January 14, 2014

Books to add to New Releases for Winter/Spring 2014

Well, it was bound to happen.  Several books that I'm excited about reading in this new year were not included in my post titled New Releases for Winter/Spring 2014 http://canlitforlittlecanadians.blogspot.ca/2014/01/new-releases-for-winterspring-2014.html

The following titles will be added to that post but, in case you never plan on returning to it, I'd really like to make sure you know about these:

Young Adult

A Breath of Frost (Book 1 in new series, The Lovegrove Legacy)
by Alyxandra Harvey
Bloomsbury Juvenile US

Nomad (sequel to Swift)
by R. J. Anderson
Orchard Books

Picture Books

Splat! Starring the Vole Brothers
by Roslyn Schwartz

Young Adult

Camp Outlook
by Brenda Baker
Second Story Press

Soldier Doll
by Jennifer Gold
Second Story Press


Every Day is Malala Day
by Rosemary McCarney
Second Story Press

Starting from Scratch: What You Should Know about Food and Cooking
by Sarah Elton
Illustrated by Jeff Kulak

Picture Books

Dolphins SOS
by Roy and Slavia Miki
Illustrated by Julie Flett
Tradewind Books

Here Comes Destructosaurus!
by Aaron Reynolds
Illustrated by Jeremy Tankard

by Michael Black
Illustrated by Debbie Ohi
Simon & Schuster

Whoosh! A Watery World of Wonderful Creatures
by Marilyn Baillie
Illustrated by Susan Mitchell
Owlkids Books


Every Last Drop: Bringing Clean Water Home
by Michelle Mulder
Orca Book Publishers

Severn and the Day She Silenced the World
by Janet Wilson
Second Story Press

Picture Books

Music is For Everyone
by Jill Barber
Illustrated by Sydney Smith

Shadow Chasers 
by Elly MacKay
Running Press/Perseus Book Group

Wow Wow and Haw Haw
by George Murray
Illustrated by Michael Pitman
Breakwater Books



Behind the Scenes
by Meg Tilly
Puffin Canada

by Helaine Becker
Illustrated by Alexander Griggs-Burr
Dancing Cat Books

The Night Gardener
by Jonathan Auxier
Puffin Canada

Young Adult

by Caroline Pignat
Puffin Canada



A Children's Guide to Arctic Birds
by Mia Pelletier
Illustrated by Danny Christopher
Inhabit Media

Young Adult

Jamie's Got a Gun
by Gail Sidonie Sobat
Illustrated by Spyder Yardley-Jones
Great Plains Publications

My apologies to authors or illustrators whose works I had omitted.  To amend that, I hope this extra post with cover images of most books will help.


  1. How exciting, so many great books coming out. So many books, so little time.

  2. No need to feel guilty about mine - it's a UK publication, so it isn't technically available in Canada anyway! As much as I wish it were...

    1. If readers are like me and love this series as much as I do, we will find a way to get a copy. Make no mistake about that! (OK, Canadian publishers, who is willing to step up to the plate [nay, printing press] and help readers enjoy these books?)