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    Series: Eva Evergreen
    Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch Julie Abe
    9780316493888 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic Grade (US) from 3 - 7, Reading age from 8 - 12 On Sale Date: August 04, 2020
    $22.99 CAD Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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      A young witch must pass a coming-of-age quest or risk losing her magic forever in this enchanting fantasy -- perfect for fans of Kiki's Delivery Service and Aru Shah and the End of Time.

      Sometimes all you need is a pinch of magic...

      Eva Evergreen is determined to earn the rank of Novice Witch before her thirteenth birthday. If she doesn't, she'll lose her magic forever. For most young witches and wizards, it's a simple enough test:

      One: Help your town, do good all around.
      Two: Live there for one moon, don't leave too soon.
      Three: Fly home by broomstick, the easiest of tricks.

      The only problem? Eva only has a pinch of magic. She summons heads of cabbage instead of flowers and gets a sunburn instead of calling down rain. And to add insult to injury, whenever she overuses her magic, she falls asleep.

      When she lands in the tranquil coastal town of Auteri, the residents expect a powerful witch, not a semi-magical girl. So Eva comes up with a plan: set up a magical repair shop to aid Auteri and prove she's worthy. She may have more blood than magic, but her "semi-magical fixes" repair the lives of the townspeople in ways they never could have imagined. Only, Eva's bit of magic may not be enough when the biggest magical storm in history threatens the town she's grown to love. Eva must conjure up all of the magic, bravery, and cleverness she can muster or Auteri and her dreams of becoming a witch will wash away with the storm.
      Bio
      Julie Abe has lived in Silicon Valley, spent many humid summers in Japan, and currently basks in the sunshine of Southern California with never enough books or tea, where she creates stories about magical adventures. Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch is her debut novel. Visit her online at www.julieabebooks.com.
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      Praise for Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch:
      "Eva Evergreen's journey unfurled before my eyes like a Miyazaki film, lush and mesmerizing. I cheered for Eva every step of the way, and hope to get to spend time with her on the next leg of her journey. (And I really want a flamefox!)"— Debbi Michiko Florence, author of the Jasmine Toguchi series and Keep It Together, Keiko Carter
      "Eva Evergreen shines in this high-flying, page-turning, and wonderfully heartwarming adventure! Readers will cheer as Eva discovers that friendship, community, and courage have a special magic of their own."— Temre Beltz, author of The Tragical Tale of Birdie Bloom
      "Magical. Reading along as Eva tries her hardest to do good with the gifts she has-no matter how small-is inspiring and wondrous. Friendship, family, and flamefoxes! A magical story with the most relatable hero ever. Following Eva's story is truly a joy."—Sean Easley, author of The Hotel Between
      "I read this with a smile on my face. Abe's debut is whimsical and enchanting, with a heartwarming story of family and friendship at its core. Magic wands and flamefoxes abound, and readers of all ages will fall in love with Eva's bravery and determination. A delightful fantasy--I finished wishing I could grab a broomstick and fly into Eva's world!"—Elizabeth Lim, author of Spin the Dawn
      "Eva Evergreen sparkles with magical whimsy that will remind readers of Kiki's Delivery Service! With a delightful cast of characters, Abe creates a rich world filled with intrigue, friendship, and of course magic. Eva is a charming, sometimes bumbling, but always well-intentioned Novice Witch who will have readers rooting for her from page one!"—Kat Cho, author of Wicked Fox
      "Julie Abe has created an intriguing, flawed character..."—School Library Connection
      *"Abe creates a dazzling, magical world with well-developed characters, relationships, and challenges....Bewitching-a must-read for fantasy lovers."—Kirkus, starred review
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    Old Man and the Penguin, The A True Story of True Friendship Julie Abery, Pierre Pratt Canada
    9781525302084 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date: October 06, 2020
    $19.99 CAD 8.25 x 11 x 0.38 in | 0.96 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 36 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      Told in rhyming verse, this is the touching true story of an oil-soaked penguin, the man who rescues him and an unlikely friendship. João hears “a sorry screech” as he walks along the shore near his home. It's from a penguin, whose feathers are soaked in oil. Barely moving on the sand, too tired to swim, too weak to stand ... João must save this little guy. Without his help, he'll surely die. João takes the penguin home. He cleans him, feeds him and nurses him slowly back to health --- and the pair develop a special bond. When the penguin is fully recovered, João knows it's time to return him to the wild where he belongs. But the penguin has other ideas ... Told in rhyming verse, this heartwarming picture book tells the true story of João Pereira de Souza of Brazil, who cared for a Magellanic penguin that had been caught in an oil spill. When João tried to release him back to the wild, the penguin returned to João's home and stayed for months. The penguin, named Dindim by João, did eventually leave, but he now returns to visit his friend for five months of every year. A charming read-aloud showcasing a tender relationship between an animal and human, this book also promotes environmental awareness and stewardship, and explains how human activities often threaten wildlife. Author Julie Abery includes information about João and the penguin, how wildlife is affected by oil spills every year, and what to do if you find wildlife in distress. The lively art by award-winning Pierre Pratt brings a touching sweetness and emotional depth to the story. There are character education lessons here on empathy, kindness and caring.
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      Julie Abery is a children's author and early childhood educator. Originally from England, she has spent half of her life living in Europe, immersing herself in new languages and cultures. She currently lives in Switzerland.

      Pierre Pratt is an internationally acclaimed illustrator of over fifty books for children. Pierre's honors include three Governor General's Awards for Illustration and a prestigious Golden Apple Award. He divides his time between Lisbon, Portugal, and Montreal, Canada.

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    Series: Izzy
    Izzy in the Doghouse Caroline Adderson Canada, Kelly Collier Canada
    9781771387323 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 6 - 9, Grade (US) from 1 - 4 On Sale Date: October 06, 2020
    $16.99 CAD 5.5 x 7.25 x 0.8 in | 0.77 lb | 168 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      From the author of the Jasper John Dooley series comes a new lovable character: Isabel! The first title in this early chapter book series tells us why Isabel just has, has, has to get a dog! Isabel and Zoë are favorite friends --- most of the time. They have side-by-side cubbies at school. They never take off their friendship bracelets. And they make each other laugh like nobody else. But some of the time, Isabel isn't Zoë's favorite friend at all. Because some of the time, the fun things they do end in a no-fun way. Like how they've been sent to the principal's office because of Isabel's shenanigans with some kindergartners. Now Zoë is mad at Isabel, and Isabel is miserable. Isabel is trying everything to win her friend back. Will getting a new puppy help Isabel mend her friendship with Zoë? In this first title of the chapter book series for emerging readers, author Caroline Adderson introduces the inimitable Isabel and how she came to have her lovable dog, Rollo. Short chapters, spot-on humor and engaging illustrations on every spread make this series a perfect pick for both independent reading and read-alouds. Highly entertaining and fun, it also showcases the personal growth and development of the main character, while touching on subjects of interest to elementary-age children: relationships with friends, the responsibilities of having pets and family situations of all kinds, including how Isabel, who lives with her single mother and a nanny, loves the story of her adoption (and its similarities to their adoption of the dog).
      Bio
      Caroline Adderson is the author of numerous books for children and adults, including the Jasper John Dooley series. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband, her son and her dog.

      Kelly Collier has been drawing since she was little and studied Illustration in college. Kelly lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and their dog.

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    It Happened on Sweet Street Caroline Adderson Canada, Stephane Jorisch
    9781101918852 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Cooking & Food Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3 On Sale Date: July 07, 2020
    $21.99 CAD 9.38 x 9.38 x 0.43 in | 0.99 lb | 44 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Tundra Books
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      Cakes, cookies or pie? A rivalry among local bakers is the basis for this deliciously sweet, madcap picture book.

      Monsieur Oliphant’s cake shop, the only bakery game in town, has long had customers lining up outside its door for Oliphant’s delicious jelly rolls and marvelous wedding cakes…until the day cookie concocter Mademoiselle Fée takes over the old shoemaker’s shop. And it isn’t long before the divine piemaker Madame Clotilde soon moves into the old bric-a-brac shop. Three different bakers all trying to outclass one another means their little cul-de-sac is packed with customers every day and night, so, one morning, when everyone is bumpling and jostling each other with their cakes, cookies and pies, a food disaster—a massacre of cream, a devastation of crumbs—is inevitable! Only one little girl has the drive (or appetite?) to find a solution, but can it last? This madcap tale of frenzied cooks and zany eats (and one very lucky town) will delight readers with a sweet tooth of any age!
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      CAROLINE ADDERSON was born and raised in Alberta and now lives in Vancouver with her husband, son and Jack Russell terrier Mickey. She earned a Bachelor of Education with a concentration in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and spent the next ten years working as an ESL teacher. She now teaches at Simon Fraser University and writes for both children and adults. Her books for kids are frequently featured on Canadian award lists, including the Tree Awards, the Chocolate Lily Awards and the CCBC and OLA Best Bets, and her titles include the Jasper John Dooley series, the Bruno series, A Simple Case of Angels, Norman, Speak!, Eat, Leo! Eat! and I Love You One to Ten. Her works for adults have been awarded numerous prizes, including the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, two Commonwealth Writers’ Prizes, the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Rogers’ Trust Fiction Prize.

      Author Residence: Vancouver, British Columbia

      Author Hometown: Sherwood Park, Alberta

      STÉPHANE JORISCH is a Canadian children's book illustrator who has written and/or illustrated more than 80 children's books in English and French. Stéphane's first book, Oma's Quilt, won the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award and was shortlisted for the Blue Spruce Award. He has also illustrated Michael Kaplan's Betty Bunny series. Stéphane's work in illustrated versions of Lewis Carroll's The Jabberwocky and Edward Lear's The Owl and the Pussycat have both won the Governor General's Awards for Illustration, and he was awarded the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award for Un cadeau pour Sophie. In addition to his books for young people, Stéphane Jorisch also illustrates for magazines and has created designs for the renowned Cirque de Soleil. Stéphane lives in Montreal with his partner and their family.

      Illustrator Residence: Montreal, Quebec

      Illustrator Hometown: Brussels, Belgium
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        Author Website: www.carolineaddersonkids.com
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      “This delectable book is a useful purchase for libraries looking for titles that foster discussion about competition and inclusion.” —School Library Journal 

       “Readers will become quickly invested in the escalating events on Sweet Street and the story’s carnivalesque atmosphere." —Booklist
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    The Dream Weaver Reina Luz Alegre
    9781534462311 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7, Reading age from 8 - 12 Publication Date: June 23, 2020
    $23.99 CAD 139.7 x 209.55 x 25.4 mm | 0.8 lb | 272 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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      Twelve-year-old Zoey navigates the tricky waters of friendship while looking for a way to save her grandfather’s struggling business in this heartwarming, coming-of-age debut novel perfect for fans of Kristi Wientge, Donna Gephart, and Meg Medina.

      Zoey comes from a family of dreamers. From start-up companies to selling motorcycles, her dad is constantly chasing jobs that never seem to work out. As for Zoey, she’s willing to go along with whatever grand plans her dad dreams up—even if it means never staying in one place long enough to make real friends. Her family being together is all that matters to her.

      So Zoey’s world is turned upside down when Dad announces that he’s heading to a new job in New York City without her. Instead, Zoey and her older brother, José, will stay with their Poppy at the Jersey Shore. At first, Zoey feels as lost and alone as she did after her mami died. But soon she’s distracted by an even bigger problem: the bowling alley that Poppy has owned for decades is in danger of closing!

      After befriending a group of kids practicing for a summer bowling tournament, Zoey hatches a grand plan of her own to save the bowling alley. It seems like she’s found the perfect way to weave everyone’s dreams together...until unexpected events turn Zoey’s plan into one giant nightmare. Now, with her new friends counting on her and her family’s happiness hanging in the balance, Zoey will have to decide what her dream is—and how hard she’s willing to fight for it.
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      Reina Luz Alegre lives in the Miami area with her family. She’s dreamed of becoming an author since the second grade, and grew up to work on various other professional dreams—including as a freelance journalist and lawyer—before debuting her first novel, The Dream Weaver. When she’s not writing, Reina loves to read, sing, and salivate over baking shows. Follow her on Twitter at @ReinaLuzAlegre.
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      “Dreams need time and freedom to grow and change. This is what stuck with me the most as I watched Zoey struggle to find her voice. Zoey is processing her own losses while trying to navigate her father’s dreams, her brother’s plans, and her grandfather’s grief. My twelve-year- old self would have loved a friend like her. When one girl’s voice gets louder, we all get stronger. Go Zoey!”
      "Charming, vivid, and emotionally real, Zoey’s story will capture your heart! Deploying her can-do attitude and resourcefulness, Zoey discovers that her own dreams are worth striving for and that reconnecting with her past might be the best way to brighten her future. On the Jersey Shore, Zoey reawakens to her heritage and the memory of her mother, while also trying to make new friends. Past and future collide as her brother packs for college, her father takes a new job, and her grandfather’s bowling alley drifts into decay. As Zoey tries to find her footing, she takes a risk on a project that could affect Poppy’s bowling alley forever. Flavorful details, a quick-moving plot, and psychological depth bring this Cuban-American family to life. A treasure for any library."
      “Brimming with heart and humor, Reina Luz Alegre’s THE DREAM WEAVER is a tender story about belonging, friendship, and finding the courage to fight for your dreams. Lovely and empowering.”
      “A wonderful debut by Reina Luz Alegre! Told in clean and engaging prose, this story will thread readers through one girl’s coming of age as she struggles to keep together her fragmented family, each holding their dreams close, while contending with a longing to connect to lost traditions without her mother, and finding what will make her feel truly at home. A heartwarming book about growing up, growing friendships, growing the bonds of family and culture, and growing dreams of your own.”
      "A debut full of complicated families, complicated friendships, and the complicated and awkward experiences of growing up (including an embarrassing yet relatable first period experience that would have brought comfort to me during my own embarrassing early period days). THE DREAM WEAVER is a story I would happily hand to all the middle grade readers I know. From one Jersey boardwalk kid to another, Zoey is the type of character I could have spent hours with at the shore."
      “Zoey is a root-worthy character! She is the only girl in her family, the peacemaker between Poppy, José and dad. I loved reading along as she navigated weird new friend moments and embarrassing period happenings all in stride. This book has an endearing cast of characters from Zoey’s older brother, José, who is not only full of perpetual optimism, but handles Zoey’s first period with a chillness that is so refreshing and AWESOME! This story really encapsulates family and friendships—the good, the bad and the messy. It also reminds us that there are always good people willing to help us when we need it.”
      "It made me laugh. It made me cheer. It made me want to bowl. A fun, uplifting tale of a girl coming into her own and standing up for what matters. Friends don't let friends bowl alone."
      "A charming debut about grief, the bonds of family and friendship, and bowling."
      "Alegre has written a warm, funny, empowering book that’s sure to appeal to fans of Meg Medina’s Merci Suarez Changes Gears or Pablo Cartaya’s The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora. Recommended for all collections."
      "A heartfelt debut novel rooted in the importance of family ties, the bonds of friendship, and bowling."
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    War Is Over David Almond, David Litchfield
    9781536209860 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Historical Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (US) from 4 - 7 On Sale Date: May 12, 2020
    $22.99 CAD 5.63 x 8.13 x 0.56 in | 0.55 lb | 128 pages Carton Quantity: 39 Candlewick
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      Transcending its time and period, this moving and lyrical story, beautifully illustrated, explores the fear and hope of children in time of war.

      I am just a child. How can I be at war?

      It’s 1918, and war is everywhere. John’s father is fighting in the trenches far away in France, while his mother works in a menacing munitions factory just along the road. His teacher says that John is fighting, too, that he is at war with enemy children in Germany. One day, in the wild woods outside town, John has an impossible moment: a dreamlike meeting with a German boy named Jan. John catches a glimpse of a better world, in which children like Jan and himself can one day scatter the seeds of peace. David Almond brings his ineffable sensibility to a poignant tale of the effects of war on children, interwoven with David Litchfield’s gorgeous black-and-white illustrations.
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      David Almond is the acclaimed author of many award-winning novels for children, including Skellig, The Tightrope Walkers, and The Tale of Angelino Brown. He has also collaborated with many celebrated artists, including Polly Dunbar, Dave McKean, and Oliver Jeffers, on fiction for younger readers. David Almond’s books are beloved all over the world, and in 2011 he was the recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. He lives in England.

      David Litchfield first started to draw when he was very young, creating comics for his older brother and sister. Since then his work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, and books and on T-shirts. His first picture book, The Bear and the Piano, won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. He is the illustrator of When Paul Met Artie: The Story of Simon & Garfunkel by G. Neri. He lives in England.
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    9781524719449 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 On Sale Date: August 25, 2020
    $22.99 CAD 5.5 x 8.25 in | 0.93 lb | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Crown Books for Young Readers
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      A science-minded unicorn and a (literal) fiery horse team up in this fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Fablehaven and the Wizards of Once series.

      Have you ever heard of a unicorn who is more interested in science experiments than magic?

      Or a flaming horse who’s a walking fire hazard?

      When a pumpkin-headed menace called Jack o’ the Hunt and monsters untold threaten their home, this unlikely pair must team up to save all of the Whisperwood—and themselves!

      Award-winner Lou Anders delivers a fantasy adventure about friendship, fearlessness, and finding your true herd.
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      Lou Anders is the recipient of a Hugo Award for editing and a Chesley Award for art direction, and was a Thurber House Writer-in-Residence. He has published over five hundred articles and stories on science fiction and fantasy television and literature. A prolific speaker, Anders regularly attends writing conventions around the country. He and his family reside in Birmingham, Alabama. You can visit Anders online at louanders.com and ThronesandBones.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter at @louanders.

      Author Residence: Birmingham, Alabama
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      Praise for Once Upon a Unicorn:
      “Anders tiptoes into Terry Pratchett country with this funny and fresh fantasy steeped in Celtic myth….A distinctive unicorn tale for those seeking a funny-bone tickle.-Kirkus Reviews

      “This magical tale is told by a wry, omniscient narrator and explores what it truly means to be a friend regardless of superficial differences.” -School Library Journal

      Praise for Lou Anders’s Thrones and Bones series:


      “A fun, fast-paced, and highly enjoyable tale.” -Garth Nix, bestselling author of the Abhorsen trilogy

      “The most delightful fantasy I have read in ages.” -Amy Plum, bestselling author of the Die For Me series

      “The setting is rich, the characters well-defined, and the danger ever-paramount. It’s a strong and thoroughly enjoyable” -Publishers Weekly, Starred

      “Future fans of Tolkien and George R.R. Martin can happily cut their serial-fantasy teeth on this first book of an eventual series.” -Kirkus Reviews
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    The Little Mermaid Hans Christian Andersen, Bernadette Watts
    9780735844193 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 2, Reading age from 4 - 8 Publication Date: September 01, 2020
    $23.95 CAD 215.9 x 279.4 x 10.16 mm | 0.97 lb | 48 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y NorthSouth Books
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      A beloved classic illustrated by Bernadette Watts—one of Europe’s most recognized and beloved fairy-tale artists!

      There is only one way the Little Mermaid can win the prince’s heart and gain an immortal soul: she must agree to the sea witch’s terrible deal—give up her voice in return for a pair of legs. But will her dream come true?

      Bernadette brings to new life this world-famous, unabridged fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen—immersing the reader in the magical world beneath the sea.
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      Bernadette Watts, known throughout Europe simply as Bernadette, has illustrated many dozens of folk- and fairy tales. Born in England, she loved to draw from childhood. She studied at the Maidstone Art School in Kent, UK, for a time under the tutelage of Brian Wildsmith. Bernadette’s many beautiful books include The Snow Queen and The Bremen Town Musicians. Bernadette finds her inspiration in nature. Today she lives and works in Kent. She has been illustrating for NorthSouth Books and NordSüd Verlag since the beginning of her career fifty years ago.

      Hans Christian Andersen was born on April 2, 1805, in Odense, Denmark. A prolific writer, Andersen is best known for his fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages. By the time he died in Copenhagen in 1875, his work was known all over the world.
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