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Why RU Still Here?

A Lillian Mystery

by Lynda Partridge & Dave Nicholson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 11 to 14
  • Grade: 6 to 9
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, mysteries & detective stories, ghost stories

This book continues the charming story of Lillian and Kokomis, the award-winning book about a complex and not-always-lovable foster kid who finds a sense of peace and belonging from a surprising spirit that returns her to traditional ways, legends, and Indigenous ways of knowledge. Why Are You Still Here? uncovers the mystery of ghosts and spirits …

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Thrive

A Novel

by Kenneth Oppel
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: environment, science fiction

The. Aliens. Are. Here. The heart-pounding conclusion to the Bloom trilogy, which began with the award-winning Bloom and continued with Hatch

First, the aliens’ plant life bloomed, then their terrifying creatures hatched, and now the aliens themselves have arrived on Earth for a final showdown. Alien-hybrids Anaya, Petra and Seth will have to push …

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Made in Korea

by Sarah Suk
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: romantic comedy, asian american, self-esteem & self-reliance

Frankly in Love meets Shark Tank in this feel-good romantic comedy about two entrepreneurial Korean American teens who butt heads—and maybe fall in love—while running competing Korean beauty businesses at their high school.

There’s nothing Valerie Kwon loves more than making a good sale. Together with her cousin Charlie, they run V&C K-BEAUTY …

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What the Dog Knows

by Sylvia McNicoll
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: dogs, time travel

Naomi’s dog Diesel returns from the afterlife with one mission — can he save her?

It’s Naomi’s worst summer ever. Her dog, Diesel, died. Dad lost his job. Mom and Dad split up. The family is broke, and Naomi is stuck babysitting when she planned to take swimming lessons.

Then Naomi’s sometime-friend Morgan convinces her to jump off a dock. …

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The Traitor's Blade

by Kevin Sands
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, europe

Christopher’s homecoming takes a sinister turn when a murderous conspiracy is uncovered in this fifth novel of the award-winning Blackthorn Key series.

Christopher, Tom, and Sally are back in London at last. Everyone is relieved at their return—the plague has ended, and the king, pleased with their service, offers a surprising reward. But troub …

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Ancient Mammals You Never Knew Lived in the Arctic

Inuktitut Edition

by Dana Hopkins, illustrated by Aaron Edzerza
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, zoology, dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures

What kinds of animals used to live in the Arctic? You might not think of camels, elephants, and lions, as Arctic animals, but the ancestors of these animals once roamed the North long ago. From giant camels to ancient hippos, cave lions, and more, learn all about these unexpected ancient Arctic mammals.

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Robert Moves to the City

Inuktitut Edition

by Caley Clements & Jessie Hale, illustrated by Jesus Lopez
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 11
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, new experience, friendship

Robert has a great group of friends in Kuugaapik. But when Robert and his mom move to a new community, everything changes. At first he is excited to explore what the bigger city has to offer, but soon he starts to miss his home and his friends. See how Robert navigates all the changes the move brings as he finds his place in his new home and balanc …

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Harvey Takes the Lead

by Colleen Nelson, illustrated by Tara Anderson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: dogs, self-esteem & self-reliance, adolescence, post-confederation (1867-)

The award-winning Harvey Stories are back with a new story of acceptance, understanding, and the loving comfort of everyone’s favourite Westie.

There’s nothing quite like the loving companionship of a loyal dog. When Harvey’s status as Brayside’s comfort dog comes into question, the elderly residents are quick to stand up for him.

Mr. Kowalsk …

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