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The bestselling Canadian books for the week of March 28-April 3, 2021

Bestseller lists are compiled by Bookmanager using weekly sales stats from over 260 Canadian independent stores.

Here are the bestselling Canadian books for March 28-April 3, 2021.

Bestseller lists are compiled by Bookmanager using weekly sales stats from over 260 Canadian independent stores.

Canadian fiction | Canadian nonfiction | Canadian kids

Canadian fiction

Joshua Whitehead is the author of Jonny Appleseed. (Submitted by Joshua Whitehead/CBC)

Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead is the #1 Canadian fiction book this week.

Jonny Appleseed, championed by actor Devery Jacobs, won Canada Reads 2021. It is the first book by an Indigenous author to accomplish the feat. The debut novel by Whitehead is a coming-of-age story about a two-spirit person named Jonny trying to put his life back together following the death of his stepfather.

The book was previously on the longlist for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction and the Amazon Canada First Novel Award. It also won the Lambda Literary Award for gay fiction.

See the full Canadian fiction list below.

  1. Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead
  2. Return of the Trickster by Eden Robinson
  3. Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi
  4. A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson
  5. How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa
  6. Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots
  7. The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk
  8. The Push by Ashley Audrain
  9. Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
  10. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

Canadian nonfiction

Values is a book by Mark Carney. (Signal, Chris Young/Canadian Press)

Values by the former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney is the #1 Canadian nonfiction book this week.

In Values, Carney looks at the "fault lines" that divide contemporary society — racial, geographical, cultural and economic — and argues that they all stem from the same thing: a crisis of values. Carney offers a vision of a better world, and a map toward getting there.

 See the full Canadian nonfiction list below.

  1. Values by Mark Carney
  2. Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe by Dr. Bonnie Henry & Lynn Henry
  3. Not on My Watch by Alexandra Morton
  4. Two Trees Make a Forest by Jessica J. Lee
  5. 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph
  6. Crossroads by Kaleb Dahlgren
  7. Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson
  8. The Bedside Book of Birds by Graeme Gibson
  9. From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle
  10. The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole

Canadian kids

Cherie Dimaline is the author of The Marrow Thieves. (Peter Power/CBC, Dancing Cat Books)

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline is the #1 Canadian kids book this week.

In the dystopian world of The Marrow Thieves, climate change has ravaged the Earth and a continent-wide hunt and slaughter of Indigenous people is underway. Wanted for their bone marrow, which contains the lost ability to dream, a group of Indigenous people seek refuge in the old lands. 

See the full Canadian kids book list below.

  1. The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
  2. The Barren Grounds by David A. Robertson
  3. How to Change Everything by Naomi Klein, with Rebecca Stefoff   
  4. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
  5. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw
  6. Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel
  7. Bloom by Kenneth Oppel
  8. Something's Wrong! by Jory John, illustrated by Erin Kraan
  9. The Barnabus Project by the Fan Brothers 
  10. You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Danielle Daniel

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