather difficult to get along with. He complains a lot. He's bossy. He never wants to do anything Ben suggests. Having a real robot isn't nearly as much fun as Ben thought it would be. And to make things worse, no one -- not even Jessy -- will believe him.

  • ISBN
    9781554691531
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    First Novel
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Book cover of BIG GUY
BIG GUY
By: robin stevenson | Published: March 2008

Derek thinks he might be falling in love. The problem is, he hasn't been entirely honest with his online boyfriend. Derek sent Ethan a photo taken bef...

Derek thinks he might be falling in love. The problem is, he hasn't been entirely honest with his online boyfriend. Derek sent Ethan a photo taken before he got depressed and gained eighty pounds. Derek hasn't been honest with his employer either. When he lied about his age and experience to get a job with disabled adults, the last thing he expected was to meet a woman like Aaliyah. Smart, prickly and often difficult, Aaliyah challenges Derek's ideas about honesty and trust. Derek has to choose whether to risk telling the truth or to give up the most important relationship in his life.

Theme: LGBTQ2S+

  • ISBN
    9781551439105
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of DAMAGE
DAMAGE
By: robin stevenson | Published: April 2013

It's an ordinary nightmare of a family trip until Theo realizes that the beautiful girl beside the hotel pool is his childhood babysitter—and hi...

It's an ordinary nightmare of a family trip until Theo realizes that the beautiful girl beside the hotel pool is his childhood babysitter—and his first crush. Theo hasn't seen Ronnie for five years, but when she invites him to go with her—and her toddler son, Zach—on a road trip, he leaps at the opportunity to ditch his parents and head to Hollywood. They've only gone a few miles before Theo begins to regret his impulsive decision. Zach cries nonstop, and when they get pulled over by the police, Ronnie is clearly terrified. She says her ex-boyfriend is a cop and that he is looking for her. Theo wants to trust her, but he suspects she is hiding something. And when they reach Los Angeles and she disappears, leaving him to look after Zach, he needs to find out the truth—and decide where his loyalties lie.

  • ISBN
    9781459803602
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of DEAD IN THE WATER
DEAD IN THE WATER
By: robin stevenson | Published: March 2008

Despite his father's opposition, Simon "Spacey" Drake is determined to become a long-distance sailor, so he signs up for a week-long...

Despite his father's opposition, Simon "Spacey" Drake is determined to become a long-distance sailor, so he signs up for a week-long live-aboard sailing course. The trip gets off to a rough start, but the real trouble begins when Simon and Olivia, another student, get curious about a nearby cabin cruiser in an anchorage. They investigate and stumble upon an abalone poaching operation, but the poachers have far too much at stake to let a couple of kids get in their way. Simon has always believed that the only person you can count on is yourself, but when he and Olivia find their lives in danger, he knows they will have to work with the rest of the crew if they are to survive.

  • ISBN
    9781551439624
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$9.95
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Book cover of ESCAPE VELOCITY
ESCAPE VELOCITY
By: robin stevenson | Published: October 2011

Lou's dad has been addicted to painkillers since an accident left him unable to work. He's a good, loving dad, but kind of useless. Lou's mother, Zoe,...

Lou's dad has been addicted to painkillers since an accident left him unable to work. He's a good, loving dad, but kind of useless. Lou's mother, Zoe, a successful novelist, abandoned Lou at birth and showed no interest in her until three years ago, when Lou was twelve. Their relationship since then has been strained, but when Lou's dad has a stroke, there is nowhere else for her to go while he recovers. Lou struggles to find her bearings and figure out why her mom left her all those years ago. She is convinced the answers are in Zoe's fiction, but when Lou's grandmother, Heather, appears at a reading, Lou realizes she may have misjudged her mother.

Theme: Writing

  • ISBN
    9781554698660
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of GHOST'S JOURNEY
GHOST'S JOURNEY
By: robin stevenson | Published: September 2019

When Indonesia becomes a dangerous place for the LGBTQ+ community, Ghost and her family are forced to leave their home and escape to freedom in Canada...

When Indonesia becomes a dangerous place for the LGBTQ+ community, Ghost and her family are forced to leave their home and escape to freedom in Canada. Ghost's Journey is inspired by the true story of two gay refugees, Rainer and Eka, and their cat Ghost, with illustrations created from Rainer's photographs. Written by award-winning author, Robin Stevenson, Ghost's Journey is a perfect fit to teach young audiences about family diversity, human rights, and social justice.

  • ISBN
    9781775301943
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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$21.99
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Book cover of IMPOSSIBLE THINGS
IMPOSSIBLE THINGS
By: robin stevenson | Published: March 2008

Cassidy Silver is not having a good year. Her engineer father is in the Middle East, her artist mother is too busy to listen to the painful details of...

Cassidy Silver is not having a good year. Her engineer father is in the Middle East, her artist mother is too busy to listen to the painful details of her daughter's grade seven life, her genius younger brother is being bullied, and her best friend Chiaki has abandoned her to hang out with the meanest girls in school. Then Cassidy meets Victoria, who is telekinetic—she can move objects with her mind. Cassidy, desperate to not be the only ordinary person in her family, thinks learning telekinesis could be the answer to all her problems. But is Victoria telling the truth? And is telekinesis really the solution?

Theme: Bullying issues

  • ISBN
    9781551437361
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$8.95
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Book cover of IN THE WOODS
IN THE WOODS
By: robin stevenson | Published: October 2009

When Cameron rescues a baby abandoned in the woods, everyone says it is a miracle. A stroke of luck that he just happened to be there, riding his bike...

When Cameron rescues a baby abandoned in the woods, everyone says it is a miracle. A stroke of luck that he just happened to be there, riding his bike along that trail, and heard the baby's cry. But Cameron has a secret: It wasn't just luck. He was there because his twin sister Katie begged him to go. Did Katie know about the baby? Is she covering for someone? At first Cameron just wants some answers but once he knows the truth he has to decide what to do with it. Also available in Spanish.

Theme: Family Relationships, Mystery

  • ISBN
    9781554692002
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of KID ACTIVISTS
KID ACTIVISTS
By: robin stevenson | Published: September 2019

Moving, relatable, and totally true childhood biographies of Martin Luther King Jr., Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, Malala Yousafzai, and 12 other ...

Moving, relatable, and totally true childhood biographies of Martin Luther King Jr., Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, Malala Yousafzai, and 12 other inspiring activists.   Every activist started out as a kid—and in some cases they were kids when their activism began! But even the world’s greatest champions of civil liberties had relatable interests and problems--often in the middle of extraordinary circumstances. Martin Luther King, Jr. loved fashion, and argued with his dad about whether or not dancing was a sin. Harvey Milk had a passion for listening to opera music in different languages. Dolores Huerta was once wrongly accused of plagiarizing in school.  Kid Activists tells these childhood stories and more through kid-friendly texts and full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page. The diverse and inclusive group encompasses Susan B. Anthony, James Baldwin, Ruby Bridges, Frederick Douglass, Alexander Hamilton, Dolores Huerta, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Iqbal Masih, Harvey Milk, Janet Mock, Rosa Parks, Autumn Peltier, Emma Watson, and Malala Yousafzai.

Theme: Social Justice , Activism

  • ISBN
    9781683691419
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Biography (individual)
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Book cover of KID INNOVATORS
KID INNOVATORS
By: robin stevenson | Published: February 2021

"Childhood biographies of sixteen trailblazers in technology, education, business, science, art, and entertainment"--

  • ISBN
    9781683692270
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Biography (individual)
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Book cover of LIARS & FOOLS
LIARS & FOOLS
By: robin stevenson | Published: October 2010

Fiona's life changed forever when her mother died in a South Pacific sailing accident. One year later, everyone tells her it is time to move on. To Fi...

Fiona's life changed forever when her mother died in a South Pacific sailing accident. One year later, everyone tells her it is time to move on. To Fiona, moving on means leaving her mother behind-something she has vowed never to do. But Fiona's father has started dating again. His new girlfriend, Kathy, is a professional psychic who claims she can predict the future and communicate with the dead. Fiona is sure she is a fraud, although she secretly longs for her abilities to be genuine. With the reluctant support of her best friend Abby, Fiona sets out to put an end to her father's new relationship by trying to prove, with decidedly mixed results, that Kathy is a liar.

Theme: Death & Grieving , Paranormal

  • ISBN
    9781554692484
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of MY BODY MY CHOICE
MY BODY MY CHOICE
By: robin stevenson | Published: May 2019

Abortion is one of the most common of all medical procedures. But it is still stigmatized, ?and all too often people do not feel they can talk about t...

Abortion is one of the most common of all medical procedures. But it is still stigmatized, ?and all too often people do not feel they can talk about their experiences. Making abortion illegal or hard to access doesn't make it any less common; it just makes it dangerous. Around the world, tens of thousands of women die from unsafe abortions every year. People who support abortion rights have been fighting hard to create a world in which the right to access safe and legal abortion services is guaranteed. The opposition to this has been intense and sometimes violent, and victories have been hard won. The long fight for abortion rights is being picked up by a new generation of courageous, creative and passionate activists. This book is about the history, and the future, of that fight.

Theme: Gr.7-12

  • ISBN
    9781459817128
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of OUT OF ORDER
OUT OF ORDER
By: robin stevenson | Published: October 2007

Fifteen-year-old Sophie sees her move to Victoria as a chance to start over and leave her old self behind. She is soon drawn into the orbit of the cha...

Fifteen-year-old Sophie sees her move to Victoria as a chance to start over and leave her old self behind. She is soon drawn into the orbit of the charismatic but troubled Zelia. As their friendship develops, and Zelia's behavior becomes increasingly self-destructive, Sophie struggles to maintain both the friendship and her own sense of self. Then Sophie meets Max. At first, Max seems to be Zelia's opposite: direct, straightforward and sure of herself. But this new friendship brings its own unexpected challenges and confusion, and Sophie slowly starts to realize that friendships are a place in which one can both lose and discover oneself.

Theme: Body Image, Bullying issues

  • ISBN
    9781551436937
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of OUTBACK
OUTBACK
By: robin stevenson | Published: March 2011

Since his girlfriend dumped him, Jayden has been avoiding school-and life in general. When his eccentric uncle Mel invites him to help with his biolog...

Since his girlfriend dumped him, Jayden has been avoiding school-and life in general. When his eccentric uncle Mel invites him to help with his biology research at an Australian university, he figures he has nothing to lose. Once he arrives, he discovers Mel is obsessed with finding a new species of lizard and is determined to be the first to discover it. Unfortunately, this means an expedition into the scorching desert heat of the Australian outback...with the increasingly paranoid Mel and an unfriendly biology student named Natalie. Then disaster strikes, and Jayden and Nat find themselves many miles from civilization fighting for their survival. Also available in Spanish.

Theme: Survival, Family Relationships

  • ISBN
    9781554694198
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of PRIDE CELEBRATING DIVERSITY & COMMUNITY
PRIDE CELEBRATING DIVERSITY & COMMUNITY
By: robin stevenson | Published: April 2016

For LGBTQ people and their supporters, Pride events are an opportunity to honor the past, protest injustice, and celebrate a diverse and vibrant commu...

For LGBTQ people and their supporters, Pride events are an opportunity to honor the past, protest injustice, and celebrate a diverse and vibrant community. The high point of Pride, the Pride Parade, is spectacular and colorful. But there is a whole lot more to Pride than rainbow flags and amazing outfits. How did Pride come to be? And what does Pride mean to the people who celebrate it?

Theme: LGBTQ2S+, Diversity

  • ISBN
    9781459809932
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Mind & Body - General
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$24.95
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Book cover of PRIDE PUPPY
PRIDE PUPPY
By: robin stevenson | Published: May 2021

A young child and their family are having a wonderful time together celebrating Pride Day--meeting up with Grandma, making new friends and eating ice ...

A young child and their family are having a wonderful time together celebrating Pride Day--meeting up with Grandma, making new friends and eating ice cream. But then something terrible happens: their dog gets lost in the parade! Luckily, there are lots of people around to help reunite the pup with his family. This rhyming alphabet book tells a lively story, with rich, colorful illustrations that will have readers poring over every detail as they spot items starting with each of the letters of the alphabet. An affirming and inclusive book that offers a joyful glimpse of a Pride parade and the vibrant community that celebrates this day each year

Theme: LGBTQ2S+, Diversity

  • ISBN
    9781459824843
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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$19.95
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Book cover of PRIDE THE CELEBRATION & THE STRUGGLE
PRIDE THE CELEBRATION & THE STRUGGLE
By: robin stevenson | Published: March 2020

This revised, updated and expanded edition of the award-winning book Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community (2016) celebrates the LGBTQ+ communi...

This revised, updated and expanded edition of the award-winning book Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community (2016) celebrates the LGBTQ+ community's diversity, the incredible victories of the past fifty years and the voices of young activists.

Theme: LGBTQ2S+

  • ISBN
    9781459821248
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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$24.95
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Book cover of RECORD BREAKER
RECORD BREAKER
By: robin stevenson | Published: March 2013

It's 1963, and Jack's family is still reeling from the SIDS death of his baby sister. Adrift in his own life, Jack is convinced that setting a world r...

It's 1963, and Jack's family is still reeling from the SIDS death of his baby sister. Adrift in his own life, Jack is convinced that setting a world record will bring his father back to his senses and his mother back to life. But world events, including President Kennedy's assassination, threaten to overshadow any record Jack tries to beat—from sausage eating to face slapping. Nothing works, and Jack is about to give up when a new friend suggests a different approach that involves listening to, not breaking, records.

  • ISBN
    9781554699599
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of SUMMER WE SAVED THE BEES
SUMMER WE SAVED THE BEES
By: robin stevenson | Published: September 2015

Wolf's mother is obsessed with saving the world's honeybees, so it's not too surprising when she announces that she's taking her Save the Bees show on...

Wolf's mother is obsessed with saving the world's honeybees, so it's not too surprising when she announces that she's taking her Save the Bees show on the road—with the whole family. Wolf thinks it's a terrible plan, and not just because he'll have to wear a bee costume—in public. He likes his alternative school and hates the idea of missing weeks of classes. His teenage stepsister doesn't want to leave her boyfriend, and one of his little half sisters has stopped talking altogether, but Wolf's mom doesn't seem to notice. She's convinced that the world is doomed unless ordinary people take extraordinary action. It isn't until the kids take some drastic action of their own that she is forced to listen when Wolf tells her that dragging the family around the province in a beat-up Ford panel van may not be the best idea she ever had.

Theme: Environmental Issues

  • ISBN
    9781459808348
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of THOUSAND SHADES OF BLUE
THOUSAND SHADES OF BLUE
By: robin stevenson | Published: October 2008

A sailing trip to the Caribbean might sound great, but sixteen-year-old Rachel can't stand being trapped on a small boat with her family. She misses h...

A sailing trip to the Caribbean might sound great, but sixteen-year-old Rachel can't stand being trapped on a small boat with her family. She misses her best friend and feels guilty about leaving her older sister Emma, who lives in a group home. Her father is driving her crazy with his schedules and rules, her brother is miserable, and there is never anyone her own age around. Worst of all, there is nowhere to go when her parents fight. While their boat is being repaired, the family spends a few weeks in a small Bahamian community, where Rachel and Tim discover a secret which turns their world upside down and threatens to destroy the fragile ties that hold their family together.

Theme: Special Needs

  • ISBN
    9781551439211
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$12.95
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Book cover of UNDER THREAT
UNDER THREAT
By: robin stevenson | Published: March 2016

Franny is close to her parents, adores her horse and is head over heels in love with her girlfriend, Leah. But Franny's parents are abortion providers...

Franny is close to her parents, adores her horse and is head over heels in love with her girlfriend, Leah. But Franny's parents are abortion providers at the local hospital, and an anonymous stranger is prepared to do whatever it takes to stop them. A stranger who phones at all hours. Who knows where they live. Who knows Franny's name. When Leah's older brother, Jake, refers to her parents as baby killers, Franny starts to wonder if perhaps the threats aren't coming from a stranger at all. If she tells the police about her suspicions, she could lose her girlfriend. But if she doesn't—and if she's right—she could lose her parents.

Theme: LGBTQ2S+

  • ISBN
    9781459811317
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of WORLD WITHOUT US
WORLD WITHOUT US
By: robin stevenson | Published: February 2015

What do you do when someone you care about wants you to follow him to a really dark place? Do you pull away? Do you help plan the trip? Or do you put ...

What do you do when someone you care about wants you to follow him to a really dark place? Do you pull away? Do you help plan the trip? Or do you put your own life on the line in the hope that love will coax your friend away from the precipice? When Mel meets Jeremy, she thinks she has finally found someone who understands her, someone who will listen to her, someone who cares. But Jeremy has secrets that torment him, and Mel isn't sure she can save him from his demons. All she knows is that she has to save herself. Set in Florida, against a backdrop of anti-death-penalty activism, The World Without Us examines one girl's choices in a world where the stakes are very high and one misstep can hurt-or even kill-you.

Theme: Suicide, Mental Health & Wellness

  • ISBN
    9781459806801
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$12.95
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