A LITTLE CHICKEN, by Tammi Sauer, Illustrated by Dan Taylor, Sterling Children’s Books

Dot is a little chicken, who is, let’s face it, a little chicken. Can she find a way to pluck up her courage? “A gently humorous take on conquering fear that's also a fine read-aloud.” —Kirkus Dot is scared of lots of things: wolves, bears, the occasional lawn ornament. But when one of her mother’s … Continue reading A LITTLE CHICKEN, by Tammi Sauer, Illustrated by Dan Taylor, Sterling Children’s Books

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A PIGLET NAMED MERCY, by Kate DiCamillo, Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, Candlewick Press

Every porcine wonder was once a piglet! Celebrate the joy of a new arrival with this endearing picture-book prequel to the New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson series. Mr. Watson and Mrs. Watson live ordinary lives. Sometimes their lives feel a bit too ordinary. Sometimes they wish something different would happen. And one day it … Continue reading A PIGLET NAMED MERCY, by Kate DiCamillo, Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, Candlewick Press

PETER GREEN AND THE UNLIVING ACADEMY: THIS BOOK IS FULL OF DEAD PEOPLE, by Angelina Allsop, TCK Publishing

Fourteen-year-old Peter Green can’t remember how he died. All he has are his pajamas, a silk tie, and a one-way bus ticket to Mrs. Battisworth’s Academy and Haven for Unliving Boys and Girls, a strange and spooky school for dead orphans like himself. But that’s all he needs: the Unliving Academy has everything, from vampires … Continue reading PETER GREEN AND THE UNLIVING ACADEMY: THIS BOOK IS FULL OF DEAD PEOPLE, by Angelina Allsop, TCK Publishing

WE RULE THE NIGHT, by Claire Eliza Bartlett, Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group

Two girls use forbidden magic to fly and fight–for their country and for themselves–in this riveting debut that’s part Shadow and Bone, part Code Name Verity. Seventeen-year-old Revna is a factory worker, manufacturing war machines for the Union of the North. When she’s caught using illegal magic, she fears being branded a traitor and imprisoned. … Continue reading WE RULE THE NIGHT, by Claire Eliza Bartlett, Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group

THE BRIDE OF IVY GREEN, by Julie Klassen, Bethany House, Graf-Martin

Much has happened in idyllic Ivy Hill in recent months, and while several villagers have found new love and purpose, questions remain--and a few dearly held dreams have yet to be fulfilled. Jane Bell is torn. Gabriel Locke is back and has made his intentions clear. But Jane is reluctant to give up her inn … Continue reading THE BRIDE OF IVY GREEN, by Julie Klassen, Bethany House, Graf-Martin

A BLANKET OF BUTTERFLIES, THE DEBWE SERIES, by Richard Van Camp, Illustrated by Scott. B. Henderson, Highwater Press

A Blanket of Butterflies explores the journey of Shinobu, a mysterious stranger who visits Fort Smith, NWT, to retrieve his family’s samurai suit of armor and sword from the local museum. When he discovers that his grandfather’s sword has been lost in a poker game to the man they call “Benny the Bank,” he sets … Continue reading A BLANKET OF BUTTERFLIES, THE DEBWE SERIES, by Richard Van Camp, Illustrated by Scott. B. Henderson, Highwater Press

THREE FEATHERS, THE DEBWE SERIES, by Richard Van Camp, Illustrated by K. Mateus, Highwater Press

Three young men—Flinch, Bryce, and Rupert—have vandalized their community and are sent by its Elders to live nine months on the land as part of the circle sentencing process. There, the young men learn to take responsibility for their actions and acquire the humility required to return home. But, when they do return, will they … Continue reading THREE FEATHERS, THE DEBWE SERIES, by Richard Van Camp, Illustrated by K. Mateus, Highwater Press

RONAN BOYLE AND THEN BRIDGE OF RIDDLES, by Thomas Lennon, Illustrated by John Hendrix, Abrams, Amulet Books

Fourteen-year-old Ronan Boyle is the youngest and lowliest recruit to the secret Garda, an Irish police force that handles the misdeeds of numerous magical creatures. Ronan’s parents are in jail, but Ronan is convinced that they were framed by the wee people. So, despite his small size, poor eyesight, and social awkwardness, he’s determined to … Continue reading RONAN BOYLE AND THEN BRIDGE OF RIDDLES, by Thomas Lennon, Illustrated by John Hendrix, Abrams, Amulet Books

BOOK BLOG TOUR: FEATURING: STAR SHEPHERD, by R.R. Virdi, Bolide Publishing Limited

BOOK BLOG TOUR: FEATURING The Blurb: A pilot on the run. A cargo that’ll change the fate of the galaxy forever. And the might of the military working to stop Star Shepherd from delivering salvation to the people. Star Shepherd knows a raw deal when he sees one. And he’s got the worst one in … Continue reading BOOK BLOG TOUR: FEATURING: STAR SHEPHERD, by R.R. Virdi, Bolide Publishing Limited

SAM WU IS NOT AFRAID OF SHARKS, BOOK #2, by Katie & Kevin Tsang, Illustrated by Nathan Reed, Sterling Children’s Books

Brilliantly funny new young series about the bravest scaredy-cat in the world Sam Wu is NOT a scaredy-cat (except when he is). And when a shark TOTALLY tries to eat him at the local aquarium, he decides he's not going to take any more chances. So at his friend's birthday party at the beach, Sam … Continue reading SAM WU IS NOT AFRAID OF SHARKS, BOOK #2, by Katie & Kevin Tsang, Illustrated by Nathan Reed, Sterling Children’s Books