ALPHAMANIACS: BUILDERS OF 26 WONDERS OF THE WORD, by Paul Fleischman, art by Melissa Sweet, Candlewick Studio

Quirky oddities, word-nerds on caffeine, or just bored word-junkies, you'll be fascinated and amazed by the stories of people and their obsessions, uses, and love of the written word.

MANITOWAPOW: ABORIGINAL WRITINGS FROM THE LAND OF WATER, by Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair and Warren Cariou, Editors, Forward by Beatrice Mosionier, Highwater Press

This anthology of Aboriginal writings from Manitoba takes readers back through the millennia and forward to the present day, painting a dynamic picture of a territory interconnected through words, ideas, and experiences. A rich collection of stories, poetry, nonfiction, and speeches, it features: -Historical writings, from important figures. -Vibrant literary writing by eminent Aboriginal writers. … Continue reading MANITOWAPOW: ABORIGINAL WRITINGS FROM THE LAND OF WATER, by Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair and Warren Cariou, Editors, Forward by Beatrice Mosionier, Highwater Press

BUILDERS & BREAKERS, by Steve Light, Candlewick Press

    Experience the bustling energy of an urban construction site with Steve Light's colorful celebration of builders, breakers, and the machines they use. When their dad forgets his lunch box on his way to the construction site, a young brother and sister set out to take it to him, and along their way witness … Continue reading BUILDERS & BREAKERS, by Steve Light, Candlewick Press

ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY, by Lucy Diamond, Publishers Group Canada, Pan Macmillian

An inspiring and uplifting novel from the bestselling author of The Secrets of Happiness and The House of New Beginnings. It’s a beautiful day in Manchester and four friends are meeting for a birthday lunch. But then they witness a shocking accident just metres away which acts as a catalyst for each of them. For … Continue reading ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY, by Lucy Diamond, Publishers Group Canada, Pan Macmillian

BORNE, by Jeff Vandermeer, Farrar, Straus & Giroux

In a ruined, nameless city of the future, a woman named Rachel, who makes her living as a scavenger, finds a creature she names “Borne” entangled in the fur of Mord, a gigantic, despotic bear. Mord once prowled the corridors of the biotech organization known as the Company, which lies at the outskirts of the … Continue reading BORNE, by Jeff Vandermeer, Farrar, Straus & Giroux

32 Things I Love About Books, by Kelly Jensen of Book Riot

1. Endpapers. Pretty endpapers make a whole book feel so special. 2. That word you read which follows you around for an entire day, popping up everywhere you go. 3. When you enter a new place and suddenly feel like a favorite character in a new scene. https://acdn.adnxs.com/ib/static/usersync/v3/async_usersync.html 4. The soft rustling of pages moving … Continue reading 32 Things I Love About Books, by Kelly Jensen of Book Riot