EPIC ORIGINALS, DIARY OF A 5TH GRADE OUTLAW, by Gina Loveless, Andrea Bell, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Robin Loxley, the 5th grade outlaw of Nottingham Elementary, tells all! From Epic! Originals comes a comic-inspired illustrated novel series that treats growing up as an adventure. Fifth grade has just started, and the school bully, Nadia, already rules recess with an unfair Playground Tax. Robin refuses to be pushed around, but all she can … Continue reading EPIC ORIGINALS, DIARY OF A 5TH GRADE OUTLAW, by Gina Loveless, Andrea Bell, Andrews McMeel Publishing

ON SNOWDEN MOUNTAIN, by Jeri Watts, Candlewick Press

Twelve-year-old Ellen learns the quiet strength of family when her mother's deep depression prompts her to ask an estranged aunt for help. Ellen's mother has struggled with depression before, but not like this. With her father away fighting in World War II and her mother unable to care for them, Ellen's only option is to … Continue reading ON SNOWDEN MOUNTAIN, by Jeri Watts, Candlewick Press

TWO GIRLS A CLOCK, AND A CROOKED HOUSE, by Michael Poore, Random House

Combine the thought-provoking time travel of When You Reach Me with the humorous storytelling of Lemony Snicket, and you get a wholly original journey through time, space, and the depths of the human heart. This is a story of things that are not possible. It's not possible for Amy to see spirits. (She does.) It's … Continue reading TWO GIRLS A CLOCK, AND A CROOKED HOUSE, by Michael Poore, Random House

BIG NATE, PAYBACK TIME! By Lincoln Peirce, Andrews McMeel Publishing

In this brand-new collection of the NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING series Big Nate, everyone's favorite prankster takes on everything from epic snowball fights to sixth-grade crushes, with plenty of hilarious misadventures along the way. Look out, Big Nate fans—it’s payback time! In this brand-new collection of Big Nate comics, Nate develops a mysterious allergy to … Continue reading BIG NATE, PAYBACK TIME! By Lincoln Peirce, Andrews McMeel Publishing

FATTY LEGS: A TRUE STORY, by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, Illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes, Annick Press

The moving memoir of an Inuit girl who emerges from a residential school with her spirit intact. Eight-year-old Margaret Pokiak has set her sights on learning to read, even though it means leaving her village in the high Arctic. Faced with unceasing pressure, her father finally agrees to let her make the five-day journey to … Continue reading FATTY LEGS: A TRUE STORY, by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, Illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes, Annick Press

ABOUT PHOENIX, by Nastasia Rugani, Annick Press

  Should you get into the car of someone you barely know? Hard to resist when the driver is Jessup Smith, the most handsome teacher in school. That night, he drives sixteen-year-old Phoenix and her little sister Sasha—both brilliant misfits—home. A few days later, their mother, Erika, lets herself be seduced by Mr. Smith. Not … Continue reading ABOUT PHOENIX, by Nastasia Rugani, Annick Press

THE DISAPPEARANCE, by Gillian Chan, Annick Press

This novel centers on the unlikely friendship between two boys, Jacob Mueller and Mike McCallum. Jacob seems to be from a different world. After mystifying experts and doctors, who finally decide that he is an elective mute, Jacob ends up in a juvenile group home, isolated and withdrawn, the butt of teasing by the other … Continue reading THE DISAPPEARANCE, by Gillian Chan, Annick Press

MONSTERS, by David A Robertson, Highwater Press

Cole Harper is struggling to settle into life in Wounded Sky First Nation. He may have stopped a serial killer but the trouble is far from over. A creature lurks in the shadows of Blackwood Forest, the health clinic is on lockdown by a mysterious organization, and long-held secrets threaten to bubble to the surface. … Continue reading MONSTERS, by David A Robertson, Highwater Press

THE EXES’ REVENGE, by Jo Jakeman,Viking Canada/Penguin Random House

Originally titled Sticks and Stones A wickedly dark debut thriller about three women who've all been involved with the same man and realize the one thing they have in common is that they all want revenge against him... Divorces are often messy, and Imogen's is no exception. Phillip Rochester is controlling, abusive, and determined to make … Continue reading THE EXES’ REVENGE, by Jo Jakeman,Viking Canada/Penguin Random House

THE DOLLAR KIDS, By Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Illustrated by Ryan Andrews, Candlewick Press

When a family buys a house in a struggling town for just one dollar, they’re hoping to start over — but have they traded one set of problems for another? Twelve-year-old Lowen Grover, a budding comic-book artist, is still reeling from the shooting death of his friend Abe when he stumbles across an article about … Continue reading THE DOLLAR KIDS, By Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Illustrated by Ryan Andrews, Candlewick Press