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Kids out for Summer

Summer is here and the kids are out of school! If you are looking for some fun book-themed activities for the young people in your life we’ve gathered together some fun things, from colouring books to middle grade fiction. Check them out below. Activities Granville Island ABC: A Family Adventure By Alison Kelly Illustrated by … Continued

Reading for Canada Day

Fireworks, parades, and picnics are some popular ways Canadians have celebrated July 1st since 1868. While many still celebrate this way, others have begun to look on Canada Day in a different light, especially since the discovery in May 2021 of 215 unmarked graves at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School site. Whether you have … Continued

Indigenous People’s Day

June is National Indigenous History Month, and June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, established to recognize and celebrate the cultures, contributions, history, and futures of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. We feel honoured to have been involved with the publishing of several books by and about Indigenous people over the years. We … Continued

Books for Dad

Father’s Day is just around the corner. Celebrate your father or father figure by sharing with him books that inspire, make him laugh, and to warm his heart. Check out the list below to find the perfect book (or books) to give this year. For Dads who love road trips Adventure Roads of BC’s Northwest … Continued

In memory of Hugh A. Dempsey (1929–2022)

The Heritage House team was sad to hear of the death of Hugh A. Dempsey, on May 24, 2022, in Calgary, Alberta. Hugh was 92 years old, a prolific author of more than twenty books, as well as a dedicated historian and researcher. He will be greatly missed. Hugh was the associate director of the … Continued

Lost on the Prairie nominated for two awards!

Wonderful news! Lost on the Prairie by MaryLou Driedger has been nominated for two awards: Manitoba Book Awards’ Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book and the 2023 MYRCA Sundogs Award. The Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book is presented annually to a Manitoba writer whose first professionally-published English-language book is deemed … Continued

White Raven shortlisted for 2022 Indigenous Voices Awards

The finalists for the fifth annual Indigenous Voices Awards (IVAs) were announced on May 6, 2022, and we are honoured to see White Raven by Teoni Spathelfer and Natassia Davies (illus.) is counted among them! The Indigenous Voices Awards aims to honour the sovereignty of Indigenous creative voices, and support and nurture the work of … Continued

Books for Mom

Celebrate your mother and the motherly figures in your life with the best gifts anyone can receive—books, of course! From heartbreaking to heartwarming, historical to humour, we have you covered, no matter your mom’s go-to reading genre.  Looking for heartwarming and humorous? Try… Home on the Strange: Chronicles of Motherhood, Mayhem, and Matters of the … Continued

Three books longlisted for the First Nation Communities Read Awards

The Ontario Library Service has announced their longlist nominees for the 2022/2023 First Nation Communities Read Awards. We are so excited to share that three Heritage House books have been nominated!  In the Children’s category, both Little Wolf and White Raven have been longlisted. These are the first two books in the Little Wolf series … Continued

Printing Error: Always Pack a Candle

Due to a printing error, a number of copies of Always Pack a Candle by Marion McKinnon Crook were published with missing pages. Heritage House apologises for any inconvenience (or cliffhangers) this may have resulted in. If you have received a copy of Always Pack a Candle with a section of pages missing, please complete … Continued

New Spring 2022 Books

As the days get longer and warmer, the team at Heritage House is looking forward to Spring. We’re delighted to share our forthcoming books with you and can’t wait to have you reading all these incredible stories. Adult Non-Fiction New Guidebooks Books for Young Readers   Banner flowers by Vecteezy

Season’s Readings

Heritage House Publishing wishes you and your loved ones a festive holiday season and a happy new year!