THE ANCIENT CELTS, by Barry Cunliffe, Oxford University Press

The archetypal `barbarians from the north', the Celts were feared for their ferocity in battle and admired as skilled craftsmen. For two and half thousand years the Celts have continued to fascinate all who have come into contact with them. THE ANCIENT CELTS presents an absorbing account of the tribes whose origins and identity still … Continue reading THE ANCIENT CELTS, by Barry Cunliffe, Oxford University Press

HEARTS UNBROKEN, by Cynthia Leitich Smith, Candlewick Press

New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith turns to realistic fiction with the thoughtful story of a Native teen navigating the complicated, confusing waters of high school — and first love. When Louise Wolfe’s first real boyfriend mocks and disrespects Native people in front of her, she breaks things off and dumps him over … Continue reading HEARTS UNBROKEN, by Cynthia Leitich Smith, Candlewick Press

OLIVER ELEPHANT, by Lou Peacock, Illustrated by Helen Stephens

When Noah goes Christmas shopping with his mom and baby sister, he's glad to have his toy elephant, Oliver, along in the boring shops. They play peekaboo and hide in a dolls' house, and Noah even dances Oliver across the displays. But just as Mom has checked off the last thing on her list, disaster … Continue reading OLIVER ELEPHANT, by Lou Peacock, Illustrated by Helen Stephens

COMING HOME, by Michael Morpurgo, Illustrated by Kerry Hyndman, Candlewick Press

  A plucky little robin sets out on an epic journey. Through dark forests, driving rain, clapping thunder and flashing lightning. Across frozen wastes, huge mountains and stormy seas he flies. And all the while he's dreaming of home. Of her. But will he ever get there? Find out in this wonderfully lyrical Christmas story … Continue reading COMING HOME, by Michael Morpurgo, Illustrated by Kerry Hyndman, Candlewick Press

A IS FOR AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS, by Frane Lessac, Candlewick Press

There are so many amazing animals to be found in Australia -- and many of them are found nowhere else in the world. Discover thirty-eight of the weird and wonderful creatures of Down Under -- from the iconic kangaroo to the puzzling echidna; from the tiny crusader bug to the enormous saltwater crocodile; from the … Continue reading A IS FOR AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS, by Frane Lessac, Candlewick Press

LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE, by Jessica Courtney-Tickle, Big Picture Press/Candlewick Press

  One white and snowy night, a little Christmas tree stands alone in the forest. Everything is white and lifeless. As the night goes on, there are signs of life: an orange fox, a red-breasted robin, a cloud of fireflies. By the end of the book, the little Christmas tree is transformed by nature. Another … Continue reading LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE, by Jessica Courtney-Tickle, Big Picture Press/Candlewick Press

AN UNKINDNESS OF MAGICIANS, by Kat Howard, Saga Press/Simon & Schuster

There is a dark secret that is hiding at the heart of New York City and diminishing the city’s magicians’ power in this fantasy thriller by acclaimed author Kat Howard. In New York City, magic controls everything. But the power of magic is fading. No one knows what is happening, except for Sydney—a new, rare … Continue reading AN UNKINDNESS OF MAGICIANS, by Kat Howard, Saga Press/Simon & Schuster

HALF SPENT WAS THE NIGHT: A WITCHES’ YULETIDE, by Ami McKay, Knopf Canada/Penguin Random House

Beloved author Ami McKay is back, bringing us a magical follow-up in the tradition of Victorian winter tales to her mesmerizing bestseller, The Witches of New York . During the nights between Christmas and New Year's, the witches of New York--Adelaide Thom, Eleanor St. Clair and the youngest, Beatrice Dunn--gather before the fire to tell … Continue reading HALF SPENT WAS THE NIGHT: A WITCHES’ YULETIDE, by Ami McKay, Knopf Canada/Penguin Random House

THE WINTERS, by Lisa Gabrielle, Doubleday Canada/Penguin Random House

Inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, a spellbindingly suspenseful novel set in the moneyed world of the Hamptons, about secrets that refuse to remain buried and consequences that can’t be escaped After a whirlwind romance, a young woman returns to the opulent, secluded Long Island mansion of her new fiancé Max Winter—a wealthy politician and … Continue reading THE WINTERS, by Lisa Gabrielle, Doubleday Canada/Penguin Random House