NO HUGS FOR PORCUPINE, by Zoe Waring, Illustrated by T.L. Bonaddio, Running Press/Kids

Embrace what makes you unique and encourage compassionate friendships with Porcupine and Armadillo in this delightful picture book that makes a great gift for Valentine's Day or for any day when a hug (or kiss) is needed. Poor Porcupine just cannot be hugged-his quills are too spikey! Each night, before settling down to sleep, all … Continue reading NO HUGS FOR PORCUPINE, by Zoe Waring, Illustrated by T.L. Bonaddio, Running Press/Kids

EVERYTHING HERE IS BEAUTIFUL, by Mira T. Lee, Pamela Dorman Book (Viking)Penguin Random House

  Two sisters: Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sister's protector; Lucia, the vibrant, headstrong, unconventional one, whose impulses are huge and, often, life changing. When their mother dies and Lucia starts to hear voices, it's Miranda who must fight for the help her sister needs — even as Lucia refuses to be … Continue reading EVERYTHING HERE IS BEAUTIFUL, by Mira T. Lee, Pamela Dorman Book (Viking)Penguin Random House

DEATH IN SUNSET GROVE, and ESCAPE FROM SUNSET GROVE, The Lavender Ladies Detective Agency Series, Minna Lindgren, Pan Macmillan

Death In Sunset Grove: BOOK ONE Meet Siiri and Irma, best friends and the queen bees of Sunset Grove, a retirement community for those still young at heart. With a combined age of nearly 180, Siiri and Irma are still just as inquisitive and witty as when they first met decades ago. But when their … Continue reading DEATH IN SUNSET GROVE, and ESCAPE FROM SUNSET GROVE, The Lavender Ladies Detective Agency Series, Minna Lindgren, Pan Macmillan

INSIDIOUS INTENT, by Val McDermid, Atlantic Monthly Press/Grove Atlantic/Publishers Group West

Widely recognized as one of our finest crime writers, with numerous accolades and legions of devoted readers worldwide, internationally bestselling author Val McDermid is back with the latest installment in her series featuring psychologist Tony Hill and former police detective Carol Jordan. In Insidious Intent, Tony and Carol are on the hunt for a serial … Continue reading INSIDIOUS INTENT, by Val McDermid, Atlantic Monthly Press/Grove Atlantic/Publishers Group West

A Girl Called Echo, Pemmican Wars, Vol.1, by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk, Highwater Press

Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee’s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo’s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee’s lecture, Echo finds herself transported to another time and place—a bison … Continue reading A Girl Called Echo, Pemmican Wars, Vol.1, by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk, Highwater Press

The End We Start From, by Megan Hunter, Penguin Random House

Description: In the midst of a mysterious environmental crisis, as London is submerged below flood waters, a woman gives birth to her first child, Z. Days later, the family are forced to leave their home in search of safety. As they move from place to place, shelter to shelter, their journey traces both fear and … Continue reading The End We Start From, by Megan Hunter, Penguin Random House

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

THE SLANTED LIFE OF EMILY DICKINSON, by Rosanna Bruno, Andrews McMeel Publishing

DESCRIPTION: Paperback, 96 pages Published March 7th 2017 by Andrews McMeel Publishing ISBN 1449481353 (ISBN13: 9781449481353) "Rosanna Bruno’s speculative look at Emily Dickinson’s social media feed is so hysterical you may find yourself with a case of the vapors."--Alison Bechdel America’s favorite recluse just got a life! With her distinctively funky drawing style and insightful … Continue reading THE SLANTED LIFE OF EMILY DICKINSON, by Rosanna Bruno, Andrews McMeel Publishing

THE CASTLE IN THE MIST, by Amy Ephron, Philomel Publishing

DESCRIPTION: Kindle Edition, 192 pages Published February 7th 2017 by Philomel Books ISBN13 9780399546990 Edition Language English Tess and Max travel behind the walls of a magical castle where wishes really do come true—if the hawthorne trees don’t get you first. Tess and Max are sent to the English countryside for the summer and long … Continue reading THE CASTLE IN THE MIST, by Amy Ephron, Philomel Publishing