The top forthcoming books in Canadian libraries

January & February 2023 Adult List

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  1. Spare
    by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex
    Random House Canada
    Jan 10, 2023
    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Royalty
    Hardback

    Description

    It was one of the most searing images of the twentieth century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother’s coffin as the world watched in sorrow—and horror. As Princess Diana was laid to rest, billions wondered what Prince William and Prince Harry must be thinking and feeling—and how their lives would play out from that point on.

    For Harry, this is that story at last.

    Before losing his mother, twelve-year-old Prince Harry was known as the carefree one, the happy-go-lucky Spare to the more serious Heir. Grief changed everything. He struggled at school, struggled with anger, with loneliness—and, because he blamed the press for his mother’s death, he struggled to accept life in the spotlight.

    At twenty-one, he joined the British Army. The discipline gave him structure, and two combat tours made him a hero at home. But he soon felt more lost than ever, suffering from post-traumatic stress and prone to crippling panic attacks. Above all, he couldn’t find true love.

    Then he met Meghan. The world was swept away by the couple’s cinematic romance and rejoiced in their fairy-tale wedding. But from the beginning, Harry and Meghan were preyed upon by the press, subjected to waves of abuse, racism, and lies. Watching his wife suffer, their safety and mental health at risk, Harry saw no other way to prevent the tragedy of history repeating itself but to flee his mother country. Over the centuries, leaving the Royal Family was an act few had dared. The last to try, in fact, had been his mother. . . .

    For the first time, Prince Harry tells his own story, chronicling his journey with raw, unflinching honesty. A landmark publication, Spare is full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.
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  2. Someone Else's Shoes
    by Jojo Moyes
    Pamela Dorman Books
    Feb 07, 2023
    FICTION / Women
    Hardback

    Description

    “Very few authors have the power to make you laugh on one page and cry on the next. Moyes is one of them.” —The New York Times

    A story of mix-ups, mess-ups and making the most of second chances, this is the new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You and The Giver of Stars

    Who are you when you are forced to walk in someone else’s shoes?


    Nisha Cantor lives the globetrotting life of the seriously wealthy, until her husband announces a divorce and cuts her off. Nisha is determined to hang onto her glamorous life. But in the meantime, she must scramble to cope--she doesn’t even have the shoes she was, until a moment ago, standing in.

    That’s because Sam Kemp – in the bleakest point of her life – has accidentally taken Nisha’s gym bag. But Sam hardly has time to worry about a lost gym bag--she’s struggling to keep herself and her family afloat. When she tries on Nisha’s six-inch high Christian Louboutin red crocodile shoes, the resulting jolt of confidence that makes her realize something must change—and that thing is herself.

    Full of Jojo Moyes’ signature humor, brilliant storytelling, and warmth, Someone Else’s Shoes is a story about how just one little thing can suddenly change everything.
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  3. Encore in Death
    by J. D. Robb
    St. Martin's Press
    Feb 07, 2023
    FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
    Hardback

    Description

    The homicide cop with a passion for justice returns in the captivating crime thriller series by the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

    It was a glittering event full of A-listers, hosted by Eliza Lane and Brant Fitzhugh, a celebrity couple who’d conquered both Hollywood and Broadway. And now Eve Dallas has made her entrance—but not as a guest. After raising a toast, Fitzhugh fell to the floor and died, with physical symptoms pointing to cyanide, and the police have crashed the party.

    From all accounts, he wasn’t the kind of star who made enemies. Everyone loved him—even his ex-wife. And since the champagne cocktail that killed him was originally intended for Eliza, it’s possible she was the real target, with a recently fired assistant, a bitter rival, and an obsessed fan in the picture. With so many attendees, staff, and servers, Eve has her work cut out determining who committed murder in the middle of the crowd—and what was their motivation. As one who’s not fond of the spotlight herself, she dreads the media circus surrounding a case like this. All she wants is to figure out who’s truly innocent, and who’s only acting that way…

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  4. Without a Trace
    by Danielle Steel
    Delacorte Press
    Jan 03, 2023
    FICTION / Women
    Hardback

    Description

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel, a powerful story about fighting for a chance at happiness—whatever the cost.

    Charles Vincent seems to have it all—a beautiful wife, two successful children, and a well-paying career. Yet happiness remains out of reach. He is trapped in a loveless marriage and his job is simply a paycheck. But his life changes forever one night as he drives along the Normandy coast, heading to their lavish château for the weekend. In one terrifying moment, Charles falls asleep at the wheel and veers off the road, plunging thirty feet down the face of a rocky cliff.

    Miraculously, Charles survives. After gathering the courage to climb to safety, he starts to walk—bruised, bloody, and desperate for help. In the dark of night, he happens upon a cabin where he meets the kind and beautiful Aude Saint-Martin. They have an instant connection, and as she nurses him back to health, Charles begins to discover the passion he’s been missing for so many years.

    In the aftermath of the crash, Charles has a startling realization: He doesn’t have to go back. He could simply choose to disappear, to walk away from his old life. When his car is discovered, he’ll be presumed dead, washed away at sea. If he stays with Aude, he has a chance at a fuller, happier life that he didn’t know was possible. It all seems too good to resist. But Aude has secrets of her own, and before long their pasts catch up to them, threatening everything they have fought to build.

    What would happen if you were given a chance to walk away from everything in your life and start over with a blank slate, and you had a split second to decide? In Without a Trace, Danielle Steel tells an irresistible story of the risks two people are willing to take in exchange for a chance at the life they’ve always wanted.
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  5. Just the Nicest Couple
    by Mary Kubica
    Park Row
    Jan 10, 2023
    FICTION / Thrillers / Domestic
    Hardback

    Description

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    “Grabs you on the first page and doesn’t let go until you reach the end.” —Laura Dave, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Thing He Told Me


    A husband’s disappearance links two couples in this twisty thriller from master of suspense Mary Kubica

    Jake Hayes is missing. This much is certain. At first, his wife, Nina, thinks he is blowing off steam at a friend’s house after their heated fight the night before. But then a day goes by. Two days. Five. And Jake is still nowhere to be found.

    Lily Scott, Nina’s friend and coworker, thinks she may have been the last to see Jake before he went missing. After Lily confesses everything to her husband, Christian, the two decide that nobody can find out what happened leading up to Jake’s disappearance, especially not Nina. But Nina is out there looking for her husband, and she won’t stop until the truth is discovered.

    "Rich with detail and a mounting, almost suffocating sense of dread, Just the Nicest Couple is a dark and twisted exploration of loyalty, family, and how far we’ll go to protect the ones we love." —Andrea Bartz, New York Times bestselling author of We Were Never Here
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  6. Code Name Sapphire
    by Pam Jenoff
    Park Row
    Feb 07, 2023
    FICTION / Historical / World War II
    Hardback

    Description

    "A heart-wrenching exploration of the decisions women must make when their loyalties are put to the test.” –Sarah Penner, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Apothecary

    A woman must rescue her cousin's family from a train bound for Auschwitz in this riveting tale of bravery and resistance, from the bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris

    1942. Hannah Martel has narrowly escaped Nazi Germany after her fiancé was killed in a pogrom. When her ship bound for America is turned away at port, she has nowhere to go but to her cousin Lily, who lives with her family in Brussels. Fearful for her life, Hannah is desperate to get out of occupied Europe. But with no safe way to leave, she must return to the dangerous underground work she thought she had left behind.

    Seeking help, Hannah joins the Sapphire Line, a secret resistance network led by a mysterious woman named Micheline and her enigmatic brother Matteo. But when a grave mistake causes Lily’s family to be arrested and slated for deportation to Auschwitz, Hannah finds herself torn between her loyalties. How much is Hannah willing to sacrifice to save the people she loves?

    Inspired by incredible true stories of courage and sacrifice, Code Name Sapphire is a powerful novel about love, family and the unshakable resilience of women in even the hardest of times.

    Look for these other riveting novels by New York Times bestselling author, Pam Jenoff:
    • The Kommandant’s Girl
    • The Ambassador’s Daughter
    • The Diplomat’s Wife
    • The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach
    • The Orphan’s Tale
    • The Lost Girls of Paris
    • The Woman with the Blue Star
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  7. Exiles
    by Jane Harper
    Flatiron Books
    Jan 31, 2023
    FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Crime & Mystery
    Hardback

    Description

    FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AND AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR JANE HARPER COMES EXILES, A CAPTIVATING MYSTERY ABOUT A MISSING MOTHER

    "I love Jane Harper's Australia-based mysteries." —Stephen King

    “Once again Harper proves that she is peerless in creating an avalanche of suspense with intimate, character-driven set pieces...Harper’s legions of fans will exult in reading Exiles.”
    —David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author

    Federal Investigator Aaron Falk is on his way to a small town deep in Southern Australian wine country for the christening of an old friend's baby. But mystery follows him, even on vacation.

    This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of Kim Gillespie's disappearance. One year ago, at a busy town festival on a warm spring night, Kim safely tucked her sleeping baby into her stroller, then vanished into the crowd. No one has seen her since. When Kim's older daughter makes a plea for anyone with information about her missing mom to come forward, Falk and his old buddy Raco can't leave the case alone.

    As Falk soaks up life in the lush valley, he is welcomed into the tight-knit circle of Kim’s friends and loved ones. But the group may be more fractured than it seems. Between Falk’s closest friend, the missing mother, and a woman he’s drawn to, dark questions linger as long-ago truths begin to emerge. What would make a mother abandon her child? What happened to Kim Gillespie?

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  8. The House of Wolves
    by James Patterson
    Little, Brown and Company
    Jan 09, 2023
    FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
    Hardback

    Description

    Instant New York Times Bestseller!

    James Patterson and Mike Lupica are the thriller dream team! Jenny Wolf’s murdered father leaves her in charge of a billion-dollar empire—and a family more ruthless than Succession's Roys and Yellowstone’s Duttons.

    The Wolfs, the most powerful family in California, have a new head–thirty-six-year-old former high school teacher Jenny Wolf.

    That means Jenny now runs the prestigious San Francisco Tribune.

    She also controls the legendary pro football team, the Wolves.

    And she has a murdered father to avenge—if she can survive the killers all around her.

    An unforgettable family drama by two writers at the top of their craft.


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  9. Unnatural History
    by Jonathan Kellerman
    Ballantine Books
    Feb 07, 2023
    FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
    Hardback

    Description

    The most enduring detectives in American crime fiction are back in this electrifying thriller of art and brutality from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense.

    Los Angeles is a city of stark contrast, the palaces of the affluent coexisting uneasily with the hellholes of the mad and the needy. That shadow world and the violence it breeds draw brilliant psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis into an unsettling case of altruism gone wrong.

    On a superficially lovely morning, a woman shows up for work with her usual enthusiasm. She’s the newly hired personal assistant to a handsome, wealthy photographer and is ready to greet her boss with coffee and good cheer. Instead, she finds him slumped in bed, shot to death.

    The victim had recently received rave media attention for his latest project: images of homeless people in their personal “dream” situations, elaborately costumed and enacting unfulfilled fantasies. There are some, however, who view the whole thing as nothing more than crass exploitation, citing token payments and the victim’s avoidance of any long-term relationships with his subjects.

    Has disgruntlement blossomed into homicidal rage? Or do the roots of violence reach down to the victim’s family—a clan, sired by an elusive billionaire, that is bizarre in its own right?

    Then new murders arise, and Alex and Milo begin peeling back layer after layer of intrigue and complexity, culminating in one of the deadliest threats they’ve ever faced.
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  10. Sleep No More
    by Jayne Ann Krentz
    Berkley
    Jan 03, 2023
    FICTION / Romance / Suspense
    Hardback

    Description

    New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz returns with the first novel of the Lost Night Files, an exciting new romantic suspense trilogy about a night that changed three women forever—but that none of them can remember.

    Seven months ago, Pallas Llewellyn, Talia March, and Amelia Rivers were strangers, until their fateful stay at the Lucent Springs Hotel. An earthquake and a fire partially destroyed the hotel, but the women have no memory of their time there. Now close friends, the three women co-host a podcast called the Lost Night Files, where they investigate cold cases and hope to connect with others who may have had a similar experience to theirs—an experience that has somehow enhanced the psychic abilities already present in each woman.

    After receiving a tip for their podcast, Pallas travels to the small college town of Carnelian, California, to explore an abandoned asylum. Shaken by the dark energy she feels in the building, she is rushing out when she’s stopped by a dark figure—who turns out to be the women's mysterious tipster.

    Ambrose Drake is certain he’s a witness to a murder, but without a body, everyone thinks he’s having delusions caused by extreme sleep deprivation. But Ambrose is positive something terrible happened at the Carnelian Sleep Institute the night he was there. Unable to find proof on his own, he approaches Pallas for help, only for her to realize that Ambrose, too, has a lost night that he can’t remember—one that may be connected to Pallas. Pallas and Ambrose conduct their investigation using the podcast as a cover, and while the townsfolk are eager to share what they know, it turns out there are others who are not so happy about their questions—and someone is willing to kill to keep the truth from coming out.
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January & February 2023 Juvenile and Young Adult List

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  1. Chain of Thorns
    by Cassandra Clare
    Margaret K. McElderry Books
    Jan 31, 2023
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
    Hardback

    Description

    James and Cordelia must save London—and their marriage—in this thrilling and highly anticipated conclusion to the Last Hours series from the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare. Chain of Thorns is a Shadowhunters novel.

    All first edition hardcovers will include full-color reverse jacket art, ten black-and-white interior illustrations, and a bonus short story!

    Cordelia Carstairs has lost everything that matters to her. In only a few short weeks, she has seen her father murdered, her plans to become parabatai with her best friend, Lucie, destroyed, and her marriage to James Herondale crumble before her eyes. Even worse, she is now bound to an ancient demon, Lilith, stripping her of her power as a Shadowhunter.

    After fleeing to Paris with Matthew Fairchild, Cordelia hopes to forget her sorrows in the city’s glittering nightlife. But reality intrudes when shocking news comes from home: Tatiana Blackthorn has escaped the Adamant Citadel, and London is under new threat by the Prince of Hell, Belial.

    Cordelia returns to a London riven by chaos and dissent. The long-kept secret that Belial is James and Lucie’s grandfather has been revealed by an unexpected enemy, and the Herondales find themselves under suspicion of dealings with demons. Cordelia longs to protect James but is torn between a love for James she has long believed hopeless, and the possibility of a new life with Matthew. Nor can her friends help—ripped apart by their own secrets, they seem destined to face what is coming alone.

    For time is short, and Belial’s plan is about to crash into the Shadowhunters of London like a deadly wave, one that will separate Cordelia, Lucie, and the Merry Thieves from help of any kind. Left alone in a shadowy London, they must face Belial’s deadly army. If Cordelia and her friends are going to save their city—and their families—they will have to muster their courage, swallow their pride, and trust one another again. For if they fail, they may lose everything—even their souls.
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  2. The Raven's Revenge
    by Kevin Sands 'Canada'
    Aladdin
    Jan 17, 2023
    JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
    Hardback

    Description

    Christopher finally uncovers the Raven’s identity in this sixth novel of the award-winning Blackthorn Key series.

    The stakes are higher than ever when the Raven sets Christopher up for a horrible crime, leading him to be locked away in London’s most notorious prison. This terrible act is the first in a series of games the Raven plans to play with Christopher…games that are as dangerous as they are challenging.

    Once free from prison, Christopher, Tom, and Sally engage in a cat and mouse game with the Raven that takes them all over London. Can Christopher outwit the Raven one final time and finally unmask him? And what price might he have to pay to achieve that? This is the thrilling conclusion to the Blackthorn Key series that fans have been waiting for!
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  3. Peekaboo Rex!
    by Sandra Boynton
    Boynton Bookworks
    Jan 03, 2023
    JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
    Board book

    Description

    Join a T. rex who loves playing peekaboo in this surprising board book from bestselling and beloved Sandra Boynton!

    Follow a lovable T. rex throughout its day as it plays peekaboo with a tiny dinosaur friend. A story only Sandra Boynton could dream up, featuring two adorable dinos and every toddler’s favorite hide-and-seek activity, the ending showcases the ultimate game of peekaboo!

    Do you like games?
    Come look inside.
    PEEKABOO REX
    will try to hide…
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  4. How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Be Kind?
    by Jane Yolen
    Scholastic Press
    Jan 03, 2023
    JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
    Lexile measure AD500L
    Hardback

    Description

    Laugh out loud as our bestselling dinosaurs learn to be kind despite their sometimes mischievous antics.

    How does a dinosaur learn to be kind? Does he roar about everything that is on his mind?

    Does he wake up at midnight and make lots of noise? Does he take his big sister’s new shoes and her toys?

    NO!!!

    A dinosaur knows how to be very kind, always keep other folks firmly in mind.

    Being kind can be a little difficult, even for dinosaurs. But with a little practice and some heartfelt humor, our prehistoric pals can develop empathy and compassion for others. Join in the hilarity as the bestselling duo Jane Yolen and Mark Teague teach young readers and dinosaurs that being kind is important and cool!

    With over 24 million copies in print, each dino-mite How Do Dinosaurs...? book is a combination of hilarious situations and sing-song rhymes that show young children how to be more successful every day and in every way. The How Do Dinosaurs...? series will help children become confident readers while teaching them little life lessons. And as an added bonus, the names of each dinosaur are hidden on each page. Look for all the bestselling How Do Dinosaurs...? books by Jane Yolen with illustrations by Mark Teague.

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  5. Whale Done
    by Stuart Gibbs
    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
    Feb 21, 2023
    JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
    Hardback

    Description

    In the eighth novel in New York Times bestselling Stuart Gibbs’s FunJungle series, Teddy Fitzroy returns as FunJungle’s resident sleuth to find the culprits behind a blown-up whale and a string of beach sand thefts.

    After an escaped kangaroo starts a fire that burns down his house, Teddy Fitzroy accepts an invitation to go to Malibu with his girlfriend, Summer, and her mother, Kandace. He’s hoping to spend some time relaxing on the beach, but wherever Teddy goes, trouble isn’t far behind.

    First, a massive dead whale has washed up on the beach—and before anyone can determine what killed it, it explodes. Doc, the head vet from FunJungle, suspects something fishy is going on and ropes Teddy and Summer into helping him investigate.

    Then, Teddy stumbles upon yet another mystery involving tons of stolen sand. And the paparazzi start spreading rumors about Summer dating a celebrity, leading Teddy to question their relationship.

    Without Summer as his trusted partner, can Teddy navigate the rough waters of this glitzy world and uncover what’s going on?
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  6. Baby Boy, You Are a Star!
    by Andrea Pinkney
    Cartwheel Books
    Jan 03, 2023
    JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American & Black
    Board book

    Description

    New York Times bestselling and award-winning duo Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney create a joyful and beautiful ode to all bright brown baby boys -- the fifth title in our acclaimed Bright Brown Baby series!

    Baby boy. Precious boy. Yes! You’re a STAR!

    A joyful, poetic celebration and ode to all bright brown baby boys. With bouncing, rhythmic text from New York Times bestselling author Andrea Davis Pinkney and tender, charming illustrations from Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator Brian Pinkney, this tender affirmation is the perfect way to rejoice and teach your child that they truly are a star!

    This board book is part of the Bright Brown Baby publishing program, a celebration of Black and brown joy, babies, and families. And if you're looking for a gift-able picture book, be sure to also check out the beautiful picture book treasury, Bright Brown Baby, to read "Baby Boy, You’re a Star!" alongside four more poems. Just-right for new and expectant parents, baby showers, birthdays, graduations, and more! This is a perfect addition to every child's growing Bright Brown Baby bookshelf!

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  7. In Every Life
    by Marla Frazee
    Beach Lane Books
    Feb 07, 2023
    JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
    Hardback

    Description

    A simple and profound meditation on the many wonders of life from two-time Caldecott Honor recipient Marla Frazee.

    In every life, there is love and loss, hope and joy, wonder and mystery. With glowing art and spare, powerful text, Caldecott Honor–winning creator Marla Frazee celebrates the moments, feelings, and experiences, both big and small, that make up a life.
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  8. The Stolen Heir
    by Holly Black
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    Jan 03, 2023
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Romance
    Hardback

    Description

    An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller!

    An Instant #1 Indie Bestseller!

    Return to the opulent world of Elfhame, filled with intrigue, betrayal, and dangerous desires, with this first book of a captivating new duology from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black.


    A runaway queen. A reluctant prince. And a quest that may destroy them both.

    Eight years have passed since the Battle of the Serpent. But in the icy north, Lady Nore of the Court of Teeth has reclaimed the Ice Needle Citadel. There, she is using an ancient relic to create monsters of stick and snow who will do her bidding and exact her revenge.

    Suren, child queen of the Court of Teeth, and the one person with power over her mother, fled to the human world. There, she lives feral in the woods. Lonely, and still haunted by the merciless torments she endured in the Court of Teeth, she bides her time by releasing mortals from foolish bargains. She believes herself forgotten until the storm hag, Bogdana chases her through the night streets. Suren is saved by none other than Prince Oak, heir to Elfhame, to whom she was once promised in marriage and who she has resented for years.

    Now seventeen, Oak is charming, beautiful, and manipulative. He’s on a mission that will lead him into the north, and he wants Suren’s help. But if she agrees, it will mean guarding her heart against the boy she once knew and a prince she cannot trust, as well as confronting all the horrors she thought she left behind.

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  9. Little Chicks
    by Taro Gomi
    Children's
    Feb 28, 2023
    JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Birds
    Board book

    Description

    Taro Gomi's little chicks are on a big adventure—and when they arrive home again, their loving parents will be waiting to hear all about it!

    From the beloved author of Everyone Poops, a charming tale of three little chicks who are ready to explore the big, wide world together! Running in sunshine and in the rain, over grassy fields and past friendly neighbors, these chicks are as eager for adventure as they are to run back home into the arms of their caring parents at the end of a long day. Internationally beloved author-illustrator Taro Gomi takes the youngest of readers on a journey of adventure, discovery, and excitement, with a reassuring reminder that no matter how far they may roam, there is always love and support waiting for them at home.

    ENDEARING AND AFFIRMING MESSAGE: This sweet board book pairs an affirmation of young children's desires to explore with the reassurance of parental care and unconditional support that is always waiting in the wings.

    GO-TO GIFT FOR TODDLERS: Taro Gomi's simple yet stand-out illustrations make this engaging board book a must-have for toddlers. Just right as a new baby gift!

    PERFECT READ-ALOUD: A playful, accessible story tinged with sweetness offers ample opportunities for parent/child bonding, making this book a wonderful choice for a satisfying read-aloud experience.

    Perfect for:
    • Gift-givers seeking a sweet and engaging board book as a baby shower or birthday present
    • Perfect for fans of bestselling author-illustrator Taro Gomi’s board books, games, and playing cards
    • Parents, grandparents, caregivers, and storytime leaders who love sharing uplifting stories and vibrant art with babies, toddlers, and beginning readers
    • Great for including in an Easter basket or as a thoughtful springtime gift
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  10. Stillwater and Koo Save the World (A Stillwater and Friends Book)
    by Jon J Muth
    Scholastic Press
    Feb 07, 2023
    JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Values & Virtues
    Lexile measure AD490L
    Hardback

    Description

    Here is the first of four exciting new books for younger readers featuring the beloved Zen panda, Stillwater -- star of the Caldecott Honor Book and New York Times bestseller, Zen Shorts, and of the Peabody Award and three-time Emmy Award-winning Apple+ TV series.

    A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

    * “A stunning, tender testament to the idea that small acts of kindness, one by one, make a huge impact.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

    * “The resolution ‘each time you do something good, you save the world a little bit,’ is inspiring.” — Booklist, starred review

    * “…An intriguing, intimate-feeling peek into the pandas’ household…they show respect for each other, their surroundings, and all living beings, in an effort to take care of the world and each other.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

    Today feels full of opportunities! “What would you like to do?” Stillwater asks Koo.

    “Something important! Fix all the things that are wrong! Let us save the world,” says Koo (who always speaks in haiku).

    But this is a very big idea for a little panda.

    During the course of the day, Koo discovers that it’s the little acts of kindness that all add up to help make the world a better place.

    In a story brimming with love and light, Jon J Muth shows how we can all heal the world a little bit at a time — just the right message for now, and for always!

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