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2012 Rocky Mountain Book Award Shortlist

In the Garage

2009 Stellar award Nominee

2006 Alberta Book of the Year Shortlist

Canadian Book Center Starred Best Book 2007

2007 Lois Hole Editorial Award winning book

Walking on Glass

2008 Yalsa Quick Pick

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Canadian Book Center Starred Best Book 2007

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NEWS - Nominated for the 2014 Blue Spruce Award

When an aid worker’s truck comes to his village Kato makes a good trade.

October 2012 Pajajma Press

ISBN 13:    978-09869495-9-3



2008 Governor General Finalist

2009 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award finalist

2009 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award winner

2009 CLA Children's Book of the Year Honor Book

2009 Golden Oak Award winner

2009 Once Upon a World Children's Book Award Winner

2010 Silver Birch Award Honor Book

2010 Rocky Mountain book Award shortlist

2010 Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award shortlist

2010/11 British Columbia Red Cedar Winner

2010/11 Snow Willow Book Award Shortlist

2010 Annual Skipping Stones Honors Book Award

Bank Street College Best Children's Books 2009

CCBC Starred Best Book Choice for  2009

A Good Trade

2014 Blue Spruce shortlist

Canadian Book Center Best Book 2012

In a garden outside a Kenyan schoolhouse, children are working together to harvest the vegetables they have grown and make them into a soup for everyone to share. But Kioni is having trouble: her herd of mischievous goats followed her to school today and they are trying to eat all the vegetables. The ensuing chaos caused by the goats is cleverly resolved by the children, making their vegetable soup very tasty while saving Kioni’s four-legged intruders at the same time.\

ISBN: 978-1-927485-27-9 | List Price: $19.95 (HC)