July 01, 2017

Upcoming Summer and Fall Releases for 2017

I know that I don't need to apologize for all the books whose covers I could not include below but I feel like I'm disappointing readers, authors, illustrators and publishers who want to see certain books displayed in their graphic glory here.  But many different constraints prevent me from including every single book cover.  I hope that this smattering gives readers a small indication of the many books of youngCanLit coming out in the next few months and whets your reading appetites for the new year as well.  

Here are some that I am anxious to read:
  • Thin Places by Lesley Choyce (Dundurn) because it's a novel written in free verse and it's from Lesley Choyce;
  • The Man Who Loved Libraries: The Story of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Larsen and illustrated by Katty Maurey (Owlkids) because I love libraries too!;
  • Stolen Words by Melanie Florence and illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard (Second Story Press) because it's Melanie Florence's and the illustrations look both sad and hopeful;
  • The Winnowing by Vikki VanSickle (Scholastic) because it's a new direction for the writer yet I know she can write it all;
  • The Christmas Wind by Stephanie Simpson McLellan and illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan (Red Deer Press) because I look forward to seeing the synergy between two favourite youngCanLit contributors;
  • Game's End by Natasha Deen (Great Plains Teen Fiction) because I need to know how the princess of YA paranormal murder mysteries ends this series;
  • Spirit Trackers by Jan Bourdeau Waboose and illustrated by François Thisdale (Fifth House Publishers) because I've seen glimpses of the illustrations (one gracing the cover of the Fitzhenry & Whiteside catalogue and others on the illustrator's Facebook page) and they are surreal in their loveliness and storytelling;
  • That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E. K. Johnston (Dutton) because it's E.K. Johnston's and it's an alternate reality in which (according to E.K. Johnston's website) the British Empire never fell, the United States never rose and matchmaking is based on genetics (!);
  • Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes (Razorbill) because it's the newest book in her Falling Kingdoms high fantasy series;
  • The Brilliance of Bees by Colleen Nelson (Dundurn) because it's a new YA novel from Colleen Nelson (who is coming to this year's Eden Mills Writers' Festival); 
  • The Defiant by Lesley Livingston (HarperCollins Canada) because I need to know what happened to her gladiatrix Fallon from The Valiant; and 
  • Shelter by Céline Claire and illustrated by Qin Leng (Kids Can Press) because I am so touched by the book cover that softens my heart and a book blurb that suggests a story based in compassion and kindness, both of which need to be celebrated and exemplified.

There are lots of picture books, some graphic novels, lots of early readers and middle grade, as well as young adult and non-fiction. Get into a little history, a lot of hockey, some enlightenment and much humour because it's somewhere in this extensive collection of upcoming releases of youngCanLit.  Happy reading!

Picture Books
Fatima and the Clementine Thieves by Mireille Messier, illus. by Gabrielle Grimard (Red Deer Press)
The Good Morning Book by Lori Joy Smith (Simply Read)
Jon's Tricky Journey: A Story for Inuit Children with Cancer and Their Families by Patricia McCarthy, illus. by Hwei Lim (Inhabit Media)
Mitzi Tulane, Preschool Detective in The Secret Ingredient by Lauren McLaughlin, illus. by Debbie Ohi  (Random House Books for Young Readers)
Song on the Wind by Caroline Everson, illus. by Anne Marie Bourgeois (Fifth House Publishers)
Sydney & Simon: To the Moon! by Paul Reynolds, illus. by Peter Reynolds (Charlesbridge)
What's My Superpower? by Aviaq Johnston, illus. by Tim Mack (Inhabit Media)

Chase by Linwood Barclay (Puffin)
Clutch by Heather Camlot (Red Deer Press)
Dog Night at the Story Zoo by Dan Bar-el, illus. by Vicky Nerino (Tundra)
Heartwood Hotel: A True Home by Kallie George (HarperCollins Canada)
Heartwood Hotel: The Greatest Gift by Kallie George (HarperCollins Canada)
Shu-Li and the Magic Pear Tree by Paul Yee, illus. by Shaoli Wang (Tradewind Books)

Young Adult
I See England, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski (HarperCollins)
Thin Places by Lesley Choyce (Dundurn) >>>novel in verse
Tracker’s Canyon by Pam Withers (Dundurn)

Picture Books
Best Pirate by Kari-Lynn Winters, illus. Dean Griffiths (Pajama Press) >>>sequel to Bad Pirate and Good Pirate
Buddy and Earl Go to School by Maureen Fergus, illus. by Carey Sookocheff (Groundwood) >>>fourth book in Buddy and Earl series
Crazy for Hockey: Five All-Star Stories by Gilles Tibo, illus. by Bruno St-Aubin (Scholastic Canada) >>>five Nicholas stories
Federica by Scot Ritchie (Groundwood)
From Far Away by Robert Munsch, illus. by Saoussan Askar (Annick)
I Quit Grade One by Nancy Wilcox Richards, illus. by Tom Goldsmith (Scholastic Canada)
Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend by Naseem Hrab, illus. by Josh Holinaty (Owlkids)
Jump, Leap, Count Sheep: A Canadian Wildlife 123 by Geraldo Valério (Owlkids)
Me and You and the Red Canoe by Jean Pendziwol, illus. by Phil (Groundwood)
My Wounded Island by Jacques Pasquet, illus. by Marion Arbona, trans. by Sophie Watson (Orca)
Not Friends by Rebecca Bender (Pajama Press)>>>newest Giraffe and Bird book
A Pattern for Pepper by Julie Kaulis (Tundra)
Ruby Rose, Big Bravos by Rob Sanders, illus. by Debbie Ridpath Ohi (HarperCollins)
Seamus's Short Story by Heather Hartt-Sussman, illus. by Milan Pavlović (Groundwood)
Shooting Star Rider by Nayoung Jin, illus. by Geneviève Côté (Simply Read)
Thank You, Canada by Andrea Lynn Beck (Scholastic Canada)

The Artsy Mistake Mystery by Sylvia McNicoll (Dundurn)>>>new book in The Great Mistakes Mysteries
Bad Shot by Sylvia Taekema (Lorimer) >>>Lorimer Sports Stories
Golden Game by David Starr (Lorimer)
Mermaid Warrior Squad by Karin Adams, illus. by Janine Carrington (Lorimer)
Morgan the Brave by Ted Staunton and Will Staunton (Formac) >>>Be Brave, Morgan! series
Mort Ziff is not Dead by Cary Fagan (Puffin Canada)
Plunge by Eric Howling (Orca) >>>Orca Sports
Princess Pistachio and Maurice the Magnificent by Marie-Louise Gay (Pajama Press) >>>third Princess Pistachio early reader
Stick Pick by Steve Sandor (Lorimer) >>>Lorimer Sports Stories
Tournament Fugee by Dirk McLean (Lorimer)

Young Adult
90 Days of Different by Eric Walters (Orca)
Counting Wolves by Michael F. Stewart >>>described as The Breakfast Club meets Grimm's Fairy Tales (!)
Epic Fail by Cristy Watson (Lorimer) >>>Lorimer Sidestreets
Hit the Ground Running by Alison Hughes (Orca)
Ride or Die by Wanda Lauren Taylor (Lorimer) >>>Lorimer Sidestreets
Saving Grad by Karen Spafford-Fitz (Lorimer) >>>Lorimer Sidestreets
True to You by Tony Correia (Lorimer) >>>Lorimer Real Love series
You're You by Mette Bach (Lorimer) >>>Lorimer Real Love series
Zero Repeat Forever by G. S. Prendergast (Simon & Schuster) >>>first book in The Nahx Invasions

A Bear's Life by Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read (Orca)
The Man Who Loved Libraries: The Story of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Larsen, illus. by Katty Maurey (Owlkids)
Smiley: A Journey Love by Joanne George (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
What Makes a Monster? Discovering the World's Scariest Creature by Jess Keating (Knopf Books for Young Readers)

Picture Books
Bath Time by Susan Hughes (Annick)>>>board book, part of series with Nap Time and Play Time
Bedtime 1, 2, 3 by Eric Walters, illus. by Josée Bisaillon (Orca)
A Bedtime Yarn by Nicola Stanley, illus. by Olivia Chin Mueller (Tundra)
The Curiosity Cabinet by Ian Wallace (Groundwood)
Elf in the House by Ammi-Joan Paquette (Candlewick)
The Enormous Suitcase by Robert Munsch, illus. by Michael Martchenko (Scholastic Canada)
The Heart's Song by Gilles Tibo, illus. by Irene Luxbacher (Scholastic Canada)
I Love My Purse by Belle DeMont, illus. by Sonja Wimmer (Annick)
Kisimi Taimaippaktut Angirrarijarani / Only in My Hometown by Angnakuluk Friesen, illus. by Ippiksaut Friesen, trans. by Jean Kusugak (Groundwood) >>>translated into Inuktitut
Leap! by JonArno Lawson, illus. by Josée Bisaillon (Kids Can Press)
Letters to a Prisoner by Jacques Goldstyn, trans. by Angela Keenlyside (Owlkids) >>>wordless book inspired by Amnesty International letter-writing campaign
Malaika's Winter Carnival by Nadia L. Hohn (Groundwood) >>>sequel to Malaika's Costume
Me, Me, Me by Annika Dunklee, illus. by Lori Joy Smith (Kids Can Press)
Mr. Crum's Potato Predicament by Anne Renaud, illus. by Felicita Sala (Kids Can Press)
My Best Friend by Gilles Tibo, illus. by Janice Nadeau (Simply Read)
Nap Time by Susan Hughes (Annick)>>>board book, see Bath Time
Never Enough Hockey by Gilles Tibo, illus. by Bruno St-Aubin (Scholastic Canada)>>>a new Nicholas book
nipêhon / I Wait by Caitlin Nicholson, trans. by Leona Morin-Neilson (Groundwood) >>>written in Cree and English
One Piece of String by Marthe Jocelyn (Orca) 
One Red Button by Marthe Jocelyn (Orca)
Picture the Sky by Barbara Reid (Scholastic) >>>companion to Picture a Tree
Play Time by Susan Hughes (Annick)>>>board book, see Bath Time
Searching for Sleep by Pierrette Dubé, illus. by Geneviève Godbout (Simply Read)
Stolen Words by Melanie Florence, illus. by Gabrielle Grimard (Second Story Press)
Take Me Out to the Ice Rink by Stella Partheniou Grasso, illus. by Chris Jones (Scholastic Canada)
Under-the-Bed Fred by Linda Bailey, illus. by Colin Jack (Tundra)
The Walking Bathroom by Shauntay Grant, illus. by Erin Bennett Banks (Nimbus)
Whale Child by Caroll Simpson (Heritage House)
When the Moon Comes by Paul Harbridge, illus. by Matt James (Tundra)
Where Oliver Fits by Cale Atkinson (Tundra)
Yak and Dove by Kyo Maclear, illus. by Esme Shapiro (Tundra)

Abby in Wonderland by  Sarah Mlynowski (Scholastic)>>>Whatever After Special Edition
The Assassin's Curse by Kevin Sands (Aladdin) >>>Blackthorn Key Book 3
Clara Humble: Quiz Whiz by Anna Humphrey, illus. by Lisa Cinar (Owlkids)
The House Next Door by Joel A. Sutherland (Scholastic Canada)>>>part of new Haunted books
How to Be Brave by Nancy Wilcox Richards (Scholastic Canada)
Kill Screen by Joel A. Sutherland (Scholastic Canada)>>>part of new Haunted books
The Kingdom of No Worries by Philip Roy (Ronsdale)
Lark and the Diamond Caper by Natasha Deen, illus. by Marcus Cutler (Orca) >>>Orca Echoes
Listen for the Singing by Jean Little (Scholastic Canada)
Mine by Natalie Hyde (Scholastic Canada)
The Night Garden by Polly Horvath (Puffin Canada)
The Painting by Charis Cotter (Tundra)
Payback by Deb Loughead (Orca) >>>Orca Currents
Pop Quiz by Tom Ryan (Orca) >>>Orca Limelights
Railroad to Courage by Dan Rubenstein and Nancy Dyson (Ronsdale)
Slug Days by Sara Leach, illus. by Rebecca Bender (Pajama Press)
Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow illus. by Sydney Smith (Tundra)
Stricken by C. K. Kelly Martin (Dancing Cat Books)
Under-the-Bed Fred by Linda Bailey, illus. by Colin Jack (Tundra)
The Winnowing by Vikki VanSickle (Scholastic)

Young Adult
Caterpillars Can't Swim by Liane Shaw (Second Story Press)
A Death of Cold by Jim Sellers (Green Bold)
The Disappearance by Gillian Chan (Annick)
Fox Magic by Beverley Brenna, illus. by Miriam Körner (Red Deer Press)
Inside Hudson Pickle by Yolanda Ridge (Kids Can Press)
The Mosaic by Nina Berkhout (Groundwood)
On the Spectrum by Jennifer Gold (Second Story Press)
Overdrive by Dawn Ius (Simon Pulse)
Parasite Life by Victoria Dalpe (ChiTeen)
Plank's Law by Lesley Choyce (Orca)
Prince of Pot by Tanya Lloyd Kyi (Groundwood)
Up North by Jeff Ross (Orca)>>>Orca Soundings

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale (Annick)
Biometrics: Your Body and the Science of Security by Maria Birmingham, illus. by Ian Turner (Owlkids)
Birthdays Around the World by Margriet Ruurs, illus. by Ashley Barron (Kids Can Press)
Broken Pieces: An Orphan of the Halifax Explosion by Allison Lawlor (Nimbus)
Can Your Smartphone Change the World? by Erinne Paisley (Orca) >>>first in new series popactivism
Connor McDavid: Threat with the Puck by Lorna Schultz Nicholson, illus. by D. A Bishop (Scholastic Canada)>>> Amazing Hockey Stories series
Engineered!: Engineering Designs at Work by Shannon Hunt, illus. by James Gulliver Hancock (Kids Can Press)
Explore the Rocky Shore with Sam and Crystal by Gloria Snively, illus. by Karen Gillmore (Heritage House)
See What We Eat!: A First Book of Healthy Eating by Scot Ritche (Kids Can Press)
Shadow Warrior: Based on the true story of a fearless ninja and her network of female spies by Tanya Lloyd Kyi and Celia Krampien (Annick)
Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation by Monique Gray Smith (Orca)
To Look a Nazi in the Eye by Kathy Kacer with Jordana Lebowitz (Second Story Press)
Turtle Island: The Story of North America's First People by Eldon Yellowhorn and Kathy Lowinger (Annick)
Water Walker by Joanne Robertson (Second Story Press)
When Planet Earth Was New by James Gladstone, illus. by Katherine Diemert (Owlkids)

Picture Books
Baby Cakes by Theo Heras, illus. by Renne Benoit (Pajama Press) >>>a soft-to-touch book (I love these!)
Boonoonoonous Hair! by Olive Senior, illus. by Laura James (Tradewind Books)
Captain Monty Takes the Plunge by Jennifer Mook Sang, illus. by Liz Starin (Kids Can Press)
The Cat Came Back by Cordell Barker (Firefly and NFB)
The Christmas Wind by Stephanie Simpson McLellan, illus. by Brooke Kerrigan (Red Deer Press)
Cinderella and the Furry Slippers illus. by Raphaelle Barbanegre (Tundra)
A Day with Yayeh by Nicola I. Campbell, illus. by Julie Flett (Tradewind Books)
The Dog by Helen Mixter, illus. by Margarita Sada (Greystone Books)
Elisapee and Her Baby Seagull by Nadia Mike, illus. by Charlene Chua (Inhabit Media)
The Flying Squirrel Stowaways: From Halifax to Boston by Marijke Simons (Nimbus)
The Fox and the Fisherman by Marianne Dumas (Nimbus)
From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Cheng Thom, illus. by Kai Yun Ching and Wai-Yant Li (Arsenal Pulp Press)
Goodnight, Hockey Fans by Andrew Larsen, illus. by Jacqui Lee (Kids Can Press)
Guess How Much I Love Hockey by Harry Caminelli, illus. by Mark Kummer (Flowerpot Press)
Jammie Day! by Carrie Snyder, illus. by Brooke Kerrigan (Owlkids)
Maud Lewis 1, 2, 3 by Shanda LaRamee-Jones (Nimbus) >>>board book
Middle Bear by Susanna Isern, illus. by Manon Gauthier (Kids Can Press)
My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts by Torill Kove (Firefly and NFB)
Nimoshom and his Bus by Penny M. Thomas, illus. by Karen Hibbard (HighWater Press)
Once in a Blue Moon by Danielle Daniel (Groundwood)
Sam and Eva by Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Shelter by Céline Claire, illus. by Qin Leng (Kids Can Press)
Toys Talking by Leanne Shapton (Drawn & Quarterly)
Tricky by Kari Rust (Owlkids)
The Wolf, The Duck and the Mouse by Mac Barnett, illus. by Jon Klassen (Candlewick)
You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray Smith, illus. by Danielle Daniel (Orca)

5-Minute Hockey Stories by Meg Braithwaite, illus. by Nick Craine (HarperCollins Canada)
Baths in Trouble by Pamela McDowell, illus. by Kasia Charko (Orca) >>>Orca Echoes
A Blinding Light by Julie Lawson (Nimbus)
Camped Out by Daphne Greer (Orca) >>>Orca Currents
Christmas at Saddle Creek by Shelley Peterson (Dundurn) >>>Saddle Creek series
Coyote Tales by Thomas King, illus. by Byron Eggenschwiler (Groundwood) >>>collection of previously-published Coyote tales
The Disappearing Boy by Sonia Tilson (Nimbus)
Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr (Pajama Press)
The Gnawer of Rocks by Louise Flaherty, illus. by Jim Nelson (Inhabit Media)
Gold by John Wilson (Orca)>>>Orca Currents
In Too Deep by Andreas Oertel (Heritage House) >>>The Shenanigans series, Book 5
Louis Undercover by Fanny Britt, illus. by Isabelle Arsenault, trans. by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou (Groundwood)
Miriam's Secret by Debby Waldman (Orca)
POV by Ted Staunton (Orca) >>>Orca Limelights
The Princess Dolls by Ellen Schwartz, illus. by Mariko Ando (Tradewind Books)
Sit by Deborah Ellis (Groundwood)
Sled Dog School by Terry Lyn Johnson (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
The Theory of Hummingbirds by Michelle Kadarusman (Pajama Press)
The Things Owen Wrote by Jessica Scott Kerrin (Groundwood)
Up in Arms by Amanda Spottiswoode, illus. by Molly March (Heritage House)

Young Adult
36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You by Vicki Grant (Running Press)
Antila: Sword and Song by Kate Story (ChiZine)
The Biker's Brother by Peter Edwards (Annick)
Firewall by Sean Rodman (Orca) >>>Orca Soundings
Game's End by Natasha Deen (Great Plains Teen Fiction)>>>conclusion to Guardian series
Infiltrate by Judith Graves (Orca) >>>next book in Retribution series
Keepers of the Vault: Shadow and Spell by Marty Chan (Clockwise Press)>>>third book in Keepers in the Vault series
Kiss Me in New York by Catherine Rider (Kids Can Press)
The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli (HarperCollins Canada)
The Lost Causes by Jessica Etting and Alyssa Schwartz (Kids Can Press)
Munro vs. the Coyote by Darren Goth (Orca)
Out of Tune by Norah McClintock (Orca) >>>A Riley Donovan mystery
Scion of the Fox by S. M. Beiko (ECW Press)>>>first book in new series The Realms of Ancient
Siege of Shadows by Sarah Raughley (Simon & Schuster) >>>Book 2 in Effigies series
That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E. K. Johnston (Dutton)
The Thread War by Ian Donald Keeling (ChiZine) >>>sequel to The Skids
Yipee's Gold Mountain by Raquel Rivera (Red Deer Press)

Basketballogy by Kevin Sylvester (Annick)
Bugs From Head to Tail by Stacey Roderick, illus. by Kwanchai Moreya (Kids Can Press)
The Elephant Keeper: Caring for Orphaned Elephants in Zambia by Margriet Ruurs, illus. by Pedro Covo (Kids Can Press) >>>CitizenKid book
A Fair Deal: Shopping for Social Justice by Kari Jones (Orca) >>>Orca Footprints
Families by Jesse Mike and Kerry McCluskey,  illus. by Lenny Lishchenko (Inhabit Media)
Fault Lines: Understanding the Power of Earthquakes by Joanna Wagstaffe (Orca)
I Didn't Stand Up by Lucy Falcone, illus. by Mathilde Cinq-Mars (Clockwise Press)>>>picture book based on the poem "First They Came for the Socialists"
Innovation Nation: How Canadian innovators made the world smarter, smaller, kinder, safer, healthier, wealthier and happier by David Johnston and Tom Jenkins (Tundra)
The Man Who Knew Everything: The Strange Life of Athanasius Kircher by Marilee Peters, illus. by Roxanna Bikadoroff (Annick)
Rewilding: Giving Nature a Second Chance by Ann Love and Jane Drake (Annick)
Runner: The Life of Harry Jerome, World's Fastest Man by Norma Charles (Red Deer Press)
Spirited Away: Fairy Stories of Old Newfoundland by Tom Dawe, illus. by Veselina Tomova (Running the Goat Books and Broadsides)
The Way Downtown: Adventures in Public Transit by Inna Gertsberg, illus. by Mike Lowery (Kids Can Press)

Picture Books
Charles by Stephen Hume, illus. by Jessica Bromley Bartram (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
The Muskox and the Caribou by Nadia Mike (Inhabit Media)
Spirit Trackers by Jan Bourdeau Waboose, illus. by François Thisdale (Fifth House Publishers)
Una Huna: What is This? by Susan Aglukark (Inhabit Media)
Wild One by Jane Whittingham, illus. by Noel Tuazon (Pajama Press)
Woodrow at Sea by Wallace Edwards (Pajama Press)

Black Gold by Sara Cassidy, illus. by Helen Flook (Orca) >>>Orca Echoes
Getting the Brush Off by Mere Joyce (Orca) >>>Orca Limelights
Medusa's Scream by Melanie Jackson (Orca) >>>Orca Currents

Young Adult
Caged by Norah McClintock (Orca) >>>Orca Soundings
Heavy Freight by Sigmund Brouwer (Orca) >>>Orca Soundings
Recipe for Hate by Warren Kinsella (Dundurn)
Strangers by David A. Robertson (Portage & Main Press)>>>first book in new series The Reckoner

Hungry for Science by Kari-Lynn Winters and Lori Sherritt-Fleming, illus. by Peggy Collins (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)>>>poem collection that is a companion to Hungry for Math
Stories in the Clouds: Weather Science and Mythology From Around the World by Joan Marie Galat, illus. by Georgia Graham (Whitecap Books)

Young Adult
Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes (Razorbill) >>>Book 6 in Falling Kingdoms series

Animals Illustrated: Bowhead Whale by Joanasie Karpik (Inhabit Media)

Here's a sneak peek at some books I'm looking forward to being released in 2018 (sadly, only a few book covers are available at this time):

Picture Books
Olga: We're Out of Here! by Elise Gravel (HarperCollins Canada)
The Pink Umbrella illus. by Geneviève Godhout (Tundra)
Sakura's Cherry Blossoms by Robert Paul Weston, illus. by Misa Saburi (Tundra Books)
Trampoline Boy by Nan Forler, illus. by Marion Arbona (Tundra)
Where's Bunny? by Theo Heras, illus. by Renne Benoit (Pajama Press)

The Breadwinner: A graphic novel (Groundwood Books) >>>adaptation of Deb Ellis' original book of the same title
The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim: Monster by Shane Peacock (Tundra)>>>second book in the series
The Golden Road by L. M. Montgomery (Tundra)
The Ice Chips and the Magical Rink by Roy MacGregor and Kerry MacGregor (HarperCollins Canada)>>>first book in a new series
Inkling by Kenneth Oppel (HarperCollins)
Jane of Lantern Hill by L. M. Montgomery (Tundra)
Mistress Pat by L. M. Montgomery (Tundra)
Polly Diamond and the Magic Spell by Alice Kuipers (Chronicle Books) >>>first book in new series
The Story Girl by L. M. Montgomery (Tundra)
Timo Goes Camping by Victoria Allenby, illus. by Dean Griffiths (Pajama Press)>>>new book in Timo series
Wolfie and Fly: Band on the Run by Cary Fagan, illus. by Zoe Si (Tundra)

Young Adult
The Brilliance of Bees by Colleen Nelson (Dundurn)
The Defiant by Lesley Livingston (HarperCollins Canada) >>sequel to The Valiant; the cover is gorgeous but still not available for public viewing
Escalate by Sigmund Brouwer (Orca) >>>next book in Retribution series
Fourth Dimension by Eric Walters (Penguin Teen) >>>A Rule of 3 Book
Here So Far Away by Hadley Dyer (HarperCollins Canada)
The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray by E. Latimer (Tundra)

Bat Citizens: Defending the Ninjas of the Night by Rob Laidlaw (Pajama Press)
Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaprelli by Kyo Maclear, illus. by Julie Morstad (Tundra)
Counting on Katherine: The Story of How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker, illus. by Dow Phumiruk (Christy Ottaviano Books/Macmillan)
From the Heart of Africa: A book of Wisdom, collected by Eric Walters (Tundra)
Goodnight, Goodnight by Dennis Lee, illus. by Qin Leng (HarperCollins Canada)>>>poetry collection

n.b. Any errors are solely my own.  If you have information that would correct a mistake, include any omissions (of which I'm sure there will be many), please leave a comment so that I can amend my post appropriately. Thank you.

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