July 01, 2018

Upcoming releases for summer and fall of 2018

The late summer and fall of 2018 are going to be banner times of year for the publication of new youngCanLit.  There are over 200 books listed below (!!) and you know that I've probably missed a few dozen and will be amending this list for a few weeks as new titles are brought to my attention.  FYI: I'm happy to correct my omissions.

Some of the titles I'm most looking forward to reading include:
  • The Eleventh Hour by Jacques Goldstyn (Owlkids), a picture book to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice
  • Rosie's Glasses by Dave Whamond (Kids Can Press)>>>from the art genius who brought us My Think-A-Ma-Jink and Oddrey
  • The Almost Epic Squad: Mucus Mayhem,  a new series from Kevin Sylvester (yeah!) 
  • Billy Stuart and the Zintrepids, the English translation of the wildly popular French graphic novels by Alain M. Bergeron and illustrated by Sampar (from Orca)
  • Birdman, a picture book by Troon Harrison and illustrated by François Thisdale, about abolitionist and ornithologist Alexander Milton Ross (Red Deer Press);
  • North to Benjamin by Alan Cumyn, because it always seems to be too long between books; and, I almost forgot,
  • Julia Unbound by Catherine Egan, the conclusion to her amazing Witch's Child trilogy.
I hope you find at least a few great books here to which you can look forward to reading this fall.

Bone Beds of the Badlands by Shane Peacock (Nimbus)>>>Dylan Maples Mystery series re-release
Heartwood Hotel #4: Home Again by Kallie George, illus. by Stephanie Graegin (Disney Hyperion)
The Land of Yesterday by K. A. Reynolds (HarperCollins)
The Secret of the Silver Mines by Shane Peacock (Nimbus)>>>Dylan Maples Mystery series re-release

Meet Chris Hadfield by Elizabeth MacLeod, illus. by Mike Deas (Scholastic)
Meet Viola Desmond by Elizabeth MacLeod, illus. by Mike Deas (Scholastic)

Picture Book and Board Books
At the Pond by Werner Zimmerman (North Winds Press) 
Brady Brady and the Great Rink by Mary Shaw, illus. by Chuck Temple (Scholastic Canada) 
Brady Brady and the Runaway Goalie by Mary Shaw, illus. by Chuck Temple (Scholastic Canada) 
Buddy and Earl Meet the Neighbors by Maureen Fergus, illus. by Carey Sookocheff (Groundwood)>>>newest story Buddy and Earl series
The Bunny Band by Bill Richardson, illus. by Roxanna Bikadoroff (Groundwood)
Counting in Mi'kmaw / Mawkiljemk Mi'kmawiktut by Loretta Gould (Nimbus)
Deep Underwater by Irene Luxbacher (Groundwood)
Diwali Lights by Rina Singh (Orca) 
Fox and Squirrel Help Out by Ruth Ohi (North Winds Press) >>> another wonderful Fox and Squirrel book
I'm Glad You're Happy by Nahid Kazemi (Groundwood)
Moving Day! by Robert Munsch, illus. by Michael Martchenko (Scholastic Canada)
Mustafa by Marie-Louise Gay (Groundwood)
Out of the Blue by Wallace Edwards (North Winds Press)
Pinny in Fall by Joanne Schwartx, illus. by Isabelle Malenfant (Groundwood)>>>follow up to Pinny in Summer
Poppy and Sam and the Leaf Thief by Cathon (Owlkids)  
Sloth at the Zoom by Helaine Becker, illus. by Orbia (Owlkids)  
Splish, Splash, Foxes Dash! by Geraldo Valerio (Owlkids)

Almost Invisible by Maureen Garvie (Groundwood)
Called Up by Steven Sandor (Lorimer)>>>Lorimer Sports Stories
Elephant Secret by Eric Walters (Puffin Canada)
Empty Net by David Starr (Lorimer)>>>Lorimer Sports Stories 
Food Fight by Deborah Sherman (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)  
Inkling by Kenneth Oppel, illus. by Sydney Smith (HarperCollins)
In the Buff by Vicki Grant (Orca)>>>Orca Currents 
Lucky Break by Brooke Carter (Orca)>>>Orca Sports 
The Mask by Eric Howling (Orca)>>>Orca Sports
Megabat by Anna Humphrey, illus. by Kass Reich (Tundra)
Night of the Living Dolls by Joel A. Sutherland (Scholastic Canada)>>>newest horror in the Haunted series
Princess Pistachio Treasury by Marie-Louise Gay (Pajama Press)>>>collection of the three Princess Pistachio early readers
Offbeat by Megan Clendenan (Orca)>>>Orca Limelights
Raw Talent by Jocelyn Shipley (Orca)>>>Orca Limelights 
Running Behind by Sylvia Taekema (Orca)>>>Orca Currents
Tough Call by Kelsey Blair (Lorimer)>>>Lorimer Sports Stories  
Unity Club by Karen Spafford-Fitz (Orca)>>>Orca Currents 
Wildfire by Deb Loughead (Orca)>>>Orca Currents

Young Adult
Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari (Penguin Teen)
Bonjour Girl by Isabelle Laflèche (Dundurn)
Charming by Mette Bach (Lorimer)>>>Lorimer Real Love
Cinders by Mette Bach (Lorimer)>>>Lorimer Real Love
Cold Grab by Steven Barwin (Lorimer)>>>Lorimer Sidestreets  
Hide and Shriek by Alison Hughes (Orca)>>>Orca Soundings 
Julia Unbound by Catherine Egan (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers) >>>  the conclusion to the Witch's Child trilogy that began with Julia Vanishes and was followed by Julia Defiant
Mayan Murder by Martha Brack Martin (Orca)>>>Orca Soundings 
Push Back by Karen Spafford-Fitz (Lorimer)>>>Lorimer Sidestreets
Stowaway by Pam Withers (Dundurn)
The Thing You're Good At by Lesley Choyce (Orca)>>>Orca Soundings 

Breaking Through: Heroes in Canadian Women's Sport by Sue Irwin (Lorimer)>>>Lorimer Recordbooks 
Hayler Wickenheiser by Lorna Schultz Nicholson, illus. by D.A. Bishop (Scholastic Canada) >>>Amazing Athletes collection
My River: Cleaning Up the LaHave River by Stella Bowles with Anne Laurel Carter (Lorimer)
Mary, Who Wrote Frankenstein by Linda Bailey, illus. by Julie Sarda (Tundra)
A Whale's World by Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read (Orca)

Picture Books and Board Books
Africville by Shauntay Grant, illus. by Eva Campbell (Groundwood)
Angus All Aglow by Heather Smith, illus. by Alice Carter (Orca)
The Animals of Chinese New Year by Jen Sookfong Lee, trans. by Kileasa Wong (Orca) 
Anna at the Museum by Hazel Hutchins and Gail Herbert, illus. by Lil Crump (Annick) 
Brady Brady and the Great Exchange by Mary Shaw, illus. by Chuck Temple (Scholastic Canada) 
Brady Brady and the Puck on the Pond by Mary Shaw, illus. by Chuck Temple (Scholastic Canada) 
Canada Animals by Paul Covello (HarperCollins)>>>board book  
Classic Munsch ABC by Robert Munsch, illus. by Michael Martchenko (Annick) 
The Cold Little Voice by Alison Hughes, illus. by Jan Dolby (Clockwise Press) 
Florence & Leon by Simon Boulerice, illus. by Delphie Côté-Lacroix (Orca) 
A Good Day for Ducks by Jane Whittingham, illus. by Noel Tuazon (Pajama Press) 
Goodnight, Anne by Kallie George, illus. by Genevieve Godbout (Tundra)>>>inspired by Anne of Green Gables 
Grandmother's Visit by Betty Quan, illus. by Carmen Mok (Groundwood) 
The Imperfect Garden by Melissa Assaly, illus. by April dela Noche Milne (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) 
Island in the Salish Sea by Sheryl McFarlane, illus. by Leslie Redhead (Orca) 
It's Time for Bed by Ceporah Mearns and Jeremy Debicki, illus. by Tim Mack (Inhabit Media) 
Kiss by Kiss/ Ocêtôwina by Richard Van Camp, trans. by Mary Collins (Orca)>>> a counting book in Plains Cree and English 
The Log Driver's Waltz by Wade Hemsworth, illus. by Jennifer Phelan (Simon & Schuster) 
Lucy Tries Hockey by Lisa Bowes, illus. by James Hearne (Orca)>>>part of Lucy Tries Sports series 
Mamaqtuq! by The Jerry Cans, illus. by Eric Kim (Inhabit Media)>>>based on a song by The Jerry Cans 
One House by Sarah MacNeill (Orca) 
On My Swim by Kari-Lynn Winters, illus. by Christina Leist (Tradewind)>>>newest title in series that includes On My Walk and On My Skis 
The Reptile Club by Maureen Fergus, illus. by Elina Ellis (Kids Can Press) 
Rosie's Glasses by Dave Whamond (Kids Can Press) 
Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo by David Myles, illus. by Murray Bain (Nimbus) 
Sir Simon: Super Scarer by Cale Atkinson (Tundra) 
Team Steve by Kelly Collier (Kids Can Press)>>>A Horse Named Steve is back 
Threads by Torill Kove (Firefly)>>>based on the NFB short 
A West Coast Summer by Caroline Woodward, illus. by Carol Evans (Harbour Publishing) 
Whose Bum? by Chris Tougas (Orca) 
The Wild Beast by Eric Walters, illus. by Sue Todd (Orca)>>>African creation story of the wildebeest 
The Zombie Prince by Matt Beam, illus. by Luc Melanson (Groundwood)

The Almost Epic Squad: Mucus Mayhem by Kevin Sylvester, illus. by Britt Wilson (Scholastic Canada) >>>new series!!!
Anne Arrives by Kallie George, illus. by Abigail Halpin (Tundra)
Anyone's Game by Sylv Chiang (Annick)>>>Cross Ups, Book 2
Billy Stuart and the Zintrepids by Alain M. Bergeron, illus. by Sampar (Orca)>>>first of the English language translations of the award-winning French graphic novels
Blackwells and the Briny Deep by Philippa Dowding (Dundurn)>>> newest book in Weird Stories Gone Wrong series
Bright Shining Moment by Deb Loughead (Second Story Press)
Bus to the Badlands by Margriet Ruurs, illus. by Claudia Davila (Orca)>>>Orca Echoes
A Cage Without Bars by Anne Dublin (Second Story Press)
Call of the Wraith by Kevin Sands (Aladdin)>>> fourth book in the Blackthorn Key series
Clara Humble and the Kitten Caboodle by Anna Humphrey, illus. by Lisa Cinar (Owlkids) >>>sequel to Clara Humble and the Not-So-Super Powers and Clara Humble Quiz Whiz
The Divided Earth by Faith Erin Hicks (First Second)>>>conclusion to The Nameless City graphic novel trilogy
Dodger Boy by Sarah Ellis (Groundwood)
A Grain of Rice by Nhung Tran-Davies (Tradewind)
The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter (Tundra)
Ice Chips and the Haunted Hurricane by Roy MacGregor and Kerry MacGregor (HarperCollins)>>>Book 2
The Lotterys More or Less by Emma Donoghue (HarperCollins)
Miles to Go by Beryl Young (Heritage House)
The Missing Donut by Judith Henderson, illus. by T.L. McBeth (Kids Can Press)>>> new series Big Words Small Stories
My Life as a Diamond by Jenny Manzer (Orca) 
The Mystery of Croaker's Island by Linda DeMeulemeester (Heritage House)
No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen (Tundra)
Planet Grief by Monique Polak (Orca)
Red River Resistance by Katherena Vermette, illus. by Scott Henderson (HighWater Press)>>>A Girl Called Echo Vol. 2, sequel to Pemmican Wars
Sabotage Stage Left by Casey Lyall (Sterling Children's Books)>>>Book 3 in Howard Wallace P.I. series 
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier (Puffin Canada)
Tree Musketeers by Norma Charles (Ronsdale)
TV Six by Jeff Zentner (Tundra)
Very Rich by Polly Horvath (Puffin Canada) 
Weather or Not by Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren Myracle (Scholastic)>>>Upside Down Magic #5

Young Adult
The Band of Merry Kids by David Skuy (DCB) 
Body Swap by Sylvia McNicoll (Dundurn)
Children of the Bloodlands by S. M. Beiko (ECW Press)>>>Book 2 in The Realms of Ancient series, sequel to Scion of the Fox
Confessions of a Teenage Leper by Ashley Little (Penguin Teen Canada)
Deep Girls by Lori Weber (DCB)
Finding Grace by Daphne Greer (Nimbus)
The Garden by Meghan Ferrari (Red Deer Press)
The House of One Thousand Eyes by Michelle Barker (Annick)
How Far We Go and How Fast by Nora Decter (Orca)
Infinite Blue by Darren Groth and Simon Groth (Orca)
Kate's Ring by Donna Grassby (Red Deer Press)
Kens by Raziel Reid (Penguin Teen Canada)
Sadie by Courtney Summers (Wednesday Books)
The Story of My Face by Leanne Baugh (Second Story Press)
Strangers by Meaghan McIsaac (Andersen Press) >>>follow up to Movers
The Third Act by John Wilson (Orca)

50 Things to See with a Telescope by John A. Read (Lorimer)
Africville: An African Nova Scotian community is demolished — and fights back by Gloria Ann Wesley (Lorimer)>>>Righting Canada's Wrongs series
After Life: Ways We Think About Death by Merrie-Ellen Wilcox (Orca) 
All About Anne Created by Anne Frank House, illus. by Huck Scarry (Second Story Press)
Black Women Who Dared by Naomi M. Moyer (Second Story Press)
Can Your Conversations Change the World? by Erinne Paisley (Orca) 
City Bugs by Antonia Banyard (Annick)>>>board book in new series Critters 
City Critters by Antonia Banyard (Annick)>>> Book 2 in new board book series Critters
Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate?: How Animals Keep Warm by Etta Kaner, illus. by John Martz (Owlkids) 
Go Show the World: A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes by Wab Knew, illus. by Joe Morse (Tundra)
Hungry for Science: Poems to Crunch On by Kari-Lynn Winters and Lori Sherritt-Fleming, illus. by Peggy Collins (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) >>> from same collaborators who brought us Hungry for Math: Poems to Munch On
My First Book of Canadian Birds by Andrea Miller, illus. by Angela Doak (Nimbus)
On the News: Our First Talk about Tragedy by Dr. Jillian Roberts, illus. by Jane Heinrichs (Orca)>>>part of The World Around Us series
Out of the Ice: How Climatic Change is Revealing the Past by Claire Eamer, illus. by Drew Shannon (Kids Can Press)
That's Not Hockey! by Andrée Poulin, illus. by Félix Girard (Annick)>>>picture book about legendary goalie Jacques Plante
The True Tale of a Giantess: The Story of Anna Swan by Anne Renaud, illus. by Marie Lafrance (Kids Can Press) 

Picture Books and Board Books
Ara the Star Engineer by Komal Singh, illus. by Ipek Konak (Page Two) 
Auntie Luce's Talking Painting by Francie Latour, illus. by Ken Daley (Groundwood) 
Birdman by Troon Harrison, illus. by François Thisdale (Red Deer Press) 
Bitter and Sweet by Sandra V. Feder, illus. by Kyrsten Brooker (Groundwood) 
The Eleventh Hour by Jacques Goldstyn (Owlkids) 
The Gathering by Theresa Meuse, illus. by Arthur Stevens (Nimbus) 
A Giant Man from a Tiny Town: A Story of Angus MacAskill by Tom Ryan, illus. by Christopher Hoyt (Nimbus) 
Giraffe and Bird Together Again by Rebecca Bender (Pajama Press)>>>yeah! another Giraffe and Bird book 
Hotel Fantastic by Thomas Gibault (Kids Can Press)
How to Catch a Bear Who Loves to Read by Andrew Katz and Juliana Léveillé-Trudel, illus. by Joseph Sherman (Crackboom Books)
I am Small by Qin Leng (Kids Can Press) 
Ira Crumb Feels the Feelings by Naseem Hrab, illus. by Josh Holinaty (Owlkids) 
The Moon Watched It All by Shelley Leedahl, illus. by Aino Anto (Red Deer Press) 
The Night the Forest Came to Town illus. by Annie Wilkinson (Orca) 
The Sinking of Captain Otter by Troy Wilson, illus. by Maira Chiodi (Owlkids) 
Sleep, Sheep! by Kerry Sparrow, illus. by Guillaume Perreault (Kids Can Press) 
Small Things Make Me Happy by Doretta Groenendyk (Acorn Press) 
Una Huna: What is This? by Susan Aglukark, illus. by Danny Christopher and Amanda Sandland (Inhabit Media) 
Will Ladybug Hug? by Hilary Leung (Cartwheel Books) 
A World of Kindness from the Editors and Illustrators of Pajama Press (Pajama Press)>>> art from Rebecca Bender, Suzanne Del Rizzo, Brian Deines, Wallace Edwards Kin La Fave, Dean Griffiths, Manon Gauthier, François Thisdale and Tara Anderson

The Case of the Berry Burglars by Liam O'Donnell, illus. byAurelie Grant (Owlkids)>>>West End Detectives Book 3 
Connect the Scott by Evan Munday (ECW Press)>>>fourth book in The Dead Kid Detective Agency series
Follow the Goose Butt to Nova Scotia by Odette Barr, Colleen Landry and Beth Weatherbee, illus. by Odette Barr (Nimbus) >>> sequel to Follow the Goose Butt
The Fox Wife by Beatrice Deer, illus. by DJ Herron (Inhabit Media)>>>graphic novel based on author's song Fox
The Great Googlini by Sara Cassidy, illus. by Charlene Chua (Orca)>>>Orca Echoes 
Isobel's Stanley Cup by Kristin Butcher (Crwth Press)  
Lark Takes a Bow by Natasha Deen, illus. by Marcus Cutler (Orca)>>>Orca Echoes  
Rescue in the Rockies by Rita Feutl (Coteau) 
The Ruined City: The Golden Mask by John Wilson (Orca)   
Seeing Red by Sarah Mlynowski (Scholastic)>>>Whatever After series, Book 12 
Swallow's Dance by Wendy Orr (Pajama Press) 
Wicked Nix by Lena Coakley  (HarperCollins)

Young Adult
Lost Boy by Shelley Hrdlitschka (Orca)>>>companion book to Sister Wife
Monsters by David A. Robertson (HighWater Press)>>>second book in The Reckoner series that began with Strangers
Murder at the St. Alice by Becky Citra (Coteau)
Rank 6: Firestorm by Barry McDivitt (Thistledown)
Under the Floorboard by Wendy Ranby (Nimbus)  
Worthy of Love by Andre Fenton (Lorimer)
You Are the Every Thing by Karen Rivers (Algonquin)

Animals Illustrated: Arctic Fox by William Flaherty, illus. by Sean Bigham (Inhabit Media)
The Birdman: A Journey with the Underground Railroad's Most Daring Abolitionist by Troon Harrison (Red Deer Press)
Birds from Head to Tail by Stacey Roderick, illus. by Kwanchai Mariya (Kids Can Press)
Christmas: From Solstice to Santa by Nikki Tate and Dani Tate-Stratton (Orca>>>Orca Origins
Destination: Space by Dave Williams (Annick)>>>Dr. Dave - Astronaut series
Dive In!: Exploring Our Connection with The Ocean by Ann Eriksson (Orca)>>>Orca Footprints 
Do You Know Owls? by Alain M. Bergeron, Michel Quintin and Sampar, illus. by Sampar (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)>>>newest titles in Do You Know...? graphic non-fiction series
Do You Know Piranhas? by Alain M. Bergeron, Michel Quintin and Sampar, illus. by Sampar (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)>>>newest titles in Do You Know...? graphic non-fiction series
Dr. Jo: How Sarah Josephine Baker Saved the Lives of America's Children by Monica Kulling, illus. by Julianna Swaney (Tundra)
Earthrise: Apollo 8 and the Photo That Changed the World by James Gladstone, illus. by Christy Lundy (Owlkids)
Flow, Spin, Grow: Looking for Patterns in Nature by Patchen Barss, illus. by Todd Stewart (Owlkids)
Growing Up in Wild Horse Canyon by Karen Autio, illus. by Loraine Kemp (Crwth Press)
Hubots: Real-World Robots Inspired by Humans by Helaine Becker, illus. by Alex Ries (Kids Can Press)
Too Young to Escape by Van Ho and Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (Pajama Press)
Wild Buildings and Bridges: Architecture Inspired by Nature by Etta Kaner, illus. by Carl Wiens (Kids Can Press) 

Picture Books and Board Books
Kiviuq and the Bee Woman by Noel McDermott, illus. by Toma Feizo Gas (Inhabit Media)
Our New Kittens by Theo Heras, illus. by Alice Carter (Pajama Press)
Owls are Good at Keeping Secrets by Sara O'Leary, illus. by Jacob Grant (Tundra)
Simonie and the Dance Contest by Gail Matthews, illus. by Ali Hinch (Inhabit Media)

Flooded Earth by Mardi McConnochie (Pajama Press)
North to Benjamin by Alan Cumyn (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books)
Penguin Days by Sara Leach, illus. by Rebecca Bender (Pajama Press)>>>sequel to Slug Days
Putuguq and Kublu and the Qalupalik by Roselynn Akulukjuk and Danny Christopher, illus. by Astrid Arijanto (Inhabit Media)>>> sequel to easy graphic novel Putuguq and Kublu

Young Adult
Going Viral by Amy Alward (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)>>>final book in the Potion Diaries series
Legacy of Light by Sarah Raughley (Simon Pulse)>>>final book in the Effigies trilogy

Of course there will be hundreds more books coming out in 2019 but here's a handful to start anticipating:

The Afterward by E. K. Johnston (Dutton Books for Young Readers)

The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena (Penguin Random House Canada)

A Box of Bones by Marina Cohen (Roaring Brook Press)

Moon Wishes by Patricia Storms and Guy Storms, illus. by Milan Pavlovic (Groundwood)

Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray by Jess Keating (Scholastic)>>>first book in a new middle-grade series called Genius Academy

Princess Puffybottom ... and Darryl by Susin Nielsen, illus. by Olivia Chin Mueller (Tundra)

What are You Doing, Benny? by Cary Fagan, illus. by Kady MacDonald Denton (Tundra)

Who is Tanksy? by Bev Katz (Orca)