Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Pressure Cooker Love Bomb

by Sharanpal Ruprai

Frontenac House

Poetry

2019

Poems masquerading as recipes, poems masquerading as survival guides, poems simmered in love, Pressure Cooker Love Bomb is a humorous collection of poems. Ruprai’s second collection is infused with intense sexuality, racial tensions, and questions of gender conformity. With various textures of poems, the collection reads as woman of colour’s manifesto with instructions.…

1st Legion of Utopia: An Epic Tale of Killers, Queers & the Birth of Canadian Socialism

by James Davidge, Bob Prodor, Nick Johnson and Ryan Ferrier

Renegade Arts Entertainment

Graphic Novel

2019

The turmoil of the Great Depression galvanized Canadians to rise up and fight for improved labour conditions, social equality and universal healthcare. In the frontier city of Calgary, Holly Burnside and Brian Mah get involved with the founding of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, the first national party dedicated to the needs of workers and farmers.…

Jacqueline the Singing Crow

by Mandi Kujawa, Claude St-Aubin

Renegade Arts Entertainment

Childrens

2015

The uplifting tale of a crow called Jacqueline who lives to sing. After a bruising encounter with opinionated people that crushes her confidence and self-belief, Jacqueline flies south to escape the pain and rediscover her true self.…

The Loxleys and the War of 1812

by Alan Grant, Claude St. Aubin, Lovern Kindzierski, Todd Klein, Mark Zuehlke

Renegade Arts Entertainment

Graphic Novel

2012

The story follows the Loxleys, a Canadian family living in the Niagara peninsula as they’re torn apart by the American invasion of Canada in 1812, and the subsequent war that raged across both countries as British troops, Canadian militia, and First Nation warriors sought to thwart the expansionist plans of the American government.…

Duty, Honour & Izzat

by Steven Purewal, Christopher Rawlins (illustrations)

Renegade Arts Entertainment

Graphic Novel

2019

Presented as a historical scrapbook with beautifully realised, photo-realistic artwork. Framing the history is a graphic novel story about a teenage boy, in Surrey BC, caught up in drug gangs. He rethinks his choices after his 95 year old great grandfather comes to visit the family in Canada. His stories of their past, and seeing…

Bogart Creek: Volume 1

by Derek Evernden

Renegade Arts Entertainment

Graphic Novel

2019

Collecting the best of Bogart Creek, Derek Evernden’s laugh out loud funny, single-panel comics of absurd and dark humour. Similar in style to The Far Side, Bogart Creek is the laugh out loud book you’ve been waiting for.…

Taking the Extra Step: Soft Skills at Work

by Linda Kita-Bradley, Susan Rogers (photographs)

Grass Roots Press

Non-Fiction

2018

This book is one in the six-book series Soft Skills at Work. Taking the Extra Step explores having initiative through two contrasting photostories featuring Dan, who works at a garden centre.…

Getting to Work on Time: Soft Skills at Work

by Linda Kita-Bradley, Susan Rogers (photographs)

Grass Roots Press

Non-Fiction

2018

Research shows that soft skills are often better predictors of success in the workplace than technical skills. Getting to Work on Time is one title in the six-book series Soft Skills at Work. Getting to Work on Time explores the importance of punctuality through two contrasting photostories featuring Cora and Leo, who work at a…

Putting Customers First: Soft Skills at Work

by Linda Kita-Bradley

Grass Roots Press

Non-Fiction

2018

Research shows that soft skills are often better predictors of success in the workplace than technical skills. Putting Customers First is one title in the six-book series Soft Skills at Work. Putting Customers First explores having flexibility on the job through two contrasting photostories featuring Jojo and Salma, who work at a grocery store. Jojo…

Thinking on Your Feet: Soft Skills at Work

by Linda Kita-Bradley, Susan Rogers (photographs)

Grass Roots Press

Non-Fiction

2018

Research shows that soft skills are often better predictors of success in the workplace than technical skills. Thinking on Your Feet is one title in the six-book series Soft Skills at Work. Thinking on Your Feet explores problem solving through two contrasting photostories featuring Angel, who works at a hair salon. When Angel stops relying…

Working as a Team: Soft Skills at Work

by Linda Kita-Bradley

Grass Roots Press

Non-Fiction

2018

Research shows that soft skills are often better predictors of success in the workplace than technical skills. Working as a Team is one title in the six-book series Soft Skills at Work. Working as a Team explores the importance of teamwork through two contrasting photostories featuring Barb and Nico, who work at a gas station.…

Standing up for Yourself: Soft Skills at Work

by Linda Kita-Bradley, Susan Rogers (photographs)

Grass Roots Press

Non-Fiction

2018

Research shows that soft skills are often better predictors of success in the workplace than technical skills. Standing up for Yourself is one title in the six-book series Soft Skills at Work. Standing up For Yourself explores standing up for rights through two contrasting photostories featuring Nan, who works as a cleaner at a motel.…

Women in Criminal Justice: True Cases By & About Canadian Women & the Law

by Ed. William Trudell and Lorene Shyba

Durvile Publications

Academic

2018

Women in Criminal Justice: True Cases by and About Canadian Woman and the Law is the fourth book in Durvile’s True Cases series. The book is unique in that stories are authored by eminent Canadian women judges and lawyers and deal with terrorism, drugs, sexual assault, and mental disorders, as well as motherhood, child protection, LGBTQ+,…

Benched: Passion for Law Reform

by Nancy Morrison

Durvile Publications

Non-Fiction

2018

Fifty years in a law profession she loves, twenty-four spent as a judge, Nancy Morrison is a storyteller and trail-blazer. Entertaining, at times warm and witty, this memoir also reminds us of dark times, of the ever-relevant social and political issues of the day, and the need for law reform. Here is a life that…

The Tree by the Woodpile: And Other Dene Spirit of Nature Tales

by Raymond Yakeleya

UpRoute Books and Media

Childrens

2019

The Tree by the Woodpile is a story about a  First Nations boy who is told an enchanting tale by his grandmother about how an old tree by the woodpile provides food and shelter for the birds and animals of the North. The story is suffused with Newehtsı̨nę, the Creator and Spirit of Nature, who brings a…

The Big Secret Book: An Intense Guide for Creating Performance Theatre

by Denise Clarke with Foreword by John Murrell

UpRoute Books and Media

Non-Fiction

2018

The Big Secret Book is a book that fascinates, motivates, and initiates creative abilities in performance creation. Written by Denise Clarke, director of One Yellow Rabbit Summer Lab Intensive, each chapter highlights aspects of the master class, guiding reader/participants through techniques that enhance performance creation skills. Through stories and sidebar case studies, The Big Secret Book is a…

Red Star Utopia: Inside North Korea

by Austin Andrews, with Foreword by Simon Cockerell

UpRoute Books and Media

Non-Fiction

2018

In Red Star Utopia: Inside North Korea, Austin Andrews uncovers visual clues about the country’s hardline isolationist experiment and how it affects the rhythms and routines of its people. Photos in the book include remote parts of the country, seldom if ever visited by foreigners.…

Traditions, Traps and Trends: Transfer of Knowledge in Arctic Regions

by Jarich Oosten and Barbara Helen Miller (Editors)

University of Alberta Press

Non-Fiction

2018

The transfer of knowledge is a key issue in the North as Indigenous Peoples meet the ongoing need to adapt to cultural and environmental change. In eight essays, experts survey critical issues surrounding the knowledge practices of the Inuit of northern Canada and Greenland and the Northern Sámi of Scandinavia, and the difficulties of transferring…

In the News: The Practice of Media Relations in Canada, 3rd Edition

by William Wray Carney, Colin Babiuk & Mark Hunter LaVigne

University of Alberta Press

Non-Fiction

2019

Now in its third edition, In the News is the standard Canadian textbook on media relations, used across the country. The authors provide an introduction to media relations, grounded in both communications theory and hands-on, day-to-day experience. Whether you need to promote your issues to the nation or reach small, targeted groups, this book is…