July 13, 2014

Upcoming releases for Fall 2014

There are so many new books coming out this fall (and even a few I should still mention for July and August) that I thought I should share now before it becomes too cumbersome to even add a few covers.  You may notice some titles have been listed before but hadn't been released yet.  Any errors in dates, titles, publishers, etc. are strictly my own.

There are hundreds of titles here, so grab this list when you head to your favourite bookstore, because there's sure to be at least a few titles that will grab your interest: a sequel, a surprise, a new title by a favourite author or illustrator, or a just something that catches your eye.  Happy reading!

 JULY     JULY     JULY 

Picture Books
  • Flare by Callie George, illus. by Geneviève Côté (Simply Read Books) 
  • Julia, Child by Kyo Maclear, illus. by Julie Morstad (Tundra)
Young Adults
  • Swimmers by Amy Bright (Red Deer Press)
  • Tomorrow's Kingdom by Maureen Fergus (Razorbill) >>>conclusion to The Gypsy King trilogy


Picture Books
  • Franklin and the Case of a New Friend Adapted by Caitlin Drake Smith (Kids Can Press)
  • Franklin and the Radio Adapted by Caitlin Drake Smith (Kids Can Press)
  • Hanna Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki, illus. by Qin Leng (Kids Can Press)
  • Loula and the Sister Recipe by Anne Villeneuve (Kids Can Press)
  • Nancy Knows by Cybèle Young (Tundra)
  • Oddrey Joins the Team by Dave Whamond (Owlkids) >>>third book in Oddrey series, first book won the 2014 Blue Spruce Award
  • Stop, Thief! by Heather Tekavec, illus. by Pierre Pratt (Kids Can Press)
  • Super Red Riding Hood by Claudia Davila (Kids Can Press)
  • Winter Moon Song by Martha Brooks, illus. by Leticia Ruifernández (Groundwood)
  • Bunny the Brave War Horse by Elizabeth MacLeod, illus. by Marie Lafrance (Kids Can Press)
  • Dance of the Banished by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (Pajama Press)
  • The Elevator Ghost by Glen Huser (Groundwood)
  • End of the Line by Sharon McKay (Annick)
  • Kung Pow Chicken #3: The Birdy Snatchers by Cyndi Marko (Branches/Scholastic) >>>Kung Pow Chicken and sidekick Egg Drop return in this third book in the series
  • Memory Maze by Gordon Korman (Scholastic)>>> The Hypnotists Book 2
  • The Truth about Brave by Karen Hood-Caddy (Dundurn)
  • Behind the Badge: Crimefighters through History by Ed Butts, illus. by Gareth Williams (Annick)
  • Disgusting Creatures series (Tundra)
    • The Rat by Elise Gravel
    • The Slug by Elise Gravel
  • Haunted Canada 4 by Joel Sutherland (Scholastic Canada)
  • If: A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers by David J. Smith, illus. by Steve Adams (Kids Can Press)
  • In Your Face: The Culture of Beauty and You by Shan Graydon, Illustrated by Karen Klassen (Annick)
  • An Occupational ABC by Kellen Hatanaka (Groundwood) >>>picture book
  • On Remembrance Day by Eleanor Creasey (Dundurn)
  • Our Flag: The Story of Canada's Maple Leaf by Ann Maureen Owens and Jane Yealland (Kids Can Press) 
  • Patient Zero: Solving the Mysteries of Deadly Epidemics by Marilee Peters (Annick)
  • Spic-and-Span!: Lillian Gilbreth's Wonder Kitchen by Monica Kulling, illus. by David Parkins (Tundra) >>>newest title in Great Ideas series
  • When the Worst Happens: Extraordinary Stories of Survival by Tanya Kyi, illus. by David Parkins (Annick)


Picture Books
  • Any Questions? by Marie-Louise Gay (Groundwood) >>>author explains the creative writing process
  • Bear on the Homefront by Stephanie Innes, illus. by Brian Deines (Pajama Press) >>>follow-up to A Bear in War
  • Bob's Hungry Ghost by Geneviève Côté  (Tundra)
  • Charlie's Dirt Day by Andrew Larsen, illus. by Jacqueline Hudon-Verrelli (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) >>>sequel to Bye Bye Butterflies
  • Dojo Daycare by Chris Tougas (Owlkids)
  • Fall Leaves by Elly MacKay (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Fox and Squirrel Make a Friend by Ruth Ohi (Scholastic Canada) >>>sequel to Fox and Squirrel
  • Good Morning, Canada by Andrea Lynn Beck (Scholastic Canada) >>>follow-up to Goodnight, Canada
  • Goodnight, You by Geneviève Côté  (Kids Can Press)
  • Hatch, Little Egg by Édouard Manceau, transl. by Karen Li (Owlkids)
  • Hope Springs by Eric Walters, illus. by Eugenie Fernandes (Tundra)
  • If Kids Ruled the World by Linda Bailey, illus. by David Huyck (Kids Can Press)
  • Jellybean Mouse by Philip Roy, illus. by Andrea Torrey Balsara (Ronsdale) >>>follow-up to Mouse Tales
  • The Market Wedding by Cary Fagan, illus. by Regolo Ricci (Groundwood)
  • Mr. Frank by Irene Luxbacher (Groundwood)
  • The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore, illus. by Barbara Reid (Scholastic Canada)
  • Not Just Another Princess Story by Sheri Radford, illus. by Qin Leng (Simply Read Books)
  • Pyjama Day by Robert Munsch, illus. by Michael Martchenko (Scholastic Canada)
  • Sam's Pet Temper by Sangeeta Bhadra, illus. by Marion Arbona (Kids Can Press)
  • The Story Starts Here by Caroline Merola, transl. by Karen Li (Owlkids)
  • There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Puck by Stella Partheniou Grasso, illus. by Scott Ritchie (Scholastic Canada)
  • We're All Friends Here by Nancy Wilcox Richards, illus. by Tom Goldsmith (Scholastic Canada)
  • What There is Before There is Anything There: A Scary Story by Liniers, transl. by Elisa Amado (Groundwood)
  • Bench Brawl by Trevor Kew (Lorimer)
  • Bijou Needs a Home by Susan Hughes, illus. by Leanne Franson (Scholastic Canada) >>>The Puppy Collection #4
  • The Cat at the Wall by Deborah Ellis (Groundwood)
  • Finding Ruby Starling by Karen Rivers (Scholastic Canada)
  • Flames and Ashes: The Great Fire Diary of Triffie Winsor, St. John's Newfoundland 1892 by Janet McNaughton (Scholastic Canada) >>>new Dear Canada volume
  • Forcing the Ace by Erin Thomas (Orca)
  • Frostbite Hotel by Karin Adams (Lorimer)
  • The Ghost and Max Monroe, Case #1: The Magic Box by L.M. Falcone (Kids Can Press)
  • Hardball by Steven Barwin (Orca)
  • Hate Mail by Monique Polak (Orca)
  • A Hole in My Heart by Rie Charles (Dundurn)
  • Honeycomb by Patricia McCowan (Orca)
  • Jake and the Giant Hand by Philippa Dowding (Dundurn)
  • L. M. Montgomery reissues (Tundra)
    • Anne of Avonlea
    • Anne of Green Gables
    • Anne Off the Island
    • Anne of Windy Poplars
    • Anne's House of Dreams
    • Anne of Ingleside
    • Rainbow Valley
    • Rilla of Ingleside
    • Emily of New Moon
    • Emily Climbs
  • Morgan's Got Game by Ted Staunton, illus. by Bill Slavin (Formac) 
  • Northern Frights by Arthur Slade (HarperCollins) >>> three stories
  • Off Pointe by Leanne Lieberman (Orca)
  • Pirates of the Silver Coast by Scott Chantler (Kids Can Press) >>>fifth book in The Three Thieves graphic novel series 
  • Red Zone Rivals by Eric Howling (Lorimer) 
  • A Simple Case of Angels by Caroline Adderson (Groundwood)
  • Sink and Destroy: The Battle of the Atlantic, Bill O'Connell, North Atlantic, 1940 by Edward Kay (Scholastic Canada) >>>new I Am Canada volume
  • The Sinkhole by Brad V. Cowan (Lorimer) >>>part of The Seven Star Crew series
  • The Sound of Thunder by J. Torres, illus. by Faith Erin Hicks (Kids Can Press) >>>conclusion of The Bigfoot Boy graphic novel trilogy
  • The Swallow: A Ghost Story by Charis Cotter (Tundra)
  • Twist of the Blade by Edward Willett (Coteau) >>> sequel to Song of the Sword; Book 2 in Shards of Excalibur series
  • Walking Home by Eric Walters (Doubleday)
  • Wereduck by Dave Atkinson (Nimbus)
  • The White Oneida by Jean Rae Baxter (Ronsdale)
  • A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius by Stacey Matson (Scholastic Canada)
Young Adult
  • Absolution by Gail Gallant (Doubleday) >>>sequel to Apparition
  • The Art of Getting Stared At by Laura Langston (Razorbill)
  • Beyond Crazy by Deb Loughead (Lorimer)
  • Beyond That Night by Norah McClintock (Orca) 
  • Bone, Fog, Ash & Star by Catherine Egan (Coteau) >>>Book 3 in The Last Days of Tian Di series
  • Butterflies Don't Lie by B. R. Myer (Nimbus)
  • The Death of Us by Alice Kuipers (HarperTrophy)
  • Guardian by Natasha Deen (Great Plains Teen Fiction)
  • Homecoming by Diane Dakers (Orca)
  • Julian by William Bell (Doubleday)
  • Out of It by Michelle Kadarusman (Lorimer)
  • Playing with Matches by Suri Rosen (ECW Press)
  • Rachel's Hope by Shelly Sanders (Second Story Press) >>>Book 3 in The Rachel Trilogy
  • The Sweetest Thing You Can Sing by C. K. Kelly Martin (Dancing Cat Books)
  • Twisted by Lisa Harrington (Dancing Cat Books)
  • The Way Back by Carrie Mac (Orca)
  • With Fearful Bravery by Lynne Kositsky (Dancing Cat Books)
  • Anxiety: Deal with it before it ties you up in knots by Joey Mandel, illus. by Ted Heeley (Lorimer)
  • Becoming Fierce: Teen Stories IRL, ed. by Allister Thompson (Fierce Ink Press)
  • Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices by Lisa Charleyboy (ed.), illus. by Marie Leatherdale (Annick)
  • Families Around the World by Margaret Ruurs, illus. by Jessica Rae Gordon (Kids Can Press)
  • From Vimy to Victory: Canada's Fight to the Finish of World War I by Hugh Brewster (Scholastic Canada) >>>companion book to Dieppe, At Vimy Ridge and On Juno Beach
  • How to Save a Species by Ellen Butcher, Jonathan Baillie and Marilyn Baillie (Owlkids)
  • In Flander's Fields by Linda Granfield, illus. by Janet Wilson (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) >>>new issue to commemorate in May 2015 the 100th anniversary of the poem's writing
  • The Magician of Auschwitz by Kathy Kacer, illus. by Gillian Newland (Second Story Press)
  • Our Heroes: How Kids are Making a Difference by Janet Wilson (Second Story Press) >>>companion book to Our Rights and Our Earth
  • Real Justice: Jailed for Life for Being Black: The Story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter by Bill Swan (Lorimer)
  • To This Day: For the Bullied and the Beautiful by Shane Koyczan (Annick)
  • Who Needs a Desert? A Desert Ecosystem by Karen Patkau (Tundra)
  • Who Needs a Prairie? A Grasslands Ecosystem by Karen Patkau (Tundra)
  • Who Needs a Reef? A Coral Ecosystem by Karen Patkau (Tundra)
  • Why We Live Where We Live by Kira Vermond, illus. by Julie McLaughlin (Owlkids)


Picture Books
  • An Armadillo in Paris by Julie Kraulis (Tundra)
  • Arto's Big Move by Monica Arnaldo (Owlkids)
  • Count Us In by Kari-Lynn Winters, Lori Sherritt-Fleming and Peggy Collins (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
  • Dashing through the Snow: A Canadian Jingle Bells by Helaine Becker, illus. by Werner Zimmerman (Scholastic Canada) >>>companion book to A Porcupine in a Pine Tree
  • Don't by Litsa Trochatos, illus. by Virginia Johnson (Groundwood)
  • Edie's Ensembles by Ashley Spires (Tundra)
  • Gustave by Rémy Simard, illus. by Pierre Pratt, transl. by Shelley Tanaka (Groundwood) >>> picture book
  • Iginla Sparks the Flames by Mike Leonetti, illus. by Gary McLaughlin (Scholastic Canada)
  • Lots of Kisses by Lorna Crozier (Orca)
  • A Moose Goes A-Mummering by Lisa Dalrymple, illus. by David Sturge (Tuckamore)
  • Moví la mano/I Moved My Hand by Jorge Luján, illus. by Mandana Sadat, transl by Elisa Amado (Groundwood)
  • My Granny Loves Hockey by Lori Weber, illus. by Eliska Liska (Simply Read Books)
  • Naptime by Iris De Moüy, trans. by Shelley Tanaka (Groundwood)
  • Puckster Plays the Hockey Mascots by Lorna Schultz Nicholson, illus. by Kelly Findley (Tundra)
  • Puckster's Christmas Tournament by Lorna Schultz Nicholson, illus. by Kelly Findley (Tundra)
  • Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett, illus. by Jon Klassen (Candlewick)
  • Unnatural Selections by Wallace Edwards (Orca)
  • Abby's Fabulous Season by Alain M. Bergeron (Second Story Press)
  • Alibi by Kristin Butcher (Orca)
  • The Big Apple Effect by Christy Goerzen (Orca)
  • Boston Breakout by Roy MacGregor (Tundra) >>> new Screech Owls mystery
  • Dirk Daring, Secret Agent by Helaine Becker (Orca)
  • Dunces Rock by Kate Jaimet (Orca) >>>sequel to Dunces Anonymous
  • The Gospel Truth by Caroline Pignat (Red Deer Press)
  • The Haunting of Heck House by Lesley Livingston and Jonathan Llyr (Puffin) >>> Book 2 in The Wiggins Weird series which began with How to Curse in Hieroglyphics
  • The Lost Diary by Julie White (Sono Nis Press)
  • The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis (Scholastic Canada) >>>companion book to award-winning Elijah of Buxton
  • The Moment by Kristie Hammond (Sono Nis Press)
  • Peter Puck and the Runaway Zamboni Machine by Brian McFarlane, illus. by Geri Storey (Tundra)
  • Princess Pistachio by Marie Louise Gay (Pajama Press)
  • Rain Shadow by Valerie Sherrard (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) >>>historical fiction
  • Rocket Blues by David Skuy (Scholastic Canada)
  • The Seven Sequels
    • Sleeper by Eric Walters
    • Broken Arrow by John Wilson
    • Coda by Ted Staunton
    • The Wolf and Me by Richard Scrimger
    • From the Dead by Norah McClintock
    • Tin Soldier by Sigmund Brouwer
    • Double You by Shane Peacock
  • Shack Island Summer by Penny Chamberlain (Sono Nis Press)
  • Siege by Jacqueline Pearce (Orca)
  • The Sphere of Septimus by Simon Rose (Tradewind)
  • Tree of Story by Thomas Wharton (Doubleday) >>>final book in Perilous Realm trilogy
Young Adult
  • Earth and Sky by Megan Crewe (Razorbill)
  • Life Cycle of a Lie by Sylvia Olsen (Sono Nis Press)
  • Old Bones: A Casey Templeton Mystery by Gwen Molnar (Dundurn)
  • Throwaway Girl by Khristine Scarrow (Dundurn)
  • When Kacey Left by Dawn Green (Red Deer Press)
  • Whisper of the Dead by Alyxandra Harvey (Bloomsbury) >>> Lovegrove Legacy Book 2
  • Because I am a Girl by Rosemary McCarney with Jen Albaugh and Plan International (Second Story Press)
  • Branching Out: How Trees are a Part of Our World by Joan Marie Galat, illus. by Wendy Ding (Owlkids)
  • A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison by Margaret Ruurs and Catherine Gibson (Pajama Press)
  • Chinese Fairy Tales by Paul Yee with Judy Chan, illus. by Shaoli Wang (Tradewind)
  • Dear Tomato: An International Crop of Food and Agriculture Poems, ed. by Carol-Ann Hoyte, illus. by Norie Wasserman (CreateSpace)
  • Righting Canada's Wrongs: The Chinese Head Tax and Anti-Chinese Immigration Policies in the Twentieth Century by Arlene Chan (Lorimer)
  • Take Shelter: At Home Around the World by Niki Tate and Dani Tate-Stratton (Orca)
  • Tanka Terrific: The ABCs of Tanka Poetry by LP Camozzi, illus. by Sue Todd (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
  • Tastes Like Music: 17 Quirks of the Brain and Body by Maria Birmingham, illus. by Monika Melnychuk (Owlkids)
  • Winter's Coming: A Story of Seasonal Change by Jan Thornhill, illus. by Josée Bisaillion (Owlkids)


Picture Books
  • One Hungry Heron by Carolyn Beck, illus. by Karen Patkau (Fitzhenry & Whiteside >>> counting book
  • Sam! A Little Treasury by Marie-Louise Gay (Groundwood) >>>three previously-published books about Stella's little brother, Sam
  • The Spirit of the Sea by Rebecca Hainnu, illus. by Hwei Lim (Inhabit Media)
  • The Sweetest Kulu by Celina Kalluk, illus. by Alexandria Neonakis (Inhabit Media)
  • Winter Break Wipeout by Gilles Tibo, illus. by Bruno St-Aubin (Scholastic Canada)
  • Work and More Work by Linda Little, illus. by Óscar T. Pérez (Groundwood) >>>look at the different communities around the world in the 1800's 
  • Audrey (cow) by Dan Bar-el (Tundra)
  • Blue Mountain by Martine Leavitt (Groundwood)
  • Bones Deep: A Peggy Henderson Adventure by Gina McMurchy Barber (Dundurn)
  • Dream On by Sarah Mlynowski (Scholastic Canada) >>>Whatever After Book #4 
  • Gobbled by Ghorks by Robert Paul Weston (Razorbill)
  • Infinity Coil by Marty Chan (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) >>> Book 2 in The Ehrich Weisz Chronicles
  • Justine McKeen vs. the Queen of Mean by Sigmund Brouwer, illus. by Dave Whamond (Orca)
  • Kit Pearson reissues (Puffin)
    • The Lights Go On Again
    • Looking at the Moon
    • The Sky is Falling
  • Skye Above by Eric Walters, illus. by Darlene Gait (Orca)
  • Soapstone Signs by Jeff Pikney, illus. by Darlene Gait (Orca)
  • Until the Day Arrives by Ana Maria Machado, transl. by Jane Springer (Groundwood)
Young Adult
  • Caravaggio: Signed in Blood by Mark Smith (Tradewind)
  • Into the Wasteland by Lesley Choyce (Red Deer Press)
  • Kissing Frogs by Alisha Sevigny (Fierce Ink Press)
  • Lives of Kings by Lucy Leiderman (Dundurn)
  • Out of this World by Charles de Lint (Razorbill)
  • Switch by Davey Douglas (Red Deer Press)
  • Where I Belong by Tara White (Tradewind)
  • Bite into Bloodsuckers by Kari-Lynn Winters and Ishta Mercurio (Fizthenry & Whiteside)
  • The Dreaded Ogress of the Tundra by Neil Christopher and Louise Flaherty, illus. by Larry MacDougall (Inhabit Media) >>>new edition of Stories of the Amautalik


Picture Books
  • Violet and Victor Write the Best-Ever Bookworm Book by Alice Kuipers, illus. by Bethanie Murguia (Little Brown Books)
  • Kung Pow Chicken #4: Heroes on the Side by Cyndi Marko (Branches/Scholastic)
Young Adult
  • Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes (Razorbill) >>>third title in Falling Kingdoms fantasy series
  • Transcendent by Lesley Livingston (HarperCollins Canada) >>>Book 3 in the Starling Saga
  • How Things Came to Be: Inuit Stories of Creation by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, illus. by Emily Fiegenschuh and Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall (Inhabit Media) 
  • Tuniit: Mysterious Folk of the Arctic by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, illus. by Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley (Inhabit Media) 

And here's just a few set for release in the new year!

Picture Books

  • The Tweedles Go Online by Monica Kulling (Groundwood) >>> follow-up volume of the adorable family from The Tweedles Go Electric

  • Curiosity by Gary Blackwood (Puffin)
  • Neil Flambé and the Bard's Banquet by Kevin Sylvester (Simon & Schuster)
  • Random Acts by Valerie Sherrard (Puffin)
  • Something Wiki by Suzanne Sutherland (Dundurn)
Young Adult
  • Best Friends Through Eternity by Sylvia McNicoll (Tundra)
  • Fight for Power by Eric Walters (Razorbill) >>> sequel to The Rule of Three
  • Grounded by Sheena Wilkinson (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
  • Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman (Doubleday Canada) >>>sequel to award-winning Seraphina
  • The Truth Commission by Susan Juby (Penguin Canada)
  • Kate and Pippin Reader by Martin Springett and Isobel Springett (Puffin) >>>companion book to Blue Spruce Award-winning book, Kate and Pippin: An Unlikely Love Story

Interested in having a hard copy of this list for, say, shopping or prepping a "Must Read" book list?  Here's a simple pdf of this list, with handy check boxes! New youngCanLit Fall 2014


  1. You're amazing, Helen. Thanks for posting all these great new titles. Also coming next Spring … The Tweedles Go Online. :)


  2. Thank you for being so attentive, dear Helen. My best wishes to you. -- Monica Kulling