RIFT, by Rachael Craw, Candlewick Publishing

For generations, the Rangers of Black Water Island have guarded the Old Herd against horrors released by the Rift. Cal West, an apprentice Ranger with a rare scar and even rarer gifts, fights daily to prove he belongs within their ranks. After nine years away, Meg Archer returns to her childhood home only to find … Continue reading RIFT, by Rachael Craw, Candlewick Publishing

THE WAGERS, by Sean Michaels, Random House, Penguin Random House Publishers

Scotiabank Giller-winner Sean Michaels is back with his widely anticipated second novel, The Wagers, a deeply satisfying story of long odds, magical heists and the dizzying gamble of life. Where does luck come from? What is it worth? And how much of it do you need to be happy? Theo Potiris is a grocer and … Continue reading THE WAGERS, by Sean Michaels, Random House, Penguin Random House Publishers

LIFE: THE FIRST FOUR BILLION YEARS: THE STORY OF LIFE FROM THE BIG BANG TO THE EVOLUTION OF HUMANS, by Martin Jenkins, Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith, Candlewick Press

Award-winning children's book creators Martin Jenkins and Grahame Baker-Smith team up for a large-scale look at our planet, from the big bang to the dinosaurs and beyond. Before humans took their first steps, there were billions of years of vibrant and varied life-forms on Earth. Discover the story of our planet during this time, from … Continue reading LIFE: THE FIRST FOUR BILLION YEARS: THE STORY OF LIFE FROM THE BIG BANG TO THE EVOLUTION OF HUMANS, by Martin Jenkins, Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith, Candlewick Press

MS. NEVER, by Colin Dodds, Independent

· What do we give away when we click “I AGREE” to the terms of service in our phones? · Why are the billionaires squirrelling away all that money? · Why do old photographs and songs refer to a history we can’t remember? · Why do professional sports teams need new stadiums so often? · … Continue reading MS. NEVER, by Colin Dodds, Independent

FIFTH WAR: GOOD COMPANY, by Dale Lucas, Orbit Books, Hachette Book Group

Humans, orcs, mages, elves, and dwarves all jostle for success and survival in the cramped quarters of Yenara, while understaffed Watch Wardens struggle to keep its citizens in line. Now, Rem and Torval must escort a notorious thief through a dangerous forest to the nearby city from where the thief escaped. But the thief's companions … Continue reading FIFTH WAR: GOOD COMPANY, by Dale Lucas, Orbit Books, Hachette Book Group

THE FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE, by Ruth Sepetys, Philomel Books, Penguin Random House

A portrait of love, silence, and secrets under a Spanish dictatorship. Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming promise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, … Continue reading THE FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE, by Ruth Sepetys, Philomel Books, Penguin Random House

THE CHRISTMAS PARTY, by Karen Swan, PGC, Pan Macmillan

The Christmas Party is a delicious, page-turning story of romance, family and secrets, by the Sunday Times bestselling author Karen Swan. When Declan Lorne, the last remaining knight in Ireland, dies suddenly, an ancient title passes with him. But his estate on Ireland’s rugged south-west coast is left to his three daughters. The two eldest, … Continue reading THE CHRISTMAS PARTY, by Karen Swan, PGC, Pan Macmillan

CARMEN SANDIEGO: ENDANGERED OPERATION, by HMHKids

Join Carmen Sandiego and decide where in the world to go next in this globe-trotting, daring caper! Help Carmen save wild animals of all kinds, especially the rare Amur tiger cub kidnapped from you by VILE. With 20 possible endings, your adventures can take you all over the world—or out of the game. Which will … Continue reading CARMEN SANDIEGO: ENDANGERED OPERATION, by HMHKids

PLAYING WITH COLLAGE, LEARN THE ART OF COLLAGE FROM A MASTER, by Jeannie Baker, Candlewick Studios

With this gem of a book, readers are invited to trust their instincts -- and play -- as they follow the advice of an award-winning collage artist. Whether using dried flowers or tiny shells, spaghetti or postage stamps, Jeannie Baker draws from the world around her to make work that is singularly beautiful and imaginative. … Continue reading PLAYING WITH COLLAGE, LEARN THE ART OF COLLAGE FROM A MASTER, by Jeannie Baker, Candlewick Studios

THE SECRET OF COLD HILL, by Peter James, Panmacmillan

The Secret of Cold Hill by Peter James is the spine-chilling follow-up to The House on Cold Hill. Now a smash-hit stage play. Cold Hill House has been demolished to make way for a new housing estate. Luxury-living at its best with high specification gadgets all thrown in – part-exchange available for the right buyers. … Continue reading THE SECRET OF COLD HILL, by Peter James, Panmacmillan