August 28, 2013

New Releases for Fall 2013

If you thought your Must-Read pile was already towering, you might not want to check out this list of upcoming releases.  The tower will just become even more precarious. But if you're looking for more great #youngCanLit, there's lots coming.

As always, 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 the following publishers for generously sharing copies of their books with me:
  • Pajama Press
  • Groundwood Books
  • Fitzhenry & Whiteside (Red Deer Press, Inhabit Media, Fifth House)
  • Penguin Canada (Puffin, Razorbill)
  • Ronsdale Press
  • Annick Press
  • ECW Press
  • Fierce Ink Press
  • Scholastic Canada
  • Coteau Books
  • Random House (Doubleday, Tundra Books)
  • Orca Book Publishers
  • Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
  • Second Story Press
  • Dundurn 
  • Great Plains
  • Owlkids 
  • James Lorimer
Thanks are also extended to those many authors who have made a special effort to get me copies of their own books, including Monica Kulling, Maureen McGowan, Cheryl Rainfield, Vikki VanSickle, Margaret McMaster and Adira Rotstein.

Apologies to any one whom I've missed in thanking.  You are all grand!


Picture Books
  • Anna May's Cloak by Christiane Cicioli, illus. by Susan Pearson (Simply Read Books)
  • Big Top Otto by Bill Slavin (Kids Can Press)
  • Black and Bittern was Night by Robert Heidbreder, illus. by John Martz (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 Press)
  • Mr. King's Castle by Geneviève Côté (Kids Can Press)
  • Once Upon a Northern Night by Jean E. Pendziwol, illus. by Isabelle Arsenault (Groundwood Books) Reviewed here
  • The Pocket Mommy by Rachel Eugster (Tundra) 
  • The Road to Afghanistan by Linda Granfield, illus. by Brian Deines (North Winds Press)
  • Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween by Melanie Watts (Kids Can Press) 
  • Tweezle into Everything by Stephanie McLellan, illus. by Dean Griffiths (Pajama Press) Reviewed Here

  • Fortuna by Nicholas Maes (Dundurn)
  • The Hypnotists by Gordon Korman (Scholastic Canada)
  • Spit Feathers by Jessica Scott Kerrin (Kids Can Press) >> The Lobster Chronicles 3 

Young Adult
  • Creeps by Darren Hynes (Penguin Canada) Reviewed here
  • Descendant by Lesley Livingston (HarperCollins) >>  sequel to Starling reviewed here
  • Graffiti Knight by Karen Bass (Pajama Press) Reviewed here 
  • Kid Soldier by Jennifer Maruno (Dundurn)
  • The Night Wanderer: A Graphic Novel by Drew Hayden Taylor, illus. by Mike Wyatt (Annick Press) 
  • Picture Me by Lori Weber (Lorimer)
  • Pure Fake by Beverly Scudamore (Lorimer)
  • The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten (Doubleday) Reviewed here

  • Chitchat by Jude Isabella (Kids Can Press)
  • A History of Just about Everything by Elizabeth Macleod and Frieda Wishinsky (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) >> newest title in Great Ideas series
  • Pandemic Survival by Ann Love (Tundra) 
  • When I Die: A Meditation on Death for Children and Their Families by Carol Matas, photos by Bonnie Brask (Fictive Press)
  • Zebra Stripes Go Head to Toe by Sheryl and Simon Shapiro (Annick Press)

Picture Books 
  • Circles of Round by Signe Sturup, illus. by Winnie Ma (Simply Read Books)
  • Dream Boats by Dan Bar-el, illus. by Kirsti Anne Wakelin (Simply Read Books)
  • Fox and Squirrel by Ruth Ohi (Scholastic Canada)
  • Gabby Drama Queen by Joyce Grant, illus. by Jan Dolby (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) >> sequel to Gabby reviewed here
  • A Hero Named Howe by Mike Leonetti (Scholastic Canada)
  • Loula is Leaving for Africa by Anne Villeneuve (Kids Can Press)
  • My Name is Blessing by Eric Walters, illus. by Eugenie Fernandes (Tundra) 
  • Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That by Victoria Allenby, illus. by Tara Anderson (Pajama Press)
  • Oddrey and the New Kid by Dave Whamond (Owlkids) >> sequel to Oddrey reviewed here
  • Pakwa Che Menisu by Julie Flett (Simply Read Books) >> Swampy Cree translation of Wild Berries by Julie Flett
  • Sizing Up Winter by Lizann Flatt (Owlkids) 
  • Swamp Water by Robert Munsch (Scholastic Canada)
  • Ten Birds Meet a Monster by Cybele Young (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) 
  • Wild Berries by Julie Flett (Simply Read Books) >> Swamp Cree version Pakwa Che Menisu

  • Apparition by Gail Gallant (Doubleday) 
  • Barnabas Bigfoot: The Bone Eater by Marty Chan (Thistledown)
  • Binky: License to Scratch by Ashley Spires (Kids Can Press)
  • Curse of the Dream Witch by Allan Stratton (Scholastic Canada)
  • Death of a King by Andrew H. Vanderwal (Tundra)
  • Escape from Berlin by Irene N. Watts (Tundra)
  • Flying With a Broken Wing by Laura Best (Nimbus)
  • Home Ice Advantage by Tom Earle (HarperCollins Canada)
  • Fire in the Sky: World War I, Paul Townend, Over No Man's Land, 1916 by David Ward (Scholastic Canada) >> latest I Am Canada volume
  • The Opposite of Geek by Ria Voros (Scholastic Canada)
  • Scare Scape by Sam Fisher (Scholastic) 
  • Seas of South Africa by Philip Roy (Ronsdale Press) >> latest volume in Submarine Outlaw series; Ghosts of the Pacific reviewed here, and Outlaw in India reviewed here
  • Ultra by David Carrol (Scholastic Canada)
  • The Unkindness of Ravens by J Torres, illus. by Faith Erin Hicks (Kids Can Press) >> Bigfoot Boy series, Book 2

Young Adult
  • Baygirl by Heather Smith (Orca Book Publishers)
  • Destination Human by K. L. Denman (Orca Book Publishers)
  • The Hat Trick by Tom Earle (HarperCollins)
  • Kate Tattersall Adventures in China by R. S. Fleming (Cormorant)
  • Little Red Lies by Julie Johnston  (Tundra) 
  • Jeremy Stone by Lesley Choyce (Red Deer Press)
  • Morven and the Horse Clan by Luanne Armstrong (Great Plains Teen Fiction)
  • My Side by Norah McClintock (Orca Book Publishers)
  • The Night Has Claws by Kat Kruger (Fierce Ink Press) >> The Magdeburg Trilogy Book 2; sequel to The Night Has Teeth reviewed here
  • Nothing Man and the Purple Zero by Richard Scarsbrook (Dancing Cat Books)
  • Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl by Emily Pohl Weary (Razorbill) Reviewed here
  • Rachel’s Promise by Shelly Sanders (Second Story Press) >> sequel to Rachel's Secret
  • Shadows by Paula Weston (Tundra)
  • Snitch by Allison van Diepen (Simon Pulse)
  • So Much It Hurts by Monique Polak (Orca Book Publishers)
  • Stained by Cheryl Rainfield (HMH Books for Young Readers)
  • Takedown by Allison van Diepen (Simon Pulse)
  • Tampered by Michele Martin Bossley (Orca Book Publishers)
  • Thornhill by Kathleen Peacock (Katherine Tegen Books) >> sequel to Hemlock reviewed here
  • Touched by Fire by Irene N. Watts (Tundra) 
  • The Tree of Story by Thomas Wharton (Doubleday)>> final book in The Perilous Realm trilogy
  • The Unmaking: The Last Days of Tian Di by Catherine Egan (Coteau) >> sequel to Shade and Sorceress reviewed here
  • Until Today by Pam Fluttert (Second Story Press)
  • Urgle by Meghan McIsaac (Cormorant)
  • Whatever by Ann Walsh (Ronsdale Press) Reviewed here

  • Before the World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science by Claire Eamer (Annick)
  • The Birdman: A Journey with the Underground Railroad's Most Daring Abolitionist by Troon Harrison (Red Deer Press)
  • The Great Bear Sea by Ian McAllister (Orca Book Publishers)
  • Is This Panama: a Migration Story by Jan Thornhill (Owlkids )
  • Looks Like Daylight : Voices of Native American and Aboriginal Young People by Deborah Ellis (Groundwood Books) Reviewed here
  • Northwest Passage by Matt James (Groundwood Books) Reviewed here
  • Ode to Underwear by Helaine Becker (Scholastic Canada)
  • Phenomenal Female Entrepreneurs by Jill Bryant (Second Story Press)
  • Real Justice: Branded a Baby Killer by Harold Levy (Lorimer)
  • Time for Flowers, Time for Snow by Glen Huser, illus. by Philippe Béha, composed by Giannis Georgantelis (Tradewind Books) >> illustrated story and CD of opera and narration

    Picture Books
    • The Angel's Christmas by Lynn Ray (Simply Read Books)
    • The Boy and the Whale by Michael Moniz (Simply Read Books)
    • Emma by Paola Opal (Simply Read Books) >> newest addition to Simply Small board books collection
    • This Little Hamster by Kass Reich (Orca Book Publishers)
    • Mr. Got to Go Where Are You by Lois Simmie, illus. by Cynthia Nugent (Red Deer Press)
    • Murilla Gorilla and the Lost Parasol by Jennifer Lloyd, illus. by Jacqui Lee (Simply Read Books)
    • Never Let You Go by Patricia Storms (Scholastic Canada)
    • The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Barbara Reid (North Winds Press)
    • On a Snowy Night by Jean Little, illus. by Brian Deines (North Winds Press)
    • Singily Skipping Along by Sheree Fitch, art by Deanne Fitzpatrick (Nimbus)
    • Spark by Kallie George, illus. by Geneviève Côté (Simply Read Books)
    • Stella! A Treasury by Marie Louise Gay (Groundwood)
    • Stinky Skunk Mel by Kari-Lynn Winters, illus. by Paola Opal (Simply Read Books) 


    • Camp X: Enigma by Eric Walters (Penguin Canada) >> Book 6 in Camp X series 
    • Dial M for Morna: The Dead Kid Detective Agency Book #2 by Evan Munday (ECW Press)
    • Driftwood by Valerie Sherrard (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
    • Four Seasons of Patrick by Susan Hughes (Red Deer Press)
    • The Great Bike Rescue by Hazel Hutchins (Orca Book Publishers)
    • The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden by Jill MacLean (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) >> new title in the Travis Keating/Prinny Murphy series of books
    • How to Curse in Hieroglyphics by Lesley Livingston and Jonathan Llyr (Puffin)
    • Panic in Pittsburgh by Roy MacGregor (Tundra)
    • Running Scared by Bev Terrell-Deutsch (Red Deer Press)
    • Sam Swallow and the Riddleworld League by William New, illus. by Yayo (Tradewind)
    • Seconds by Sylvia Taekema (Orca Book Publishers)
    • Tag Team by W. C. Mack (Scholastic Canada)

      Young Adult
      • Ace's Basement by Ted Staunton (Orca Book Publishers)
      • Anywhere But Here by Tanya Lloyd Kyi (Simon Pulse)
      • Attitude by Robin Stevenson (Orca Book Publishers)
      • Audacious by Gabrielle Prendergast (Orca Book Publishers)
      • Caught in the Act by Deb Loughead (Orca Book Publishers)
      • Crash by Lesley Choyce (Orca Book Publishers)
      • Cut the Lights by Karen Krossing (Orca Book Publishers)
      • The Ehrich Weisz Chronicles: Demon's Gate by Marty Chan (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) >> debut of a new fantasy series
      • Finding Melissa by Cora Taylor (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
      • A Fool’s Errand by Maureen Fergus (Razorbill) >> Gypsy Kings Book 2
      • If Only by Becky Citra (Orca Book Publishers)
      • Lily and Taylor by Elise Moser (Groundwood Books) Reviewed here 
      • Rage Within by Jeyn Roberts (Simon & Schuster) >> sequel to Dark Inside (White Pine Award winner 2013)
      • The Rule of Thirds by Chantel Guertin (ECW Press) Reviewed here 
      • September 17 by Amanda West Lewis (Red Deer Press)
      • Sorrow's Knot by Erin Bow (Arthur A. Levine)
      • Tag Along by Tom Ryan (Orca Book Publishers) 
      • Tomorrow by C. K. Kelly Martin  >> sequel to Yesterday reviewed here
      • Totally Unrelated by Tom Ryan (Orca Book Publishers)
      • Triggered by Vicki Grant (Orca Book Publishers) 
      • Victoria by Silvana Goldemberg (Tradewind)
      • Who I'm Not by Ted Staunton (Orca Book Publishers)


      • Brilliant! Shining a Light on Sustainable Energy by Michelle Mulder (Orca Book Publishers)
      • The Bug House Family Restaurant by Beverley Brenna, illus. by Marc Mongeau (Tradewind) >> poetry
      • Cat Champions: Caring for our Feline Friends by Rob Laidlaw (Pajama Press)
      • Do You Know Chameleons? by Alain M. Bergeron, illus. by Sampar (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) >> this series is in graphic format
      • Do You Know Crocodiles? by Alain M. Bergeron, illus. by Sampar (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
      • Do You Know Crows? by Alain M. Bergeron, illus. by Sampar (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
      • Do You Know Leeches? by Alain M. Bergeron, illus. by Sampar (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
      • Do You Know Porcupines? by Alain M. Bergeron, illus. by Sampar (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
      • Do You Know Rats? by Alain M. Bergeron, illus. by Sampar (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
      • Do You Know Spiders? by Alain M. Bergeron, illus. by Sampar (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
      • Do You Know Toads? by Alain M. Bergeron, illus. by Sampar (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
      • Lasso the Wind: Aurélia’s Verses and Other Poems by George Elliott Clarke, illus. by Susan Tooke (Nimbus)
      • Legends, Icons and Rebels: Music That Changed the World by Robbie Robertson (Tundra)
      • A Maritime Christmas Treasury (Nimbus) 
      • Pay It Forward Kids: Small Acts, Big Change by Nancy Runstedler (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
      • Shanghai Escape by Kathy Kacer (Second Story Press)

      Picture Books
      • Elly and the Balloons in the Sky by Danny Appleby (Tundra)
      • Little Chicken Duck by Tim Beiser, illus. by Bill Slavin (Tundra) 
      • T is for Tumbling by Julie Morstad (Simply Read Books)
      • A Very Hockey Christmas by Gilles Tibo, illus. by Bruno St-Aubin (Scholastic Canada)

      • I am Algonquin by Rick Revelle (Dundurn)

      Young Adult
      • The Almost Truth by Eileen Cook (Simon Pulse)
      • The Creature Department by Robert Paul Weston (Razorbill)
      • Game Plan by Natalie Corbett Sampson (Fierce Ink Press)

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

      Picture Books
      • Paper Hearts by Sandra Van Doorn (Simply Read Books)

      (Just a teaser!)  

      Picture Books
      • Eerie Dearies by Rebecca Chaperon (Simply Read Books)
      • Snow White and Rose Red: A Brothers' Grimm Story, retold by Kallie George, illus. by Kelly Vivanco (Simply Read Books)
      • Bye, Bye Evil Eye by Deborah Kerbel (Dancing Cat Books)
      • The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden by Philippa Dowding (Dundurn)
      Young Adult
      • I Am Forever by Wynne Channing (Jet & Jack Press) >> sequel to paranormal romance What Kills Me
      • Lives of Magic by Lucy Leiderman (Dundurn)
      • Red Wolf by Jennifer Dance (Dundurn)

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