SOME DAYS, by Kren Kaufman Orloff, Illustrated by Ziyue Chen, Sterling Children Books

“Some days are chocolate pudding pie days. Kites up in the sky days. Jumping super high days.” This rhyming picture book—from the author of the bestselling I Wanna Iguana series and Miles of Smiles—is a moving, powerful, delightful exploration of a child’s shifting feelings.   Come along and follow a year in the life of … Continue reading SOME DAYS, by Kren Kaufman Orloff, Illustrated by Ziyue Chen, Sterling Children Books

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INSIDE OUTSIDE, by Anne-Margot Ramstein, Matthias Aregui, Candlewick Studio

From the creators of Before After comes another striking book of opposites, this time exploring the concepts of within and without with bright, bold graphics. Safe inside its shell, a baby bird prepares to brave the world. A spelunker descends into a wide and glittering cavern while fellow explorers cluster around a crack in the … Continue reading INSIDE OUTSIDE, by Anne-Margot Ramstein, Matthias Aregui, Candlewick Studio

KAHLO’S KOALAS, 1,2,3, COUNT ART WITH ME, Illustrated by Grace Helmer, Edited by Jocelyn Norbury, Designed by Jack Clucas, Andrews McMeel Publishing

From Henri Matisse’s monkeys and Jackson Pollock's poodles to Roy Lichtenstein's llamas and Wassily Kandinsky’s kangaroos, this beautiful 1-10 counting book provides an imaginative learning experience that will appeal to adults and children alike. Introduce your little one to some of the world’s best artists while teaching them their numbers 1 to 10. With illustrator … Continue reading KAHLO’S KOALAS, 1,2,3, COUNT ART WITH ME, Illustrated by Grace Helmer, Edited by Jocelyn Norbury, Designed by Jack Clucas, Andrews McMeel Publishing

THE CURSE OF MISTY WAYFAIR, by Jaime Jo Wright, Bethany House Publishing, Graf-Martin

Left at an orphanage as a child, Thea Reed vowed to find her mother someday. Now grown, her search takes her to Pleasant Valley, Wisconsin, in 1908. When clues lead her to a mental asylum, Thea uses her experience as a post-mortem photographer to gain access and assist groundskeeper Simeon Coyle in photographing the patients … Continue reading THE CURSE OF MISTY WAYFAIR, by Jaime Jo Wright, Bethany House Publishing, Graf-Martin

THE HIDDEN PLACE, by C.J. Tudor, Doubleday Canada, Crown Publishing, Penguin Random House, MUST BUY

Joe never wanted to come back to Arnhill. After the way things ended with his old gang--the betrayal, the suicide, the murder--and after what happened when his sister went missing, the last thing he wanted to do was return to his hometown. But Joe doesn't have a choice. Because judging by what was done to … Continue reading THE HIDDEN PLACE, by C.J. Tudor, Doubleday Canada, Crown Publishing, Penguin Random House, MUST BUY

THE HEAVENS, by Sandra Newman, Grove Press, Grove Atlantic, Publishers Group West, Raincoast Books

A work of rare literary brilliance and emotional power, The Heavens is a mesmerizing novel of love and time, of dreams and politics, that asks how we come to inhabit our world New York, late summer, 2000. A party in a spacious Manhattan apartment, hosted by a wealthy young activist. Dozens of idealistic twenty-somethings have … Continue reading THE HEAVENS, by Sandra Newman, Grove Press, Grove Atlantic, Publishers Group West, Raincoast Books

CHICKS RULE! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, Illustrated Renee Kurilla, Harry N. Abrams, Abrams Kids, Manda

All in step with wing in wing . . . Chicks can conquer anything! Nerdy Chick has been waiting all day for the Rocket Club meeting. But when she gets there, she finds a disturbing sign tacked to the door: “NO CHICKS ALLOWED!!!” Puzzled, then baffled, then just plain mad, Nerdy Chick sets out to … Continue reading CHICKS RULE! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, Illustrated Renee Kurilla, Harry N. Abrams, Abrams Kids, Manda

THE WATER CURE: A NOVEL, by Sophie MacKintosh, Double Day/Hamish Hamilton/Penguin Canada

The Handmaid’s Tale meets The Virgin Suicides in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men King has tenderly staked out a territory for his wife and three daughters, Grace, Lia, and Sky. He has lain the barbed wire; he has anchored the buoys in the water; … Continue reading THE WATER CURE: A NOVEL, by Sophie MacKintosh, Double Day/Hamish Hamilton/Penguin Canada

ONCE UPON A RIVER, by Diane Setterfield, Atria/Emily Bestler Boooks, Double Day Book/PenguinRandomHouse

A dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child. Hours later the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a … Continue reading ONCE UPON A RIVER, by Diane Setterfield, Atria/Emily Bestler Boooks, Double Day Book/PenguinRandomHouse

THE TEMP, by Michelle Frances, Pan Macmillan

You have a successful career, a loving husband and a baby on the way . . . no-one can replace you, can they? Carrie is a successful TV producer with the perfect husband and the perfect life. But when she falls pregnant, everything threatens to fall apart. Emma, the temp, is everything she could wish … Continue reading THE TEMP, by Michelle Frances, Pan Macmillan