LESLEY CHOYCE is a novelist and poet living at Lawrencetown Beach in Nova Scotia. A former grand champion of the Men’s Open Canadian National Surfing Championships, he surfs on the Atlantic coast year-round, along with running a literary publishing house and teaching English at Dalhousie University. He also has a regular nationally-broadcast program on Vision TV called Off the Page with Lesley Choyce. He is the author of more than fifty books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction for adults and children, including Carrie’s Crowd and Go For It Carrie. His writing has earned him several awards, including two Dartmouth Book Awards and the Ann Connor Brimer Award for the Young Adult novel Good Idea Gone Bad. Five of his previous Formac novels have received the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s "Our Choice" Award. The Ottawa Citizen calls him "a national treasure."

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  • Carrie Loses Her Nerve

    Carrie has made a demo tape and wants to sing in her brother's band at an outdoor festival. Ernie lets her sing one song. Full of confidence from her first public performance, Carrie goes off to her first day of school. Sadly, her friends are in another class and the girls in her room make fun of her.
    $14.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 6-9
    Lexile Reading Level: 640
  • Carrie's Camping Adventure

    Carrie says she'll organize everything for a camping trip if only her mother will take her and her brother and their best friends for a first-ever night in the woods.
    $5.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 5-10
  • Carrie's Crowd

    Carrie wants to be part of the cool crowd.
    $14.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 5-10
  • Go For It, Carrie

    More than anything else, Carrie wants to roller-blade.
    $5.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 5-10
  • Falling through the Cracks

    The odds are stacked against Melanie and Trent, who are trying to stay in high school while holding down part-time jobs to survive.
    $16.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 11-16
  • Wrong Time, Wrong Place

    When Corey gets caught opening the boys' washroom window to let smoke out, he's resigned to being called a troublemaker.
    $16.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 11-16
  • Dark End of Dream Street

    Tara's got it made - good grades, cool parent's, a weekend job, and a boyfriend, Ron. Then, quite suddenly, many of the pieces of her perfect life start to crumble, including her stable, happy home.
    $16.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 11-16
  • Wave Watch

    Randy can surf the waves better than anyone else at Lawrencetown.
    $16.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 11-16
  • Skateboard Shakedown

    Gary and his friends spend most of their free time on skateboards. The greater the challenge, the more they like it.
    $16.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 11-16
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