HOPE’S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN, by Misty M. Beller, Bethany House

On her way to deliver vaccines to a mining town in the Montana Territory, Ingrid Chastain never anticipated a terrible accident would leave her alone and badly injured in the wilderness. When rescue comes in the form of a mysterious mountain man, she's hesitant to trust him, but the journey ahead will change their lives … Continue reading HOPE’S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN, by Misty M. Beller, Bethany House

THE SISTERS OF STRAYGARDEN PLACE, by Hayley Chewins, Candlewick Press

A riveting middle-grade fantasy about sibling bonds, enchanted houses, and encroaching wildness, lyrically told in eerily beautiful proseThe grass grew taller than the house itself, surrounding it on all sides. It stuffed the keyholes and scraped against the roof. It shook the walls and made paintings shiver.Seven years ago, the Ballastian sisters' parents left them … Continue reading THE SISTERS OF STRAYGARDEN PLACE, by Hayley Chewins, Candlewick Press

A WISH IN THE DARK, by Christina Soontornvat, Candlewick Press

A boy on the run. A girl determined to find him. All light in Chattana is created by one man — the Governor, who appeared after the Great Fire to bring peace and order to the city. For Pong, who was born in Namwon Prison, the magical lights represent freedom, and he dreams of the … Continue reading A WISH IN THE DARK, by Christina Soontornvat, Candlewick Press

THE AUTHENTICITY PROJECT, by Clare Pooley, Viking/Penguin Random House Canada

"A story about a solitary green notebook that brings together six strangers and leads to unexpected friendship, and even love--think Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine meets Love, Actually. "Everybody lies about their lives. What would happen if you shared the truth?" This is the question that Julian Jessop, an eccentric, seventy-nine-year-old artist, poses within a pale green exercise … Continue reading THE AUTHENTICITY PROJECT, by Clare Pooley, Viking/Penguin Random House Canada

THE SUMMER WE FOUND BABY, by Amy Hest, Candlewick Press

Set during World War II, this poignant, briskly paced historical novel relays the events of one extraordinary summer from three engaging points of view. On the morning of the dedication of the new children's library in Belle Beach, Long Island, eleven-year-old Julie Sweet and her six-year-old sister, Martha, find a baby in a basket on … Continue reading THE SUMMER WE FOUND BABY, by Amy Hest, Candlewick Press

THE MULBERRY TREE, by Allison Rushby, Candlewick Press

Do naught wrong by the mulberry tree, or she'll take your daughters ... one, two, three. Ten-year-old Immy and her family run away from their storm cloud of problems to a tiny village in Cambridgeshire, England. When they find an adorable thatched cottage to begin a perfect new life in, the only downside is the … Continue reading THE MULBERRY TREE, by Allison Rushby, Candlewick Press

WEIRD LITTLE ROBOTS, by Carolyn Crimi, Illustrated by Corinna Luyken, Candlewick Press

When two science-savvy girls create an entire robot world, they don’t expect the robots to come alive. But life may be a bit more magical than they thought. Nine-year-old Penny Rose has just moved to a new town, and so far the robots she builds herself are her only company. But with just a bit … Continue reading WEIRD LITTLE ROBOTS, by Carolyn Crimi, Illustrated by Corinna Luyken, Candlewick Press

NEVERTELL, by Katharine Orton, Walker Books US/Candlewick Press

After escaping a Soviet prison camp, Lina is pursued by a powerful witch and her shadow wolves in a riveting debut that imbues frozen wilderness with fairy-tale magic. All that twelve-year-old Lina knows of the world is the Stalinist labor camp where she was born, a place of hunger, cruelty, and deprivation. After a daring … Continue reading NEVERTELL, by Katharine Orton, Walker Books US/Candlewick Press

THE TELEPHONE BOX LIBRARY, by Rachael Lucas, Pan Macmillan

The Telephone Box Library is an uplifting story about fresh starts and new beginnings, set in a picturesque Cotswold village, by bestselling author Rachael Lucas. Books. Wine. Secrets. You'll find them all at the telephone box library . . . The Cotswolds: the perfect retreat for a stressed-out teacher. And Lucy has found just the right … Continue reading THE TELEPHONE BOX LIBRARY, by Rachael Lucas, Pan Macmillan

ARCAMIRA, by Hannah Sandoval, Cosmic Egg Books

When the elf princess, Atalanta, is snatched from her palace and a vampire crashes a ball at the castle, all of Arcamira is on high alert. To uphold their alliance with the elves and to satisfy their desire for adventure, four young royals set out with a search party to find Atalanta. The small band … Continue reading ARCAMIRA, by Hannah Sandoval, Cosmic Egg Books