THE RAVEN’S TALE, by Cat Winters, Abrams, Amulet Books, Manda

Seventeen-year-old Edgar Poe counts down the days until he can escape his foster family—the wealthy Allans of Richmond, Virginia. He hungers for his upcoming life as a student at the prestigious new university, almost as much as he longs to marry his beloved Elmira Royster. However, on the brink of his departure, all his plans … Continue reading THE RAVEN’S TALE, by Cat Winters, Abrams, Amulet Books, Manda

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A BLANKET OF BUTTERFLIES, THE DEBWE SERIES, by Richard Van Camp, Illustrated by Scott. B. Henderson, Highwater Press

A Blanket of Butterflies explores the journey of Shinobu, a mysterious stranger who visits Fort Smith, NWT, to retrieve his family’s samurai suit of armor and sword from the local museum. When he discovers that his grandfather’s sword has been lost in a poker game to the man they call “Benny the Bank,” he sets … Continue reading A BLANKET OF BUTTERFLIES, THE DEBWE SERIES, by Richard Van Camp, Illustrated by Scott. B. Henderson, Highwater Press

AWASIS AND THE WORLD-FAMOUS BANNOCK, by Dallas Hunt and Amanda Strong, Highwater Press

This whimsical story celebrates the revitalization of Cree dialects and traditional methods of storytelling. During an unfortunate mishap, young Awâsis loses Kôhkum’s freshly baked world-famous bannock. Not knowing what to do, Awâsis seeks out a variety of other-than-human relatives willing to help. What adventures are in store for Awâsis? The book includes a pronunciation guide … Continue reading AWASIS AND THE WORLD-FAMOUS BANNOCK, by Dallas Hunt and Amanda Strong, Highwater Press

THE ANCIENT ONE, by T.A. Barron, Puffin Books

LOST CRATER IS LIKE NO OTHER PLACE ON THE PLANET... When Kate travels to Oregon for a quiet week at Aunt Melanie's cottage, her plans are dashed by the discovery of a grove of giant redwood trees in nearby Lost Crater. Caught up in the struggle to help protect the redwood forest from loggers, Kate … Continue reading THE ANCIENT ONE, by T.A. Barron, Puffin Books

THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, by Karen Swan, Pan Macmillan

Out November, 2018 Set on the scenic fjords of Norway, The Christmas Lights by bestselling author Karen Swan is a moving Christmas tale of love and heartbreak. December 2018, and free-spirited Influencers Bo Loxley and her partner Zac are living a life of wanderlust, travelling the globe and sharing their adventures with their millions of … Continue reading THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, by Karen Swan, Pan Macmillan

COMING HOME, by Michael Morpurgo, Illustrated by Kerry Hyndman, Candlewick Press

  A plucky little robin sets out on an epic journey. Through dark forests, driving rain, clapping thunder and flashing lightning. Across frozen wastes, huge mountains and stormy seas he flies. And all the while he's dreaming of home. Of her. But will he ever get there? Find out in this wonderfully lyrical Christmas story … Continue reading COMING HOME, by Michael Morpurgo, Illustrated by Kerry Hyndman, Candlewick Press

JACOB’S BELL: A CHRISTMAS STORY, by John Snyder, Faith Words/Hachette Book Group, Inc.

For readers of Richard Paul Evans and Melody Carlson comes JACOB'S BELL, a heartwarming Christmas story about how an unlikely friendship between an old man and a little girl saved a family. Sometimes the road to forgiveness and restoration can be a rocky one. Set in Chicago and Baltimore in 1944 with flashbacks to the … Continue reading JACOB’S BELL: A CHRISTMAS STORY, by John Snyder, Faith Words/Hachette Book Group, Inc.

VERY RICH, by Polly Horvath, Puffin Canada/Penguin Random House

Ten-year-old Rupert Brown comes from an ordinary family. They live in a small house in the poorest section of Steelville, Ohio, and have little money or food. So when Rupert inadvertently finds himself spending Christmas at the house of Turgid River -- the richest boy in town -- he is blown away to discover a … Continue reading VERY RICH, by Polly Horvath, Puffin Canada/Penguin Random House

A BOY AND A HOUSE, by Maja Kastelic, Annick Press

What will the little boy find at the top of the stairs? When a little boy sees a cat slip into the open door of an apartment building, the temptation is too great: he follows the cat into the lobby. Before continuing up the stairway, the boy picks up one of several discarded drawings that … Continue reading A BOY AND A HOUSE, by Maja Kastelic, Annick Press

MIRAGE, by Somaiya Daud, Flatiron Books

In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond … Continue reading MIRAGE, by Somaiya Daud, Flatiron Books