BOB, by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead, Feiwel & Friends

DESCRIPTION: A classic middle-grade tale of magic and friendship, about a girl who helps an old friend find home, by two New York Times–bestselling authors Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead. It’s been five years since Livy and her family have visited Livy’s grandmother in Australia. Now that she’s back, Livy has the feeling she’s forgotten … Continue reading BOB, by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead, Feiwel & Friends

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RAIN REIGN, by Ann M. Martin, Feiwel & Friends

DESCRIPTION: Rose Howard has Asperger’s syndrome, and an obsession with homonyms (even her name is a homonym). She gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein), which, according to Rose’s rules of homonyms, is very special. Rain was a lost dog Rose’s father brought home. Rose and Rain are practically inseparable. And … Continue reading RAIN REIGN, by Ann M. Martin, Feiwel & Friends

A NOISE DOWNSTAIRS, by Linwood Barclay, Doubleday Canada

The New York Times bestselling author of No Time for Goodbye returns with a haunting psychological thriller that blends the twists and turns of Gillian Flynn with the driving suspense of Harlan Coben, in which a man is troubled by odd sounds for which there is no rational explanation. College professor Paul Davis is a normal guy with a … Continue reading A NOISE DOWNSTAIRS, by Linwood Barclay, Doubleday Canada

AN OCEAN OF MINUTES, by Thea Lim, Viking

“Amidst the breathtaking world Thea Lim has created in AN OCEAN OF MINUTES is a profound meditation on the inhumanity of class and the limits of love. It takes immense talent to render cruelty both accurately and with honest beauty – Lim has pulled it off. This is a story about the malleability of time, … Continue reading AN OCEAN OF MINUTES, by Thea Lim, Viking

GHOSTED, by Rosie Walsh, Pan Macmillan

  When Sarah meets Eddie, they connect instantly and fall in love. To Sarah, it seems as though her life has finally begun. And it's mutual: It's as though Eddie has been waiting for her, too. Sarah has never been so certain of anything. So when Eddie leaves for a long-booked vacation and promises to … Continue reading GHOSTED, by Rosie Walsh, Pan Macmillan

OPHELIA, by Charlotte Gingras, Illustrations by Daniel Sylvestre, Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press

The kids at school call her rag girl because she hides under layers of oversized clothing, but she calls herself Ophelia. She hardly speaks to anyone — until one day a visiting author comes to give a talk in the school library. The writer speaks about what it means to create art, and at the … Continue reading OPHELIA, by Charlotte Gingras, Illustrations by Daniel Sylvestre, Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press

SQUIDTOONS, EXPLORING OCEAN SCIENCE WITH COMICS,by Garfield Kwan and Dana Song, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Dive deep into the latest, most interesting (and weirdest!) science about underwater creatures with Squidtoons! These educational comics combine fun science facts about marine life and a strong environmental message. From whale vomit to bone-eating worms, narwhals to sea dragons, Squidtoons presents real ocean science in a series of easy-to-understand comics. Venture from the seashore to the deep sea, and … Continue reading SQUIDTOONS, EXPLORING OCEAN SCIENCE WITH COMICS,by Garfield Kwan and Dana Song, Andrews McMeel Publishing

ALL THAT IS LEFT IS ALL THAT MATTERS, by Mark Slouka, W.W. Norton & Company

    A searing, poignantly rendered collection of stories chronicling the lives of ordinary people battling the forces of love and loss, from "one of the great unsung writers of our time" (Colum McCann). In fifteen beautifully wrought stories—ranging from occupied Czechoslovakia to California’s Central Valley to the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest—Mark Slouka explores … Continue reading ALL THAT IS LEFT IS ALL THAT MATTERS, by Mark Slouka, W.W. Norton & Company