ASTRO GIRL, by Ken Wilson-Max, Candlewick Press

The stars are the limit for a little girl who acts out her wish to be an astronaut -- inspired by a very special person. Astrid has loved the stars and space for as long as she can remember. "I want to be an astronaut!" she says to everyone who will listen. While her mama … Continue reading ASTRO GIRL, by Ken Wilson-Max, Candlewick Press

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

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

CLARIS THE CHICEST MOUSE IN PARIS, by Megan Hess, Hardie Grant Egmont

An infectious rhyming tale about courage, compassion and a stylish little mouse, from international fashion illustrator Megan Hess. Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris follows an adorable mouse who dreams of moving to Paris to follow her fashion dreams. One day, she bravely takes the leap – only to find a mean little girl with … Continue reading CLARIS THE CHICEST MOUSE IN PARIS, by Megan Hess, Hardie Grant Egmont

A GIRL CALLED ECHO, RED RIVER RESISTANCE, VOL. 2, by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk, Highwater Press/Portage and Main Press

Echo Desjardins is adjusting to her new home, finding friends, and learning about Métis history. She just can’t stop slipping back and forth in time. One ordinary afternoon in class, Echo finds herself transported to the banks of the Red River in the summer of 1869. All is not well in the territory as Canadian … Continue reading A GIRL CALLED ECHO, RED RIVER RESISTANCE, VOL. 2, by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk, Highwater Press/Portage and Main Press

ONCE A KING, by Erin Summerill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt For Young Readers

Out December 4, 2018Aodren: A lonely, young king, searching for a way to dismantle his father’s dark legacy. Lirra: A girl with the power to control the wind, torn between duty and following her dreams For twenty years, Channelers—women with a magical ability—have been persecuted in Malam by those without magic. Now King Aodren wants … Continue reading ONCE A KING, by Erin Summerill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt For Young Readers

THE 49TH MYSTIC, Ted Dekker, Revell Publishing

Some say the great mystery of how one can live in two worlds at once died with Thomas Hunter many years ago. Still others that the gateway to that greater reality was and is only the stuff of dreams. They are wrong. In the small town of Eden, Utah, a blind girl named Rachelle Matthews … Continue reading THE 49TH MYSTIC, Ted Dekker, Revell Publishing

DREAMING DANGEROUS, by Lauren DeStefano, Bloomsbury Kids

Brassmere Academy for the Extraordinary is a school for orphans with strange and wonderful gifts. Twelve-year-old Plum has lived there forever, and each night, she ventures into her dreams alongside her three best friends, Vien, Gwendle, and Artem, to fight monsters and journey on dangerous quests. But one night, Plum gets a mysterious warning that … Continue reading DREAMING DANGEROUS, by Lauren DeStefano, Bloomsbury Kids

HARRY’S TREES, by Jon Cohen, Mira Books/Harper Collins

The first thing you learn when you climb a tree is to hold on. Now it’s time for Harry to learn to let go… Thirty-four-year-old Harry Crane, lifelong lover of trees, works as an analyst in a treeless US Forest Service office. When his wife dies in a freak accident, devastated, he makes his way … Continue reading HARRY’S TREES, by Jon Cohen, Mira Books/Harper Collins

I’m Not Your Sweet Babboo! By Schulz, A Peanut Collection, Book Review, Andrews McMeil Publishing

DESCRIPTION: In "I'm Not Your Sweet Babboo!, " an endearing collection of strips from 1983, Sally tries harder than ever to convince Linus that he is indeed her sweetie. But when Linus fails to come through with candy and flowers on Valentine's Day, Sally forces Charlie Brown to punch his best friend, Linnus, in the … Continue reading I’m Not Your Sweet Babboo! By Schulz, A Peanut Collection, Book Review, Andrews McMeil Publishing