Scholastic Canada | Dewey Diva Picks
Skip to main content

Dewey Diva Picks

Rookie Toddler Board Books

Rookie Toddler Board Books

By Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 978-0-531-20918-9
Ages 0-2 | BB | Board Books

Each board book in this series features the rhythmic, rhyming interactive text that is becoming a hallmark to the Rookie Toddler line, along with bright and energetic full-colour illustrations or photos that depict readiness concepts and body awareness.

Can You Say Please? | ISBN 978-0-531-20918-9
Counting 1 to 20 | ISBN 978-0-531-20913-4
Red Pepper, Yellow Squash: A Book of Colors | ISBN 978-0-531-20917-2
Shapes That Go | ISBN 978-0-531-20915-8
Seasons, The | ISBN 978-0-531-20914-1
It Is Time for? | ISBN 978-0-531-20916-5

A Pet for Fly Guy

A Pet for Fly Guy

By Tedd Arnold | ISBN 978-0-545-31615-6
Ages 4-8 | HC | Picture Book | May-14

In the first zany, hilarious Fly Guy picture book, Buzz tries to help Fly Guy find the right pet. It seems that everyone else at the park has a pet, so Fly Guy wants one, too. A dog licked Fly Guy. A frog chased Fly Guy. A cricket was too jumpy. Who will be the best pet for Fly Guy?

Mighty Dads

Mighty Dads

By Joan Holub | James Dean | ISBN 978-0-545-60968-5
Ages 3-5 | HC | Picture Book | May-14

Inventively told through James Dean's colourful construction vehicle characters, Mighty Dads is an adoring dedication to hardworking fathers and the subtle ways they teach their boys and girls to follow in their tracks. The Dump Trucks learn to get dirty. The Crane keeps his little one safe from harm. The Cement Mixer lets his daughter try the job on her own. The Forklift cheers his little one on. A surprising and touching view of a father's love for his boys and girls, Mighty Dads is the perfect way to say: I'm so proud of you.

Monster Chef

Monster Chef

By Nick Bland | ISBN 978-1-4431-2881-0
Ages 3-7 | HC | Picture Book | Aug-14

Marcel was a monster of medium size
With crotchety horns and googly eyes
Like any good monster, he worked every night
Giving the neighbourhood children a fright.

But poor Marcel is simply not scary. In fact, he's hopeless at his job. After he trudges home from work each night, he turns to his true love . . . cooking.

Naughty Kitty!

Naughty Kitty!

By Adam Stower | ISBN 978-0-545-57604-8
Ages 3-5 | HC | Picture Book | Jun-14

When Lily is finally allowed to have her very own kitten, strange things are afoot. Lily's brand new, teeny-tiny Kitty shouldn't be any trouble at all, but as soon as Lily leaves Kitty alone, hilarious hijinks are always around the corner. A loveable story that will have kids laughing out loud, Naughty Kitty! is a classic tale of mistaken cat-tastophies that makes for a roaringly purr-fect read.

Rules of Summer

Rules of Summer

By Shaun Tan | ISBN 978-0-545-63912-5
Ages 4 & up | HC | Advanced Picture Book | May-14

It's all about the rules. But what if the rules feel completely arbitrary? What if your older brother is the only one who gets to make them up all summer long? And what if he's the only one who can save you when the darkness of winter comes rushing in? As usual, master artist and storyteller Shaun Tan shows us the strange truth of ordinary things — rules, relationships, despair, and hope — as only he can.

The Tree House That Jack Built

The Tree House That Jack Built

By Bonnie Verburg | Illustrated by Mark Teague | ISBN 978-0-439-85338-5
Ages 3-5 | HC | Picture Book | Jun-14

Readers will pore over every detail of Mark Teague's spellbinding pictures. And Bonnie Verburg's irresistible rhyming text leads readers to a soothing end of a wondrous day in the most exciting tree house ever!

Zoe's Jungle

Zoe's Jungle

By Bethanie Deeney Murgula | ISBN 978-0-545-55869-3
Ages 3-5 | HC | Picture Book | Jun-14

High above the jungle floor, fearless Zoe, explorer extraordinaire, catches a glimpse of the rare wild Addiebeast. She springs over the treeline in hot pursuit? And then Zoe's mother calls, "WE'RE LEAVING IN FIVE MINUTES!" Yet Zoe still has so much to do on the playground, which transforms into a jungle in her imagination! So against the ticking clock of Mama's countdown, she chases the Addiebeast across precarious logs (balance beams), escapes from wild monkeys in their natural habitat (the jungle gym), and climbs to the very top of the rainforest (a tree house). But can she catch the elusive creature in time?

Cleopatra in Space #1: Target Practice

Cleopatra in Space #1: Target Practice

By Mike Maihack | ISBN 978-0-545-52843-6
Ages 8-12 | PB | Graphic Novel | May-14
ISBN 978-0-545-52842-9 | HC | May-14

When fifteen-year-old Cleopatra (yes, THAT Cleopatra) finds a mysterious tablet that zaps her to the far, REALLY far future, she learns of an ancient prophecy that says she is destined to save the galaxy from the tyrannical rule of the evil Xaius Octavian. She enrolls in Yasiro Academy, a high-tech school with classes like algebra, biology, and alien languages (which Cleo could do without), and combat training (which is more Cleo's style). With help from her teacher Khensu, Cleo learns what it takes to be a great leader, while trying to figure out how she's going to get her homework done, make friends, avoid detention, and everything else that comes with being the future queen of the universe!

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot series

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot series

By Dav Pilkey | Dan Santat
| ISBN 9780545630092
Ages
Ages 4-8 | Graphic Fiction

Ricky Ricotta #1 | ISBN 978-0-545-63009-2 PB | ISBN 978-0-545-63106-8 HC | May 2014
Ricky Ricotta #2 | ISBN 978-0-545-63011-5 PB | ISBN 978-0-545-63108-2 HC | May 2014
Ricky Ricotta #3 | ISBN 978-0-545-63011-5 PB | ISBN 978-0-545-63111-2 HC | May 2014
Ricky Ricotta #4 | ISBN 978-0-545-63012-2 PB | ISBN 978-0-545-63115-0 HC | July 2014

Getting picked on by creeps at your school? Wish you had a special friend? Meet Ricky Ricotta and his giant flying Robot! Young readers will cheer as Ricky and his enormous flying Robot friend soar through the air and battle the diabolical Dr. Stinky, an evil scientist who threatens to take over the world!

Originally published in 2000, this edition features brand-new full-colour illustrations throughout!

Boris

Boris

By Andrew Joyner | 80 pages each |
| ISBN 9780545484435
Ages
Ages 5-7 | Beginning Chapter Book | Available now

Boris #1 | ISBN 978-0-545-48443-5 PB | ISBN 978-0-545-48442-8 HC
Boris #2 | ISBN 978-0-545-48447-3 PB | ISBN 978-0-545-48446-6 HC
Boris #3 | ISBN 978-0-545-48449-7 PB | ISBN 978-0-545-48448-0 HC
Boris #4 | ISBN 978-0-545-48454-1 PB | ISBN 978-0-545-48453-4 HC

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches. Aimed at 5 to 8-year-olds, this line of books is for children who are just starting to read independently. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! Meet Boris! He lives with his mom and dad in Hogg Bay. For this little warthog, life never quite turns out as he plans.

Haunted Canada 4: More True Tales of Terror

Haunted Canada 4: More True Tales of Terror

By Joel Sutherland | ISBN 978-1-4431-2893-3
Ages 9-12 | PB | Horror & Ghost Stories | Aug-14

The ghoulishly good fourth book in the Haunted Canada series is full of more than 25 sinister, unsettling, and absolutely true ghost stories from across the country. Settle in for an evening of hair-raising thrills and chills in this brand-new volume of haunting encounters and unexplained incidents!

Loot

Loot

By Jude Watson | ISBN 978-0-545-46802-2
Ages 8-12 | HC | Action & Adventure | Jul-14

On a foggy night in Amsterdam, a man falls from a rooftop to the wet pavement below. It's Archibald McQuinn, the notorious cat burglar, and he's dying. As sirens wail in the distance, Archie manages to get out two last words to his young son, March: "Find jewels." But March learns that his father is not talking about hidden loot. He's talking about Jules, the twin sister March never knew he had. They know their father's business inside and out, and they're tired of being pushed around. Just one good heist, and they'll live the life of riches and freedom that most kids only dream about . . .

Spirit Animals Book 4: Fire and Ice

Spirit Animals Book 4: Fire and Ice

By Shannon Hale | ISBN 978-0-545-59974-0
Ages 8-12 | HC | Fantasy & Magic | Jun-14

Four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual, watched by cloaked strangers. Four flashes of light erupt, and from them emerge the unmistakable shapes of incredible beasts - a wolf, a leopard, a panda, a falcon. Suddenly the paths of these children — and the world — have been changed forever.

The Hypnotists #2: Memory Maze

The Hypnotists #2: Memory Maze

By Gordon Korman | ISBN 978-0-545-50329-7
Ages 8-12 | HC | Action & Adventure | Aug-14

When Jackson Opus's identity as one of the most powerful young hypnotists in the world is leaked, he and his family are forced into hiding. But just as Jax settles into his new home ? and new self ? the unthinkable happens. Jax's enemies aren't the only ones in search of his mesmerizing skills. An organization more secretive and more powerful than any in the world is out to find Jax, and it will take all of his hypnotic abilities to keep him and his family safe.

In the Shadows

In the Shadows

By Kiersten White | Art & Art Story by Jim Di Bartolo | ISBN 978-0-545-56144-0
Ages 12 & up | HC | Mysteries & Detective Stories | May-14

Two sisters living in a sleepy Maine town hope for very different things. Sixteen-year-old Cora wants nothing more than to move past the wild emotions of her youth, while fifteen-year-old Minnie wishes everything in her life felt as magical as the Gothic novels she devours. When two new boarders arrive unexpectedly, the beckoning night pulls the teens out of the house and into a mystery. But as the new friends grow closer, their adventure takes a turn for the worse. Something sinister is happening in their sleepy town, and the teens must uncover the truth about its shadowy history — before the menacing past of one of their own catches up to them.

Sinner

Sinner

By Maggie Stiefvater | ISBN 978-0-545-65457-9
Ages 13 & up | HC | Fantasy & Magic | Jun-14

Everybody thinks they know Cole's story. Stardom. Addiction. Downfall. Disappearance. But only a few people know Cole's darkest secret — his ability to shift into a wolf. One of these people is Isabel. At one point, they may have even loved each other. But that feels like a lifetime ago. Now Cole is back. Back in the spotlight. Back in the danger zone. Back in Isabel's life. Can this sinner be saved?

The Bridge From Me to You

The Bridge From Me to You

By Lisa Schroeder | ISBN 978-0-545-64601-7
Ages 12 & up | HC | Love & Romance | Aug-14

Lauren is the new girl in town with a dark secret. Colby is the football hero with a dream of something more. In alternating chapters they come together, fall apart, and build something stronger than either of them thought possible — something to truly believe in.

Fly Guy Presents: Firefighters

Fly Guy Presents: Firefighters

By Tedd Arnold | ISBN 978-0-545-63160-0
Ages 5 - 7 | PB | Beginning Readers | Aug-14

Fly Guy and Buzz are off on another exciting field trip. This time, they're visiting the fire station! There, they will learn all about firefighters, fire trucks, and fire safety. They'll even get to zoom down the fire pole and try on a firefighter helmet! Come along to learn all about firefighters in this fun nonfiction reader. Award-winning author/illustrator Tedd Arnold really brings nonfiction to life!

Scholastic Discover More: Ancient Egypt (Confident Reader)

Scholastic Discover More: Ancient Egypt (Confident Reader)

By Penelope Arlon | ISBN 978-0-545-62739-9
Ages 6 & up | HC | Flexibound Reference | Jul-14

This book is packed with exclusive photos so that kids can see ancient Egypt like never before! The images are accompanied by timelines, step-by-steps, and cross-section graphics for original and startling insights into pharaohs, mummy-making, and pyramids. Most of all, the book encourages children to think for themselves: Was King Tut murdered, or did he die of natural causes? Can you decode hieroglyphics and read the Book of the Dead?

Scholastic Discover More: Birds (Emergent Readers)

Scholastic Discover More: Birds (Emergent Readers)

By Penelope Arlon | ISBN 978-0-545-66773-9
Ages 5 & up | HC | Reference | Jul-14

Discover all about birds! The first pages describe birds' amazing variety and adaptations, with sequences that show exactly how they fly. Life cycle spreads include a fantastic display of bird eggs. Find out about backyard birds and their dramatic lives, and also about birds in the most extreme habitats on Earth. And learn how to do simple, fun projects, like creating a bird-watching journal or a bird feeder. The digital companion book, Be a Birder, features audio calls from both backyard birds and more exotic species

Scholastic Discover More: Human Body (Expert Readers)

Scholastic Discover More: Human Body (Expert Readers)

By Steve Setford | ISBN 978-0-545-66776-0
Ages 9 & up | HC | Flexibound Science & Nature | Jul-14

Anatomy and physiology can be dry, but this definitive reference features amazing, original, and occasionally gross facts that will keep kids captivated. Take an in-depth tour of each region of the body, and learn how it all works. Explore exploded views of body organs, systems, and processes in photorealistic 3-D, all accurate according to the very latest medical research. Learn how your actions and behaviours — from sports and nutrition to emotions and music — affect your body. The free digital companion book, Be a Brainiac, is a great brain workout, with online tricks, games, and puzzles and mind-blowing optical illusions!

Scholastic Discover More: Polar Animals (Confident Readers)

Scholastic Discover More: Polar Animals (Confident Readers)

By Susan Hayes | ISBN 978-0-545-66777-7
Ages 7 & up | HC | Flexibound Reference | Jul-14

Meet the animals of the Arctic and Antarctic: from polar bears, the largest land predators on Earth, to emperor penguins, which waddle miles over the ice to balance eggs on their feet. Learn about record breakers of the ocean, such as blue whales, and record breakers of the skies, such as Arctic terns, which make longer migrations than any other animal. Signature Discover More photography and facts make this an essential guide to the most distant parts of our planet. The digital companion book features the story of a polar bear family surviving another year on the shrinking Arctic ice.

Enchantment of the World

Enchantment of the World

By Nel Yomtov
| ISBN 978-0-531-22013-9
Ages
Ages 10-4 | HC | Reference | May-14

Colombia: ISBN 978-0-531-22013-9
Costa Rica: ISBN 978-0-531-22014-6
Kuwait: ISBN 978-0-531-22015-3
Poland: ISBN 978-0-531-22016-0
Sweden: ISBN 978-0-531-22017-7
Taiwan: ISBN 978-0-531-22018-4

Take a trip around the world with the latest entries in the Enchantment of the World series! Readers are transported to distant lands with the fascinating text and attention-grabbing photos in these books. Each country's culture, history, and geography are explored in detail, allowing readers a chance to see how people live in faraway nations.

  • Colourful photos provide breathtaking views of foreign cities and landscapes.
  • Sidebars highlight especially interesting people, places, and events.
  • Delicious, easy recipes give readers the opportunity to experience foreign cuisine first-hand.
  • Fun facts and statistics are included for easy reference.

What's New? The Zoo!: A Zippy History of Zoos

What's New? The Zoo!: A Zippy History of Zoos

By Kathleen Krull | Illustrated by Marcellus Hall | ISBN 978-0-545-13571-9
Ages 4-10 | HC | Reference | Jul-14

Did you know . . . ? The first zoo was established 4,300 years ago in present-day Iraq? Aztec King Montezuma II had such an incredible collection of animals that it took 600 men and women to care for them? Zoos were crucial in the development of scientific theories of classification and evolution? 50 buffalo passed through Grand Central Station in 1907 on their way to the Bronx Zoo?

Kathleen Krull and Marcellus Hall bring jazzy style and a globe-trotting eye to our millennia-long history of keeping animals, and the ways animals have changed us in turn.

À l'eau, les chiens!

À l'eau, les chiens!

By Seth Casteel | ISBN 978-1-4431-3605-1
Ages 4 & up | PB | Picture Book | Jun-14
Original Title: Underwater Dogs

Vu de la surface, c'est un exercice facile : le chien saute, éclabousse et puis ressurgit avec une balle, l'air triomphant. Mais sous l'eau, c'est un ballet chaotique de dents qui se dévoilent, de bulles, de pattes qui pataugent, de poils et d'oreilles qui tourbillonnent dans les courants. Seth Casteel, photographe animalier plusieurs fois primé et activiste pour la défense des droits des animaux, capture une nouvelle facette de nos meilleurs amis avec des photographies aquatiques croquées sur le vif qui accrochent le regard.

On the surface, it's a simple exercise: a dog's leap, a splash, and then a wet head surfacing with a ball, triumphant. But beneath the water is a chaotic ballet of bared teeth and bubbles, paddling paws, fur and ears billowing in the currents. In these portraits, award-winning pet photographer and animal rights activist Seth Casteel captures new sides of our old friends with vibrant underwater photography that makes it impossible to look away. Original title: Underwater Dogs.

Trouvé!

Trouvé!

By Salina Yoon | ISBN 978-1-4431-3415-6
Ages 3-6 | PB | Picture Book | May-14

Lorsque Gaston l'ourson trouve un lapin en peluche dans la forêt, il s'inquiéte. Après tout, le lapin doit se sentir seul et il souhaite sûrement retrouver son propriétaire et sa maison. Gaston l'ourson fait tout son possible pour l'aider et il commence à s'attacher à son nouvel ami. Qu'arrivera-t-il s'il croise son propriétaire? était-il destiné à trouver ce lapin? L'auteure et illustratrice Salina Yoon propose une charmante histoire célébrant l'amour et l'amitié sous toutes leurs formes. Elle nous rappelle que rien n'est jamais perdu!

One day, Bear found something in the forest. When Bear finds a lost stuffed toy bunny in the forest, he begins to worry. After all, the stuffed bunny must feel lonely and want to return safely to its owner and home! But as Bear diligently searches for the bunny's owner, posting notices high and low, he begins to grow attached to his newfound friend. What will happen when the bunny's owner finally comes forward? Was Bear meant to find Bunny all along? Prolific author/illustrator Salina Yoon's spare text and bright, energetic illustrations bring to life this endearing story celebrating love and friendship in many forms, reminding us that nothing is lost that is not meant to be found. Original title: Found.

Illustrations by Chief Lady Bird © 2019 from Nibi’s Water Song by Sunshine Tenasco.  All rights reserved.