It’s a new grade at school and 11-year-old Beatrice “Booky” Thomson (Rachel Marcus) and her friends have suddenly noticed that boys are interesting. And for Booky, the new boy she’s tutoring, Georgie Dunlop (Connor Price), holds special allure. When her teacher Mr. Spencer (Albert Schultz) announces an upcoming dance, it’s all she can do to contain her infatuation. Booky’s loving and sensible mom Francie (Megan Follows) guides her gently through her first crush while managing to rekindle her own romance with Booky’s hardworking father Thomas (Stuart Hughes).
Set in Toronto during the 1930s, the family film is based on the “Booky” novels by Bernice Thurman Hunter who had her first book published in 1981, when she was a grandmother.