1. Living With Viola
    by Rosena Fung 'Canada'
    Annick Press
    Nov 16, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
    Lexile measure HL310L, Guided Reading Level V
    Hardback
    Living With Viola
    by Rosena Fung 'Canada'
    Annick Press
    Nov 16, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
    Lexile measure HL310L, Guided Reading Level V
    Hardback

    “Unforgettable . . . will shake middle grade readers to the core.”—School Library Journal, starred review

    Beautifully illustrated, relatable, and genuine. —Molly Brooks, creator of Sanity & Tallulah

    “Everyone needs to buy this book now. Seriously. Buy it, read it, share it.”—Colleen Nelson, author and teacher

    Honest and funny, this award-winning graphic novel from a debut creator is a refreshingly real exploration of mental health, cultural differences, and the trials of middle school.

    Livy is already having trouble fitting in as the new girl at school—and then there’s Viola. Viola is Livy’s anxiety brought to life, a shadowy twin that only Livy can see or hear. Livy tries to push back against Viola’s relentless judgement, but nothing seems to work until she strikes up new friendships at school. Livy hopes that Viola’s days are numbered. But when tensions arise both at home and at school, Viola rears her head stronger than ever. Only when Livy learns how to ask for help and face her anxiety does she finally figure out living with Viola.

    Rosena Fung draws on her own early experiences with anxiety and the pressures of growing up as the child of Chinese immigrant parents to craft a charming, deeply personal story that combines the poignancy of Raina Telgemeier’s Guts with the wacky humor of Lumberjanes. Exuberant, colorful art brings Livy’s rich imaginative world—filled with everything from sentient dumplings to flying unicorns—to life on the page.

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  2. Julia's House Goes Home
    by Ben Hatke
    First Second
    Oct 19, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
    Hardback
    Julia's House Goes Home
    by Ben Hatke
    First Second
    Oct 19, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
    Hardback

    Julia and her house full of fantastic friends are on the move, from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Ben Hatke.

    Julia's flying house has come down to earth...and sprouted legs! Now it roams the landscape looking for the perfect spot to settle down. But just as Julia spots the Perfect Spot, off in the distance?her walking house trips! It tumbles down a steep mountain side, and Julia and her creatures are scattered across the hills while her runaway home continues rolling off on an adventure of its own. Now it's up to Julia to gather up her found family and track down her house, and maybe find that Perfect Spot once and for all.

    With surprises around every corner and new creatures galore, master storyteller Ben Hatke weaves a moving and satisfying final episode for Julia's House, completing the trilogy of three picture books.

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  3. Set Your Alarm, Sloth!: More Advice for Troubled Animals from Dr. Glider
    by Jess Keating 'Canada'
    Orchard Books
    Sep 28, 2021
    JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General
    Hardback
    Set Your Alarm, Sloth!: More Advice for Troubled Animals from Dr. Glider
    by Jess Keating 'Canada'
    Orchard Books
    Sep 28, 2021
    JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General
    Hardback
    Have fun learning about some odd but true animal facts with Dr. Sugar Glider and her patients!

    Zoë Zebra is troubled. Why do flies crash into her? A visit from Dr. Glider can solve the mystery. Our gliding doctor also helps a sloth stay awake, a sneezing iguana, a leaderless clownfish, a lovesick egret, and many more creatures with some peculiar problems.

    This hilarious and fun picture book by author and zoologist Jess Keating (Pink Is for Blobfish) and New York Times bestselling illustrator Pete Oswald (The Couch Potato) is packed with entertaining animal stories and unbelievable true facts on every page that are sure to fascinate curious young readers. Scientific vocabulary appears throughout each medical adventure, and there's a glossary and a list of species at the end.

    And for more laughter and nonfiction fun, read about the weird but true problems among Dr. Glider's first group of patients in Eat Your Rocks, Croc!

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  4. Within These Wicked Walls
    by Lauren Blackwood
    Wednesday Books
    Oct 19, 2021
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Historical
    Hardback
    Within These Wicked Walls
    by Lauren Blackwood
    Wednesday Books
    Oct 19, 2021
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Historical
    Hardback

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
    REESE'S BOOK CLUB FALL 2021 YA PICK

    "Lauren Blackwood?s can?t-miss debut is a magical, Ethiopian-inspired remix of Jane Eyre." -
    Harper's Bazaar

    What the heart desires, the house destroys...

    Andromeda is a debtera?an exorcist hired to cleanse households of the Evil Eye. She would be hired, that is, if her mentor hadn?t thrown her out before she could earn her license. Now her only hope of steady work is to find a Patron?a rich, well-connected individual who will vouch for her abilities.

    When a handsome young heir named Magnus Rochester reaches out to hire her, she takes the job without question. Never mind that he?s rude and demanding and eccentric, that the contract comes with a number of outlandish rules? and that almost a dozen debtera had quit before her. If Andromeda wants to earn a living, she has no choice.

    But she quickly realizes this is a job like no other, with horrifying manifestations at every turn, and that Magnus is hiding far more than she has been trained for. Death is the most likely outcome if she stays, the reason every debtera before her quit. But leaving Magnus to live out his curse alone isn?t an option because?heaven help her?she?s fallen for him.

    Stunningly romantic, Lauren Blackwood's heartstopping debut, Within These Wicked Walls, ushers in an exciting new fantasy voice.

    "An intricate magic system, a grimly humorous Black heroine, AND a heart-thumping romance? This book leaves nothing wanting." - Jordan Ifueko, New York Times bestselling author of Raybearer

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  5. Unicorn Night
    by Diana Murray
    Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
    Sep 07, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical
    Hardback
    Unicorn Night
    by Diana Murray
    Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
    Sep 07, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical
    Hardback

    Hooray! Hooray! It's Unicorn Night! Thelma the Unicorn meets Uni the Unicorn in this rainbow-packed book guaranteed for bedtime fun! This clever, colorful, and over-the-top picture book about unicorns and unique-corns is a MUST for all unicorn lovers!

    Unicorns love to prance and dance the day away. But it's exhausting! Now it's time for unicorns to brush their manes, fluff their pillows, and sing the unicorn lullaby in this companion to the best-selling Unicorn Day.

    Fuzzy jammies, flower beds,

    Sweet dreams swirling in our heads,

    Neigh, neigh, neigh,

    Played all day,

    Time to sleep the night away!

    The Perfect gift if you're looking for:

    • A fun-filled bedtime story
    • Colorful, beautiful animal stories
    • Children's books about unicorns
    • Unicorn gifts for little girls and boys
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  6. There’s a Ghost in this House
    by Oliver Jeffers
    HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
    Oct 05, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams
    Hardback
    There’s a Ghost in this House
    by Oliver Jeffers
    HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
    Oct 05, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams
    Hardback

    A captivating new picture book with interactive transparent pages, from world-renowned artist Oliver Jeffers.

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  7. Santa Jaws
    by Bridget Heos
    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
    Oct 26, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
    Hardback
    Santa Jaws
    by Bridget Heos
    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
    Oct 26, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
    Hardback

    While kids write notes to Santa Claus, / Sharks line up for Santa Jaws. / They tell him all their Christmas wishes. / Santa thinks they sound delicious!

    With bouncy, delightful rhymes, Bridget Heos' Santa Jaws celebrates Christmas under the sea. Every year, Santa Jaws delivers presents to his fellow sharks, spreading cheer wherever he goes. Elfin sharks make toys, horn sharks trim the Christmas kelp, and cookiecutter sharks make sure Santa doesn't go hungry. Get ready for a ride on Santa's sled (pulled, of course, by hammerheads) in this joyful holiday tale!

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  8. Hunting by Stars
    by Cherie Dimaline 'Canada'
    Penguin Teen Canada
    Oct 19, 2021
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Dystopian
    Paperback / softback
    Hunting by Stars
    by Cherie Dimaline 'Canada'
    Penguin Teen Canada
    Oct 19, 2021
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Dystopian
    Paperback / softback
    NATIONAL BESTSELLER

    The thrilling follow-up to the bestselling, award-winning novel The Marrow Thieves, about a dystopian world where the Indigenous people of North America are being hunted for their bone marrow and ability to dream.


    Years ago, when plagues and natural disasters killed millions of people, much of the world stopped dreaming. Without dreams, people are haunted, sick, mad, unable to rebuild. The government soon finds that the Indigenous people of North America have retained their dreams, an ability rumored to be housed in the very marrow of their bones. Soon, residential schools pop up—or are re-opened—across the land to bring in the dreamers and harvest their dreams.

    Seventeen-year-old French lost his family to these schools and has spent the years since heading north with his new found family: a group of other dreamers, who, like him, are trying to build and thrive as a community. But then French wakes up in a pitch-black room, locked in and alone for the first time in years, and he knows immediately where he is—and what it will take to escape.

    Meanwhile, out in the world, his found family searches for him and dodges new dangers—school Recruiters, a blood cult, even the land itself. When their paths finally collide, French must decide how far he is willing to go—and how many loved ones is he willing to betray—in order to survive. This engrossing, action-packed, deftly-drawn novel expands on the world of Cherie Dimaline’s award-winning The Marrow Thieves, and it will haunt readers long after they’ve turned the final page.
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  9. Chaiwala!
    by Priti Birla Maheshwari 'Canada'
    Owlkids
    Oct 15, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Cooking & Food
    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient J, Reading Recovery Level 18, Lexile measure AD550L
    Hardback
    Chaiwala!
    by Priti Birla Maheshwari 'Canada'
    Owlkids
    Oct 15, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Cooking & Food
    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient J, Reading Recovery Level 18, Lexile measure AD550L
    Hardback

    A sensory celebration of family, food, and culture


    When their train makes a 10-minute stop at the station in Jaipur, a young girl and her mother hurry to get in line for a cup of chai. While the girl waits for her mug of milky spiced tea, readers are treated to the sights, sounds, and smells of the Chaiwala’s cart. The aroma of ginger, cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon sticks swirls in the air. Tea leaves rustle, milk bubbles, and the hot drink is poured back and forth until—clink!—the cups are filled and placed on the stand. With a biscuit and a rusk added to their order, it’s time to find a spot to sit and enjoy!


    Inspired by the author’s childhood visits to India, Chaiwala! celebrates the pleasures of taking time for food, family, and tradition—even for a brief moment. Illustrated in lively cut-paper collages and filled with scrumptious sensory details, this book is just like a cup of chai—warm, comforting, and good to the last drop.

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  10. The Wolf Mother
    by Hetxw’ms Gyetxw Brett D. Huson 'Canada'
    HighWater Press
    Sep 28, 2021
    JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient S, Lexile measure 950L
    Hardback
    The Wolf Mother
    by Hetxw’ms Gyetxw Brett D. Huson 'Canada'
    HighWater Press
    Sep 28, 2021
    JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient S, Lexile measure 950L
    Hardback

    Follow along as award-winning author Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson) introduces young readers to a pack of grey wolves. New pups have just begun to open their eyes, one of which is a striking black female. Every day, her ears grow larger, her eyesight gets sharper, and her legs stretch farther. As she learns to hunt, play, and run with her pack, instinct pulls her to explore beyond her home territory. Will the young wolf’s bold spirit help her find a new pack of her very own?

    Learn about the life cycle of these magnificent canines, the traditions of the Gitxsan, and how grey wolves contribute to the health of their entire ecosystem.

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