BC Books

BC-Created Books Set In British Columbia (By Region)

Legend: Children (C) Young Adult (YA)


Cariboo-Chilcotin

Anahim Lake

Leaving the Log House (C) by Ainslie Manson

Barkerville

  • Barkerville Gold (C) by Dayle Campbell Gaetz
  • By The Skin of His Teeth (YA) by Ann Walsh
  • The Doctor’s Apprentice (YA) by Ann Walsh
  • Moses, Me and Murder! (A story of the Cariboo Gold Rush) (YA) by Ann Walsh
  • Your Time, My Time (YA) by Ann Walsh

Brittany Triangle Wilderness

  • Winter of the Crystal Dances – Whinnies on the Wind 1 (YA) by Angela Dorsey
  • Spring of the Poachers Moon – Whinnies on the Wind 2 (YA) by Angela Dorsey
  • Summer of Wild Hearts – Whinnies on the Wind 3 (YA) by Angela Dorsey
  • Autumn in Snake Canyon – Whinnies on the Wind 4 (YA) by Angela Dorsey
  • Winter of Sinking Waters – Whinnies on the Wind 5 (YA) by Angela Dorsey
  • Spring of Secrets – Whinnies on the Wind 6 (YA) by Angela Dorsey
  • Summer of Desperate Races – Whinnies on the Wind 7 (YA) by Angela Dorsey
  • Autumn of Angels – Whinnies on the Wind 8 (YA) by Angela Dorsey
  • Winter of the Whinnies Brigade – Whinnies on the Wind 9 (YA) by Angela Dorsey

Williams Lake

  • Boy In Motion: Rick Hansen’s Story (C) by Ainslie Manson
  • This Airplane Can Dance! / Cet avion peut danser! (C) by by Danielle S. Marcotte and illustrated by Francesca Da Sacco

Cariboo (General)

  • After the Fire (C) by Becky Citra
  • Never To Be Told (C) by Becky Citra
  • Missing (C) by Becky Citra
  • Sam’s Ride (C) by Becky Citra
  • The Way Home (C) by Becky Citra
  • Whiteout (C) by Becky Citra
  • Jo’s Journey (C) by Nikki Tate
  • Searching for Gold (C) by Marion Crook
  • The Ghost of Soda Creek (YA) by Ann Walsh
  • Horse Power (YA) by Ann Walsh
  • Stone Dead (YA) by Marion Crook
  • No Safe Place (YA) by Marion Crook
  • Summer of Madness (YA) by Marion Crook
  • Truths I Learned from Sam (YA) by Kristin Butcher
  • This Airplane Can Dance! / Cet avion peut danser! (C) by by Danielle S. Marcotte and illustrated by Francesca Da Sacco
  • BMX Tunnel Run (YA) by Pam Withers
  • Missing Mike (C) by Shari Green

Central Coast

Bella Coola

  • A Dog Came, Too (C) by Ainslie Manson
  • Alexander Mackenzie, from Canada by Land (C) by Ainslie Manson

Columbia Shuswap

Revelstoke

  • Goldstone (YA) by Julie Lawson
  • The Ghost of Avalanche Mountain (YA) by Julie Lawson

Fraser Valley

Abbotsford

The Beckoners (YA) by Carrie Mac

Chilliwack

  • Skater Stuntboys (YA) by Pam Withers
  • The Summer We Saved the Bees (C) by Robin Stevenson
  • Mountainboard Maniacs (YA) by Pam Withers

Harrison Hot Springs

Finding Grace (C) by Becky Citra

Hope

  • Emma and the Silk Train (C) by Julie Lawson
  • The Golden Rose (C) by Dayle Campbell Gaetz
  • P’esk’a and the First Salmon Ceremony (C) by Scot Ritchie
  • A Town Bewitched (C/YA) by Suzanne de Montigny

Langley

  • Lucy Unstrung (YA) by Carole Lazar
  • Tattoo: The Painted Horse (C) by Rie Charles and illustrated by Marilyn Dyer

Yale/Fraser Canyon

  • White Jade Tiger (YA) by Julie Lawson
  • A Ribbon of Shining Steel: The Railway Diary of Kate Cameron (YA) by Julie Lawson

Fraser Valley (General):

  • Boxcar Kid (C) by Norma Charles
  • Fire on the River (C) by Marion Crook
  • Cutting it Close (YA) by Marion Crook
  • Riding Scared (YA) by Marion Crook
  • Payment in Death (YA) by Marion Crook
  • Scamper and the Airplane Thief / Moustique et le voleur d’avion (C) by Danielle S. Marcotte and illustrated by Francesca Da Sacco
  • Flood Warning (C) by Jacqueline Pearce
  • Mud Girl (YA) by Alison Acheson
  • Pioneer Sounds (C) by Pat Godwin and Florence Nicholson

Gulf Islands

  • How Can a Brilliant Detective Shine in the Dark? (C) by Linda Bailey
  • Island Santa (C) by Sheryl McFarlane and illustrated by Sheena Lott
  • Tarragon Island (C) by Nikki Tate
  • No Cafes in Narnia (C) by Nikki Tate
  • Trouble on Tarragon Island (C) by Nikki Tate
  • Island Feud (YA) by Marion Crook
  • Paintball Island (YA) by Pam Withers
  • Out of the Blue (C) by Sarah Ellis
  • Odd Man Out (C) by Sarah Ellis
  • Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles (C) by Shari Green
  • Blood on the Beach (YA) by Sarah N. Harvey and Robin Stevenson
  • Sophie’s Friend in Need (C) by Norma Charles (Gambier Island)
  • No Time to Say Good-bye (YA) by Sylvia Olsen (Kuper Island)
  • Adrift in Time (C) by John Wilson (Mayne Island)
  • Queen of Disguises (C) by Melanie Jackson (Salt Spring Island)
  • A Sea Lion Called Salena (C) by Dayle Campbell Gaetz (Salt Spring Island)
  • Spoiled Rotten (C) by Dayle Campbell Gaetz (Salt Spring Island)
  • The Freedom of Jenny (YA) by Julie Burtinshaw (Salt Spring Island)

Lower Mainland (Vancouver listed separately)

Burnaby

  • Duke’s Den (C) by Becky Citra
  • Gabrielle et le vampire de Maillardville (C) by Annie Bourret
  • Goodbye Carleton High (YA) by Bruce McBay and James Heneghan

Coquitlam

Gabrielle et le vampire de Maillardville (C) by Annie Bourret

Crescent Beach

Reading the Bones (C) by Gina McMurchy-Barber

Delta/Tsawwassen

Home Court Advantage (C) by Sandra Diersch
Why does My Dog Smile? / Mon chien sourit tout le temps (est-il bête?) (C) by Danielle S. Marcotte and illustrated by Francesca Da Sacco

Maillardville (Coquitlam)

  • Boxcar Kid (C) by Norma Charles
  • Chasing a Star (C) by Norma Charles
  • Criss Cross, Double Cross (C) by Norma Charles
  • Sophie Sea to Sea (C) by Norma Charles
  • Gabrielle et le vampire de Maillardville (C) by Annie Bourret

Maple Ridge

  • Home Court Advantage (C) by Sandra Diersch
  • False Start (C) by Sandra Diersch
  • Out (YA) by Sandra Diersch

New Westminster

  • Chasing a Star (C) by Norma Charles
  • Free as a Bird (C/YA) by Gina McMurchy-Barber

North Vancouver

  • The Trouble with Cupid (C) by Laura Langston
  • Payback (YA) by James Heneghan
  • A Hole in My Heart (YA) by Rie Charles
  • Socks (C) by Pat Riccardi and Illustrated by Jeatriz-De Leon
  • Eye Sore (YA) by Melanie Jackson
  • You, You & You (C) by Pat Riccardi and illustrated by Bo-Ram-KO
  • Somewhere Across the Border (C) by Pat Riccardi and illustrated by Lynne Copping
  • The Summer of the Spotted Owl (C) by Melanie Jackson (Capilano Rainforest)
  • Fast Slide (YA) by Melanie Jackson (Grouse Mountain)
  • Dancing in the Rain (YA) by Shelley Hrdlitschka (Grouse Mountain)
  • Lockdown (YA) by Maggie Bolitho (Lynn Valley)

Richmond

Ceiling Stars (YA) by Sandra Diersch

Surrey

  • Meeting Miss 405 (C) by Lois Peterson
  • Lucy Unstrung (YA) by Carole Lazar

West Vancouver

  • Mr. McUmphie of Caulfeild Cove (C) by Ainslie Manson
  • Never To Be Told (C) by Becky Citra
  • A Giraffe Called Geranium (C) by Ainslie Manson and illustrated by Mary Baker
  • Gabrielle sur la piste d’Ogopogo (C) by Annie Bourret
  • Shatterproof (YA) by Jocelyn Shipley

Northern BC

Fort St. James

Eyewitness (YA) by Margaret Thompson

Peace River

  • Singing Away the Dark / Chanter Dans Le Noir (C) by Caroline Woodward and illustrated by Julie Morstad
  • Disturbing the Peace (YA) by Caroline Woodward

Prince George

Raging River (YA) by Pam Withers

Smithers

  • Alice, I Think (YA) by Susan Juby
  • Alice Macleod, Realist at Last (YA) by Susan Juby
  • Miss Smithers (YA) by Susan Juby

Northern BC (General)

Middle of Nowhere (C) by Caroline Adderson


Kootenay

Bountiful

  • The Girl in the Backseat (YA) by Norma Charles
  • Sister Wife (YA) by Shelley Hrdlitschka

Bugaboo Provincial Park and Radium Hot Springs

Vertical Limits (YA) by Pam Withers

Creston

The Girl in the Backseat (YA) by Norma Charles

Golden

Broken Bones – A Peggy Henderson Archaeology Adventure (C/YA) by Gina McMurchy-Barber

Kaslo

Kootenay Silver (YA) by Ann Chandler

Kootenay Lake

Prince of Pot (YA) by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Nelson

  • April Fool Heroes (C) by Norma Charles
  • The Summer We Saved the Bees (C) by Robin Stevenson

New Denver and Silverton

  • The Village of Many Hats (YA) by Caroline Woodward
  • Heart of a Champion (C) by Ellen Schwartz

Slocan River

I’m A Hop Hop Hoppity Frog (C) by Julie and Lawrence Northey

Slocan Valley

  • Summer of Adventures (C) by Ann Alma
  • Summer of Changes (C) by Ann Alma

Squamish-Lillooet

Britannia Beach

  • Put It Out There (YA) by D.R. Graham
  • What Are The Chances? (YA) by D.R. Graham
  • And Then What? (YA) by D.R. Graham

Pemberton

Peak Survival (YA) by Pam Withers

Squamish

  • Count Me In (C) by Sara Leach
  • Extreme Edge (YA) by Heather Kellerhals-Stewart

Whistler

  • Miga, Quatchi and/et Sumi: The Story of the Vancouver 2010 Mascots (C) by VickiWong/Meomi
  • Extreme Edge (YA) by Heather Kellerhals-Stewart

Thompson-Okanagan

Armstrong

Farmed Out (YA) by Christy Goerzen

Cathedral Lakes Park

Adrenalin Ride (YA) by Pam Withers

Oliver

Explore (YA) by Christy Goerzen

Peachland

Gabrielle sur la piste d’Ogopogo (C) by Annie Bourret

Penticton

Stuff We All Get / La Cache (YA) by K.L. Denman

Vernon

Sabotage (C) by Karen Autio

Okanagan (General)

  • Dragon in the Clouds (C) by Rosemary Nelson
  • Hubcaps and Puppies (C) by Rosemary Nelson
  • Growing Up in Wild Horse Canyon (C) by Karen Autio and illustrated by Loraine Kemp

Vancouver Island (Victoria listed separately)

Courtenay

Perfect Blue (C) by Laura Langston

Cowichan Valley

  • The Reunion (C) by Jacqueline Pearce
  • The Tenth Pupil (C) by Constance Horne
  • Hannah and the Salish Sea (YA) by Carol Anne Shaw
  • Hannah and the Spindle Whorl (YA) by Carol Anne Shaw

Cumberland

  • Red Goodwin (YA) by John Wilson
  • Shadows Cast by Stars (YA) by Catherine Knutsson

North

  • The Mystery at Eagle Lake/Le Secret du lac a l’Aigle (C) by Dayle Campbell Gaetz
  • The Whale’s Way (C) by Heather Kellerhals-Stewart
  • Dead In the Water (YA) by Robin Stevenson

Port Hardy

Dead In the Water (YA) by Robin Stevenson

Saanich Peninsula

  • Chasing the Moon (C) by Penny Chamberlain
  • Rebel of Dark Creek (Book #1, StableMates) (C) by Nikki Tate
  • Team Trouble at Dark Creek (Book #2, StableMates) (C) by Nikki Tate
  • Jessa Be Nimble, Rebel Be Quick (Book #3, StableMates) (C) by Nikki Tate
  • Sienna’s Rescue (Book #4, StableMates) (C) by Nikki Tate
  • Raven’s Revenge (Book #5, StableMates) (C) by Nikki Tate
  • Keeping Secrets at Dark Creek (Book #7, StableMates) (C) by Nikki Tate

Sooke

  • A Morning to Polish and Keep (C) by Julie Lawson and illustrated by Sheena Lott
  • Cougar Cove (YA) by Julie Lawson
  • Fires Burning (YA) by Julie Lawson

Tahsis

Squeeze (YA) by Rachel Dunstan Muller

Telegraph Cove

The Rescue of Nanoose (C) by Mary Borrowman and Chloe O’Loughlin and illustrated by Jacqueline Wang

Tofino

  • Miga, Quatchi and/et Sumi: The Story of the Vancouver 2010 Mascots (C) by VickiWong/Meomi
  • Surf Zone (YA) by Pam Withers

West Coast

  • Dead Reckoning (YA) by Julie Burtinshaw
  • Dolphin Alert! (C) by Norma Charles
  • Kah-Lan the Adventurous Sea Otter (C) by Karen Autio and illustrated by Sheena Lott
  • Kah-Lan and the Stink Ink (C) by Karen Autio and illustrated by Sheena Lott
  • The Pirates of Captain McKee (formerly Whatever You Do, Don’t Go Near that Canoe) (C) by Julie Lawson

Vancouver Island (General)

  • Under Emily’s Sky (C) by Ann Alma
  • The Freedom of Jenny (YA) by Julie Burtinshaw
  • Another Kind of Cowboy (YA) by Susan Juby
  • Me, Myself and Ike (YA) by K. L. Denman
  • A Bone to Pick – A Peggy Henderson Archaeology Adventure (C/YA) by Gina McMurchy-Barber
  • Trapped by Coal (C) by Constance Horne (Extension)
  • SAR Powderhounds (YA) by Heather Kellerhals-Stewart (Mount Washington)
  • Spell Sweeper (C) by Lee Edward Födi
  • Elvis, Me, and the Lemonade Stand Summer (C) by Leslie Gentile

Vancouver

Commercial Drive

  • Shu-Li and Tamara (C) by Paul Yee and illustrated by Shaoli Wang
  • The Spy in the Alley (C) by Melanie Jackson

Downtown

  • Blind the Eyes (YA) by K.A. Wiggins
  • Black the Tides (YA) by K.A. Wiggins (also: Burnaby, Fraser Valley, Okanagan, Cariboo & Northern)
  • Burn the Skies (YA) by K.A. Wiggins
  • Boy With No Name (YA) by K.A. Wiggins
  • Letter From the End of the World (YA) by K.A. Wiggins
  • The Man in the Moonstone (C) by Melanie Jackson

False Creek

  • Death Drop (YA) by Melanie Jackson
  • Waiting For Sarah (YA) by Bruce McBay and James Heneghan

Stanley Park

  • Sammy Squirrel and Rodney Raccoon: A Stanley Park Tale (C) by Duane Lawrence
  • Sammy Squirrel and Rodney Raccoon: To The Rescue (C) by Duane Lawrence

UBC

  • Run Marco Run (C) by Norma Charles
  • Big Blue Forever (C) by Anita Miettunen

West End

  • No Pets Allowed (C), by Irene N. Watts and illustrated by Kathie Shoemaker
  • The Baby Project (C) by Sarah Ellis
  • Next-Door Neighbours (C) by Sarah Ellis

Westside/Vanier Park

  • High Wire (YA) by Melanie Jackson
  • Shot in the Dark (C) by Janet M. Whyte

Vancouver (General)

  • Boy In Motion: Rick Hansen’s Story (C) by Ainslie Manson
  • Leaving the Log House (C) by Ainslie Manson
  • Sam and Nate (C) by PJ Sarah Collins
  • Silver Rain (C) by Lois Peterson
  • Starshine! (C) by Ellen Schwartz
  • Starshine on TV (C) by Ellen Schwartz
  • Starshine and the Fanged Vampire Spider (C) by Ellen Schwartz
  • Trouble in the Trees (C) by Yolanda Ridge
  • Watch Me Grow! A Down-to-Earth Look at Growing Food in the City (C) by Deborah Hodge and illustrated by Brian Harris
  • Wishing Star Summer (C) by Beryl Young
  • How Come the Best Clues Are Always in the Garbage? (C) by Linda Bailey
  • Who’s Got Gertie? And How Can We Get Her Back? (C) by Linda Bailey
  • What’s a Daring Detective Like Me Doing in the Doghouse? (C) by Linda Bailey
  • What’s a Serious Detective Like Me Doing in Such a Silly Movie? (C) by Linda Bailey
  • Alecia’s Challenge (C) by Sandra Diersch
  • Offside! (C) by Sandra Diersch
  • Play On (C) by Sandra Diersch
  • Miga, Quatchi and/et Sumi: The Story of the Vancouver 2010 Mascots (C) by VickiWong/Meomi
  • Pick-Up Sticks (C) by Sarah Ellis
  • The Daring Game (C) by Kit Pearson
  • Awake and Dreaming (C) by Kit Pearson
  • On My Walk (C) by Kari-Lynn Winters and illustrated by Christina Leist
  • When Chickens Fly (C) by Kari-Lynn Winters and illustrated by Izabela Bzymek
  • Magnifico (C) by Victoria Miles
  • Battle of the Bands (YA) by K. L. Denman
  • Rebel’s Tag (YA) by K. L. Denman
  • Crow Medicine (YA) by Diane Haynes
  • Flight or Fight (YA) by Diane Haynes
  • Gaia Wild (YA) by Diane Haynes
  • Farmed Out (YA) by Christy Goerzen
  • Flood (YA) by James Heneghan
  • Waiting for Sarah (YA) by James Heneghan
  • Flower Power (YA) by Ann Walsh
  • The Greenies (YA) by Myra Paperny
  • Kingdom of Strange (YA) by Shula Klinger
  • Matt and Jenny in Old Vancouver (C) by Terry Stafford and illustrated by Terry Stafford
  • Secret of Light (YA) by kc dyer
  • Shades of Red (YA) by kc dyer
  • Skin Deep (YA) by Sandra Diersch
  • Skinnybones and the Wrinkle Queen (YA) by Glen Huser
  • Skud (YA) by Dennis Foon
  • Tangled Web (YA) by Shelley Hrdlitschka
  • Weeds and Other Stories (YA) by Jacqueline Pearce
  • The Summer We Saved the Bees (C) by Robin Stevenson
  • Finding Grace (C) by Becky Citra
  • Fishtailing (YA) by Wendy Phillips
  • Silver Rain (C) by Lois Peterson
  • The Wrong Bus (C) by Lois Peterson
  • Gabrielle sur la piste d’Ogopogo (C) by Annie Bourret
  • Gabrielle et le vampire de Maillardville (C) by Annie Bourret
  • Mister Got to Go (C) by Lois Simmie and illustrated by Cynthia Nugent
  • Mister Got to Go and Arnie (C) by Lois Simmie and illustrated by Cynthia Nugent
  • Mister Got to Go, Where Are You? (C) by Lois Simmie and illustrated by Cynthia Nugent
  • Fred and Pete at the Beach (C) by Cynthia Nugent and illustrated by Cynthia Nugent
  • Putting Up With Mitchell (C) by Sarah Ellis and illustrated by Barb Wood
  • Pick-Up Sticks (C) by Sarah Ellis
  • Outside In (C) by Sarah Ellis
  • Britannia Beach Series: Put It Out There, What Are The Chances? and And Then What? (YA) by D.R. Graham
  • Heart of a Champion (C) by Ellen Schwartz
  • Optimists Die First (YA) by Susin Nielsen
  • We Are All Made of Molecules (YA) by Susin Nielsen
  • The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen (YA) by Susin Nielsen
  • Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom (YA) by Susin Nielsen
  • Word Nerd (YA) by Susin Nielsen
  • Middle of Nowhere (C) by Caroline Adderson (East Side)
  • Angels Inc. (C) by Bruce McBay and illustrated by Kim La Fave (Granville Island)
  • The Big Dip (YA) by Melanie Jackson (Pacific National Exhibition/PNE)
  • Rescue Rider (C) by Janet M. Whyte (Southlands)
  • The Outlaw (C) by Nancy Vo
  • The Ranger (C) by Nancy Vo
  • As Glenn as Can Be (C) by Sarah Ellis, Nancy Vo

Victoria

  • Across the James Bay Bridge (C) by Julie Lawson
  • Disaster at the Bridge (C) by Julie Lawson
  • Building Bridges (C) by Julie Lawson
  • Summer of Gold (C) by Julie Lawson
  • Emily (C) by Julie Lawson
  • In Like a Lion (C) by Julie Lawson
  • After Peaches (C) by Michelle Mulder
  • Maggie and the Chocolate War (C) by Michelle Mulder
  • Awake and Dreaming (C) by Kit Pearson
  • Discovering Emily (C) by Jacqueline Pearce
  • Emily’s Dream (C) by Jacqueline Pearce
  • Emily Carr’s Woo (C) by Constance Horne
  • The Golden Rose (C) by Dayle Campbell Gaetz
  • Mystery from History (C) by Dayle Campbell Gaetz
  • A Sea Lion Called Salena (C) by Dayle Campbell Gaetz
  • Jo’s Journey (C) by Nikki Tate
  • The Olden Days Locket (C) by Penny Chamberlain
  • Under Emily’s Sky (C) by Ann Alma
  • Liars and Fools (C) by Robin Stevenson
  • Escape Velocity (YA) by Robin Stevenson
  • Hummingbird Heart (YA) by Robin Stevenson
  • Caching In (YA) by Kristin Butcher
  • Feral (YA) by Bev. Cooke
  • No Problem (YA) by Dayle Campbell Gaetz
  • Out of Order (YA) by Robin Stevenson
  • Out of the Box (YA) by Michelle Mulder
  • Turns on a Dime (YA) by Julie Lawson
  • White Jade Tiger (YA) by Julie Lawson
  • Finding Cassidy (YA) by Laura Langston
  • The Summer We Saved the Bees (C) by Robin Stevenson
  • Big Blue Forever (C) by Anita Miettunen
  • Painted Fences (C) by Sara Cassidy
  • Where the River Takes Me: The Hudson’s Bay Company Diary of Jenna Sinclair (YA) by Julie Lawson (Fort Victoria)
  • A Salmon’s Sky View (C) by Carol McDougall and illustrated by Carol McDougall (Goldstream)

British Columbia

BC General/Provincewide

  • A Pacific Alphabet (C) by Margriet Ruurs and illustrated by Dianna Bonder
  • Up We Grow! A Year in the Life of a Small Local Farm (C) by Deborah Hodge and illustrated by Brian Harris
  • The West is Calling (C) by Sarah Harvey and Leslie Buffam and illustrated by Dianna Bonder
  • My Brother’s Train (C) by Heather Kellerhals-Stewart
  • Rokko (Simply Small Series) (C) by Paola Opal
  • Dotty (Simply Small Series) (C) by Paola Opal
  • Bitsy (Simply Small Series) (C) by Paola Opal
  • What’s the Buzz? Keeping Bees in Flight (C) by Merrie-Ellen Wilcox
  • Salmon Forest (C) by David Suzuki and Sarah Ellis and illustrated by Sheena Lott
  • Slick (YA) by Sara Cassidy
  • Windfall (YA) by Sara Cassidy

BC Interior

  1. Shabash! (YA) by Ann Walsh (Central Interior)
  2. Magnifico (C) by Victoria Miles (Southwest Interior)

BC Coast

  • Eagle Dreams (C) by Sheryl McFarlane
  • Jessie’s Island (C) by Sheryl McFarlane
  • Moonsnail Song (C) by Sheryl McFarlane
  • A Pod of Orcas: A Seaside Counting Book (C) by Sheryl McFarlane and illustrated by Kirsti Anne Wakelin
  • Tides of Change (C) by Sheryl McFarlane
  • Kate’s Castle (C) by Julie Lawson
  • My Grandfather Loved the Stars (C) by Julie Lawson
  • Puppies on Board (C) by Sarah Harvey
  • Sea Dog (C) by Dayle Campbell Gaetz
  • Spoiled Rotten (C) by Dayle Campbell Gaetz
  • Vernon and the Snake (C) by Crystal Stranaghan and illustrated by Eleanor Rosenberg
  • Waiting for the Whales (C) by Sheryl McFarlane
  • What’s that Sound? By the Sea (C) by Sheryl McFarlane
  • Graveyard of the Sea (YA) by Penny Draper
  • The Lightkeeper’s Daughter (YA) by Iain Lawrence
  • The Smell of Paint (YA) by Sheryl McFarlane
  • West Coast Wild: A Nature Alphabet (C) by Deborah Hodge and illustrated by Karen Reczuch
  • West Coast Wild: at Low Tide (C) by Deborah Hodge and illustrated by Karen Reczuch
  • West Coast Wild Babies (C) by Deborah Hodge and illustrated by Karen Reczuch
  • Prove It, Josh (C) by Jenny Watson
  • A Bone to Pick – A Peggy Henderson Archaeology Adventure (C/YA) by Gina McMurchy-Barber
  • Scallywag on the Salish Sea (C) by Sara Cassidy
  • The Accomplice (YA) by Norma Charles (Broughton Archipelago)
  • Adrift (YA) by Julie Burtinshaw (Desolation Sound)
  • Jake Reynolds: Chicken or Eagle (C) by Sara Leach (Desolation Sound)
  • Jake Reynolds: Against the Tide (C) by Sara Leach (Desolation Sound)
  • The Whale’s Way (C) by Heather Kellerhals-Stewart (Discovery Islands)
  • Sounds of the Ferry (C) by Sara Leach (Georgia Strait)
  • Archipelago (C) by David Ward (Queen Charlotte Islands)
  • Meeting Miss 405 (C) by Lois Peterson (Sunshine Coast)
  • Starshine at Camp Crescent Moon (C) by Ellen Schwartz (Sunshine Coast)
  • Avalanche Dance (YA) by Ellen Schwartz (Sunshine Coast)

BC Forests

  • Forestry A-Z (C) by Ann Walsh and Kathleen Cook Waldron
  • Skookum Sal, Birling Gal (C) by Heather Kellerhals-Stewart
  • Skookum Sam, Spar Tree Man (C) by Heather Kellerhals-Stewart

BC Mountains

  • Bear on the Train (C) by Julie Lawson
  • Midnight in the Mountains (C) by Julie Lawson and illustrated by Sheena Lott
  • Count Me In (C) by Sara Leach
  • A Mountain Alphabet (C) by Margriet Ruurs
  • Witch’s Fang (YA) by Heather Kellerhals-Stewart
  • Tracker’s Canyon (YA) by Pam Withers

BC Wilderness

  • How Can I Be a Detective If I Have to Baby-sit? (C) by Linda Bailey
  • A Wilderness Passover (C) by Kathleen Cook Waldron and illustrated by Leslie Gould
  • Five Stars for Emily (C) by Kathleen Cook Waldron (near Hope, BC)
  • The Darwin Expedition (YA) by Diane Tullson (near Whistler, BC)

-books suggested by CWILL BC members and compiled by Karen Autio, author of Second Watch (2005), Saara’s Passage (2008), Sabotage (2013), and Kah-Lan the Adventurous Sea Otter (2015),published by Sono Nis Press.

-last updated: April 2022