December 30, 2012

New Releases for Winter & Spring 2013

Ring out those bells!
Swing those clackers!
Blow those foofuzzlers!
Clap those knackers!
2013 is almost here!

And Canadian authors, illustrators and publishers have been busily writing, illustrating, printing, designing and marketing for a new season of #youngCanLit.  Below I've compiled a list of upcoming books that readers might want to add to their calendars, just to begin the anticipation.  Lots of great picture books, fiction, young adult and non-fiction titles to which we can look forward.

Setting the clocks now for ...

Picture Books
  • Cat Comes Too by Hazel Hutchins, illustrated by Gosia Mosz (Annick)  
  • Dog Comes Too by Hazel Hutchins, illustrated by Gosia Mosz (Annick)  
  • Gabby by Joyce Grant, illustrated by Jan Dolby (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)  
  • Little Jack Horner Live from the Corner by Helaine Becker (Scholastic Canada)  
  • My Friend Henry by Phillipe Beha (Scholastic Canada)  
  • What the Snakes Wrote by Hazel Hutchins, illustrated by Tina Holdcroft (Annick)  
  • When I Was Eight by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard (Annick)

  • The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles de Lint, illustrated by Charles Vess (Little, Brown / Hachette)
  • Hideout by Gordon Korman (Scholastic Canada) --> sequel to Showdown
  • The Hunt for the Panther by Rachelle Delaney, Gerald Guerlais (Puffin Canada)--> The Ship of Lost Souls #3 
  • If the Shoe Fits by Sarah Mlynowski (Scholastic Canada) --> Whatever After #2
  • The Metro Dogs of Moscow by Rachelle Delaney (Puffin Canada)
  • Storm the Fortress, The Siege of Quebec, William Jenkins, New France, 1759 by Maxine Trottier (Scholastic Canada) --> I Am Canada series

Young Adult
  • Blood Prophecy by Alyxandra Harvey (Bloomsbury US) --> The Drake Chronicles #6  
  • The Gypsy King by Maureen Fergus (Razorbill)
  • Old Man by David A. Poulsen (Dundurn)
  • Power Play by Eric Walters (HarperCollins)  
  • War Brothers: The Graphic Novel by Sharon E. McKay and Daniel Lafrance (Annick)

  • The Arab World Thought of it: Inventions, Innovations and Amazing Facts by Saima Hussain (Annick)
  • Bones Never Lie: How Forensics Helps Solve History's Mysteries by Elizabeth MacLeod (Annick)
  • Follow Your Money: Who Gets It, Who Spends It, Where Does It Go? by Kevin Sylvester and Michael Hlinka (Annick) 
  • Native Americans: A Visual Exploration by S. Paleja and Kevin Loring (Annick)
  • Saving Lives & Changing Hearts: Animal Sanctuaries and Rescue Centres by Rob Laidlaw (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
  • Showtime: Meet the People Behind the Scenes by Kevin Sylvester (Annick)
  • Ten Plants That Shook the World by Gillian Richardson and Kim Rosen (Annick)

Picture Books
  • Seeing Red by Robert Munsch (Scholastic Canada) 
  • Welcome, Baby by Barbara Reid (Scholastic Canada)  
  • The Magnificent Tree by Nick Bland (Scholastic Canada)

  • Athlete vs. Mathlete by W. C. Mack (Scholastic Canada) 
  • Cursed by the Sea God by Patrick Bowman (Ronsdale Press) --> Odyssey of a Slave, Book II; sequel to Torn from Troy 
  • Days That End in Y by Vikki VanSickle (Scholastic Canada) --> sequel to Words that Start with B and Love is a Four-Letter Word
  • Hannah & the Salish Sea by Carol Anne Shaw (Ronsdale Press) - -> sequel to Hannah and the Spindle Whorl
  • Pieces of the Past: The Holocaust Diary of Rose Rabinowitz, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1948 by Carol Matas (Scholastic Canada) --> Dear Canada series
  • Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff by Robert Paul Weston (Puffin Canada) 
  • Real Mermaids Don't Need High Heels by Hélène Boudreau (Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky) --> Real Mermaids series #3
  • Shadow Girl by Patricia Morrison (Tundra)
  • Still at War by Jean Booker (Scholastic Canada)
  • A Taste of Heaven by Meg Tilley (Puffin Canada) 
Young Adult
  • An Infidel in Paradise by S.J. Laidlaw (Tundra)
  • Millions for a Song by Andre Vanasse and Susan Ouriou (Red Deer Press)  
  • Nix Minus One by Jill MacLean (Pajama Press) 
  • Shards and Ashes co-edited by Kelley Armstrong and Melissa Mar (HarperCollins)
    • Where do You Look? by Marthe Jocelyn and Nell Jocelyn (Tundra)

    Picture Books
    • Circles of Round by Signe Sturup and Winnie Ma (Simply Read Books) 
    • The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten by Maureen Fergus and Mike Lowery (Kids Can Press)
    • Franklin and the Gecko Games by Harry Endrulat (Kids Can Press) - -> a whole series of new Franklin books 
    • I Dare You Not to Yawn by Hélène Boudreau and Serge Bloch (Candlewick)
    • In Lucia's Neighborhood by Pat Shewchuk and Marek Colek (Kids Can Press) 
    • Mister Dash and the Cupcake Calamity by Monica Kulling (Tundra) --> sequel to Merci Mister Dash!
    • Willow Finds a Way by Lana Button, illustrated by Tania Howells (Kids Can Press) - - > sequel to Willow's Whispers
    • The Beggar King by Michelle Barker (Thistledown Press)
    • Cat Found by Ingrid Lee (Scholastic Canada) 
    • Danny Who Fell in a Hole by Cary Fagan (Groundwood) 
    • FaceSpace by Adrian Chamberlain (Orca)
    • Jasper John Dooley: Left Behind by Caroline Adderson and Ben Clanton (Kids Can Press)
    • A Narrow Escape by Jessica Scott Kerrin (Kids Can Press)
    • The New Normal by Ashley Little (Orca)
    • The Phantom's Gold by Eric Murphy (Cormorant)
    • Record Breaker by Robin Stevenson (Orca)
    • Vanish by Karen Spafford-Fitz (Orca)
    • Zomboy: A Novel by Richard Scrimger (HarperCollins Canada)
      Young Adult  
      • The Color of Silence by Liane Shaw (Second Story Press) 
      • Every Never After by Lesley Livingston (Razorbill) 
      • Living With the Hawk by Robert Currie (Thistledown)  
      • Not a Chance by Michelle Mulder (Orca)  
      • Quicksilver by R. J. Anderson (Lerner Publishing Group) 
      • The Silent Summer of Kyle McGinley by Jan Andrews (Great Plains Teen Fiction) 
      • Truths I Learned from Sam by Kristen Butcher (Dundurn)
      • Beyond the Moongate: True Stories of 1920s China by Elizabeth Quan (Tundra)
      • Games of Survival: Traditional Inuit Games for Elementary Students by Johnny Issaluk and Ed Maruyama (Inhabit Media)
      • The Last Train: A Holocaust Story by Rona Arato (Owlkids)
      • Roll On: Rick Hansen Wheels Around the World by Ainslie Manson, illustrated by Ron Lightburn  (D & M Publishers, Greystone Books)

      Picture Books 
      • Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Melanie Watt (Kids Can Press)
      • Hoogie in the Middle by Stephanie McLellan and Dean Griffiths (Pajama Press)
      • In the Tree House by Andrew Larsen and Dušan Petričić (Kids Can Press)
      • Little You by Richard Van Camp and Julie Flett (Orca)
      • A Long Way Away by Frank Viva (HarperCollins)
      • Mr. Flux by Kyo Maclear and Matte Stephens (Kids Can Press)
      • Nana's Summer Surprise by Heather Hartt-Sussman (Tundra)
      • Oy, Feh, So? by Cary Fagan (Groundwood)
      • What's Going on at the Time Tonight? by Gerald Mercer (Nimbus)
      • Wild Berries by Julie Flett (Simply Read Books)
      • The Awesome, Almost 100% True Adventures of Matt and Craz by Alan Silberberg (Simon & Schuster Canada) 
      • Brovko's Amazing Journey by Larry Warwaruk (Coteau)  
      • Evangeline for Young Readers by Hélène Boudreau (Nimbus)   
      • The Further Adventures of Jack Lime by James Leck (Kids Can Press) 
      • It's Not About the Ball! by Veronika Martenova Charles (Tundra) 
      • It's Not About the Beanstalk! by Veronika Martenova Charles (Tundra) 
      • It's Not About the Diamonds! by Veronika Martenova Charles (Tundra) 
      • It's Not About the Straw! by Veronika Martenova Charles (Tundra) 
      • It's Not About the Tiny Girl! by Veronika Martenova Charles (Tundra)
      • Lauren Yanofsky Hates the Holocaust by Leanne Lieberman (Orca)  
      • Molly's Promise by Sylvia Olsen (Orca)
      • Poser by Alison Hughes (Orca
      • The Sinking of the Wiley Bean by Margaret J. McMaster (Mansbridge Dunn) --> Book 5 of the Babysitter Out of Control! series  
      • Stolen by John Wilson (Orca)  
      • Taking the Reins by Dayle Gaetz (Coteau)
      • Touch by Kim Firmston (Lorimer)
      Young Adult
      • Allegra by Shelley Hrdlitschka (Orca)
      • Below by Jason Chabot (HarperCollins Canada)--> Broken Sky Chronicles Volume 1
      • Break Point by Kate Jaimet (Orca)
      • Caching In by Kristin Butcher (Orca)
      • Damage by Robin Stevenson (Orca)
      • Deadly by Sarah N. Harvey (Orca)
      • The Fall by Colleen Nelson (Great Plains Teen Fiction)
      • Hurricane Heat by Steven Barwin (Orca)
      • Night Terrors by Sean Rodman (Orca)
      • The Rising by Kelley Armstrong (Doubleday Canada) --> Darkness Rising trilogy Book 3
      • Tagged by Eric Walters (Orca)
      • Whatever Doesn't Kill You by Elizabeth Wennick (Orca)
      • When We Were Good by Suzanne Sutherland (Three O'Clock Press)
      • And the Winner Is ... Amazing Animal Athletes by Etta Kaner and David Anderson (Kids Can Press)
      • Down To Earth: How Kids Help Feed the World by Nikki Tate (Orca)
      • Pedal It!: How Bicycles are Changing the World by Michelle Mulder (Orca)
      • Planet Ark: Preserving Earth’s Biodiversity by Adrienne Mason and Margot Thompson (Kids Can Press)
      • Pterosaur Trouble by Daniel Loxton and Jim WW Smith (Kids Can Press)
      • What is the Pink Triangle? by Ken Setterington (Second Story Press)
      • When Children Play: The Story of Right to Play by Gina McMurchy-Barber (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
      • Weird Zone: Sports by Maria Birmingham (Owlkids)

      Picture Books
        • The Best Gifts by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch and Elly McKay (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
        • The Best Thing about Kindergarten by Jennifer Lloyd and Qin Leng (Simply Read Books)
        • Checkers and Dot at the Beach by J. Torres (Tundra)
        • Checkers and Dot on the Farm by J. Torres (Tundra)
        • Community Soup by Alma Fullerton (Pajama Press)
        • Dream Boats by Dan Bar-el and Kirsti Anne Wakelin (Simply Read Books)
        • The First Flute by David Bouchard and Don Oelze (Red Deer Press)
        • How To by Julie Morstad (Simply Read Books)
        • Murilla Gorilla, Jungle Detective by Jennifer Lloyd and Jacqui Lee (Simply Read Books)
        • Nala's Magical Mitsiaq by Jennifer Noah and Qin Leng (Inhabit Media)
        • Skink on the Brink by Lisa Dalrymple and Suzanne Del Rizzo (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
        • The Great Garage Sale by Marilyn Helmer and Mike Deas (Orca)
        • Justine McKeen, Eat Your Beets by Sigmund Brouwer and Dave Whamond (Orca)
        • Loki's Wolves by Kelley Armstrong and Melissa Mar  (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
        • Objects in Mirror by Tudor Robins (Red Deer Press)
        • Power of Harmony by Jan Coates (Red Deer Press)
        Young Adult
        • Burning from the Inside by Christine Walde (Dancing Cat Books)
        • Dying to Go Viral by Sylvia McNicoll (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
        • Just Beneath My Skin by Darren Greer (Dancing Cat Books)
        • The Lake and the Library by S. M. Beiko (ECW Press)
        • The Throne by Beth Goobie (Red Deer Press)
        • Righting Canada's Wrongs: The Komagata Maru and Canada's Anti-Indian Immigration Policies in the Twentieth Century by Pamela Hickman and Gola Taraschi-Carr (Lorimer)

        Picture Books
        • King Pig by Nick Bland (Scholastic Canada)
        • Summer Days, Starry Nights by Vikki VanSickle (Scholastic Canada)
        Young Adult
        • Deadly Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock (Katherine Tegen Books)--> sequel to Hemlock

        Picture Books
        • Noni is Nervous by Heather Hartt-Sussmann (Tundra Books)
        • Emily and the Mighty Om by Sarah Lolley and Sleepless Kao (Simply Read Books)
        • Beautiful Goodbye by Nancy Runstedler (Dundurn)
        • Smokescreen by Nancy Hartry (Tundra Books)

        Young Adult
        • Undercurrent by Paul Blackwell (Doubleday Canada)
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        nota bene
        I know that:
        1. I will add any titles that I missed in this listing;
        2. I will be amending this list over the next couple of months as release dates change;
        3. the titles listed for release in June and July are seriously incomplete; a mid-2013 post of new releases for the summer and fall of 2013 will update these lists. 
        Until that time,
        look for these books in your local bookstores in 2013.
        Happy New Year!
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