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Books of the Season
2019

 


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REGIONAL INTEREST

Polar Bear: Lord of the Great North 
by Mike Grandmaison
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Join nature photographer Mike Grandmaison on his journey to Churchill as he ventures into the homeland of the polar bear, the planet’s largest land predator and an enduring emblem of the Great White North. Combining photographs with enlightening facts on these animals and their environment, this book takes a captivating look at these fascinating creatures.

Assiniboine Park
by David Spector
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In 1904, Assiniboine Park was conceived as a people's playground, a place devoid of commercial amusements where all classes of Winnipeggers could relax and rejuvenate in idyllic and Arcadian surroundings. This book traces the development of the park and its infrastructure — the layout of fields, forests and gardens, the two pavilions, the conservatories and the zoo — and how this corresponded with an ever-evolving Winnipeg. It explains the actions, conflicts and arguments of a colourful cast of politicians and bureaucrats who made the park what it is today. The story of Assiniboine Park is told within the wider context of the evolution of urban parks in Canada and the United States.

Haunted Manitoba
by Matthew Komus
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Manitoba may seem like a quiet province, but its prairies teem with paranormal activity. A ghostly groundskeeper still does his rounds at the Delta Marsh Field Station; strange noises and apparitions of children in 19th-century clothing have been reported at Lower Fort Garry; and Mrs. Kennedy still welcomes guests to Captain Kennedy's House — just as she did when her home was built in 1866. Haunted Manitoba shares eerie stories from all corners of the province and places them in the context of Manitoba's rich history.

More Abandoned Manitoba
by Gordon Goldsborough
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Gordon Goldsborough returns with more compelling abandoned sites from across Manitoba. Armed with a drone and a deep curiosity about local history, Gordon had more stories to share than could fit into one book. Adventure into abandoned quarries, dance halls, hospitals and more!

A Diminished Roar
by Jim Blanchard
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Jim Blanchard’s latest book presents a city in the midst of enormous change. Once the fastest growing city in Canada, by 1920 Winnipeg was losing its dominant position in western Canada. As the decade began, Winnipeggers were reeling from the chaos of the Great War and the influenza pandemic. But it was the divisions exposed by the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike which left the deepest marks.

Forgotten Saskatchewan
by Chris Attrell
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From one of Saskatchewan's great photographers comes Forgotten Saskatchewan. These stunning images offer a window into our past, showing life as it was then, and stirring in us the emotions of wonder and curiosity about those who have gone before us and the lives they lived. Forgotten Saskatchewan is a photographic journey. Come along for the ride. You'll be glad you did.

Everything Manitoba
by Christine Hanlon
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Everything Manitoba takes you on a wild romp across the province. From Dave Baxter's 10 Manitoba cold cases to Adam Kelly's 10 favourite Manitoba landscapes to Charles Burchill's 10 favourite Manitoba canoe routes… it is all here. Whether you are a lifelong resident or visiting for the first time, this is a book that wows and entertains on every page.

Manitoba By Manitoba
by McNally Robinson
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Manitoba by Manitoba captures the province in all its guises, from the geology and human history to farms and landscapes at sunset, from close-up shots of the province’s inhabitants, both human and not, to wintery settings under a glorious sky lit by the northern lights. This book is a compilation of photographs of Manitoba by some of our most talented amateur and professional photographers.

 

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Portraits of the Far North
by Gerald Kuehl
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Portraits of the Far North follows Kuehl as he crosses the 60th parallel into Nunavut and the Far North to meet Inuit Elders. The graphite pencil drawings and accompanying stories within — the result of Kuehl’s travels in Nunavut over thirteen years — provide an unprecedented account of the changing realities the Inuit have experienced over the course of the last century, and their bright hopes for the future.

One Drum
by Richard Wagamese
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One Drum draws from the foundational teachings of Ojibway tradition, the Grandfather Teachings. Focusing specifically on the lessons of humility, respect and courage, the volume contains simple ceremonies that anyone anywhere can do, alone or in a group, to foster harmony and connection. Wagamese believed that there is a shaman in each of us, and in the world of the spirit there is no right or wrong way.

Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun
by Paul Seesequasis
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Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun is a revelatory portrait of eight Indigenous communities from across North America, shown through never-before-published archival photographs — a gorgeous extension of Paul Seesequasis's popular social media project. This is not only an invaluable historical record, it is a meaningful act of reclamation, showing the ongoing resilience of Indigenous communities.

No Surrender
by Sheldon Krasowski
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Between 1869 and 1877 the government of Canada negotiated Treaties One through Seven with the Indigenous peoples of the Great Plains. Many historians argue that the negotiations suffered from cultural misunderstandings, but newly uncovered eyewitness accounts show that the Canadian government had a strategic plan to deceive over the “surrender clause” and land sharing.

In My Own Moccasins
by Helen Knott
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Helen Knott, a highly accomplished Indigenous woman, seems to have it all. But in her memoir, she offers a different perspective. In My Own Moccasins is an unflinching account of addiction, intergenerational trauma and the wounds brought on by sexual violence. It is also the story of sisterhood, the power of ceremony, the love of family and the possibility of redemption.

Nitinikiau Innusi: I Keep the Land Alive 
by Tshaukuesh Penashue
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Labrador Innu cultural and environmental activist Tshaukuesh Elizabeth Penashue is quite well-known, as she led the Innu campaign against NATO’s low-level flying and bomb testing on Innu land. Nitinikiau Innusi (I Keep the Land Alive) began as a diary written in Innu-aimun, in which she recorded her day-to-day events, court appearances and interviews with reporters.

The Unexpected Cop
by Ernie Louttit
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Ernie Louttit, the cop who blew the whistle on Saskatoon’s notorious “Starlight Tours,” demonstrates in this latest title that being a leader means sticking to your convictions and sometimes standing up to the powers that be. One of the first Indigenous officers hired by the Saskatoon Police, he was an outsider who became an insider, with a difference.

Perception
by K.C. Adams
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Tired of reading disparaging remarks directed at Indigenous people of Winnipeg in the press and social media, artist K.C. Adams created a photo series that presented another perspective. It confronted stereotypes of First Nation, Inuit and Métis people to show a more truthful story. Adam’s photographs now appear in this book, and are meant to challenge the culture of apathy and willful ignorance about Indigenous issues

 

CANADIAN ART

Don Proch: Masking and Mapping 
by Patricia Bovey
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Since 1970, Manitoba artist Don Proch has built an astonishing body of work evoking a semi-mythical Prairie past and an unsettled and unresolved modernity. With more than 80 plates, this book includes rare excerpts from Proch’s notebooks that reveal his intricate working process. Curator and art historian Patricia Bovey surveys his career and discusses the themes behind his work and their context within Canadian art history.

 

FELT FORWARD

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SAFE & SECURE

The XD Design Bobby antitheft backpacks are both safe and stylish with key features such as cut-proof protection and hidden zipper closures perfect for keeping your belongings safe during your daily commutes and travels. Bobby is also the most convenient backpack with an integrated USB charging port, water-repellent fabric, illuminating safety strips and a luggage strap. On the inside there are padded compartments for a 15.6” laptop, a tablet up to 10” and all your other belongings.

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FICTION

Maiden, Mother, Crone
edited by Gwen Benaway
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Drawing on high fantasy and other genres of fantasy writing, Maiden, Mother, Crone is the first anthology by trans femme authors to explore the realms of magic, supernatural beings and alternate universes. Trans femmes are powerful heroines, sorceresses and warriors fighting against dark forces in vivid magical worlds. This anthology offers radical portals into excitement, danger and transformation.

Privilege
by Jason P. Rothery
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Dr. Barker Samuel Stone is on the precipice of a cozy tenure-track existence. Then an enigmatic email summons him to a late-night confab at the campaign office of a controversial mayoral candidate and Barker is looped in on an epic scandal that the politicos hope he might be able to mitigate. In the midst of mounting chaos, Barker is also informed that an anonymous complainant has levied a claim of sexual misconduct against him.

Winter Willow
by Deborah-anne Tunney
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Melanie, a young graduate student, is grieving the loss of her mother when she discovers that her PhD funding has been cancelled. Then Stone, the owner of the old mansion Winter Willow, offers her a position as his personal assistant, but life in the mansion creates a strange sleepiness that makes it difficult for Melanie to concentrate on her studies, and also disrupts the life and routine of Stone and his housekeeper.

The Desirable Sister
by Taslim Burkowicz
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Gia and Serena Pirji are sisters, but their lives play out in different ways because of their skin tone. Gia’s fair skin grants her membership to cliques of white kids as a teen, while Serena’s dark skin means she is labelled as Indian and treated as inferior. In a world where white skin is preferable, the sisters are pitted against each other as they experience adultery, ruined friendships, domestic abuse, infertility and motherhood.

Rag & Bone Man
by Don Dickinson
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Set in London in the 1970s, Rag & Bone Man is the picaresque chronicle of Rob Hendershot, a Canadian who went to England to play professional hockey. Now that career is on hold. To keep boredom at bay he joins his geriatric roommate in his quest to uncover IRA terrorists — a trail that leads back to the mesmerizing artist, Margaret Lowenstein. And all of it seems to be working until the day everything spins radically out of control.

Set-Point
by Fawn Parker
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In a voice that is both honest and humorous, Set-Point follows Lucy Frank, a mid-20s aspiring screenwriter living in Montreal who begins work as a digital sex worker. She keeps her work separate from her artistic and personal life until a user threatens to release her identity. Lucy struggles with body image, her mother's illness and her new line of work, while trying to sell a series of scripts parodying Karl Ove Knausgaard's My Struggle series.

Kaidenberg's Best Sons
by Jason Heit
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Set in the early years of the 20th century, this book is the story of German-speaking Catholics who have emigrated from Russia to North Dakota and learn of an opportunity to settle plots of land in Saskatchewan. Together, these tales give the reader various points-of-view into a small, close-knit community that is bound by heritage, a common language and faith — yet is rife with ambition, fear and envy.

The Starless Sea
by Erin Morgenstern
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Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. This is a timeless love story set in a secret underground world — a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

Olive, Again
by Elizabeth Strout
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Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge, a character who has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. Whether with a teenager coming to terms with the loss of her father, or a lawyer who struggles with an inheritance she does not want to accept, Olive will continue to startle us, to move us, and to inspire moments of transcendent grace.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll
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Lewis Carroll’s beloved classic stories are reimagined in this deluxe illustrated gift edition from the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise, MinaLima — designed with stunning full colour artwork and several interactive features. The story of Alice, an inquisitive heroine who falls through a rabbit hole and into a whimsical world, has captured the hearts of readers of all ages.

Chasing Painted Horses
by Drew Hayden Taylor
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When Ralph Thomas comes across graffiti of a horse in an alleyway in the early hours of the morning, he is stopped in his tracks. He recognizes this horse. Ralph remembers a troubling moment from his childhood when an odd little girl, Danielle, drew the most beautiful horse, winning a competition on the Otter Lake Reserve. What did the horse mean — to him, and, most importantly, the girl who drew it?

The Ticking Heart
by Andrew Kaufman
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Charlie shares a cab with a stranger. As they talk, a cloud of purple smoke overwhelms him and he wakes up to find himself behind the only desk in the Epiphany Detective Agency. Charlie, as it turns out, is trapped in Metaphoria, an otherworldly place that reality has forgotten, a place where everything means something else. This modern fable takes a fresh look at what it means to fall into, and out of, love.

The Guardians
by John Grisham
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A lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead. There were no clues, no witnesses, and no motive. But the police soon came to suspect Quincy Miller. Quincy was sent to prison for life. In desperation, he writes a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small nonprofit run by a lawyer who is also an Episcopal minister, asking for help. But powerful people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy Miller exonerated.

Christmas Shopaholic
by Sophie Kinsella
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’Tis the season for change and Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) is embracing it. Becky’s parents announce they’re moving and ask Becky if she’ll host Christmas this year. What could possibly go wrong? But as the countdown to Christmas begins and her big-hearted plans take an unexpected turn toward disaster, Becky starts to wonder if chaos will ensue, or if she’ll manage to bring comfort and joy to Christmas after all.

Agent Running in the Field
by John Le Carre
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Set in London in 2018, Agent Running in the Field follows a twenty-six year old solitary figure who, in a desperate attempt to resist the new political turbulence swirling around him, makes connections that will take him down a very dangerous path. In his plot and characterization le Carré is as thrilling as ever and he proves himself, once again, to be the greatest chronicler of our age.

The Giver of Stars
by Jojo Moyes
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Alice Wright marries an American and moves from England to small-town Kentucky. When a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new travelling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. She is joined by four other women who become known as the Horseback Librarians of Kentucky. Based on a true story, this is the tale of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey.

Bloody Genius
by John Sandford
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At the local state university, two feuding departments have faced off on the battleground of science and medicine. Each carries their views to extremes. Then a renowned scholar winds up dead, and Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate. As he probes the recent unrest, he comes to realize he's dealing with people who, on this one particular issue, are functionally crazy. Among this group of diametrically opposed zealots lurks a killer.

To the Land of Long Lost Friends
by Alexander McCall Smith
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In the latest book in the widely beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series Precious Ramotswe takes on a case for a childhood friend, but when her inquiries attract the attention of a prominent politician she lands herself in more trouble than maybe even she can handle. It will take all her ingenuity and great moral sense to get to the heart of the matter.

Nothing Ventured
by Jeffrey Archer
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After graduating from university, William begins a career with London’s Metropolitan Police Force. On his first high-stakes case in Scotland Yard’s arts and antiquities squad, he investigates the theft of a priceless Rembrandt painting. While he follows the trail, he comes up against suave art collector Miles Faulkner and his lawyer. Meanwhile, Faulkner’s wife befriends William, but whose side is she really on?

Final Option
by Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison
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Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives return in this latest entry in Clive Cussler's Oregon Files series. Aboard the Oregon, one of the most advanced spy ships ever built, they face new challenges and nemeses as they undertake another dangerous mission.

The Family Upstairs
by Lisa Jewell
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Libby Jones was only six months old when she became an orphan. Now twenty-five, she’s astounded to learn of an inheritance that will change her life. A gorgeous, dilapidated townhouse in one of London’s poshest neighbourhoods is now hers. As Libby investigates the story of her birth parents and the dark legacy of her new home, others are headed her way to uncover, and possibly protect, secrets of their own.

The Siberian Dilemma
by Martin Cruz Smith
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Journalist Tatiana Petrovna is on the move. Arkady Renko, iconic Moscow investigator and Tatiana’s part-time lover, hasn’t seen her since she left on assignment over a month ago. When she doesn’t arrive on her scheduled train, he’s positive something is wrong. In a land of shamans and brutally cold nights, oligarchs wealthy on northern oil and sea monsters, Renko needs all his wits about him to get Tatiana out alive.

The Second Sleep
by Robert Harris
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1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote English village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artefacts which the old parson used to collect. Did his obsession with the past lead to his death? As Fairfax is drawn more deeply into the isolated community, everything he believes — about himself, his faith and the history of his world — is tested to destruction.

The Institute
by Stephen King
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In the middle of the night, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. Luke wakes up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other kids with special talents. The director and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here.

Sword of Kings 
by Bernard Cornwell
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Uhtred of Bebbanburg is a man of his word. An oath bound him to King Alfred. An oath bound him to Æthelflaed. And now an oath will wrench him away from the ancestral home he fought so hard to regain. A violent attack drives Uhtred headlong into the battle for kingship. Plunged into a world of shifting alliances, he will need all his strength and guile to overcome the fiercest warrior of them all.

 

 

STATIONERY

Lamy’s new collection of hard- and soft-covered stationery are inspired by the colours of their popular pen collections, Al Star and Safari. Available in both A5 and A6, these notebooks feature bleedproof, ruled paper and are exemplary in terms of design, functionality and quality.

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FAMOUS FACES

Portrait Pillows
Big props for big dreamers who aren’t afraid of big brains to go along with them. These delightful accent pillows provide illustrious comfort and company for your living room or boudoir. Frieda Kahlo, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud and, of course, Sir William Shakespeare come from our good friends at the Unemployed Philosophers Guild.

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MYSTERY

The Cat Between
by Louise Carson
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Gerry Coneybear thinks she has her busy life under control. That is, until she rescues her neighbour’s injured cat. Then a body pops up where she’d least expect it. And she even knows the victim slightly. At first Gerry tries to stay clear of the murder — for murder it is. The discovery of a mysterious package tucked up in a tree brings the police to Gerry’s home again. But that’s not all she finds in the woods.

A Better Man
by Louise Penny
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It’s Gamache’s first day back as head of the homicide department. Flood waters are rising across the province. A father pleads with Gamache to help find his daughter. In the encroaching chaos, Gamache realizes the search for the missing girl should be abandoned. But he finds himself developing a profound empathy for her distraught father. As the rivers rise, a body is discovered. And in the tumult, mistakes are made.

Blue Moon
by Lee Child
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Reacher meets an elderly couple who have made a few well-meaning mistakes, and now owe big money to some very bad people. One brazen move leads to another, and suddenly Reacher finds himself in the middle of a brutal turf war between rival Ukrainian and Albanian gangs. But Reacher believes in a certain kind of justice… the kind that comes along once in a blue moon.

The Long Call 
by Ann Cleeves
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In North Devon, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his father's funeral takes place. A body has been found on the beach near to Matthew's new home: a man with a tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death. Finding the killer is Venn's only focus, and his team's investigation will take him straight back into the community he left behind, and the deadly secrets that lurk there.

Twisted Twenty-Six
by Janet Evanovich
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Grandma Mazur has decided to marry a local gangster named Jimmy Rosolli. Stephanie doesn't have to worry for long, because the groom drops dead of a heart attack 45 minutes after saying, "I do." A sad day for Grandma turns dangerous when Jimmy's former "business partners" think that his new widow is about to get a financial windfall. But these wise guys didn't count on the widow having a bounty hunter granddaughter.

Many Rivers to Cross
by Peter Robinson
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A skinny young boy is found dead. Detective Superintendent Alan Banks and his team are called to investigate. Who is the boy, and where did he come from? There is also a less newsworthy death: a middle-aged heroin addict found dead of an overdose in another estate, scheduled for redevelopment. Banks finds that the threads of each case seem to be connected to the other, and to the dark side of organized crime in Eastvale.

 

GAMES

Detective Club
Detective Club is a party game for 4 to 8 players. A Clue giver picks a word and, in turn, all players play fantastically illustrated cards with a link to the word. But one player is left in the dark, and must bluff along without knowing the word. Easy to pick up and fun to play at whatever gathering you find yourself! $52.00. Reader Reward Card applies.

 

Planet
In Planet, each player receives a planet core without anything on it. Each turn, players choose a tile with mountain / ice / forest / desert on it and place it on the planet. The magnetic planet core lets the tiles stick on in a satisfying pattern as you carry your whole world in your hand while trying to create the best environment for the various animal cards. Biodiversity is the key to victory! $49.00. Reader Reward Card applies.

 

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

A Little Hatred
by Joe Abercrombie
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On the blood-soaked borders of Angland, Leo dan Brock struggles to win fame on the battlefield, and defeat the marauding armies of Stour Nightfall. The age of the machine dawns, but the age of magic refuses to die. Glimpsing the future is one thing, but with the guiding hand of the First of the Magi still pulling the strings, changing it will be quite another.

Game of Thrones: A Guide to Westeros and Beyond 
by Myles Mcnutt
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Covering all eight seasons, this remarkable volume offers a unique and exciting visual exploration of the world of Game of Thrones. In two parts, the book follows the story of the South, where kings and queens battle for the Iron Throne, and of the North, where the White Walkers and their army of the dead gather. Filled with bold infographics, illuminating timelines, stunning photography and insightful essays.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Cookbook 
by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel
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Inspired by the cuisine from the exciting new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge themed lands at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, this is the ultimate source for creating out-of-this-world meals and treats from a galaxy far, far away. Featuring seventy recipes, this comprehensive cookbook is a hyperspace route to the tastiest treats in the galaxy, bringing a little taste of Black Spire Outpost right into your own home.

A Trick of Light
by Stan Lee & Kat Rosenfield 
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Nia is a gifted but lonely hacker and social-media maven. Cameron is on a quest for YouTube fame. While recording, a freak accident gives him a cyberkinetic talent. After a chance meeting online, the two teenagers team up. As Nia and Cameron develop their powers, they draw the attention of dangerous forces, putting the future of the planet at risk in one of the last creative acts of pop-culture legend Stan Lee.

Ninth House
by Leigh Bardugo
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Alex Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Alex dropped out of school and into a world of drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much worse. She is tasked by mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies in exchange for a full ride there. But their occult activities are more sinister than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living.

The Rise of Magicks
by Nora Roberts
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After the sickness known as the Doom destroyed civilization, magick has become commonplace, and Fallon Swift has spent her young years learning its ways. She is determined to save those who have been preyed upon by the government or the Purity Warriors — even those who have been complicit. And as she pursues her destiny — to finally restore the mystical shield that once protected them all — she will need an army behind her.

 

 

LITERARY NOVELTIES

A word after a word after a word is power.

Original Out of Print designs featuring a line from Margaret Atwood’s poem, "Spelling." Available in both unisex and women’s dolman tees, totes, socks and notebooks. $12.50-$31.00. Reader Reward Card applies. Browse these items online >>>

 

MIXOLOGY

Craft Cocktails from Geoff Dillon, founder of Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers and leader of the craft distilling movement. A collection of cocktails for every season and recipes for the perfect snacks to enjoy with them.

Simple, modern cocktails take on a touch of elegance when served in Riedel Bar drink-specific glassware or mixed in Viski’s Mixologist Gift set.

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Riedel Bar sets, $26-61
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POETRY

The Poetry Remedy
by William Sieghart
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Sometimes only a poem will do. These poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice are tailored to those moments in life when we need them most, from general glumness to news overload and from infatuation to losing the spark. Whatever you’re facing, there is a poem in these pages that will do the trick.

Phases
by Belinda Betker
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In Phases, Belinda Betker deftly captures what it is like for those who don't fit within rigid notions of what it means to be a "boy" or a "girl." Capturing different phases in a life, she takes readers on a luminous journey of a young girl's coming-of-age, her burgeoning sexuality, the pitfalls of an unhappy marriage, the triumphant release of coming out, and the liberating power of drag.

ROMANS/SNOWMARE 
by Cam Scott
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Both a daybook of anti-capitalist ideation and a homoerotic reinvention of the prairie long poem, this unique debut resonates with a love of language and experiment. Written from within the strictures of the working day, the book's title poem issues from a practice of daily collage. ROMANS/SNOWMARE deftly circles the perimeter of the self while drawing the communal inward.

 

WRITING

Voice
by Adam Pottle
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In Voice, Adam Pottle explores the crucial role deafness has played in the growth of his imagination, and in doing so presents a unique perspective on a writer’s development. Born deaf in both ears, Pottle recounts what it was like growing up in a world of muted sound, and how his deafness has influenced virtually everything about his writing, from his use of language to character and plot choices.

 

GRAPHIC NOVELS

This Place
by Various
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Explore the last 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in This Place, a groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. These stories are a wild ride through magic realism, serial killings, psychic battles and time travel. See how Indigenous peoples have survived a post-apocalyptic world since Contact.

Rusty Brown
by Chris Ware
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A major graphic novel event more than 16 years in the making: part one of the ongoing bifurcated masterwork from brilliant and beloved author Chris Ware. Rusty Brown is a fully interactive, full-colour articulation of the time-space interrelationships of three complete consciousnesses in the first half of a single midwestern American day and the tiny piece of human grit about which they involuntarily orbit.

Shades of Magic: Night of Knives 
by V.E. Schwab
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This comic continues the story begun in The Steel Prince — perfect for fans of bloody, swashbuckling adventure and gritty fantasy. The young and arrogant prince Maxim Maresh aims to capture the respect of the combative port town of Verose — by taking the impossible challenges of the Night of Knives… and surviving, where none has survived before! Collects Shades of Magic #5-8: Night of Knives.

Critical Role Vox Machina
by Matthew Mercer, Matthew Colville, Olivia Samson & Chris Northrop
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The band of adventurers known as Vox Machina will save the world. But even they have to start somewhere. Six would-be heroes on seemingly different jobs find their paths intertwined as they investigate shady business in the swamp town of Stilben. Can they overcome what truly lurks at the bottom of the town's travails? Collects Critical Role Vox Machina: Origins comics #1-6.

 

REFERENCE

Guinness World Records 2020
by Guinness World Records
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Fully revised and updated, the record-breaking compendium of superlatives is back and bursting with facts, figures and incredible stories — each one selected to inspire you to learn about the fascinating world we live in. And look out for our exciting new “Snapshot” feature, in which our digital artists put a unique visual spin on some iconic record-holders.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Beyond The Bizarre
by Ripley's Believe It Or Not!                
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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Beyond the Bizarre!, the 16th book in the bestselling series, is filled with thousands of strange stories, unusual feats, and hair-raising oddities from around the world. Discover how one man lived in a sand castle for 20 years and read about the cat with 28 toes — it’s all weird and all true! Sure to amaze and astound children and adults alike.

 

 

TEA TIME

Infused
by Henrietta Lovell
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Henrietta Lovell is best known as “The Rare Tea Lady.” She is on a mission to revolutionise the way we drink tea by replacing industrially produced teabags with the highest quality tea leaves. The result is a delicious infusion of travel writing, memoir, recipes and glorious photography, all written with Lovell's unique charm and wit.

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BIOGRAPHY

Finding Chika
by Mitch Albom
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Albom returns to nonfiction in this poignant memoir that celebrates Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart. Told in hindsight, and through conversations with Chika herself, this is Albom at his most poignant. Finding Chika is a celebration of a girl, her adoptive guardians and the incredible bond they formed.

Edison
by Edmund Morris
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One of the achievements of this staggering new biography, the first major book on Edison in more than twenty years, is that it portrays the unknown Edison — the philosopher, the futurist, the chemist, the botanist, the wartime defense adviser, the founder of nearly 250 companies — as fully as it deconstructs the Edison of mythological memory.

For Small Creatures Such as We
by Sasha Sagan
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Part memoir, part guidebook and part social history, this book is a luminous exploration of Earth's marvels that require no faith in order to be believed. Sasha Sagan was raised by the astronomer Carl Sagan and the writer and producer Ann Druyan. They taught her that the natural world and vast cosmos are full of profound beauty, that science reveals truths more wondrous than any myth or fable.

 

CANADIAN BIOGRAPHY

Florence of America
by Florence Bean Hames with Jean Freeman
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Florence James was a New York City suffragette. The first to put Jimmy Cagney on stage, she founded both the Negro Repertory Theatre and the Seattle Repertory Playhouse. Her views on art and politics led to a clash with the Un-American Activities Committee. In the wake of two Kafkaesque trials, she fled to Canada and kick-started professional theatre in Saskatchewan.

Finding Father: Stories from Mennonite Daughters 
edited by Mary Ann Loewen
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Finding Father is a collection of stories about Mennonite fathers by their daughters. These stories illuminate the often close and sometimes troubling relationships that exist between one of humanity’s most precious bonds. From battles over relationships and sexuality, to debates over chores and church, these stories also hold the shared intimacies of driving side by side with dad, laughing and heading down the road.

Finding My Way
by Lois Simmie
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Simmie takes us on the journey of her life and the events that shaped her into a writer. She describes her youth in Saskatchewan in a bygone era of Frank Sinatra on the radio, square dances and Hollywood movies every Friday night. Her delight in all things transports us through the Depression and war years to summer visits to Hopkinsville, Kentucky, an adventure in Brazil, and to Scotland while writing her first non-fiction book, The Secret Lives of Sgt. John Wilson.

The Organist
by Mark Abley
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Harry Abley was a nightmare of a father: depressive, self-absorbed, unpredictable, emotionally unstable. He was also a dream of a father: gentle, courageous, artistically gifted. Mark Abley grew up in the shadow of music and mental illness. How he came to terms with this divided legacy, and how he learned to be a man in the absence of a traditional masculine role model, are central to this memoir.

Holocaust to Resistance, My Journey
by Suzanne Berliner Weiss
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At age seventeen, Suzanne became a lifelong social activist, engaged in student radicalization, the Cuban Revolution, and movements for Black Power, women’s liberation, peace in Vietnam and freedom for Palestine. Now nearing eighty, Suzanne tells how the ties of friendship, solidarity and resistance that saved her as a child speak to the needs of our planet today.

Truth Be Told
by Beverley Mclachlin
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Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverley McLachlin offers an intimate and revealing look at her life, from her childhood in the Alberta foothills to her career on the Supreme Court, where she helped to shape the social and moral fabric of the country. With warmth, honesty and wisdom, McLachlin shares her hopes and doubts, her triumphs and losses on and off the bench.

Micro Miracle
by Amy Boyes
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Micro Miracle is the moving account of a first-time mother whose expectations of childbirth and parenting are dramatically altered when she gives birth sixteen weeks prematurely. Weighing just over a pound, with eyes fused shut, and thin, fragile skin, Madeline could fit in a hand, but she's too ill to be touched. Unflinchingly honest, Micro Miracle is a true story of a medical triumph.

 

BUSINESS

Stillness Is the Key
by Ryan Holiday
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More than ever, people are overwhelmed. Stillness Is the Key offers a simple but inspiring antidote to the stress of 24/7 news and social media. The stillness that we all seek is the path to meaning, contentment and excellence in a world that needs more of it than ever. Holiday draws on timeless Stoic and Buddhist philosophy to show why slowing down is the secret weapon for those charging ahead.

 

ISSUES

Frenemy Nations
by Mary Soderstrom
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How could two places that are similar in so many ways be so disparate in others? In Frenemy Nations, Soderstrom answers this question by addressing a range of geographical “odd couples.” Soderstrom shows how tiny differences — in geographic features, colonial histories, resource competition, education, women’s roles, language and migration — can have outsized effects on how polities develop.

Thirty Years of Failure
by Robert Macneil
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Thirty years ago, Canada was a climate leader, but in the intervening decades, Canada has become more of a climate villain, rejecting global attempts to slow climate change and ignoring ever-increasing emissions at home. Robert MacNeil examines Canada’s changing climate policy in meticulous detail and reveals that the factors preventing a sensible, sustainable climate policy are also the keys to change.

Sex Work Activism in Canada
by Amy Lebovitch
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Bringing together the narratives, histories and expertise of sex work activists across the country, Sex Work Activism in Canada explores the past and present work of sex work activists and advocates in their own words. Working as a history as well as a rare and valuable reference, this book provides a wealth of information for sex workers, activists, scholars and the general reader.

The Rise and Fall of United Grain Growers
by Paul D. Earl
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For much of the twentieth century, United Grain Growers was one of the major forces in Canadian agriculture. Founded in 1906, by 2001, it was the largest grain company on the Prairies. With meticulous research, this history reveals UGG’s central role in the transformation of the western grain industry and delves into the details and the debates over the company’s demise.

Catch and Kill
by Ronan Farrow
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This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement. Catch and Kill breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds light on investigations that shook our culture.

The Witches Are Coming
by Lindy West
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West urges readers to reckon with dark lies in the heart of the American mythos, and unpacks the complicated politics of not being a white man in the twenty-first century. She tracks the misogyny and propaganda in the media she and her peers devoured growing up, a buffet of distortions and outright bullsh*t that has allowed white male mediocrity to maintain a death grip on American culture and politics.

 

 

COZY COMFORT

Mer Sea
The Lima Luxe Traveler sweater is hand made in Peru and is the ultimate in luxury and warmth. A soft, whisper light sweater made from alpaca and merino wool with a cable knit neck and relaxed shoulders fits most and wraps the wearer in cozy elegance. Available in five colours: Light Grey, Flax, Storm, Pink, and Blue.

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FORM & FUNCTION

Davan Bags
Made using only premium leather and high-density canvas, these bags are ready for adventure and designed with style, detail and function in mind.

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IDEAS

Power Shift
by Sally Armstrong
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The facts are indisputable. When women get even a bit of education, the whole of society improves. When they get a bit of healthcare, everyone lives longer. In many ways, it has never been a better time to be a woman. Yet the promise of equality still eludes us. In her 2019 CBC Massey Lectures, Sally Armstrong illustrates how gender inequality comes at too high a cost to us all.

The History of Philosophy
by A.C. Grayling
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The first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of philosophy to cover both Western and Eastern traditions. With clarity and elegance, A. C. Grayling takes the reader from the worldviews and moralities before the age of the Buddha and Confucius through Christianity's capture of the European mind, from the Renaissance on to Mill, Nietzsche, Sartre and, finally, philosophy today.

The Cosmopolitan Tradition
by Martha C. Nussbaum
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The cosmopolitan political tradition in Western thought begins with the Greek Cynic Diogenes, who, when asked where he came from, responded that he was a citizen of the world. From one of our preeminent philosophers, Martha C. Nussbaum presents a work that engages critically with important examples of the cosmopolitan ideal from ancient Greece and Rome to the present.

Talking to Strangers
by Malcolm Gladwell
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Talking to Strangers offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers — and why they often go wrong. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal and the death of Sandra Bland — throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt. Something is very wrong with the strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know.

The Lost Art of Scripture
by Karen Armstrong
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Today the Quran is used by some to justify war and acts of terrorism, the Torah to deny Palestinians the right to live in Israel, and the Bible to condemn homosexuality and contraception. The significance of Scripture may not be immediately obvious in our secular world but its misunderstanding is perhaps the root cause of most of today's controversies over religion.

Incidental Inventions
by Elena Ferrante
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Elena Ferrante bid farewell to her year-long collaboration with the Guardian newspaper. For a full year, she wrote weekly articles, the subjects of which had been suggested by Guardian editors, making the writing process a sort of prolonged interlocution. Collected here for the first time are the seeds of future novels, timely reflections, and abiding preoccupations of a bestselling author.

 

TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE

Don't Try This at Home
by Rob Krause & Daria Salamon
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In 2015, Rob Krause and Daria Salamon sold their car, rented out their Winnipeg home and packed up their two young children to embark on a 12-month journey around the world. In this dual retelling of their ambitious year away from home, Don't Try This at Home chronicles the misadventures of a Canadian family as they travel across 15 different countries.

North Korea Journal
by Michael Palin
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In this beautifully illustrated journal, meticulously kept while working on a TV documentary, writer, comedian and world traveller Michael Palin journeys to North Korea, offering a glimpse of life inside the world's most secretive country, uncovering surprises and making friends along the way. Written with warmth and wit, and illustrated with colour photographs throughout, Palin offers a rare insight into North Korea.

Beyond the Trees
by Adam Shoalts
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In the spring of 2017, Adam Shoalts set off on an unprecedented solo journey across North America's greatest wilderness. Between his starting point in the Yukon to his destination in Nunavut, lies a maze of obstacles. Shoalts must time his departure by the breakup of the spring ice, then sprint across nearly 4,000 kilometres of rugged terrain to arrive before winter closes in. His reward is the adventure of a lifetime.

Atlas Obscura: The Second Edition 
by Joshua Foer , Dylan Thuras & Ella Morton
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The best gets better and the weirdest gets weirder with this completely revised and updated second edition that includes 120 new entries that offer readers even more of the most unusual, curious, bizarre and mysterious places on earth. In addition, the second edition includes a full-colour gatefold Atlas Obscura road trip map, with a dream itinerary. For the travel lover and curious reader, it’s a gift book that’s impossible to put down.

1,000 Places to See Before You Die (Deluxe Edition)
by Patricia Schultz
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Patricia Schultz curates the world. When she published the original 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, she created a new kind of travel book. Now, moving from eloquent word to breathtaking image, she takes us on a visual journey of the best the world has to offer. An oversize feast of more than 1,000 all-new photographs, it makes a perfect gift for every traveller and every dreamer whose Instagram feed is filled with pictures of places near and far.

 

PETS

Dogs
by Mark Alizart
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Mark Alizart dispenses with the well-worn clichés concerning dogs and their masters, seeing them not as submissive pets but rather as unexpected life coaches, ready to teach us the elusive recipes for contentment and joy. Weaving between historical myth and pop-culture anecdote, between the views of philosophers and the bizarre findings of science, Alizart offers us a surprising new portrait of the dog as a thinker.

 

 

COOKWARE

Emile Henry Delight Series
Induction ready cookware that can go from cold to hot to in between without being shocked. Available in several sizes, this cookware is a must have for anyone who loves authentic cooking and appreciates state of the art ceramic.

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RESIN ART

Serving Boards
Winnipeg artist Elaine Dilay combines beauty and function in her one of a kind homeware collection. Her acacia and bamboo pieces feature resin art and are available in a variety of colours and sizes.

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COOKING

The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook
by Annie Gray
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The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook presents over 100 recipes that showcase the cookery and customs of the Crawley household — from upstairs dinner party centrepieces to downstairs puddings and pies — and brings an authentic slice of Downton Abbey to modern kitchens and Downton fans. Includes a special section on hosting Downton-themed dinner parties..

tawâw
by Shane M. Chartrand
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Containing over seventy-five recipes — including his award-winning dish “War Paint” — along with personal stories, interviews with Chartrand’s culinary influences and family members, and contemporary and archival photographs of his journey, tawâw is part cookbook, part exploration of ingredients and techniques, and part chef’s personal journal.

The Jewish Cookbook
by Leah Koenig
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Featuring more than 400 home-cooking recipes for everyday and holiday foods from the Middle East to the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa — as well as contemporary interpretations by renowned chefs including Yotam Ottolenghi, Michael Solomonov and Alex Raij — this definitive compendium of Jewish cuisine introduces readers to recipes and culinary traditions from Jewish communities the world over.

Felidia
by Lidia M. Bastianich
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Ever since it first opened its doors on Manhattan's Upper East Side in 1981, Lidia Bastianich's Felidia has been one of New York City's most beloved restaurants. Now, in her first restaurant cookbook, the revered chef, author, and television personality — along with the restaurant's longtime Executive Chef, Fortunato Nicotra — shares the recipes that have made Felidia a dining destination.

America's Test Kitchen: Twentieth Anniversary TV Show Cookbook
by America's Test Kitchen 
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A giftable and gorgeous book featuring the very best recipes from the America's Test Kitchen TV show in celebration of its 20th anniversary and its renowned celebrity cast. More than 500 recipes from the show's 500+ episodes are included here along with all the recipes from the 20th season — a stunning array of must-have recipes aimed at how we want to cook today.

Best of Bridge Comfort Food
by Emily Richards & Sylvia Kong 
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In this new book, you will find nostalgic feel-good meals that have been passed down through generations like Oven-Fried Chicken, Three-Cheese Oven-baked Mac and Cheese, Pork Chops and Apples, and Bangers and Mash. You'll also find elevated variations of comfort classics like Bacon- Wrapped Meatloaf, Slow Cooker Cuban Style Shredded Beef, Jerk Chicken, and Jambalaya.

Milk Street: The New Rules 
by Christopher Kimball
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This revelatory new book from James Beard Award-winning author Christopher Kimball defines 75 new rules of cooking that will dramatically simplify your time in the kitchen and improve your results. These powerful principles appear in more than 200 recipes that teach you how to make your food more delicious and interesting. A playbook of new flavours, new recipes and new techniques.

From Scratch
by Michael Ruhlman
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From Scratch looks at 10 favourite meals, including roast chicken, the perfect omelette, and paella — and then, through 175 recipes, explores myriad alternate pathways that the kitchen invites. A delicious lasagna can be ready in about an hour, or you could turn it into a project. There are easy and more complex versions for most dishes, vegetarian options, side dishes, subdishes and strategies for leftovers.

Antoni in the Kitchen
by Antoni Porowski
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With appealing vulnerability, Antoni Porowski, the food and wine guru on Netflix's sensation Queer Eye, shows cooks of all levels how to become more confident and casual in the kitchen. Some of the recipes in this book are weeknight healthyish meals, while others are perfect for off-the-cuff entertaining. Visual stunners, they’re often composed of fewer than five ingredients.

Joy of Cooking
by Irma S. Rombauer et al.
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In the nearly ninety years since Irma S. Rombauer self-published Joy of Cooking in 1931, it has become the kitchen bible. This new edition of Joy has been thoroughly revised and expanded by Irma’s great-grandson John Becker and his wife, Megan Scott. John and Megan developed more than 600 new recipes, tested and tweaked thousands of classic recipes, and updated every section of every chapter.

Whole Food Cooking Every Day
by Amy Chaplin
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Eating whole foods can transform a diet, and mastering the art of cooking these foods can be easy with the proper techniques and strategies. In 20 chapters, Chaplin shares ingenious recipes incorporating the foods that are key to a healthy diet: seeds and nuts, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and other plant-based foods. Enjoy these 250 vegetarian recipes free of gluten, dairy and refined sugar.

Greenfeast: Autumn, Winter 
by Nigel Slater
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From the start of autumn, we crave food that nourishes, food that sets us up for going out in the cold and wet. Greenfeast has over 110 gently sustaining recipes from milk, mushrooms and rice — as comforting as a cashmere blanket — big soups like tahini, sesame and butternut and crumbles made with leeks, tomato and pecorino. These spirit-lifting recipes are a varied and glorious celebration of simple, plant-based cooking.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier 
by Ree Drummond
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Welcome to Ree’s new frontier! So much has happened on Drummond Ranch over the last couple of years: The kids are growing up, another left for college, Ree’s schedule is crazier than ever... and through it all, her cooking has evolved. This book features 112 brand new step-by-step recipes that bring fresh, exciting elements into your everyday meals.

Ultimate Veg
by Jamie Oliver
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From simple suppers and family favourites, to weekend dishes for sharing with friends, this book is packed full of phenomenal food — pure and simple. Whether it's embracing a meat-free day or two each week, living a vegetarian lifestyle, or just wanting to try some brilliant new flavour combinations, this book ticks all the boxes.

 

BEVERAGES

Whiskey: A Tasting Course 
by Eddie Ludlow
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The best — and most enjoyable — way to find out about whiskies is by drinking them. This truly hands-on handbook takes you on a tasting journey to discover your own personal whiskey style, and helps you to expand your horizons so you can find a world of new whiskies to enjoy. With 20 step-by-step whiskey tastings, clear infographics and jargon-busting advice — taste your way to whiskey wisdom.

 

HEALTH & NUTRITION

A Grain of Salt
by Dr. Joe Schwarcz
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Popular science author Dr. Joe Schwarcz debunks the baloney and serves up the raw facts in this appetizing collection about the things we eat. Guaranteed to satisfy your hunger for palatable and relevant scientific information, Dr. Joe separates fact from fiction in this collection of new and updated articles about what to eat, what not to eat, and how to recognize the scientific basis of food chemistry.

 

 

SCIENCE

An Earthling's Guide to Outer Space
by Bob Mcdonald
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If you’re pondering how to become an astronaut, or what dark matter really is, or how an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, look no further. Through a captivating mix of stories, experiments and illustrations, beloved science commentator Bob McDonald walks us through space exploration past and present, and reveals what we can look forward to in the future.

How To
by Randall Munroe
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For any task, there's a right way, a wrong way and a way so monumentally complex, excessive and inadvisable that no one would ever try it. How To is a guide to the third kind of approach. It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole. The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd.

The Body
by Bill Bryson
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Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body — how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts and irresistible anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you, in particular.

 

ARCHITECTURE

Cabin Porn: Inside 
edited by Zach Klein
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Learn to make your own quiet place somewhere with this inspiring journey inside gorgeous cabins and handmade homes. Here you will find hundreds of examples of what makes a cabin: the small details that enable their dwellers to live pleasantly and sustainably, as well as the mistakes and adaptations that reveal what builders must learn while creating their own homes.

Plagued by Fire
by Paul Hendrickson
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This illuminating biography will change the way we understand the life, mind and work of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. In showing us Wright's facades along with their cracks, Hendrickson helps us form a more human understanding of the man. With prodigious research, unique vision, and his ability to make sense of a life in ways at once unexpected and brilliant, he has given us the defining book on Wright.

Reclaimed Wood: A Field Guide 
by Alan Solomon & Klaas Armster, photos by Michel Arnaud                
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Wood reclaimed from old houses, factories, barns, water tanks and boardwalks has become a valuable commodity, treasured for the patina that gives witness to its history. Reclaimed Wood: A Field Guide is the first complete visual handbook to this popular resource, covering history, culture, salvage, sources, contemporary uses (in buildings and furniture) and practical advice.

 

NATURE AND ANIMALS

Winterlust
by Bernd Brunner
$32.95. Hardcover.
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This lovingly illustrated meditation on winter entwines the spectacular with the everyday, expertly capturing the essence of a beloved yet dangerous season. In Winterlust, a farmer painstakingly photographs five thousand snowflakes, each one unique. Indigenous peoples thrive on frozen terrain, where famous explorers perish. Skis carve into powdery slopes, and iceboats traverse glacial lakes.

Tom Brown's Guide to Healing the Earth
by Tom Brown
$22.00. Trade paperback.
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Tom Brown, Jr., is America's most acclaimed outdoorsman, tracker and teacher. As a child he met Stalking Wolf, an Apache elder who taught him how to survive in the wild, and more importantly, how to value our place in the natural order. For more than three decades, Tom has shared these insights with the world. Now, for the first time, he has detailed actions that each of us can take to help heal our ailing planet.

The Hidden World of the Fox
by Adele Brand
$31.00. Hardcover.
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Brand has studied foxes for twenty years across four continents. Her observations have convinced her that the fox is arguably the most modern of all wildlife, uniquely suited to survival in the rapidly expanding urban/ wild interface. Blending cutting-edge science, cultural anthropology and intimate personal storytelling, The Hidden World of the Fox is Brand’s extraordinary portrait of our most remarkable wild neighbour.

Feed the Birds
by Chris Earley
$29.95. Trade paperback.
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Feed the Birds is designed as a resource for beginners and experienced birdwatchers alike. Covering 196 bird species that are attracted to backyard bird feeders, this book helps the reader not only attract and identify birds but also understand their behaviour and adaptations to the environment. A wide variety of feeders and seed types are presented with helpful tips on how to attract the largest variety of birds.

My Penguin Year
by Lindsay McCrae
$34.99. Hardcover.
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For 337 days, award-winning wildlife cameraman Lindsay McCrae intimately followed 11,000 emperor penguins amid the singular beauty of Antarctica. This is his masterful chronicle of one penguin colony’s astonishing journey of life, death and rebirth — and of the extraordinary human experience of living amongst them in the planet’s harshest environment.

National Geographic: The Photo Ark Vanishing
by Joel Sartore
$54.00. Hardcover.
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Joel Sartore's quest to photograph all the animal species under human care celebrates its 15th year with this glorious and heartwrenching collection of photographs. The animals featured in these pages are either destined for extinction or already extinct in the wild but still alive today, thanks to the dedication of a heroic group committed to their continued survival. Sartore invites us to look closer — and to care more.

 

SQUIREME GLASS BOTTLES

These glass bottles keep your drink of choice fully protected and at your side all day long. Super light, incredibly strong, lab-quality borosilicate glass. Easy-grip silicone sleeve, in a wide variety of colours. Let’s leave plastic behind with recyclable glass! Squireme is the odorless, non-toxic, healthy, better-tasting way to protect the environment.

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AFTER THE WHISTLE

The Fundies
by Olly Postanin & Jacob Ardown
$19.95. Softcover.
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The hockey world has exploded with On the Bench — the one-stop shop for all the hockey fundamentals (the fundies). As elite, old-school players, Olly and Jacob embody how the game should be played. How good are they? Their early YouTube videos were so successful that top NHL pros were calling them to learn the fundies. This guide to dominating the sport covers everything. There is no other book like The Fundies. (October)

Duke Cannon
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SPORTS

The Greatest, Weirdest, Most Amazing NHL Debuts of All Time
by Andrew Podnieks
$24.95. Trade paperback.
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From Hall of Famers to lesser-known players, every one of the more than 7,700 NHLers skated in a first game. This comprehensive new book features more than 300 spectacular debuts, from 1917 to 2019, and hones in on great achievements and amazing exploits culled from each player’s first night of NHL stardom.

Sea Over Bow: A North Atlantic Crossing 
by Linda Kenyon
$19.95. Trade paperback.
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After her marriage of 25 years ended badly, Linda Kenyon was determined to protect her heart. But then she met an extraordinary man, and in an act of great courage — or foolishness — decided to sell everything she owned and sail across the ocean with him. Sea Over Bow is the account of that journey. It’s ultimately a story of falling in love, surrounded by the beauties of the natural world.

100 Things Roughriders Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
by Rob Vanstone
$30.95. Trade paperback.
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Rob Vanstone has collected every essential piece of Roughriders knowledge and trivia — including “The Little Miracle of Taylor Field”; the triumphant Grey Cup victories of 1966, 1989, 2007 and 2013; and “The Kick” — as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from one to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist for fans of all ages.

Eddie Olczyk: Beating the Odds in Hockey and in Life 
by Eddie Olczyk
$38.00. Hardcover.
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One of the biggest names in American hockey has written a memoir of his life both on and off the ice. From shooting hundreds of tennis balls at a goal in his childhood living room to the ups and downs of his improbable hockey career to rollicking stories from the booth and the backstretch, Olczyk guides readers on his journey toward his ultimate test: a battle against stage 3 colon cancer.

My Life
by Teemu Selanne & Ari Mennander
$33.99. Hardcover.
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Teemu Selanne is unquestionably hockey royalty, having won countless accolades during his storied career. This deep dive into the life of a unique superstar, top athlete and family man shows that such success and longevity have not come without their hurdles. Featuring never-before-told stories from Selanne’s NHL years, as well as rare colour photos from his personal collection, this is an essential read for all hockey fans.

Scotty: A Hockey Life Like No Other 
by Ken Dryden
$34.95. Hardcover.
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In Scotty, Dryden has given his coach a new test: Tell us about all these players and teams you've seen, but imagine yourself as their coach. Tell us how you would coach them and coach against them. And then choose the top eight teams of all time, match them up against one another in a playoff series, and tell us who would win. And why. This book is about a life — a hockey life, a Canadian life, a life of achievement.

Before the Lights Go Out
by Sean Fitz-Gerald
$34.00. Hardcover.
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Canadian hockey is approaching a state of crisis. It's become more expensive, more exclusive and effectively off-limits to huge swaths of the potential sports-loving population. Fitz-Gerald's warm but rigorous journalistic approach reads, in the end, like a letter to a troubled friend: it's not too late to save hockey in this country, but who has the will to do it?

No Days Off
by Max Domi
$32.99. Hardcover.
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As a kid, when Max Domi — son of pro hockey player Tie Domi —was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he only ever had one answer: a hockey player. But then, when he was twelve years old, Max started getting sick. Eventually, he and his family learned that Max had type 1 diabetes. No Days Off is a memoir about what it’s like to be a kid whose world is turned upside down, and what it takes to face adversity.

 

 

FILM

Home Work
by Julie Andrews with Emma Walton Hamilton
$38.00. Hardcover.
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With this second memoir, Andrews picks up the story with her arrival in Hollywood and her phenomenal rise to fame in her earliest films. Andrews describes her years in the film industry — from the incredible highs to the challenging lows. Not only does she discuss her work in now-classic films, she also unveils her personal story of adjusting to a new and often daunting world.

 

BOOKS ON MUSIC

Rush
by Skip Daly & Eric Hansen
$70.00. Hardcover.
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This is the story of Rush, one of the top bands to shine through rock-and-roll history. This book includes every setlist, every opening act and every noteworthy moment meticulously researched and vetted by the band themselves. Along with spectacular, never-before-seen imagery, this is THE must-have tour compendium for Rush fans.

The Beautiful Ones
by Prince 
$40.00. Hardcover.
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The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words — featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death. The book is framed by editor Dan Piepenbring’s riveting and moving introduction about his profound collaboration with Prince in his final months.

Face It
by Debbie Harry
$40.50. Hardcover.
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Following her path from glorious commercial success to heroin addiction and Blondie’s breakup as a band to her multifaceted acting career in more than thirty films to the triumphant return of her band, and her tireless advocacy for the environment and LGBTQ rights, Face It is a cinematic story of a woman who made her own path, and set the standard for a generation of artists who followed in her footsteps.

Classic Albums by Women
edited by Colleen Murphy
$34.00. Trade paperback.
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Classic Album Sundays — the world's most popular album listening event and content platform — initiated an #AlbumsByWomen campaign in support of International Women's Day 2018. The hashtag soon grew into a movement, devoted to women's musicality. Collaborators shared photographs and commentary on their favourite albums by female artists, gathered together here in a single volume.

Morning Glory on the Vine
by Joni Mitchell
$57.00. Hardcover.
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In 1971 Joni Mitchell crafted Morning Glory on the Vine as a gift for her closest friends. Joni hand-wrote a selection of her own lyrics and poems and illustrated them with original pictures. Joni’s best-loved lyrics and poems spill across the pages in her own elegant script. All the artwork from the original book is included, along with several additional drawings and an original introduction written by Joni.

Me
by Elton John
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In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his rollercoaster lifestyle as shown in the film Rocketman, to becoming a living legend. In a voice that is warm, humble and open, this is Elton on his music and his relationships, his passions and his mistakes.

Guitar
by David Schiller
$50.00. Hardcover.
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An obsessive, full-colour book presented in an irresistible slipcase, Guitar features 200 instruments in stunning detail. Here are icons, like Prince’s Yellow Cloud, Willie Nelson’s “Trigger,” Muddy Water’s Thunderbird, and “Rocky,” lovingly hand-painted by its owner, George Harrison. Marrying pure visual pleasure with layers of information, Guitar is a glorious gift for every guitar-lover.

High School
by Sara Quin & Tegan Quin 
$32.00. Hardcover.
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High School is the unique coming-of-age story of Sara and Tegan Quin, identical twins from Calgary, growing up in the height of grunge and rave culture in the 90s, well before they became the celebrated musicians and global LGBTQ icons we know today. It captures the discordant and parallel memories of two sisters who grew up in distinct ways even as they lived just down the hall from one another.

Janis: Her Life and Music
by Holly George-Warren
$38.99. Hardcover.
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This blazingly intimate biography of Janis Joplin establishes the Queen of Rock & Roll as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was. Based on unprecedented access to Janis Joplin’s family, friends, band mates, archives and long-lost interviews, Janis is a complex, rewarding portrait of a remarkable artist finally getting her due.

 

CDS & VINYL

The Good Lovelies: Evergreen. CD $14.99. LP $22.99. Reader Reward Card Applies. It's been ten years, and ten Christmas tours since Toronto's The Good Lovelies released their album Under The Mistletoe. In celebration, they decided to capture many of the songs they have been performing over the past ten years on this brand new collection, "Evergreen." Included are three new original songs as well as some familiar chestnuts like "O Holy Night," "Please Come Home For Christmas" and more. (November)

Leon Redbone: Christmas Island. CD $18.99. Reader Reward Price $17.09. Out-of-print for many years, this European re-release of the enigmatic Leon Redbone's 1988 Christmas album comes just a few months after we lost him. Only one week later, Leon's longtime friend Dr. John also said goodbye. The two purveyors of folk, blues, jazz and Tin Pan Alley hook up on this album’s seasonal favourite, "Frosty the Snowman." The whole album is a pleasant mixture of Christmas songs, all in the typically unique Redbone style. (October)

Los Lobos: Llego Navidad. CD $19.99. Reader Reward Price $17.99. Los Lobos have released their first-ever Christmas album, Llego Navidad. Los Lobos began the journey of making this album by curating a list of nearly 150 Christmas songs down to eleven. The group made up their list by researching Christmas songs from across North, Central and South America. “Christmas And You,” is an original from the group. (October)

The Beatles: Abbey Road — 50th Anniversary Editions. CD $19.99. 2-CD Deluxe set $32.99. 4-CD Super Deluxe set with book $144.99. LP $32.99. 3-LP Super Deluxe set (no book) $107.99. Reader Reward Card Applies. Now, five decades after its release, Abbey Road is back in several deluxe box sets that follow in the footsteps of the Sgt. Pepper and White Album sets by tastefully remixing the remastered original songs while adding dozens of outtakes, Blu-ray audio expansions and a superb hardcover book that chronicles every moment of the action in exhaustive detail. Single CD and LP versions are available as well. (September)

The Replacements: Dead Man's Pop. 4-CD + 1-LP set $89.99. Reader Reward Price $80.99. The Replacements’ album, Don’t Tell a Soul, struck diehard fans as an act of betrayal in ‘89. The jewel of Dead Man’s Pop is the original producer’s new mix of that album, which is closer to everyone's original intent than the bigger, slicker sound the record company demanded. Throw in a disc of demos, their legendary drunken session with Tom Waits and a 2-disc live set from the era, and you have an astonishing rewrite of musical history. (October)

Big Dave McLean: Pocket Full of Nothin’. CD $16.99. Reader Reward Price $15.29. What sets this recording apart from Big Dave’s previous efforts is the addition of a fully realized horn section. This truly made Big Dave's sound complete as the ensemble dug right in and recorded the album mostly live off of the floor in just a few days. A few well-chosen cover songs are included to complement Big Dave's original compositions. The release coincides with the announcement that Big Dave will receive an appointment to the Order of Canada. (October)

John Coltrane: Blue World. CD $13.99. LP $27.99. Reader Reward Card Applies. In 1964, the National Film Board of Canada asked John Coltrane to record the soundtrack for a French-language film titled Le chat dans le sac. Amazingly, no announcement was made that Coltrane was adding new performances to this film. For years, viewers of the film thought they were listening to the original recordings, though in fact they were new. Now, we can hear these newly-discovered recordings on Blue World. (October)

Bill Frisell: Harmony. CD $13.99. 2-LP set $29.99. Reader Reward Card Applies. Acclaimed guitarist Bill Frisell’s new album Harmony features Frisell with a quartet comprising two longtime collaborators — Petra Haden and Hank Roberts — plus newcomer, Luke Bergman. Harmony features new compositions, reworked music from Frisell’s catalog and a sharp selection of jazz and Americana staples. Throughout, Petra Haden’s lead vocals and the trio’s harmonies grant Frisell’s music dimensions it’s never known before. (October)

Jeff Goldblum: I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This. CD $13.99. LP $27.99. Reader Reward Card Applies. Jeff Goldblum’s second studio album, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This, follows the actor’s 2018 debut, The Capital Studios Sessions, recorded with the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. That record was the No. 1 jazz album in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Joining the actor on the record is Anna Calvi, Fiona Apple, Sharon Van Etten and Gina Saputo, among others. (November)

The Dead South: Sugar & Joy. CD $15.99. LP $22.99. Reader Reward Card Applies. Sugar & Joy, The Dead South’s tightest, weirdest and most exciting studio work yet, is their first album written and recorded outside Regina. It’s not exactly the feel-good vibe some bluegrass fans have generally come to expect. The ongoing question of what is, or is not, bluegrass music, occasionally froths up in The Dead South’s wake as they speed on to the next gig, but the appeal of The Dead South’s dark and distinctive sound is undeniable. (October)

Ian & Sylvia: The Lost Tapes. 2-CD set $21.99. Reader Reward Price $19.79. Regarded as pioneers of the folk & Americana genre, Ian & Sylvia first came to prominence in the early 60s folk scene performing alongside Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Gordon Lightfoot. In early 2019 Sylvia found a box of old 1/4 inch analog tapes in her attic that were recorded in the early 1970s in front of a live studio audience. The Lost Tapes features over twenty unreleased recordings from the Canadian duo. (September)

Kacy & Clayton: Carrying On. CD $17.99. Colour LP $24.99. Reader Reward Card Applies. The music Kacy & Clayton make is inextricable from where they grew up. They sing about the kind of people you'd find in Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan (population very few). Carrying On was conceived and honed on the road and recorded immediately after a jaunt across Western Canada, the songs having been tried and tested before audiences. The album was produced once again by Jeff Tweedy. (October)

Sturgill Simpson: SOUND AND FURY. CD $18.99. LP $25.99. Red LP $31.99. Reader Reward Card Applies. Grammy Award winner Sturgill Simpson releases SOUND AND FURY, his much-anticipated new album and accompanying Netflix anime film. Produced by Simpson, SOUND & FURY, the album, was recorded primarily at the McGuire Motor Inn in Waterford, Michigan, with his bandmates who all serve as co-producers. The album — which Simpson describes as “a sleazy, steamy rock ‘n roll record” — is a marked departure from his 2016 album. (October)

Begonia: Fear. CD $18.99. LP $31.99. Reader Reward Card Applies. Alexa Dirks had made a name for herself in local circles for her work in ensembles like the Juno-winning Chic Gamine. But in 2016, she stepped forward, redubbing herself "Begonia". Her long-awaited debut album Fear is deeply personal, at once bursting with ruminations on solitude, self-doubt, anxiety and panic, all bundled up in that serene feeling that comes with an artist fully embracing themselves. (September)

Miloš Karadaglic: Sound of Silence. CD $14.99. Reader Reward Price $13.49. Three years after a devastating hand injury, Miloš returns with a new album that features meditative solo guitar works alongside a selection of pop and jazz hits curated by Miloš himself. Songs by artists ranging from Simon & Garfunkel and Leonard Cohen to Norah Jones have been reimagined. Guest artists include saxophonist Jess Gillam as well as Hang player Manu Delago. (September)

Daniil Trifonov: Destination Rachmaninov – Arrival. CD $13.99. 2-LP set $34.99. Reader Reward Card Applies. After the highly acclaimed album Destination Rachmaninov – Departure, Daniil Trifonov concludes his Rachmaninov project with a coupling of the composer’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3. Including Trifonov’s own transcriptions of Rachmaninov’s famous, beloved, heart-rending “Vocalise” and virtuosic “The Silver Sleigh Bells.” Trifonov records with the Philadelphia Orchestra, again conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. (October)

André Rieu: My Music, My World – The Very Best Of. 2-CD set $20.99. Reader Reward Price $18.89. André Rieu, the King of Waltz, and one of the most famous violinists of our time, celebrates his 70th birthday in October this year. Universal has created a unique and first-time release to tie in with the festive occasion. It is a 2-CD set with all his greatest hits, waltzes, operas, musical and movie themes, 20th century defining songs and the song “Happy Birthday.” (October)

City and Colour: A Pill For Loneliness. CD $14.99. 2-LP set $24.99. Blue 2-LP set $28.99. Reader Reward Card Applies. With this highly anticipated sixth full-length album, acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green siphons serenity from stress through a kaleidoscope of lush guitars, ethereal orchestration and heavenly delivery over eleven tracks that illuminate an entrancing emotional expanse, balancing two extremes with eloquence and energy. The album is produced by three-time Grammy-winning Jacquire King and mastered by Emily Lazar. (October)

The Mavericks: Play The Hits. CD $19.99. LP $25.99. Reader Reward Card Applies. The Mavericks — a group that adds genres from Tejano to surf-rock to the country label the industry likes to give them — have never been averse to putting their own spin on another band’s song. Covering songs by Bruce Springsteen, Marvin Gaye, Elvis Presley and others, this album illustrates their eclecticism. Unique takes on John Anderson’s “Swingin'” and Waylon Jennings’ “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?” are highlights. (November)

Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Colorado. CD $17.99. 2-LP & 7"-LP set $54.99. Reader Reward Card Applies. Colorado is the first Neil Young and Crazy Horse album since 2012’s Psychedelic Pill, and the first since guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro retired from the group. He has been replaced by Nils Lofgren, who has played with Young going all the way back to After The Gold Rush in 1970. This new lineup of the band have played together live only six times, two of those in Winnipeg back in February. (October)

Leonard Cohen: Thanks For The Dance. CD $16.99. 2-LP set $46.99. Reader Reward Card Applies. A month before he died, Leonard Cohen had asked his son, Adam, to complete the musical sketches left over from their prior collaboration on 2016's You Want It Darker. Cohen Jr. began working on the material alone in a garage near his father’s old house, later inviting other contributors to be part of the process. They include the likes of Beck, Damien Rice, Feist and more. (November)

 

DVDs & BLU-RAYS

Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection. DVD 22-disc set $83.99. Reader Reward Price $75.59. Enjoy all six seasons of the multi-award winning hit series in this boxed set, which offers all of the splendour and romance, desire and heartbreak, scandal and rumour that Downton Abbey viewers across the globe have grown to love. Featuring all fifty-three episodes and over five hours of brand new bonus material, this is the perfect collection for every Downton Abbey fan. (April)

Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975. Blu-ray 8-disc set $275.99. Reader Reward Price $248.39. Criterion. In 1954, a beast came out of the sea, destroying everything in its path — and changing movies forever. Collected here for the first time are all fifteen Godzilla films of Japan’s Showa era, in a landmark set showcasing the technical wizardry, fantastical storytelling and international appeal of an iconic giant monster. This set features numerous interviews, commentary, trailers and a lavishly illustrated deluxe hardcover book. (November)

Twin Peaks: The Television Collection. Directed by David Lynch & others. Blu-ray 15-disc set $99.99. Reader Reward Price $89.99. For the first time, every Twin Peaks episode is all in one place. Included are all twenty-nine episodes of the original two seasons, along with all eighteen parts of the return to Twin Peaks that captivated audiences twenty-five years later. This set also includes many behind-the-scenes special features. So grab a cup of coffee, a slice of cherry pie and experience the legendary mystery… again and again! (October)

 

BARGAIN BOOKS

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Visit our Bargain Books section in-store and browse a wide selection of fiction, biographies, memoirs, history, cookbooks and books for kids — hardcovers and paperbacks — all priced to save you money.

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Books of the Season
for Kids, Babies, and Teens

 

CARSON ELLIS

Every year we celebrate an author/illustrator in our holiday Books of the Season catalogue. This year we have chosen to feature the art of Carson Ellis from the book, The Shortest Day, on the cover of our printed catalogue and the header images on this page.

Carson Ellis is an author and illustrator from Portland, Oregon. She is known for her whimsical folky art style. She has illustrated numerous books for kids including the Wildwood series by Colin Meloy (HarperCollins), and The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart (Little, Brown). She is both the author and illustrator of the picture books Du Iz Tak? (Candlewick), a Caldecott Honor winner, and Home (Candlewick). She is also the illustrator-in-residence for the band The Decemberists. Carson Ellis lives on a farm with her husband, two sons and a menagerie of animals.

The Shortest Day
by Susan Cooper, illustrated by Carson Ellis
$23.99. Children's hardcover.
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In this seasonal treasure, Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper’s beloved poem heralds the winter solstice, illuminated by Caldecott Honoree Carson Ellis’s strikingly resonant illustrations.

So the shortest day came,
and the year died . . .

As the sun set on the shortest day of the year, early people would gather to prepare for the long night ahead. They built fires and lit candles. They played music, bringing their own light to the darkness, while wondering if the sun would ever rise again.

Written for a theatrical production that has become a ritual in itself, Susan Cooper’s poem "The Shortest Day" captures the magic behind the returning of the light, the yearning for traditions that connect us with generations that have gone before — and the hope for peace that we carry into the future.

Richly illustrated by Carson Ellis with a universality that spans the centuries, this beautiful book evokes the joy and community found in the ongoing mystery of life when we celebrate light and thankfulness in festivity…Welcome Yule! (October) (Ages 5-8)

 

CELEBRATE THE SEASON

Dasher
by Matt Tavares
$22.99. Children's hardcover.
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Dasher is an adventurous young reindeer who spends her days with her family in a travelling circus. She longs for a different life — one where there is snow beneath her hooves. One day, Dasher seizes her destiny. It’s not long before she meets a nice man in a red suit with a horse-drawn sleigh — a man named Santa. And soon, with the help of a powerful Christmas wish, nothing will be the same. (Ages 4-8)

Meerkat Christmas
by Emily Gravett
$24.99. Children's hardcover.
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Sonny isn't quite sure if Christmas in the desert with his meerkat family is the right sort of Christmas... There's no snow, no fir trees and no figgy pudding! So he heads off on a journey around the world looking for the picture-perfect Christmas… But before long he realizes he might have left it at home after all! (Ages 3-6)

The Great Santa Stakeout
by Betsy Bird, illustrated by Dan Santat
$23.99. Children's hardcover.
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There is one prize Freddy Melcher desperately wants: A photograph taken with Santa, fresh out of the chimney. Oh, is it risky! It's awfully hard to sneak anything by someone who can see you when you're sleeping and knows when you're awake. That's why Freddy has been extra good this year…at hiding his plans. Will Freddy get away with his scheme to outwit Santa Claus himself and capture the ultimate selfie? (Ages 4-8)

The Crayons' Christmas
by Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers
$24.99. Hardcover.
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'Tis the season for all of us to write our holiday wishlists. But everyone — even the crayons — know the best presents are the ones that you give. In this book, readers get to see how Duncan, the crayons and their families celebrate the holidays. This special book has real, folded letters from the Crayons that you can pull from their envelopes and read, games, punch-out ornaments, a poster and a pop-up tree. (Ages 3-7)

The Tree That's Meant to Be
by Yuval Zommer
$23.99. Children's hardcover.
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A small, crooked fir tree is left all alone after the others near it in the forest are chosen by families as Christmas trees to bring home. But when the forest animals gather around the lonely little tree to cheer it up and celebrate the season, it finds the warmth of the holidays in the heart of a cold, snowy forest. A lovely book that talks about kindness, generosity and the true meaning of Christmas. (Ages 3-7)

One Wild Christmas
by Nicholas Oldland
$17.99. Children's hardcover.
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Best friends the bear, the moose and the beaver have been so busy getting ready, they have forgotten about the Christmas tree! Rushing through the snowy forest, they spot a pine tree with soft needles and a wonderful scent — it's perfect! But just as the beaver is about to chop it down, the bear stops him. He can't allow this tree to be harmed. Is there a way they can have a perfect Christmas — without chopping down the perfect tree? (Ages 3-7)

 

CHRISTMAS CLASSICS

Nutcracker Night
by Mireille Messier, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
$22.95. Children's hardcover.
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Beep! Beep! go the taxis. Voof! go the velvet curtains. The Nutcracker ballet and New York City’s David H. Koch Theater come to life in this onomatopoeic representation of a little girl’s experience at the ballet. From the swish of her dress and the tick-tick-tick of the conductor’s baton to the twelve bongs of the clock, this special evening is filled with sensory treats for the eyes and especially the ears. (Ages 3-7)

The Night Before Christmas
by Roger Duvoisin
$11.99. Children's hardcover.
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With illustrations by Caldecott-winning illustrator Roger Duvoisin accompanying Clement C. Moore's classic text, this edition of The Night Before Christmas makes the perfect stocking stuffer and is just the right size to make a wonderful gift. Families enjoy reading Moore's famous poem year after year at Christmastime, and this edition adds something unique and beautiful to the traditional experience. (Ages 3 & under)

The Twelve Days of Christmas
by Jan Brett
$19.99. Children's hardcover.
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In this book, sumptuously illustrated by Jan Brett, all the splendid images of The Twelve Days of Christmas come joyously alive. Look closely and you'll see not only the extravagant gifts given by a suitor to his lady, but a love story, a family's busy Christmas preparations, "Merry Christmas" in eleven languages, and a veritable menagerie of charming creatures. (Ages 3 & under).

 

CHRISTMAS FOR BABIES

Christmas Train
by David Miles
$18.99. Children's hardcover.
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All aboard the Christmas Train! Join Santa, his enterprising elves, snuggly snowmen, friendly carolers and the rest of Christmas's colourful characters on a train ride that teaches counting and seek-and-find activities all for the Christmas season. This two-in-one board book unfolds into a 56" train (perfect for playtime or room decor!). A handy velcro clasp keeps everything snuggly shut when reading time is over. (Ages 3-6)

Teeny Tiny Santa
by Rachel Matson, illustrated by Joey Chou
$7.99. Children's hardcover.
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This teeny tiny fox fears he is too small to get a visit from Santa. But with a teeny tiny ho ho ho... the most magical visitor arrives on this snowy Christmas night! Discover a heartwarming festive read-aloud, full of vibrant illustrations and bouncy rhymes! (Ages 3 & under)

 

HANUKKAH

Good Night Hanukkah
by Adam Gamble, Mark Jasper, illustrated by Katherine Blackmore
$9.95. Children's hardcover.
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Children are introduced to the story of Hanukkah and all of its exciting traditions in this festive and educational board book. From singing along to "Rock of Ages" to lighting the menorah, young readers will enjoy celebrating the Jewish Festival of Lights. Happy Hanukkah! Children will be soothed to sleep after a day full of celebration. (Ages 3 & under)

How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?
by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague                
$10.99. Children's hardcover.
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From the warm glow of the candles in the menorah to the fun of family gatherings, little dinosaurs love to celebrate the Festival of Lights. But sometimes the excitement of Chanukah can tempt a youngster to misbehave... Children will laugh out loud as dinosaurs fidget, fuss and stomp through every occasion, while their human parents shift from shock to weary patience. (Ages 3 & under)

Goodnight Bubbala
by Sheryl Haft, illustrated by Jill Weber
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This festive parody reimagines a classic bedtime book as a lively Jewish family gathering complete with bubbies and zeydes, a dreidel, and a shmear on a bagel. It celebrates the Jewish values of cherishing your loved ones, expressing gratitude, and being generous. Includes an exclusive latke recipe by Ina Garten! Filled with Yiddish words, the book also includes a phonetic glossary. (Ages 2-5)

 

SPROUTING STUFFIES

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BOOKS FOR BABIES & TODDLERS

Snow Still
by Holly Surplice
$11.99. Children's hardcover.
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A little fawn wakes up to discover that the world outside has changed after a snowfall. As he takes his first faltering steps into this exciting snow-white world, he finds there’s so much to discover and explore. And when it’s time to return to the warmth of home, his parents are waiting right there for him. (Ages 3 & under)

Winter Is Here 
by Kevin Henkes
$10.99. Children's hardcover.
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This board book edition with sturdy pages is perfect for little hands. Snow falls, animals burrow, and children prepare for the wonders winter brings. Caldecott Medalist and award-winning author Kevin Henkes’s striking text introduces basic concepts of language and the unique beauty of the winter season. Laura Dronzek’s expressive paintings beautifully capture the joyful wonders of winter. (Ages 4 & Under)

Three Cheers for Kid McGear!
by Sherri Duskey Rinker & A.G. Ford
$25.50. Children's hardcover.
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She might be small, but she's got it all — she's Kid McGear, Skid Steer! Kid McGear is the newest truck to join the Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site crew and she's eager to help with even the roughest and toughest construction work. But when a steep cliff puts the other trucks in danger, can the new Kid on the site prove she's big enough for even this big, big job? (Ages 3-5)

The Little Snowplow Wishes for Snow
by Lora Koehler
$21.99. Children's hardcover.
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The little snowplow loves his job on the Mighty Mountain Road Crew, but the work he loves best is plowing snow. Throughout the year, he wishes for snow to come, but winter begins without a single flake in sight. As the weeks pass and the little snowplow’s birthday approaches, he starts to wonder whether it will snow at all. Will the little snowplow’s birthday dreams come true? (Ages 3-7)

Good Night, Little Blue Truck
by Alice Schertle, illustrated by Jill McElmurry
$25.50. Hardcover.
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A storm is brewing and Little Blue Truck and his good friend Toad are hurrying home for bed. But who can sleep with all that racket? It’s not long before other friends show up seeking safety from the storm. Thunder and lightning sure can be scary, but it’s easy to be brave together. When the clouds roll on and the sky is clear, it’s all aboard for a bedtime ride! (Ages 4-8)

Alphabet Street
by Jonathan Emmett, illustrated by Ingela P. Arrhenius
$21.99. Children's hardcover.
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There’s so much to discover in this ingenious book! Read the funny rhyming text, lift the flap and learn the letters of the alphabet. And when you’re finished, flip the book and have fun with the play scene on the reverse! The fun format and signature bold artwork from Ingela P. Arrhenius makes this a great choice for learning ABCs and imaginative play. (Ages 2-5)

The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
by Mo Willems
$17.99. Children's paperback.
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The Pigeon really needs a bath! Except, the Pigeon's not so sure about that. Besides, he took a bath last month! Maybe. It's going to take some serious convincing to try and get the Pigeon to take the plunge. A Mo Willems' fan favourite condensed in a bath book format with high-quality Pigeon bath toy — available only with this set. (Ages 2 & under)

A Potato on a Bike
by Elise Gravel
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This delightful board book will make the little ones in your life giggle at the absurdity of a fly on the phone and a carrot in the tub. The text's repeated question Have you ever seen…? preceding the refrain No way! will have toddlers yelling "No way!" themselves as you read through these silly situations. Has anyone ever seen a broccoli counting to ten or a sausage reading a book? (Ages 2 & under)

Playtime?
by Jeff Mack
$11.99. Children's hardcover.
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Bedtime can be a challenge for the best of us. But when you're a fun-loving, overactive pet gorilla, bedtime is downright hard. Who would want to go to sleep when Playtime is so much more fun? But the gorilla's responsible friend thinks enough is enough; no more fun and games. It's not Playtime — It's Bedtime! So the boy turns off the lights and the gorilla goes... Well, definitely NOT to sleep! (Ages 3-5)

Grumpy Monkey
by Suzanne Lang, illustrated by Max Lang
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Jim the chimpanzee is in a terrible mood for no good reason. His friends can't understand it — how can he be in a bad mood when it's SUCH a beautiful day? They encourage him not to hunch, to smile and to do things that make THEM happy. But Jim can't take all the advice... and has a bit of a meltdown. Could it be that he just needs a day to feel grumpy? (Ages 3 & under)

Dinosnores
by Sandra Boynton
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Ah, all those dinosaurs look so cute in their pajamas. See them yawn and stretch and brush their teeth. Soon they’ll be sound asleep, and... OH NO! SNORING!!! Little kids love big dinosaurs. So what better way to wind down at the end of the day than with DINOSNORES, a rhyming and rhythmic ritual of getting ready for bed — featuring a pile of loudly snoozing dinos. (Ages 4 & under)

 

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PICTURE BOOKS

Pokko and the Drum
by Matthew Forsythe
$23.99. Children's hardcover.
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The biggest mistake Pokko’s parents ever made was giving her the drum. When Pokko takes the drum deep into the forest it is so quiet, so very quiet that Pokko decides to play. And before she knows it she is joined by a band of animals — first the raccoon, then the rabbit, then the wolf — and soon the entire forest is following her. Will Pokko hear her father’s voice when he calls her home? (Ages 4-8)

What Cats Think
by John Spray, illustrated by Mies van Hout
$23.95. Children's hardcover.
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What do cats think when they get caught in the rain, or when a bird is just out of reach? If they could tell us, their voices would be full of charisma and attitude. From the sandy roads of Ancient Egypt to the shopping bag left on the counter, felines have always embraced their curiosity. Charming free verse from John Spray pairs brilliantly with the striking art of Mies van Hout in this delightful tribute to cats. (Ages 6-10)

Small in the City
by Sydney Smith
$19.95. Children's hardcover.
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On a snowy day in a big city, a little boy hops off a streetcar and walks through downtown, between office buildings, through parks and down busy streets. Along the way, he provides helpful tips about which alleys make good shortcuts, which trees to climb and where to find a friendly face. All the while, the boy searches for what he has lost... (Ages 4-7) Winner of the 2019 Governor General's Young Peoples' Literature (Illustrated) Award!

My Winter City
by James Gladstone, illustrated by Gary Clement
$19.95. Children's hardcover.
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A young boy wakes up on a winter morning, pulls on his boots and mittens, and steps out into the snowy city with his dad. They trudge through the snow, their dog bounding along beside them, then a slushy, steamy bus ride takes them to the tobogganing hill. That night, the boy lies awake under cozy covers, reflecting on the day, as snow blankets the world outside his window. (Ages 4-7)

Stretchy McHandsome
by Judy Schachner
$23.99. Children's hardcover.
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Stretchy McHandsome is not only good looking with his ginger fur, but he has a personality that shines as well. Leaving the safety of the McHandsome clan, he stretches himself away from home and all around town. Out and about, he is spotted by a girl with a kindred spirit, who makes him realize the one thing missing from his life is the warm lap of a loving person. (Ages 3-5)

Sunny Day
by Joe Raposo
$23.99. Children's hardcover.
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To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Sesame Street, beloved picture book artists have each created an artwork interpreting a different line from "Sunny Day," the iconic Sesame Street theme song. The award-winning and bestselling roster of illustrators includes Christian Robinson, Tom Lichtenheld, Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Leo Espinosa and Dan Santat, among others. (Ages 4-8)

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez
by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts
$22.99. Children's hardcover.
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Every morning, Abuelo walks Sofia to school... until one day, when Abuelo hurts his ankle at a local landfill. Sofia wonders what she can do about the dangerous Mount Trashmore. The town can turn the slimy mess into a park! She plans and finally works up the courage to go to City Hall — only to be told that she can’t build a park because she’s just a kid! Sofia sets out to prove what one kid can do. (Ages 5-7)

The Cool Bean
by Jory John & Pete Oswald
$23.99. Children's hardcover.
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Everyone knows the cool beans. They’re sooooo cool. And then there’s the uncool has-bean... Always on the sidelines, one bean unsuccessfully tries everything he can to fit in with the crowd — until one day the cool beans show him how it’s done. With equal measures of humour, wit and charm, Jory John and Pete Oswald craft a picture book reminding us that it’s cooler to be kind. (Ages 4-8)

Just In Case You Want to Fly
by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Christian Robinson
$24.99. Children's hardcover.
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Funny and sweet, told with lyrical text and bright, unexpected illustrations, Just in Case You Want to Fly is a celebration of heading off on new adventures — and of knowing your loved ones will always have your back when you need them. A joyful, inclusive cast of children fly, sing and wish their way across the pages, with everything they could ever need to explore the world around them. (Ages 3-7)

Some Snow Is...
by Ellen Yeomans, illustrated by Andrea Offermann
$22.99. Children's hardcover.
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Starting with the excitement over the first flakes falling from the sky, we follow three young neighbours enjoying all types of snow through the season. From sleet and fluff snow that isn't good for anything to angel snow, snowball snow, driveway snow (which can lead to the best forts), tracking snow, sledding snow, snow day snow, and all the way to the last snow. (Ages 4-8)

 

BIG IDEAS

I Am Love
by Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
$18.99. Children's hardcover.
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Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds continue their collaboration with the fourth book in their bestselling wellness series. A celebration of love in all its forms, I Am Love asks readers to look inward when they feel afraid. Love allows us to act with compassion and kindness, to live with gratitude and to take care of ourselves by practicing self-love. (Ages 3-7)

Ping
by Ani Castillo
$21.99. Children's hardcover.
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This clever, comforting picture book debut explores the challenges and joys of self-expression and social connection. Using an imaginative visual metaphor to bring to life how we send out (ping!) and receive (pong!) communications, Ani Castillo's words and pictures will empower and inspire anyone who has experienced the fear of sharing themselves with the world. (Ages 4-8)

 

EARLY READERS

Chapter Two is Missing
by Josh Lieb, illustrated by Kevin Cornell
$23.99. Children's hardcover.
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Chapter Two is Missing is a hilarious picture book mystery starring a hopelessly lost narrator, an unqualified detective and the very sneaky janitor, who are all surprised to discover that second chapter of the very book of which they are a part is — gasp — missing! From Emmy winning comedy writer and producer Josh Lieb, this is an uproarious whodunit and an irreverent look at storytelling. (Ages 4-6)

Who is the Mystery Reader?
by Mo Willems
$16.99. Children's hardcover.
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Each book in this beginning-reader series features a funny, furry adventure AND bonus jokes, quirky quizzes, nutty facts and so, so many Squirrels. In Who is the Mystery Reader?, Zoom Squirrel tries out a new superpower with help from a mysterious Mystery Reader. But will the Squirrel pals ever find out who the real Mystery Reader is? Do you know more about reading than the Squirrels do? (Ages 6-8)

The Princess in Black #7: The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle 
by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
$18.99. Children's hardcover.
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The Princess in Black is in a stinky situation. A foul cloud is plaguing the goat pasture, and it smells worse than a pile of dirty diapers. But every time the Princess in Black and her friend the Goat Avenger manage to get rid of the odour, they accidentally blow it to another kingdom! Other masked heroes and their trusty companions show up to help, but how do you battle a stench when your ninja moves fail? (Ages 5-8)

Griffith's Guide for Dragon Masters
by Tracey West, illustrated by Matt Loveridge
$8.99. Children's paperback.
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Kids love reading all about the Dragon Masters' adventures in Tracey West's bestselling Dragon Masters early chapter book series. Now fans can own the official dragon guide. This 144-page, full-colour special edition features maps, information about Dragon Masters and their dragons, notes from wizards, and more! This book has everything a future Dragon Master could need to know. (Ages 6-8)

 

TOY TRAIN

Jumbo Wooden Stacking Train
This beautiful over-sized wooden pull train is a perfect gift for any toddler or pre-schooler. Fourteen stacking blocks fit on three train cars and the assembled train makes a lovely decorative piece in your nursery or playroom!

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MIDDLE GRADE FICTION

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages
by Trenton Lee Stewart
$23.99. Children's hardcover.
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Some time has passed since the inimitable quartet of Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance have had a mission together. But with the arrival of a new Society member — and a new threat — they must reunite to face dilemmas more dangerous than ever before, including the villainous Mr. Curtain and a telepathic enemy tracking their every move, not to mention a dramatically preteen Constance. (Ages 8-12)

The Fowl Twins
by Eoin Colfer
$24.99. Children's hardcover.
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The Fowl twins — Myles and Beckett — are left in the care of house security (NANNI) for a single night. In that time they befriend a troll who is being chased by several undesirables and an unwanted protector. The boys and their new friend go on the run. As they avoid danger they discover that the strongest bond in the world is the one that exists between a pair of twins. (Ages 10-14)

Shine!
by J.J. Grabenstein
$22.99. Children's hardcover.
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Shine on! might be the catchphrase of twelve-year-old Piper's hero — astronaut, astronomer and television host Nellie Dumont Frisse — but Piper knows the truth: some people are born to shine, and she's just not one of them. That fact has never been clearer than now, since her dad's new job has landed them both at Chumley Prep, a posh private school where Piper definitely doesn't fit in. (Ages 8-12)

Allies
by Alan Gratz
$23.99. Children's hardcover.
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D-Day, June 6, 1944: the most expansive military endeavour in history. No less than world cooperation would bring down Hitler and the Axis powers. And so people — and kids — across the globe lent their part. From the young U.S. soldiers in the boats, to spies in the French countryside, to kids back on the home front, the coordination of thousands came together. (Ages 9-12)

Harvey Comes Home
by Colleen Nelson, illustrated by Tara Anderson
$21.95. Children's hardcover.
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When a West Highland Terrier named Harvey wanders away from home, he ends up at Brayside retirement home. Austin, a young volunteer, finds that Harvey inspires Mr. Pickering, a bitter resident coping with memory loss, to tell stories of his childhood. Austin begins to trade his preconceived notions for empathy. But is it enough to give him the resolve to track down Harvey’s original owner? (Ages 9-12)

Beverly, Right Here
by Kate Dicamillo
$19.99. Children's hardcover.
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Beverly Tapinski is determined to make it on her own. She finds a job and a place to live and tries to forget about her dog, Buddy, now buried underneath the orange trees back home; her friend Raymie; and her mom, Rhonda, who has never cared about anyone but herself. Despite her best efforts, she forms connections with the people around her — and gradually, she learns to see herself through their eyes. (Ages 10+)

 

MIDDLE GRADE FANTASY

A Tale of Magic 
by Chris Colfer
$23.99. Children's hardcover.
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Brystal Evergreen discovers a secret book and learns that she is a fairy capable of magic! But women are forbidden from reading and magic is outlawed, so Brystal is swiftly imprisoned. But with the help of Madame Weatherberry, Brystal is rescued and enrolled in an academy of magic. Do Brystal and her classmates have what it takes to stop a sinister plot that risks the fate of the world, and magic, forever? (Ages 8-12)

The Cloud Horse Chronicles #1: Guardians of Magic
by Chris Riddell
$25.99. Children's hardcover.
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The Kingdom of Thrynne is a place where fairy tales don't behave, and magic can be found in unexpected places. But magic brings danger to Zam (apprentice baker), Phoebe (tree talker & musician), and Bathsheba (the giant-slayer's daughter and a very good listener) because it is forbidden. Now, the future of magic itself is under threat. But what can three ordinary children do to protect it? (Ages 9-11)

Through the Water Curtain
by Cornelia Funke
$27.00. Children's hardcover.
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International bestselling children's author Cornelia Funke has long been inspired and fascinated by fairy tales. This wonderful anthology is Funke's personal selection of fairy tales from all around the world — not just from her native Germany but from Russia, Japan and the Native American tradition. It's the perfect Christmas gift for any young reader wishing to discover the wider world of fairy tales. (Ages 9-12)

Voyage of the Frostheart
by Jamie Littler
$23.99. Children's hardcover.
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Ash has spent his life as an outcast. As a budding song weaver with the power to control monsters, his village marked him as a potential threat. Eager to find his place in the world, he and his cantankerous yeti caretaker seek passage on the Frostheart: a ship-like sleigh whose mission is to explore faraway lands. But can Ash's song weaving save the Frostheart? Or will his untamed powers put his newfound friends in jeopardy? (Ages 8-12)

Lalani of the Distant Sea
by Erin E. Kelly
$21.00. Children's hardcover.
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When Lalani Sarita’s mother falls gravely ill, twelve-year-old Lalani faces an impossible task — she must leave Sanlagita and find the riches of the legendary Mount Isa, which towers on an island to the north. But generations of men and boys have died on the same quest — how can an ordinary girl survive the epic tests of the archipelago? And how will she manage without Veyda, her best friend? (Ages 8-12)

 

MIDDLE GRADE SERIES

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Illustrated Edition 
by J.K. Rowling
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This stunning new fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire brings more breathtaking scenes and unforgettable characters to life — including Cedric Diggory, Fleur Delacour and Mad-Eye Moody. With paint, pencil and pixels, Kay conjures the wizarding world as we have never seen it before. Fizzing with magic, this full-colour edition will captivate fans and new readers alike. (Ages 9+)

The Trials of Apollo #4: The Tyrant's Tomb 
by Rick Riordan
$25.99. Children's hardcover.
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On his path to restoring five ancient oracles and reclaiming his godly powers, Apollo (aka Lester Papadopoulos) journeys to Camp Jupiter in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the Roman demigods are preparing for a desperate last stand against the evil Triumvirate of Roman emperors. Unfortunately, defeating them involves someone even worse than the emperors Apollo has already faced. (Ages 10-14)

The Almost Epic Squad: Irresistible 
by Richard Scrimger
$14.99. Children's hardcover.
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Archie O'Kaye mostly rubs people the wrong way. But when he becomes utterly charming at his thirteenth birthday party, his family and friends begin to suspect that something is up. Meanwhile, both good and evil forces have had their eyes on Archie. When the evil Boss and her second in command get wind of Archie's charm, they quickly set to scheming about how to use it in their bid for world domination. (Ages 8-12)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #14: Wrecking Ball 
by Jeff Kinney
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Greg Heffley’s family finds out that home improvement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Once the walls come down, all sorts of problems start to crop up. Rotten wood, toxic mold, unwelcome critters and something even more sinister all make Greg and his family wonder if the renovations are worth the trouble. When the dust settles, will the Heffleys be able to stay... or will they need to get out of town? (Ages 8-12)

The Last Kids on Earth and the Midnight Blade
by Max Brallier
$18.99. Children's hardcover.
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When Jack discovers his Louisville Slicer has new, otherworldly powers, he's thrown into epic training. But between fighting off zombies and fleeing from strange, glowy Vine-Thingies, there's barely time left to figure out what's wrong with their buddy, Dirk, who's been acting weird around the undead. When an unexpected villain appears, can Jack and his friends save the world from cosmic domination? (Ages 8-12)

 

GRAPHIC NOVELS

Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #3: The Hidden Kingdom 
by Tui T. Sutherland, illustrated by Mike Holmes
$16.99. Trade paperback.
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Maybe Glory wasn't meant to be one of the dragonets of destiny, but Glory is sharp and her venom is deadly... even if that's still a secret. So when the dragonets seek shelter in the rain forest, Glory is devastated to find that the treetops are full of RainWings that nap all day and don't realize — or care — that RainWings are going missing. But Glory is determined to find the missing dragons, no matter what. (Ages 8-12)

Dog Man #8: Fetch-22 
by Dav Pilkey
$15.99. Children's hardcover.
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Petey the Cat is out of jail, and he has a brand-new lease on life. While Petey's reevaluated what matters most, Li'l Petey is struggling to find the good in the world. Can Petey and Dog Man stop fighting like cats and dogs long enough to put their paws together and work as a team? They need each other now more than ever — Li'l Petey (and the world) is counting on them! (Ages 7+)

Guts
by Raina Telgemeier
$16.99. Children's paperback.
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Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows. It soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away... and it coincides with her worries about food, school and changing friendships. What's going on? (Ages 8-12)

The Midwinter Witch
by Molly Knox Ostertag
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Aster can't wait for the Midwinter Festival, where all the magical families gather for a competition and a happy reunion. Ariel is tagging along to the festival with the Vanissens. She thinks the whole thing is silly... until she decides to enter the tournament herself. The world created in The Witch Boy and The Hidden Witch comes to a thrilling conclusion in this powerful graphic novel. (Ages 8-12)

Runaway
by Cordell Barker, adapted by Sarah Howden
$19.95. Children's hardcover.
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A cow and a runaway train are on a collision course. How will it all end? The captain is indisposed and there's no one left to pilot the train. But a train mostly drives itself, right? What could possibly go wrong? Adapted from Cordell Barker’s 2009 animated short of the same name, Runaway is a heavy-duty story cleverly disguised as a simple comedy of errors. (Ages 8-12)

The Blue Road
by Wayde Compton, illustrated by April dela Noche Milne
$22.95. Young adult softcover.
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Lacuna is a girl without a family. She lives alone in a swamp, but with the help of a will-o'-the-wisp she embarks for the fabled Northern Kingdom, where she might find people like her. The only way to get there, though, is to travel the strange and dangerous Blue Road. Ultimately, she reaches a city where memory and vision can be turned against you, in a world of beauty, magic, and unlikely deliverance. (Ages 12+)

 

 

ACTIVITIES

The Kids' Book of Paper Love
by Irene Smit & Astrid van der Hulst
$29.95. Children's paperback.
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A bounty of a book where every page is an activity! Snip out bookmarks. Fold a paper house. Bind up a DIY storybook and use it to sketch out adventures and dreams. Construct a paper flower bouquet, a paper terrarium, a fortune-teller with prompts. Plus Flow’s signature paper goodies — a foldout banner, postcards, glitter stickers, a paper doll, a two-sided poster, and so much more. It’s a pure hands-on treat. (Ages 7-14)

Where's Waldo? Double Trouble at the Museum
by Martin Handford
$21.99. Children's hardcover.
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Finding Waldo and his buddies is hard enough, but who can spot the minutiae that separate one Egyptian tablet from another? The dastardly details that make two maritime scenes unalike? The itty-bitty discrepancies between the vintage books and scrolls? This brand-new spin on the art of spotting Waldo will have fans of all ages lining up to take a look. (Ages 5-9)

Draw Here
by Herve Tullet
$20.99. Children's paperback.
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With hours of creative play, Draw Here features more than 135 pages brimming with activities for young readers to see things differently. From solving a maze, matching up similarly coloured dots, or growing a whole village of dot people, this book is packed with hours of learning fun. Experiment, play, and draw — but most of all, just have fun — with this innovative activity book. (Ages 5 & under)

Animazes
by Katie Haworth
$23.99. Children's hardcover.
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Did you know that humpback whales are some of the farthest-travelling mammals in the world? Or that arctic terns fly from the Arctic to Antarctica and back again? Wonderful illustrations in Animazes invite young readers to share in these incredible journeys. Follow the twisting, turning mazes to find a safe path for the wildebeest, trace a rockhopper penguin’s trail up the slippery cliffs, and more. (Ages 6 -9)

DIY Afternoon
by Terrains Vagues
$18.99. Children's hardcover.
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Eight creative activities — each with up to four simple steps — teach children to create a pop-up card, a mix-and-match card game, an accordion, and many other 100% paper creations. (Ages 5-7)

DIY Afternoon
by Marie-Laure Pham-Bourwens & Steffie Brocoli
$18.99. Children's hardcover.
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A book jam-packed with eight creative activities to make beautiful objects from recycled everyday materials, each requiring just three simple steps and including variations that offer ideas for additional projects. (Ages 5-7)

 

FOLDING FUN

Creagami
Kits for creating modular origami, pre-scored paper makes for easy folding to create spectacular 3D sculptures. Available in a multitude of designs, this take on the traditional art form is creative and relaxing!

Prices range from $15 to $32.50. Reader Reward Card applies. Browse these kits online >>>

 

FACTS & WONDERS

Lonely Planet: Hidden Wonders 
by Lonely Planet
$27.99. Children's hardcover.
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This travel companion for the incurably curious is your guide to finding the world’s most amazing secret places. So grab your compass and let’s get started as you explore the far corners of our world. Start your adventure in the west at Hawaii’s Pineapple Garden Maze, before travelling along the line of longitude to Vanuatu’s underwater post office and be amazed at hundreds more wonders you never knew existed! (Ages 9-12)

A World of Discovery
by Richard Platt
$34.00. Children's hardcover.
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In a stylish miscellany, celebrated author Richard Platt and printmaker James Brown travel through time to showcase the amazing breakthroughs in science and technology that have changed our lives forever. From the wheel to the telephone to the Internet, human history is studded with innovations that have changed our world. Each bold infographic is complete with engaging explanations. (Ages 7-10)

What's Cooking at 10 Garden Street?
by Felicita Sala
$19.95. Children's hardcover.
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Something delicious is cooking in the apartment building on Garden Street! Pilar is mixing gazpacho, Monsieur Ping is stir-frying broccoli, Señora Flores is preparing a pot of beans, and Josef and Rafik are rolling meatballs. Each spread in this storybook offers a recipe from a different culinary tradition. This illustrated children's cookbook offers a global menu of dishes to share with friends, family and neighbours. (Ages 6-9)

Walk This Underground World
by Kate Baker, illustrated by Sam Brewster
$23.99. Children's hardcover.
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This lift-the-flap book takes readers on a journey around the globe and deep underground. There they'll find amazing hidden worlds teeming with life — from prairie-dog towns and ant cities to opal mines and treasure-filled tombs. Each spread is bursting with details and surprises to discover in the cutaway artwork and under the flaps. (Ages 5-8)

 

GEARS & GUTS

The Off Bits
These fun, upcycled toys invite kids to use their imagination while re-using bits left over from other activities. Suggested builds are included, but can be modified or added to by any nuts, bolts or washers you have lying around!

Prices range from $12.50 to $39.00. Reader Reward Card applies. Browse these kits online >>>

 

Sigikid's The Little Patients
Meet Erwin and Rosi, the Little Patients. “Kidneys really look like beans!” Kids discover the world by seeing and touching. Sigikid’s best-selling little patient dolls come with a hospital gown, an instruction manual and a zippable torso containing all vital organs made out of plush. These can be removed and re-attached with the help of colour-coded velcro. An unmatched teaching toy, Erwin and Rosi help reduce anxiety around invisible body parts and hospital visits, cater hours of engrossed surgery-play and might even help plant the seed for a medical career.

$71.00. Reader Reward price $63.00.

 

NATURE

Precious Planet
by Sarah Tavernier, Emmanuelle Figueras & Alexandre Verhille 
$34.99. Children's hardcover.
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Planet Earth is home to billions of animals and plants, but have you ever wondered how everything is connected? Learn all about our home that was formed almost 4.6 billion years ago and dive into its fascinating geography. Precious Planet shows how we can work together to take care of our planet while opening children’s eyes to the importance of sustainability and conservation in a fun and engaging way. (Ages 8-12)

The Wonders of Nature
by Ben Hoare
$25.99. Children's hardcover.
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Storybook descriptions and close-up images let you discover the myths and legends of living creatures and minerals, as well as key facts about their natural history. Find out how the jaguar uses spots to avoid being seen, why a sticky sundew means big trouble for insects, and more. From opals to orchids and tapirs to toadstools, this collection brings more than 100 remarkable items from the natural world to life. (Ages 7-9)

Lonely Planet: Wild In The City 
by Lonely Planet
$26.99. Children's hardcover.
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Discover the secret lives of more than 30 extraordinary creatures that share our cities. From red foxes sneaking rides on London buses to leopards prowling the backstreets of Mumbai, this book explores the clever ways animals have adapted to the urban environment and explains how you can help protect your wild neighbours. Travel across six different continents to meet some of these amazing animals. (Ages 9-12)

Paper World
by Bomboland 
$33.99. Children's hardcover.
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Paper World: Planet Earth uses ingenious paper cutouts to reveal the amazing details of our planet, from bubbling volcanoes to rushing rivers to the boiling hot interior of the Earth. With detailed art by studio Bomboland, a fact-filled text, and flaps and die-cuts on every spread, this one-of-a-kind novelty book will appeal to readers of all ages. (Ages 8-12)

Can You Hear the Trees Talking?
by Peter Wohlleben
$24.95. Children's hardcover.
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A walk in the park will never be the same after kids discover this awe-inspiring book. Did you know that there is such a thing as the forest internet? That tree kids go to school for hundreds of years? Peter Wohlleben shares his famous imagination and storytelling style with children, asking surprising questions about trees with exciting quizzes, photographs and hands-on activities. (Ages 8-10)

 

INDIGENOUS STORIES

Birdsong
by Julie Flett
$22.95. Young adult hardcover.
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When a young girl moves from the country to a small town, she feels lonely and out of place. But soon she meets the elderly woman next door, who shares her love of arts and crafts. Can the girl navigate the changing seasons and failing health of her new friend? This story highlights the fulfillment of intergenerational relationships and shared passions. Includes a brief guide to Cree-Métis words that appear in the text. (Ages 3-8)

The Grizzly Mother
by Hetxw'ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson), illustrated by Natasha Donovann
$23.00. Children's hardcover.
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To the Gitxsan people of Northwestern British Columbia, the grizzly is an integral part of the natural landscape. Together, they share the land and forests that the Skeena River runs through, as well as the sockeye salmon within it. Follow mother bear as she teaches her cubs what they need in order to survive on their own. (Ages 9-12)

What the Eagle Sees
by Eldon Yellowhorn & Kathy Lowinger
$16.95. Children's paperback.
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In this follow up to Turtle Island, Eldon Yellowhorn and Kathy Lowinger team up again, this time to tell the stories of what Indigenous people did when invaders arrived in their homelands. What the Eagle Sees shares accounts of the people, places and events that have mattered in Indigenous history from a vastly under-represented perspective — an Indigenous viewpoint. (Ages 11+)

The Ghost Collector
by Allison Mills
$11.95. Children's paperback.
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Shelly and her grandmother help ghosts along their journey. When Shelly’s mom dies suddenly, Shelly’s relationship to ghosts — and death — changes. Instead of helping spirits move on, Shelly starts hoarding them and wonders where her mother’s ghost is. This novel is rooted in a Cree worldview and inspired by stories about the author’s great-grandmother’s life. (Ages 10+)

 

 

TEEN FICTION

The Fountains of Silence
by Ruta Sepetys
$24.99. Young adult hardcover.
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Madrid, 1957. Eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson arrives in Madrid with his parents, hoping to connect with the country of his mother’s birth through the lens of his camera. Photography — and fate — introduce him to Ana, whose family's obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions and soon he is faced with difficult decisions to protect those he loves. (Ages 12 & up)

Look Both Ways
by Jason Reynolds & Alexander Nabaum
$23.99. Children's hardcover.
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This story was going to begin with a school bus falling from the sky. But no one saw it happen. They were all too busy. Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and brilliantly weaves them into one wickedly funny, piercingly poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life. (Ages 10-14)

The Last True Poets of the Sea
by Julia Drake
$23.49. Young adult hardcover.
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Wrecks seem to run in the Larkin family. Violet can't stop partying with the wrong people and one day her younger brother, Sam, attempts to take his own life. Shipped to the town of Lyric when Sam is in treatment, Viola is haunted by the shipwreck she and Sam dreamed of discovering when they were children. Desperate to make amends, she embarks on a mission to locate the wreck, hidden in a watery grave for over a century. (Ages 14 & up)

 

TEEN FANTASY

Cursed
by Frank Miller & Thomas Wheeler
$32.99. Young adult hardcover.
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Whosoever wields the Sword of Power shall be the one true King. But what if the Sword has chosen a Queen? Nimue’s fate is forever altered when her village is slaughtered by Red Paladins, and she’s charged with reuniting an ancient sword with a legendary sorcerer. Teaming up with a mercenary named Arthur and refugee Fey Folk, Nimue struggles to unite her people, avenge her family and discover the truth about her destiny. (Ages 14 & up)

Winterwood
by Shea Ernshaw
$24.99. Young adult hardcover.
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Some say the woods surrounding Fir Haven are magical. Haunted, even. Rumored to be a witch, only Nora Walker knows the truth. She has always shared a special connection with the woods, which leads her to Oliver Huntsman — the boy who disappeared weeks ago in the middle of the worst snowstorm in years. But Nora doesn’t know that Oliver has secrets of his own. As it turns out, he wasn’t the only one to have gone missing. (Ages 14 & up)

The Dreamer Trilogy #1: Call Down the Hawk 
by Maggie Stiefvater
$26.99. Young adult hardcover.
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Ronan Lynch is a dreamer who can pull both curiosities and catastrophes out of his dreams. Jordan Hennessy is a thief. The closer she comes to the dream object she seeks, the more inextricably she becomes tied to it. Carmen Farroq-Lane is a hunter who has seen the damage that dreamers can do. But that is nothing compared to the destruction that is about to be unleashed... (Ages 12 & up)

A River of Royal Blood
by Amanda Joy
$24.99. Young adult hardcover.
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Sixteen-year-old Eva is a princess, born with the magick of blood and marrow. Its last known practitioner was Queen Raina, who toppled the native khimaer royalty and massacred thousands, including her own sister, eight generations ago. Living in Raina's dark shadow, Eva must now face her older sister, Isa, in a battle to the death — because in the Queendom of Myre only the strongest, most ruthless rulers survive. (Ages 12 & up)

 

BIG SEQUELS

Wayward Son
by Rainbow Rowell
$26.99. Young adult hardcover.
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This graphic novel for young adults is the sequel to the best-selling Carry On. Simon Snow beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love. Now comes the good part, right? So why can’t Simon get off the couch? What he needs, according to his best friend, is a change of scenery. He just needs to see himself in a new light... That’s how Simon and Penny and Baz end up in a vintage convertible, tearing across the American West. (Ages 14-18)

Children of Virtue and Vengeance
by Tomi Adeyemi
$25.99. Young adult hardcover.
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In the stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's debut, Children of Blood and Bone, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined. With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart. (Ages 14-18)

Supernova
by Marissa Meyer
$26.99. Young adult hardcover.
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Supernova, the epic conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer's thrilling Renegades Trilogy, finds Nova and Adrian struggling to keep their secret identities concealed while the battle rages on between their alter egos, their allies and their greatest fears come to life. Secrets, lies and betrayals are revealed as anarchy once again threatens to reclaim Gatlon City. (Ages 12-18)

Rebel
by Marie Lu
$25.99. Young adult hardcover.
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Marie Lu plunges readers back into the world of Legend for a truly grand finale. Eden Wing has been living in his brother’s shadow for years, but Daniel Wing is no longer the same young man who was once a national hero. As the two brothers struggle to accept who they’ve each become, Eden soon finds himself drawn so far into Ross City’s dark side, even his legendary brother can’t save him on his own... (Ages 12-17)

 

GAMES FOR KIDS

Snow Snow
Snow Snow is a gorgeous co-op game that challenges players to help four snowmen across a melting river. Rolling a die, move each snowman piece by piece across the ice, but watch out! If you roll a sun, one ice piece melts away. Beautiful 3D snowmen and a fun theme make this a great game to teach children to take turns and make choices while winning or losing together! $40. Reader Reward Card applies.

 

Zombie Kidz Evolution
Zombie Kidz Evolution is the first "legacy"-style game for kids, with basic gameplay to start but things will quickly evolve! Take on the role of children defending their school against zombies. Like many video games, achievements in play actually unlock new content! Envelopes included in the game are opened to reveal new rules and twists. Perfect for multi-age families, where the younger ones can benefit from the slow adding of rules and older kids (and parents!) can push for special achievements! $30. Reader Reward Card applies.

 


 

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