GRANDPA’S TOP THREE, by Wendy Meddour, Illustrated by Daniel Egneus, Candlewick Press

A young boy's original game coaxes a grieving grandpa to reconnect with the world in a touching intergenerational story of love and resilience. Henry loves talking with Grandpa, but Grandpa has stopped listening. Mom says to just give him time. But Henry wants to talk to Grandpa now. So Henry tries his favorite game: Top … Continue reading GRANDPA’S TOP THREE, by Wendy Meddour, Illustrated by Daniel Egneus, Candlewick Press

THE WHITE HARE, by Michael Fiswick, Zephyr/Head of Zeus

A beautifully written coming-of-age novel from an acclaimed literary voice. A lost boy. A dead girl, and one who is left behind. Robbie doesn't want anything more to do with death, but life in a village full of whispers and secrets can't make things the way they were. When the white hare appears, magical and … Continue reading THE WHITE HARE, by Michael Fiswick, Zephyr/Head of Zeus

HOTEL FOR THE LOST, by Suzanne Young, Simon Pulse

  From the New York Times bestselling author of The Program comes a haunting, romantic, and suspenseful story about one girl’s search for healing in a grand and mysterious hotel full of secrets. Stay tonight. Stay forever. When Audrey Casella arrives for an unplanned stay at the grand Hotel Ruby, she’s grateful for the detour. … Continue reading HOTEL FOR THE LOST, by Suzanne Young, Simon Pulse

THE DAY WAR CAME, by Nicola Davies, Illustrated By Rebecca Cobb, Candlewick Press

    A moving, poetic narrative and child-friendly illustrations follow the heartbreaking, ultimately hopeful journey of a little girl who is forced to become a refugee. "The day war came there were flowers on the windowsill and my father sang my baby brother back to sleep." Imagine if, on an ordinary day, after a morning … Continue reading THE DAY WAR CAME, by Nicola Davies, Illustrated By Rebecca Cobb, Candlewick Press

DAD’S CAMERA, by Ross Watkins, Illustrated By Liz Anelli, Candlewick Press

A moving portrayal of love and loss captures who -- and what -- we leave behind once we're gone. One day Dad comes home with one of those old cameras, the kind that uses film. But he doesn't take photos of the regular things people photograph. He takes pictures of his keys, his coffee cup, … Continue reading DAD’S CAMERA, by Ross Watkins, Illustrated By Liz Anelli, Candlewick Press

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

OSCAR THE GUARDIAN CAT, by Chiara Valentina & Segre Paolo Domeniconi

Inspired by the true story of Oscar, a special cat who watches over the residents of Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Oscar the Guardian Cat lives at Hope House along with Nurse Dolores, Dr. Goodhelp, and the grandparents of many children who come to visit. The story is told from … Continue reading OSCAR THE GUARDIAN CAT, by Chiara Valentina & Segre Paolo Domeniconi

OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES, by Abbi Waxman, Berkley/Penguin Books

"Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin Named A Highly Anticipated Book for 2018 by InStyle.com, Elite Daily, and Hello Giggles! The author of The Garden of Small Beginnings returns with a hilarious and poignant new novel about four families, their neighborhood carpool, and the affair that changes … Continue reading OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES, by Abbi Waxman, Berkley/Penguin Books

THE BEAUTY THAT REMAINS, by Ashley Woodfolk, Delacorte Press

Music brought Autumn, Shay, and Logan together. Death wants to tear them apart. Autumn always knew exactly who she was—a talented artist and a loyal friend. Shay was defined by two things: her bond with her twin sister, Sasha, and her love of music. And Logan always turned to writing love songs when his love … Continue reading THE BEAUTY THAT REMAINS, by Ashley Woodfolk, Delacorte Press

THE GIRL WITH THE GHOST MACHINE, by Lauren DeStefano, Bloomsbury

When Emmaline Beaumont's father started building the ghost machine, she didn't expect it to bring her mother back from the dead. But by locking himself in the basement to toil away at his hopes, Monsieur Beaumont has become obsessed with the contraption and neglected the living, and Emmaline is tired of feeling forgotten. Nothing good … Continue reading THE GIRL WITH THE GHOST MACHINE, by Lauren DeStefano, Bloomsbury