REPS PRESENT: BEST NEW BOOKS FOR CHILDREN and YOUNG ADULTS

REPS PRESENT:
BEST NEW BOOKS FOR
CHILDREN and YOUNG
ADULTS
SPRING/SUMMER 2014
Tim Armstrong, Penguin Random House Canada
Andrea Colquhoun, Penguin Random House Canada
Rosalyn Steele, HarperCollins Canada
Lahring Tribe, Penguin Random House Canada
Tim Armstrong – Random House of Canada – Kids Picks- Alberta 2014
For more information, contact me at [email protected] or visit www.randomhouse.ca
William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back, Ian Doescher, 9781594747151, $15.95, Quirk Books, 176
pages, March 2014
This is the highly-anticipated second installment in the New York Times best-selling series WILLIAM
SHAKESPEARE'S STAR WARS with all-new, all-Elizabethan, officially-licensed retellings of Episode V. Return
to the star-crossed galaxy far, far away as the brooding young hero, power-mad emperor, and jesting droids match
wits, struggle for power, and soliloquize in elegant and impeccable iambic pentameter. Illustrated with beautifully
intricate, Renaissance-style artwork, the saga of swashbuckling, sword fighting, and romance unfolds like you've
never read it before.
William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return, Ian Doescher, 9781594747137- $15.95, Quirk Books, 168 pages,
July 2014
The exciting conclusion to the NYT best-selling Elizabethan/sci-fi mashup series of Shakespearean Star Wars
adaptations, this is the epic conclusion to the best-selling William Shakespeare's Star Wars returns with a vengeance.
Noble Jedi knights duel the evil Sith Empire with swashbuckling lightsabers and sharp and savvy iambic
pentameter. Ruthless emperors, long-lost twins, fantastic creatures, and wisecracking sidekicks set the stage for scifi drama at its most hilariously eloquent. Complete with elegant and intricate Elizabethan-style illustrations, this
book is the perfect way to complete the trilogy.
Nick and Tesla's Secret Agent Gadget Battle, Bob Pflugfelder/Steve Hockensmith, 9781594746765, $ 13.95,
Quirk Books, 256 pages, May 2014
On the heels of Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab and Nick and Tesla’s robot Army Rampage, here comes
a third book of middle-grade adventures (and top-secret contraptions!). In this third installment, 11-year-old wizkids Nick and Tesla discover that someone in the quiet town of Half Moon Bay has placed their beloved Uncle Newt
under electronic surveillance--but who's spying on him, and why? To expose the secret agent, Nick and Tesla will
build all kinds of outrageous contraptions, including door alarms, spy gadgets, a secret book vault, and more.
Throughout the book, the narrative is interrupted by blueprints and instructions so that budding young inventors can
follow along. Science and electronics have never been so much fun.
Bracelet of Bones- The Viking Sagas Book 1, Kevin Crossley-Holland, 9781623651121, $ 15.95, Quercus, 320
pages, March 2014
This is a glittering novel that explores friendship and betrayal, the father-daughter relationship, the clash of religions
and the journey from childhood to adulthood. It is 1036. Halfdan is a Viking mercenary who is determined to travel
to Constantinople and become one of the Viking Guard serving Empress Zoe. He promises to take his daughter, but
he leaves without her. Deciding to follow him, Solveig sets off in a tiny boat and into an epic adventure along the
Baltic and through the river routes of Russia to the Black Sea, encountering Swedish traders, a ghost-ship and a
Russian king, braving arrow-storms and witnessing a living sacrifice along the way.
Tinkerlab, Rachelle Doorley, 9781611800654, $ $25.95, Shambhala, 256 pages, June 2014
A collection of creative experiments for curious kids from the creator of Tinkerlab.com--55 hands-on activities that
explore art, science, and more, for children up to six years old. Kids are natural tinkerers. They experiment, explore,
test, and play, and they learn a great deal about problem-solving through questions and hands-on experiments. They
don't see lines between disciplines; rather, they notice interesting materials and ideas that are worth exploring. This
book is about creative experiments, in all fields, that help kids explore the world.
Liv, Forever, Amy Talkington, 9781616953225, $ 17.99, Soho Press, 256 pages, March 2014
This is perfect for fans of Boarding School books with a creepy, suspenseful twist (the protagonist is dead, after all),
readers who are artists, particularly painting. Liv Bloom hopes an art scholarship to Wickham Hall will be the start
of a new life. Instead, it's the end. Liv becomes the school's victim, the latest unsolved murder that stems from an
unimaginable conspiracy. Partnering with Gabe, who can see the dead, Liv must expose the terrible truth before
more lives are lost.
The Feral Child, Che Golden, 9781623651206, $ 16.99, Quercus, 256 pages, June 2014
The cruel, atmospheric world of Faerie that inspires Melissa Marr and Holly Black, worked into an exciting
adventure for a younger audience. "They take human children and leave changelings in their place . . . stolen
children go into the mound and we can't follow." Her parents are dead, Maddy is sick of living in Ireland, sick of
Blarney and sick of her cousin Danny, one of the nastiest people you could meet this side of an Asbo. Mad as hell
one evening, she crawls inside the grounds of the castle, the one place she has always been forbidden to go. Once
inside, she is chased by a strange feral boy, who she suspects is one of the faerie: cruel, fantastical people who live
among humans and exchange local children for their own.
Burn Out, Kristi Helvig, 9781606844793, $ 19.99, Egmont USA, 272 pages, April 2014
This is a futuristic blend of Beth Revis's Across the Universe and Lenore Appelhans's The Memory of After, Burn
Out will satisfy the growing desire for science fiction with a thrilling story of survival, intrigue, and adventure.
Hundreds of years in the future, the sun has reached red giant stage, burning away the atmosphere and ending
Earth's ability to sustain life. 17-year-old Tora Reynolds survives in solitude on the dying planet, but she's kept
company by the powerful weapons her father invented. They protect her and put her life in jeopardy. Meet a future
generation's Sarah Connor.
Duck & Goose Go To The Beach, Tad Hills, 9780385372350, $ RH Children’s Books, 40 pages, April 2014
In this delightful follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Duck & Goose and Duck, Duck, Goose, Duck wants
to go on an adventure. Goose doesn't. He doesn't see the point. After all, why would they go anywhere when they're
happy right where they are? But then Goose sees the ocean and loves it. Who doesn't? Well, Duck, for one.
How To Babysit a Grandma, Jean Reagan, 9780385753845, $ 18.99, 32 pages, March 2014
Move over Grandpa...from the creators of the New York Times bestseller How to Babysit a Grandpa comes an
equally charming and hilarious follow-up. When you babysit a grandma, if you're lucky, it's a sleepover at her
house. And with the useful tips found in this book, you're guaranteed to become an expert grandma-sitter in no time.
(Be sure to check out the sections on: How to keep a grandma busy; Things to do at the park; Possible places to
sleep, and what to do once you're both snugly tucked in for the night.) From the author-illustrator team behind the
acclaimed How to Babysit a Grandpa comes a funny and heartwarming celebration of grandmas and grandchildren.
The Graphic Canon of Children's Literature, Edited by Russ Kick, 9781609805302, $ 38.95, Seven Stories
Press, 448 pages, May 2014
The original three-volume anthology The Graphic Canon presented the world's classic literature--from ancient
times to the late twentieth century--as eye-popping comics, illustrations, and other visual forms. In this follow-up
volume, young people's literature through the ages is given new life by the best comics artists and illustrators. Fairy
tales, fables, fantastical adventures, young adult novels, swashbuckling yarns, your favorite stories from childhood
and your teenage years, they're all here, in all their original complexity and strangeness, before they were censored
or sanitized.
January to June 2014 Dewey Diva Childrens and Young Adult Picks
Andrea Colquhoun – Penguin Group (Canada)
Contact me at [email protected] or at 416 884 3314
Children of the King by Sonya Hartnett – Puffin Canada – 978-0-670-06757-2 – Hardcover $17.00 – Fiction – 280 pages – March 2014 – Ages 8 to 12
Cecily Lockwood and her older brother, Jem, leave their father behind in war-torn London and
travel with their socialite mother to the country estate of Uncle Peregrine. Arriving at the village,
Cecily discovers other children being evacuated. Cecily wants one for herself. After her mother
surprisingly agrees, Cecily chooses a girl named May. Although May comes from a poorer
background, she is clever and unwilling to be controlled by Cecily, who wonders if perhaps she has
made a poor choice. The discovery of the ruins of Snow Castle by May and Cecily prompts Uncle
Peregrine to tell a story, a true tale of royalty and betrayal and of sons and mothers and murderous uncles, one that
reaches across the centuries and into their present life. May and Cecily also discover two strange boys at the ruins,
brothers whose story comes to life as the days pass.
The Nethergrim by Matthew Jobin – Philomel – 978-0-399-15998-5 – Hardcover - $19.00 –
Fiction – 368 pages – April 2014 – Ages 10 and up
Everyone in Moorvale believes the legend: The brave knight Tristan and the famed wizard Vithric,
in an epic battle decades ago, had defeated the evil Nethergrim and his minions. To this day, songs
are sung and festivals held in the heroes' honor. Yet now something dark has crept over the village.
First animals disappear, their only remains a pile of bones licked clean. Then something worse:
children disappear. The whispers begin quietly yet soon turn into a shout: The Nethergrim has
returned!
The Rule of Three by Eric Walters
- Razorbill Canada – 978-0-670-06705-3 –
Hardcover - $19.00 – Fiction - 304 pages - January 2014 – Ages 12 and up
One afternoon, every single machine in sixteen-year-old Adam’s high school computer lab stops
working. Outside, cars won’t start, phones are down, and a blackout is widespread. Soon Adam will
discover that the problem has paralyzed not just his town but the whole country and beyond. As
resources dwindle, crises mount, and chaos descends, he will see that his suburban neighborhood
must band together for protection. Violence will erupt and Adam will understand that having a
police captain for a mother and a retired government agent living next door are not just the facts of
his life but the keys to his survival.
Blues for Zoey by Robert Paul Weston
- Razorbill Canada – 978-0-14-318328-0 –
Original Trade - $16.00 – Fiction – 288 pages – February 2014 – Ages 12 and up
Kaz Barrett isn’t saving for college. Every penny he earns working at the sketchy Sit’N’Spin
Laundromat is for his mother. He plans to send her to a top-notch (and very expensive) sleep clinic
in New York. His mother suffers from an extremely rare neurological disorder that causes her to
fall asleep for days at a time. Come September, Kaz will have earned all he needs and more.
However, when anarchic, pink-haired Zoey walks past the laundromat’s window, Kaz’s ordered
life begins spinning out of control. Smart, mysterious, and full of music, Zoey is unlike anyone
Kaz has met ... but there’s another side to her that he can’t quite figure out. When he goes looking for answers, he
finds a whirlwind of lies, half-truths, and violence. And in the eye of the storm, he’ll discover that you really can’t
con an honest man ..
Face-Off by Michael Betcherman
- Razorbill Canada – 978-0-14-318216-0 – Original
Trade - $15.00 – Fiction – 240 pages – February 2014 – Ages 12 and up
Seventeen-year-old Alex Petrovic is thrilled to be playing goal for Team British Columbia in an
international hockey tournament. After a game against a team from Eastern Europe, he shakes
hands with the opposing goalie, Stefan Divac, and finds himself staring at his identical double. At
first he dismisses it as an odd coincidence. Then his mother sees Stefan—and faints dead away.The
chance meeting uncovers family secrets buried years ago in the wake of a civil war that tore apart
their home country, and their family. When two war criminals from that conflict escape, Alex
dreams about bringing them to justice. Can his dream become reality?
January to June 2014 Dewey Diva Childrens and Young Adult Picks
Andrea Colquhoun – Penguin Group (Canada)
Contact me at [email protected] or at 416 884 3314
Dangerous by Shannon Hale – Bloomsbury – 978-159990168-8 – Hardcover - $19.00 – Fiction
– 400 pages – April 2014 – Ages 12 and up
She never thought her friends were capable of killing. She never thought she would be the one to
stop them all. When Maisie holds the token in her hand, she’s not sure what to think. But when the
searing pain begins, and it becomes clear that there’s no going back, Maisie is thrust into a battle
she never imagined fighting. For her family, for the planet, for everything she knows.
The Impossible Knife of Memory – Viking – 978-0-670-01209-1 – Hardcover - $20.00 –
Fiction – 304 pages – January 2014 – Ages 12 and up
For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying
long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from
Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for
the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a
relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own. Will
being back home help Andy’s PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell, and
drugs push him over?
A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller – Viking – 978-0-670-01468-2 – Hardcover $19.00 – Fiction – 384 pages – January 2014 – Ages 12 and up
Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909, Into this world comes Victoria
Darling, who wants only to be an artist—a nearly impossible dream for a girl. After Vicky poses
nude for her illicit art class, she is expelled from her French finishing school. Shamed and
scandalized, her parents try to marry her off to the wealthy Edmund Carrick-Humphrey. But Vicky
has other things on her mind: her clandestine application to the Royal College of Art; her
participation in the suffragette movement; and her growing attraction to a working-class boy who
may be her muse—or may be the love of her life.
Half Bad #1 by Sally Green – Viking – 978-0-670-01678-5 – Hardcover - $20.00 – Fiction – 352
pages – March 2014 – Ages 12 and up
In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good: Black
witches, who are evil: and 15 year old Nathan, who is both. He is hunted, trapped in a cage, beaten
and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his 16th birthday, at which point he will receive 3 gifts
from his father and come into his own as a witch, or else he will die. But, how can Nathan find his
father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust, not even family, or the
girl he loves.
A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman – Nancy Paulsen Books – 978-0-399-25710-0 –
Hardcover - $19.99 – May 2014 – Ages 12 and up
Padma Venkatraman’s inspiring story of a young girl’s struggle to regain her passion and find a
new peace is told lyrically through verse that captures the beauty and mystery of India and the
ancient bharatanatyam dance form. This is a stunning novel about spiritual awakening, the power
of art, and above all, the courage and resilience of the human spirit
Unspeakable by Caroline Pignat
- Razorbill Canada – 978-0-14-318755-4 – Original
Trade -$15.99 – May 2014 – Ages 12 and up
On her first voyage as a stewardess aboard the Empress of Ireland, Ellie is drawn to the solitary fire
stoker who stands by the ship’s rail late at night, often writing in a journal.Jim. Ellie finds it hard to
think of his name now. After their wonderful time in Quebec City, that awful night happened. The
screams, the bodies, the frigid waters … she tries hard to tell herself that he survived, but it’s hard
to believe when so many didn’t.
Summer 2014 Children’s & Young Adult Dewey Diva Picks- HarperCollins
Canada
Flip & Fin: We Rule the School by Timothy Gill- Greenwillow Books- 9780062243003- HC$18.50- 32 pp. – May 2014- Ages 4-8
It’s almost time for Joke Day at school, and there’s nothing Flip loves more than a good joke. So
he practices and practices. But when Joke Day comes, and all of Flip’s friends and family are in
the audience, Flip freezes. Lucky for him, his brother Fin’s ready to help.
I Am Otter by Sam Garton- Balzer + Bray- 9780062247759- HC- $21.00- Picture Book- 32
pp. - April 2014- Ages 4 to 8
This is a book about two best friends, Otter Keeper and Teddy, and the fun and messy (and a little
bit scary) adventure they had one day when Otter Keeper was at work.
I Am a Witch’s Cat by Harriet Muncaster- HarperCollins- 9780062229144- HC- $19.99Picture Book- 32 pp. – August 2014- Ages 4-8
A little girl believes her mother is a good witch. And she is a special witch’s cat. After all, every
good witch needs a black cat. Together, this playful girl and her witchy mother are a perfect
twosome, whether they are mixing potions, growing magical plants, or dreaming of wild
broomstick rides under a full moon.
It’s An Orange Aardvark! By Michael Hall- Greenwillow Books- 9780062252067- HC$21.99- Picture Book- 40 pp. - April 2014- Ages 4-8
Five carpenter ants in a stump. A scary noise outside. What is it? One ant has a theory—and said
ant drills a hole in the stump to prove that his theory is correct. But is it? This funny page-turner
features die cut carpenter ant holes, hilarious reveals, and a surprise ending that will delight kids.
It's an Orange Aardvark!
A Piece of Cake by LeUyen Pham- Balzer + Bray- 9780061992643- HC- $21.00- Picture
Book- 40 pp. - May 2014- Ages 4 – 8
Getting a birthday treat to a special friend can be a challenge, especially when everyone you meet
along the way offers to trade you something for a piece of cake…Reminiscent of the best of Peter
Brown, this is an utterly charming story about generosity and improvisation
The Castle Behind Thorns by Merrie Haskell- Katherine Tegen Books – 9780062008190HC- $21.00- Middle Grade Fiction/Fairy Tales & Folklore- 336 pp. – June 2014- Ages 8-12
When Sand wakes up alone in a long-abandoned castle, he has no idea how he got there.
Everything inside is torn in half or slashed to bits. Nothing lives here and nothing grows, except
the vicious, thorny bramble that prevents Sand from leaving. To survive, Sand mends what he
needs to live. But the things he fixes work somehow better than they ought to. Is there magic in
the mending, granted by the saints who once guarded this place?
The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni- HarperCollins- 9780062272157- HC- $21.00- Middle
Grade Fiction- 320 pp. – May 2014- Ages 8-12
When Jax Aubrey wakes up the morning after his 13th birthday to a world with no people, he
assumes it’s the apocalypse, stocks up on survival supplies, and fortifies his house against
zombies. When things return to normal the next day, his guardian Riley explains: there is an extra
day squeezed between Wednesday and Thursday called the Eighth Day…
The Gollywhopper Games: The New Champion by Jody Feldman- Greenwillow Books9780062211255- HC- $21.00- Middle Grade Fiction- 400 pp. – May 2014- Ages 8-12
Cameron Schein is the middle kid, constantly overshadowed by older brother Spencer. So when
he finds himself participating in the second Gollywhopper Games- solving puzzles, answering
riddles, and doing stunts- he’s shocked to discover that he stands a chance of winning. Should he
take an unfair advantage and win (for once), or be honest and risk losing everything he’s worked
so hard to gain?
The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham- HarperCollins- 9780062271501- HC- $21.00- Middle
Grade Fiction- 400 pp. – May 2014- Ages 8-12
Strange things are happening in Village Drowning, and a terrifying encounter has Rye O'Chanter
convinced that the monstrous, supposedly extinct Bog Noblins have returned. Now Rye's only
hope is an exiled secret society so notorious its name can't be spoken aloud: the Luck Uglies. As
Rye dives into Village Drowning's maze of secrets, rules, and lies, she'll discover the truth behind
the village's legends of outlaws and beasts...and that it may take a villain to save them from the
monsters.
Saving Houdini by Michael Redhill
- HarperCollins Canada- 9781443409940- HC$19.99- Middle Grade Fiction- 192 pp. - May 2014- Ages 10-14
Sent back in time to 1926 by a magic trick gone awry, Dashiel Woolf barely recognizes the
Toronto streets he has lived in all his life. With the help of his new friend, Walt, he hatches a plan
to invent the trick that will transport him home. And in doing so, they just might prevent the
Great Houdini from taking part in the event that ended his life...
The Thickety: A Path Begins by J. A. White- Katherine Tegen Books- 9780062257246- HC$21.99- Middle Grade Fiction/Fantasy- 496 pp.- May 2015- Ages 8-12
When Kara Westfall was six years old, her mother was convicted of the worst of all crimes:
witchcraft. Years later, Kara and her little brother, Taff, are still shunned by the people of their
village, who believe that nothing is more evil than magic…except, perhaps, the mysterious forest
they call The Thickety. When an unusual bird lures Kara into the forbidden forest, she discovers a
strange book with unspeakable powers-a book that might have belonged to her mother…
Shoutykid: How Harry Riddles Made a Mega-Amazing Zombie Movie by Simon MayleHarperCollins UK- 9780007531882- TP Original- $9.99- Middle Grade Fiction- 400 pp. June 2014- Ages 8+
My name is Harry Riddles and I am ten years old. My dad lost his job which means the Riddles
family might fall off something called the fiscal cliff and I need money to make my megaamazing zombie movie. So I've written to everyone who might be able to lend me a hand (or a
tenner) like the Queen, Harry Styles, PM David Cameron… Shoutykid is a hilarious illustrated
book that fans of Big Nate will love!
The Ultimate Truth by Kevin Brooks- Pan Macmillan- 9781447238966- TP Original$10.99- Middle Grade Fiction/Mystery-320 pp. – April 2014- Ages 10+
When Travis Delaney's parents die in a car crash, Travis is devastated. In a bid to pull himself out
of his grief, he starts to look into the last case they were investigating at the private investigation
agency they ran. What starts as a minor distraction soon becomes a sinister, unbelievable mystery
as Travis starts to question whether the accident that killed his parents was intentional…
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige- HarperCollins- 9780062280671- HC- $21.99- Young
Adult Fiction/Fantasy- 464 pp. - April 2014- Ages 13+
Somewhere over the rainbow…something has gone terribly wrong. A twister has hit Kansas
again, and this time it whisks away a girl named Amy Gumm. At first, Amy is thrilled to have left
her trailer park life behind. But instead of the magical land where troubles melt like lemon drops
that she knows from the books and the movies, she discovers the place has been destroyed. And
it’s all Dorothy’s fault.
Exile by Kevin Emerson- Katherine Tegen- 9780062133953- HC- $21.99- Young Adult
Fiction/Music- 320 pp. – May 2014- Age 14+
Seventeen-year-old Summer’s evolution is ignited by a romance with band hottie, Caleb, and the
discovery of an eerie connection between the band she manages and the mystery surrounding a
famous rocker who died years ago.
Fan Art by Sarah Tregay- Katherine Tegen Books- 9780062243157- HC- $21.99- YA
Fiction/Love & Romance- 368 pp. – June 2014- Ages 13+
Senior year is almost over, and Jamie Peterson has a big problem- he’s fallen for his best friend.
As much as Jamie tries to keep it under wraps, everyone seems to know where his affections lie,
and the girls in art class are determined to help Jamie get together with Mason. But Jamie isn’t
sure if that’s what he wants. What if the truth ruins everything?
Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff- Balzer + Bray- 9780062266835- HC- $21.99- Young
Adult Fiction- 400 pp. – June 2014- Ages 14+
An achingly real and profoundly moving love story about two Minnesota teens whose lives
become intertwined through role playing games. Lesh and Svetlana, two very different teens from
St. Paul, Minnesota, are adrift in a sea of social coterie, desperate for something to change. When
they crash into one another in a drunken bicycle accident at two am, they don’t yet know how
close they are to finding it!
Heap House by Edward Carey- HarperCollins Canada- 9781443424226- HC- $19.99Young Adult Fiction- 304 pp. - April 2014- Ages 12+
The extensive Iremonger family of Filching has made a fortune from junk, building a dark and
sprawling mansion from salvage scrap- Heap House. Young Clod Iremonger is on the cusp of
being "trousered" and betrothed (unhappily) to his cousin Pinalippy when he meets the plucky
orphan servant Lucy Pennant, with whose help he begins to uncover the dark secrets of his
family's empire.
Life By Committee by Corey Ann Haydu- Katherine Tegen Books- 9780062294050- HC$21.99- YA Fiction/ Love & Romance- 304 pp. – May 2014- Ages 14+
Tabitha might be the only girl in history who actually gets less popular when she gets hot over the
summer, her friends drop her saying that her priorities have changed. Now Tab has no one to talk
to about the best and worst thing that has ever happened to her- she’s fallen for someone else’s
boyfriend. But then she finds Life by Committee. The rules of LBC are simple: tell a secret,
receive an assignment. LBC makes Tab feel brave. But how far is too far?
Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman- Balzer + Bray- 9780062278814- HC- $21.99YA Fiction/Historical- 416 pp. - April 2014- Ages 13+
Gretchen Muller has grown up in the Nationalist Socialist Party, which promises better times to a
quickly-deteriorating 1931 Germany. Gretchen is her Uncle Dolf’s favorite, his pet, and everyone
in Munich knows it. Uncle Dolf is none other than Adolf Hitler. For Gretchen, who lives in the
shadow of her uncle, knows never to question him. But when she meets a fearless and attractive
young Jewish reporter she’s supposed to despise, she can’t stop herself from listening to his
story…
Rabbit Ears by Maggie De VriesHarperCollins Canada- 9781443416627-PB Original$14.99- Young Adult Fiction- 304 pp. – March 2014- Ages 14+
Kaya is adopted, multiracial, grieving the death of her father and carrying a painful secret.
Feeling ill at ease with her family and in her own skin, she runs away repeatedly, gradually
disappearing into a life of addiction and sex work. Meanwhile, her sister, Beth, escapes her own
troubles with food and a rediscovered talent for magic tricks...
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern- HarperTeen- 9780062271105- HC- $21.99- YA
Fiction/ Social Issues- 352 pp. – June 2014- Ages 14+
To Matthew, Amy is the girl with cerebral palsy. She can’t walk without a walker, talk without an
automated voice box, or even fully control her facial expressions. But what he doesn’t realize is
that trapped inside Amy’s uncooperative body is a kindred spirit. Matthew suffers from OCD, and
as the two begin to spend time with each other, what starts as a blossoming friendship eventually
grows into something neither expected.
The Taking by Kimberly Derting- HarperTeen- 9780062293602- HC- $21.99- YA
Fiction/Science Fiction- 368 pp. – May 2014- Ages 14+
Kira wakes up behind a dumpster at a gas station with no memory of how she got there. She
heads home only to find that five years have passed…yet she’s still the same 16–year–old she
was when she vanished. Everything else about her old life is different. Her dad is a drunken
conspiracy theorist who blames her disappearance on little green men. When Kira finds herself
being hunted by the government she realizes that her dad just might be right...
Tease by Amanda Maciel- Balzer + Bray- 9780062305305- HC- $21.99- YA Fiction/ Social
Issues / Bullying- 336 pp. – May 2014- Ages 14+
Emma Putnam is dead, and it’s all Sara Wharton’s fault. At least, that’s what everyone seems to
think. Sara, along with her best friend and three other classmates, have been criminally charged
for the bullying and harassment that led to Emma’s shocking suicide. In between meetings with
lawyers and a court-recommended therapist, Sara is forced to reflect on the events that brought
her to this moment - and ultimately consider her own role in an undeniable tragedy.
The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor- Katherine Tegen Books- 9780060890919HC- $21.99- YA Fiction/Social Issues/ Physical & Emotional Abuse- 368 pp.- July 2014Ages 14+
Award-winning author Leslie Connor brings her lyrical writing to the contemporary teen market
with this romantic, gritty, and heart-breaking story of a high school girl who falls in love with a
23-year-old guy while attempting to navigate a difficult relationship with the high school
basketball star.
Zac and Mia by AJ Betts- HarperCollins Canada- 9781443432658- TP Original- $17.99- YA
Fiction/Social Issues- 272 pp. – March 2014- Ages 13+
Mia's not your typical hospital patient. Her next door neighbor Zac can hear her fighting with her
mom and the nurses through their shared wall and he wishes she'd get over herself. But soon they
are trading messages that evolve into a bond neither sees coming. Apart from illness, they have
little in common. When they both go into remission, can their love survive when their illness is
the only connection they have?
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Lahring Tribe – Random House of Canada – Alberta Kids’ and Young Adult List
For more information, contact me at [email protected] or visit www.randomhouse.ca
Books Always Everywhere by Jane Blatt -- Random House -- 978-0-385-37506-1 -- $18.99HC –
Picture Book -- 32 pages – May 2014 – Ages 1-5 For little kids, books can be anything from a chair, to
a tower, to a hat. But once little ones discover the magical world that can be found inside a book, the best
thing a book can be—is a book! More simple books for the very young: Bears in the Bath, Book of
Babies, Milo and Millie, Sleepytime Me.
The Farmer's Away! Baa! Neigh! By Anne Vittur Kennedy – Candlewick -- 978-0-7636-6679-8 -$18.00HC – Picture Book -- 32 pages -- April 2014 – Ages 1-5 What mischief do the animals get up to
when the farmer’s back is turned? There will be boating, a picnic, a rollercoaster ride, a hot-air balloon –
but could that arf! arf! arf! mean the farmer’s heading back? Even the youngest listeners can read this
book aloud by following along with the pictures and making each animal’s sound. More readalouds:
Baby’s Got the Blues, Go Go Go Stop!, Poor Doreen, Lion and Mouse.
Mama's Day with Little Gray by Aimee Reid, illustrated by Laura Bryant -- Random House -- 9780-449-81083-5 -- $18.99HC – Picture Book -- 32 pages -- March 2014 – Ages 3-6 "Mama, when I
grow up, will you grow down?" What would it be like if, one day, Little Gray were the big elephant and
Mama the small one? He'd shade her from the sun, teach her to make mud --exactly what she does for
him. Aimee Reid is from Hamilton. More “feelings” books: Stella’s Starliner, Duck and Goose Go to
the Beach.
Two Speckled Eggs by Jennifer K. Mann – Candlewick – Candlewick -- $17.00HC – Picture Book -32 pages -- April 2014 – Ages 5-8 It’s Ginger’s birthday, and she has to invite all the girls in her class
to her party, including Lyla Browning. Lyla isn’t like the other girls: she smells like old leaves, doesn’t
talk much, and once brought a tarantula to school for show-and-tell. Ginger’s party doesn’t go quite the
way she’d hoped: some of the girls change the rules to the games, and no one likes her silver and gold
birthday cake — except Lyla. By the time Lyla gives Ginger her present, Ginger begins to wonder: is
being different really such a bad thing?
Boa's Bad Birthday by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Tony Ross -- Andersen Press -- 978-1-84939762-9 -- $21.99HC – Picture Book -- 32 pages – March 2014 – Ages 4-8 A hilarious story about
unwanted gifts. It was Boa's birthday. It was going to be the best one ever, or so he hoped. But then his
presents prove to be, well, disappointing…Other books which convey a message with humour: Nine
Words Max, EIEIO: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm With a Little Help From a Hen.
Sparky! By Jenny Offill, illustrated by Chris Appelhans -- Schwartz & Wade -- 978-0-375-87023-1 - $18.99HC – Picture Book -- 40 pages -- March 2014 – Ages 5-8 The ingenious author of 17 Things
I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore and the production designer of the Coraline movie have created a
hilarious, touching picture book perfect for young animal lovers. When our narrator orders a sloth
through the mail, the creature that arrives isn't good at tricks or hide-and-seek . . . or much of anything.
Still, there's something about Sparky that is irresistible.
Weasels by Elys Dolan – Candlewick -- 978-0-7636-7100-6 -- $20.00HC – Picture Book -- 32 pages -February 2014 – Ages 5-10 Weasels. What do you think they do all day? Plot world domination, that’s
what! This rollicking madcap weasel adventure is packed full of mischief and mayhem. Other “older”
picture books: The Promise, Help! We Need a Title, Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas.
The Highest Number in the World by Roy MacGregor, illustrated by Genevieve Despres -- Tundra
-- 978-1-77049-575-3 -- $19.99HC – Picture Book -- 32 pages -- February 2014 – Ages 5-10 A riff
on The Hockey Sweater for girls. 9-year-old Gabe (Gabriella) Murray shares lucky number 22 with her
hero, Hayley Wickenheiser, until she is stuck with number 9 on her new team. She wants to quit until her
grandmother sets her straight. More sports: Mystery of the Russian Ransom, The Bambino and Me.
The ACB with Honora Lee by Kate De Goldi, illustrated by Gregory O’Brien -- Tundra Books -978-1-77049-722-1 -- $19.99HC – Fiction -- 128 pages -- April 2014 – Ages 8-11 Perry visits her
grandmother, Honora Lee, at the Santa Lucia rest home on Thursday afternoons, even though she never
remembers her granddaughter. When Perry discovers her Gran has an unconventional interest in the
alphabet, she decides to make an alphabet book which soon involves the other residents as well as
Honora. This warm, quirky story is a meditation on kindness and patience and acceptance; that of the
very young and the very old. Another quirky book for young middle-graders: Millhouse.
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee – Knopf -- 978-0-385-75354-8 -- $18.99HC –
Fiction -- 240 pages -- January 2014 – Ages 8-12 A luminous retelling of the Snow Queen, this is the
story of unlikely heroine Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard who doesn't believe in anything that can't be
proven by science. While exploring the museum where her father works, she discovers a boy locked away
in a long forgotten room. He is a prisoner of Her Majesty the Snow Queen. And he has been waiting for
Ophelia's help. More magical adventures: Mark of the Dragonfly, Viminy Crowe’s Comic Book.
Stay Where You Are and Then Leave by John Boyne -- Doubleday Canada -- 978-0-385-68139-1 -$19.95HC – Fiction -- 256 pages -- March 2014 – Ages 8-12 The day the First World War broke out,
Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight -- but he broke that promise the
following day. Four years later, Alfie doesn't know where his father might be, other than that he's away on
a special, secret mission. Or is he? Other stories of young people dealing with war: Wings of War,
Winter Horses, Mirk and the Midnight Hour, Only Remember, War Girls.
The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos – EgmontUSA -- 978-1-60684-439-7 -- $19.99HC – Fiction -- 256
pages -- January 2014 – Ages 14+ A YA Wonder. A severely burned teenager. A guitar. Punk rock.
The chords of a rock 'n' roll road trip in a coming-of-age novel that is a must-read story about finding
your place in the world...even if you carry scars inside and out. Other teens coping with big challenges:
Girls Like Us, Boy on the Edge, Chance You Won’t Return.
Never Ending by Martyn Bedford -- Doubleday Canada -- 978-0-385-68070-7 -- $19.95HC – Fiction
-- 304 pages -- March 2014 – Ages 14+ When a family holiday ends in the tragic death of their young
son, the grieving parents struggle to cope, and Shiv, their fifteen-year-old daughter, must come to terms
with what happened . . . and her part in it. Off the rails and tormented by guilt, she is sent away to an
exclusive clinic that claims to "cure" people like her. More books about teens dealing with death: And
We Stay, Swim That Rock, Pieces of Me.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart – Delacorte -- 978-0-385-74126-2 -- $19.99HC – Fiction -- 240 pages
-- May 2014 – Ages 14+ A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged
girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. "Thrilling, beautiful, and
blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable." - John Green. More intense suspense:
Oblivion, The Voice Inside My Head.
What We Hide by Marthe Jocelyn – Tundra -- 978-1-77049-642-2 -- $21.99HC – Fiction -- 288
pages -- April 2014 – Ages 14+ Teenagers in an English boarding school tell their very different stories
view in various narrative styles, including letters and movie screenplays . What they hide is who they are,
and who they hope to be. A literary Gossip Girls set in a Quaker boarding school in 1970s Yorkshire, or
A Visit From the Goon Squad for teens. More (mostly) school-themed stories: We Are the Goldens,
Tyrant’s Daughter, Don’t Even Think About It, Being Sloane Jacobs.
ACID by Emma Pass – Delacorte -- 978-0-385-74387-7 -- $19.99HC – Fiction -- 384 pages -March 2014 – Ages 14+ In 2113, ACID—the most brutal controlling police force in history—rule
supreme. And it was ACID agents who locked Jenna Strong away for life, for a horrendous crime she
can’t remember. When a mysterious rebel group breaks her out, she must use her strength, speed, and
skill to stay one step ahead of ACID, and uncover the truth. More anti-authority struggles: Here and
Now, Interrogation of Ashala Wolf, Raging Star, Dividers, Enders.
Alliance: The Paladin Prophecy Book 2 by Mark Frost -- Random House Books for Young Readers
-- 978-0-375-87046-0 – $19.99HC -- Fiction/Fantasy -- 352 pages -- January 2014 Ages 12+ After
exposing the sinister underground society of students known as the Knights of Charlemagne, Will West
stays at the Center over the summer to explore his newly developing physical and mental abilities.
Meanwhile, his roommates investigate the Knights' shadowy purpose and discover unsettling information
about their own backgrounds. For more testosterone-laced adventure, try The Assault and Task Force.
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton – Candlewick -- 978-0-76366566-1 -- $20.00HC – Fiction -- 320 pages -- March 2014 – Ages 14+ Magical realism, lyrical prose,
and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga. Foolish love appears to be
the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender who,
otherwise a normal girl, is born with the wings of a bird. Other demanding novels that reward their
readers: White Space, True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean, Hollow City.
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin – Candlewick -- 978-0-76365611-9 -- $26.00HC – Nonfiction/Sexuality/Social Situations -- 192 pages -- February 2014 – Ages
14+ A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of
transgender teens. Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and
represents them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of
gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images augment the emotional and physical
journey each youth has taken. Jane Fonda offers more conventional insights in Being a Teen: Everything
Teen Girls & Boys Should Know About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More.
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SAM & DAVE DIG A HOLE
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10/14/2014
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BECKER, AARON
QUEST
9780763665951
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BECKER, BONNY
LIBRARY BOOK FOR BEAR
9780763649241
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JULIAN
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MISS BROOKS' STORY NOOK
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BROWNE, ANTHONY
WHAT IF
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9780763674199
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9781770497627
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11/11/2014
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ARMADILLO IN PARIS, AN
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EGG & SPOON
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EVERY BREATH
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ONLY REMEMBERED
9780857551283
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5,000 AWESOME FACTS 2
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WHILE YOU WERE NAPPING
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365 DAYS OF WONDER
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TIMMY FAILURE WE MEET AGAIN
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QUARANTINE #3
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