August 13, 2012

New Releases for Fall 2012

I've spent hours perusing catalogues from Canadian publishers, looking for new releases for my MUST READ pile.  I look for my favourite authors, new books in series, illustrators whose work I adore, and books with just something a little different that grabs my attention.  While not a complete list, the books I've included below are ones for which there will be much anticipation, at least from me.


Picture Books
  • Maggie's Chopsticks by Alan Woo, illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant (Kids Can Press)
  • Mr. King's Things by Geneviève Côté (Kids Can Press)
  • Mr. Zinger's Hat by Cary Fagan, illustrated by Dušan Petričić (Tundra)
Fiction
  • Nobody Knows by Shelley Tanaka (Groundwood Books)
  • Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy (Bloomsbury/Penguin)
Young Adult
  • And Nothing But the Truth by Kit Pearson (HarperCollins) >>> sequel to The Whole Truth reviewed here
  • Encyclopedia of Me by Karen Rivers (Scholastic Canada)
  • Starling by Lesley Livingston (HarperCollins)
  • Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel (HarperCollins Canada) >>> sequel to This Dark Endeavour: The Apprenticeship of Victor of Frankenstein reviewed here
  • Through Indigo's Eyes: Why Two Little Words Mean So Much by Tara Taylor and Lorna Schultz Nicholson (Hay House Visions)
Non-Fiction 
  • Mimi's Village: And How Basic Health Care Transformed it by Kate Smith Milway, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes (Kids Can Press) >>>  part of the CitizenKids series
  • Robbers! True Stories of the World’s Most Notorious Thieves by Andreas Schroeder, illustrated by Rémy Simard (Annick Press)


   
Picture Books 
  • The Big Game by Gilles Tibo, illustrated by Bruno St-Aubin (Scholastic Canada) >>> sequel to Where's My Hockey Sweater? and The Best Goalie Ever
  • A Few Bites by Cybèle Young (Groundwood) >>> sequel to A Few Blocks
  •  Finding Christmas by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Scholastic Canada)
  •  Goodnight, Canada by Andrea Beck (Scholastic Canada)
  • I'm Bored by Michael Ian Black, illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Simon & Schuster)
  •  Last Leaf First Snowflake to Fall by Leo Yerxa (Groundwood)
  •  Toads on Toast by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Colin Jack (Kids Can Press)
  •  Wishes by Jean Little, illustrated by Geneviève Côté (Scholastic Canada)
Graphic 
  •  Binky Takes Charge by Ashley Spires (Kids Can Press) >>> sequel to Binky the Space Cat, Binky to the Rescue, Binky Under Pressure reviewed here
  •  The Captive Prince by Scott Chantler (Kids Can Press) >>> third book in Three Thieves series
Fiction 
  • Bookweirdest by Paul Glennon (Random House) >>> sequel to Bookweird and Bookweirder 
  • The Boy in the Box by Cary Fagan (Puffin)
  • Breakaway by Maureen Ulrich (Coteau) 
  • Hunter by Eric Walters (Orca) >>> sequel to Catboy
  • I am Canada: A Call to Battle, War of 1812, Alexander MacKay, Upper Canada 1812 by Gillian Chan (Scholastic Canada)
  • Little Jane Silver and the Nameless Isle by Adira Rotstein (Dundurn) >>> sequel to Little Jane Silver reviewed here
  • My Name is Parvana by Deborah Ellis (Groundwood Books) >>> sequel to The Breadwinner Trilogy
  • Nobody's Dog by Ria Voros (Scholastic Canada) 
  • The One Spooky Night by Dan Bar-el, illustrated by David Huyck (Kids Can Press)
  • One Year in Coal Harbour by Polly Horvath (Groundwood) >>> sequel to Everything on a Waffle
  • Outlaw in India by Philip Roy (Ronsdale Press) >>> reviewed here; fifth book in the Submarine Outlaw series;  Ghosts of the Pacific (#4) reviewed here
  • The Piper of Shadonia by Linda Smith (Coteau) >>>  reviewed here
  • The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielsen (Tundra)
  • A Sea of Sorrows: The Typhus Epidemic of Johanna Leary, Canada East 1847 by Norah McClintock (Scholastic Canada) >>> Dear Canada volume on escaping the Irish Potato Famine
  • A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag by Gordon Korman (Scholastic Canada)
  • Shade and the Sorceress: The Last Days of Ti Dian by Catherine Egan (Coteau)
  • Time Flies When You're Chasing Spies: A Halifax Mystery by Allison Mahar (Nimbus)
  • Ungifted by Gordon Korman (Scholastic Canada)
Young Adult 
  • Bright's Light by Susan Juby (HarperTrophy Canada)
  • The Darkest Corner of the Universe by Urve Tamberg (Dancing Cat Books) >>> WW2 historical fiction
  • I'll Be Home Soon by Luanne Armstrong (Ronsdale Press) >>>  reviewed here 
  • Live to Tell by Lisa Harrington (Dancing Cat Books)
  • My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt (Groundwood Books) >>> verse novel
  • Not With a Bang by Gail Sidonie Sobat (Magpie)
  • Pieces of Me by Darlene Ryan (Orca) 
  • Rebel Heart (Dustlands 2) by Moira Young (Random House) >>> sequel to Blood Red Road reviewed here
  • Redwing by Holly Bennett (Orca)
  • Yesterday by C. K. Kelly Martin (Random House)
  • (You) Set Me On Fire by Mariko Tamaki (Razorbill)
Non-Fiction
  • A Long Way from Home by Alice Walsh (Second Story Press) >>> about those stranded in Gander, Newfoundland on 9/11


Picture Books 
  • Checkers and Dot by J. Torres, illustrated by J. Lum (Tundra) 
  • Checkers and Dot at the Zoo by J. Torres, illustrated by J. Lum (Tundra) 
  • A Good Trade by Alma Fullerton, illustrated by Karen Patkau (Pajama Press) >>> a special story about a special day for a boy in a Ugandan village
  • Lumpito and the Painter from Spain by Monica Kulling, illustrated by Dean Griffiths (Pajama Press) >>> based on the true story of Pablo Picasso's special relationship with a dachshund
  • Miss Mousie's Blind Date by Tim Beiser, illustrated by Rachel Berman (Tundra) >>> from team that brought us Bradley McGogg, The Very Fine Frog  
  • Murilla Gorilla by Jennifer Lloyd, illustrated by Jacqui Lee (Simply Read Books)
  • Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas by Mélanie Watt (Kids Can Press) >>> fifth book in the Scaredy Squirrel series
  • That Night's Train Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault (Groundwood)
  • Uncle Wally's Old Brown Shoe by Wallace Edwards (Orca) >>> more hidden objects and meanings from the master
Fiction
  • Neil Flambé and the Tokyo Treasure by Kevin Sylvester (Simon & Schuster) >>> fourth book in the award-winning Neil Flambé series; Neil Flambé and the Crusader's Curse reviewed here
  • Secret of the Village Fool by Rebecca Upjohn, illustrated by Renée Benoit (Second Story Press)
  • Becoming Holmes: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Final Case by Shane Peacock (Tundra) >>> the sixth and final book in The Boy Sherlock Holmes series; The Dragon Turn (#5) reviewed here
  • Seven: The Series   (Orca) >>> introduced here
  1. Between Heaven and Earth by Eric Walters
  2. Lost Cause by John Wilson
  3. Jump Cut by Ted Staunton
  4. Ink Me by Richard Scrimger
  5. Close to the Heel by Norah McClintock
  6. Devil's Pass by Sigmund Brouwer
  7. The Last Message by Shane Peacock




 
Young Adult
  • I, Witness by Norah McClintock, illustrated by Mike Deas (Orca) >>> graphic thriller
  • The Lewton Experiment by Rachel Sa (Tradewind)
  • Oracle by Alex Van Tol (Orca)
  • Shallow Grave by Alex Van Tol (Orca)
  • Three Little Words by Sarah N. Harvey (Orca)
Non-Fiction
  • Going Up: Elisha Otis's Trip to the Top by Monica Kulling, illustrated by David Parkins (Tundra) >>> part to Great Ideas Seried, In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps It Up reviewed here
  • The Hunting of the Snark, Illustrated by Oleg Lipchenko (Tundra) >>> new illustrated version of Lewis Carroll's story
  • One Step at a Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way by Marsha Skrypuch (Pajama Press) >>> sequel to Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue from War reviewed here
  • The Quiz Book for Spies by Helaine Becker (Scholastic Canada)
  • Rescuing the Children: The Story of the Kindertransport by Deborah Hodge (Tundra)






 
Picture Books
  • Dreamboats by Dan Bar-el, illustrated by Kirsti Anne Wakelin (Simply Read Books)
  • Emily and the Mighty Om by Sarah Lolley, illustrated by Sleepless Kao (Simply Read Books) 
  Young Adult
  • The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress (Dial, Penguin)
  • The Geomancer's Compass by Melissa Hardy (Tundra) >>> futuristic setting






  • Anna May's Cloak by Christianne Cicioli, illustrated by Susan Pearson (Simply Read Books)
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I wish I could post an image of every book listed and even all those set for fall release dates but, as always, there are too many books, too little time, and too little money to purchase all these books.  Special thanks to Pajama Press, Ronsdale Press, Raincoast Books (including Simply Read Books), Coteau Books, Orca Books, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Scholastic Canada who have been very generous in sharing copies of their books with me.

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