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Cleonardo: The Little Inventor

Cleonardo: The Little Inventor

By Mary Grandpre | ISBN 9780439357647
Ages 4 - 8 | HC | Family | September 2016

Cleonardo's father is an inventor. So was her grandfather, her great-grandfather, and all the great-greats before them. Cleo wants to be an inventor too. She tries to help her father in his workshop, but he never uses her great ideas. Can Cleo invent something big and important and perfect all by herself?

Duck on a Tractor

Duck on a Tractor

By David Shannon | ISBN 9780545619417
Ages 4 - 8 | HC | Farm Animals | September 2016

Flushed with the success of his trailblazing bike ride around the farm, Duck decides he's ready to drive the tractor. As in the bestselling Duck on a Bike, all the barnyard animals share their humorous comments as they watch Duck do the unthinkable. Then, one by one, they join him on the tractor for a ride!

Hungry Bird

Hungry Bird

By Jeremy Tankard | ISBN 9780545864176
Ages 4 - 8 | HC | Humorous Stories | September 2016

The hilarious, blue-feathered diva returns in another laugh-out-loud melodrama. For every child who has ever needed a snack right now, and for every parent who has had to cope with a 'hangry', fussy child.

I’ll Wait, Mr Panda

I’ll Wait, Mr Panda

By Steve Antony | ISBN 9781338028362
Ages 4 - 8 | HC | Social Themes/Manners and Etiquette | November 2016

I'll Wait, Mr. Panda is a graphic, kid-friendly way of teaching the value of patience and the importance of saying "thank you."

King Baby

King Baby

By Kate Beaton | ISBN 9780545637541
Ages 4 - 8 | HC | Family/New Baby | September 2016

All hail King Baby! He greets his adoring public with giggles and wiggles and coos, posing for photos and allowing hugs and kisses. But this royal ruler also has many demands, and when his subjects can't quite keep up, King Baby takes matters into his own tiny hands.

Mittens to Share

Mittens to Share

By Emil Sher | Illustrated by Irene Luxbacher | ISBN 9781443142960
Ages 0 - 6 | HC | Family | October 2016

The wonder of the winter season is brought to vivid life in this deceptively simple tale of a young girl who loses her mitten on a crisp, snowy day. Her disappointment is soon swept away when she's back indoors looking for a new pair, exploring the colours and textures of an overstuffed box of family mittens. Outside again with dad, she makes an even more endearing discovery that will warm the hearts of all readers.

Ninjabread Man

Ninjabread Man

By C J Leigh | Illustrated by Chris Gall | ISBN 9780545814300
Ages 3 - 5 | HC | Fairy Tales & Folklore | October 2016

This action-packed ninja adventure features a wise sensei, adorable ninja animals, and one hard-to-catch cookie.

No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems of Childhood

No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems of Childhood

By Calvin Trillin | Illustrated by Roz Chast | ISBN 9780545825788
Ages 3 - 5 | HC | Poetry | October 2016

Get ready to laugh out loud with Calvin Trillin's first collection of poems for children (and nearby grown-ups). Enjoy the whimsical cartoon illustrations by New York Times bestselling illustrator Roz Chast as you find out if Justin is "the awfulest kid in the class," if there's anything that Matt won't eat, and if you can send back a new baby brother.

Penguins Love Colors

Penguins Love Colors

By Sarah Aspinall | ISBN 9780545876544
Ages 4 - 8 | HC | Concepts/Colors | November 2016

Mama loves brightly coloured flowers, and her children — Tulip, Tiger Lily, Dandelion, Bluebell, Violet, and Broccoli — use red, purple, blue, green, yellow, and orange to paint a rainbow and a dazzling garden picture for Mama on the ice. An engaging, heartwarming story that is perfect for bedtime, story time, or anytime.

Dear Canada: These Are My Words

Dear Canada: These Are My Words

By Ruby Slipperjack | ISBN 9781443133180
Ages 9 - 12 | POB | Social Themes/Prejudice & Racism | September 2016

Drawing from her own experiences at Residential School, Ruby Slipperjack creates a brave, yet heartbreaking heroine in Violet, and lets young readers glimpse into an important chapter in our nation's history.

Dog Man

Dog Man

By Dav Pilkey | ISBN 9780545581608
Ages 9 - 12 | HC | Action & Adventure | September 2016

There's a new breed of justice in town, and he’s ready to sniff out criminals — as soon as he stops chasing his own tail! New from the creator of Captain Underpants, it’s Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!

Foxcraft #2: The Elders

Foxcraft #2: The Elders

By Inbali Iserles | ISBN 9780545690843
Ages 8 - 12 | HC | Fantasy & Magic | October 2016

Isla's journey continues into the vast Wildlands as she seeks out her missing brother. As she travels, she finds her path is drawn inexorably toward the Elders, a group of wise and powerful foxes who have mastered the secrets of foxcraft.

Ghosts

Ghosts

By Raina Telgemeier | ISBN 9780545540629
Ages 8 - 12 | PB | Comics & Graphic Novels | September 2016
Also available in HC: 9780545540612, $34.99

Raina Telgemeier has masterfully created a moving and insightful story about the power of family and friendship, and how it gives us the courage to do what we never thought possible.

Marvin and the Moths

Marvin and the Moths

By Matthew Holm and Jonathan Follett | ISBN 9780545876742
Ages 8 - 12 | HC | Humorous Stories | October 2016

Middle school is off to a rocky start for Marvin Watson. Doomed to misfit status, his only friends are a girl with major orthodontics, the smelliest boy in school, and the trio of sarcastic man-sized moths that live in his attic.

Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II

Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II

By Alan Gratz | ISBN 9780545880169
Ages 9 - 12 | HC | Action & Adventure | October 2016

Michael O'Shaunessey, son of the Irish ambassador to Nazi Germany, lives with his family in Berlin. But Michael, like his parents, is a spy. He joins the Hitler Youth, taking part in their horrific games and book-burning, despising everything they stand for but using his insider knowledge to bring important information back to his parents and the British Secret Service.

The Story of Canada

The Story of Canada

By Janet Lunn and Christopher Moore | Illustrated by Alan Daniel | ISBN 9781443119542
Ages 9 and Up | POB | History/Canada | October 2016

Who better than award-winning writer Janet Lunn and historian Christopher Moore to tell our country’s story through rich narrative, recreations of daily life, folk tales and intriguing facts. Coupled with Alan Daniel's evocative original paintings, as well as dozens of historical photographs, maps, paintings, documents, and cartoons, The Story of Canada is as splendid to look at as it is fascinating to read. Includes new material to bring us to the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Tyme #2: Disenchanted – The Trials of Cinderella

Tyme #2: Disenchanted – The Trials of Cinderella

By Megan Morrison | ISBN 9780545642712
Ages 8 - 12 | HC | Fairy Tales & Folklore | October 2016

Ella Coach has one wish: revolution. Prince Dash Charming has one wish: evolution. Serge can grant any wish — and has. This is a story about three people who want something better and who together find the faith to change their worlds.

Unbound: A Novel in Verse

Unbound: A Novel in Verse

By Ann E. Burg | ISBN 9780545934275
Ages 9 - 12 | HC | Social Themes/Prejudice & Racism | October 2016

Historians have recently discovered evidence of the Dismal Swamp, and a community of slaves who sought refuge there. Ann Burg's unflinching story, written in her signature luminous verse, sheds light on this little-known story and the courage of a people who risked everything for the chance to be free.

A Taste for Monsters

A Taste for Monsters

By Matthew Kirby | ISBN 9780545817844
Ages 12 & up | HC | Horror | October 2016

London 1888, and Jack the Ripper is terrorizing the people of the city. Evelyn is a young woman, disfigured. In Joseph Merrick she finds a gentle kindred. When the murders begin, however, Joseph and Evelyn are haunted nightly by the ghosts of the Ripper's dead.

Falling Over Sideways

Falling Over Sideways

By Jordan Sonnenblick | ISBN 9780545863247
Ages 12 & up | HC | Social Themes/Adolescence | October 2016

While Claire’s dad is talking to her at the kitchen table, he falls over with a medical emergency. Suddenly things have become very serious — and the only way Claire, her family, and her friends are going to get through it is if they can find a way to make it funny again.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

By J.K. Rowling | ISBN 9781338109061
Ages All Ages | HC | Fantasy & Magic | November 2016

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling.

Frost

Frost

By M.P. Kozlowsky | ISBN 9780545831918
Ages 12 & Up | HC | Science Fiction | October 2016

Cinder meets The Walking Dead in a chilling futuristic fairy tale that will reboot everything you thought about family, love, and what it means to be human.

Frozen Charlotte

Frozen Charlotte

By Alex Bell | ISBN 9780545941082
Ages 12 & Up | HC | Horror | December 2016

Sophie arrives at the old schoolhouse in Skye to spend the summer with her cousins. Brooding Cameron with his scarred hand, strange Lillias with a fear of bones, and Piper, who seems just a bit too perfect to be real. And then there's her other cousin. The girl with a room full of antique dolls. The girl who shouldn't be there. The girl who died.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script)

By J.K. Rowling, Jack Throne, and John Tiffany | ISBN 9781338099133
Ages All Ages | HC | Fantasy & Magic | August 2016

The eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son, Albus, must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places

The Call

The Call

By Peadar O’Guilin | ISBN 9781338045611
Ages 14 & Up | HC | Horror | September 2016

Thousands of years ago, humans banished the Sidhe fairy race to another dimension. The beautiful, terrible Sidhe have stewed in a land of horrors ever since, plotting their revenge... and now their day has come.

The Forgetting

The Forgetting

By Sharon Cameron | ISBN 9780545945219
Ages 12 & Up | HC | Science Fiction | September 2016

Seventeen-year-old Nadia lives in Canaan, a quiet city in an idyllic world, hemmed in by high walls that are constructed of a material no one in her town recognizes. Every twelve years, the people of Canaan undergo a collective Forgetting, in the days before which the town devolves into a chaos of bloody violence, and after which the people are left without any trace of memory of themselves, their families, their lives. Nadia, however, has never forgotten.

The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet

The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet

By Natasha Farrant | ISBN 9780545940313
Ages 12 & Up | HC | Historical | November 2016

At last — Pride and Prejudice, as told through the eyes of the scandalous, youngest Bennet sister, Lydia.

The Singing Bones

The Singing Bones

By Shaun Tan | ISBN 9780545946124
Ages 12 & Up | HC | Fairy Tale & Folklore | October 2016

From the brilliant mind of Shaun Tan, Grimm's fairy tales as they've never been seen before!

Factastic: A LEGO® Adventure in the Real World

Factastic: A LEGO® Adventure in the Real World

ISBN 9781338032840
Ages 8 - 12 | POB | Science & Nature | October 2016

There's a whole world of information inside on almost every subject under the sun, from science to technology, from history to geography to popular culture. Graphic design combines the LEGO® illustration with real-world photography and facts for an immersive experience.

Illustrations from Hungry Bird © 2016 by Jeremy Tankard. All rights reserved.