Children - up to Grade 5

The Big Wind

~ June 2012 ~

The Big Wind cover

When the big wind began, Jack and Abbi were safe inside, but Grandma was in the tree house. The gusts caught her and blew her high over Orchard Knoll. Grandma liked seeing the farm from the sky, but she wanted to come down. Could Jack and Abbi save her?

Sally Raspin’s art shows just what Grandma saw as she flew over Orchard Knoll, the farm where Sally and Grandpa Jim live and grow many vegetables and fruits.

Sally Raspin is the author/illustrator of Grandma's Turkeys.

28 pages 8 x 8 Full colour
Canada $10.00 Available June 2012
ISBN 978-1-896922-53-9

Bruce County Counts

Word by Shelley Norman, pictures by Bobbi Switzer

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A colouring book that lets young children count their way around Bruce County from one ferry in the harbour at Tobermory to ten bagpipers practising for a parade in Kincardine. They can find sheep, cattle, snowmobiles, tractors, hikers, windmills, and kids fishing and building a sand castle. Wiarton Willie is here too.

12 pages, 8.5 x 11
$4.95 in Canada
ISBN 978-1-896922-44-7

Grandma's Turkeys

By Sally Raspin

Grandma's Turkeys cover

Life at Orchard Knoll Farm seemed too quiet until Grandpa Jim had a good idea. Grandma's Turkeys tells the story of one spring and summer when a small flock of turkeys turned Orchard Knoll into a real farm.

With colourful art that brings the story alive, Sally Raspin's book takes young children along as the turkey chicks grow and explore. Delightful for reading aloud.

28 pages 8 x 8, Full colour
$10.00 in Canada
ISBN 978-1-896922-51-5

Now That You Are Two

A picturebook with words by Jennifer Frankum and art by Brianne Maas.

Stowaway in the White Hurricane

A toddler's newfound mobility allows many discoveries – splashing in puddles, watching bugs on logs, exploring indoors and out.

Jennifer Frankum's playful rhymes and jaunty rhythm anticipate the two-year-old's year of new experiences.

Brianne Maas has created bold primary-coloured illustrations for every action.

A book to be treasured by youngsters, their parents, grandparents and caregivers.

$10.00 in Canada
ISBN 978-1-896922-59

Jennifer Frankum

Jennifer Frankum has taught secondary school in Port Elgin, Ontario, for twenty-five years. Her poetry is published in books and literary journals. Inspired by her daughter Natasha, this is her first book for children. Jennifer lives with her husband, two daughters, and two cats in a home with hundreds of books and much art.

Brianne Mass

Brianne Maas is an aspiring artist, studying illustration at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. She has been drawing and designing since childhood, and won the Senior Visual Arts Award at Saugeen District Secondary School. Her art has appeared on the cover of Southampton Art School catalogue and an issue of The Leaf. Living on her own, Brianne fills her time with studies and plenty of art work.

Jennifer Frankum
Jennifer signing books

Brianne autographing

Paddle to Rattlesnake Island

By Donna Stewart, illustrated by Lin Souliere

Paddle to Rattlesnake Island cover

#1 in the Brucedale Backpackers series of outdoor adventure stories for young readers. Katie and Matt learn kayaking skills and find excitement on a camping trip.

88 pages, softcover
$7.95 in Canada
ISBN 1-896922-21-X 978-1-896922-21-8


The Phantom Piper

By Barbara Aggerholm

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It's David's first night at his grandad's in the small lakeside town where he's staying for the summer. . .

He missed his own room, its walls covered with posters of the Toronto Maple Leafs, his favourite hockey team. He missed the warm feeling he got when he turned the lights off and gazed at the fluorescent stars on the ceiling. When David finally tossed off the covers and closed his eyes, he drifted into a strange dream. In the dream, he struggled to keep control of a small boat while the lake rose around him. A huge wave swept over the boat. He clung to the mast as another wave bore down on him. Just as it smashed against the boat, he heard the faint sound of bagpipes. . .

With his new friend Emily, David finds real-life adventures on Lake Huron and meets The Phantom Piper.

#3 in the Brucedale Backpackers series of outdoor adventures for young readers

Cover design and illustrations by Lin Souliere of Dragonfly Ridge Studio, Lion's Head.

84 pages, quality softcover
$8.95 in Canada
ISBN 1-896922-31-7 978-1-896922-31-7

For Barbara Aggerholm`s second book, look at Stowaway in the White Hurricane


Skiing in Black Bear Park

By Donna Stewart, illustrated by Lin Souliere

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#2 in the Brucedale Backpackers series of outdoor adventure stories for young children.

When Katie and Matt go winter camping, they learn to cross-country ski, and glide into an adventure.

100 pages, softcover
$8.95 in Canada
ISBN 1-896922-22-8 978-1-896922-22-5

Stocking Stories

By Kathlyn Steinman, illustrated by Alison Thielman

Stocking Stories cover

Santa's Sneeze

Santa Can't Find Connor

12 pages, 4" x 5" softcover
$5.00 in Canada
ISBN 1-896922-17-1 978-1-896922-17-1

There are two great little gift books in this series. One copy of each book, with 2 envelopes in a package.