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Looking for something for boys ages 10-14 who are reluctant readers, or a quick read involving Canadian history? Check out my novel Siege, which takes place
at a War of 1812 re-enactment summer camp at Old Fort Erie on Lake Ontario.

Now available: What Animals Want, my new book in the "Orca Think" nonfiction series for ages 9-12.



How to Make Money When You're Twelve How To Make Money When You're Twelve (2015). Roy thinks his summer will be boring unless he can earn some money, but things don't go the way he expects. see more
What Animals Want What Animals Want (2021). This nonfiction book helps kids think about what different animals need to be healthy and happy, looking at scientific research and what people are doing to help animals. see more
Last Train Home Last Train Home (2021). Sharing train experiences around the world through haiku poetry, edited by Jacqueline Pearce (for adults and kids ages 12 and up). Click here for more info on Last Train Home and other poetry by Jacquie.
click for more info about Siege Siege (2014). When Jason goes to summer camp, he doesn’t expect to be dodging ghosts and musket fire in the middle of a War of 1812 re-enactment. see more
click for more info about Flood Warning Flood Warning (2012). When the Fraser River begins to flood, Tom must get his family’s dairy cows to safety before it’s too late. see more
click for more info about Mystery of the Missing Luck Mystery of the Missing Luck (2011). The Japanese lucky cat statue is missing from Sarah’s grandmother’s bakery. Can she find it before the bakery’s luck runs out? see more
click for more info about Manga Touch Manga Touch (2007). Manga is everywhere in Japan, but manga-loving Dana still feels like an outsider. see more
click for more info about The Truth About Rats and Dogs The Truth about Rats (and Dogs) (2006). Conner doesn’t like rats, so why is he hiding one in his bedroom? see more
click for more info about Dog House Blues Dog House Blues (2005). The class snob hates dogs, and Erika has three of them! see more
click for more info about Emily's Dream Emily’s Dream (2005). Emily wants to become an artist — even if it means breaking the rules. see more
click for more info about Discovering Emily Discovering Emily (2004). Emily can’t do anything right — until she discovers art. (A story about the childhood of Emily Carr) see more
click for more info about Weeds and other Stories Weeds and other stories (2003). Sometimes a dead coyote skull can come in handy and a storm can change your love-life. see more
click for more info about The Reunion (2002). Jas and Mitsu think they’re safe from the war, but are they? see more
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