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Are You Kidding Me!

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Yuvi is a 10-year-old Indo-Canadian boy with a very special gift: he can talk to animals! Yuvi’s gift gets him into all kinds of trouble, especially when his parents think he’s bringing wild animals into the house. This spring is no different—poor Yuvi is right in the middle of things when Little Bird learns how to fly. The bird sees a scary cat, panics, and accidentally flies right through Yuvi’s open bedroom window! Will Yuvi be able to sneak the bird back outside without getting caught?...


The Uninvited Guest

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Carol is living a fortunate life with a devoted husband and three children. She is about to embark on a dream career as a speech language pathologist. And then the couple hear two ominous words in a doctor’s office: multiple sclerosis. So begins Carol and Paul’s new life—with an autoimmune disease looming over them. Although MS has no cure, there is still hope: Paul could go into remission. As Carol strives to stay strong, everything she loves is put at risk: her marriage, her relationships...


Reflections

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That broken old buggy down by the well If it could talk it would have a story to tell Of horses and sleighs and bygone days Pull up a stump and hear what it says. Reflections is a collection of rhyming poetry that shares a snapshot of a life that may soon be a thing of the past: that of an old-school rancher in the interior of British Columbia. The poems provide a reflective window into how life was lived on a farm, and the struggles and joys of that life. Steeped in the honest language of...


The '37

Rebels and Lovers in Old Canada by

Why does young, reform-minded lawyer George-Étienne Cartier join an armed uprising only to later reject violence as a means to achieve responsible government for Canada? In 1837, Lower Canada seethes with discontent. After savage rioting in Montreal between hardline loyalists and dissident radicals, there is no turning back. Cartier, a future Father of Confederation, commits himself to rebellion against the British Crown. Inspired by three of Cartier’s recently discovered letters, The '37...


The Book on Ending Homelessness

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The Book on Ending Homelessness provides insights for those in the industry, elected officials, policy makers, funders, public servants and the general public on the best ways to move from managing homelessness to ending homelessness. While ending homelessness may seem to be a whacky or even preposterous idea, Iain De Jong takes more than two decades of experience as an award winning industry leader to lay out how and why homelessness can be ended in very practical ways. This book will...


Children and Complex Trauma

A Roadmap for Healing and Recovery by

If you’re a foster or adoptive parent, family caregiver, social worker, or professional supporting children who have experienced trauma, you may have felt confused and overwhelmed at some point. It may seem like typical parenting and strategies just don’t work. Children from difficult life situations can experience bewildering emotional and behavioural challenges. Often current approaches to help these kids are fragmented and ineffective. However, when we understand how trauma can affect the...


Second Chances

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Spanning a lifetime’s worth of both blessings and hardship, Second Chances is an introspective poetry collection that delves deep into life’s ups and downs with moving insight. Author Kathleen Coughlin Dunn’s maturity of prose speaks of a life well lived and a truly creative heart. Whether feeling alone and in pain or simply looking to rediscover the majestic beauty of the world around us, the wisdom in these lines is as comforting as it is thought-provoking. Second Chances has a great deal...


Skull Fragments

Expressions of My TBI LIfe by

It’s estimated that one in three people have suffered an acquired brain injury in their lifetime. Yet so little is understood about brain health and its various injuries, especially the daily and personal effects. Author Len Roach knows these effects personally. He’s been learning to cope with them for thirty years. Skull Fragments: Expressions of My TBI Life is a memoir that began with the author’s desire to understand what happened to him after two traumatic brain injuries. The more he...


Pathfinder

His priority of getting to WW2 became bringing everyone home by

In the spring of 1940, on a path barely lit by a thin, crescent moon, a schoolteacher with a hard-held dream sets out on a sixteen-mile trek through Ontario bush. Arriving in time to catch the midnight train, he settles in for the ride to Winnipeg, where he intends to enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force. His journey is just beginning. The schoolteacher is Gordon Wellington Bennett, a young man whose passion for flight and determination to serve lead him to pilot training, then overseas to...


A Little Help With Your Compass

Words of Wisdom for the Grandchild I May Never Meet by

A Little Help with Your Compass is a guidebook for teens and young adults wanting to grow into the next phase of their lives with integrity and self-awareness. Written as a summation of Thomas’ advice to his own son, it is full of practical real-world suggestions and reflections to help you develop character, discover your strengths, and navigate inter-personal challenges. Thomas became a father at fifty, and he enjoyed both the closeness of the parent–child relationship and the imparting of...