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  • Borders

    Borders

    2021/2022

    By Thomas King

    HarperCollins Canada

    October 15, 2021

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesActivismEmotions and Social AwarenessIndigenous

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    A powerful graphic novel adaptation of the Thomas King short story, Borders explores themes of identity, belonging, and is a poignant depiction of the significance of a nation’s physical borders from an Indigenous perspective.

  • Charming as a Verb

    Charming as a Verb

    2021/2022

    By Ben Philippe

    HarperCollins / Balzer + Bray

    October 13, 2020

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesHumourLove and Romance

    Age / Grade 14-18 / Grades 9+

    From the award-winning author of The Field Guide to the North American Teenager comes a whip-smart and layered romantic comedy. Perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and Jenny Han.

  • Chasing Bats and Tracking Rats: Urban Ecology, Community Science, and How We Share Our Cities

    Chasing Bats and Tracking Rats: Urban Ecology, Community Science, and How We Share Our Cities

    2021/2022

    By Cylita Guy

    Annick Press

    October 12, 2021

    Non-Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesNature and environmentSTEM

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    A gripping narrative non-fiction with STEM and social justice themes that proves cities can be surprisingly wild places—and why understanding urban nature matters.

  • Dragon Assassin: Royal Blood

    Dragon Assassin: Royal Blood

    2021/2022

    By Arthur Slade

    Scholastic Canada

    June 1, 2021

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipHumourSci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6 12-14 / Grades 7-8

    When Carmen becomes separated from Brax, she finds herself alone as an outsider in a strange land where she is seen as either a slave or food. She must use her assassin training, and the magical bond she shares with Brax, to survive and save him.

  • Finding Home: The Journey of Immigrants and Refugees

    Finding Home: The Journey of Immigrants and Refugees

    2021/2022

    By Jen Sookfong Lee

    Orca Book Publishers

    March 16, 2021

    Non-Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipHistory

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    In Finding Home we explore the history of human migration, the current issues facing immigrants and refugees today, and the stories of people who have moved across the globe looking for safety, security and happiness.

  • Genie Meanie

    Genie Meanie

    2021/2022

    By Mahtab Narsimhan

    Orca Book Publishers

    February 16, 2021

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and Friendship

    Age / Grade 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    In this partially illustrated chapter book, an eight-year-old girl confronts a bully with the help of a genie she discovers has been living in a spice bottle her grandmother left her.

  • Gurple and Preen

    Gurple and Preen

    2021/2022

    By Debbie Ridpath Ohi

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

    August 25, 2020

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten

    This wildly imaginative, crayon-inspired picture book shows that with a bit of teamwork and a universe of creativity, anything is possible!

  • Hatch

    Hatch

    2021/2022

    By Kenneth Oppel

    HarperCollins Canada

    September 15, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesHorrorNon-FictionSci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6 12-14 / Grades 7-8

  • Hoppy Go Lucky: A Graphic Novel (Bunbun & Bonbon #2)

    Hoppy Go Lucky: A Graphic Novel (Bunbun & Bonbon #2)

    2021/2022

    By Jess Keating

    Scholastic Canada

    February 2, 2021

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipHumourNature and environment

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    A bad-luck day turns into an epic quest in the second book in this graphic novel series starring a chipper young bunny and a fancy talking candy. Hoppy Go Lucky will delight emerging readers who are eager to dive in to graphic novels!

  • It Came From the Basement (The Lunch Club)

    It Came From the Basement (The Lunch Club)

    2021/2022

    By Dom Pelletier

    Scholastic Canada

    October 27, 2020

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipHumourMystery

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    It’s the first day at a new school for unicorn-loving, practical Tia. It’s hard to be the new kid but she finds an unlikely friend in Leo. Together they notice strange occurrences around the school and seek to find out who (or what) is behind it all!

  • Little Moar and the Moon

    Little Moar and the Moon

    2021/2022

    By Roselynn Akulukjuk

    Inhabit Media

    October 12, 2021

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessHumourIndigenous

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    Moar has always loved autumn—playing outside with his friends, feeling the weather get colder—but there is one thing about autumn that really worries Moar. The moon. The days become shorter and the moon, with its creepy face and eerie smile...

  • Lone Runner

    Lone Runner

    2021/2022

    By Dirk McLean

    James Lorimer & Company

    February 16, 2021

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesSports and Games

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6 12-14 / Grades 7-8

    Lone Runner, the latest in Dirk McLean’s sports series for Young Adults, tells the story of a Scarborough high school student as she competes for a spot on the cross-country running team.

  • Malaika’s Surprise

    Malaika’s Surprise

    2021/2022

    By Nadia L. Hohn

    Groundwood Books

    March 1, 2021

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and Friendship

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    When Malaika finds out she is going to have a new baby brother or sister, she worries that her mother will forget about her. But a surprise arrives on Malaika’s birthday that gives her more reason to celebrate her family’s love.

  • My Heart Beats

    My Heart Beats

    2021/2022

    By Rina Singh

    Orca Book Publishers

    April 13, 2021

    Fiction

    Board Book

    ThemesFamily and Friendship

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years

    A photographic board book that features the sounds of heartbeats from around the world.

  • On the Trapline

    On the Trapline

    2021/2022

    By David A. Robertson

    Tundra Books

    May 4, 2021

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipIndigenousNature and environment

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten

    A boy and Moshom, his grandpa, travel to visit a place very special to Moshom – the trapline his family used when he grew up. The boy imagines life two generations ago, and what is different and what is similar to his life now.

  • Percy’s Museum

    Percy’s Museum

    2021/2022

    By Carmen Mok

    Groundwood Books

    April 1, 2021

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipNature and environment

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten

    A sweet story about embracing change, the excitement of discovery and the wonder of nature and new friends.

  • Raven, Rabbit, Deer

    Raven, Rabbit, Deer

    2021/2022

    By Jennifer Faria

    Pajama Press

    November 24, 2020

    Non-Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipIndigenousNature and environment

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    A boy greets animal neighbours on a snowy walk, learning their names and tracks from his beloved grandfather.

  • Simon and Chester: Super Detectives

    Simon and Chester: Super Detectives

    2021/2022

    By Cale Atkinson

    Tundra Books

    February 9, 2021

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipHumourMystery

    Age / Grade 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    Welcome to the world of Simon and Chester, ghost and boy duo extraordinaire. They like to kick butt and take names. They don't like chores. They are best friends. And they are about to solve the MYSTERY OF A LIFETIME.

  • Stealing Home

    Stealing Home

    2021/2022

    By J. Torres

    Kids Can Press

    October 5, 2021

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesHistorySports and Games

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6 12-14 / Grades 7-8

    A young boy's love for baseball helps him cope with life in a Japanese internment camp in BC. A historically accurate, thoroughly researched account of the events surrounding the internment of Japanese Canadians during World War II.

  • Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story (10th Anniversary Edition)

    Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story (10th Anniversary Edition)

    2021/2022

    By David A. Robertson

    HighWater Press

    May 25, 2021

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesHistoryIndigenous

    Age / Grade 14-18 / Grades 9+

    From award-winning writer David A. Robertson comes this timeless graphic novel about the awe-inspiring resilience of Betty Ross. Read her story of strength, family, and culture, now in full colour.

  • Tell Me When You Feel Something

    Tell Me When You Feel Something

    2021/2022

    By Vicki Grant

    Penguin Teen Canada

    June 15, 2021

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipMystery

    Age / Grade 14-18 / Grades 9+

    It seemed like a cool part-time program -- being a "simulated" patient for med school students to practice on. But now vivacious, charismatic Viv lies in a very real coma. What really happened? Each student has a reason why they can't tell the truth.

  • The Bee

    The Bee

    2021/2022

    By Becky Han

    Inhabit Media

    October 5, 2021

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesHumourIndigenousNature and environment

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    When the narrator of this fun and silly book—based on an award-winning song by Inuit singer-songwriter Becky Han—is startled by the buzzing of a bee, she sets off on an exciting adventure!

  • The Bones of Ruin (#1)

    The Bones of Ruin (#1)

    2021/2022

    By Sarah Raughley

    Margaret K. McElderry Books (Simon & Schuster)

    September 7, 2021

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesHistorySci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 14-18 / Grades 9+

    An African tightrope walker who can’t die gets embroiled in a secret society’s deadly gladiatorial tournament in this thrilling historical fantasy set in an alternate 1880s London, perfect for fans of The Last Magician and The Gilded Wolves.

  • The Case of the Burgled Bundle (Book 3 in The Mighty Muskrats Mystery Series)

    The Case of the Burgled Bundle (Book 3 in The Mighty Muskrats Mystery Series)

    2021/2022

    By Michael Hutchinson

    Second Story Press

    June 4, 2021

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipIndigenousMystery

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6 12-14 / Grades 7-8

    The National Assembly of Cree Peoples has gathered together in the Windy Lake First Nation, home to the Mighty Muskrats. But when the memory bundle, the center of a four-day long ceremony, is taken, the four mystery-solving cousins set out ...

  • The Fabulous Zed Watson!

    The Fabulous Zed Watson!

    2021/2022

    By Basil Sylvester Kevin Sylvester

    HarperCollins Canada

    January 26, 2021

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipMystery

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    The literary scavenger hunt of a lifetime, starring an endlessly endearing non-binary tween! Co-authored by child-parent duo Basil Sylvester and Kevin Sylvester, this is a vibrant and enormous-hearted story about friendship, identity, and belonging.

  • The Field Guide to the North American Teenager

    The Field Guide to the North American Teenager

    2021/2022

    By Ben Philippe

    HarperCollins Canada

    January 7, 2020

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessHumour

    Age / Grade 14-18 / Grades 9+

    Norris Kaplan is clever, cynical and quite possibly too smart for his own good. A Black French Canadian, he knows from watching American sitcoms that those three things don't bode well when you are moving to Austin, Texas.

  • The Rock from the Sky

    The Rock from the Sky

    2021/2022

    By Jon Klassen

    Candlewick Press

    April 13, 2021

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesHumourMysterySci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    Here comes The Rock from the Sky, a hilarious meditation on the workings of friendship, fate, shared futuristic visions, and that funny feeling you get that there’s something off somewhere.

  • The Sour Cherry Tree

    The Sour Cherry Tree

    2021/2022

    By Naseem Hrab

    Owlkids Books

    October 15, 2021

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and Friendship

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    A heartwarming look at love, loss, and memorable objects through the eyes of a child.

  • Thrive

    Thrive

    2021/2022

    By Kenneth Oppel

    HarperCollins Canada

    May 4, 2021

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesHorrorNature and environmentSci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 12-14 / Grades 7-8

    Thrive is the thrilling conclusion to the nationally bestselling Bloom Trilogy. It will leave readers on the edge of their seats as they race to finish!

  • Tough Like Mum

    Tough Like Mum

    2021/2022

    By Lana Button Carmen Mok

    Tundra Books

    April 12, 2021

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipHealth and Wellness

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten

    In this tender exploration of a mother-daughter relationship, Kim and her mother learn that in order to support and truly take care of each other, sometimes being tough means showing vulnerability and asking for help.

  • Tremendous Things

    Tremendous Things

    2021/2022

    By Susin Nielsen

    Penguin Teen Canada

    May 25, 2021

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipHumourLove and Romance

    Age / Grade 12-14 / Grades 7-8 14-18 / Grades 9+

    Clueless Wilbur experienced a life-altering embarrassing moment the first day of middle-school. Now in Grade Nine, band geek Wilbur tries to rise above his reputation and impress the visiting Parisian exchange student with his newfound confidence

  • Wild Outside: Around the World with Survivorman

    Wild Outside: Around the World with Survivorman

    2021/2022

    By Survivorman Les Stroud

    Annick Press

    September 3, 2021

    Non-Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesNature and environment

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    Survivorman Les Stroud tells stories of his amazing wilderness adventures, sharing survival tips, nature facts and other intriguing details to get kids excited about having their own outdoor adventures.

  • 36 Questions that Changed My Mind About You

    36 Questions that Changed My Mind About You

    By Vicki Grant

    Running Press

    September 8, 2020

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesHumourLove and Romance

    Age / Grade 14-18 / Grades 9+

    Inspired by the real psychology study popularized by the New York Times and its "Modern Love" column, this contemporary YA is perfect for fans of Eleanor and Park.

  • A Forest in the City

    A Forest in the City

    By Andrea Curtis

    Groundwood Books

    April 1, 2019

    Fiction

    ThemesNature and environmentPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Bilal Cooks Daal

    Bilal Cooks Daal

    By Anoosha Syed

    Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

    April 6, 2019

    Fiction

    ThemesCooking / FoodPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Bloom

    Bloom

    By Kenneth Oppel

    HarperCollins Canada

    February 11, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesAdventureSci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6 12-14 / Grades 7-8

  • Body Swap

    Body Swap

    By Sylvia McNicoll

    Dundurn Press

    May 1, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesSci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 12-14 / Grades 7-8 14-18 / Grades 9+

  • Broken Strings

    Broken Strings

    By Eric Walters

    Puffin Canada

    September 8, 2020

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessHistoryLove and Romance

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6 12-14 / Grades 7-8

    A violin and a middle-school musical unleash a dark family secret in this moving story by an award-winning author duo. .

  • Canada Fun!

    Canada Fun!

    By Paul Covello

    HarperCollins Canada

    September 15, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesNon-FictionPicture Book

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years

    Board Book

  • Canadian Women Now and Then

    Canadian Women Now and Then

    By Elizabeth MacLeod

    Kids Can Press

    April 7, 2020

    Non-Fiction

    ThemesBiographyNon-Fiction

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • Don’t Stand So Close to Me

    Don’t Stand So Close to Me

    By Eric Walters

    Orca Book Publishers

    September 22, 2020

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and Friendship

    Age / Grade 12-14 / Grades 7-8

    In this novel for middle readers, 13-year-old Quinn and her friends try to adjust to life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Eat Your Rocks, Croc!

    Eat Your Rocks, Croc!

    By Jess Keating

    Scholastic Canada

    May 1, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesHumourNature and environmentNon-FictionPicture BookSTEM

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Elements of Genius #1: Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray

    Elements of Genius #1: Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray

    By Jess Keating

    Scholastic Canada

    May 5, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesAdventureSTEM

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • Elements of Genius #2: Nikki Tesla and the Fellowship of the Bling

    Elements of Genius #2: Nikki Tesla and the Fellowship of the Bling

    By Jess Keating

    Scholastic Canada

    February 4, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesAdventureSTEM

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • Embrace the Chicken

    Embrace the Chicken

    By Mahtab Narsimhan

    Orca Book Publishers

    November 17, 2020

    Paperback

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and Friendship

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    In this high-interest accessible novel for middle readers, Shivani is horrified when her mother volunteers to cook traditional Indian food for her school's annual fundraiser.

  • Fancy Friends: A Graphic Novel (Bunbun & Bonbon #1)

    Fancy Friends: A Graphic Novel (Bunbun & Bonbon #1)

    By Jess Keating

    Scholastic Canada

    January 9, 2020

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipHumourNature and environment

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    Bunbun has it all: a delightful Bunbun nose, a winning Bunbun smile, a ridiculously cute Bunbun tail, and two adorable Bunbun ears. But Bunbun doesn't have a friend -- until Bunbun meets Bonbon.

  • Fourth Dimension

    Fourth Dimension

    By Eric Walters

    Penguin Teen Canada

    January 7, 2020

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipSci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 12-14 / Grades 7-8 14-18 / Grades 9+

    A powerful look at the disintegration of society in the wake of a massive and mysterious outage that has knocked out all modern amenities. Fifteen-year-old Emma has moved house with her ex-Marine mother and younger brother, when all the power dies.

  • Friends For Real

    Friends For Real

    By Ruth Ohi Ted Staunton

    Scholastic Canada

    May 5, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Going Up!

    Going Up!

    By Sherry J. Lee Charlene Chua

    Kids Can Press

    April 7, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Golden Threads

    Golden Threads

    By Suzanne Del Rizzo

    Owlkids

    April 15, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesPicture BookSports and Games

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Grandmother School

    Grandmother School

    By Rina Singh

    Orca Book Publishers

    May 5, 2020

    Hardcover

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipHistory

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    This brilliantly illustrated picture book tells the story of the Aajibaichi Shala, the Grandmother School, that was opened in Phangane, India, in 2016 to teach local grandmothers how to read and write.

  • Haunted Canada 10: More Scary True Stories

    Haunted Canada 10: More Scary True Stories

    By Joel A. Sutherland

    Scholastic Canada

    August 4, 2020

    Non-Fiction

    ThemesHorrorNon-Fiction

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • Hockey Super Six: On Thin Ice

    Hockey Super Six: On Thin Ice

    By Kevin Sylvester

    Scholastic Canada

    November 10, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesHumourSports and Games

    Age / Grade 6-8 / Grades 1-3 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • Hockey Super Six: The Puck Drops Here

    Hockey Super Six: The Puck Drops Here

    By Kevin Sylvester

    Scholastic Canada

    September 1, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesHumourSports and Games

    Age / Grade 6-8 / Grades 1-3 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • Hug?

    Hug?

    By Charlene Chua

    Simon & Schuster Canada

    September 1, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Hunted By the Sky (The Wrath of Ambar #1)

    Hunted By the Sky (The Wrath of Ambar #1)

    By Tanaz Bhathena

    Penguin Teen Canada

    June 23, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesSci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 12-14 / Grades 7-8 14-18 / Grades 9+

  • I Am a Beaver

    I Am a Beaver

    By Paul Covello

    HarperCollins Canada

    March 3, 2020

    Non-Fiction

    ThemesNature and environmentPicture Book

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years

    Board Book

  • I Am a Polar Bear

    I Am a Polar Bear

    By Paul Covello

    HarperCollins Canada

    March 3, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesNature and environmentPicture Book

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years

    Board Book

  • I Do Not Like Stories

    I Do Not Like Stories

    By Andrew Larsen

    OwlKids

    September 15, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesHumourPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • It Seemed Like a Good Idea: Canadian Feats, Facts and Flubs

    It Seemed Like a Good Idea: Canadian Feats, Facts and Flubs

    By Ted Staunton

    Scholastic Canada

    June 1, 2020

    Non-Fiction

    ThemesHumourNon-Fiction

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • Jak’s Story

    Jak’s Story

    Dundurn Press

    September 6, 2010

    ThemesIndigenous

    Age / Grade 12-14 / Grades 7-8

  • Lake: A See to Learn Book

    Lake: A See to Learn Book

    By Kate Moss Gamblin

    Groundwood Books

    August 1, 2020

    Non-Fiction

    ThemesNature and environmentNon-FictionPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Les timbrés : N° 1 – Le navet spatial

    Les timbrés : N° 1 – Le navet spatial

    By Dom Pelletier

    Scholastic Canada

    April 7, 2020

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipHumourMystery

    Age / Grade 6-8 / Grades 1-3 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    Les lecteurs seront ravis de retrouver Tia et Léo dans cette nouvelle aventure conçue par Dom Pelletier. Les illustrations et le sens de l’humour de l’artiste feront rire petits et grands!

  • Les timbrés : N° 2 – Le Rodri-Garou

    Les timbrés : N° 2 – Le Rodri-Garou

    By Dom Pelletier

    Scholastic Canada

    April 7, 2020

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipHumourMystery

    Age / Grade 6-8 / Grades 1-3 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    Lorsqu’un loup-garou ressemblant étrangement à M. Rodrigue kidnappe la directrice de l’école, Tia et Léo réalisent que leurs problèmes surnaturels sont loin d’être réglés.

  • Les timbrés : N° 3 – Le cadeau mutant

    Les timbrés : N° 3 – Le cadeau mutant

    By Dom Pelletier

    Scholastic Canada

    October 30, 2020

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipHumourMystery

    Age / Grade 6-8 / Grades 1-3 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    Tia, Léo et M. Rodrigue sont de retour pour une nouvelle aventure! C’est bientôt Noël, mais ça ne veut pas dire pour autant que tout est calme...

  • Meet Terry Fox

    Meet Terry Fox

    By Elizabeth MacLeod

    Scholastic Canada

    August 4, 2020

    Non-Fiction

    ThemesBiographyNon-FictionPicture BookSports and Games

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Meet Willie O’Ree

    Meet Willie O’Ree

    By Elizabeth MacLeod

    Scholastic Canada

    January 28, 2020

    Non-Fiction

    ThemesBiographyHistoryNon-FictionSports and Games

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Monsters 101

    Monsters 101

    By Cale Atkinson

    Tundra Books

    August 4, 2020

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesHorrorHumourSci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten

    Full of eye-popping illustrations and a story with nonstop sidesplitting laughs, plus a removable Professor of Monstrology diploma at the end of the book, Monsters 101 will have children--and adults--eager to enroll, time and time again!

  • Moon Wishes

    Moon Wishes

    By Patricia Storms

    Groundwood Books

    March 1, 2019

    Fiction

    ThemesNature and environmentPicture Book

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years

  • My Name is Konisola

    My Name is Konisola

    By Alisa Siegel

    Second Story Press

    March 3, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesFamily and Friendship

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • Nibi is Water

    Nibi is Water

    By Joanne Robertson

    Second Story Press

    April 14, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesIndigenousNature and environmentPicture Book

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years 4-6 / Kindergarten

  • No Fixed Address

    No Fixed Address

    By Susin Nielsen

    Tundra Books

    April 7, 2020

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesActivismEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipHumour

    Age / Grade 12-14 / Grades 7-8

    A touching and funny middle-grade story about family, friendship and growing up when you're one step away from homelessness.

  • Ocean Speaks: How Marie Tharp Revealed the Ocean’s Biggest Secret

    Ocean Speaks: How Marie Tharp Revealed the Ocean’s Biggest Secret

    By Jess Keating

    Tundra Books

    June 30, 2020

    Non-Fiction

    ThemesBiographyNature and environmentNon-FictionPicture BookSTEM

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Pickles vs. the Zombies

    Pickles vs. the Zombies

    By Angela Misri

    Cormorant Books

    December 2, 2019

    Fiction

    ThemesHorrorHumourSci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • Planet Hockey: First Star of the Game

    Planet Hockey: First Star of the Game

    By J. Torres

    Scholastic Canada

    October 6, 2020

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesHumourSci-Fi and FantasySports and Games

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    Canada’s favourite sport gets out-of-this world treatment in this action-packed, laugh-out-loud graphic novel!

  • Please Don’t Change My Diaper

    Please Don’t Change My Diaper

    By Sarabeth Holden

    Inhabit Media Inc

    June 23, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessHumourPicture Book

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years

  • Raj’s Rule (For the Bathroom at School)

    Raj’s Rule (For the Bathroom at School)

    By Lana Button

    Owlkids Books

    August 15, 2020

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessHealth and WellnessHumour

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years 4-6 / Kindergarten

    A lighthearted read-aloud about facing a common childhood fear.

  • Rising Star (Cross Ups, Book 3)

    Rising Star (Cross Ups, Book 3)

    By Sylv Chiang

    Annick Press

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessHumourSports and Games

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine

    Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine

    By Tory Woollcott

    First Second Press

    October 16, 2018

    Non-Fiction

    ThemesNon-FictionSTEM

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6 12-14 / Grades 7-8

  • Slow Moe

    Slow Moe

    By Deborah Kerbel

    Orca Book Publishers

    September 15, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Small World

    Small World

    By Ishta Mercurio

    Harry N. Abrams

    July 2, 2019

    Fiction

    ThemesSTEM

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Teddy Bear of the Year

    Teddy Bear of the Year

    By Vikki Vansickle

    Penguin Random House

    January 21, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • The Barren Grounds

    The Barren Grounds

    By David A. Robertson

    Puffin Canada

    September 8, 2020

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipIndigenousSci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    Narnia meets traditional Indigenous stories of the sky and constellations in the first book in an epic middle grade fantasy series.

  • The Beauty of the Moment

    The Beauty of the Moment

    By Tanaz Bhathena

    Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers

    June 23, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipLove and Romance

    Age / Grade 12-14 / Grades 7-8 14-18 / Grades 9+

  • The Brushmaker’s Daughter

    The Brushmaker’s Daughter

    By Kathy Kacer

    Second Story Press

    September 22, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesHistory

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • The Case of the Missing Auntie (Book 2 in The Mighty Muskrats Mystery Series)

    The Case of the Missing Auntie (Book 2 in The Mighty Muskrats Mystery Series)

    By Michael Hutchinson

    Second Story Press

    March 17, 2020

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesHistoryIndigenousMystery

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6 12-14 / Grades 7-8

    In the bright lights of the big city, the Mighty Muskrats search for an auntie lost long ago.

  • The Detective and the Spy

    The Detective and the Spy

    By Angela Misri

    Cormorant Books

    May 1, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesAdventureHistoryMystery

    Age / Grade 12-14 / Grades 7-8 14-18 / Grades 9+

  • The Fabled Stables: Willa the Wisp

    The Fabled Stables: Willa the Wisp

    By Jonathan Auxier

    Penguin Random House

    October 4, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipSci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • The Italian Cure

    The Italian Cure

    By Melodie Campbell

    Orca Book Publishers

    January 1, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesAdventureFamily and FriendshipHumourLove and Romance

    Age / Grade 14-18 / Grades 9+

  • The Walrus and the Caribou

    The Walrus and the Caribou

    By Maika Harper

    Inhabit Media

    November 1, 2019

    Fiction

    ThemesHumourIndigenousNature and environmentPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Until Niagara Falls

    Until Niagara Falls

    By Jennifer Maruno

    Dundurn Press

    February 1, 2020

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipHistory

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • Violet Shrink

    Violet Shrink

    By Carmen Mok

    Groundwood Books

    March 1, 2020

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipHealth and Wellness

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    In this powerful story from Christine Baldacchino and Carmen Mok, a young girl navigates social anxiety at family gatherings and works with her father to find a solution.

  • Weekend Dad

    Weekend Dad

    By Naseem Hrab

    Groundwood Books

    May 1, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • What if Bunny’s Not a Bully?

    What if Bunny’s Not a Bully?

    By Lana Button

    Kids Can Press

    March 3, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • When We are Kind

    When We are Kind

    By Monique Gray Smith

    Orca Book Publishers

    September 15, 2020

    Fiction

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipIndigenousPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Willow Finds a Way

    Willow Finds a Way

    By Lana Button

    KidsCan Press

    March 1, 2013

    Fiction

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • You and Me Both

    You and Me Both

    By Mahtab Narsimhan

    Owlkids Books

    April 15, 2020

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and Friendship

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten

    The story of two best friends with more in common than meets the eye, inspired by a true story that went viral online.

  • You Are My Friend: The Story of Mister Rogers and His Neighborhood

    You Are My Friend: The Story of Mister Rogers and His Neighborhood

    By Aimee Reid

    Harry N. Abrams

    August 6, 2019

    Fiction

    ThemesBiographyFamily and FriendshipPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • A Coyote Columbus Story

    A Coyote Columbus Story

    By Thomas King

    Groundwood Books

    September 1, 2007

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesHistoryHumourIndigenous

    Age / Grade 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    A retelling of the Christopher Columbus story from an Indigenous point of view turns the tale on its ear!

  • A Coyote Solstice Tale

    A Coyote Solstice Tale

    By Thomas King

    Groundwood Books

    September 1, 2009

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipHumourIndigenous

    Age / Grade 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    Trickster Coyote is having his friends over for a festive solstice get-together in the woods when a little girl comes by unexpectedly. She leads the party-goers through the snowy woods to a shopping mall -- a place they have never seen before.

  • A Girl Like That

    A Girl Like That

    By Tanaz Bhathena

    Farrar Straus and Giroux

    February 27, 2018

    Fiction

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessLove and Romance

    Age / Grade 12-14 / Grades 7-8 14-18 / Grades 9+

  • A Likkle Miss Lou: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice

    A Likkle Miss Lou: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice

    By Nadia L. Hohn

    Owlkids Books

    August 15, 2019

    Non-Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesBiographyHistoryNon-Fiction

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    An Own Voices story of a child finding and trusting her words, this picture book tells the story of Miss Lou’s early years, when she was a young girl growing up in Jamaica.

  • Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao

    Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao

    By Charlene Chua

    Simon & Schuster Canada

    October 1, 2019

    Fiction

    ThemesCooking / FoodEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Animals of Chinese New Year

    Animals of Chinese New Year

    By Jen Sookfong Lee

    Orca Book Publishers

    January 8, 2019

    Fiction

    Board Book

    ThemesFamily and Friendship

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years

    In this festive dual-language board book, twelve animals race to see who will represent the Chinese zodiac. In English and Simplified Chinese.

  • Anyone’s Game (Cross Ups, Book 2)

    Anyone’s Game (Cross Ups, Book 2)

    By Sylv Chiang

    Annick Press

    September 11, 2018

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesHumourSports and Games

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6 12-14 / Grades 7-8

  • Before You Were Born

    Before You Were Born

    By Deborah Kerbel Suzanne Del Rizzo

    Pajama Press

    May 3, 2019

    Fiction

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipNature and environmentPicture Book

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years

  • Big Water

    Big Water

    By Andrea Curtis

    Orca Book Publishers

    March 6, 2018

    Fiction

    ThemesHistoryLove and RomanceNature and environment

    Age / Grade 12-14 / Grades 7-8 14-18 / Grades 9+

  • Bite Into Blood Suckers

    Bite Into Blood Suckers

    By Ishta Mercurio

    Fitzhenry and Whiteside

    August 6, 2015

    Non-Fiction

    ThemesNature and environmentNon-Fiction

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6 12-14 / Grades 7-8

  • Bounced

    Bounced

    By Ted Staunton

    Scholastic Canada

    January 31, 2017

    Fiction

    ThemesAdventureMystery

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • BroBots and the Kaiju Kerfuffle!

    BroBots and the Kaiju Kerfuffle!

    By J. Torres

    Oni Press

    June 8, 2016

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesHumourSci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 6-8 / Grades 1-3 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    In BroBots and the Kaiju Kerfuffle! a trio of robot bros reel in a big challenge and must band together to battle a giant monster in this playful take on classic kaiju-mech and fairytale stories.

  • Canada Animals

    Canada Animals

    By Paul Covello

    HarperCollins Canada

    September 5, 2018

    Non-Fiction

    ThemesNature and environmentNon-FictionPicture Book

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years

    Board Book

  • Chinese New Year: A Celebration for Everyone

    Chinese New Year: A Celebration for Everyone

    By Jen Sookfong Lee

    Orca Book Publishers

    January 19, 2019

    Non-Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipHistory

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    Part of the nonfiction Orca Origins series, Chinese New Year is illustrated with color photographs throughout. Readers will learn how a simple gathering of family and friends grew into a weeklong, worldwide festival.

  • Coyote Tales

    Coyote Tales

    By Thomas King

    Groundwood Books

    October 1, 2017

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesHumourIndigenousNature and environment

    Age / Grade 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    Two tales, set in a time “when animals and human beings still talked to each other,” display Thomas King’s cheeky humor and master storytelling skills.

  • Crimson

    Crimson

    By Arthur Slade

    HarperCollins Canada

    May 8, 2018

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesSci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    A ruthless queen. An ancient god. One brave girl and an impossible choice.

  • Curtain Up!

    Curtain Up!

    By Dirk McLean

    Tundra Books

    September 14, 2010

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and Friendship

    Age / Grade 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    Young Amaya is auditioning for a role in a professional play. Although she longs to perform, she is about to learn how much team effort and hard work is involved.

  • Cute as an Axolotl

    Cute as an Axolotl

    By Jess Keating

    Random House Children's Books

    August 28, 2018

    Fiction

    ThemesNature and environmentSTEM

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Diwali Lights

    Diwali Lights

    By Rina Singh

    Orca Book Publishers

    August 28, 2018

    Fiction

    Board Book

    ThemesFamily and Friendship

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years

    A dazzling board book that introduces little ones to the Indian festival of Diwali through a selection of brilliant sights and sounds.

  • Elephant Secret

    Elephant Secret

    By Eric Walters

    Puffin Canada

    August 19, 2019

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipNature and environment

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    We Bought a Zoo meets Jurassic Park in a gripping story featuring the evergreen appeal of human-animal friendships and set in an elephant sanctuary, about a thirteen-year-old girl, a cast of elephants, and a surprising new arrival—a woolly mammoth.

  • Fate of Flames

    Fate of Flames

    By Sarah Raughley

    Margaret K. McElderry Books (Simon & Schuster)

    November 21, 2017

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesSci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 14-18 / Grades 9+

    Four girls with the power to control the elements must come together to save the world from a terrible evil in this “series opener [that] has it all” (Kirkus Reviews).

  • Follow Your Stuff

    Follow Your Stuff

    By Kevin Sylvester

    Annick Press

    April 9, 2019

    Non-Fiction

    ThemesAdventureNon-FictionSTEM

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6 12-14 / Grades 7-8

  • Fox and Squirrel Help Out

    Fox and Squirrel Help Out

    By Ruth Ohi

    Scholastic Canada

    August 28, 2018

    Fiction

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Gross as a Snot Otter

    Gross as a Snot Otter

    By Jess Keating

    Random House Children's Books

    October 9, 2019

    Fiction

    ThemesNature and environmentSTEM

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Harriet Tubman: Freedom Fighter

    Harriet Tubman: Freedom Fighter

    By Nadia L. Hohn

    HarperCollins

    December 31, 2018

    Non-Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesHistoryNon-Fiction

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten

    Learn about the inspiring life of Harriet Tubman in this I Can Read Level Two reader, complete with historical back matter.

  • Haunted Canada 8: More Chilling True Tales

    Haunted Canada 8: More Chilling True Tales

    By Joel A. Sutherland

    Scholastic Canada

    April 24, 2018

    Non-Fiction

    ThemesHorrorNon-Fiction

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • Haunted Canada 9: Scary True Stories

    Haunted Canada 9: Scary True Stories

    By Joel A. Sutherland

    Scholastic Canada

    June 11, 2019

    Non-Fiction

    ThemesHorrorNon-Fiction

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • Holi Colors

    Holi Colors

    By Rina Singh

    Orca Book Publishers

    February 13, 2018

    Fiction

    Board Book

    ThemesFamily and Friendship

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years

    A vibrant board book that introduces little ones to the Hindu festival of Holi with a rainbow of colors.

  • How to Spot a Sasquatch

    How to Spot a Sasquatch

    By J. Torres

    Owlkids Books

    May 15, 2018

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipHumourNature and environment

    Age / Grade 6-8 / Grades 1-3 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    An action-packed graphic novel that shows no friendship is impossible.

  • I Am Not a Number

    I Am Not a Number

    By Kathy Kacer

    Second Story Press

    September 6, 2016

    Fiction

    ThemesHistoryIndigenous

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • I Want My Hat Back

    I Want My Hat Back

    By Jon Klassen

    Candlewick Press

    September 27, 2011

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesHumour

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    The bear’s hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others.

  • If I Had a Gryphon

    If I Had a Gryphon

    By Vikki Vansickle

    Tundra Books

    February 9, 2016

    Fiction

    ThemesHumourPicture BookSci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Inkling

    Inkling

    By Kenneth Oppel

    HarperCollins Canada

    September 11, 2018

    Fiction

    ThemesAdventureSci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6 12-14 / Grades 7-8

  • Ira Crumb Feels the Feelings

    Ira Crumb Feels the Feelings

    By Naseem Hrab

    Owlkids Books

    October 15, 2018

    Fiction

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend

    Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend

    By Naseem Hrab

    Owlkids Books

    August 15, 2017

    Fiction

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Jewel of The Thames. Book One in the Portia Adams Adventures

    Jewel of The Thames. Book One in the Portia Adams Adventures

    By Angela Misri

    Fierce Ink Press

    March 25, 2014

    Fiction

    ThemesAdventureMystery

    Age / Grade 12-14 / Grades 7-8 14-18 / Grades 9+

  • Legacy of Light

    Legacy of Light

    By Sarah Raughley

    Margaret K. McElderry Books (Simon & Schuster)

    December 3, 2019

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesSci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 14-18 / Grades 9+

    The Effigies must uncover the connection between Saul, Blackwell, and the Phantoms before it’s too late in this epic conclusion to the Effigies trilogy.

  • Malaika’s Costume

    Malaika’s Costume

    By Nadia L. Hohn

    Groundwood Books

    March 1, 2016

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipSports and Games

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    It’s Carnival time. The first Carnival since Malaika’s mother moved to Canada to find a good job and provide for Malaika and her grandmother. Will Malaika still be able to dance in the parade?

  • Malaika’s Winter Carnival

    Malaika’s Winter Carnival

    By Nadia L. Hohn

    Groundwood Books

    September 1, 2017

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipSports and Games

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    Malaika is happy to be reunited with Mummy, but it means moving to Canada, where everything is different. It’s cold in Québec City, no one understands when she talks and Carnival is nothing like the celebration Malaika knows from home!

  • Mama’s Day With Little Gray

    Mama’s Day With Little Gray

    By Aimee Reid

    Random House Books for Young Readers

    March 25, 2014

    Fiction

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipNature and environmentPicture Book

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years 4-6 / Kindergarten

  • Masters of Silence

    Masters of Silence

    By Kathy Kacer

    Annick Press

    March 12, 2019

    Fiction

    ThemesHistoryMystery

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden

    Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden

    By Andrew Larsen

    Kids Can Press

    May 7, 2019

    Fiction

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipNature and environmentPicture Book

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years 4-6 / Kindergarten

  • Meet Tom Longboat

    Meet Tom Longboat

    By Elizabeth MacLeod

    Scholastic Canada

    January 8, 2019

    Non-Fiction

    ThemesBiographyHistoryIndigenousNon-FictionPicture BookSports and Games

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Mission Mumbai: A Novel of Sacred Cows, Snakes, and Stolen Toilets

    Mission Mumbai: A Novel of Sacred Cows, Snakes, and Stolen Toilets

    By Mahtab Narsimhan

    Scholastic Canada

    March 29, 2016

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and Friendship

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    Travel to the colorful and chaotic streets of India from the comfort of your home in this hilarious and heartfelt story about friendship and family.

  • Moose’s Roof

    Moose’s Roof

    By Jennifer Maruno

    Breakwater Books

    March 20, 2017

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipNature and environmentPicture Book

  • My Beautiful Birds

    My Beautiful Birds

    By Suzanne Del Rizzo

    Pajama Press

    March 1, 2017

    Fiction

    ThemesNature and environmentPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • My Heart Fills With Happiness / sâkaskinêw nitêh miywêyihtamowin ohci

    My Heart Fills With Happiness / sâkaskinêw nitêh miywêyihtamowin ohci

    By Monique Gray Smith

    Orca Book Publishers

    September 18, 2018

    Fiction

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipHealth and WellnessIndigenousPicture Book

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years

  • My Teacher’s Not Here

    My Teacher’s Not Here

    By Lana Button

    Kids Can Press

    April 3, 2018

    Fiction

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Neil Flambé and the Bard’s Banquet

    Neil Flambé and the Bard’s Banquet

    By Kevin Sylvester

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

    February 23, 2016

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesMystery

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    Neil, “the flamboyant, irrepressible chef” (Kirkus Reviews), travels across the pond for a real honey of a case in the fifth book in The Neil Flambé Capers, the culinary mystery series celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey calls “good fun.”

  • Neil Flambé and the Duel in the Desert

    Neil Flambé and the Duel in the Desert

    By Kevin Sylvester

    Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers

    February 21, 2017

    Fiction

    ThemesCooking / FoodMystery

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • Never Let You Go

    Never Let You Go

    By Patricia Storms

    Scholastic Canada

    December 27, 2016

    Fiction

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipPicture Book

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years

  • No Help Wanted!

    No Help Wanted!

    By Ruth Ohi

    Scholastic Canada

    July 30, 2019

    Fiction

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • Optimists Die First

    Optimists Die First

    By Susin Nielsen

    Tundra Books

    February 20, 2018

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessHealth and WellnessHumourLove and Romance

    Age / Grade 14-18 / Grades 9+

    This touching, hilarious tragi-comedy proves: Life is out to get you. But so is love. A quirky alternative to the "sick lit" genre for YA readers.

  • Putuguq & Kublu and the Qalupalik!

    Putuguq & Kublu and the Qalupalik!

    By Roselynn Akulukjuk

    Inhabit Media

    October 30, 2018

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipHumourIndigenous

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    What creatures lurk beneath the sea ice? Putuguq and Kublu — two siblings who can’t seem to get along — are about to find out!

  • Revenge on the Fly

    Revenge on the Fly

    By Sylvia McNicoll

    Pajama Press

    April 15, 2014

    Fiction

    ThemesHistoryMystery

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • Sam & Eva

    Sam & Eva

    By Debbie Ridpath Ohi

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

    October 17, 2017

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesFamily and Friendship

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    Harold and the Purple Crayon meets Tom and Jerry in this sweet and funny picture book about a boy and girl who must balance their creativity and figure out how to cooperate after their drawings come to life.

  • Sea Monkey & Bob

    Sea Monkey & Bob

    By Debbie Ridpath Ohi

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

    April 25, 2017

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesFamily and Friendship

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    Two delightfully anxious friends learn that they can overcome anything—even gravity—in this humorous and heartwarming picture book from bestselling author Aaron Reynolds and illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi.

  • Short for Chameleon

    Short for Chameleon

    By Vicki Grant

    HarperCollins Canada

    March 7, 2017

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipLove and Romance

    Age / Grade 12-14 / Grades 7-8

    Embarrassed by your brother? Estranged from your uncle? Then you might need some help from Almost Family Surrogate Agency. Cam Redden and his dad are rent-a-relatives, available for hire to anyone looking to upgrade.

  • Siege of Shadows

    Siege of Shadows

    By Sarah Raughley

    Margaret K. McElderry Books (Simon & Schuster)

    November 20, 2018

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesSci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 14-18 / Grades 9+

    The Effigies seek out the true origins of the Phantoms that terrorize their world in this thrilling follow-up to Fate of Flames, which Elise Chapman calls “an immersive and monstrously fun read.”

  • Sir Simon: Super Scarer

    Sir Simon: Super Scarer

    By Cale Atkinson

    Tundra Books

    September 4, 2018

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipHumourSci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten

    A delightful, funny story of friendship, ghost chores, a spooky house and a professional haunter. Meet Sir Simon - a ghost - and Chester - a kid - as they get to know each other and slowly become friends.

  • Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster

    Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster

    By Jonathan Auxier

    Puffin Books

    September 10, 2019

    Fiction

    ThemesHistorySci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • Team Fugee

    Team Fugee

    By Dirk McLean

    James Lorimer & Company

    April 8, 2017

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesSports and Games

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6 12-14 / Grades 7-8

    Ozzie and the other Nigerian refugees compete with a team of refugees from Syria for time on the soccer field. The two rival teams must then unite to try to win the division championship.

  • The Almost Epic Squad: Mucus Mayhem

    The Almost Epic Squad: Mucus Mayhem

    By Kevin Sylvester

    Scholastic Canada

    September 25, 2018

    Fiction

    ThemesAdventureHumour

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • The Almost Epic Squad: What Blows Up

    The Almost Epic Squad: What Blows Up

    By Ted Staunton

    Scholastic Canada

    January 1, 2019

    Fiction

    ThemesAdventureHumour

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • The Bagel King

    The Bagel King

    By Andrew Larsen

    Kids Can Press

    May 1, 2018

    Fiction

    ThemesCooking / FoodFamily and FriendshipPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • The Best Mistake Mystery

    The Best Mistake Mystery

    By Sylvia McNicoll

    Dundurn Press

    January 7, 2017

    Fiction

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipHumourMystery

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • The Brave Princess and Me

    The Brave Princess and Me

    By Kathy Kacer

    Second Story Press

    September 10, 2019

    Fiction

    ThemesBiographyFamily and FriendshipHistory

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • The Case of Windy Lake (Book 1 in The Mighty Muskrats Mystery Series)

    The Case of Windy Lake (Book 1 in The Mighty Muskrats Mystery Series)

    By Michael Hutchinson

    Second Story Press

    March 18, 2019

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesHistoryIndigenousMysteryNature and environment

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6 12-14 / Grades 7-8

    A visiting archaeologist goes missing, and four inseparable cousins decide to solve the mystery. In the midst of community conflict and family concerns, they follow every lead. The Mighty Muskrats won’t let anything stop them from solving their case!

  • The Goddaughter

    The Goddaughter

    By Melodie Campbell

    Orca Book Publishers

    September 1, 2012

    Fiction

    ThemesHumour

    Age / Grade 12-14 / Grades 7-8 14-18 / Grades 9+

  • The Hunchback Assignments

    The Hunchback Assignments

    By Arthur Slade

    HarperCollins Canada

    October 26, 2010

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesHorrorMysterySci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    A gripping series that combines Steampunk, spying, and a fantastic Victorian London.

  • The Night Gardener

    The Night Gardener

    By Jonathan Auxier

    Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers

    May 5, 2015

    Fiction

    ThemesHistoryHorrorSci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • The Owl and the Lemming

    The Owl and the Lemming

    By Roselynn Akulukjuk

    Inhabit Media Inc.

    October 17, 2016

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesHumourIndigenousNature and environment

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    As Owl swoops down and blocks the entrance to a lemming den, he is sure that he has a tasty meal in the little animal he has cornered. But this smart little lemming will need to appeal to the boastful owl's sense of pride to get away.

  • The Pirate and the Penguin

    The Pirate and the Penguin

    By Patricia Storms

    Owl Kids

    September 1, 2009

    Fiction

    ThemesAdventureFamily and FriendshipPicture Book

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years

  • The Warning

    The Warning

    By Sharon Jennings

    HIP Books

    January 1, 2014

    Fiction

    Age / Grade 12-14 / Grades 7-8 14-18 / Grades 9+

  • The Water Walker

    The Water Walker

    By Joanne Robertson

    Second Story Press

    September 5, 2017

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipIndigenousNature and environmentPicture Book

    Age / Grade 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • The Wind Plays Tricks

    The Wind Plays Tricks

    By Charlene Chua

    Albert Whitman & Company

    March 1, 2019

    ThemesHumourNature and environmentPicture Book

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years 4-6 / Kindergarten

  • The Winnowing

    The Winnowing

    By Vikki Vansickle

    Scholastic Canada

    September 1, 2017

    Fiction

    ThemesAdventureSci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 12-14 / Grades 7-8 14-18 / Grades 9+

  • This Is Not My Hat

    This Is Not My Hat

    By Jon Klassen

    Candlewick Press

    October 9, 2012

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesHumour

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind. So it’s a good thing that enormous fish won’t wake up.

  • Tornado

    Tornado

    By Sharon Jennings

    Orca Book Publisher

    January 19, 2021

    Fiction

    ThemesAdventure

    Age / Grade 12-14 / Grades 7-8 14-18 / Grades 9+

  • Tournament Fugee

    Tournament Fugee

    By Dirk McLean

    James Lorimer & Company

    August 15, 2017

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipSports and Games

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6 12-14 / Grades 7-8

    Unable to concentrate on his game because of the traumas he experienced in Syria, Victor, captain of a soccer team of refugee kids, discovers how to offer real leadership to his team during a national competition.

  • Tournament Trouble (Cross Ups, Book 1)

    Tournament Trouble (Cross Ups, Book 1)

    By Sylv Chiang

    Annick Press

    Fiction

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessHumourSports and Games

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • Unicorns 101

    Unicorns 101

    By Cale Atkinson

    Tundra Books

    September 3, 2019

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesHumourSci-Fi and Fantasy

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    Contained within this picture book is everything you ever wanted to know about the science behind unicorns: biology, history, diet, habitat and more. Join renowned unicorn scientists to learn the facts about this elusive species.

  • We Are All Made of Molecules

    We Are All Made of Molecules

    By Susin Nielsen

    Tundra Books

    May 10, 2016

    Fiction

    Paperback

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipHumourLove and Romance

    Age / Grade 14-18 / Grades 9+

    Thirteen-year-old Stewart Inkster is academically brilliant but "ungifted" socially. Fourteen-year-old Ashley Anderson is the undisputed "It" girl of grade nine, but her marks stink. Their worlds are about to collide.

  • We Found a Hat

    We Found a Hat

    By Jon Klassen

    Candlewick Press

    October 11, 2016

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipHumour

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat. . . .

  • What Makes a Monster?

    What Makes a Monster?

    By Jess Keating

    Random House Children's Books

    August 8, 2017

    Fiction

    ThemesNature and environmentNon-Fiction

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • What’s For Lunch?

    What’s For Lunch?

    By Andrea Curtis

    Red Deer Press

    June 28, 2012

    Non-Fiction

    ThemesActivismCooking / FoodNon-Fiction

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • When Molly Drew Dogs

    When Molly Drew Dogs

    By Deborah Kerbel

    OwlKids

    September 15, 2019

    Fiction

    ThemesPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

  • When the Cherry Blossoms Fell

    When the Cherry Blossoms Fell

    By Jennifer Maruno

    Dundurn Press

    April 15, 2009

    Fiction

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipHistory

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

  • When We Were Alone

    When We Were Alone

    By David A. Robertson

    HighWater Press

    December 1, 2016

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesFamily and FriendshipHistoryIndigenous

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    In this gentle book, a grandmother shares her experiences in a residential school with her granddaughter. A story of empowerment and strength from a difficult time in history.

  • Where Are My Books?

    Where Are My Books?

    By Debbie Ridpath Ohi

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

    June 11, 2019

    Fiction

    Hardcover

    ThemesMystery

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    A boy investigates a squirrelly situation to track down his missing stories in this charming ode to book lovers of all kinds.

  • You Hold Me Up

    You Hold Me Up

    By Monique Gray Smith

    Orca Book Publishers

    October 31, 2017

    ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipPicture Book

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3