Category: Kids' books


Memoirs of a Sidekick

Kids Can Press Ltd | October 4, 2016 | 240 pages
Seventh-grader Boris Snodbuckle has a strange name, a quirky personality and no chance of beating Robert Pinsent, the most popular boy in school, to become president of the student council. Even Boris’s best friend and sidekick Adrian (the book’s narrator) thinks it’s hopeless. But Boris... More Info

Canada Year by Year

Kids Can Press Ltd | October 4, 2016 | 96 pages
A whirlwind tour through 150 years of Canadian history This chronological look at the story of Canada features a single milestone for every year from the country’s founding in 1867 up to its 150th anniversary in 2017. Each of these noteworthy events — such as the formation of the Group of Seven... More Info

When the Rain Comes

October 3, 2016 | 32 pages
Malini, a young girl in a small Sri Lankan community, is anxious about the responsibility of helping with the monsoon-season rice planting for the first time. When a flash flood leaves her stranded alone with the ox cart full of rice seedlings, she summons unexpected courage to calm the ox and save... More Info

Apprendre Avec Scholastic : Mon Premier Livre des Couleurs

Les editions Scholastic | October 1, 2016 | 14 pages
See below for English description. Rempli de jolies photos et de fenêtres composées de pellicules colorées, cet imagier permet aux petits de découvrir les couleurs primaires et les couleurs secondaires obtenues à partir de leurs superpositions. With vivid photography and see-through,... More Info

Comment Ne Pas Se Faire Manger Par les Ours

Les editions Scholastic | October 1, 2016 | 32 pages
See below for English description. Ce récit parfait pour la lecture à voix haute fera le plaisir des petits et des grands! Un jeune observateur d'ours en herbe s'aventure au pays des ours... Mais rencontrer les créatures poilues en chair et en os, qu'il s'agisse d'un ours brun ou d'un ours noir,... More Info

I'll Wait, Mr. Panda

Scholastic Press | October 25, 2016 | 32 pages
Mr. Panda is making something, and all of his animal friends are interested--but only Penguin is willing to wait to see what it is.  More Info

Music Is . . .

Little Simon | October 4, 2016 | 32 pages
From Brandon Stosuy of Pitchfork, comes an entertaining new board book that introduces the many moods, styles, and senses of music to the youngest audiophiles—because music is for everyone, and music is for you. Featuring Amy Martin’s dynamic art style, Music Is… explains music through our... More Info

Bitty Bot

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | October 4, 2016 | 32 pages
"All of the bots in Botsburg are powering down for the night...but Bitty Bot isn't tired! Bitty decides to build a rocket and go on a space adventure instead of going to sleep"--  More Info


August 1, 2016 | 32 pages
Young Beginners extends the reach of the informative Beginners series to younger, inquisitive three-year-olds. Highly illustrated with simple, short text to encourage conversation about subjects chosen to appeal to very young children.  More Info

Nous Avons Trouvé un Chapeau

Scholastic | November 1, 2016 | 56 pages
See below for English description. Les lecteurs friands des livres de Jon Klassen comme Rendez-moi mon chapeau! et Ce n'est pas mon chapeau se délecteront de voir deux tortues convoiter le même chapeau. L'une des tortues voudrait-elle le chapeau pour elle seule? Bien sûr que non! Les tortues de... More Info

The Story of Canada

Scholastic Canada | September 27, 2016 | 344 pages
Learn the story of Canada in this beautiful new edition, fully updated! 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... More Info

Somos Como Las Nubes / We Are Like the Clouds

October 11, 2016 | 36 pages
Why are young people leaving their country to walk to the United States to seek a new, safe home? Over 100,000 such children have left Central America. This book of poetry helps us to understand why and what it is like to be them. This powerful book by award-winning Salvadoran poet Jorge Argueta... More Info


HarperCollins | September 27, 2016 | 240 pages
Meet Abbie Wu. Abbie is in crisis—and not just because she’s starting middle school or because she’s stuck in a family that doesn’t quite get her or because everyone seems to have a Thing except her. Abbie Wu is always in crisis. From debut author and professional doodler Booki Vivat,... More Info

Guinness World Records: Man-Made Marvels!

HarperCollins | September 27, 2016 | 176 pages
A brand-new Guinness World Records book for kids! This Guinness World Records title is all about marvelous buildings, vehicles, machinery, and the people who dared to dream big by building them. Man-Made Marvels! showcases the most awe-inspiring constructions, including the steepest roller coaster,... More Info

Going Wild

HarperCollins | September 27, 2016 | 384 pages
Spider-Man meets Animorphs in this thrilling new middle grade series from Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of the Unwanteds series. Newbery Medal–winning author Katherine Applegate calls Going Wild “gripping, action-packed, and filled with humor and heart.” Charlie Wilde knew... More Info


Greenwillow Books | September 27, 2016 | 496 pages
The stand-alone companion to Alexandra Duncan’s acclaimed literary sci-fi debut novel Salvage, an Indies Introduce title that internationally bestselling author Stephanie Perkins called “brilliant, feminist science fiction.” Kirkus Reviews called Sound “essential” in a starred review. As... More Info

DOS Conejos Blancos

October 1, 2016 | 56 pages
In this moving and timely story, a young child describes what it is like to be a migrant as she and her father travel north toward the US border. They travel mostly on the roof of a train known as The Beast, but the little girl doesn’t know where they are going. She counts the animals by the... More Info

Little Fox, Lost

September 22, 2016 | 32 pages
Little Fox is lost in the snowy forest. When an old owl offers to help him find his way home, Little Fox remembers his mother's rhyming warning to stay still if he is lost. Instead of following a stranger, Little Fox finds a better solution: He lets the other animals help him sing his mother's... More Info

The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories

Random House Books | September 27, 2016 | 352 pages
Poor Mr Swimble is having a bad day. Rabbits are bouncing out of his hat, pigeons are flying out of his jacket and every time he points his finger, something magically appears cheese sandwiches, socks . . . even a small yellow elephant on wheels! It s becoming a real nuisance and he s allergic to... More Info

A Child of Books

Candlewick Press | September 6, 2016 | 40 pages
"New York Times "best-selling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers and fine artist Sam Winston deliver a lyrical picture book inspiring readers of all ages to create, to question, to explore, and to imagine. A little girl sails her raft across a sea of words, arriving at the house of a small boy and... More Info

The Christmas Eve Tree

Candlewick Press | September 27, 2016 | 40 pages
In a deeply moving story with the hallmarks of a classic, a homeless boy’s rescue of a spindly Christmas tree sparks a glimmer of hope that has far-reaching effects. It’s late on Christmas Eve, and the little fir tree is the only tree left in the shop. What a poor thing I am, it thinks. But... More Info

This Is Me

Workman Publishing | September 6, 2016 | 32 pages
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This Little Explorer

September 27, 2016 | 26 pages
Learn all about the most influential explorers who searched the world far and wide in this engaging and colorful board book perfect for pioneers-in-training! Little explorers discover a great big world. The follow up to This Little President, now even the youngest adventurers can learn about the... More Info

Journey to Jo'burg

HarperCollins UK | July 19, 2019 | 88 pages
Frightened that their baby sister Dineo will die, thirteen-year-old Naledi and her younger brother Tiro run away from their grandmother to Johannesburg to find their mother, who works there as a maid. Their journey illustrates at every turn the grim realities of apartheid - the pass laws,... More Info

I Am Josephine

October 11, 2016 | 32 pages
Meet Josephine: a spirited and curious girl, a big sister, and a human being. She s also a mammal, an animal, and a living thingall identities she explores with readers in this simple informational picture book. Josephine presents her family (and herself) as examples of human beings, and then... More Info

The Case of Maker Mischief

Owlkids | October 11, 2016 | 128 pages
Myron, the third-grade detective who loves logic, facts, and solving mysteries, gets the chance to crack another case when he finds out his classmate Jordan s robot has been stolen. Jordan and tech-savvy Danielle, known as Glitch, had been working on it for weeks for the upcoming Maker Faire Robot... More Info

The Mighty Odds

September 13, 2016 | 208 pages
No summary available.

Snow White

Simon and Schuster | September 13, 2016 | 24 pages
The classic story of Snow White gets a fresh twist in this vibrant Japanese spin on the beloved fairy tale! Once upon a time, there was a princess called Snow White. She lived in a magnificent castle with her stepmother, a beautiful but wicked queen... The classic tale of Snow White gets a fresh... More Info

A Case of the Clones

Little Simon | September 13, 2016 | 128 pages
Dr. Bunsen causes some serious double trouble when he creates clones of the DATA Set in this fifth DATA Set adventure. Dr. Bunsen is just trying to help. Really, he is. This time, when Dr. Bunsen overhears the kids complaining about all their chores, he lends an extra hand…by creating clones out... More Info

The Littlest Bigfoot

Aladdin | September 13, 2016 | 304 pages
From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes a laugh-out-loud funny and painstakingly real tale of friendship, furry creatures, and finding the place where you belong. Alice Mayfair, twelve years old, slips through the world unseen and unnoticed. Ignored by her family and shipped... More Info

Freedom Over Me

Simon and Schuster | September 13, 2016 | 56 pages
Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, Ashley Bryan offers a moving and powerful picture book that contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away. Imagine being looked up and down and... More Info

Snail Has Lunch

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | September 13, 2016 | 64 pages
Chuckle your way through this easy-to-read illustrated chapter book about a snail who leaves his bucket for a bigger world. Snail is a merry little mollusk in his rusty bucket. Day after day, rain or shine, Snail doesn’t move—and that suits him just fine. But when his bucket is turned over, his... More Info

The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | September 13, 2016 | 40 pages
With magnificent dioramic illustrations, Gilbert Ford captures the joy, creativity, and determination behind the invention of an iconic, one-of-a-kind toy: the Slinky! One day, a spring fell from the desk of Richard James, an engineer and a dreamer. Its coils took a walk…and so did Richard’s... More Info

Edward Gets Messy

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | September 13, 2016 | 32 pages
A very particular little pig discovers the joys that come with getting messy in this sweet and silly debut picture book. Edward the pig never pets friendly dogs on the street. He never, ever eats food that spills or splatters. And he never, ever, EVER uses markers or glue sticks or paint. They are... More Info

The Princess and the Warrior

October 4, 2016 | 40 pages
No summary available.

Gruffalo and Friends Annual

Pan Macmillan | August 11, 2016 |
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Candy Cane Lane

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | September 20, 2016 | 48 pages
A group of misfit holiday decorations come vividly to life as they try to make their way home for the holidays in this enchanting and heartwarming picture book from Scott Santoro. The houses on Candy Cane Lane have some of the most spectacular holiday decorations around, so when a winter storm hits... More Info


September 20, 2016 | 184 pages
Get ready to be bedazzled! Phoebe and Her Unicorn is back with more sparkles than ever! In this fourth volume, join in the adventure as Phoebe and Marigold confront messy rooms, trouble at school, and a nasty case of "Sparkle Fever." Follow the pair back to Camp Wolfgang, where their old pals Sue... More Info

The Jungle Book

Pan Macmillan | August 23, 2016 | 216 pages
Rudyard Kipling's classic story of Mowgli and his life in the jungleMeet the human boy Mowgli, the sleek panther Bagheera, the sleepy brown bear Baloo, and the conniving tiger Shere Khan in one of the world's best-loved books. The Jungle Book is a collection of short stories and poems centred on a... More Info

Smart about Sharks

Nobrow Press | August 9, 2016 | 40 pages
"SmartAbout Sharks "uses fun illustrations to explain the ins and outs of the ocean's most fascinating and misunderstood creatures."  More Info

The Boy & the Bindi

September 13, 2016 | 32 pages
A children s picture book that explores cultural and gender difference, through the eyes of a 5-year-old South Asian boy."  More Info

Big Book of Stars and Planets

August 1, 2016 | 16 pages
New edition of 9781409564027 - a thin board book. Now converted into a stylish hardback with thick paper. A big picture book with giant fold-out pages to satisfy the curiosity of every young space enthusiast. Everything children need to know about the solar system, which is dispalyed on a huge... More Info

Big Book of Big Trucks

August 1, 2016 | 16 pages
Open out the giant fold-out pages to find out about some of the world's biggest, strongest and tallest trucks. Formerly the Big Book of Big Big Trucks 9781409523260 - a thin board book. Now converted into a stylish hardback with thick paper - the big gatefold pages still work in thick paper. Now an... More Info

Big Picture Atlas

August 1, 2016 | 40 pages
A wonderfully big Picture Atlas for children to learn the basis of world geography. Lots of busy maps with fun illustrations to learn about the food and culture of other countries as well as capital cities. Putting pictures onto facts helps with memory and this big, satisfying book will help... More Info

Little Children's Dinosaur Activity Book

August 1, 2016 | 64 pages
A write-in activity book for young children, full of mazes, dot-to-dot, drawing, colouring, stickering, spot-the-difference, counting, spotting and matching activities - all themed around the fascinating world of dinosaurs. An interactive way for children to find out about dinosaurs, with exciting... More Info

Kingdom by the Sea - Essential Modern Classics

HarperCollins UK | July 19, 2019 | 234 pages
When a bomb during an air raid destroys Harry's home and kills his family, he knows that he is all alone in the world and has only himself to rely on. Anxious that he will be sent to live with his fussy Cousin Elsie he goes on the run across the war-battered land of North East England, his only... More Info

TodHunter Moon, Book Two: SandRider

Katherine Tegen Books | September 13, 2016 | 496 pages
Tod’s story races on in this second book in the TodHunter Moon trilogy, a spin-off of the popular Septimus Heap series. Fans of Septimus, as well as fantasy readers new to the world of Magyk, will enjoy this next installment in the series ALA Booklist calls “warm and inventive.” Full-page... More Info

Home at Last

Greenwillow Books | September 13, 2016 | 40 pages
A poignant, timely, and universal picture book about fear, adoption, family, and the joy of fatherhood, written by beloved and award-winning author Vera B. Williams and illustrated by the author in collaboration with two-time Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka. After Lester is adopted by Daddy Albert... More Info

The Plot to Kill Hitler

Balzer + Bray | September 13, 2016 | 192 pages
Perfect for fans of suspenseful nonfiction such as books by Steve Sheinkin, this is a page-turning narrative about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor and pacifist who became an unlikely hero during World War II and took part in a plot to kill Hitler. Written by two-time National Book Award finalist... More Info

Confidentially Yours #4: The Secret Talent

HarperCollins | September 13, 2016 | 320 pages
Perfect for fans of the Cupcake Diaries and the Babysitters Club, this series features best friends Brooke, Vanessa, Heather, and Tim, who are in charge and confidentially yours when writing their middle school newspaper’s advice column. Tim Antonides is feeling pretty good about sixth grade.... More Info