January 01, 2017

New releases for winter and spring 2017


The last few weeks I have been dealing with new medical issues, spending some unexpected time in hospital and even more time worrying.  I'm sure that a significant subset of the population, like me, is looking forward to 2017 bringing better everything.  Let's hope this post of upcoming youngCanLit heralds an impressive and positive turn of events and the beginning of another great year of books to delight younger readers.  Enjoy!



Picture Books
Birds Art Life: A Field Guide to the Small and Significant by Kyo Maclear (Doubleday Canada)
Little Blue Chair by Cary Fagan, illus. by Madeline Kloepper (Tundra)


Fiction
The Best Mistake Mystery by Sylvia McNicoll (Dundurn)>>>first book in new series The Great Mistakes Mysteries
Crushing It by Joanne Levy (Aladdin)
Deadpoint by Nikki Tate (Orca)>>>Orca Sports
Food Freak by Alex Van Tol (Orca>>>Orca Currents
Golden Goal by David Starr (Lorimer)
He Who Dreams by Melanie Florence (Orca)>>>Orca Limelights
Jay Vesus the Saxophone of Doom by Kara Kootstra, illus. by Kim Smith (Puffin Canada)
Run for Your Life by Trevor Kew (Lorimer)
Snow Soccer by David Trifunov (Lorimer)
Superhero Ninja Wrestling Star by Lorna Schultz Nicholson (Lorimer)
Team Fugee by Dirk McLean (Lorimer)
Wolfie and Fly by Cary Fagan, illus. by Zoe Si (Tundra)


Young Adult
Desert Slam by Steve Barwin (Orca)>>>Orca Soundings
Drawn Away by Holly Bennett (Orca)
Exo by Fonda Lee (Scholastic)
Finding Jade by Mary Jennifer Payne (Dundurn)
Frostblood by Elly Blake (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
If This is Home by Kristine Scarrow (Dundurn)
Zero Future by Melanie Florence (Lorimer)


Non-Fiction
Big Blue Forever by Anita Miettunen (Red Deer Press)
L'Nu'k: The Mi'kmaq of Atlantic Canada by Theresa Meuse (Nimbus Publishing)






Picture Books
Boonoonoonous Hair by Olive Senior, illus. by Laura James (Tradewind Books)
Count Your Chickens by Jo Ellen Bogart, illus. by Lori Joy Smith (Tundra)
Harry and Clare’s Amazing Staycation by Ted Staunton, illus. by Mika Song (Tundra)
On My Bike by Kari-Lynn Winters, illus. by Christina Leist (Tradewind Books)
Sam Sorts by Marthe Jocelyn (Tundra)
Underneath the Sidewalk by Claire Eamer, illus. by Thomas Gibault (North Winds Press)
You Can Read by Helaine Becker, illus. by Mark Hoffman (Orca)


Fiction
Bijou by Susan Hughes (Sourcebooks Jaberwocky)>>>Puppy Pals series
Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur vs. Manny Reyes Kid Entrepreneur by Luke Sharpe, illus. by Graham Ross (Simon & Schuster)
Bounced by Ted Staunton (Scholastic Canada)
Bullies Rule by Monique Polak (Orca)>>>Orca Currents
The Doll’s Eye by Marina Cohen (Roaring Brook Press)
Dominion by Shane Arbuthnott (Orca)
It’s a Mystery, Pig Face! by Wendy McLeod MacKnight (Sky Pony Press)
Mae and June and the Wonder Wheel by Charise Mericle Harper, illus. by Ashley Spires (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)
Quiz Queens by K. L. Denman (Orca)>>>Orca Currents
Strings Attached by Diane Dakers (Orca)>>>Orca Limelights
Wild Cards by Jeff Szpirglas, illus. by Dave Whamond (Orca)>>>Orca Echoes


Young Adult
10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac (Alfred a. Knopf Books For Your Readers)
Blood Brothers by Colleen Nelson (Dundurn)
Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined by Danielle Younge-Ullman (Razorbill)
Follow Your Heart by Tasha Nathan (Lorimer)
In Plain Sight by Laura Langston (Orca)>>>Orca Soundings
Love is Love by Mette Bach (Lorimer)
Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen (Tundra)
Same Love by Tony Correia (Lorimer)
Subject to Change by Karen Nesbitt (Orca)
The Valiant by Lesley Livingston (Razorbill)


Non-Fiction
Innocent Heroes: Stories of Animals in the First World War by Sigmund Brouwer (Tundra)
Let’s Eat: Sustainable Food for a Hungry Planet by Kimberley Veness (Orca)>>>Orca Footprints
The Vimy Oaks: A Journey to Peace by Linda Granfield, illus. by Brian Deines (North Winds Press/Scholastic Canada)




Picture Books
An African Alphabet by Eric Walters, illus. by Sue Todd (Orca)
The Alphabet Thief by Bill Richardson, illus. by Rozanna Bikadoroff (Groundwood)
Bill Bowerbird and the Unbearable Beak-Ache by Tyler Clark Burke (Owlkids Books)
Good Morning Grumple by Victoria Allenby, illus. by Manon Gauthier (Pajama Press)
By the Time You Read This by Jennifer Lanthier, illus. by Patrica Storms (Clockwise Press)
The Dance of the Violin by Kathy Stinson, illus. by Dusan Petricic (Annick Press)
Don't Move! by Anne-Sophie Tilly, illus. by Julien Chung (Annick Press)>>>trilingual board book
The Gold Leaf by Kirsten Hall, illus. by Matthew Forsythe (Enchanted Lion)
Happy Dreamer by Peter H. Reynolds (Orchard Books)
Hurry Up! by Anne-Sophie Tilly, illus. by Julien Chung (Annick Press)>>>trilingual board book
Liam Takes a Stand by Troy Wilson, illus. by Joshn Hoinaty (Owlkids Books)
The Little Knight Who Battled a Dragon by Gilles Tibo, illus. by Geneviève Després (Scholastic Canada)>>>third book in this Little Knight Who… series
My Beautiful Birds by Suzanne Del Rizzo (Pajama Press)
Moose’s Roof by Jennifer Maruno, illus. by Laurel Keating (Tuckamore)
Short Stories for Little Monsters by Marie-Louise Gay (Groundwood)
Triangle by Mac Barnett, illus. by Jon Klassen (Candlewick)>>>new series wih Square coming in 2018 and Circle in 2019
A Trio of Terrible Tales by Margaret Atwood, illus. by Dušan Petričić (Groundwood)
Under the Umbrella by Catherine Buquet, illus. by Marion Arbona, translated by Erin Woods (Pajama Press)
Walk with Me by Jairo Buitrago, illus. by Rafael Yockteng, translated by Elisa Amado (Groundwood)
What Are You Doing? by Elisa Amado, illus. by Manuel Monroy (Groundwood)
The Wolves Return: A New Beginning for Yellowstone National Park by Celia Godkin (Pajama Press)
You Are Three by Sara O’Leary, illus. by Karen Klassen (Owlkids Books)


Fiction
The Goat by Anne Fleming (Groundwood)
Jungle Jitters by Lisa Dalrymple (Orca)>>>Orca Currents
Justine McKeen, Thermostat Chat by Sigmund Brouwer, illus. by Dave Whamond (Orca)>>>Orca Echoes
Kings of the Court by Alison Hughes (Orca)
The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue (HarperCollins Canada)
Masterminds: Payback by Gordon Korman (HarperCollins)
A Month of Mondays by Joëlle Anthony (Second Story Press
The Nor’Wester by David Starr (Ronsdale Press)
Olga And The Smelly Thing From Nowhere by Elise Gravel (HarperCollins Canada)
Show Mode by Raquel Rivera (Orca)>>>Orca Limelights
Sleath of the Ninja by Philip Roy (Ronsdale Press)>>> Book 8 in the Submarine Outlaw series
Summer’s End by Joel A. Sutherland (Scholastic Canada)


Young Adult
Bent Not Broken: Madeline and Justin by Lorna Schultz Nicholson (Clockwise Press)>>>third book in the One-2-One series
Blood on the Beach by Sarah N. Harvey & Robin Stevenson (Orca)
Breaking Faith by E. Graziani (Second Story Press)
The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex by Gabrielle Williams (Groundwood)
The Most Dangerous Thing by Leanne Lieberman (Orca)
Pinch Me by Gabrielle Prendergast (Orca)>>>Orca Soundings
Saying Good-bye to London by Julie Burtinshaw (Second Story Press)
Short for Chameleon by Vicki Grant (HarperCollins)
Show Mode by Raquel Rivera (Orca)
Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton (Viking Books for Young Readers)>>>sequel to Rebel of the Sands


Non-Fiction
Birthdays: Beyond Cake and Ice Cream by Nikki Tate and Dani Tate-Stratton (Orca)>>>Orca Origins
Eat This!: How Fast Food Marketing Gets You to Buy Junk (And How You Can Fight Back) by Andrea Curtis (Red Deer Press)
Eyes and Spies: How You're Tracked and Why You Should Know by Tanya Lloyd Kyi and Belle Wuthrich (Annick Press)
A Soldier’s Sketchbook: The Illustrated First World War Diary of R.H. Rabjohn by John Wilson (Tundra)
Top Dogs: True Stories of Canines that Made History by Elizabeth MacLeod (Annick Press)
What a Waste: Where Does Our Garbage Go? by Claire Eamer and Bambi Edlund (Annick Press)
Why Do Families Change? Our First Talk about Separation and Divorce by Dr. Jillian Roberts, illus. by Cindy Revell (Orca)
Wolf Island by Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read (Orca)





Picture Books
Along the River by Vanina Starkoff, translated by Jane Springer (Groundwood)
Atlantic Animal ABCs by Angela K. Doak (Nimbus)
Away by Emil Sher, illus. by Qin Leng (Groundwood)
Bertolt by Jacques Goldstyn (Enchanted Lion Books)
Elliot and the Impossible Fish by Rebecca North, illus. by Laurel Keating (Tuckamore Books)
Hand Over Hand by Alma Fullerton, illus by Renné Benoit (Second Story Press)
How Nivi Got Her Names by Laura Deal, illus. by Charlene Chua (Inhabit Media)
It’s Great Being a Dad by Dan Bar-el, illus. by Gina Perry (Tundra)
Milo and Georgie by Bree Galbraith, illus. by Josée Bisaillon (Owlkids Books)
More than Balloons by Lorna Crozier, illus. by Rachelle Anne Miller (Orca)
Mr. Postmouse Takes a Trip by Marianne Dubuc (Kids Can Press)>>> new book in series that includes Mr. Postmouse's Rounds and Here Comes Mr. Postmouse
The People of the Sea by Donald Uluadluak, illus. by Mike Mots (Inhabit Media)
pikiq by Yayo (Tradewind Books)
Sea Monkey and Bob by Aaron Reynolds, illus. bt Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Simon & Schuster)
Stop Feedin’ da Boids! by James Sage, illus. by Pierre Pratt (Kids Can Press)
Town is By the Sea by Joanne Schwartz, illus. by Sydney Smith (Groundwood)
Ukaliq and Kalla Go Fishing by Nadia Mike, illus. by Amanda Sandland (Inhabit Media)
Uncle Holland by JonArno Lawson, illus. by Natalie Nelson (Groundwood)
Water’s Children by Angele Delaunois, illus. by Gerard Frischeteau, translated by Erin Woods (Pajama Press)
Where the Heart Is by Satoe Tone (Simply Read)


Fiction
Cammie Takes Flight by Laura Best (Nimbus)
The Explorers: The Door in the Alley by Adrienne Kress (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner (Tundra)
Laura Monster Crusher by Wesley King (Puffin Canada)
Magic in the City by Heather Dyer, illus. by Serena Malyon (Kids Can Press)
Simone: The Best Monster Ever! by Rémy Simard (Owlkids Books)
Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Missing Mage by Liam O’Donnell, illus. by Mike Deas (Orca ) >>>Book 3
Waiting for Sophie by Sarah Ellis, illus. by Carmen Mok (Pajama Press)


Young Adult
Adele's Garden by Linda Amyot, translated by Norman Cornett (Coteau Books)
Defender by Graham McNamee (Wendy Lamb Books)
Forest of Ruin by Kelley Armstrong (Doubleday Canada)>>>final book in Age of Legends trilogy
Hannah and the Magic Eye by Tyler Enfield (Great Plains Teen Fiction)
Identify by Lesley Choyce (Orca)>>>Orca Soundings
Keeping the Beat by Marie Powell and Jeff Norton (Kids Can Press)
Maud by Melanie Fishbane (Penguin Teen Canada)
Me and Me by Alice Kuipers (HarperCollins Canada)
Missing by Kelley Armstrong (Doubleday Canada)>>>new Reeve’s End series
Rough Patch by Nicole Markotic (Arsenal Pulp Press) 
Terminate by Natasha Deen (Orca)>>>newest title in Retribution series
Undiscoverd Country by Jennifer Gold (Second Story Press)


Non-Fiction
10 Routes That Crossed the World by Gillian Richardson and Kim Rosen (Annick Press)
The Banana-Leaf Ball: How Play Can Change the World by Katie Smith Milway, illus. by Shane Evans (Kids Can Press)
Be a Night Detective: Solving the Mysteries of Twilight, Dusk, and Nightfall by Peggy Kochanoff (Nimbus)
The Big Book of Canada: Exploring the Provinces and Territories by Christopher Moore, illus. by Bill Slavin (Tundra)>>>updated edition
Eat Up: An Infographic Exploration of Food by Paula Ayer and Antonia Banyard (Annick Press)
Families Around the World by Margriet Ruurs, illus. by Jessica Rae Gordon (Kids Can Press)
Go For Liftoff!: How to train like an astronaut by Dave Williams and Loredana Cunti (Annick Press)
Lines, Bars and Circles: How Wiliam Playfair Invented Graphs by Helaine Becker, illus. by Marie-Eve Tremblay (Kids Can Press)
Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees by Mary Beth Leatherdale and Eleanor Shakespeare (Annick Press)
UP!: How Families Around the World Carry Their Little Ones by Susan Hughes, illus. by Ashley Barron (Owlkids Books)
Where Will I Live? by Rosemary McCarney (Second Story Press)





Picture Books
A Cage Went In Search of a Bird by Cary Fagan, illus. by Banafsheh Erfanian (Groundwood)
Carson Crosses Canada by Linda Bailey, illus. by Kass Reich (Tundra)
Colette’s Lost Pet by Isabelle Arsenault (Tundra)
Different? Same! by Heather Tekavec, illus. by Pippa Cumick (Kids Can Press)
The Fog by Kyo Maclear, illus. by Kenard Pak (Tundra)
Gathering by Theresa Meuse, illus. by Leonard Paul (Nimbus)
Grandfather and the Moon by Stépahnie Lapointe, illus. by Rogé (Groundwood)>>>translation of award-winning graphic novel
Greetings, Leroy by Itah Sadu, illus. by Alix Delinois (Groundwood)
If You Could Wear My Sneakers by Sheree Fitch and Darcia Labrosse (Nimbus)
Sukaq and the Raven by Roy Goose and Kerry McCluskey, illus. by Soyeon Kim (Inhabit Media)
The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do by Ashley Spires (Kids Can Press)
Wade’s Wiggly Antlers by Louise Bradford, illus. by Christine Battuz (Kids Can Press)
Whispers of Mermaids and Wonderful Things, edited by Sheree Fitch and Anne Hunt, illus. by Lloyd Fitzgerald (Nimbus)


Fiction
The Bonaventure Adventures by Rachelle Delaney (Puffin Canada)
Dingus by Andrew Larsen (Kids Can Press)
Knock About with the Fitzgerald Trouts by Esta Spalding, illus. by Sydney Smith (Tundra)
Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green (Pajama Press)
Mary Anning’s Curiosity by Monica Kulling, illus. by Melissa Castrillón (Groundwood)
Putuguq and Kubu by Danny Christopher, illus. by Astrid Arijanto (Inhabit Media0
Restart by Gordon Korman (Scholastic)
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt: A Narwhal and Jelly Book by Ben Clanton (Tundra)


Young Adult
Road Signs That Say West by Sylvia Gunnery (Pajama Press)
Stay by Katherine Lawrence (Coteau)
Two Times a Traitor by Karen Bass (Pajama Press)
The Way Back Home by Allan Stratton (Scholastic Canada)


Non-Fiction
Animals Do, Too!: How They Behave Just Like You by Etta Kaner, illus. by Marylin Faucher (Kids Can Press)
Explore the Wild Coast with Sam and Crystal by Gloria Snively, illus. by Karen Gillmore (Heritage House)
The Land Beyond the Wall: An Immigration Story by Veronika Martenova Charles (Nimbus)
Meatless: A Fresh Look at What You Eat by Sarah Elton, illus. by Julie McLaughlin (Owlkids Books)
My Canada: An Illustrated Atlas by Katheine Dearlove, illus. by Lori Joy Smith (Owlkids Books)





Picture Books
All Around the Circle by Cara Kansala, illus. by Max Dorey (Breakwater Books)
Polly MacCauley’s Finest, Divinest, Wooliest Gift of All: A Yarn for all Ages by Sheree Fitch, illus. by Daka Erdelji (Running The Goat Books and Broadsides)
Shooting Star Rider by Nayoung Jin. illus. by Geneviève Côté (Simply Read)
There, There by Tim Beiser, illus. by Bill Slavin (Tundra)
What’s My Superpower? by Aviaq Johnston, illus. by Tim Mack (Inhabit Media)


Fiction
Ghosts in the Garden by Judith Silverthorne (Coteau Books)>>>sequel to The Ghosts of Government House


Young Adult
Algonquin Sunset by Rick Revelle (Dundurn) >>>An Algonquin Quest Novel
Julia Defiant by Catherine Egan (Doubleday Canada)>>>sequel to Julia Vanishes
Maybe in Paris by Rebecca Christiansen (Sky Pony Press)
Saints, Misfits, Monsters and Mayhem by S.K. Ali (Salaam Reads)


Non-Fiction
Shark Lady: The Daring Tale of How Eugenie Clark Dove into History by Jess Keating and Marta Alvarez Miguens (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)
Why the Monster by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, illus. by Toma Feizo (Inhabit Media)





Picture Books
Christmas Wind by Stephanie Simpson McLellan (Red Deer Press)
The Good Morning Book by Lori Joy Smith (Simply Read)
Mitzi Tulane, Preschool Detective in The Secret Ingredient by Lauren McLaughlin, illus. by Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Random House Books for Young Readers)>>>Book 2
My Best Friend by Gilles Tibo, illus. by Janice Nadeau (Simply Read)
A Pattern for Pepper by Julie Kraulis (Tundra)
Ruby Rose, Big Bravos by Rob Sanders, illus. by Debbie Ridpath Ohi (HarperCollins)>>>Book 2
Searching for Sleep by Pierrette Dubé, illus. by Geneviève Godbout (Simply Read)
Sydney & Simon: To the Moon! by Paul A. Reynolds, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (Charlesbridge) 
Under-the-Bed Fred by Linda Bailey, illus. by Colin Jack (Tundra)
When the Moon Comes by Paul Harbridge, illus. by Matt James (Tundra)


Fiction
The Artsy Mistake Mystery by Sylvia McNicoll (Dundurn)>>>Book 2 in The Great Mistake Mysteries series
Chase by Linwood Barclay (Puffin)
Dog Night at the Story Zoo by Dan Bar-el, illus. by Vicky Nerino (Tundra)
How to Make Friends with a Ghost by Rebecca Green (Tundra)
Mort Ziff is not Dead by Cary Fagan (Puffin Canada)
The Night Garden by Polly Horvath (Puffin Canada)
The Painting by Charis Cotter (Tundra)
Where Oliver Fits by Cale Atkinson (Tundra)


Young Adult
Parasite Life by Victoria Dalpe (ChiTeen)
Thin Places by Lesley Choyce (Dundurn)>>>novel in verse
Tracker’s Canyon by Pam Withers (Dundurn)


Non-Fiction
What Makes a Monster? Discovering the  World's Scariest Creatures by Jess Keating (Knopf Books for Young Readers)>>>new book in The World of Weird Animals

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