Raincoast “Books to Look For” – May 2018

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    Series: Eagle Rock
    All Summer Long Hope Larson, Hope Larson
    9780374310714 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 10 - 14 On Sale Date:May 01, 2018 Print Run:100000
    $16.99 CAD 5.85 x 8.05 x 0.44 in | 320 gr | 176 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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      *AKirkus ReviewsBest Book of 2018!*

      All Summer Long
      , a coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel about summer and friendships, written and illustrated by the Eisner Award–winning andNew York Times–bestselling Hope Larson.

      Thirteen-year-old Bina has a long summer ahead of her. She and her best friend, Austin, usually do everything together, but he's off to soccer camp for a month, and he's been acting kind of weird lately anyway. So it's up to Bina to see how much fun she can have on her own. At first it's a lot of guitar playing, boredom, and bad TV, but things look up when she finds an unlikely companion in Austin's older sister, who enjoys music just as much as Bina. But then Austin comes home from camp, and he's acting even weirder than when he left. How Bina and Austin rise above their growing pains and reestablish their friendship and respect for their differences makes for a touching and funny coming-of-age story.

      Hope Larson adapted and illustratedA Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel, which spent forty-four weeks on theNew York Timesbestseller list and for which she won an Eisner Award. She is also the author and illustrator ofSalamander Dream,Gray Horses,Chiggers, andMercury, and the author ofCompass SouthandKnife's Edge, both illustrated by Rebecca Mock. She lives in Los Angeles.
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      Amazon.com Best Books of the Year 2018, Long-listed
      Eisner Award Nominee 2019, Nominated
      Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year 2018, Long-listed

      *AKirkus ReviewsBest Book of 2018!*
      *A 2019 YALSA Great Graphic Novel Reading List Selection*
      *A 2019 Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Selection*
      *An Eisner AwardNominee!*

      "Whereas in early childhood friendships take shape by reason of proximity, later they alter as interests diverge and new bonds form, andLarson's story tracks this painful, exhilarating process." —TheNew York TimesBook Review

      "Larson's panels are superb at revealing emotional conflict, subtext, and humor within the deceptively simple third-person limited plot, allowing characters to grow and develop emotionally over only a few spreads. A coming-of-age story as tender and sweet as a summer evening breeze." —Kirkusstarred review

      "Most crucial is the portrait that Larson (Mercury) draws of Bina as a guitarist and songwriter, a musician whose deepest fulfillment comes from within herself. Larson’s graphic novel zeroes in on conversational encounters, with dialogue that’s fresh and funny (“You’re a stone-cold psycho and I kinda admire that,” Charlie tells Bina when they begin to hang out), and her close-up drawings of expressive faces add intimacy to the interchanges she captures." —Publishers Weekly

      "With much of this tight-knit family’s backstory delivered visually or through brief exchanges of dialogue, characters’ diversity of race, lifestyle, and sexual orientation emerge organically through the tidily framed black, white, and gold artwork. Use this with Brosgol’sBe Prepared (BCCB 4/18) and Jamieson’sRoller Girl (BCCB 4/15) andAll’s Faire in Middle School(BCCB 10/17) for an easygoing graphic novel take on how to spend summer vacation." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

      "This sensitive, relatable graphic novel explores many familiar touchstones of adolescence as Bina seeks her place in the world... A limited palette keeps the focus on the story and character development, and Larson’s expressive drawings add to the emotional resonance of the teen’s journey to self-discovery...Fans of Raina Telgemeier’sSmileand Shannon Hale’sReal Friends will eagerly embrace this work. A charming addition to any graphic novel collection.—School Library Journal

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    Bob Wendy Mass, Rebecca Stead, Nicholas Gannon
    9781250166623 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic Age (years) from 8 - 12 On Sale Date:May 01, 2018 Print Run:150000
    $22.50 CAD 5.63 x 7.86 x 0.83 in | 280 gr | 208 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y Feiwel & Friends
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      It’s been five years since Livy and her family have visited Livy’s grandmother in Australia. Now that she’s back, Livy has the feeling she’s forgotten something really, really important about Gran’s house.

      It turns out she’s right.

      Bob, a short, greenish creature dressed in a chicken suit, didn’t forget Livy, or her promise. He’s been waiting five years for her to come back, hiding in a closet like she told him to. He can’t remember who—or what—he is, where he came from, or if he even has a family. But five years ago Livy promised she would help him find his way back home. Now it’s time to keep that promise.

      Clue by clue, Livy and Bob will unravel the mystery of where Bob comes from, and discover the kind of magic that lasts forever.

      Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead, two masterminds of classic, middle-grade fiction come together to craft this magical story about the enduring power of friendship.

      This title has Common Core connections.


      Wendy Mass is theNew York Times–bestselling author of The Candymakers series and many other novels for young readers, including the Schneider Family Book Award-winnerA Mango-Shaped Space,Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life (which was made into a feature film),Every Soul a Star,Pi in the Sky, the Twice Upon a Time series, and the Willow Falls series that began with11 Birthdays. She and her family live in New Jersey.

      Rebecca Stead is theNew York Times-bestselling author ofWhen You Reach Me,winner of the Newbery Medal;Liar & Spy;FirstLight;andGoodbye Stranger. Her work has been also been awarded theBoston Globe/Horn Book Award for Fiction and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award. She lives in New York City with her family and their lazy but beautiful cat.

      Nicholas Gannon is the illustrator ofBob, a picture book by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stea.

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      "Pure enchantment" —The New York Times

      "MAGICAL."—The Wall Street Journal

      "Perfect for reading aloud or independent reading, this comfortably old-fashioned tale refreshes age-old themes of belonging, friendship, family and the power of story."--San FranciscoChronicle

      "A delightfully whimsical tale that begs to be read with a friend.Don't missBob." —The Christian Science Monitor

      "This is a welcome addition to the middle-grade canon and will likely become a classic.Bob deserves readership beyond middle grade."--San Francisco Book Review

      A Chicago TributeBest Children's Book of the Year

      2018 Booklist Youth Editors' Choice

      New York City Public LibraryNotable 100 Best Books for Kids

      "Authors Mass and Stead team up for this irresistible tale of magic, mystery, and friendship that poses timeless questions about identity and belonging
      ...a tribute to the power of storytelling.."--Publishers Weekly,starred review

      "An unusual fantasy with simplicity, immediacy, and wit."--
      Booklist, starred review

      "Five years ago, Livy left her friend Bob, who she describes as a zombielike creature, in the closet of her grandmother’s house in Australia without saying goodbye. Bob has loyally awaited Livy’s return, dressed in the chicken suit she made to disguise him, and hopeful about the promise she made to help him find his way home, wherever that may be. ...A perfectly paced plot, supported by secondary characters to whom readers will relate and luminous artwork by Gannon, fill out a story that readers will eagerly embrace."--School Library Journal,starred review

      "Offer[s] just the right blend of mystery and cozy magic in a rewarding story about how friendships—and people—evolve over time."

      "Perfect for a family read-aloud, this has short chapters, occasional illustrations and a heartwarming conclusion."--Providence Journal

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    The Weight of Ink Rachel Kadish
    9781328915788 Paperback FICTION / Literary On Sale Date:May 01, 2018 Print Run:25000
    $24.99 CAD 5.31 x 8 x 1.45 in | 460 gr | 592 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Mariner Books
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      "A gifted writer, astonishingly adept at nuance, narration, and the politics of passion."—Toni Morrison

      Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century,The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history.

      When Helen is summoned by a former student to view a cache of newly discovered seventeenth-century Jewish documents, she enlists the help of Aaron Levy, an American graduate student as impatient as he is charming, and embarks on one last project: to determine the identity of the documents' scribe, the elusive "Aleph."

      Electrifying and ambitious, The Weight of Ink is about women separated by centuries—and the choices and sacrifices they must make in order to reconcile the life of the heart and mind.
      RACHEL KADISH is the award-winning author of the novelsFrom a Sealed Room and Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story, and the novellaI Was Here. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times, Ploughshares,andTin House.
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      AUSA TodayBestseller
      Winner of a National Jewish Book Award
      Winner of the Association of Jewish Libraries Jewish Fiction Award
      An Amazon Best Book of the Year
      Winner of the Boston Authors Club Award for Fiction
      Finalist for the
      Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature
      One ofMs. Magazine's "Bookmark" Titles
      One ofThe Jewish Exponent's "2017's Top Reads"

      "A gifted writer, astonishingly adept at nuance, narration, and the politics of passion."
      —Toni Morrison

      "Rachel Kadish’sThe Weight of Ink is like A.S. Byatt'sPossession, but with more seventeenth-century Judaism...A deeply moving novel."
      New Republic

      “I gasped out loud…[Kadish has a ] mastery of language…[The Weight of Ink] was so powerful and visceral…Incredible…I haven’t been able to read a book since.”
      —Rose McGowan,New York Times Book Review Podcast

      "This book is historical fiction with a side of philosophy set in London, and it explores choices for women in different time periods. What impacts your choices? Do you have candles to read by? Do you have access to books, mentorship and education? What will it take to bring your passions to life? You’ll think about all that and more as you read this novel."
      Ms. Magazine, "Feminist Fiction Books to Curl Up With for the Holidays"

      "Rachel Kadish’s novelThe Weight of Inkis my top Jewish feminist literary pick. Kadish’s novel weaves a web of connections between Ester Velasquez, a Portuguese Jewish female scribe and philosopher living in London in the 1660s, and Helen Watt, a present-day aging historian who’s trying to preserve Ester’s voice even as she revisits her own repressed romantic plot. Both Ester and Helen are part of a long literary line of what writer Rebecca Goldstein has termed 'mind-proud women.'"
      Lilith, "7 Jewish Feminist Highlights of 2017"

      "So many historical novels play with the 'across worlds and centuries trope,' but this one really delivers, tying characters and manuscripts together with deep assurance. A book to get lost in this summer."
      —Bethanne Patrick,LitHub

      "A page-turner. Kadish moves back and forth in time (including an excursion to Israel in the 1950s) with great skill. She knows how to generate suspense – and sympathy for her large cast of characters...packed with fascinating details...The Weight of Ink belongs to its women...Kadish’s most impressive achievement, it seems to me, lies in getting readers to think that maybe, just maybe, a woman like Esther could have existed in the Jewish diaspora circa 1660."
      Jerusalem Post

      "An amazing feat...A great literary and intellectual mystery...you feel as if you're sifting through these letters yourself...a very immersive summer read."
      —Megan Marshall, "Authors on Authors" for Radio Boston

      "A superb and wonderfully imaginative reconstruction of the intellectual life of a Jewish woman in London during the time of the Great Plague."
      Times Higher Education

      "An impressive achievement...The book offers a surprisingly taut and gripping storyline...The Weight of Ink has the brains of a scholar, the drive of a sleuth, and the soul of a lover."
      Historical Novel Society

      "Deeply satisfying to anyone who enjoyed Geraldine Brooks’ People of the Book...[The Weight of Ink is a] historical epic that transports readers back to the days of Shakespeare, Spinoza and the Great Plague, uncovering some rich details of Jewish life in the 1600s along the way."
      Jewish World News

      "Kadish knows how to create a propulsive plot peopled with distinctive characters.The Weight of Ink has enough mysteries to keep readers turning pages, and a fair amount of thematic and intellectual heft...Rewarding."
      The Forward

      "This astonishing third novel from Kadish introduces readers to the 17th-century Anglo-Jewish world with not only excellent scholarship but also fine storytelling. The riveting narrative and well-honed characters will earn a place in readers' hearts."
      Library Journal, starred review

      “Like A.S. Byatt’s Possession and Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, this emotionally rewarding novel follows […] present-day academics trying to make sense of a mystery from the past…Vivid and memorable.”
      Publishers Weekly

      "A mysterious collection of papers hidden in a historic London home sends two scholars of Jewish history on an unforgettable quest....Kadish's characters are memorable, and we're treated to a host of them: pious rabbis and ribald actors, socialites and troubled young men, Mossad agents and rule-worshipping archivists. From Shakespeare's Dark Lady to Spinoza's philosophical heresies, Kadish leaves no stone unturned in this moving historical epic. Chock-full of rich detail and literary intrigue."
      Kirkus Reviews

      "Kadish positions two women born centuries apart yet united by a thirst for knowledge at the core ofa richly textured, addictive novel stretching back and forth through time, from contemporary London to the late seventeenth century....Kadish has fashioned a suspenseful literary tale that serves as a compelling tribute to women across the centuries committed to living, breathing, and celebrating the life of the mind."

      "The Weight of Ink hooked me so deeply...Kadish, with storytelling genius, mirrors events and eureka moments across the centuries, binding the characters to one another. And an enormously satisfying ending wraps everything up while leaving enough rough edges to mimic the loose ends of real life."
      —Adrian Liang, The Amazon Book Review

      “The Weight of Ink is the best kind of quest novel—full of suspense, surprises and characters we care passionately about. How thrilling it is to watch the imperious Helen and the scholarly Aaron turn into brilliant literary detectives as they uncover the identity of a woman who lived more than 300 years ago, and how thrilling it is to get to know that woman intimately in her own time. A beautiful, intelligent and utterly absorbing novel.”
      —Margot Livesey, author ofMercury

      "Rachel Kadish draws us deep inside the vivid, rarely-seen world of 17th century Jewish London, conjuring the life and legacy of an extraordinary woman with an insatiable hunger for knowledge and education. A vital testament to the importance of books and ideas, The Weight of Ink unfolds like a revelation.”
      —Kate Manning, author ofMy Notorious Life

      “From its opening pagesThe Weight of Ink signals its reverence for words, both those from which the narrative is constructed and those which lie at the heart of its story—for this a novel about the importance of words: written and spoken, historical and contemporary, hidden away and brought to light. Rachel Kadish has fashioned a literary mystery spanning centuries, continents and languages; a mystery of great moral stakes and elemental human desires.”
      —Leah Hager Cohen, author ofNo Book but the World

      "The Weight of Ink tells of the struggle and the triumph of a woman trying to do justice to the largeness of her intellect and ambition. As audacious in its conception as it is brilliant in its execution."
      —Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away

      “Rarely have I read a contemporary novel that so immersed me in its world and drew me so deeply into the lives of its characters. Rachel Kadish is a brilliant story-teller, with a mystery writer's instinct for pacing and a willingness to take on the largest human questions.The Weight of Ink is astonishing.”
      —Carol Gilligan, author ofIn a Different Voice

      "A deep and complex historical novel that delves into the heart of the conflict between one’s inherent nature and one’s obligations to society. The book works like a metaphysical coin-flip; one face says 'sacrifice,' and the other says 'survive.' Between these antithetical poles lies the fate of the crypto-Jew, either to be consumed by history or to become history’s documentation. Like the flipped coin, both faces are understood, but prediction is impossible."
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    Brightly Burning Alexa Donne
    9781328948939 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy Age (years) from 12 - 99 On Sale Date:May 01, 2018 Print Run:75000
    $25.99 CAD 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.29 in | 500 gr | 400 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y HMH Books for Young Readers
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      “One of the most anticipated YA debuts of 2018, Brightly Burning is a gothic, romantic mystery with hints of Jane Eyre, Marissa Meyer, and Kiera Cass.” —Entertainment Weekly

      Brightly Burning delivers a brooding gothic mystery and a swoony romance, all set in space. Donne’s atmospheric, twisty update of a cherished classic will keep you up late into the night!” —Elly Blake, NYT bestselling author of theFrostblood Saga

      Stella Ainsley leaves poverty behind when she quits her engineering job aboard theStalwart to become a governess on a private ship. On theRochester, there’s no water ration, more books than one person could devour in a lifetime, and an AI who seems more friend than robot.

      But no one warned Stella that the ship seems to be haunted, nor that it may be involved in a conspiracy that could topple the entire interstellar fleet. Surrounded by mysteries, Stella finds her equal in the brooding but kind nineteen-year-old Captain Hugo. When several attempts on his life spark more questions than answers, and the beautiful Bianca Ingram appears at Hugo’s request, his unpredictable behavior causes Stella’s suspicions to mount. Without knowing who to trust, Stella must decide whether to follow her head or her heart.

      Alexa Donne’s lush and enthralling reimagining of the classic Jane Eyre, set among the stars, will seduce and beguile you.

      Alexa Donne is a Ravenclaw who wears many hats, including teen mentor, college admissions essay advisor, fan convention organizer, YouTuber, and podcaster. When she’s not writing science fiction and fantasy for teens, Alexa works in international television marketing. A proud Boston University Terrier, she lives in Los Angeles with two fluffy ginger cats named after YA literature characters. Visit her atwww.alexadonne.com or on most social media spaces @alexadonne.
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      Praise forBrightly Burning
      “One of the most anticipated YA debuts of 2018, Brightly Burning is a gothic, romantic mystery with hints of Jane Eyre, Marissa Meyer, and Kiera Cass.” --Entertainment Weekly

      Brightly Burning delivers a brooding gothic mystery and a swoony romance, all set in space. Donne’s atmospheric, twisty update of a cherished classic will keep you up late into the night!” —Elly Blake, NYT bestselling author of theFrostblood Saga

      "A gripping examination of class, romance, and survival set in a dystopian future that feels chillingly relevant to our present times."--Kirkus

      "Jane Eyre
      gets a futuristic reimagining in this appealing YA drama."--Publishers Weekly

      This ought to hook readers across genres."--Booklist
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    Polly Diamond and the Magic Book Book 1 Alice Kuipers, Diana Toledano
    9781452152325 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic On Sale Date:May 01, 2018 Print Run:7500
    $21.99 CAD 6.38 x 8.38 x 0.63 in | 340 gr | 160 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Chronicle Books
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      "An enchanting adventure of magic and mishaps." —Kirkus Reviews
      "Upbeat and lovable, Polly Diamond brings the magic of imagination to life." —Booklist, starred review

      The first in a delightfully funny and magical chapter book series perfect for fans of Ivy + Bean, Amelia Bedelia, and Dory Fantasmagory!

      Polly loves words. And she loves writing stories. So when a magic book appears on her doorstep that can make everything she writes happen in real life, Polly is certain all of her dreams are about to come true. But she soon learns that what you write and what you mean are not always the same thing!
      Alice Kuipers is the author of 4 novels and a picture book. Her work has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and selected as a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year. She lives in Saskatoon, Canada.

      Diana Toledano divides her time between working as a freelance illustrator and teaching in museums. She lives in San Francisco.
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      "A fast-paced story full of magic."mdash;School Library Journal
      "Upbeat and lovable, Polly Diamond brings the magic of imagination to life." -Booklist, starred review
      "This breezy series kickoff introduces a heroine with a delightfully outsize personality and celebrates the power of imagination and words." -Publishers Weekly
      "There's a lot to love about Polly's adventure... a fun read that's just right for young readers." --Common Sense Media
      "An enchanting adventure of magic and mishaps." -Kirkus Reviews
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    Wicked River A Novel Jenny Milchman
    9781492658993 Paperback FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:May 01, 2018
    $22.99 CAD 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.22 in | 410 gr | 464 pages Carton Quantity:32 Canadian Rights: Y Sourcebooks Landmark
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      "Wicked River is partly a who-is-my-husband-really story, partly a horror-in-the-wilderness story, and partly a Manhattan-family drama, all rolled up in elegantly propulsive prose, and shot through with sinister suspense."—LEE CHILD, New York Times bestselling author

      Six million acres of Adirondack forest separate Natalie and Doug Larson from civilization. For the newlyweds, an isolated backcountry honeymoon seems ideal-a chance to start their lives together with an adventure. But just as Natalie and Doug begin to explore the dark interiors of their own hearts, as well as the depths of their love for each other, it becomes clear that they are not alone in the woods.

      Because six million acres makes it easy for the wicked to hide. And even easier for someone to go missing for good.

      As they struggle with the worst the wilderness has to offer, a man watches them, wielding the forest like a weapon. He wants something from them more terrifying than death. And once they are near his domain, he will do everything in his power to make sure they never walk out again.

      Jenny Milchman is the USA Today bestselling Mary Higgins Clark award winning author of five psychological thrillers, including Wicked River and The Second Mother. All of Jenny's novels have been chosen for the Indie Next List, and her work has been praised by the New York Times, the AP, the San Francisco Review of Books, along with inclusion on Strand Magazine's Best of 2018 and Suspense Magazine's Best of 2014, plus numerous other picks and mentions. Jenny served four years as vice president of author programs for International Thriller Writers and is a member of the Sisters in Crime speakers bureau. She gives talks and workshops all over the country on the importance of sticking to a dream, and is the founder of Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day, which is celebrated in all fifty states and on five continents. Find her on social media and at her website http://jennymilchman.com
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    ABCs of Space Chris Ferrie Canada, Julia Kregenow
    9781492671121 Board book JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature Age (years) to 3 On Sale Date:May 01, 2018
    $14.99 CAD 8 x 8 x 0.56 in | 380 gr | 26 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Sourcebooks Explore
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      This alphabetical installment of the Baby University series is the perfect introduction for even the youngest astronomers!

      The ABCs of Space is a colorfully simple introduction for babies—and grownups—to a new astronomical concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by an expert, each page in this mathematical primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little mathematician.

      Also in the Baby University Series:
      ABCs of Science
      ABCs of Physics
      Astrophysics for Babies

      Baby University: It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind.

      Chris Ferrie is an award-winning physicist and Senior Lecturer for Quantum Software and Information at the University of Technology Sydney. He has a Masters in Applied Mathematics, BMath in Mathematical Physics and a PhD in Applied Mathematics. He lives in Australia with his wife and children. Julia M. Kregenow, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer at Penn State University. She has a PhD in astrophysics from UC Berkeley and her BA in physics (with math and music minors) from Wittenberg University.
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    A House That Once Was Julie Fogliano, Lane Smith
    9781626723146 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play Age (years) from 3 - 6 On Sale Date:May 01, 2018 Print Run:50000
    $24.99 CAD 8.88 x 10.89 x 0.43 in | 400 gr | 48 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y Roaring Brook Press
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      ANew York Times Best Illustrated book!
      ABoston GlobeBest Children's Book of 2018

      “Accompanied by Lane's evocative art that suggests layers of history, Fogliano's story turns this childhood scenario into a radiant poem about the mysteries of other people and the wonderfulness of home.” —New York Times

      Deep in the woods
      is a house
      just a house
      that once was
      but now isn’t
      a home.

      Who lived in that house? Who walked down its hallways? Why did they leave it, and where did they go?

      Two children set off to find the answers by piecing together clues found, books left behind, forgotten photos, and discarded toys, creating their own vision of those who came before, in this deeply moving tale of imagination by Ezra Jack Keats Award–winning author Julie Fogliano and Caldecott Award–winning illustrator Lane Smith.


      Julie Fogliano is theNew York Times–bestselling author ofAnd Then It’s SpringandIf You Want to See a Whale, as well as the poetry collection,When Green Becomes Tomatoes. Recipient of the 2013 Ezra Jack Keats Award, her books have been translated into more than ten languages. Julie lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and three children. When she is not folding laundry or wondering what to make for dinner, she is staring out the window waiting for a book idea to fly by.

      Lane Smithis the author and illustrator of Caldecott Honor bookGrandpa Green, runaway New York Times bestsellerIt's a Book, Kate Greenaway MedalistThere Is a Tribe of Kids, andA Perfect Day, among others. He was named the 2012 Carle Artist and received the 2014 Society of Illustrators lifetime achievement award. He lives in an old house in Connecticut with the designer Molly Leach.

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      Boston Globe Best Books of the Year 2018, Long-listed
      NYT Best Illustrated BOTY 2018, Long-listed

      “Perfectly seamless; words and art are interwoven in a dance that enchants. Inventive and lovely.” —Kirkus Reviews,starred review

      “A timeless feel and an outstanding picture book.” —Booklist,starred review

      “A wizard of wordplay and a maestro of composition combine their considerable talents to explore the notion of home . . . Stirring to the eye and the spirit, this evocative book repays frequent readings.” —School Library Journal, starred review

      “[A] lyrical meditation.” —Publisher’s Weekly

      “Imaginative and colorful.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

      “[A] rhythmic, read-aloud-perfect tale . . . poetic and visually striking.” —Horn Book

      If You Want to See A Whale:

      “Fogliano's words are carved and measured. This is a writer who takes her time, and the leaps she makes with language surprise and thrill.” —The New York Times

      “A gorgeous love song to the imagination . . . It's breathtaking . . . Fans will be waiting.” —Booklist,starred review

      “Readers will gape at the two enormous, whale-sized talents at work in this transfixing picture book.” —Kirkus Reviews,starred review

      And Then It's Spring:

      “In an understated and intimate partnership, Fogliano and Stead conjure late winter doldrums and the relief of spring's arrival, well worth the wait.” —Publishers Weekly,starred review

      “Many treasures lie buried within this endearing story, in which humor and anxious anticipation sprout alongside one another.” —Kirkus Reviews,starred review

      “Fogliano's poetic yet grounded narrative is reminiscent of Charlotte Zolotow's picture-book texts in its understatement and straightforward, childlike observations.” —The Horn Book,starred review

      Grandpa Green:

      “[Lane Smith's] illustrations, a blend of line drawings and sponge painting, have a classic feel, and make clever use of the topiary theme, rewarding close examination and repeated reading.” —The New Yorker

      “Lush and magical.” —People

      “An unassuming little masterpiece . . . The book's power lies in its rich, allusive artistry.” —New York Times Book Review

      “It's a rare glimpse into Smith's softer side—as skillful as his more sly offerings, but crafted with honesty and heart.” —Publishers Weekly,starred review

      “Visually intriguing and emotionally resonant, this is a book to pore over and talk about.” —School Library Journal,starred review

      “Sketched with a finely lined fairy-tale wispiness and dominated by verdant green, the illustrations are not just creative but poignant.” —Booklist

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    9781681196312 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy Age (years) from 17 On Sale Date:May 01, 2018 Print Run:200000
    $23.99 CAD 6.45 x 9.48 x 1.11 in | 480 gr | 272 pages Carton Quantity:32 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury YA
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      Narrated by Feyre and Rhysand, this bridges the events inA Court of Wings and Ruinand the upcoming novels in the series.

      New in the #1 New York Timesbestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series,A Court of Frost and Starlight is a glimpse into the lives of Feyre and Rhys as they begin to recover from the war that changed their world.

      Feyre, Rhysand, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can't keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated -- scars that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.


      Sarah J. Maas is the #1New York Timesand internationally bestselling author of the Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as the Throne of Glass series. Her books are published in over thirty-six languages. A New York native, Sarah lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog.

      Instagram: therealsjmaas

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      "Passionate, violent, sexy and daring. . . . A true page-turner,A Court of Thorns and Roseswill envelop you in its telling, intriguing and delighting you in turn. . . . Not to be missed!" -USA Today on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

      "Suspense, romance, intrigue and action. This is not a book to be missed!" -Huffington Post on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

      "Author Sarah J. Maas delivers what may be her best work to date in the fairy tale-inspiredA Court of Thorns and Roses.Enchanting, spellbinding and imaginative." -USA Today on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

      "Simply dazzles. . . . the clamor for a sequel will be deafening." - starred review,Booklist on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

      "A thrilling game changer that's fiercely romantic, irresistibly sexy and hypnotically magical. . . . A flawless sequel that will once again leave us desperately clamoring for more, more, more." -USA Today on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY

      "[T]he world is exquisitely crafted, the large cast of secondary characters fleshed out, the action intense, and the twist ending surprising, heartrending, and, as always, sure to guarantee readers' return. . . . When has Maas not churned out a best-seller? Her ongoing Throne of Glass series is enormously popular, and this sequel in an equally devoured new series is primed for similar success." -Booklist on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY

      "An immersive, satisfying read." -Publishers Weekly on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY

      "Hits the spot for fans of dark, lush, sexy fantasy." -Kirkus Reviews on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY

      "Some alliances are still dangerous--recruiting monsters to fight the monstrous is always a dicey proposition--and double agents abound. Side characters' romantic storylines are interwoven with the strategizing and even the war, pairing the expanded world with extended action sequences and character revelations, and the conclusion's ramifications will be felt in the next installments." -Kirkus Reviews on A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN

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    In Good Company Easy Recipes for Everyday Gatherings Corbin Tomaszeski Canada, Karen Geier
    9781773270005 Hardcover COOKING / Individual Chefs & Restaurants On Sale Date:May 01, 2018 Print Run:5000
    $34.95 CAD 8.67 x 9.85 x 0.99 in | 1010 gr | 208 pages Carton Quantity:11 Canadian Rights: Y Figure 1 Publishing
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      Corbin Tomaszeski is a chef with a unique vision: to bring meaning back to the world of food. Whether a reputable chef in Toronto, or hosting popular Food Network shows “Dinner Party Wars,” “Restaurant Makeover,” and “Restaurant Takeover,” Chef Corbin loves to communicate through food. In Good Company places emphasis on gatherings with friends and family. From Corbin's traditional Baba’s pierogis and the Tomaszeski Family Borscht to Four Season Tartines and Fennel-and-Pistachio-Crusted Lamb Rack, this beautifully designed cookbook features more than 100 simple and delicious recipes that are rooted by his Polish-Canadian upbringing in rural Alberta and informed by his experience as a seasoned chef. In his trademark friendly style and with an emphasis on ingredients that can be found across the country, Corbin shows readers how to celebrate the joys of sharing meals and nurture everyday connections with friends and family.
      Corbin?s passion for food and family runs deep. Raised on a farm outside of Edmonton, Alberta, one of his earliest memories is the smell of baking bread in his grandmother?s kitchen. With 30 years of culinary experience, Corbin has worked at some of the world?s largest hotels and was the host of He is also an active member of the Canadian Federation of Chefs and Cooks, an ambassador for KitchenAid, and volunteers for organizations including the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and Osteoporosis Canada. His first cookbook, In Good Company, celebrates his philosophy of food, fun, and family. He currently lives in Toronto with his wife and three sons.
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      "The book is well structured, includes ready-made menus for various occasions, and is generously illustrated, with many photos of Tomaszeski and his inspiring dishes. Recipes are easy to follow, highlight dishes that can be prepared ahead of time, and include suggestions for variations with additional ingredients or substitutions. Tomaszeski reminds readers that the moment of serving a dish and sharing food with guests is more important than a broken plate, misread recipe, or any numberof goofs made along the way. He’s good company in the kitchen indeed."PUBLISHERS WEEKLY “Taking time out to cook a delicious meal is never a waste. These simple and hearty recipes give new meaning to comfort food.”MARK MCEWAN, chef, author, and Top Chef Canada judge “In Good Company offers us a glimpse into Chef Corbin’s world, one that is full of love, laughter, and delicious, yet accessible, recipes.”VIKRAM VIJ, chef and author ofVij’s andVij’s at Home “In Good Company is fresh and flavour-packed with a heaping dose of tradition.”AMY ROSEN, author ofToronto Cooks andToronto Eats “With gorgeous pictures, delicious recipes, and wonderful kitchen stories, this cookbook inspires me to create new memories with my own family. Chef Corbin is magic in the kitchen.”RICK CAMPANELLI, television and radio personality “Chef Corbin is one of the most talented chefs that I have ever met. In Good Company is filled with fun, tantalizing, easy-to-make recipes. Bon appétit!”CHRISTINE AVANTI, author ofSkinny Chicks Don’t Eat Salads

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