THE AWESOME, IMPOSSIBLE, UNSTOPPABLE GADGET, by Kevin Kelly & Rebecca Kelly, Imprint, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

This inspiring picture book about incredible inventions going haywire illustrates that with persistence, anyone can be awesome, impossible, and unstoppable. Trixie O'Toole is super-excited to be at Camp Create, where she can invent whatever she likes. But when a boy nicknamed "Professor" von Junk gets all the attention, Trixie feels left out. Still, she persists … Continue reading THE AWESOME, IMPOSSIBLE, UNSTOPPABLE GADGET, by Kevin Kelly & Rebecca Kelly, Imprint, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

DOUGLAS, by Randy Cecil, Candlewick Press

In his follow-up to Lucy, Randy Cecil again tells a visually arresting tale in four acts -- this time about a brave movie-theater mouse on a daring adventure. When Iris Espinosa goes to the cinema, she doesn't expect to meet a small mouse. And she certainly doesn't expect that mouse to stow away in her … Continue reading DOUGLAS, by Randy Cecil, Candlewick Press

THE RAGE OF DRAGONS, by Evan Winter, Orbit, Hachette Book Group

ame of Thrones meets Gladiator in this debut epic fantasy about a world caught in an eternal war, and the young man who will become his people's only hope for survival. The Omehi people have been fighting an unwinnable fight for almost two hundred years. Their society has been built around war and only war. … Continue reading THE RAGE OF DRAGONS, by Evan Winter, Orbit, Hachette Book Group

THE HEARTS WE SOLD, by Emily Lloyd Jones, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Hachette Book Group

  Dee Moreno is out of options. Her home life sucks (to put it mildly), and she's about to get booted from her boarding school--the only place she's ever felt free--for lack of funds. But this is a world where demons exist, and the demons are there to make deals: one human body part in … Continue reading THE HEARTS WE SOLD, by Emily Lloyd Jones, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Hachette Book Group

GINGERBREAD, by Helen Oyeyemi, Penguin Canada

The prize-winning, bestselling author of Boy, Snow, Bird and What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours returns with a bewitching and inventive novel. Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children's stories--equal parts wholesome and uncanny, from the tantalizing witch's house in "Hansel and Gretel" to the man-shaped confection who one day decides … Continue reading GINGERBREAD, by Helen Oyeyemi, Penguin Canada

THE MIGRATION, by Helen Marshall, Random House Canada

Creepy and atmospheric, evocative of Stephen King's classic Pet Sematary , The Migration is a story of sisterhood, transformation, and the limitations of love, from a thrilling new voice in Canadian fiction. When I was younger I didn't know a thing about death. I thought it meant stillness, a body gone limp. A marionette with … Continue reading THE MIGRATION, by Helen Marshall, Random House Canada

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