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CONTENTS FORMAC & LORIMER ADULT NEW RELEASES . . . . . .3-10 How We Almost Gave the Tories the Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Canadian Rockies Colourguide, 4th Ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Toronto & Niagara Colourguide, 2nd Ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Montreal & Quebec City Colourguide, 5th Ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Exploring Nova Scotia, 6th Ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Louisbourg, 2nd Ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Green Gables, 2nd Ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Fishing Ontario’s Grand River Country, 2nd Ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Fresh & Local (pocket-sized edition) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Arctic Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

AMAZING STORIES NEW RELEASES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Rebels Against Tories in Upper Canada 1837 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Lorimer New Children’s TitleS . . . . . . . . . . .11-18 Streetlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-12 Sports Stories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-15 Deal With It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-17 Recordbooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-19 SideStreets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-21

Welcome to Formac Lorimer Books Spring 2010 catalogue! In response to the move to 13-digit ISBNs in January 2007, we have included the new ISBN13. If you have any questions about this new method of recording ISBNs, please email promotion@formac.ca, and we will answer any questions you may have.

Formac Lorimer Books’ catalogue is on the Web!

FORMAC & LORIMER RECENT ADULT RELEASES . . .22-25

Accurate, complete, up-to-date information on all titles handled by Formac Lorimer Books can be found on our website at: www.formaclorimerbooks.ca

AMAZING STORIES RECENT RELEASES . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

The website offers:

FORMAC & LORIMER RECENT CHILDREN’S RELEASES . .27-30

• Up-to-date information on shipping dates of new titles • Covers available for downloading • Brief descriptions and up-to-date title information and specifications • Detailed descriptions on all new, recent and backlist titles • Brief author biographies • Information on awards • Quotes from reviews of all new and recent titles • Comprehensive subject catalogues incorporating all in-print titles, reflecting a wide range of interests and subjects • Search by title, author, ISBN, subject, series, and key word • Includes all in-print and out-ofprint Lorimer and Formac titles • Full information on all children’s titles. Search by reading level and interest level.

AMAZING STORIES BACKLIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 BACKLIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32-47 SALES AND ORDERING INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . .BACK COVER


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How We Almost Gave the Tories the Boot The inside story behind the coalition Brian Topp In November 2008 the opposition came very close to replacing Stephen Harper with a new government. For Canadian politics, it was an astonishing few days: opposition party leaders came together, announcing a formal coalition of the Liberals and the NDP, while the Bloc offered guaranteed support for the new government in the House of Commons. This came at a time of crisis. Many of the world's large financial institutions were tottering, leading to unprecedented government intervention in the U.S., the U.K. and elsewhere. Prime Minister Stephen Harper had attacked the opposition parties through a move to deny them public funding, along with other proposals which enraged them. There was no sign that he was ready to put aside his neo-conservative ideology to take action to address the worst recession in the past 50 years. Brian Topp lived through this period as the key negotiator for the NDP, and in this book he offers a day-by-day insider's account of how the coalition was put together — and how it fell apart. Topp participated in many key meetings to get the coalition under way. His narrative is built around the words of the participants, front-line as well as backroom, as they work to find a deal, and then try to hold on to it in the face of a withering attack from the Conservatives. Among the key players in this story are Stéphane Dion, Michael Ignatieff, Jack Layton and Dawn Black — and behind the scenes Ed Broadbent, Jean Chrétien, Roy Romanow and Allan Blakeney are active too. Ottawa insiders will learn much from this book about exactly who said and did what when. More importantly, Canadians interested in federal politics will be able to get a fresh and revealing view of the way Ottawa actually works today. Coalition governments are very unusual in Canadian federal politics, but Brian Topp argues they offer a promising alternative to both hyper-centralized “majority” governments and to relatively unstable minority ones.

LORIMER POLITICS • 6" x 9" • 192 pages • ISBN13 paper: 978-1-55277-502-8 • ISBN13 cloth: 978-1-55277-503-5 • $24.95, paper, $34.95, cloth • March 2010 publication Promotion plan: • Review copies to major dailies • Media packages to key current affairs programs and publications • Review copies to Canadian political columnists • Pitch author for interviews on national radio/TV programs • Advance excerpts appeared on globeandmail.com

Born and raised in Montreal, BRIAN TOPP studied history at McGill. While running a small typesetting business, he became active in the NDP in the 1988 federal campaign and went to Ottawa in 1989 as a staffer for NDP MP Phil Edmonston. He then worked for the Saskatchewan NDP as a senior staffer and saw a successful coalition agreement between the NDP and the Liberals put in place in 1999. He managed the NDP war room in the 2004 federal campaign, and was Campaign Director in the 2006 and 2008 campaigns. This is his first book.

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Colourguide Series Features • Focus on cultural and heritage attractions • Independent, knowledgeable local authors • Every new edition is fully revised and updated — including visuals • Listings sections provide up-to-date detailed information on accommodations, shopping, attractions, entertainment and more • Full-colour photography throughout • Detailed maps • 4 1/2”x 8 1/2” • $19.95, paper with French flaps • April 2010 publication

“... the strength of these guides lies in the colour photography and heavily-detailed copy.” — The Globe and Mail

The Canadian Rockies Colourguide 4th edition Local experts offer reliable, independent and up-to-date information on top destinations, attractions and events in Canada’s Rockies.

FORMAC CANADIAN TRAVEL • 4 1/2”x 8 1/2” • 208 pages • Detailed maps and 400+ colour photographs • ISBN 13: 978-0-88780-897-5 • Replaces ISBN: 978-0-88780-726-6 • $19.95, paper with French flaps • April 2010 publication

This fully updated edition of the Canadian Rockies Colourguide provides comprehensive information about Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Edmonton and their surrounding regions. Knowledgeable and independent contributors highlight the best cultural activities and outdoor pursuits. Sections feature top cuisine, shopping, hiking, skiing and tours, as well as the best galleries, museums, theatre and events. Listings for every attraction and event mentioned provide up-to-date contact information. There is detailed information on outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding and mountain climbing in the Rockies, as well as the numerous attractions of Jasper and Banff. Coordinating editor TERRY INIGO-JONES is an experienced writer and editor who currently contributes to the Globe and Mail. He is joined in this book by 13 other local contributors, all of them sharing their knowledge of the Rockies region.

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Toronto & Niagara Colourguide 2nd edition This completely revised and updated 2nd edition provides full information on Toronto’s newest cultural attractions and the best of the Niagara region. This fully-updated edition of the Toronto & Niagara Colourguide is written entirely by knowledgeable local contributors and illustrated with more than 400 full-colour photographs. The guide explores Toronto’s vibrant culture, cuisine, nightlife and shopping and provides an insider’s view of the city’s annual events, neighbourhoods, theatre and sports. The expanding Niagara region, a wine, food and cultural destination, is extensively covered. Like other Colourguides, this volume emphasizes cultural and heritage attractions including the recently-expanded Royal Ontario Museum and the revamped and greatly enhanced Art Gallery of Ontario. The listings section gives complete details and contact information about every attraction discussed. Coordinating editor MARK GRZESKOWIAK is an editor, writer and teacher living in Toronto. He is joined in this volume by 20 contributors, all of whom make Toronto and the Niagara region their home.

FORMAC CANADIAN TRAVEL • 4 1/2“ x 8 1/2“ • 256 pages • Detailed maps and 400+ colour photographs • ISBN13: 978-0-88780-899-9 • Replaces ISBN: 978-0-88780-760-2 • $19.95, paper with French flaps • April 2010 publication

Montreal & Quebec City Colourguide 5th edition Independent contributors offer inside knowledge about Montreal and Quebec City, pre-eminent destinations for Canadians, Americans and Europeans alike. Montreal and Quebec City are vibrant cultural centres, and this updated Colourguide offers detailed information on museums, galleries, and heritage sites as well as shopping, dining nightlife and more. This edition features the most current and in-depth information on Quebec City’s convergence of historical buildings and cultural attractions in the Upper and Lower Towns. The guide reflects the local knowledge and independent recommendations of the guide’s contributors. Listings are completely revised and updated, with complete contact information for accommodations, events, places to eat, shop and relax. Maps and full-colour photography illustrate an entertaining and informative text. Coordinating editor MELANIE GRONDIN is a Montreal writer, editor and translator. She is joined in this book by 23 locally-based contributors who live in Montreal or Quebec City.

FORMAC CANADIAN TRAVEL • 4 1/2“ x 8 1/2“ • 216 pages • Detailed maps and 400+ colour photographs • ISBN13: 978-0-88780-901-9 • Replaces ISBN: 978-0-88780-758-9 • $19.95, paper with French flaps • April 2010 publication

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Exploring Nova Scotia 6th edition A Guide to 400+ Unique Adventures and Activities Dale Dunlop and Alison Scott

The authoritative guide for more than 400 adventures in all corners of Nova Scotia — fully revised, expanded and updated.

FORMAC CANADIAN TRAVEL • 6" x 9" • Provincial map • 328 pages • ISBN13: 978-0-88780-903-3 • Replaces ISBN: 978-0-88780-694-0 • $19.95, paper • March 2010 publication Promotion plan: • Review copies to major Canadian dailies travel editors • Review copies to regional dailies and selected weekly newspapers • Media package to travel and geography magazines • Featured in Atlantic Books for Summer 2010

Nova Scotia is an attractive destination for travellers from all over the world. This book is the authoritative independent guide to the province’s best attractions — many of them well-known, but many little-known even to Nova Scotia residents. Along with the activity guide are reliable, independent recommendations for accommodations and dining throughout the province. Written with local knowledge, and entirely independent in its descriptions and recommendations, this book offers reliable and consistent advice and comment which is unavailable from any other source on the web or in book form. It is the key to enjoyable and exciting travel in Nova Scotia. This new edition includes a very wide range of activities, from sea kayaking to golf, from shopping trips to genealogy searches. Dale Dunlop and Alison Scott take the readers down every interesting back road in the province. DALE DUNLOP and ALISON SCOTT, husband and wife, have logged hundreds of thousands of kilometres travelling the length and breadth of Nova Scotia to put together this guidebook. Since 1995 they have been engaged in this labour of love to share their knowledge and opinions with visitors and residents alike, so that everyone can make the most of their travel and recreation in the province.

“If a visitor to the province takes only one guide with him or her, it should be Exploring Nova Scotia ... Dunlop has experienced everything he writes about, paid his own way, and is not afraid to be candid with his opinions.” — The Globe and Mail

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Louisbourg 2nd edition Experience the History Susan Young de Biagi Photographer: David MacVicar, Translator: Marie-Claude Rioux

Author and historian Susan Young de Biagi relates the fascinating story of Louisbourg’s birth, growth and eventual destruction. At the Fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island, the 18th century comes alive. Park historians and interpreters have recreated the sights, sounds and sensations of life in a French military town in the year 1744. Susan Young de Biagi relates the fascinating story of Louisbourg’s birth, growth and eventual destruction. This new edition, offered in both French and English, features completely new full-colour photographs of the site and its characters along with a description of the ambitious restoration process that made Louisbourg one of the world’s greatest outdoor museums; and a guide to nature walks and activities in the area. SUSAN YOUNG de BIAGI is a historian by training, and a novelist. She is also the author of Touring the Cabot Trail. MARIE-CLAUDE RIOUX is a Nova Scotian English-French translator. DAVID MACVICAR is a photographer from Cape Breton Island.

FORMAC CANADIAN HISTORY • 8 1/4“ x 9“ • 72 pages • Full-colour photography • ISBN 13: 978-0-88780-905-7 English edition • ISBN 13: 978-0-88780-907-1 French edition • Replaces ISBN: 978-0-88780-362-8 English & 978-0-88780-363-5 French • $24.95, paper • March 2010 publication

Green Gables 2nd edition See the Prince Edward Island that set Lucy Maud Montgomery’s imagination on fire... Deirdre Kessler, Photographer: Alanna Jankov

Beautiful contemporary photographs and historical images of Green Gables and other Anne sites. The landscape of Prince Edward Island set Lucy Maud Montgomery’s imagination on fire. This book explores the places where she grew up and explores the settings of her most famous works of fiction. Green Gables, once the home of Montgomery’s relatives, is now furnished and decorated based on descriptions in her most famous novel. Nearby is the author’s childhood home — her grandparents’ farm — and, at New London, her lovingly preserved birthplace. This book offers all new, beautiful photographs and historical images of the sites as well as detailed background on these places. Author of ten children’s books, DEIRDRE KESSLER teaches children’s literature, creative writing and composition at the University of Prince Edward Island.

FORMAC CANADIAN HISTORY • 8 1/4“ x 9“ • 72 pages • Full-colour photography • ISBN13: 978-0-88780-909-5 • Replaces ISBN: 978-0-88780-513-4 • $19.95, paper • March 2010 publication

ALANNA JANKOV is a photographer based in Charlottetown, PEI.

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Fishing Ontario’s Grand River Country, 2nd edition Edited by Stephen May for The Grand River Conservation Authority

The definitive guide to southern Ontario’s world-class fly-fishing streams, fully revised, expanded, and updated.

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6” x 9 160 pages Full-colour photography, maps ISBN 13: 978-1-55277-468-7 $24.95, paper March 2010 publication

Promotion Plan • Review copies to regional newspapers and media • Review copies to outdoors and travel magazines

OF RELATED INTEREST

Here is the best guide on the market to fishing Ontario’s Grand River country, an area offering world-class fishing, according to Fly Fisherman magazine. The Grand River is renowned for its brown trout, trophy bass, and pike, but the diversity teeming just beneath the water’s surface is more than matched by the fascinating communities and beautiful scenery found along the river’s banks. The second edition of this popular guide has been completely revised and updated with new information, new colour photographs, maps, species charts, and public river access points. If you’re planning to go fishing in southern Ontario, this book is the place to start. STEPHEN MAY is an avid angler who has worked and played on the Grand River for many years. He has been a guide with Grand River Troutfitters and a fly-fishing instructor. He was the Urban Fisheries Technician with the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Coordinator of the Grand River Fisheries Management Plan. He now works with the Ministry of Natural Resources’ Stewardship Program as the Stewardship Coordinator in Waterloo Region. He has published articles in Real Fishing Magazine and Canadian and International Fly Fishing.

“For a book that will fit into a tackle box or vest, I’m surprised at how much info is jammed into it. There’s no fat, just the facts.” — The Toronto Sun

Paddling the Grand River The Grand River Conservation Authority ISBN13: 978-1-55028-978-7 $19.95, paper

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Fresh & Local (pocket-sized edition) Straight from Canadian farms to your table Craig Flinn

This new edition of Craig Flinn’s best-selling fall 2008 cookbook contains every last word and picture of the original — in a handy, portable, and affordable new format. This new edition of Craig Flinn’s highly popular cookbook is perfect to take along on a visit to the nearest farmers’ market, fruit and vegetable stand, or local store. Featuring fresh, local ingredients, the recipes are identified by season. In this affordable new edition, there’s also a new feature — a seal for affordability, identifying recipes which call for inexpensive in-season ingredients. Craig Flinn offers many great ideas for cooking that is in tune with the season and making use of easy-to-obtain fresh local ingredients. All 100+ recipes have been carefully tested and adapted for home use. CRAIG FLINN studied contemporary and classical cuisine in Europe, Canada and the U.S. before opening his Halifax restaurant, Chives Canadian Bistro, in 2001. He is also also the author of Fresh Canadian Bistro: Top Canadian chefs share their favourite recipes.

FORMAC COOKING • 6 1/4" x 6 3/4" • 192 pages • Full-colour photography • ISBN13: 978-0-88780-916-3 • $14.95, paper • December 2009 publication Promotion plan: • Media package to major daily lifestyle & food editors across Canada • Media package to national, regional and local food periodicals • Advertising in selected book and food publications across Canada • Author available for bookstore signings

Arctic Man Sixty-five years in Canada’s North Ernie Lyall

A new edition of Ernie Lyall’s classic book about life in Northern Canada. Born in Labrador, one of 19 children of a Scottish Hudson's Bay Company cooper, Lyall grew up in a north dominated by white traders. After adventures that took him around the Arctic and down the Labrador coast, Ernie settled in Fort Ross in the Arctic Islands. He married an Inuit woman, Nipisha, and immediately became part of her extended family. Ernie writes warmly about his Inuit friends and family, and about daily life in the Arctic during a period when the Inuit were living their traditional life style. Arctic Man offers a rare, privileged view of the peoples of the Canadian Arctic. ERNIE LYALL has lived his entire life in the Canadian north, learning the culture and techniques of its Inuit inhabitants.

FORMAC BIOGRAPHY • 6“ x 9“ • 239 pages • Black and white photographs • ISBN13: 978-0-88780-915-6 • $19.95, paper • March 2010 publication

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Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes Tales of courage — and cowardice Cheryl MacDonald Great adventures and exciting tales of disaster on the Great Lakes. We all know that ships have been lost on the oceans but how many of us are aware that over 6,000 ships have gone to a watery grave on Canada’s Great Lakes? Cheryl MacDonald’s new book recounts the most unforgettable disasters on the Great Lakes, from the sinking of LaSalle’s Frontenac in 1678 to the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald in 1975. LORIMER CANADIAN HISTORY • 5 1/2” x 8” • 128 pages • Black & white images • ISBN13: 978-1-55277-492-2 • $9.95, paper • March 2010 publication

CHERYL MACDONALD holds history degrees from the University of Waterloo and McMaster University. She has been writing on historical topics for nearly 30 years. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, including The Beaver and Maclean’s, and she is also the author of Great Canadian Imposters, Murder!, Laura Secord and Niagara Daredevils, all in the Amazing Stories series.

Rebels Against Tories in Upper Canada 1837 Maria da Silva and Andrew Hind

Profiles of ordinary people who were caught up in the 1837 Rebellion in Upper Canada.

LORIMER CANADIAN HISTORY • 5 1/2” x 8” • 128 pages • Black & white images • ISBN13: 978-1-55277-491-5 • $9.95, paper • March 2010 publication

The 1837 Rebellion in Upper Canada was a defining moment in Canadian history. It led to political and economic reforms, pushed forward the process of nationhood, and sparked a sense of patriotism. It was also a time of turbulence, uncertainty, and sacrifice. Rebels Against Tories in Upper Canada focuses on the ordinary men and women who found themselves in the middle of an armed revolt against the colonial authorities who ruled them. Some of the citizenry were rebels hoping to create a more liberal society, others joined the efforts of the Tory establishment fighting to defend the Crown, and others were uninvolved people caught in the middle of what became armed conflict. MARIA DA SILVA is the co-author of Ghost Town Stories of Ontario and Strange Events of Ontario. ANDREW HIND is a freelance writer who lives in Bradford, Ontario.

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Libby’s Got the Beat Robert Rayner Fans of “Canadian Idol”, “Camp Rock”, and “High School Musical” will delight in reading this super funny story of elevenyear-old Libby Meek and her plans for superstardom! The only thing standing in Libby’s way is her school’s low provincial test results. With all extra-curricular activities put on hold so the students can retake the test, Libby and her friends set out to prove the value of staging a concert by applying real-life situations to classroom learning. LORIMER JUVENILE FICTION • 5” x 7 3/4” • 120 pages • ISBN13: 978-1-55277-470-0 • $8.95, paper • March 2010 publication • Themes: Humorous Stories, Adolescence, Music, School & Education, Performing Arts, Parental Pressure, Community • Reading level: 2.5 (Fry)

As a former elementary school principal, and night-time rock ‘n’ roller, ROBERT RAYNER has the background that allows him to write Libby’s story with real sympathy and knowledge. His previous books have been shortlisted for the Hackmatack Children’s Book Award, the Ann Connor Brimer Award, and were Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice selections.

Fun, engaging, realistic fiction for younger readers LORIMER JUVENILE FICTION AGES 8 TO 12 Series Features: • Easy to read chapter books • Reading level: grades 2 to 4 • New and classic titles • Canadian authors Promotional Plan: • Review copies to children’s book reviewers in newspapers and magazines • Advertising in selected children’s book periodicals • Authors available for local bookstore events and school visits Series Specifications: • 5” x 7 3/4” • March 2010 publication • $8.95, paper Check out the recently released Streetlights on page 27!

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No TV? No Fair! Karin Adams At first eleven-year-old Chloe is angry at her parents’ new rule. But in time, she starts to enjoy much-loved but forgotten activities like art, visiting with neighbours, and spending quality time with her family — with the television off! Maybe machines aren’t so great anyway, Libby begins to think. But she soon learns that technology does have its strengths, and can play a unique and positive role in people’s lives. No TV? No Fair! is one young girl’s heartwarming and honest search for balance in a today’s world, where everyone is constantly online, in-sync, and available.

LORIMER JUVENILE FICTION • 5” x 7 3/4” • 120 pages • ISBN13: 978-1-55277-471-7 • Themes: Humorous Stories, Adolescence, Celebrity, Cheating, Computers, Emotions & Feelings, Television, Readers/Chapter Books, Media Awareness • Reading level: 3.8 (Fry)

As communications editor at a software company, KARIN ADAMS is no stranger to making sense of technology. Karin’s first book Lights! Curtains! Cows! is the comical story of a prairie theatre production that features live animals as members of the cast.

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Kayak Combat Eric Howling Kayak Combat is set in the highly competitive sport of kayak racing. When it’s announced that Cody’s Calgary kayaking club will host a Canadawide competition, no one doubts that Cody will represent them. He is the team’s best paddler, after all. But Cody and the others aren’t counting on a new guy from Ontario arriving who can out-paddle them all. Cody’s desire to be the best is put to the test one stormy day when he notices his rival’s kayak missing from the LORIMER clubhouse. Cody has a choice to make: JUVENILE FICTION • 5” x 7 3/4” attempt a solo rescue, or eliminate the • 128 pages competition … • ISBN13 paper: 978-1-55277-476-2 This story about overcoming rivalry • ISBN13 boards: 978-1-55277-477-9 and learning to put others first is sure to • $9.95, paper; $16.95, boards make a splash with reluctant readers. • March 2010 publication • Themes: Competition, Courage/Bravery, Sportsmanship, Sports & Recreation/General • Reading level: 3.2 (Fry)

ERIC HOWLING is an advertising copywriter who lives, writes, and plays sports in Calgary. His first book in the Sports Stories series was the golf novel Drive.

Praise for Eric Howling’s Drive: “For middle school male sports enthusiasts, Howling’s novel will quickly grasp and hold their attention.” — CM Magazine

hi ⁄lo Fast-paced sports action novels that get kids reading! LORIMER JUVENILE FICTION AGES 9 TO 13 Series Features: • Short, high-interest fiction • Reading level: grades 3.5-5.0 • Contemporary themes and Canadian settings Promotional Plan: • Review copies to children’s book reviewers in newspapers and magazines • Advertising in selected children’s book periodicals • Authors available for local bookstore events and school visits Series Specifications: • 5” x 7 3/4” • March 2010 publication • $8.95-$9.95, paper; $16.95, boards Check out recently released Sport Stories on page 27!

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All new SOCCER editions! Just for Kicks Robert Rayner Toby’s soccer team’s style of play gets rougher when a new coach arrives. Faced-off against his cousin Cuz, Toby has to decide what means more to him: winning or family. • • • • •

120 pages ISBN13: 978-1-55277-504-2 Replaces ISBN: 978-1-55028-824-7 $9.95, paper Awards: Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books (formerly Our Choice) selection, Shortlisted Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award, 2005

• March 2010 publication for all 7 soccer titles

ROBERT RAYNER is a former elementary school principal in St. George, New Brunswick. He worked as a journalist in Cambridge, England before turning to education. His books featuring the kids of Brunswick Valley include Walker’s Runners, nominated for the Ann Connor Brimer Award, Just for Kicks and Falling Star, both Hackmatack Award nominees, and the Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice selections Suspended and Miss Little's Losers.

Falling Star Robert Rayner Talented soccer striker Edison feels the pressure of always being the best on the team. When the game stops being enjoyable, it’s up to a colourful cast of misfit players to show him how to have fun on the field again. • • • • •

136 pages ISBN13: 978-1-55277-505-9 Replaces ISBN: 978-1-55028-970-1 $9.95, paper Awards: Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books (formerly Our Choice) selection, Shortlisted Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award, 2008

Suspended Robert Rayner Soccer and comedy collide in this story of a New Brunswick co-ed team and their decision to get themselves kicked off the team — on purpose — to protest their principal’s unrealistic new policies. • • • • •

112 pages ISBN13: 978-1-55277-506-6 Replaces ISBN: 978-1-55028-860-5 $9.95, paper Awards: Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books (formerly Our Choice) selection

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Heads Up! Dawn Hunter & Karen Hunter Competition on the Warriors heats up when Jacob starts to worry that his teammate Glen is being lured into trouble by a new teammate. DAWN HUNTER and KAREN HUNTER are Toronto-based editors who have watched, played, and written about sports for most of their lives.

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112 pages •$9.95, paper ISBN13: 978-1-55277-508-0 Replaces ISBN: 978-1-55028-667-0 Awards: Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books (formerly Our Choice) selection

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Shut-Out! Camilla Reghelini Rivers David’s tired of no one giving him a chance, just because he’s smaller than the other kids and has asthma. He’s got to prove that he can play just as tough as the rest of them. CAMILLA REGHELINI RIVERS is a writer, mother, and former teacher. She lives in Winnipeg. She has been a member of the Manitoba Teachers Society and the Canadian Authors Association.

Foul Play Beverly Scudamore What happens off the pitch, stays off the pitch. Remy learns this important lesson about mixing friendships and sports the hard way. BEVERLY SCUDAMORE is the author of four juvenile novels, including Ice Dreams and Foul Play, which are part of Lorimer's Sports Stories series. She lives in Bright’s Grove, Ontario, where she enjoys watching her husband and youngest daughter play hockey.

Soccer Star Jacqueline Guest The story of an Inuit soccer player who is on a search to find herself, while staying true to her teammates and to her dreams. Award-winning author JACQUELINE GUEST is the author of numerous • 104 pages •$9.95, paper Lorimer novels, including the Arthur Ellis Award nominee Wild Ride and A • ISBN13: 978-1-55277-510-3 Goal in Sight, which was shortlisted for a Golden Eagle Children's Choice • Replaces ISBN: 978-1-55028-788-2 • Awards: Canadian Children’s Book Centre Book Award. Many of her novels have also been Canadian Children's Centre Best Books (formerly Our Choice) selection Our Choice selections including the SideStreets novel At Risk, and the Sports Stories novels Hat Trick, Free Throw, and Soccer Star. Jacqueline Guest lives in Bragg Creek, Alberta. www.formaclorimerbooks.ca • LORIMER • 15


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Bullying

Deal With It

Deal with it before push comes to shove Elaine Slavens

7 titles now in hardcover!

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Great tools for helping kids deal with conflict in everyday life

Everyone has suffered from bullying at some time in their lives. This book explains how to identify it and gain the skills to deal with it. ELAINE SLAVENS is the former Consultant of Guidance and Social/Personal Skills for the Toronto District School Board and was previously Conflict Resolution Advisor for the Toronto Board of Education. This book reflects her deep and sympathetic understanding of young people and her experience with issues of conflict in school settings.

LORIMER AGES 9-14 Series Features: • A look at issues from all sides • Contemporary, kid-friendly language • Engaging activities • Visuals that reflect the diversity of today’s schools • Appealing graphic novel style visuals Series Specifications: • 8 1/2” x 11”, 32 pages, 50+ colour illustrations • $24.95, hardcover • March 2010 publication

Cyberbullying Deal with it and ctrl alt delete it Robyn Macheachern

• 32 pages • ISBN13: 978-1-55277-496-0 • $24.95, hardcover

This "Deal With It" series title deals with a problem almost every kid faces today — cyberbullying.

Fighting Deal with it before push comes to shove

Check out recently released Deal With It series on page 30!

Elaine Slavens

• 32 pages • ISBN13: 978-1-55277-501-1 • $24.95, hardcover

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Racism Deal with it from the inside out Anne Marie Aikins Using realistic examples and sensitive language, Racism: Deal with it before it gets under your skin examines the sources of racial and cultural conflicts. This important book will help young people recognize and overcome barriers to peace, understanding, and acceptance.

• 32 pages • ISBN13: 978-1-55277-495-3 • $24.95, hardcover

Arguing Deal with it word by word Elaine Slavens Arguing: Deal with it word by word looks at the reasons why communication breaks down during arguments and suggests effective ways for young people to manage verbal disputes before they escalate into fullscale conflicts.

• 32 pages • ISBN13: 978-1-55277-498-4 • $24.95, hardcover

Gossip Deal with it before word gets around Catherine Rondina Gossip: Deal with it before word gets around looks at the damage gossip can cause to both its object and its perpetrators, ways to cope when a rumour is making the rounds, and what young people can do when the urge to participate in gossip feels irresistible.

• 32 pages • ISBN13: 978-1-55277-499-1 • $24.95, hardcover

Teasing Deal with it before the joke’s on you Elaine Slavens Humour is a great way to deal with conflict, but it can lead to conflict, too. This book offers young people help in dealing with problems that stem from teasing and other kinds of humour.

• 32 pages • ISBN13: 978-1-55277-497-7 • $24.95, hardcover • Awards: Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books (formerly Our Choice) selection

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Winning Gold Canada’s incredible 2002 Olympic victory in women’s hockey

Recordbooks

hi ⁄lo

Lorna Schultz Nicholson

For reluctant readers! Hi-lo stories from Canadian sports history LORIMER JUVENILE NON-FICTION AGES 11 AND UP Series Features: • Reading level: grades 3 to 4 • Interest level ages 11 and up • Short chapters, easy-to-read format • Historic photos • All new titles include index and glossary • Sports history trivia • Content also appropriate for younger children reading at-level Promotional Plan: • Review copies to children’s book reviewers in newspapers and magazines • Advertising in selected children’s book periodicals • Authors available for local bookstore events and school visits

LORIMER JUVENILE NON-FICTION • 4 1/4” x 7” • 112 pages • ISBN13 paper: 978-1-55277-472-4 • ISBN13 boards: 978-1-55277-473-1 • $9.95, paper; $16.95, boards • Themes: Sports — Hockey, Sportsmanship, Canada • January 2010 publication • Reading level: 3.1(Fry)

Hockey writer Lorna Schultz Nicholson tells the astounding comeback story of the Canadian Women’s Olympic Hockey Team in the 2002 Winter Olympics at Salt Lake City. After losing the first Olympic Gold in women’s hockey at Nagano in 1998, and all 8 games in a pre-Olympic tournament against the USA, their chances of success at the 2002 Games looked slim. Carefully researched and drawn on exhaustive interviews with the players, Schultz Nicholson records the story behind of the team’s amazing shutout victory to bring home the gold. LORNA SCHULTZ NICHOLSON is a former sports reporter who lives in Calgary, Alberta. She and her husband, Hockey Canada President Bob Nicholson, were fortunate enough to attend the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, and are looking forward to a repeat performance in 2010. She is also the author of Pink Power: The First Women’s World Hockey Champions.

Praise for Pink Power by Lorna Schultz Nicholson: “Author Schultz Nicholson has got ‘game’ in this fabulous needs-to-be-told tale of the first world women’s championships in 1990.”

Series Specifications: • 4 1/4” x 7” • March 2010 publication • $9.95, paper; $16.95, boards • Black and white illustrations Check out recently released Recordbooks series on page 29!

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NEW TITLES

Something to Prove The story of hockey tough guy Bobby Clarke Nicole Mortillaro Most people recognize hockey superstar Bobby Clarke as the tough guy with the toothless grin. This fast-paced and energetic new book tells the story of Clarke’s fights on and off the ice — not only with rival hockey players, but also with diabetes. Long-time sports editor Nicole Mortillaro examines how Bobby was almost shunned from the league because of the disease, and recounts the impact of the important medical advances made in the treatment of diabetes since his time. Writing Bobby Clarke’s story has special appeal for children’s sports books author and editor NICOLE MORTILLARO. At the age of four, her daughter was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, so Nicole has had to learn about the disease first-hand. She is an avid hockey fan (Leafs, not Flyers!) and has edited several bestselling children’s hockey books. Nicole lives north of Toronto.

JUVENILE NON-FICTION • 4 1/4” x 7” • 112 pages • ISBN13 paper: 978-1-55277-480-9 • ISBN13 boards: 978-1-55277-481-6 • $9.95, paper; $16.95, boards • March 2010 publication • Themes: Diabetes, Sports — Ice Hockey • Reading level: 4.1 (Fry)

Big League Dreams Baseball Hall of Fame’s First AfricanCanadian, Fergie Jenkins Richard Brignall This is a history of black major league baseball players and the crumbling of the colour barrier in sport, and the story of how Fergie Jenkins rose to the top to become Canada’s first inductee into the American Baseball Hall of Fame. Fergie Jenkins was inspired by Jackie Robinson, the first black man to play major league baseball, and Willie O’Ree, the first black NHL player. Former sports journalist Richard Brignall traces the ups and downs in Fergie’s career, from his humble roots in Chatham, Ontario, to his time with the Phillies, the Cubs, the Red Sox, and the Rangers. Along the way, Brignall examines what it meant for a man to be black in the United States versus Canada in the 1960s and 70s. RICHARD BRIGNALL is a journalist from Kenora, Ontario, who has written for such publications as Cottage Life and Outdoor Canada. Richard has written numerous books for young readers including Big Train, Fearless, Forever Champions, and Small Town Glory, all in the Recordbooks series.

JUVENILE NON-FICTION • 4 1/4” x 7” • 152 pages • ISBN13 paper: 978-1-55277-486-1 • ISBN13 boards: 978-1-55277-487-8 • $9.95, paper; $16.95, boards • March 2010 publication • Themes: Prejudice & Racism; Sports — Baseball • Reading level: 4.8 (Fry)

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Skin Deep Sandra Diersch and Gerri London

hi ⁄lo Edgy, contemporary young adult fiction that gets teens reading LORIMER JUVENILE FICTION AGES 12 TO 17 Series Features: • High-interest fiction for teenagers • Reading level: grades 3 to 5 • Believable characters, situations and dialogue • All Canadian authors and settings

Skin Deep is a sincere and heart-felt look at a teenager’s struggle to come to terms with her mother’s mortality while struggling with her own ideas of beauty. When her mother suddenly announces that she has breast cancer, Corinne’s world seems to end. Things that once seemed so important to her no longer matter — it’s hard to care if your hair is flat-ironed when your mother’s is falling out due to chemo. For Corinne, this summer becomes one of learning about who she really is underneath, and who her real LORIMER JUVENILE FICTION friends are. • 4 1/4” x 7” Hot on the heels of her previous YA • 168 pages novel, Out, acclaimed children’s writer • ISBN13 paper: 978-1-55277-474-8 Sandra Diersch tackles another tough • ISBN13 boards: 978-1-55277-475-5 issue in Skin Deep. To do so, she turned to • $9.95, paper; $16.95, boards her former teacher and a breast cancer • March 2010 publication • Themes: Teens, Body Image, survivor, Gerri London for help. Gerri Cancer, Coming of Age, draws on her own experiences to provide Confidence, Families, Girls & the touching journal entries of Corinne’s Women mother for the novel. • Reading level: 2.7 (Fry)

Promotional Plan: • Review copies to children’s book reviewers in newspapers and magazines • Advertising in selected children’s book periodicals • Authors available for local bookstore events and school visits Series Specifications: • 4 1/4” x 7” • March 2010 publication • $9.95, paper; $16.95, boards Check out recently released SideStreets on page 28!

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SANDRA DIERSCH has taught writing courses to British Columbia students and aspiring adult writers. She has written eight books to date, including Offside! and Home Court Advantage, both Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice selections. She lives in Maple Ridge, B.C., with her husband and young daughter. GERRI LONDON was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997. After her treatment and recovery, she and her husband started The London Family Cup of Hope, a charity that raises funds for cancer research. Today, Gerri gives support to women facing the same journey she had, by counseling them through their fear and anxiety. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.


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Scab Robert Rayner This dark and gritty new novel from New Brunswick author Robert Rayner examines the moral choices of one teen with a childhood filled with emotional neglect and social bullying, and how haunting real-life choices made when you’re young can be when you’re older. Life was never easy for Julian, aka Scab. After years of being tormented by his peers and ignored by his parents, he’s about to show everyone that he has what it takes to make it. But he finds himself in a situation where he has to choose between his own ambitions and the only person who’s ever cared about him. ROBERT RAYNER is a former school principal in St. George, New Brunswick. He worked as a journalist in Cambridge, England, before turning to education. His children’s books include Walker’s Runners, nominated for the Ann Connor Brimer Award, Just for Kicks and Falling Star, both Hackmatack Award nominees, and the Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice selections Suspended and Miss Little’s Losers.

LORIMER JUVENILE FICTION • 4 1/4” x 7” • 168 pages • ISBN13 paper: 978-1-55277-482-3 • ISBN13 boards: 978-1-55277-483-0 • $9.95, paper; $16.95, boards • March 2010 publication • Themes: Teens, Coming of Age, Social Skills, Responsibility, Relationships, Newspapers, First Job, Bullying • Reading level: 3.8 (Fry)

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Niagara’s Wine Visionaries Profiles of the Pioneering Winemakers Linda Bramble How a handful of idealists and stubborn, single-minded enthusiasts created a great wine region. LORIMER FOOD/BIOGRAPHY • 6” x 9” • 224 pages • Black & white photography • ISBN13: 978-1-55277-429-8 • $29.95, hardcover • Available

LINDA BRAMBLE is a writer, sommelier and wine educator. After completing her Ph.D. in philosophy and education, she taught at Brock University and Concordia University. She has developed a curricula to teach future sommeliers, and written five books on wine, food and wine travel. She teaches wine appreciation and wine sales and service at Brock University’s wine institute.

Wartime Halifax The photo history of a Canadian city at war 1939-1945 William D. Naftel FORMAC CANADIAN HISTORY • 9” x 11” • 128 pages • Black & white photography • ISBN13: 978-0-88780-835-7 • $29.95, paper with French flaps • Available

A stunning visual account of Canada at war, focusing on the city where everyone — children, civilians and military personnel — was part of the effort to defeat Nazi Germany. WILLIAM D. NAFTEL was a historian and regional manager with Parks Canada for thirty years, in Ottawa and Nova Scotia. Naftel is the author of Halifax at War, winner of the Dartmouth Book Award for Non-fiction, the Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing and the Evelyn Richardson Award for Non-fiction. He lives in Halifax.

Pirates of the Atlantic Robbery, murder and mayhem off the Canadian east coast Dan Conlin The dramatic real stories of the pirates who operated off Canada’s east coast. FORMAC CANADIAN HISTORY • 8 1/4” x 9” • 96 pages • Full-colour photography • ISBN13: 978-0-88780-741-1 • $19.95, paper • Available

DAN CONLIN is a historian in Halifax, Nova Scotia who specializes in marine history. He is the curator of Marine History at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. He created a popular exhibit on pirates for the museum, and he incorporated much of the research for that exhibit in this book.

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Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler Colourguide, 5th Ed. Edited by Gail Buente Discover Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler’s best and newest in this updated full-colour guide, coming in time for the February 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Coordinating editor GAIL BUENTE, a veteran writer and editor, has shared her love of BC with visitors through hundreds of articles and books. She has lived on the west coast since 1970. She brings together 17 BC-based expert contributors in this edition of the Colourguide.

FORMAC CANADIAN TRAVEL • 4 1/2” x 8 1/2” • 216 pages • Colour maps and 400+ photographs • ISBN13: 978-0-88780-833-3 • $19.95, paper with French flaps • Available

Fresh Canadian Bistro Top Canadian chefs share their favourite recipes Craig Flinn A collection of 80 bistro-style dishes from top Canadian restaurants featuring fresh, local produce. CRAIG FLINN studied contemporary and classical cuisine in Europe, Canada, and the US before opening his restaurant, Chives Canadian Bistro, in 2001. Flinn is also the author of Fresh & Local: Straight from Canadian farms to your table.

FORMAC COOKING • 8” x 10” • 160 pages • Full-colour photography • ISBN13: 978-0-88780-853-1 • $24.95, paper • Available

Hold the Salt! 50+ quick & easy recipes to help you eliminate salt from your diet! Maureen Tilley Simple to prepare, delicious recipes for anyone who wants to eat tasty and healthy dishes — and reduce their blood pressure. MAUREEN TILLEY is a registered dietician and graduate from Mount Saint Vincent University. She was born and raised in Dartmouth, NS where she lives. She has a passion for nutrition and loves to experiment with new recipes to prove healthy foods taste delicious!

FORMAC COOKING • 8 1/4” x 9” • 96 pages • Full-colour photography • ISBN13: 978-0-88780-867-8 • $24.95, paper • Available

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The Historical Atlas of Prince Edward Island The Ways We Saw Ourselves James W. Macnutt FORMAC CANADIAN HISTORY • 9” x 11” • 96 pages • Full-colour illustrations • ISBN13: 978-0-88780-865-4 • $29.95, paper with French flaps • Available

Maps, paintings, lithographs and archival photos document the history of Prince Edward Island. JAMES W. MACNUTT is the author of Inside Island Heritage Homes and is the co-author of Heritage Houses of Prince Edward Island. He is an expert on visual material relating to the history of PEI, with an extensive personal collection — many items of which he has donated to public institutions. He is a lawyer in private practice in Charlottetown.

Melville Prison and Deadman’s Island American and French Prisoners of War in Halifax 1794-1816 Brian Cuthbertson

FORMAC CANADIAN HISTORY/MILITARY HISTORY • 8 1/4” x 9” • 96 pages • Full-colour illustrations • ISBN13: 978-0-88780-837-1 • $24.95, paper • Available

The first book on the little known story of Melville Prison and Deadman’s Island, focusing on the treatment of prisoners. BRIAN CUTHBERTSON is a leading historian of Nova Scotia. He is the author of several books, including illustrated histories of the towns of Lunenburg and Wolfville, John Cabot and the Voyage of the Matthew, Johnny Bluenose at the Polls: Epic Nova Scotia Election Battles 17581848 and The Halifax Citadel: Portrait of a Military Fortress.

The Grammar School Striving for Excellence for 50 Years in a Public School World Paul W. Bennett The first book to chronicle the history of the Halifax Grammar School. FORMAC CANADIAN HISTORY • 8 1/4” x 9” • 96 pages • Black & white illustrations • ISBN13: 978-0-88780-839-5 • $19.95, paper • Available

PAUL W. BENNETT specializes in Canadian educational history and the politics of school reform. He is an author of Canadian history textbooks, with an extensive career in Canadian independant school education. Bennett served as headmaster of the Halifax Grammar School from 2005-2009.

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The Young Icelander The story of an immigrant in Nova Scotia and Manitoba Jóhann Magnús Bjarnason Translated by Borga Jakobson, Introduction by Birna Bjarnadottir

An early 20th-century bestseller, now translated into English, offers rare insight into the experience of young European immigrants to Canada. JÓHAN MAGNÚS BJARNASON came to Nova Scotia with a group of Icelanders in 1875. He later earned his living in Manitoba as a teacher and educator, but he was an active writer all his life producing (amongst other works) a novel and several plays as well as many shorter published works. Recognizing his achievements as a writer, the Parliament of Iceland conferred its highest honor, the Order of the Falcon, on Jóhann on his 70th birthday.

FORMAC FICTION • 6” x 9” • 336 pages • ISBN13: 978-0-88780-869-2 • $19.95, paper • Available

Folklore of Nova Scotia Mary L. Fraser Introduction by Ian Brodie

A new edition of a classic book on Nova Scotia’s rich folklore traditions. MARY L. FRASER grew up in Harbour Centre, Antigonish County. She received degrees from St. Francis Xavier University and Fordham University in New York City. IAN BRODIE is an assistant professor of folklore at Cape Breton University.

FORMAC FICTION • 5 1/2” x 8” • 238 pages • ISBN13: 978-0-88780-845-6 • $16.95, paper • Available

FORMAC FICTION • 5 1/2” x 8” • 384 pages • ISBN13: 978-0-88780-843-2 • $16.95, paper • Available

FORMAC CANADIAN HISTORY • 5 1/2” x 8” • 116 pages • ISBN13: 978-0-88780-861-6 • $19.95, paper • Available

FORMAC CANADIAN HISTORY • 8 1/4” x 9” • 96 pages • Black & white illustrations • ISBN13: 978-0-88780-868-5 • $19.95, paper • Available

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AMAZING STORIES

LORIMER HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY • 5 1/2” x 8” • 128 pages • Black & white photos • ISBN13: 978-1-55277-430-4 • $9.95, paper • Available

LORIMER HISTORY • 5 1/2” x 8” • 128 pages • Black & white photos • ISBN13: 978-1-55277-431-1 • $9.95, paper • Available

LORIMER HISTORY • 5 1/2” x 8” • 152 pages • Black & white photos • ISBN13: 978-1-55277-432-8 • $9.95, paper • Available

LORIMER HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY • 5 1/2” x 8” • 128 pages • Black & white photos • ISBN13: 978-1-55277-413-7 • $9.95, paper • Available

LORIMER HISTORY • 5 1/2” x 8” • 144 pages • Black & white photos • ISBN13: 978-1-55277-411-3 • $9.95, paper • Available

LORIMER TRUE CRIME • 5 1/2” x 8” • 136 pages • Black & white photos • ISBN13: 978-1-55277-407-6 • $9.95, paper • Available

LORIMER LOCAL INTEREST • 5 1/2” x 8” • 136 pages • Black & white photos • ISBN13: 978-1-55277-412-0 • $9.95, paper • Available

LORIMER HISTORY • 5 1/2” x 8” • 136 pages • Black & white photos • ISBN13: 978-1-55277-409-0 • $9.95, paper • Available

LORIMER LOCAL INTEREST • 5 1/2” x 8” • 136 pages • Black & white photos • ISBN13: 978-1-55277-410-6 • $9.95, paper • Available

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FIRST NOVELS

Captain Lilly and the New Girl

Raffi’s For the Birds

Will Morgan be brave enough to try a ride at the Fall Fair? Can he win the "Best Pumpkin Pie" contest?

Brenda Bellingham

Raffi wants to save the birds by protesting the destruction of trees they nest in.

Annie Langlois

64 pages ISBN13 paper: 978-0-88780-847-0 ISBN13 boards: 978-0-88780-849-4 $5.95, paper, $14.95, boards

64 pages ISBN13 paper: 978-0-88780-855-5 ISBN13 boards: 978-0-88780-857-9 $5.95, paper, $14.95, boards

64 pages ISBN13 paper: 978-0-88780-870-8 ISBN13 boards: 978-0-88780-872-2 $5.95, paper, $14.95, boards

64 pages ISBN13 paper: 978-0-88780-829-6 ISBN13 boards: 978-0-88780-831-9 $5.95, paper, $14.95, boards

Daredevil Morgan Ted Staunton

Lilly helps to welcome a new team mate, from a different background, to the Wolves.

Sylvain Meunier

Mia, Matt and the Pigs that Sing Will twins Mia and Matt be able to get pigs to sing for a concert?

STREETLIGHTS

Lights! Curtains! Cows! Karin Adams Greg, Mike and Becky band together to save their town's annual play. 136 pages ISBN13: 978-1-55277-426-7 $8.95, paper

Zach & Zoe Bully and the Beagle

The Next Step

Kristin Butcher

After losing her mother, Clara must learn to live her new life.

Zach and Zoe set out to solve the mystery of disappearing household items. 120 pages ISBN13: 978-1-55277-427-4 $8.95, paper

Beth Pollock

128 pages ISBN13: 978-1-55277-441-0 $8.95, paper

SPORTS STORIES

Rock Dogs

Trading Goals

Man-to-Man

Steven Barwin

Trevor Kew

Bill Swan

The Rock Dogs three-day camping trip turns into an adventure.

Vicky is going to need support to succeed at her new school.

Michael has to find the strength to tell the truth.

104 pages ISBN13 paper: 978-1-55277-027-6 ISBN13 boards: 978-1-55277-028-3 $8.95, paper, $16.95, boards

144 pages ISBN13 paper: 978-1-55277-424-3 ISBN13 boards: 978-1-55277-425-0 $8.95, paper, $16.95, boards

144 pages ISBN13 paper: 978-1-55277-442-7 ISBN13 boards: 978-1-55277-443-4 $8.95, paper, $16.95, boards

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SIDESTREETS

Wasted Brent R. Sherrard Jacob is brought face-to-face with his own addictions when his father ends up in hospital. • • • •

144 pages ISBN13 paper: 978-1-55277-419-9 ISBN13 boards: 978-1-55277-420-5 $9.95, paper, $16.95, boards

Wasted is BRENT R. SHERRARD’s debut novel. He and his wife, Valerie, live in Miramichi, New Brunswick.

Out Sandra Diersch After several shocking events, Alex must decide where his loyalties and beliefs lie.

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136 pages ISBN13 paper: 978-1-55277-421-2 ISBN13 boards: 978-1-55277-422-9 $9.95, paper, $16.95, boards

SANDRA DIERSCH is the author of several Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice selections, including Home Court Advantage and False Start. Sandra lives in Maple Ridge, B.C.

Last Chance Lesley Choyce Melanie and Craig are going to have to help each other if they're going to survive.

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152 pages ISBN13 paper: 978-1-55277-444-1 ISBN13 boards : 978-1-55277-445-8 $9.95, paper, $16.95, boards

LESLEY CHOYCE is a novelist and poet living at Lawrencetown Beach in Nova Scotia. He is the author of more than fifty books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction for adults and children, including Carrie's Crowd and Go For It Carrie; his writing has earned him several awards. Five of his previous Formac novels have received the Canadian Children's Book Centre's "Our Choice" Award.

Best Laid Plans Christine Hart Robyn may have to leave her family behind to make a better life for herself.

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152 pages ISBN13 paper: 978-1-55277-446-5 ISBN13 boards : 978-1-55277-447-2 $9.95, paper, $16.95, boards

Based in Victoria, B.C., CHRISTINE HART writes young adult fiction and short stories. She is also the author of Watching July, winner of a 2008 Moonbeam Gold Medal. She lives in Victoria, B.C.

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RECORDBOOKS

Tough Guys Hockey rivals in times of war and disaster Eric Zweig The story of “Bad” Joe Hall and Newsy Lalonde — two guys who learned to work together and deal with unexpected changes. ERIC ZWEIG has written about sports and sports history for many major publications, including the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail.

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128 pages ISBN13 paper: 978-1-55277-030-6 ISBN13: 978-1-55277-031-3 $9.95, paper, $16.95, boards

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Fighting for Gold The story of Canada’s Sledge Hockey Paralympic Gold Lorna Schultz Nicholson Through determination, guts and guile, Canada’s sledge hockey team wins Olympic gold in 2006. LORNA SCHULTZ NICHOLSON is a former sports journalist and the author of several Sports Stories volumes. She lives in Calgary.

Fearless The story of George Chuvalo, Canada’s greatest boxer Richard Brignall The story of George Chuvalo - Canada's greatest boxer. RICHARD BRIGNALL is a journalist from Kenora, Ontario, who has written for such publications as Cottage Life and Outdoor Canada. He was previously the sports reporter for the Kenora Daily Miner and News.

Big Train The legendary ironman of sport, Lionel Conacher Richard Brignall The story of the legendary iron man of sport, Lionel Conacher.

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REAL JUSTICE

Real Justice: David Milgaard An innocent 16-year-old, condemned to 23 years in a federal penitentiary Cynthia J. Faryon

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5 1/2” x 8” 144 pages ISBN13 paper: 978-1-55277-433-5 $12.95, paper Available

The Real Justice series provides young readers with compelling stories of teens and young people who fell afoul of the justice system, and were wrongfully convicted. CYNTHIA J. FARYON has worked as a legal assistant and teen counselor. She began her writing career in 1999 and she is now the author of nine books. She lives in Richer, Manitoba.

DEAL WITH IT

Gaming Deal with it before it outplays you Diane Peters, Illustrated by Ben Shannon

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8 1/2” x 11” 32 pages ISBN13: 978-1-55277-434-2, paper ISBN13: 978-1-55277-490-8, boards $12.95, paper; $22.95, boards Themes: Addiction, Games, Conflict Resolution, Communication, Competition • Available

Video gaming can be used to improve skills and build friendships and communities. But it is also often an escape from the world, and it can become an addiction. This book in the Deal With It series looks at the realities of gaming and what happens when a love for the game turns into an obsession. DIANE PETERS has written extensively about health, women’s and parenting issues and teaches magazine writing at Ryerson University. She lives in Toronto.

Deal With It Series Resource Guide Empower students with fresh and creative approaches to conflict

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8 1/2” x 11” 186 pages ISBN13: 978-1-55277-029-0 $29.95, paper Themes: Conflict Resolution, Problemsolving, Communication • Available

Written by resourceful teachers and teacher-librarians who have used the Deal With It series in their own schools and libraries, this comprehensive companion guide to 19 Deal With It volumes aids quick and easy lesson planning. A range of hands-on activities encourages practical application and critical thinking on the topics that effect kids daily. Among the contributors are IRENE IP-KANG and KAREN JOSTIAK, contributing authors to the magazine of the Ontario School Library Association, The Teaching Librarian, Toronto Finch Public School teacher and peace mediation student group facilitator ANGIE ORTLIEB, and Literacy Coordinator and Physical and Health Education Coordinator at Toronto’s Waterfront School, STACY CHEN.

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