1. Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives: A Graphic Novel (Cat Kid Comic Club #2): From the Creator of Dog Man (Library Edition)
    by Dav Pilkey
    Graphix
    Nov 30, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Humorous
    Lexile measure GN270L
    Hardcover
    Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives: A Graphic Novel (Cat Kid Comic Club #2): From the Creator of Dog Man (Library Edition)
    by Dav Pilkey
    Graphix
    Nov 30, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Humorous
    Lexile measure GN270L
    Hardcover
    Cat Kid Comic Club is back in session in this groundbreaking graphic novel narrative by Dav Pilkey, the worldwide bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of Dog Man.

    Flippy, Molly, Li'l Petey, and twenty-one baby frogs each have something to say. Naomi and Melvin don't see eye to eye and Poppy perceives the world differently than her siblings. Will the baby frogs figure out how to work together and appreciate one another's point of view -- both inside and outside the classroom?

    The shenanigans are nonstop and the baby frogs' minicomics are funny and full of heart. Creating stories within a story, author and illustrator Dav Pilkey uses a variety of techniques -- including acrylic paints, colored pencils, Japanese calligraphy, photography, collage, gouache, watercolors, and much more -- to portray each frog's perspective. The kaleidoscope of art styles, paired with Pilkey's trademark storytelling and humor, fosters creativity, collaboration, independence, and empathy. Readers of all ages will relish this joyful graphic novel adventure.

    View this title on BNC CataList
  2. Just Roll with It
    by Veronica Agarwal
    Random House Graphic
    Dec 14, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient W, Lexile measure GN370L
    Hardcover
    Just Roll with It
    by Veronica Agarwal
    Random House Graphic
    Dec 14, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient W, Lexile measure GN370L
    Hardcover
    Starting middle school is hard enough when you don't know anyone; it's even harder when you're shy. A contemporary middle-grade graphic novel for fans of Guts and Real Friends about how dealing with anxiety and OCD can affect everyday life.

    As long as Maggie rolls the right number, nothing can go wrong...right?

    Maggie just wants to get through her first year of middle school. But between finding the best after-school clubs, trying to make friends, and avoiding the rumored monster on school grounds, she’s having a tough time...so she might need a little help from her twenty-sided dice. But what happens if Maggie rolls the wrong number?

    A touching middle-grade graphic novel that explores the complexity of anxiety, OCD, and learning to trust yourself and the world around you.

    “A charming, compassionate story that’s sure to resonate with anyone who’s ever stayed up worrying.” —Gale Galligan, adaptor and illustrator of the Baby-Sitters Club graphic novel series
    View this title on BNC CataList
  3. Words to Make a Friend
    by Donna Jo Napoli
    Random House Studio
    Nov 09, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
    Hardcover
    Words to Make a Friend
    by Donna Jo Napoli
    Random House Studio
    Nov 09, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
    Hardcover
    A clever and innovative bilingual English/Japanese picture book about a Japanese girl and an American girl who prove you don't need to speak the same language to understand each other.

    When a young Japanese girl moves into her new house, she is happy to see a girl her age playing in the snow just outside her window. The only problem is the Japanese girl doesn't speak English and the American girl doesn't speak Japanese.

    How will these two girls have any fun at all? As it turns out, it's not that hard when both girls are looking for a friend! What starts with a simple "hello" and "konnichiwa" becomes a day filled with fun in the snow.

    Each girl's love of play, snow, and making a new friend transcends the need to speak the same language, and by using simple words in their own languages, along with a bit of charades, the girls find they have all they need to build a snow creature.

    An important book to show children that speaking the same language isn't a prerequisite to making a new friend.
    View this title on BNC CataList
  4. The Coldest Touch
    by Isabel Sterling
    Razorbill
    Dec 07, 2021
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / LGBTQ+
    Lexile measure HL680L
    Hardcover
    The Coldest Touch
    by Isabel Sterling
    Razorbill
    Dec 07, 2021
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / LGBTQ+
    Lexile measure HL680L
    Hardcover
    “Vampires going to high school, but make it queer. Sterling delivers a fresh, thoughtful take on beloved paranormal tropes with a delightfully bloody romance.” —Mara Fitzgerald, author of Beyond the Ruby Veil

    From the author of These Witches Don't Burn comes another paranormal romance for fans of Richelle Mead and Stephenie Meyer.

    Elise Beaumont is cursed. With every touch, she experiences exactly how her loved ones will die. And after her brother's death—a death she predicted but was unable to prevent—Elise is desperate to get rid of her terrible gift, no matter the cost.

    Claire Montgomery also has a unique relationship with death, mostly because she’s already dead. Technically, anyway. Claire is a vampire, and she's been assigned by the Veil to help Elise master her rare Death Oracle powers.

    At first, Elise is reluctant to work with a vampire, but when she predicts a teacher’s imminent murder, she's determined to stop the violent death, even if it means sacrificing her own future to secure Claire's help.

    The trouble is, Claire and Elise aren't the only paranormals in town—a killer is stalking the streets, and Claire can't seem to shake the pull she feels toward Elise, a romance that could upend the Veil’s mission. But as Elise and Claire grow closer, Elise begins to wonder—can she really trust someone tasked with securing her loyalty? Someone who could so easily kill her? Someone who might hold the key to unraveling her brother's mysterious death?
    View this title on BNC CataList
  5. Meet David Suzuki (Scholastic Canada Biography)
    by Elizabeth MacLeod 'Canada'
    Scholastic Canada
    Nov 02, 2021
    JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Canada / General
    Hardcover
    Meet David Suzuki (Scholastic Canada Biography)
    by Elizabeth MacLeod 'Canada'
    Scholastic Canada
    Nov 02, 2021
    JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Canada / General
    Hardcover

    Meet David Suzuki: scientist, educator, and environmental activist!

    The award-winning Scholastic Canada Biography series highlights the lives of remarkable Canadians whose achievements have inspired and changed the lives of those who followed.

    As a young boy, David Suzuki loved spending time in the glorious British Columbia outdoors with his father. The racist policies against Japanese Canadians during World War II put an abrupt end to that when David’s family was sent to a Japanese internment camp in 1942. After the war, the Suzuki family was forced to leave B.C., settling in Ontario. David immersed himself in learning, earning a PhD in zoology, becoming a professor, and eventually taking his love of science education into the public sphere with his shows on CBC radio and television. His connection to nature, commitment as a scientist, and media presence found David among the first to raise the alarm on how human behaviour is endangering all life on Earth. He has worked tirelessly to bring attention and, more importantly, offer solutions to this critical issue. Climate change is one of the most important issues of our time, and David Suzuki has led the charge in education and activism in Canada for decades.

    Written by award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod, this portrait of David Suzuki couples simple yet compelling writing with comic-flavoured illustrations by Mike Deas that help bring this fascinating story to life!

    View this title on BNC CataList
  6. You'll Be the Death of Me
    by Karen M. McManus
    Delacorte Press
    Nov 30, 2021
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Thrillers & Suspense / General
    Lexile measure HL750L
    Hardcover
    You'll Be the Death of Me
    by Karen M. McManus
    Delacorte Press
    Nov 30, 2021
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Thrillers & Suspense / General
    Lexile measure HL750L
    Hardcover
    INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of One of Us Is Lying comes a brand-new pulse-pounding thriller. It's Ferris Bueller's Day Off with murder when three old friends relive an epic ditch day, and it goes horribly—and fatally—wrong.

    Ivy, Mateo, and Cal used to be close. Now all they have in common is Carlton High and the beginning of a very bad day. Type A Ivy lost a student council election to the class clown, and now she has to face the school, humiliated. Heartthrob Mateo is burned out from working two jobs since his family’s business failed. And outsider Cal just got stood up . . . again.

    So when the three unexpectedly run into each other, they decide to avoid their problems by ditching. Just the three of them, like old times. Except they’ve barely left the parking lot before they run out of things to say. . .

    . . . until they spot another Carlton High student skipping school—and follow him to the scene of his own murder. In one chance move, their day turns from dull to deadly. And it’s about to get worse. It turns out Ivy, Mateo, and Cal still have some things in common...like a connection to the dead kid. And they’re all hiding something.

    Could it be that their chance reconnection wasn’t by chance after all?

    Fans of the hit thriller that started it all can watch the secrets of the Bayview Four be revealed in the One of Us is Lying TV series now streaming on NBC's Peacock!
    View this title on BNC CataList
  7. The Big Reveal
    by Jen Larsen 'Canada'
    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
    Dec 07, 2021
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Dating & Sex
    Hardcover
    The Big Reveal
    by Jen Larsen 'Canada'
    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
    Dec 07, 2021
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Dating & Sex
    Hardcover

    A dazzling YA novel about a girl who isn't afraid to be big and sexy and dance her heart out, and a discussion-provoking exploration of the mixed messages our society gives young women about their bodies and sexuality.

    Addie is a talented dancer, a true-blue friend, and a fat, fierce, and driven young woman. When she's accepted into the prestigious dance company of her dreams, she thinks nothing can bring her down—until she realizes she doesn't have enough money to go. Refusing to give up, Addie and her friends decide to put on a top-secret, invitation-only burlesque show to raise funds. But word soon gets out, and the slut- and body-shaming begin. Has Addie been resisting the patriarchy, or playing right into its hands?

    The Big Reveal asks hard-hitting feminist questions while reveling in some of life's greatest joys: chasing your passions, falling in love, and embracing yourself exactly as you are.

    View this title on BNC CataList
  8. Girl Giant and the Jade War
    by Van Hoang
    Roaring Brook Press
    Dec 07, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
    Hardcover
    Girl Giant and the Jade War
    by Van Hoang
    Roaring Brook Press
    Dec 07, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
    Hardcover

    In this sequel to Girl Giant and the Monkey King, Thom and her friends set off on a far flung adventure to save the Heavens and the Jade Emperor from certain destruction.

    Thom Ngoh thought the Monkey King was her friend—he taught her to control her super strength and to stand up for herself. But really he was just using her. He tricked her into stealing from the Heavens and releasing him from his 500-year prison. Now the Monkey King is waging a war against the Heavens and Thom must do everything in her power to fix the mess she made.

    Determined to prevent a war, Thom and her dragon friend Kha set off on an adventure across the Heavens to search for allies. But with the stakes higher than ever, the price for help may be more than Thom is willing to pay. . .

    This richly woven middle-grade fantasy series is full of humor, magic, and heart, and will appeal to readers who love Roshani Chokshi and Sayantani DasGupta.

    View this title on BNC CataList
  9. Our Violent Ends
    by Chloe Gong
    Margaret K. McElderry Books
    Nov 16, 2021
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Historical
    Lexile measure HL830L
    Hardcover
    Our Violent Ends
    by Chloe Gong
    Margaret K. McElderry Books
    Nov 16, 2021
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Historical
    Lexile measure HL830L
    Hardcover
    An instant #1 New York Times bestseller!

    Shanghai is under siege in this captivating and searingly romantic sequel to These Violent Delights, which New York Times bestselling author Natasha Ngan calls “deliciously dark.”

    The year is 1927, and Shanghai teeters on the edge of revolution.

    After sacrificing her relationship with Roma to protect him from the blood feud, Juliette has been a girl on a mission. One wrong move, and her cousin will step in to usurp her place as the Scarlet Gang’s heir. The only way to save the boy she loves from the wrath of the Scarlets is to have him want her dead for murdering his best friend in cold blood. If Juliette were actually guilty of the crime Roma believes she committed, his rejection might sting less.

    Roma is still reeling from Marshall’s death, and his cousin Benedikt will barely speak to him. Roma knows it’s his fault for letting the ruthless Juliette back into his life, and he’s determined to set things right—even if that means killing the girl he hates and loves with equal measure.

    Then a new monstrous danger emerges in the city, and though secrets keep them apart, Juliette must secure Roma’s cooperation if they are to end this threat once and for all. Shanghai is already at a boiling point: The Nationalists are marching in, whispers of civil war brew louder every day, and gangster rule faces complete annihilation. Roma and Juliette must put aside their differences to combat monsters and politics, but they aren’t prepared for the biggest threat of all: protecting their hearts from each other.
    View this title on BNC CataList
  10. Thunder and the Noise Storms
    by Jeffrey Ansloos 'Canada'
    Annick Press
    Nov 16, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Canada / Indigenous
    Guided Reading Level J, Lexile measure AD510L
    Hardcover
    Thunder and the Noise Storms
    by Jeffrey Ansloos 'Canada'
    Annick Press
    Nov 16, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Canada / Indigenous
    Guided Reading Level J, Lexile measure AD510L
    Hardcover

    A Nov/Dec Loan Stars Jr Top Ten Pick 2021!

    A Blue Spruce Award nominee 2021!

    When the world gets too loud and chaotic, a young boy’s grandfather helps him listen with wonder instead.

    Kids laughing, sneakers squeaking, balls bouncing—for Thunder, the sounds of the school day often brew into overwhelming noise storms. But when Thunder’s mosom asks him what he hears on an urban nature walk, Thunder starts to understand how sounds like bird wings flapping and rushing water can help him feel calm and connected. Gentle, inviting illustrations by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley emphasize Mosom’s lessons about the healing power of the world around us.

    View this title on BNC CataList

Sign up for our mailing list!

Sign up for top 10 lists, new eligible titles, exclusive contest announcements, and more. You can unsubscribe at any time.


Sign up!