Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Bogart Creek 2

by Derek Evernden

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2020

Collecting the latest and funniest of Bogart Creek, Derek Evernden’s laugh out loud funny, single-panel comics of absurd and dark humour. If life scares the hell out of you one minute and cracks you up the next, you’ll feel right at home in Bogart Creek.…

A Slug Story

by Mandi and Hana Kujawa

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2020

Marcus is an enthusiastic boy, but when ridiculed at school, he begins to feel that his best efforts are second rate. His confidence already low, Marcus suffers a serious, virus-induced, brain injury. While in the hospital, and with the help of fellow patient Emily, Marcus learns to embrace the reality of who he is.…

Censorettes

by Elizabeth Bales Frank

Stonehouse Publishing

2020

For a young woman of exceptional intelligence and courage, being sequestered from the dangers of WW2 on the idyllic island of Bermuda is maddening. She is determined to get into the fight—then the fight is brought to her. Lucy Barrett is a Censorette, part of a branch of British Intelligence stationed on the island to inspect mail…

Fall of Night

by D.K. Stone

Stonehouse Publishing

2020

Rich Evans is desperate to say goodbye to his past in New York and embrace a future in Waterton with Lou Newman, the small-town car mechanic who is also the love of his life. Just when he is closing the door on the chaos of the big city, tragedy ensues on a large scale. He…

All the Night Gone

by Sabrina Uswak

Stonehouse Publishing

2020

A tragic accident, and two brothers are left to cope. Ben reads, obsesses. Charlie struggles between silence and anger. Unable to talk about what happened, a tension begins to build, pushing them apart. Then Dill arrives. Carrying only a baseball bat and small duffel bag with a broken zipper, she glides into their lives imperceptibly,…

Humane

by Anna Marie Sewell

Stonehouse Publishing

2020

Who steals a dog from a shelter after receiving a dream message from their grandmother? Hazel Lesage never expected it to be her. Then again, she didn’t plan on becoming an unlicensed PI, helping the ‘throwaway people.’ However much has changed in Amiskwaciy, the problem of poor Indigenous women and girls being expendable hasn’t. Nobody…

Rough

by Robin Van Eck

Stonehouse Publishing

2020

It is 2013 and Calgary’s Bow river is beginning to rise. Two homeless men stand by the bank and contemplate the death of another friend–an accident? Taking cover downtown that night, Shermeto intervenes in the attack on a bar patron, and finds himself laid up in the hospital. Outside, as the city reels from an…

ABC Monstrosity

by Shea Proulx

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2020

ABC Monstrosity is a freaky-fun book designed to thrill adults and kids alike with pages that teach and delight all at once. As each new letter is introduced with a drawing of a familiar object or animal, the previous ones are continuously combined to create bizarre and creative monstrosities. Featuring beautifully hand coloured drawings, ABC Monstrosity includes a…

Gothic Tales of Haunted Futures

by S.M. Beiko (editor)

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2020

With stories spanning time, galaxies, and spirits, Gothic Tales of Haunted Futures features 17 original stories, casting the indelible themes of gothic romance forward in time, to imagined futures and tomorrow’s afterlives.…

Taken by the Muse: On the Path to Becoming a Filmmaker

by Anne Wheeler

NeWest Press

2020

Laced with humour and revelation, Anne Wheeler’s creative non-fiction stories tell of her serendipitous journey in the seventies, when she broke with tradition and found her own way to becoming a filmmaker and raconteur. Join this celebrated screenwriter and director as she travels south of Mombasa after calling off her wedding; attempts to gain acceptance in…

Gung Ho Filmmaking: aka Eyepiece: Adventures in Canadian Film and Television

by Vic Sarin

Durvile Publications

2020

In Eyepiece: Adventures in Canadian Television and Film, brilliant Kashmiri/Canadian cinematographer and filmmaker Vic Sarin lays out the landscape of his life. As cinematographer, he captured the filmic beauty of many well-loved Canadian films such as Bye-Bye Blues (Wheeler, 1989), Margaret’s Museum (Zimmer, 1995), and also directed his own award-winning work such as Partition (2007)…

A Story of Karma: Finding Love and Truth in the Lost Valley of the Himalaya

by Michael Schauch

Rocky Mountain Books

2020

A deeply personal travel memoir that combines alpine adventure, family connections, and spiritual encounters in two very different worlds: a Himalayan village and Vancouver, Canada. In 2012, Michael Schauch and his wife, Chantal, undertook an expedition deep in the Himalaya of northern Nepal, into a remote valley that had been closed off to outsiders for…

The Witch’s Diary

by Rebecca Brae

Tyche Books

2020

The higher you fly, the farther you fall. And I’d be surprised if the grubs in the Ascariim deep mine didn’t hear my splat. Hester Wishbone has it made. A recent graduate of Grimoire College, she has a great job as a village hag and is eagerly awaiting the arrival of her familiar. She is…

Jaysen’s Story

by Jaysen Flett-Paul

Eschia Books

2020

Fourteen-year-old Jaysen Flett-Paul’s true story of how Elders guided him through his first Sundance ceremony to heal the anger and grief stemming from his mother’s violent murder. It sensitively tackles the heart-breaking problem of suicide in Indigenous communities, an issue of great importance to this community and for communities across North America.…

Sunflower’s Story

by Sunflower Paul

Eschia Books

2020

A personal account of a young Indigenous girl who experiences intolerance, a sense of not belonging and family struggles. She learns from her grandfather the traditional ways of ceremony and fasting to go beyond the needs of the body to where she begins to know her higher self.…

Amazing Animal Homes

by Tamara Hartson

KidsWorld Books

2020

Here are some of the most amazing animal architects in the world. These animals have been building intricate structures since long before humans began constructing complex dwellings: • The log cabin bagworm larva builds a tiny log cabin out of twigs. • Snails make a hard shell from minerals and protein. • The rufous hornero…

Hockey Rules for Kids

by Peter Boer

Folklore Publishing

2020

In Hockey Rules for Kids, Bucky Beaver, Bertie Bear, Simon Squirrel and Robbie Rabbit tell you all about Canada’s national game. Learn about: • Scoring goals • Making saves • Types of penalties • Parts of the rink • Referee signals • All the hockey lingo: Penalty Kill, Power Play, Overtime and more!…

Universal Disorder

by Bernice Friesen

Freehand Books

2020

A novel about Charlie, neurodivergent, preoccupied with numbers, and desperately trying to solve for love. Growing up on an isolated farm, Charlie is clearly different. He can never make sense of what anyone else is thinking or feeling, and finds solace in the infinitely fascinating world of numbers. Many years later Charlie sees a phone…