June 05, 2013

New Summer and Fall Releases for 2013

These posts I do for upcoming releases always garner tons of attention and page views.  Seems everyone wants to know if their favourite youngCanLit author or illustrator has a new volume coming out.  No one wants to miss out on anything, apparently.  I suspect that there are quite a few of us with complete collections of particular authors' or illustrators' works on our shelves.  And rightly so!

Before I start listing those titles that are slated for release during the summer and fall, let me clarify that some books may be available before the public releases listed here.  For example, tomorrow, June 6th, Adrienne Kress is having a book launch for her newest book, Outcast, which Lesley Livingston, author of the Wondrous Strange series, calls,  
"a refreshingly different take on angel mythology with a funny, gutsy, shotgun-toting heroine and a rivetingly sexy hero. Set in an eerie deep south town, OUTCAST is a spooky, spirited, compulsively readable story—charged with wit, wisdom, and bittersweet romance."
Definitely a book on my radar.  But below, you will see Outcast listed as a July release.  After catalogues go to print, sometimes release dates change, earlier or later, or have multiple release dates, with launches in between.  So, please accept the dates provided below for releases as approximate, based on information available when posted.

Enjoy creating your own TBR (to be read) lists.

Picture Books
  • Anna Carries the Water by Olive Senior, Illus. by Laura James (Tradewind Books)
  • The Best Thing about Kindergarten by Jennifer Lloyd, Illus. by Qin Leng (Simply Read Books)
  • From the Lands of the Night by Tololwa Mollel, Illus. by Darrell McCalla (Red Deer Press)
  • King Pig by Nick Bland (Scholastic Canada)
  • Pakwa Che Menisu by Julie Flett (Simple Read Books) >>> in the Cree language

  • The Power of Harmony: A Novel by Jan L. Coates (Red Deer Press)
  • Summer Days, Starry Nights by Vikki VanSickle (Scholastic Canada)

Young Adult
  • Burning from the Inside by Christine Walde (Dancing Cat Books)
  • Compliance by Maureen McGowan (Skyscape) >>> The Dust Chronicles, Book Two; sequel to Deviants
  • The Outbreaker's Shadow by Amy McCulloch (Doubleday Canada/Random House)
  • Running on Empty by Don Aker (HarperCollins)


Picture Books
  • Emily and the Mighty Om by Sarah Lolley and Sleepless Kao (Simply Read Books)
  • Kenta and the Big Wave by Ruth Ohi (Annick Press)
  • Noni is Nervous by Heather Hartt-Sussmann (Tundra) >>> follow-up to Noni Says No

  • Beautiful Goodbye by Nancy Runstedler (Dundurn) 
  • Smokescreen by Nancy Hartry (Tundra)
  • So Much Potential by Margaret J. McMaster (Mansbridge Dunn) 

Young Adult
  • The Feros by Wesley King (Razorbill) >>  sequel to Red Maple award-winning The Vindico
  • Membrane by Carol Moreira (Fierce Ink Press) 
  • Outcast by Adrienne Kress (Diversion Books)
  • Undercurrent by Paul Blackwell (Doubleday)

  • Before the World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science by Claire Eamer (Annick)
  • Freaking Out: Real-Life Stories about Anxiety by Polly Wells (Annick)
  • It's a Feudal, Feudal World: A Different Medieval History by Stephen Shapiro, Illus. by Ross Kinnaird (Annick)

Picture Books
  • Big Top Otto by Bill Slavin (Kids Can Press) >>> Big City Otto returns!
  • Black and Bittern was Night by Robert Heidbreder (Kids Can Press)
  • Boy Meets Dog by Valerie Wyatt (Kids Can Press)
  • The Man with the Violin by Kathy Stinson, Illus. by Dušan Petričić (Annick)
  • Once Upon a Northern Night by Jean E. Pendziwol, Illus. by Isabelle Arsenault (Groundwood)
  • Read Me a Story, Stella by Marie-Louise Gay (Groundwood) >>> newest Stella and Sam story
  • Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween by Mélanie Watt (Kids Can Press)
  • Tweezle Into Everything by Stephanie McLellan, Illus. by Dean Griffiths (Pajama Press)
  • Fortuna by Nicholas Maes (Dundurn)
  • Healing the Bruises by Lori Morgan (Formac)
  • The Hypnotists by Gordon Korman (Scholastic) >>> new series
  • Jane, the Fox and Me by Fanny Britt, Illus. by Isabelle Arsenault, Trans. by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou (Groundwood) >>> graphic novel
  • Kid Soldier by Jennifer Maruno (Dundurn) 
  • Lilly Babysits her Brother by Brenda Bellingham  (Formac)
  • Morgan on Ice by Ted Staunton, Illus. by Bill Slavin (Formac)
  • The Spotted Dog Last Seen by Jessica Scott Kerrin (Groundwood)
  • Striker by David Skuy (Lorimer)

Young Adult
  • Creeps by Darren Hynes (Penguin Canada)
  • Descendant: A Starling Novel by Lesley Livingston (HarperCollins Canada) >>> sequel to Starling
  • Graffiti Knight by Karen Bass (Pajama Press)
  • The Night Wanderer: The Graphic Novel by Drew Hayden Taylor, Illus. by Mike Wyatt (Annick)
  • Picture Me by Lori Weber (Lorimer)
  • Pure Fake by Beverly Scudamore (Lorimer)
  • Rush by Eve Silver (Katherine Tegen Books) >>> The Game, Book 1
  • The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten (Doubleday)

    • Chitchat: Celebrating the World's Languages by Jude Isabella (Kids Can Press)
    • History of Just about Everything by Elizabeth Macleod (Kids Can Press)
    • Learn to Speak Film: a Guide to Creating, Promoting, and Screening Your Movies by Michael Glassbourg (Owlkids)
    • Making Contact: Marconi Does Wirelesss by Monica Kulling, Illus. by Richard Rudnicki (Tundra)
    • Pandemic Survival by Ann Love (Tundra)
    • The Road to Afghanistan by Linda Granfield (Scholastic Canada) 

    Picture Books
    • Binky: License to Scratch by Ashley Spires (Kids Can Press) >>> final book in this graphic series
    • The Camel in the Sun by Griffin Ondaatje, Illus. by Linda Wolfsgruber (Groundwood)
    • Fox and Squirrel by Ruth Ohi (Scholastic)
    • Gabby: Drama Queen by Joyce Grant, Illus. by Jan Dolby (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) >>> sequel to Gabby
    • Itty Bitty Bits by Anita Daher, Illus. by Wendy Bailey (Peanut Butter Press)
    • A Hero Named Howe by Mike Leonetti (Scholastic Canada)
    • My Name is Blessing by Eric Walters (Tundra)
    • Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That by Victoria Allenby, Illus. by Tara Anderson (Pajama Press)
    • Oddrey and the New Kids by Dave Whamond (Owlkids) >>> sequel to Oddrey
    • The Raven and the Loon by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, Illus. by Kim Smith (Inhabit Media)
    • Singily Skipping Along by Sheree Fitch, Illus. by Deanne Fitzpatrick (Nimbus)
    • Sizing Up Winter by Lizann Flatt (Owlkids)
    • Swamp Water by Robert Munsch (Scholastic Canada)
    • Ten Birds Meet a Monster by Cybèle Young (Kids Can Press)
    • The Unkindness of Ravens by J Torres (Kids Can Press)
    • Up the Creek by Nicholas Oldland (Kids Can Press)
    • When Mama Goes to Work by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Illus. by Jessica Phillips (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
    • Whimsy’s Heavy Things by Julie Kraulis (Tundra)

    • Curse of the Dream Witch by Allan Stratton (Scholastic)
    • Death of a King by Andrew H. Vanderwal (Tundra)
    • Flying With a Broken Wing by Laura Best (Nimbus)
    • Home Ice Advantage by Tom Earle (HarperCollins Canada)
    • I am Canada: Fire in the Sky by David Ward (Scholastic Canada)
    • The Opposite of Geek by Ria Voros (Scholastic)
    • Search and Rescue: Powderhounds by Heather Kellerhals-Stewart (Lorimer)
    • Seas of South Africa by Philip Roy (Ronsdale) >>> Book 6 in Submarine Outlaw series
    • Touched by Fire by Irene N. Watts (Tundra)
    • Ultra by David Carrol (Scholastic Canada)

    Young Adult
    • Apparition by Gail Gallant (Doubleday Canada)
    • Baygirl by Heather Smith (Orca Book Publishers)
    • Destination Human by K. L. Denman (Orca Book Publishers)
    • Jeremy Stone by Lesley Choyce (Red Deer Press)
    • Lily and Taylor by Elise Moser (Groundwood)
    • Little Red Lies by Julie Johnston (Tundra)
    • My Side by Norah McClintock (Orca Book Publishers)
    • The Night Has Claws by Kat Kruger (Fierce Ink Press)
    • Nothing Man and the Purple Zero by Richard Scarsbrook (Dancing Cat Books)
    • Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl by Emily Pohl-Weary (Razorbill)
    • Rachel’s Promise by Shelly Sanders (Second Story Press)
    • So Much It Hurts by Monique Polak (Orca Book Publishers)
    • Tampered by Michele Martin Bossley (Orca Book Publishers)
    • Thornhill by Kathleen Peacock (Katherine Tegen Books) >>> sequel to Hemlock
    • The Tree of Story by Thomas Wiarton (Doubleday)
    • The Unmaking: The Last Days of Tian Di, Book Two by Catherine Egan (Coteau)
    • Until Today by Pam Fluttert (Second Story Press)
    • Whatever by Ann Walsh (Ronsdale Press)

    • Cat Champions: Caring for Our Feline Friends by Rob Laidlaw (Pajama Press)
    • The Great Bear Sea: Exploring the Marine Life of a Pacific Paradise by Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read (Orca Book Publishers)
    • Is This Panama?A Migration Story by Jan Thornhill (Owlkids)
    • Just So Stories Vol. 1 by Rudyard Kipling, Illus. by Ian Wallace (Groundwood)
    • Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Native American and Aboriginal Young People by Deborah Ellis (Groundwood)
    • Northwest Passage by Stan Rogers, Illus. by Matt James (Groundwood) 
    • Ode to Underwear by Helaine Becker (Scholastic)
    • Phenomenal Female Entrepreneurs by Jill Bryant (Second Story Press)
    • Real Justice: Branded a Baby Killer, The Story of Brenda Waudby and the Notorious Pathologist Dr Charles Smith by Harold Levy (Lorimer)
    • Why Do We Fight? Conflicts, War and Peace by Niki Walker (Owlkids)

    Picture Books
    • The Best Worst Christmas Present Ever by Budge Wilson (Scholastic)
    • Bluenose Adventure by Jacquline Halse, Illus. by Eric Orchard (Formac)
    • Mr. Got to Go, Where Are You by Lois Simmie (Red Deer Press)
    • Never Let You Go by Patricia Storms (Scholastic Canada)
    • The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore, Illus. by Barbara Reid (Scholastic Canada)
    • On a Snowy Night by Jean Little (Scholastic Canada) 
    • Spark by Kallie George, Illus. by Geneviève Coté (Simply Read Books)
    • This Little Hamster by Kass Reich (Orca Book Publishers)

      • Ace's Basement by Ted Staunton (Orca Book Publishers)
      • Attitude by Robin Stevenson (Orca Book Publishers)
      • Cut the Lights by Karen Krossing (Orca Book Publishers)
      • The Dead Kid Detective Agency #2: Dial "M" for Morna by Evan Munday (ECW Press) >>> sequel to Silver Birch-nominated The Dead Kid Detective Agency
      • The Four Seasons of Patrick by Susan Hughes (Red Deer Press)
      • The Great Bike Rescue by Hazel Hutchins (Orca Book Publishers)
      • How to Curse in Hieroglyphics by Lesley Livingston and Jonathan Llyr (Puffin)
      • Panic in Pittsburgh by Roy MacGregor (Tundra)
      • Seconds by Sylvia Taekema (Orca Book Publishers)
      • Tag Team by W. C. Mack (Scholastic)
      • Totally Unrelated by Tom Ryan (Orca Book Publishers)
      • Triggered by Vicki Grant (Orca Book Publishers)

      Young Adult
      • Anywhere But Here by Tanya Lloyd Kyi (Pulse/Simon & Schuster)
      • Audacious by Gabrielle Prendergast (Orca Book Publishers)
      • Crash by Lesley Choyce (Orca Book Publishers)
      • A Fool’s Errand by Maureen Fergus (Razorbill Canada) >> The Gypsy King, Book 2
      • If Only by Becky Citra (Orca Book Publishers)
      • The Rule of Thirds by Chantel Guertin (ECW Press)
      • Sorrow's Knot by Erin Bow (Scholastic Canada)
      • Tag Along by Tom Ryan (Orca Book Publishers)
      • Who I'm Not by Ted Staunton (Orca Book Publishers)

        • Brilliant!: Shining a Light on Sustainable Energy by Michelle Mulder (Orca Book Publishers)
        • Growing Up, Inside and Out by Kira Vermond, Illus. by Carl Chin (Owlkids) 
        • How to Be Alone by Tanya Davis, Illus. by Andrea Dorfman (Harper) >>> based on spoken-word performance on YouTube
        • Lasso the Wind: Aurélia’s Verses and Other Poems by George Elliott Clarke, Illus. by Susan Tooke (Nimbus) >> middle-grade poetry
        • A Maritime Christmas Treasury (Nimbus)
        • Pay It Forward Kids: Small Kids, Big Change by Nancy Runstedler (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
        • Shanghai Escape by Kathy Kacer (Second Story Press)

        Picture Books
        • Out the Window by Cybèle Young (Groundwood)

        • Camp X: Enigma by Eric Walters (Puffin Canada)
        • I am Algonquin: An Algonquin Quest Novel by Rick Revelle (Dundurn)
        • Justine McKeen and the Bird Nerd by Sigmund Brouwer (Orca Book Publishers)
        • Messy Miranda by Jeff Szpirglas (Orca Book Publishers)
        • Pirate Island Treasure by Marilyn Helmer (Orca Book Publishers)

        Young Adult
        • Topspin by Sonya Bates (Orca Book Publishers)

        • Righting Canada's Wrongs: The Komagata Maru and Canada's Anti-Indian Immigration Policies in the Twentieth Century by Pamela Hickman (Lorimer)

        When it comes time for my winter 2013-2014 new releases list, I'm sure that the number of November titles will have increased in numbers substantially.  Look for that list in late October.

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