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Children and YA Fiction

By Melanie Florence

He Who Dreams is Toronto writer Melanie Florence’s first book for Orca Limelights, a series of performing arts-focused stories for young readers. Florence is also the author of the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award–winning picture ... Read More »

January 25, 2017 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction

By James Bow

The world of James Bow’s Icarus Down is stunning and terrifying in concept. After decades of wandering the galaxy aboard the spaceship Icarus, the last remaining survivors of a destroyed Earth settle on a new ... Read More »

November 1, 2016 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction

By Jane Ozkowski

YA novels are known for parsing familiar, relevant themes of bullying, mental health, and the exasperating social strata of adolescence. Toronto writer Jane Ozkowski’s debut, Watching Traffic, sets itself apart by concentrating on the tension ... Read More »

October 3, 2016 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction