Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Creepy Crawlies

by Wendy Einstein

KidsWorld Books

2020

Bed bugs and earwigs and spiders, oh my! They are all around us, lurking in our basements or skittering quickly up our walls. Creepy crawlies! In this book you won’t find the cute lady bugs or bumble bees of the bug world. Nope! Only the creepiest, crawliest creatures made their way onto these pages. And…

Astronauts & Space

by Tamara Hartson

Blue Bike Books

2020

Super Explorers take you into space with the astronauts who have circled the Earth, been on the moon, lived on the International Space Station and those who hope to one day travel to Mars and beyond: • Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon. • Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov made the…

If Sylvie Had Nine Lives

by Leona Theis

Freehand Books

2020

An innovative, gorgeously written story about the small decisions that shape our lives. Meet Sylvie — funny, sly, sensual and flawed. She can’t always count on herself to make good choices. She may or may not recognize a life-or-death moment, may or may not cancel her own wedding with a day to spare, might just…

Alberta Alphabet Book

by Nicky Bird

Folklore Publishing

2020

Bucky Beaver, Bertie Bear, Scotty Squirrel and Robbie Rabbit take you on an alphabet journey across the province of Alberta. See all the beautiful and fascinating places to visit! • B is for Banff National Park, Canada’s first national park. • H is for Hoodoos, towers of rock shaped by the weather. • V is…

One Madder Woman

by Dede Crane

Freehand Books

2020

A memorable and clandestine love story between two visionary artists in 19th-century Paris. “These madmen — and one madder woman — paint as if suffering seizures! One cannot make heads or tails of the work without taking ten paces back.” In One Madder Woman, Dede Crane vividly recreates the life of Berthe Morisot, the sole female…

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…

Knots

by Nicholle Carriere, Gregory Kennedy and Ashley Bilodeau

Blue Bike Books

2020

Super Explorers brings you ALL the knots you might need for camping, sailing or tying up your sister: • Basic Knots—General purpose knots for tying packages, bandages or binding objects together, e.g. Reef or Square Knot • Bends—Knots used to join two lengths of rope or other material, e.g. Fisherman’s Knot • Loops—Knots that make…

Weird Creatures of the World

by Tamara Einstein

KidsWorld Books

2020

From slime mold to the sea slugs and the gerenuk to the leaf-tailed gecko, the Einstein Sisters bring you some of the weirdest creatures of the world, on land and in the sea: • The Shoebill from Africa can stand so still when hunting fish to eat that it looks like a statue. • The…

Air: Sylphs, Spirits, & Swan Maidens

by Rhonda Parrish (Editor)

Tyche Books

2020

Air is essential for life. The need for air is so important that breathing is instinctual. Yet Air is unstable and capricious, blowing gently as a summer breeze in one moment and blasting with the fury of a tornado in the next. No wonder that tricksters, fairies, and spirits belong to Air just as much…

Sailors & Spies

by Jane Glatt

Tyche Books

2020

Book three of the intelligencers series Dagrun and Calder are leading the desperate mission to replenish the food stores of Tarklee before winter sets in. On the journey, they run into Calder’s father, a man with many secrets and knowledge of the plots against the Fair Seas Treaty Alliance. Meanwhile, Nadez assumes leadership of the…

Trump, Twitter & The Law

by Sheldon Burshtein

Durvile Publications

2020

The Trump presidency as seen through his Tweets and related legal issues, laws and court decisions Never has there been a president like Donald J. Trump. In the five years since he announced his candidacy, through Impeachment proceedings and the impact of Covid-19, President Trump has challenged or ignored almost every standard of the Presidency.…

Flights of Marigold: Addicted to Heaven

by Susan Forest

Laksa Media Groups Inc.

2020

Flights of Marigold tells an epic tale of addictions, survival, revenge, and redemption of three magiel sisters hiding in an insignificant hinterland. Can they hold on to happiness, dreams, and sisterhood when desire becomes addiction? ONE RISK, ONE CHANCE. Peace in the seven realms of Shangril: shattered. Nobility of the magiel race: broken. Lands of…

Season of Fury and Wonder

by Sharon Butala

Freehand Books

2020

Finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Award for Fiction A much-praised collection of short stories about old woman, from acclaimed writer Sharon Butala Writing at the top of her game, Sharon Butala returns to the short story in this astounding new collection. In Butala’s world, the season of fury and wonder is the season of…

Disappearing in Reverse

by Allie McFarland

University of Calgary Press

2020

A fierce and vulnerable journey through grief, mental health and self-discovery that fearlessly explores the intensity of young womanhood. Devin died five years ago. She got an infection, lost her arm, and died. How can Devin be in a picture posted online today? This picture of Devin, alive when she should not be alive, triggers…

Psychiatry and the Legacies of Eugenics: Historical Studies of Alberta and Beyond

by Frank W. Stahnisch and Erna Kurbegović (editors)

Athabasca University Press

2020

From 1928 to 1972, the Alberta Sexual Sterilization Act, Canada’s lengthiest eugenic policy, shaped social discourses and medical practice in the province. Sterilization programs—particularly involuntary sterilization programs—were responding both nationally and internationally to social anxieties produced by the perceived connection between mental degeneration and heredity. Psychiatry and the Legacies of Eugenics illustrates how the emerging field of…

Long Division

by Gil McElroy

University of Calgary Press

2020

Experimental poetry at its finest. A poetic expression of a mind in thought that draws on the commentative process of Midrash to discover the complexity of simplicity and the simply complex. Long Division is a book of poetic commentary that plots a steady course of disillusion. Working in explicit dialogue with Dada, the surrealist poets, spiritual…

Snakes

by Tamara Einstein

KidsWorld Books

2020

Snakes are long, legless reptiles that are masters of disguise and experts hunters. Although many people fear snakes, most snakes helpfully eat great numbers of rats and mice and other pests. The fear of snakes is called ophiophobia. Most species of snakes are not venomous. All snakes are carnivores. Snakes can swallow prey larger than…

Wahogicobi: Kinship terms to make relationships with each other

by Nakota Sioux Language Keepers (Authors), Destry Love Roan (Illustrator)

Eschia Books

2020

Our Aboriginal Elders tell of a time when animals and humans could speak to each other. When humans became too greedy and killed more animals than they needed for food, the Creator changed that relationship to protect the animals. So the Creator made a Spirit Animal to represent each one and granted them gifts they…