About Red Diamond Books

Red Diamond Books is the imprint of a publishing partnership established to bring to market entertaining and educational books for children.

We feature books written by Ainslie Manson, illustrated by several highly regarded artists, all produced with the assistance of professional editors and designers. Our list will be comprised of books about Canadian history and exploration, books about children mastering disabilities, and tales of domestic and wild animals. Our emphasis is on high quality literature that will encourage children to read books for pleasure and learning.

Our aim is that all Red Diamond releases will be ‘tree free" books and will be printed in Canada.

At this time we are unable to receive unsolicited manuscripts.

Latest Release

About this book

ISBN 978-0-9937341-0-6
Written by Ainslie Manson: Illustrated by Mary Baker

The adventures of Susanna who finds a giraffe that has escaped from captivity to Canada’s west coast. She treats her as a pet until she realizes that the animal must be returned home to Africa. The harrowing voyage back to Africa ends as Geranium is reunited with her herd.

This 40 page 9”x10.75” book is bound in Hardcover, with end pages illustrated with maps showing Geranium’s voyage to Canada and her return to Africa. It ends with fascinating facts about giraffes and their conservation. Engaging writing, lively illustrations, and an attractive dust jacket make its presentation irresistible.

It is printed and bound in Canada by Friesens Printing in Manitoba on 100 lb Matte White with 4 colour process throughout. The hardcover is done in 100 lb Gloss C1S White over 120pt board with 4 colour process plus matte lamination.

It is priced at $19.95 Cdn

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Our Books

Current List

A Giraffe Called Geranium

Ballerinas Don't Wear Glasses

Leaving the Log House

Mr. McUmphie of Caulfeild Cove

Future Re-issues


The Story of Sir John A. Macdonald's Daughter

House Calls

The True Story of a Pioneeer Doctor

Just Like New


Featured Writers & Illustrators

Ainslie Manson

Mary Baker

Mary Jane Gerber

Dean Griffiths

Janet Stethem

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