SNUG HARBOR STORIES, WALLACE THE BRAVE COLLECTION, by Will Henry, Andrews McMeel Publishing

The follow up to the Eisner-nominated collection of Wallace the Brave comics, featuring beautifully illustrated scenes of childhood imagination, friendship, outdoor exploration, and adventure. Think "Peanuts" if Charlie Brown were less of a mope or "Calvin & Hobbes" if Calvin weren't a bit of a psychopath. "Wallace The Brave" is about a family. There's Dad, … Continue reading SNUG HARBOR STORIES, WALLACE THE BRAVE COLLECTION, by Will Henry, Andrews McMeel Publishing

THAT’S NOT HOCKEY, by Andree Poulin, Art by Felix Girard, Annick Press

The legendary goalie who revolutionized the game of hockey. Young Jacques Plante’s way of playing hockey may look different from everyone else’s. Instead of a puck, he uses a tennis ball, and his shin pads are made out of potato sacks and wooden slats. But that’s not going to stop him. He loves the game. … Continue reading THAT’S NOT HOCKEY, by Andree Poulin, Art by Felix Girard, Annick Press

BIG NATE, GOES BANANAS, by Lincoln Peirce, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Join Big Nate and his pals for another round of pranks, jokes, and wedgies! NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR! The school year is winding down, and Nate can’t wait for summer vacation: baseball, beach trips, and…overripe bananas? Yuck! Turns out Nate has a problem with fruit that’s past its prime. And that’s not all that’s … Continue reading BIG NATE, GOES BANANAS, by Lincoln Peirce, Andrews McMeel Publishing

XAVIER, ST. GRISWOLD COLLEGE FOR ABANDONED BOYS, by E.M. COOPER, Book One, Self-Published

OVERVIEW: In the first book of the Xavier fantasy series, a 13-year-old boy’s life is pitched into turmoil after his parents abandon him at St Griswold College deep within the Mourn Forest. What secrets have Xavier Jones’ parents hidden from him? Why is the principal, Ms Ratchet so eager to unearth them? Alone and afraid, … Continue reading XAVIER, ST. GRISWOLD COLLEGE FOR ABANDONED BOYS, by E.M. COOPER, Book One, Self-Published

THE BREADWINNER, by Deborah Ellis, Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press

Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan, 11-year-old Parvana has rarely been outdoors. Barred from attending school, shopping at the market, or even playing in the streets of Kabul, the heroine of Deborah Ellis's engrossing children's novel The Breadwinner is trapped inside her family's one-room home. That is, until the Taliban hauls away her father and … Continue reading THE BREADWINNER, by Deborah Ellis, Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press

Kevin And The Seven Lions, by Marten Tiller, Illustrated by Carla Tracey

Nearly eaten by dinosaurs, shot at by aliens, almost drowned by a giant squid, all while trying to pay attention in school is a normal day for Kevin. How does his teacher, Mrs. Calvin, keep from going crazy? A picture book leveled for second and third grade readers about the joy and benefit of an … Continue reading Kevin And The Seven Lions, by Marten Tiller, Illustrated by Carla Tracey