The Jigsaw Puzzle King, 2020 (Winner of the 2021 OLA Silver Birch Award; Nominated for the 2022 Diamond Willow Award & 2022 Rocky Mountain Book Awards)

People say, “Just be yourself.” But when you’re new in school, all you want is to fit in, to be like everyone else. When eleven-year-old Warren and his family move to a new city, his twin brother, who has Down syndrome, attracts too much attention for Warren’s liking. Bennie lives his life… Learn More …

Free as a Bird

* Governor General’s Literary Award Finalist
* Canadian Library Association Finalist
* BC Book Prize Finalist
* IBBY Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities
* Snow Willow Awards Finalist
* VOYA Top Shelf Awards
* CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens

Born with Down Syndrome, Ruby Jean Sharp comes from a time when being a developmentally disabled person could mean growing up behind locked doors and barred windows and being called names. Learn More …

Reading the Bones

* Silver Birch Award Finalist
* CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens
* Langley Book of the Year Finalist

Life throws 12-year-old Peggy Henderson an unexpected curve ball when she is forced to move to the quiet town of Crescent Beach, British Columbia with her aunt and uncle. Learn More …

Broken Bones

* CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens 2012

A vandalized burial in an abandoned Pioneer Cemetery brings twelve-year-old Peggy Henderson and her elderly archaeologist friend, Eddy, to Golden, British Columbia, to excavate. The town dates back to the 1880s when most of the citizens were tough and … Learn More …

Bone Deep

When budding archaeologist Peggy Henderson discovers that there is a two-hundred-year-old shipwreck off the northern tip of Vancouver Island, and that a team of archaeologists is about to embark on a deep-water voyage to excavate it… Learn More …

A Bone to Pick

It’s a dream come true for Peggy Henderson when her friend, Dr. Edwina McKay, lets her tag along to the Viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site in Newfoundland, where Dr. McKay will be teaching archaeology field school for the summer.

At age 13, Peggy already has plenty of experience in archaeology, and she’s determined to let everyone know it in this fourth series installment…Together with others in the series, this stands as an excellent vehicle to spur interest in archaeology and history.  Learn More …

When Children Play

* Nominated for the 2014/2015 Hackmatack Children’s Choice
Awards for Non-fiction
* CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens 2014

“When children play, the world wins.” RTP

Play has a magical way of making us feel happy and good about ourselves. But many children around the world never get the chance to play. Sometimes it’s because their countries have been at war or face extreme poverty… Learn More …