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Twins Justine and Perry have left their home in Australia and embarked on the road trip of a lifetime in the Pacific Northwest. It's been a year since their dad lost his battle with cancer and Justine became the sole caregiver for her autistic brother, Perry. Now Perry has been accepted into an assisted-living residence in their hometown, Brisbane, Australia, but before he takes up residence, they're seeking to create the perfect memory. For Perry, the trip
In this delightful tale of the power of the imagination, Art's supplies come to life in the studio, creating mayhem and magic and art! Pastels, pencils, paints, crayons, brushes and markers...everything gets in on the act of creating a mess-terpiece of fun. Chris Tougas's brilliant illustrations and clever text explore the essence of the creative process in a way that children will understand. Kids will want to grab some coloured pencils and get to work themselves.
Maddie and Ivan have been friends forever. They go to school together, surf, party, and hang out all the time. Ivan eats at Maddie's house almost every day. But all is not well in Ivan's world, and as control of his life slips farther away from him,Maddie agonises over her role in his life. Ivan fears the fallout if the people in his community discover what he's been hiding, but Maddie thinks telling his secret will help him. As Maddie struggles to figure out her own post-high-school path, she
Raphaelle's involvement with a Muslim boy is only slightly less controversial than her contribution to a student art show.
Matt, a white quarterback from Montreal, Quebec, flies to France (without his parents' permission) to play football and escape family pressure. Freeman, a black football player from San Antonio, Texas, is in Paris on a school trip when he hears about a team playing American football in a rough, low-income suburb called Villeneuve-La-Grande. Matt and Free join the Diables Rouges and make friends with the other players, who come from many different ethnic groups. Racial tension erupts into riots i
Growing up in a picturesque Newfoundland fishing village should be idyllic for sixteen-year-old Kit Ryan, but living with an alcoholic father makes Kit's day-to-day life unpredictable and almost intolerable. When the 1992 cod moratorium forces her father out of a job, the tension between Kit and her father grows. Forced to leave their rural community, the family moves to the city, where they live with Uncle Iggy, a widower with problems of his own. Immediately pegged as a "baygirl," Kit struggle
Beans, a raccoon, spends every night searching for food in the trash cans near his tree. One night in the back alley, he meets a panda who has escaped from the zoo. The panda won’t eat anything Beans picks out of the garbage. What follows is a visit to the public library to research pandas. That leads to a trip to China. Tag along with Beans and Bamboo as they make their way to the panda reserve in Chengdu.
Ben is tired of working in a widget factory and has decided to leave the dreary city behind. But then Colonel Dewey and his broken-down hot-air balloon drop out of the sky and into Ben’s life. This big orange cat, with his southern drawl and unique personality, travels the world making friends and giving free balloon rides, so his riders can experience the joy of living. After accepting Colonel Dewey’s offer of a job, Ben meets some of his frequent fliers — an elderly Welsh corgi named Mrs. Tudo
Benny has a plan to transform an old delivery horse into a galloping steed so he can be a cowboy. When his impatience gets the better of him, things take a dangerous turn. With love and understanding from his family and especially his kind neighbour, Mr. Bekker, Benny learns how to make his dream come true in a different way.