Quill and Quire


By K.L. Denman

This is B.C.-based author K.L. Denman’s second title in Orca Currents, a novel series aimed at pre-teens reading below grade level. Although it’s not as original and quirky as Mirror Image, Denman’s first offering, Rebel’s ... Read More »

November 7, 2007 | Filed under: Book news

By Ray Conlogue

Ray Conlogue’s Shen and the Treasure Fleet is a big, sprawling old-fashioned boy’s adventure story. The imperial city of Nanjing is under attack as the Prince of Yan prepares to depose the Emperor, and 13-year-old ... Read More »

November 7, 2007

By Deborah Ellis and Eric Walters

A quiet afternoon at a suburban high  school is suddenly shattered by a lockdown: armed police fill the hallway, and a  Muslim student suspected of terrorism is taken into custody. In Bifocal, award-winning YA authors ... Read More »

November 7, 2007

By Chris Humphreys

Vendetta is the second book in Vancouver actor-turned-novelist Chris Humphreys’ Runestone Saga trilogy. (As C.C. Humphreys, he’s the author of several adult titles, including the Jack Absolute historical fiction series and The French Executioner.)  The ... Read More »

November 7, 2007

By Karen Rivers

X in Flight, the first book in a planned  trilogy from Karen Rivers, shifts between the perspectives of its central characters: Xenos (X for short); Cat, his edgy, rebellious girlfriend; and Ruby, a girl tormented ... Read More »

November 7, 2007

By Chris Tougas

$&Baby chicks that help with heavy lifting and steel-wool-coated sheep that can buff metal are just two of the remarkable inventions of the enterprising and mechanically minded farmer in Chris Tougas’s funny new picture book. $& ... Read More »

November 7, 2007 | Filed under: Picture Books