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Celebrating Our Success: A World of Kindness

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Lili Macaroni Nicole Testa

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The Haircut Theo Heras

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Pumpkin Orange, Pumpkin Round Rosanna Battigelli

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Harvey Comes Home Colleen Nelson

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What Cats Think Mies van Hout

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The Girl Who Rode a Shark Ailsa Ross

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Finding Lucy Eugenie Fernandes

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Nutcracker Night Mireille Messier

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Bon Voyage, Mister Rodriguez Christiane Duchesne

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The Skeleton Coast Mardi McConnochie

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A Bear in War Stephanie Innes & Harry Endrulat

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Picture Book Ages 3–6 ISBN: 978-1-77278-050-5 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket

“In this beautiful book, the cover shows... a world of children. I think we really need to help our children learn how to be kind... it’s a book that really touched my heart. It’s an important book.” —Ken Setterington, CBC Radio Next Chapter Children’s Panel “A World of Kindness will undoubtedly be used as a tool for teaching and instilling kindness, especially as Pajama Press has provided a downloadable poster (https://pajamapress.ca/resource/a_world_of_kindess_extra_ content/) and a teaching guide (https://pajamapress.ca/resource/a_world_of_kindness_teaching_guides/) on its website. Moreover, with all royalties going to Think Kindness, a project that aspires to inspire kindness in schools and other communities, purchasing A World of Kindness is a win-win for all. But, at its heart, A World of Kindness is a compendium of beautiful messages in words and art to help make our world, starting with our youngest readers, a place of graciousness and goodwill.With such benevolence, this picture book will triumph with purptose.”—Helen Kubio, Canlit for Little Canadians “The child-friendly questions posed and the scenarios depicted provide food for thought and discussion about the importance of taking action. Ultimately, young readers may realize that kindness starts with one small act, rippling outward to touch others and improve the world.” —ILA Literacy Daily, “Conflict: Awareness, Understanding, and Resolution”


Nicole Testa Illustrated by

Annie Boulanger The Governor General's Award-nominated picture book available in English for the first time Lili Macaroni loves drawing butterflies, counting the stars, and being exactly who she is—Lili Macaroni. That is, until she starts kindergarten.There her classmates tell her that her hair is like a pumpkin, her eyes are squinty blueberries, and her laugh is like a parrot’s squawk. She has never felt such unhappiness before. It makes her want to erase herself and draw a brand-new Lili. Then she reconsiders. Does she really want to erase her hair that’s just like Mom’s? Her eyes just like Grandma’s? Her Grandpa’s infectious laugh?

With her parents’ help, she creates a polka-dotted butterfly to wear at her collar, publicly announcing her own resilience and symbolically letting her sorrows be flown away. And when she explains the butterfly to her classmates, Lili discovers she has begun a powerful conversation, and that everyone has some trouble to be carried away on butterfly wings. In this accessible exploration of emotions and self-esteem, Nicole Testa and Annie Boulanger create a relatable heroine with inborn ingenuity and warm family support.

Nicole Testa discovered her enthusiasm for writing when working with second-grade children. Her first novel, The Eye of the Night, was published in 1998. She continues to create children’s stories in French Canada, where she is often inspired by nature.

Annie Boulanger was born in Abitibi, Quebec, where she found her passion for visual art at a young age. Her studies at the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue inspired her to expand her creativity into photography and cinema. She is an avid traveler and the mother of two boys.

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Picture Book for Children Ages 4–7 ISBN: 978-1-77278-093-2 Trim Size: 10 x 10 inches / 25.4 x 25.4 cm / Pages: 32 Reinforced Trade Binding List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket Publication Date: August 15, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: July 18, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada JUV039140 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance JUV039050 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings JUV039230 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Bullying JUV035000 JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education

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Theo Heras Illustrated by

Renné Benoit A confidence-boosting story about a little one’s first haircut from the creators of Hat On, Hat Off, Baby Cakes, and Where’s Bunny? Uh oh, hair in eyes—it’s time for this little one’s first haircut. The barbershop comes alive with sensory details as he watches other customers and bravely takes his own turn in the chair. Clip, clip, clip…now there is a big boy in the mirror!

toddler experience with simplicity and charm. In a sturdy book format with a padded cover and extra-heavy pages that are easy to turn and hard to tear, The Haircut is perfect for little ones who are just beginning to feel big.

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Theo Heras and Renné Benoit, the creators of Hat On, Hat Off, Baby Cakes, and Where’s Bunny?, once again capture the

Theo Heras is a performer, speaker, book reviewer, and a children’s librarian. Passionate about literature and programming for babies and toddlers, Theo published the picture book Hat On, Hat Off in 2016 to wide critical acclaim, followed by Baby Cakes, Where’s Bunny? and Our New Kittens. Theo lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Renné Benoit is living her childhood dream of being an artist. Trained in graphic design, she is the award-winning illustrator of more than 15 books for children. Her awards include the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award for Children's Literature for Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion and the OLA Silver Birch Express Award for The Secret of the Village Fool. Big City Bees was nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Illustration. Renné lives in St. Thomas, Ontario.

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Picture Book for Children Ages 1–3 ISBN: 978-1-77278-095-6 Trim Size: 9 x 9 inches / 22.86 x 22.86 cm / Pages: 24 List Price: $15.95 USD / $17.95 CAD Padded cover Publication Date: August 20, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: July 25, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada JUV039090 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience JUV015010 JUVENILE FICTION / Health & Daily Living / Daily Activities JUV013060 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents

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Rosanna Battigelli Illustrated by

Tara Anderson A rhyming Halloween romp with a family of cozy cats Pumpkin orange, pumpkin round / Pumpkin hiding, pumpkin found! What could be better than an autumn trip to the pumpkin patch with a cast of cat characters ready to celebrate Halloween? In bouncy rhyme, the folksy felines choose their pumpkins, wheel them home, and work together through all the steps of carving a jack-o-lantern. With the lanterns’ spooky and cheerful faces shining bright, now is the time to dress up and head out for trickor-treating.

Tara Anderson, the award-winning illustrator of Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That, depicts cozy and charming fall scenes in Pumpkin Orange, Pumpkin Round. Infectious rhymes by debut children’s author Rosanna Battigelli will make this a favorite in any season.

Rosanna Battigelli was born in Camini, Italy and raised in Sudbury, Ontario. She studied Italian and French at Laurentian University before earning her teaching degree from Nipissing University. Rosanna has pursued writing full-time since 2015 and has received acclaim across several genres, including essays and short fiction. The adorably festive Pumpkin Orange, Pumpkin Round is her first picture book.

A folk artist and award-winning illustrator who trained at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Tara Anderson is known for her lively and humorous animal illustrations. Her recent work includes beautiful colored-pencil illustrations of a boisterous family of rhinos in Rhino Rumpus. Her debut That Stripy Cat was followed with Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That, which won the 2014 Preschool Reads Award. The antics of Nat and his kitten friend are inspired by the cats who roam her farmhouse in Tweed, Ontario, where she lives with her husband and daughter.

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Picture Book for Children Ages 3–6 ISBN: 978-1-77278-092-5 Trim Size: 9 x 9 inches / 22.86 x 22.86 cm / Pages: 24 List Price: $16.95 USD / $19.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket Publication Date: September 3, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: August 15, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada JUV017030 JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween JUV057000 JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories JUV002050 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Cats

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Colleen Nelson Illustrated by

Tara Anderson An adventurous West Highland Terrier follows his nose a little too far from home and becomes desperate for a helping hand. But when he’s taken in by a young boy volunteering at a retirement home, it just might be Harvey who does the helping. A dog’s world is a world of scents, of adventure. When a runaway West Highland Terrier named Harvey wanders out of his old life guided only by his nose and his heart, lives begin to converge.

severance of his friends and family, Austin begins to trade his preconceived notions for empathy. But is it enough to give him the resolve to track down Harvey’s original owner?

Austin, a young volunteer at the Brayside retirement home, quickly finds that the audacious Harvey inspires Mr. Pickering, a bitter resident coping with memory loss, to tell stories of his childhood. Moved by the elderly man’s Dust Bowl recollections of grinding poverty and the per-

Supported by striking illustrations from acclaimed artist Tara Anderson, Colleen Nelson immerses readers in a rich and unflinchingly human tale of struggle and hope— all inspired by one curious dog.

Colleen Nelson earned her Bachelor of Education from the University of Manitoba in her hometown of Winnipeg. Her previous novels include Blood Brothers, selected as the 2018 McNally Robinson Book of the Year for Young People, and Pulse Point, selected as one of the CBC’s Most Anticipated YA Books of 2018. Colleen writes daily in between appearances at hockey rinks and soccer fields in support of her two sports-loving sons.

A folk artist and award-winning illustrator who trained at the Ontario College of Art and Design,Tara Anderson is known for her lively and humorous animal illustrations. Her recent work includes beautiful colored-pencil illustrations of a boisterous family of rhinos in Rhino Rumpus. Her debut That Stripy Cat was followed with Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That, which won the 2014 Preschool Reads Award. The antics of Nat and his kitten friend are inspired by the cats who roam her farmhouse in Tweed, Ontario, where she lives with her husband and daughter.

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Juvenile Fiction for Children Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-097-0 Trim Size: 5.5 x 8 inches / 13.97 x 20.32 cm / Pages: 288 Reinforced Binding List Price: $17.95 USD / $21.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket Publication Date: September 19, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: August 22, 2019 U.S.A / Canada JUV002070 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs JUV016180 JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-) JUV039020 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Adolescence & Coming of Age

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Mies van Hout Text by

John Spray Cats take center stage for a colorful and whimsical celebration of feline personalities featuring the eyepopping illustrations of Mies van Hout. What do cats think when they get caught in the rain, or when a bird is just out of reach? If they could tell us, their voices would be full of charisma and attitude. Cats have been our companions for thousands of years. From the sandy roads of Ancient Egypt to the shopping bag left on the kitchen counter, felines have always embraced their curiosity.

With a lot of history comes a lot of personality. Charming, capricious free verse from author John Spray pairs brilliantly with the striking art of celebrated illustrator Mies van Hout in this delightful tribute to cats.

Mies van Hout is the author and illustrator of the picture books Happy, Friends, Surprise, and From One to Ten, among others, which have been hugely popular in Europe and North America. She studied graphic design at the Arts Academy in Groningen, the Netherlands, and has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer since 1989. Her distinctive art is cheerful and bold, and her work has been published in more than twenty countries. John Spray grew up in the American Midwest, where he developed his lifelong interest in felines. He has been a Private Investigator in Toronto for forty years and is the owner and founder of Mantis Investigation. John also sponsors the annual John Spray Mystery Award for excellence in mystery writing for children.

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Picture Book for Children Ages 6–10 ISBN: 978-1-77278-087-1 Trim Size: 9.75 x 11.75 inches / 24.76 x 29.85 cm / Pages: 44 List Price: $18.95 USD / $22.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket Publication Date: September 26, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: August 22, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada JUV002050 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Cats JUV070000 JUVENILE FICTION / Poetry JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories

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Ailsa Ross Illustrated by

Amy Blackwell

True Stor

An inspiring biographical collection celebrating the adventurousness and ingenuity of girls and women around the world. Now more than ever, the world is recognizing how strong women and girls are. How strong? In the early 1920s, Aboriginal Alaskan expeditioner Ada Blackjack survived for two years as a castaway on an uninhabited island in the Arctic Ocean before she was finally rescued. And she’s just one example. The Girl Who Rode a Shark:True Stories of Daring Women is a rousing collection of biographies focused on women and girls who have written, explored, or otherwise plunged headfirst into the pages of history. Undaunted

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by expectations, they made their mark by persevering in pursuit of their passions. The tales come from a huge variety of times and places, from a Canadian astronaut to an Indian secret agent to a Balkan pirate queen who stood up to Ancient Rome. Author and activist Ailsa Ross gives readers a fun, informative piece of nonfiction that emphasizes the boundless potential of a new generation of women.

Ailsa Ross is an author, illustrator, and factchecker. Born in Scotland, she studied law with a focus on women’s and human rights. Her work on the topic of inspirational women began on social media before expanding into the world of books. She lives in Alberta’s Jasper National Park with her family.

Amy Blackwell is a freelance artist based in Nottingham, England. She works in several media including painting, printmaking, and clothing design. Her art has appeared in a variety of physical and digital settings, from magazines to Instagram. Her voracious passion for her craft is often fuelled by her fondness for pancakes.

Juvenile Nonfiction for Children Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-098-7 Trim Size: 7.5 x 9.75 inches / 19.05 x 24.76 cm / Pages: 132 List Price: $19.95 USD / $24.95 CAD Hardcover with laminated case Reinforced Trade Binding Publication Date: September 27, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: September 5, 2019 U.S.A / Canada JNF023000 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Girls & Women JNF007120 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women JNF053160 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

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Eugenie Ferndandes A thoughtful young artist is challenged to overcome a series of unruly naysayers and rediscover the value of her creative spirit. How do you paint the color of laughter, or the flutter of birds, or the whimsy of the wind? Lucy, a thoughtful young girl with a brush, a smock, and a sassy cat, is determined to find out. But after a snide rabbit appears with his own opinion of what Lucy should paint, Lucy’s confidence is shaken. And worst of all, the rabbit isn’t the

Eugenie Fernandes is one of the most prolific minds in children’s publishing. She grew up in Long Island, New York and traces her creativity to a childhood spent enjoying nature. Her works include A Cat Adrift and A Cat in a Kayak, both featuring the recurring character Teelo the Cat. She lives with her husband in Peterborough, Ontario.

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only visitor keen to make their voice heard. Iconic author-illustrator Eugenie Fernandes delivers a rich picture book about the value of independence and self-expression.

Picture Book for Children Ages 4–7 ISBN: 978-1-77278-088-8 Trim Size: 11 x 9.5 inches / 27.94 x 24.13 cm / Pages: 32 List Price: $18.95 USD / $21.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket Publication Date: October 28, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: October 3, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada

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Mireille Messier Illustrated by

Gabrielle Grimard Discover the sights, sounds and magic of a night at the ballet that will prepare even the youngest of children for their first theatrical experience.

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Beep! Beep! go the taxis. Voof! go the velvet curtains. The Nutcracker ballet and New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House come to life in this onomatopoeic representation of a little girl’s experience at the ballet. From the swish of her dress and the tick-tick-tick of the conductor’s baton to the twelve bongs of the clock and the pitter-patter of dancers’ feet, this special evening is filled with sensory treats for the eyes and especially the ears. And did she enjoy the ballet? The answer is a big smooch on her father’s cheek.

Written by Mireille Messier, Nutcracker Night is a celebration of a Christmas classic that is often a child’s first experience of the ballet. Award-winning illustrator Gabrielle Grimard infuses each scene with warm holiday colors and a richness that will make young readers feel they are really there. An author’s note enriches the text with further information and a brief summary of the famous ballet.

Mireille Messier hails from Montreal but calls Toronto home. Her picture book The Branch was shortlisted for the Ontario Library Association’s Blue Spruce Award in 2018. In addition to her career in books, Mireille has also worked as a voiceover artist and as a screenwriter for children’s television. She enjoys flexing her creative muscles in both English and French. Gabrielle Grimard transformed her love of design into a career in illustration over the course of her studies at Concordia University and the University of Quebec. In 2018, Gabrielle’s picture book Stolen Words won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award and was a finalist for the TD Canadian Children’s Book Award. Not My Girl was a USBBY Outstanding International Book. Her creativity has been applied to children’s publishing, advertising, and educational contexts.

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Picture Book for Children Ages 3–7 ISBN: 978-1-77278-091-8 Trim Size: 9.5 x 11 inches / 24.13 x 27.94 cm / Pages: 40 List Price: $18.95 USD / $21.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket Publication Date: November 1, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: October 10, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada JUV017010 JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent JUV031060 JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Theater & Musicals JUV039090 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience JUV013060 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents


Christiane Duchesne Illustrated by

François Thisdale A growing number of curious children discover their village’s most enigmatic figure has an unexpectedly beautiful job to do. Every afternoon at four o’clock, Mister Rodriguez steps out of a narrow laneway and strolls through the street. The village children watch him go, ever more curious about the enigmatic old man with the bushy white mustache. Some say they’ve seen him float above the ground. Others say he played a piano without touching a single key. The truth, though, is more beautiful than any of the children could have imagined.

TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award-winning illustrator François Thisdale brings a touching story to life with delicacy and heart.

Christiane Duchesne hails from Montreal. She has written for television, film, and radio in addition to her work in children’s publishing. Her works La Vraie histoire du chien de Clara Vic and Victor won the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature in 1990 and 1992, respectively.

François Thisdale’s work blends traditional drawing and painting with digital imagery. Missing Nimama won the TD Canadian Children’s Book Award, and French Toast was a 2018 Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Award finalist. He is also the illustrator of The Stamp Collector, which is on IBBY Honor List, and That Squeak, an honour book for the IBBY Canada Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award. François lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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Picture Book for Children Ages 4–7 ISBN: 978-1-77278-089-5 Trim Size: 9.5 x 11 inches / 24.13 x 27.94 cm / Pages: 32 List Price: $18.95 USD / $21.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket Publication Date: November 14, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: October 17, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada JUV039030 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Death and Dying JUV039050 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings JUV037000 JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic

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Mardi McConnochie Mardi McConnochie delivers the climactic finale to the action-packed cli-fi trilogy that began with The Flooded Earth. The grey light of dawn crept through the sky. The sun was yet to make its first appearance, but the crew of the Sunfish were already up and ready to weigh anchor.

make their final stand in their search for answers—and for their father. But with all they’ve overcome so far on their journey, how long can their luck hold?

Having barely escaped the dangers of a world dominated by gangs, the corrupt Admiralty, and the hostile sea, Will, Annalie and their friends must now set sail for their most daunting destination yet: Sundia.This isolated country, forbidden to outsiders, is where the twins must

Packed with twists, dynamic characters, and compelling environmental themes, The Skeleton Coast brings Mardi McConnochie’s acclaimed cli-fi trilogy to a riveting conclusion.

Mardi McConnochie’s novels for young readers include The Flooded Earth, The Castle in the Sea, Dangerous Games, and Melissa, Queen of Evil, which won an Aurealis Award, Australia’s premiere award for speculative fiction. She is also the author of four adult novels: Coldwater, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer's Prize First Novel Award (Pacific region), The Snow Queen, Fivestar, and The Voyagers. Mardi’s TV scriptwriting credits include 'Home and Away,' 'McLeod's Daughters,' 'Always Greener,' and 'Pacific Drive.' She lives in Sydney, Australia, with her partner, James Bradley, and their two daughters.

Middle-Grade Fiction for Children Ages 9–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-099-4 Trim Size: 5.5 x 8 inches / 13.97 x 20.32 cm / Pages: 304 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD / Hardcover with dust jacket Publication Date: November 28, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: November 7, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada JUV053000 JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction / General JUV059000 JUVENILE FICTION / Dystopian JUV001020 JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / Pirate JUV041020 JUVENILE FICTION / Transportation / Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft JUV013070 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings

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A Classic Returns in a New Format

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Stephanie Innes & Harry Endrulat Illustrated by

Brian Deines During World War One, a young girl slips her teddy bear into a care package for her father, a medic posted to the trenches of France. Although her father dies in the battle of Passchendaele, his belongings are shipped back to his family, along with the toy bear, which today sits in the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. In 1915, 37-year-old Lawrence Browning Rogers enlisted in the Fifth Canadian Mounted Rifles, leaving behind his wife, two children, and their farm in East Farnham, Quebec. Over the next two and a half years, the family exchanged hundreds of letters, and daughter Aileen sent her beloved Teddy overseas to keep her father safe. Teddy returned home safely, but Lieutenant Rogers did not. He was killed in the battle of Passchendaele. Eighty-five years later, Lawrence's granddaughter found Teddy, the letters,

and other war memorabilia packed away in a briefcase. And she discovered a moving story of one family's love and sacrifice - a story shared by the families of so many soldiers who have lost their lives in the defense of their country. Accompanied by family photographs and Brian Deine's poignant art, A Bear in War is more than one family's testament to a brave soldier. It is a gentle introduction to war, to Remembrance Day, and to the honor of those who have served their countries.

Picture Book for Children Ages 6–10 ISBN: 978-1-77278-086-4 Trim Size: 9 x 10 inches / 22.86 x 25.40 cm / Pages: 40 List Price: $11.95 USD / $15.95 CAD Paperback Publication Date: November 11, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: September 12, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada JUV004040 JUV016080 JUV013030 JUV016180

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Picture Book for Children Ages 4–7 ISBN: 978-1-77278-082-6 Trim Size: 10 x 9 inches / 25.4 x 22.86 cm / Pages: 32 List Price: $17.95 USD / $21.95 CAD Hardcover with jacket Publication Date: May 3, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: March 21, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada JUV013040 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / New Baby JUV002000 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General JUV009100 JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Seasons JUV029000 JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / General

Told from the perspective of new parents anticipating and then welcoming their baby to the world, this touching love letter to families by Governor General’s Literary Award–nominated author Deborah Kerbel describes with lyrical grace all of the promise held by new life. As the seasons change from fall through winter and into spring, the expectant parents’ anticipation over the baby’s arrival is mirrored in the animals around the family’s seaside home, marrying the natural world to the family’s

experience. Suzanne Del Rizzo, author-illustrator of My Beautiful Birds—a New York Times Notable Children’s Books selection and winner of the 2018 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award—adds an intricately tactile element with her lush illustrations rendered in polymer clay and acrylic wash.

Biographical / Canada Historical / Military & Wars Family / Multigenerational Historical / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-)

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Picture Book for Children Ages 5–8 ISBN: 978-1-77278-047-5 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket

“Office supplies have never been more entertaining than they are in this punny tale of friendship and ingenuity.” —Foreword Reviews Starred Review

Picture Book for Children Ages 4–8 ISBN: 978-1-77278-068-0 List Price: $18.95 USD / $21.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket

“The illustrations feature expressive, googly-eyed implements and realistic children and animals…An overload of fun puns will have many readers giggling through to the openly sweet moral at the end.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Light and shadow are used to great effect to convey mood…A gentle, touching story of loss and resilience and of the beneficial role imagination plays, with visually intelligent and well-executed illustrations.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Pencil: A Story with a Point is great fun. Every librarian should make it a point to order this delightful book.” —NY Journal of Books “Veteran author Ann Ingalls has produced a book with… much lighthearted play with language that will delight younger readers just learning about verbal humour as well as teachers who could use this book as a lesson on the pun as literary device….[Dean Griffiths] has filled the pages of Pencil with familiar objects which are candycolourful and plastic in their contours, as well as expressive images of the two dark-eyed, dark-haired children…” —CM Magazine

Early Reader Treasury Ages 5–8 ISBN: 978-1-77278-048-2 List Price: $16.95 USD / $18.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket

Picture Book for Children Ages 3–7 ISBN: 978-1-77278-067-3 List Price: $18.95 USD / $21.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket

Princess Pistachio: 2014 OLA Best Bet Princess Pistachio and Maurice the Magnificent: 2018 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens Spring 2018 selection

“Bright, swirling, busy spreads in warm gouache colors enhance this simple tale of a family of California quails, reminiscent of Make Way for Ducklings….Whittingham…[employs] rhythm and repetition to both delineate characters and propel the plot. Pedersen imbues her quail chicks with lots of personality by focusing on their wide, white faces and bouncing topknots.” —Kirkus Reviews

Princess Pistachio: “The skillful combination of text and illustrations addresses many serious concerns of early childhood—and even of parenthood—without straying from the book’s tone of fun and frivolity....A playful and entertaining take on children’s perennial questions surrounding ideas of personhood, family and community.”—Kirkus Reviews Starred Review

“Especially winsome are close-ups of Queenie…The lovely illustrations and lyrical language, the pairing of curiosity and caution, and the opportunity for youngsters to join in the reading make this a great choice for group sharing.” —School Library Journal

Princess Pistachio and Maurice the Magnificent: “Irrepressible Princess Pistachio is back in all her enthusiastic glory….Gay’s easy, breezy syntax is wonderfully descriptive even as it skillfully addresses life lessons about friendship, self-involvement, and forgiveness. The cast of characters is eccentric and diverse, and teacher Mr. Grumblebrain’s name is wonderfully inventive. Ink, watercolor, and colored pencil illustrations are full of life and humor, perfectly complementing the action. Breathless, laugh-out-loud fun.”—Kirkus Reviews Starred Review

“Spring colors abound in green grass and clover, fluffy yellow chicks, and indigo-plumed parents as the quails learn a lesson from their littlest one about appreciating the beauty all around us.” —Foreword Reviews

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Princess Pistachio and the Pest: “In four breathless, fast-paced chapters, Gay once again weaves a frantically funny tale with deliciously named characters, while subtly recognizing some underlying concerns regarding sibling responsibility and difficulties with adult-child communication. Descriptive and age-appropriate language flows naturally and is in perfect tandem with the brightly hued illustrations that depict redheaded, freckle-faced Pistachio’s every changing emotion.Young readers will cheer for her. Long live Princess Pistachio.” —Kirkus Reviews Starred Review

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Picture Book for Children Ages 1–4 ISBN: 978-1-77278-084-0 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD Hardcover with extra-heavy paper and padded cover

“Simplicity plus spirited art equals a counting book that you can count on.”—Kirkus Starred Review How many whiskers does the cat have? How about the crocodile’s teeth, or the octopus’s arms? With vivid colours and energetic kidfriendly animal illustrations, this concept book doubles up the learning opportunities by including numbers and descriptive words matched to Dutch artist Mies van Hout’s striking art. Little ones can count the fish’s stripes and the monkey’s fingers, or learn the letters in words such as whiskers, wings, and ears. Rendered in bold hues that appeal to babies and pre-schoolers alike, this sturdy counting book will be a reading-time favourite.

Picture Book for Children Ages 3–6 ISBN: 978-1-77278-080-2 List Price: $16.95 USD / $18.95 CAD Hardcover with padded cover

It’s a big day for Patch the puppy as her girl decides to take her for her first walk outside of the yard. Patch needs to learn her manners, but the playful pup is sometimes too excited to listen! With patience and perseverance, Patch’s girl guides her new canine companion through basic commands including “sit,” “stay,” and “down,” making sure to dole out plenty of treats and belly rubs for a job well done along the way. This delightful story from author, performer, and children’s librarian Theo Heras is a great introduction for young children about caring for and training a puppy, complemented by Alice Carter’s warm, inviting illustrations and a sturdy format complete with padded cover.

Juvenile Fiction Ages 9–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-081-9 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket

2018 OLA Forest of Reading Kid Committee Summer Reading List selection “Punctuating Nia’s thoughtful, present-tense narration with her stories about Dewi, Kadarusman effectively weaves a gentle tale of love and loss and illuminates the power of storytelling. A thought-provoking peek into a culture deserving of more attention in North America.” —Kirkus Reviews “A stark setting combines with striking characters…The novel does not offer simple solutions but instead wraps up Nia’s story in a way that demonstrates her willingness and ability to stand up for herself. Girl of the Southern Sea is an uplifting novel about hope and the power of storytelling.”—Foreword Reviews “Nia is a wonderful character – resilient, courageous and independent….Kadarusman gives her readers a young rebel as the protagonist of this novel….Young adult readers in the junior grades will find Girl of the Southern Sea an entertaining and interesting novel. A glossary of Indonesian terms and a map will help with comprehension. The novel would be an excellent starting point from which to study Indonesian culture as well as the effects of poverty on young women in Indonesia and elsewhere in the world….Highly Recommended.” —CM Magazine

Juvenile Nonfiction Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-066-6 List Price: $16.95 USD / $18.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket

 018 CBC Books “13 Canadian middle-grade books to watch for this fall” 2 selection 2018 Junior Library Guild selection “As a work of fragmented and painful memories from the time Van was between the ages of four and eight, the narrative is impressively credible, capturing her feelings of confused abandonment, visceral descriptions of her life in Ho Chi Minh City, and gradual adjustment to being separated from her immediate family. Also well integrated are the family’s hardened cynicism towards the communist government and their determination to forge on despite poverty and corruption. Family photographs and appended interviews with both Van’s parents add a particular poignancy to her narrative.”—Booklist “The story is told from Van’s childhood perspective, with age-appropriate vocabulary and emotional heft. But readers of all ages will be immediately drawn to the simple, direct narration….[T]he authors eschew sentimentality and sensationalism, creating a straightforward autobiography that is truthful about resilience and the often unpredictable ways children act and react.”—Quill & Quire Starred Review “With simple but engaging language, Skrypuch recounts Van Ho’s true story of her lonely and hard life in Vietnam during the years she was separated from her family….This illuminating chapter book respects an often overlooked demographic, providing transitioning readers a truthful yet age-appropriate introduction to big issues that still affect people to this day.”—Kirkus Reviews

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Friends Forever! Picture Book for Children Ages 4–7 ISBN: 978-1-77278-051-2 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket

“Bender’s sharp wit, onomatopoeic language, and cartoon-style illustrations capture Giraffe’s exasperation, determination, and terror…Bender includes a map of the locations Giraffe visits in his odyssey; inset pictures of the new animals in this book, a bush baby and an ibex, along with their Latin, scientific names offer bonus STEM material….A sequel that delivers.”—Kirkus Reviews “Savor for the warmth of the illustrations, the fun, and the read-aloud possibilities.” —Booklist

The Most Talked-About Book On Our List! 2018 USBBY Outstanding International Books List selection  018 Horn Book, “August 2018 Back-to-School Horn Book Herald: 2 Intermediate”selection “Much like the boy’s ever-transforming anxieties, panels shift from slender, compressed squares to sweeping double-page spreads. The otherworldly glow of the black-and-white palette, too, elegantly underscores the boy’s ongoing battle against darkness. More than a moving portrayal of one boy’s struggle, this is also a magnifying lens through which to identify and discuss mental illness with readers of all ages. Don’t let its title or page count fool you, Small Things’ effects are monumental.”—Booklist Starred Review “[An] incredibly moving tale…This wordless, picture book–size graphic novel is rendered in beautiful gradients of pencil….[A] sympathetic examination of anxiety that never assigns blame…VERDICT With direction from educators, guidance counselors, or parents, this poignant title will resonate with those dealing with mental illness. A superb example of bibliotherapy.”—School Library Journal Starred Review Juvenile Fiction for Children Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-042-0 List Price: $21.95 USD / $22.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket

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“A boy struggles to fit in at a new school in this wordless story with a big message about childhood anxiety and the power of kindness and acceptance….[The illustrations] depict the insidious nature of worry…”—Foreword Reviews Starred Review “The late Australian artist Tregonning’s wordless graphic tale, completed posthumously with help from Shaun Tan, captures the way anxiety can ravage children’s lives….Tregonning creates a visual language for the pain of depression and anxiety, and her story may provide a measure of hope to those who might otherwise have given up in despair.”—Publishers Weekly

A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison Katherine Gibson / Margriet Ruurs Picture Book for All Ages ISBN: 978-1-927485-63-7 List Price: $19.95 USD / $22.95 CAD HC

Baby Cakes

Theo Heras Illustrated by Renné Benoit Picture Book Ages 1–3 ISBN: 978-1-77278-030-7 List Price: $13.95 USD / $15.95 CAD HC

A Good Day for Ducks

Bad Pirate

A Good Trade

Bat Citizens: Defending the Ninjas of the Night

Jane Whittingham Illustrated by Noel Tuazon Picture Book for Children Ages 1–4 ISBN: 978-1-77278-061-1 List Price: $16.95 USD / $17.95 CAD Hardcover with padded cover

Alma Fullerton Illustrated by Karen Patkau Picture Book Ages 5+ ISBN: 978-0-9869495-9-3 List Price: $19.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC

A World of Kindness

Edited by Ann Featherstone Picture Book for Children Ages 3–7 ISBN: 978-1-77278-050-5 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket

A Year of Borrowed Men

Michelle Barker Illustrated by Renné Benoit Picture Book Ages 6+ ISBN: 978-1-927485-83-5 List Price: $18.95 USD / $21.95 CAD HC

A+ for Big Ben

Sarah Ellis Illustrated by Kim La Fave Board Book for Ages 2-5 ISBN: 978-1-927485-76-7 List Price: $9.95 USD / $9.95 CAD BB

Adrift at Sea: A Vietnamese Boy’s Story of Survival Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch with Tuan Ho Illustrated by Brian Deines Picture Book Ages 6+ ISBN: 978-1-77278-005-5 List Price: $18.95 USD / $22.95 CAD HC

All the World a Poem

Gilles Tibo Illustrated by Manon Gauthier Translated by Erin Woods Picture Book Ages 5+ ISBN: 978-1-77278-009-3 List Price: $16.95 USD / $16.95 CAD HC

Kari-Lynn Winters Illustrated by Dean Griffiths Picture Book Ages 5–8 ISBN: 978-1-927485-71-2 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC

Rob Laidlaw Juvenile Nonfiction Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-039-0 List Price: $18.95 USD / $22.95 CAD HC

Bear on the Homefront

Harry Endrulat / Stephanie Innes Illustrated by Brian Deines Picture Book Ages 5+ ISBN: 978-1-927485-13-2 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC

Before You Were Born

Deborah Kerbel Illustrated by Suzanne Del Rizzo Picture Book Ages 4–7 ISBN: 978-1-77278-082-6 List Price: $17.95 USD / $21.95 CAD HC

Ben and the Scaredy-Dog Sarah Ellis Illustrated by Kim La Fave Picture Book Ages 3–6 ISBN: 978-1-77278-044-4 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC

Ben Says Goodbye

Sarah Ellis Illustrated by Kim La Fave Picture Book Ages 3–6 ISBN: 978-1-927485-79-8 List Price: $16.95 USD / $18.95 CAD HC

Best Pirate

Kari-Lynn Winters Illustrated by Dean Griffiths Juvenile Nonfiction Ages 5–8 ISBN: 978-1-77278-019-2 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC

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The Castle in the Sea

Mardi McConnochie Juvenile Fiction Ages 9-12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-083-3 List Price: $17.95 USD / 19.95 CAD PB

Cat Champions: Caring for our Feline Friends

Rob Laidlaw Juvenile Nonfiction Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-1-927485-31-6 HC | 978-1-927485-54-5 PB List Price: $15.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC List Price: $11.95 USD / $14.95 CAD PB

Community Soup

Alma Fullerton Picture Book Ages 4–8 ISBN: 978-1-927485-27-9 HC | 978-1-77278-070-3 PB List Price: $19.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC List Price: $11.95 USD / $11.95 CAD PB

Dance of the Banished

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch Young Adult Fiction Ages 12+ ISBN: 978-1-927485-65-1 List Price: $12.95 USD / 15.95 CAD PB

Don’t Laugh at Giraffe

Rebecca Bender Picture Book Ages 4–7 ISBN: 978-0-9869495-6-2 List Price: $16.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC

Dragonfly Song

Wendy Orr Middle Grade Fiction Ages 10–14 ISBN: 978-1-77278-037-6 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC

Elephant Journey: The True Story of Three Zoo Elephants and their Rescue from Captivity Rob Laidlaw Illustrated by Brian Deines Picture Book Ages 6–9 ISBN: 978-1-927485-77-4 List Price: $19.95 USD / 22.95 CAD HC

Elliot

Julie Pearson Illustrated by Manon Gauthier Translated by Erin Woods Picture Book Ages 5–8 ISBN: 978-1-927485-85-9 List Price: $16.95 USD / $18.95 CAD HC

Evie Brooks in Central Park Showdown

Sheila Agnew Juvenile Fiction Ages 9–12 ISBN: 978-1-927485-93-4 HC / 978-1-927485-94-1 PB List Price: $15.95 USD / $17.95 CAD HC List Price: $9.95 USD / $12.95 CAD PB

Evie Brooks is Marooned in Manhattan Sheila Agnew Juvenile Fiction Ages 9–12 ISBN: 978-1-927485-87-3 HC | 978-1-927485-82-8 PB List Price: $15.95 USD / $17.95 CAD HC List Price: $9.95 USD / $12.95 CAD PB

The Flooded Earth

Mardi McConnochie Juvenile Cli-Fi Ages 9–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-049-9 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD

From One to Ten

Mies van Hout Picture Book Ages 1–4 ISBN: 978-1-77278-084-0 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC

French Toast

Kari-Lynn Winters Illustrated by François Thisdale Picture Book Ages 4–7 ISBN: 978-1-77278-006-2 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC

Giraffe and Bird

Rebecca Bender Picture Book Ages 4–7 ISBN: 978-1-77278-025-3 List Price: $17.95 CAD HC For U.S. edition, see Not Friends

Giraffe and Bird Together Again

Rebecca Bender Picture Book for Children Ages 4–7 ISBN: 978-1-77278-051-2 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket

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Giraffe Meets Bird

Rebecca Bender Picture Book Ages 2–5 ISBN: 978-1-927485-35-4 List Price: $15.95 USD / $18.95 CAD HC

Girl of the Southern Sea Michelle Kadarusman Middle Grade Fiction Ages 9–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-081-9 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC

Going for a Sea Bath

Andrée Poulin Illustrated by Anne-Claire Delisle Translated by Erin Woods Picture Book for Ages 4–7 ISBN: 978-1-927485-92-7 List Price: $14.95 USD / $17.95 CAD HC

Good Morning, Grumple

Victoria Allenby Illustrated by Manon Gauthier ISBN: 978-1-77278-014-7 List Price: $14.95 USD / $15.95 CAD HC

Good Pirate

Kari-Lynn Winters Illustrated by Dean Griffiths Picture Book Ages 5–8 ISBN: 978-1-927485-80-4 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 HC

Graffiti Knight

Karen Bass Young Adult Fiction Ages 12+ ISBN: 978-1-927485-53-8 List Price: $11.95 USD / $14.95 CAD PB

Hat On, Hat Off

Theo Heras Illustrated by Renné Benoit Picture Book Ages 1–3 ISBN: 978-1-927485-34-7 List Price: $13.95 USD / $15.95 CAD HC

The Hill

Karen Bass Young Adult Fiction Ages 12+ ISBN: 978-1-77278-002-4 List Price: $11.95 USD / 14.95 CAD PB

Hoogie in the Middle

Stephanie McLellan Illustrated by Dean Griffiths Picture Book Ages 3–7 ISBN: 978-1-927485-28-6 List Price: $14.95 USD / $17.95 CAD HC

How Do You Feel?

Rebecca Bender ISBN: 978-1-77278-013-0 Picture Book Ages 2–5 List Price: $15.95 USD / 16.95 CAD HC

In a Cloud of Dust

Alma Fullerton Illustrated by Brian Deines Picture Book Ages 4–8 ISBN: 978-1-927485-62-0 HC / 978-1-77278-000-0 PB List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC List Price: $8.95 USD / $10.95 CAD PB

Kiss, Kiss

Jennifer Couëlle Illustrated by Jacques Laplante Translated by Karen Simon Picture Book Ages 3–6 ISBN: 978-1-927485-86-6 List Price: $12.95 USD / $14.95 CAD HC

Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch Juvenile Nonfiction Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-0-9869495-1-7 List Price: $10.95 USD / $12.95 CAD PB

Little Fox, Lost

Nicole Snitselaar Illustrated by Alicia Padrón Translated by Erin Woods Picture Book Ages 3–6 ISBN: 978-1-77278-004-8 List Price: $15.95 USD / $16.95 CAD HC

Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess

Shari Green Juvenile Fiction Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-033-8 HC / 978-1-77278-017-8 PB List Price: $16.95 USD / $17.95 CAD HC List Price: $11.95 USD / $14.95 CAD PB

Missing Mike

Shari Green Juvenile Fiction Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-045-1 List Price: $16.95 USD / $19.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket

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Moon At Nine

Deborah Ellis Young Adult Fiction Ages 12+ ISBN: 978-1-927485-97-2 PB (This edition US only) List Price: $11.95 USD

Moon At Nine

Deborah Ellis Young Adult Fiction Ages 12+ ISBN: 978-1-927485-57-6 HC | 978-1-927485-59-0 PB List Price: $15.95 USD / 19.95 CAD HC List Price: $16.95 CAD PB (This edition Canada only)

My Beautiful Birds

Suzanne Del Rizzo Picture Book Ages 6–10 ISBN: 978-1-77278-010-9 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC

Nix Minus One

Jill MacLean Young Adult Fiction Ages 12+ ISBN: 978-1-927485-24-8 HC | 978-1-927485-25-5 PB List Price: $15.95 USD / 21.95 CAD HC List Price: $11.95 USD / $14.95 CAD PB

No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs Rob Laidlaw Juvenile Nonfiction Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-0-9869495-5-5 HC | 978-0-9869495-2-4 PB List Price: $15.95 USD / $21.95 CAD HC List Price: $11.95 USD / $14.95 CAD PB

Not Friends

Rebecca Bender Picture Book Ages 4–7 ISBN: 978-1-77278-026-0 List Price: $17.95 USD HC For Canadian edition, see Giraffe and Bird

Pencil: A Story with a Point Ann Ingalls Illustrated by Dean Griffiths Picture Book Ages 5–8 ISBN: 978-1-77278-047-5 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC

My Puppy Patch

Theo Heras
Illustrated by Alice Carter Picture Book Ages 3–6 ISBN: 978-1-77278-080-2 List Price: $16.95 USD / $18.95 CAD

Namesake

Sue MacLeod Young Adult Fiction Ages 12+ ISBN: 978-1-927485-29-3 List Price: $11.95 USD / $14.95 CAD PB

Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That Victoria Allenby Illustrated by Tara Anderson Picture Book Ages 2–6 | Board Book Ages 1–4 ISBN: 978-1-927485-52-1 HC | 978-1-927485-66-8 BB List Price: $15.95 CAD / $19.95 CAD HC List Price: $7.95 USD / $10.95 CAD BB

Next Round: A Young Athlete’s Journey to Gold

John Spray Juvenile Nonfiction Ages 10–14 ISBN: 978-1-77278-003-1 HC / 978-1-77278-001-7 PB List Price: $14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD HC List Price: $9.95 USD / $11.95 CAD PB

The Night Lion

Sanne Dufft Picture Book Ages 3–5 ISBN: 978-1-77278-041-3 List Price: $15.95 USD / $17.95 CAD HC

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Wallace Edwards Illustrated by Wallace Edwards Picture Book Ages 6–9 ISBN: 978-1927485-78-1 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC

One Step at a Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch Juvenile Nonfiction Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-1-927485-01-9 HC | 978-1-927485-02-6 PB List Price: $13.95 USD / 17.95 CAD HC List Price: $12.95 USD / $12.95 CAD PB

Our New Kittens

Theo Heras Illustrated by Alice Carter Picture Book Ages 3–6 ISBN: 978-1-77278-060-4 List Price: $15.95 USD / $17.95 CAD

Paula Knows What to Do Sanne Dufft Picture Book Ages 4–8 ISBN: 978-1-77278-068-0 List Price: $18.95 USD / $21.95 CAD HC

Peach Girl

Raymond Nakamura Illustrated by Rebecca Bender Picture Book Ages 5–8 ISBN: 978-1-927485-58-3 List Price: $19.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC

Victoria Allenby Illustrated by Tara Anderson Picture Book Ages 2–4 ISBN: 978-1-927485-96-5 List Price: $14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD HC

Penguin Days

Road Signs That Say West

Princess Pistachio

Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles

Sara Leach Illustrated by Rebecca Bender Illustrated Junior Novel Ages 7–10 ISBN: 978-1-77278-053-6 List Price: $15.95 USD / $17.95 CAD HC

Marie-Louise Gay Translated by Jacob Homel Early Chapter Book Ages 5–8 ISBN: 978-1-927485-69-9 List Price: $10.95 USD / $12.95 CAD HC

Princess Pistachio Treasury Once Upon a Line

Rhino Rumpus

Marie-Louise Gay Early Reader Treasury Ages 5–8 ISBN: 978-1-77278-048-2 List Price: $16.95 USD / $18.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket

Princess Pistachio and Maurice the Magnificent Marie-Louise Gay Early Chapter Book Ages 5–8 ISBN: 978-1-77278-021-5 List Price: $10.95 USD / $12.95 CAD HC

Princess Pistachio and the Pest Marie-Louise Gay Translated by Jacob Homel Early Chapter Book Ages 5–8 ISBN: 978-1-927485-73-6 List Price: $10.95 USD / $12.95 CAD HC

Queenie Quail Can't Keep Up Jane Whittingham Illustrated by Emma Pedersen Picture Book Ages 3–7 ISBN: 978-1-77278-067-3 List Price: $18.95 USD / $21.95 CAD HC

Revenge on the Fly

Sylvia McNicoll Juvenile Fiction Ages 8+ ISBN: 978-1-927485-56-9 List Price: $12.95 USD / $12.95 CAD PB

Sylvia Gunnery Young Adult Fiction Ages 12+ ISBN: 978-1-77278-023-9 List Price: $11.95 USD / $14.95 CAD PB

Shari Green Juvenile Fiction Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-007-9 List Price: $9.95 USD / $11.95 CAD PB

Sapphire the Great and the Meaning of Life Beverley Brenna Illustrated by Tara Anderson Juvenile Fiction Ages 7–11 ISBN: 978-1-77278-069-7 List Price: $16.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC

Sky Pig

Jan L. Coates Illustrated by Suzanne Del Rizzo Picture Book Ages 4–7 ISBN: 978-1-927485-98-9 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC

Skydiver: Saving the Fastest Bird in the World

Celia Godkin Picture Book Ages 6–9 ISBN: 978-1-927485-61-3 HC | 978-1-927485-89-7 PB List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC List Price: $8.95 USD / $10.95 CAD PB

Slug Days

Sara Leach Illustrated by Rebecca Bender Illustrated Junior Novel Ages 7–10 ISBN: 978-1-77278-022-2 List Price: $15.95 USD / $17.95 CAD HC

Small Things

Mel Tregonning Juvenile Fiction for Children Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-042-0 List Price: $21.95 USD / $24.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket

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The Stowaways

Meghan Marentette Illustrated by Dean Griffiths Juvenile Fiction Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-1-927485-33-0 HC | 978-1-927485-88-0 PB List Price: $15.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC List Price: $10.95 USD / $12.95 CAD PB

Sun Dog

Deborah Kerbel Illustrated by Suzanne Del Rizzo Picture Book Ages 4–7 ISBN: 978-1-77278-038-3 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC

Swallow’s Dance

Wendy Orr Juvenile Fiction ages 10–14 ISBN: 978-1-77278-062-8 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD

The Theory of Hummingbirds

Michelle Kadarusman Juvenile Fiction Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-027-7 HC / 978-1-77278-035-2 PB List Price: $15.95 USD / $17.95 CAD HC List Price: $9.95 USD / $11.95 CAD PB

Timo’s Garden

Victoria Allenby Illustrated by Dean Griffiths Early Chapter Book Ages 5–8 ISBN: 978-1-927485-84-2 List Price: $10.95 USD / $12.95 CAD HC

Timo Goes Camping

Victoria Allenby Illustrated by Dean Griffiths Early Chapter Book Ages 5–8 ISBN: 978-1-77278-040-6 List Price: $10.95 USD / $12.95 CAD HC

Timo’s Party

Victoria Allenby Illustrated by Dean Griffiths Early Chapter Book Ages 5–8 ISBN: 978-1-77278-008-6 List Price: $10.95 USD / $12.95 HC

Too Young to Escape: A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be Reunited With Her Family Van Ho Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch Juvenile Nonfiction Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-066-6 List Price: $16.95 USD / $18.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket

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Triceratops Stomp

Karen Patkau Picture Book Ages 3–5 ISBN: 978-1-77278-079-6 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC

True Blue

Deborah Ellis Young Adult Fiction Ages 12+ ISBN: 978-0-9869495-0-0 List Price: $11.95 USD / $14.95 CAD PB

Tweezle into Everything

Stephanie McLellan Illustrated by Dean Griffiths Picture Book Ages 3–7 ISBN: 978-1-927485-47-7 List Price: $14.95 USD / $17.95 CAD HC

Two Times a Traitor

Karen Bass Juvenile Fiction Ages 9–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-031-4 HC | 978-1-77278-024-6 PB List Price: $15.95 USD / $17.95 CAD HC List Price: $10.95 USD / $12.95 CAD PB

Uncertain Soldier

Karen Bass Young Adult Fiction Ages 12+ ISBN: 978-1-927485-72-9 List Price: $11.95 USD / $14.95 CAD PB

Under the Umbrella

Catherine Buquet Illustrated by Marion Arbona Translated by Erin Woods Picture Book Ages 4–8 ISBN: 978-1-77278-016-1 List Price: $16.95 USD / $18.95 CAD HC

Waiting for Sophie

Sarah Ellis Illustrated by Carmen Mok Early Chapter Book Ages 5–8 ISBN: 978-1-77278-020-8 List Price: $10.95 USD / $12.95 CAD HC

Water’s Children: Celebrating the Resource that Unites Us All Angèle Delaunois Illustrated by Gérard Frischeteau Translated by Erin Woods Picture Book Ages 4–8 ISBN: 978-1-77278-015-4 List Price: $16.95 USD / $18.95 CAD HC

When Emily Carr Met Woo Monica Kulling Illustrated by Dean Griffiths Picture Book Ages 5+ ISBN: 978-1-927485-40-8 List Price: $19.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC

When the Rain Comes

Alma Fullerton Illustrated by Kim La Fave Picture Book Ages 4–8 ISBN: 978-1-77278-012-3 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC

© Tara Anderson

Where’s Bunny?

Theo Heras Illustrated by Rennè Benoit Picture Book Ages 1–3 ISBN: 978-1-77278-043-7 List Price: $13.95 USD / $15.95 CAD HC

Wild One

Jane Whittingham Illustrated by Noel Tuazon Picture Book Ages 1–4 ISBN: 978-1-77278-036-9 List Price: $15.95 USD / $16.95 CAD HC

The Wolves Return: A New Beginning for Yellowstone National Park Celia Godkin Juvenile Nonfiction Ages 6–9 ISBN: 978-1-77278-011-6 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC

Woodrow at Sea

Wallace Edwards Picture Book Ages 3–5 ISBN: 978-1-77278-029-1 List Price: $16.95 USD / $17.95 CAD HC

Wash On!

Michèle Marineau Illustrated by Manon Gauthier Picture Book Ages 4–7 ISBN: 978-1-77278-018-5 List Price: $16.95 USD / $18.95 CAD HC

© Gabrielle Grimard

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