BAH! HUMBUG! By Michael Rosen, Illustrated Tony Ross, Walker Books/Candlewick Press

A timely retelling of A Christmas Carol for the whole family about a smartphone-obsessed dad. This Christmas, join Michael Rosen and Tony Ross with their unforgettable retelling of Charles Dickens's beloved holiday classic. Harry Gruber plays the role of Scrooge in his school's production of "A Christmas Carol," and he is extra nervous about tonight's performance because his father is in the audience -- not away for business, as usual. Will the story's message of Christmas cheer and the redemptive power of love reach his father's distracted Scrooge heart?

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

THE GHOST ROAD, by Charis Cotter, Tundra/PenguinRandomHouse

Ghosts, a family curse, buried secrets -- and two girls who have to figure it all out. A new book from an acclaimed author, for fans of Coraline, Doll Bones and The Night Gardener. For the first time, Ruth is heading to Newfoundland to stay with family she's never met instead of spending the summer … Continue reading THE GHOST ROAD, by Charis Cotter, Tundra/PenguinRandomHouse

OZY AND MILLIE, by Dana Simpson, Andrews McMeel

From the creator of the enormously popular Phoebe and Her Unicorn series comes "Ozy and Millie," a playful comic exploring the friendship between two foxes. "Ozy and Millie" features an introduction by author Dana Simpson and a hand-selected collection of her favorite strips from the comic's 10-year run. While this comic deals with middle-grade kids … Continue reading OZY AND MILLIE, by Dana Simpson, Andrews McMeel

THE WORLD OF LORE – WICKED MORTALS, by Aaron Mahnke, Penguin Random House

A chilling, lavishly illustrated who's-who of the most despicable people ever to walk the earth, featuring both rare and best-loved stories from the hit podcast Lore, now an online streaming series. Here are the incredible true stories of some of the mortals who achieved notoriety in history and folklore through horrible means. Monsters of this sort … Continue reading THE WORLD OF LORE – WICKED MORTALS, by Aaron Mahnke, Penguin Random House

THE LOST PROPERTY OFFICE, by James R. Hannibal, Simon Schuster

James R. Hannibal presents a thrilling adventure through history, complete with mysteries, secret items, codes, and a touch of magic in this stunning middle grade debut. Thirteen-year-old Jack Buckles is great at finding things. Not just a missing glove or the other sock, but things normal people have long given up on ever seeing again. … Continue reading THE LOST PROPERTY OFFICE, by James R. Hannibal, Simon Schuster

FLEDGLING, THE SHAPESHIFTER CHRONICLES, by Natasha Brown, Book One, Self-Published

OVERVIEW: Set apart from other eighteen year olds, Ana Hughes knows she is different. A life threatening heart condition smothers her future and she yearns to feel normal. Her hopes are pinned on a fresh start in a remote town far from her native Colorado. Among the locker filled hallways in Clark Bend High, Ana … Continue reading FLEDGLING, THE SHAPESHIFTER CHRONICLES, by Natasha Brown, Book One, Self-Published

THE MISCALCULATIONS OF LIGHTNING GIRL, by Stacy McAnulty/ Random House

Middle school is the one problem Lucy Callahan can't solve in this middle-grade novel perfect for fans of The Fourteenth Goldfish, Rain Reign, and Counting by 7s. Lucy Callahan was struck by lightning. She doesn't remember it, but it changed her life forever. The zap gave her genius-level math skills, and ever since, Lucy has … Continue reading THE MISCALCULATIONS OF LIGHTNING GIRL, by Stacy McAnulty/ Random House

THE PRICE GUIDE TO THE OCCULT, by Leslye Walton, Candlewick Press

From the author of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender comes a haunting maelstrom of magic and murder in the lush, moody Pacific Northwest. When Rona Blackburn landed on Anathema Island more than a century ago, her otherworldly skills might have benefited friendlier neighbors. Guilt and fear instead led the island’s original eight … Continue reading THE PRICE GUIDE TO THE OCCULT, by Leslye Walton, Candlewick Press

LOVE, PENELOPE, by Joanne Rocklin, Illustrated by Lucy Knisley, Amulet Books/Abrams Books, Hachette Book Group

Penny is excited to welcome her new sibling, so throughout her mom’s pregnancy she writes letters to it (not it, YOU!). She introduces herself (Penelope, but she prefers “Penny”) and their moms (Sammy and Becky). She brags about their home city, Oakland, California (the weather, the Bay, and the Golden State Warriors) and shares the … Continue reading LOVE, PENELOPE, by Joanne Rocklin, Illustrated by Lucy Knisley, Amulet Books/Abrams Books, Hachette Book Group