1. Sharon, Lois and Bram's Skinnamarink
    by Sharon Hampson 'Canada'
    Tundra Books
    Sep 03, 2019
    JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Music
    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient G
    Hardcover
    Sharon, Lois and Bram's Skinnamarink
    by Sharon Hampson 'Canada'
    Tundra Books
    Sep 03, 2019
    JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Music
    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient G
    Hardcover
    National bestseller

    Based on the classic folk song made famous by a beloved trio of children's entertainers, this picture book is best sung aloud! "Skinnamarink" is a timeless anthem of love and inclusion.


    What does "skinnamarink" mean? You may not find its definition in a dictionary, but the meaning is clear to the generations of children who sang along: friendship, happiness, sharing, community and, ultimately, love. This song has been sung in weddings and in classrooms. It can be fun and silly -- especially with the accompanying actions! And it has a way of bringing people together.

    Through Qin Leng's wonderfully imaginative illustrations, this delightful picture book tells the story of a community coming together. Young and old, from little mice to a big elephant, people and animals gather into a spontaneous parade as they follow the sound of music.

    Sharon, Lois and Bram formed as a trio of children's entertainers in Toronto in 1978 and went on to create two top-rated children's television shows, most notably The Elephant Show, and to release 21 full-length albums (many of which reached gold, platinum, double platinum and triple platinum). In 2018, Sharon and Bram celebrated their 40th anniversary and they continue to entertain children and share their message of love.
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  2. Guts
    by Raina Telgemeier
    Graphix
    Sep 17, 2019
    JUVENILE NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
    Paperback
    Guts
    by Raina Telgemeier
    Graphix
    Sep 17, 2019
    JUVENILE NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
    Paperback
    A true story from Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts!

    Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away... and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What's going on?

    Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face -- and conquer -- her fears.
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  3. The Stone Rainbow
    by Liane Shaw 'Canada'
    Second Story Press
    Sep 17, 2019
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / LGBT
    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient Z+, Lexile measure 760L
    Paperback
    The Stone Rainbow
    by Liane Shaw 'Canada'
    Second Story Press
    Sep 17, 2019
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / LGBT
    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient Z+, Lexile measure 760L
    Paperback
    Jack Pedersen is finding life complicated ever since he came out to his mom. Even though she’s been doing her best to understand, it’s obvious to Jack that his mom still wants to cry every time she says the word gay.

    Complications go into overdrive when a new student named Benjamin arrives at his high school, and Jack starts experiencing feelings he’s never allowed himself before. When a near tragedy turns life upside down, Jack realizes that it’s time to stop hiding and to stand up—for Pride, for Benjamin, and for himself.

    You can read more of Jack's story in Liane Shaw's previous book Caterpillars Can't Swim.
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  4. City of Ghosts #2: Tunnel of Bones
    by Victoria Schwab
    Scholastic Press
    Sep 03, 2019
    JUVENILE FICTION / Horror
    Hardcover
    City of Ghosts #2: Tunnel of Bones
    by Victoria Schwab
    Scholastic Press
    Sep 03, 2019
    JUVENILE FICTION / Horror
    Hardcover

    The thrilling sequel to Victoria Schwab's New York Times bestselling City of Ghosts!

    Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake . . . even more than usual.

    She (plus her ghost best friend, Jacob, of course) are in Paris, where Cass's parents are filming their TV show about the world's most haunted cities. Sure, it's fun eating croissants and seeing the Eiffel Tower, but there's true ghostly danger lurking beneath Paris, in the creepy underground Catacombs.

    When Cass accidentally awakens a frighteningly strong spirit, she must rely on her still-growing skills as a ghosthunter -- and turn to friends both old and new to help her unravel a mystery. But time is running out, and the spirit is only growing stronger.

    And if Cass fails, the force she's unleashed could haunt the city forever.

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Schwab returns to the spooky and heart-pounding world of City of Ghosts, delivering thrilling new adventures and an unforgettable spin on friendship. (Because sometimes, even psychic ghost best friends have secrets. . .)

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  5. The Tyrant's Tomb (The Trials of Apollo, Book Four)
    by Rick Riordan
    Disney-Hyperion
    Sep 24, 2019
    JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / Greek & Roman
    Hardcover
    The Tyrant's Tomb (The Trials of Apollo, Book Four)
    by Rick Riordan
    Disney-Hyperion
    Sep 24, 2019
    JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / Greek & Roman
    Hardcover
    It's not easy being Apollo, especially when you've been turned into a human and banished from Olympus. On his path to restoring five ancient oracles and reclaiming his godly powers, Apollo (aka Lester Papadopoulos) has faced both triumphs and tragedies. Now his journey takes him to Camp Jupiter in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the Roman demigods are preparing for a desperate last stand against the evil Triumvirate of Roman emperors. Hazel, Reyna, Frank, Tyson, Ella, and many other old friends will need Apollo's aid to survive the onslaught. Unfortunately, the answer to their salvation lies in the forgotten tomb of a Roman ruler . . . someone even worse than the emperors Apollo has already faced.
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  6. Birdsong
    by Julie Flett 'Canada'
    Greystone Kids
    Sep 30, 2019
    JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
    Hardcover
    Birdsong
    by Julie Flett 'Canada'
    Greystone Kids
    Sep 30, 2019
    JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
    Hardcover

    Finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award

    A Best Book of the Year in Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Horn Book, and CBC

    An American Indian Youth Literature Honor Title

    “Cree-Métis author/illustrator Julie Flett's smooth and lyrical words and gorgeous... images truly capture the warmth and solidarity of the female protagonists in this tender intergenerational friendship story.”
    The Horn Book

    When a young girl moves from the country to a small town, she feels lonely and out of place. But soon she meets an elderly woman next door, who shares her love of arts and crafts. Can the girl navigate the changing seasons and failing health of her new friend? Acclaimed author and artist Julie Flett’s textured images of birds, flowers, art, and landscapes bring vibrancy and warmth to this powerful story, which highlights the fulfillment of intergenerational relationships and shared passions.

    An activity guide is available at greystonebooks.com for FREE download. A brief glossary and pronunciation guide to Cree words that appear in the text is provided on the copyright page.

    “Cycling from spring to spring, [Julie Flett’s] subtle, sensitive story delicately traces filaments of growth and loss through intergenerational friendship, art making, and changing moons and seasons.”
    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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  7. The Black Mage
    by Daniel Barnes
    Oni Press
    Oct 29, 2019
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
    Paperback
    The Black Mage
    by Daniel Barnes
    Oni Press
    Oct 29, 2019
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
    Paperback
    Harry Potter meets Final Fantasy in this subversive original graphic novel where race, history and magic collide.

    When St. Ivory Academy, a historically white wizarding school, opens its doors to its first-ever black student, everyone believes that the wizarding community is finally taking its first crucial steps toward inclusivity. Or is it? When Tom Token, the beneficiary of the school's "Magical Minority Initiative," begins uncovering weird clues and receiving creepy texts on his phone, he and his friend, Lindsay, stumble into a conspiracy that dates all the way back to the American Civil War, and could cost Tom his very soul.
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  8. The Blue Road
    by Wayde Compton 'Canada'
    Arsenal Pulp Press
    Oct 01, 2019
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
    Paperback
    The Blue Road
    by Wayde Compton 'Canada'
    Arsenal Pulp Press
    Oct 01, 2019
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
    Paperback

    A Quill and Quire Best Book of the Year

    In this stunning graphic novel, Lacuna is a girl without a family, a past, or a proper home. She lives alone in a swamp made of ink, but with the help of Polaris, a will-o'-the-wisp, she embarks for the fabled Northern Kingdom, where she might find people like her. The only way to get there, though, is to travel the strange and dangerous Blue Road that stretches to the horizon like a mark upon a page. Along the way, Lacuna must overcome trials such as the twisted briars of the Thicket of Tickets and the intractable guard at the Rainbow Border. At the end of her treacherous journey, she reaches a city where memory and vision can be turned against you, in a world of dazzling beauty, divisive magic, and unlikely deliverance. Finally, Lacuna learns that leaving, arriving, returning - they're all just different words for the same thing: starting all over again.

    The Blue Road - the first graphic novel by acclaimed poet and prose writer Wayde Compton and illustrator April dela Noche Milne - explores the world from a migrant's perspective with dreamlike wonder.

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  9. The Kindness Book
    by Todd Parr
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    Oct 01, 2019
    JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Values & Virtues
    Hardcover
    The Kindness Book
    by Todd Parr
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    Oct 01, 2019
    JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Values & Virtues
    Hardcover
    Beloved and New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr uses his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity to explore the value and joy in being kind to others.

    With his trademark bright colors and bold lines, Todd Parr takes on a topic more important than ever: being kind to each other. This idea is both a perfect fit for Todd's cheerful, child-friendly positivity and incredibly close to Todd's own heart. No matter what other people choose to do, you can always choose to be kind -- and what a wonderful thing to be! Today's parents and teachers are looking for ways to instill empathy and kindness in children at a young age -- this book is the perfect introduction to a timely and timeless topic.
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  10. Five Minutes
    by Audrey Vernick
    G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
    Sep 17, 2019
    JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient L, Lexile measure 290L
    Hardcover
    Five Minutes
    by Audrey Vernick
    G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
    Sep 17, 2019
    JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient L, Lexile measure 290L
    Hardcover
    A one-of-a-kind, laugh-out-loud picture book, perfect for any kid who has ever begged or bemoaned, "Five more minutes?!"

    Families everywhere will recognize themselves in this clever, hilarious, and completely irresistible picture book. Five minutes is a lot of time... or is it? Well, it depends on what you're doing, of course! Follow one little boy and his family on a very busy day, as he discovers that sometimes five minutes feels like forever--like when you're finishing up at the dentist's office or waiting in line for the bathroom or in the backseat on a long car ride--and sometimes five minutes feels like no time at all--like when you're playing your favorite game or at the tippy top of a roller coaster or snuggling up with a book before bedtime.
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