SEA GLASS SUMMER, by Michelle Houts, Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline, Candlewick Press

Author Michelle Houts and illustrator Bagram Ibatoulline explore the magic of one of the seaside's greatest wonders and the bonds that link us through time. One summer, a boy named Thomas visits his grandmother at her seaside cottage. She gives him a magnifying glass that once belonged to his grandfather, and with it Thomas explores … Continue reading SEA GLASS SUMMER, by Michelle Houts, Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline, Candlewick Press

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THE MUTTS SUMMER DIARIES, by Patrick McDonnell, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Put on your swim trunks and hit the beach with Earl and Mooch—the dog (and cat) days of summer are here! It’s summertime, and the living is easy, the ice cream is cold, and the temperature is so hot your brains will melt right out of your head. Mooch and Earl are eager to make … Continue reading THE MUTTS SUMMER DIARIES, by Patrick McDonnell, Andrews McMeel Publishing

THE GIVER, THE GRAPHIC NOVEL ADAPTATION OF THE NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER, by Lois Lowry, Adapted and Illustrated by P.Craig Russell, HMHTeen

Now in graphic novel format, Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic story of a young boy discovering the dark secrets behind his seemingly ideal world is accompanied by renowned artist P.Craig Russell’s beautifully haunting illustrations. approx. 185 pages Out February 5, 2019 MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. I've read … Continue reading THE GIVER, THE GRAPHIC NOVEL ADAPTATION OF THE NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER, by Lois Lowry, Adapted and Illustrated by P.Craig Russell, HMHTeen

THE ILIAD, A GRAPHIC NOVEL ADAPTATION, by Gareth Hinds, Candlewick Press

In a companion volume to his award-winning adaptation of The Odyssey, the incomparable graphic novelist Gareth Hinds masterfully adapts Homer's classic wartime epic. More than three thousand years ago, two armies faced each other in an epic battle that rewrote history and came to be known as the Trojan War. The Iliad, Homer's legendary account … Continue reading THE ILIAD, A GRAPHIC NOVEL ADAPTATION, by Gareth Hinds, Candlewick Press

SURVIVING THE CITY by Tasha Spillett, Illustrated by Natasha Donovan, Highwater Press

Tasha Spillett’s graphic novel debut, Surviving the City, is a story about womanhood, friendship, colonialism, and the anguish of a missing loved one. Miikwan and Dez are best friends. Miikwan is Anishinaabe; Dez is Inninew. Together, the teens navigate the challenges of growing up in an urban landscape – they’re so close, they even completed … Continue reading SURVIVING THE CITY by Tasha Spillett, Illustrated by Natasha Donovan, Highwater Press

VANISHED: TRUE TALES OF MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCES, by Elizabeth Macleod, Annick Press

Gone—without a trace. No one loves a mystery more than Elizabeth MacLeod, author of the award-winning Bones Never Lie and Royal Murder. In her newest book, she presents six compelling stories about some of the world’s most bewildering disappearances. Readers will be captivated by such true tales as the Alcatraz prison break, where three dangerous … Continue reading VANISHED: TRUE TALES OF MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCES, by Elizabeth Macleod, Annick Press

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

YOU ARE THE LIGHT, by Aaron Becker, Candlewick Studio, Candlewick Press

With a wondrously simple die-cut book, the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of the Journey trilogy brings his talents further into the light. This is the light that brings the day. Open this beautiful book to find a graphic yellow sun surrounded by a halo of bright die-cut circles. Now hold the page up to the light … Continue reading YOU ARE THE LIGHT, by Aaron Becker, Candlewick Studio, Candlewick Press

STARDUST, by Jeanne Willis, Illustrated by Briony May Smith, Nosy Crow, Candlewick Books

One little girl dreams of being a star. But whether it's finding Mum's lost wedding ring or winning the fancy-dress prize, her big sister always shines brighter. Yet for her grandad she is a star and, as he dries her eyes and they both gaze up at the night sky, he tells a story, the … Continue reading STARDUST, by Jeanne Willis, Illustrated by Briony May Smith, Nosy Crow, Candlewick Books

7 GENERATIONS: STONE, by David Alexander Robertson and Scott B. Henderson, Highwater Press

  Stone introduces Edwin, a young man who must discover his family’s past if he is to have any future. Edwin learns of his ancestor Stone, a young Plains Cree man, who came of age in the early 19th century. Following a vision quest, Stone aspires to be like his older brother, Bear, a member … Continue reading 7 GENERATIONS: STONE, by David Alexander Robertson and Scott B. Henderson, Highwater Press