Bad Pirate by Kari-Lynn Winters and Dean Griffiths

(Pajama Press) A rollicking tale peppered with pirate talk, Kari-Lynn Winters’ BAD PIRATE is a story about being true to yourself, even if it means you must go against the pack.

Princess Pistachio and the Pest by Marie-Louise Gay, translated by Jacob Homel

(Pajama Press) Princess Pistachio and the Pest by Marie-Louise Gay, translated by Jacob Homel

Left behind by her fiancé, Zeynep defies her village's expectations and becomes a key resister to the Armenian Genocide.

Anatolian lovers Ali and Zeynep are separated when Ali makes his way to Canada only to be put in an internment camp when World War I starts. Meanwhile, Zeynep tries to survive the Armenien Genocide and find Ali.

They called her odd and eccentric, but famous artist Emily Carr was true to herself and her loved ones, including those with fur.

(Pajama Press) When Emily Carr Met Woo written by Monica Kulling, illustrated by Dean Griffiths

A new early reader from Marie-Louise Gay about Pistachio, an spunky and imaginative girl who is convinced she is really an abducted princess.

"Every day, the king and queen showered her with presents - silver skates, invisible kites, a parrot that spoke five languages, and a pian.

“Moon at Nine is a riveting tale of young girls being true to themselves and their love, set against a political and cultural backdrop few readers will have first-hand knowledge of."—Quill & Quire starred review. A true story.

, author Deborah Ellis has set many of her award-winning books in Muslim countries (The Breadwinner, Parvana's Journey).

Still adjusting to a new country, language, and family, Vietnamese war orphan Tuyet faces a frightening surgery to correct a leg twisted by polio. A true story.

(Pajama Press) One Step At A Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch


EVIE BROOKS IN CENTRAL PARK SHOWDOWN Evie Brooks is having the time of her life in New York, despite having to start her first day of school with a stye on her eye and a skirt so short it shows off her baby giraffe legs.

Feisty Momoko tackles rumor and fear in a quirky adaptation of Japan's well-loved Peach Boy story.

(Pajama Press) Peach Girl - written by Raymond Nakamura, illustrated by Rebecca Bender

When Jane comes face to face with her namesake, Lady Jane Grey, the two girls teach each other more than they could ever have predicted.

NAMESAKE by Sue MacLeod May 2013 All Jane did was read aloud from an old book. She couldn't really be standing face to face with Lady Jane Grey—could she?

Disabled by polio, left in an orphanage, and airlifted from her burning city without explanation, eight-year-old Tuyet faces a strange new life with unfailing courage. A true story.

Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War