ONLY A TREE KNOWS HOW TO BE A TREE, by Mary Murphy, Candlewick Press

Everything has a place, and there's a place for everything in this world.

KOALA IS NOT A BEAR, by Kristin L. Gray, Illustrated by Rachel McAlister, Sterling Books

Where does Koala belong? Find out, in this sweet story of friendship and family—with fun facts about marsupials thrown in. It's Koala's first day at camp, and she thinks she's found her place in the Bear Cabin—until know-it-all Kangaroo comes along and tells Koala in no uncertain terms that she is not a bear. Koala … Continue reading KOALA IS NOT A BEAR, by Kristin L. Gray, Illustrated by Rachel McAlister, Sterling Books

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

BENEATH THE CITADEL, by Destiny Soria, Amulet Books/Abrams – REREAD!!!

In the city of Eldra, people are ruled by ancient prophecies. For centuries, the high council has stayed in power by virtue of the prophecies of the elder seers. After the last infallible prophecy came to pass, growing unrest led to murders and an eventual rebellion that raged for more than a decade. In the … Continue reading BENEATH THE CITADEL, by Destiny Soria, Amulet Books/Abrams – REREAD!!!

MONSTERS, by David A Robertson, Highwater Press

Cole Harper is struggling to settle into life in Wounded Sky First Nation. He may have stopped a serial killer but the trouble is far from over. A creature lurks in the shadows of Blackwood Forest, the health clinic is on lockdown by a mysterious organization, and long-held secrets threaten to bubble to the surface. … Continue reading MONSTERS, by David A Robertson, Highwater Press

PHILIPPA FISHER’S FAIRY GODSISTER, by Liz Kessler, Orion, UK

Philippa Fisher tries and fails to summon a fairy, but is taken aback when Daisy, the new girl at school, announces that she is her fairy godmother - or godsister, since they are the same age. Daisy is not best pleased with Philippa, but she has a mission to fulfil and is obliged to stick … Continue reading PHILIPPA FISHER’S FAIRY GODSISTER, by Liz Kessler, Orion, UK