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It is the summer of 1940, and all of England fears an invasion by Hitler’s army. When Norah learns that she and her brother Gavin are being sent to Canada, she’s not sure what to expect; she only knows that she doesn’t want to leave her…

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It’s 1943, and World War II is still raging on. Norah and Gavin can hardly wait for August, when they’ll be leaving to spend the summer at Gairloch, the Ogilvies’ cottage in Muskoka. Norah in particular is looking forward to spending time…

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Theo and her young, irresponsible mother seem trapped forever in their miserable, poverty-stricken life … but Theo can’t stop dreaming of belonging to a “real” family. When she is mysteriously adopted by the large, warm Kaldor family, her…

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It’s the Winter of 1945. With the news of the war’s end comes the prospect of Norah and Gavin’s return to England … and that means their lives are about to radically change again. Fifteen-year-old Norah is eager to see her…

A Handful Of Time

by Kit Pearson

|December 6, 2011

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Kit Pearson worked as a librarian for many years before publishing her first novel, The Daring Game (1986). She went on to write the linked novels The Sky Is Falling (1989), Looking at the Moon (1991), and The Lights Go On Again (1993), published in 1999 as The…

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Finalist for the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award Kit Pearson’s endearing heroine from the award-winning The Whole Truth , Polly, is now thirteen and following in her sister’s footsteps to a boarding school in Victoria. The adjustment is…

A Day Of Signs And Wonders

by Kit Pearson

|This title releases August 30, 2016

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Can your whole life change in a single day? Emily dreams of birds. She feels constrained by nearly everything—her overbearing sisters, the expectation to be a proper young lady, and even her stiff white pinafore. Kitty feels undone. Her heart is still…

The Whole Truth

by Kit Pearson

|August 14, 2012

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It is 1932. Polly and her older sister, Maud, travel by train and boat from Winnipeg to an island between Vancouver and Victoria. Polly will live with their grandmother, the sisters’ new guardian, and attend the small school on the island, while Maud will…

The Sky Is Falling

by Kit Pearson

|September 4, 2007

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It is the summer of 1940, and all of England fears an invasion by Hitler’s army. Norah lies in bed listening to the anxious voices of her parents downstairs. Then Norah is told that she and her brother, Gavin, are being sent to Canada. The voyage across the…

Awake and Dreaming

by Kit Pearson

|September 4, 2007

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Theo and her young, irresponsible mother seem trapped in their miserable, poverty-stricken life. Theo dreams of belonging to a “real” family, and her dream seems to come true when she is mysteriously adopted by the large, warm Kaldor family. But as time passes,…

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In these eleven original stories, characters bravely face the challenges of settling into a new life. In this wonderful new short story anthology, eleven of Canada's top children's authors contribute stories of immigration, displacement and change, exploring…

Daring Game

by Kit Pearson

|September 18, 2007

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At first Eliza is happy with her new life at boarding school, settling into the Yellow Dorm, making new friends, learning the rituals of school life and doing well in her classes. But a bond begins to develop between Eliza and Helen, a mischievous, unpopular girl…