Recordbooks books have earned the following honours:

— Amelia Bloomer Project List
— American Indian Youth Literature Award, Honorable Mention
— Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens selections
— Junior Library Guild selections
— Red Cedar Book Award, nominee
— Red Maple Book Award, nominee
— Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award, winner
— VOYA Nonfiction Honor List

Recent Reviews


"Historic photos and short chapters promise to make the book palatable for reluctant readers."

—Quill & Quire



"Told in simple language with the aid of a glossary, this story informs and inspires. Reluctant readers and new English speakers who enjoy sports will find plenty of reading enjoyment"

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"Kids who like 'infotainment' will be drawn to this book as it reads like a novel but includes fact boxes, photographs and a glossary."

—CM Magazine


"Adams deepens the story with the historical background of the Great Depression and the team's struggle to find money. Occasional archival photos and boxed inserts add to the clear, readable account"



"Though Queens of the Ice is about a specific hockey team, it is equally a social history that speaks to the economic and gender challenges that women's sports faced."

—CM Magazine

"I would highly recommend this book for literacy collections, classroom libraries, and general libraries."

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"This book is very high interest, low vocab, so even struggling readers will find themselves comfortable with this work."

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"Curriculum Connections: This text lends itself well as a resource for biography research and writing units, supports a character study for sports and Aboriginal heroes, and packs enough action to be a great "book for boys" in a classroom library."

—Canadian Teacher