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    The Fort Gordon Korman Canada
    9781338629149 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 Publication Date:June 28, 2022
    $23.99 CAD 5.75 x 8.53 x 0.9 in | 0.75 lb | 256 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Scholastic Press
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      From the bestselling author of RESTART, the story of a middle-school "band of brothers" -- five friends who need to stick together after they set up a hideout in an abandoned bomb shelter and discover that the only way to be true friends is to reveal their secrets and help each other out.

      The morning after Hurricane Leo rips through the town of Canaan, residents awaken to widespread destruction -- power outages, downed branches, uprooted trees, broken windows and damaged roofs. Four eighth-grade friends -- Evan, Jason, Mitchell, and CJ -- meet to explore the devastation. The tight-knit group is dismayed to find that Evan has brought along a stray -- Ricky, who is new to their town and school, and doesn’t have any friends yet.

      Ricky is the one to find the strange trap door that’s appeared in the middle of the woods -- the door to an old bomb shelter, unearthed by the hurricane. Inside, the boys find a completely intact underground lair, complete with electricity, food, and entertainment (in the form of videocassettes). The boys vow to keep the place’s existence to themselves.

      Things soon get tense. Some bad locals keep snooping around. And what started out as a fun place to escape soon becomes a serious refuge for one of the kids who is trying to avoid an abusive home situation. In order to save the shelter, the friends must keep its secret... and in order to save themselves, they’re going to have to share their individual secrets, and build the safest place they can.

      Bio
      Gordon Korman is the beloved author of over one hundred novels for young readers, including hilarious middle-grade classics such as the Macdonald Hall series, I Want to Go Home and Slacker. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Gordon grew up in Thornhill, Ontario, and now lives in New York with his family. Visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com.
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      Awards
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      Praise for War Stories:

      * "This weave of perceptive, well-told tales wears its agenda with unusual grace." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

      Praise for Restart:

      * "A fresh approach to the familiar topic of bullying, kept credible by believable characters and events, with typical Korman humor and just the right touch of mystery." -- School Library Journal, starred review

      Praise for Slacker:

      "Upbeat, inspiring, and full of Korman's signature sense of humor." -- Publishers Weekly

      "Korman makes comedy look deceptively easy." -- Booklist

      Praise for Swindle:

      "Scary, funny, and hysterical adventures!" -- Chicago Tribune

      "Pure fun from top to bottom." -- School Library Journal

      Praise for The Hypnotists:

      "Fast-paced... an entertaining mix of intense action and goofy fun." -- Publishers Weekly

      Praise for Ungifted:

      "A gem for readers looking for a book where the underdog comes out on top." -- Voice of Youth Advocates

      "Funny and insightful." -- Publishers Weekly

      Praise for Schooled:

      * "This rewarding novel features an engaging main character and some memorable moments of comedy, tenderness, and reflection." -- Booklist, starred review

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    Unplugged Gordon Korman Canada
    9781443196079 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (US) from 4 - 7 Publication Date:June 07, 2022
    $10.99 CAD 5.02 x 7.78 x 0.83 in | 0.63 lb Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Scholastic Canada
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      King of middle-grade Gordon Korman’s new standalone novel full of mystery, humour, friendship . . . and alligators! Now in paperback.

      Jett Baranov is Silicon Valley’s number one spoiled brat. The son of a billionaire tech genius, he has everything money can buy, which means he’s in the habit of getting into a lot of trouble. When one of his stunts brings in the US Air Force, Jett’s father sends him off to Oasis Mind and Body Wellness center where he’ll be unplugged and disconnected from the outside world.

      Of course Jett hates it instantly and does his best to get himself kicked out. But it’s not as easy as he thinks. When Grace Atwater rescues a defenseless lizard, Jett is drawn into caring for the little guy with the help of Grace, Tyrell Karrigan and Brooklyne Feldman. But things aren’t as they seem at Oasis. There’s something going on with the head meditation pathfinder, Ivory — something dangerous that threatens the future of all the guests at Oasis. And Jett is the only one who can put a stop to it.

      Told in Gordon’s now classic multi-voice style, Unplugged combines mystery, comedy, friendship . . . and don’t forget about the crocodiles!

      Bio
      Gordon Korman is the beloved author of over one hundred novels for young readers, including hilarious middle-grade classics such as the Macdonald Hall series, I Want to Go Home and Slacker. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Gordon grew up in Thornhill, Ontario, and now lives in New York with his family. Visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com.
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      Awards
      Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection 2021, Commended
      Reviews

      Praise for Unplugged:

      “Korman has absolutely mastered the formula for kid-centered rebellious adventure, not to mention capturing the social zeitgeist of the moment.” — CM: Canadian Review of Materials

      “A fun, low-tech summer adventure.” — Kirkus Reviews

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    Autumn Bird and the Runaway Melanie Florence Canada, Richard Scrimger Canada
    9781443182867 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural Age (years) from 10 - 14, Grade (US) from 5 - 8 Publication Date:July 19, 2022
    $10.99 CAD 5.2 x 8.38 x 0.68 in | 0.56 lb | 240 pages Carton Quantity:30 Canadian Rights: Y Scholastic Canada
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      Two kids from different worlds form an unexpected friendship.

      Cody’s home life is a messy, too-often terrifying story of neglect and abuse. Cody himself is a smart kid, a survivor with a wicked sense of humour that helps him see past his circumstances and begin to try to get himself out.

      Autumn is, quite literally, on the other side of the tracks from him. Her home life is loving and secure, and she is “in” with the popular girls at school, even if she has a secret life as a glasses-wearing, self-professed comic book nerd at home. And even if the pressure to fit in at school requires hours of time spent making herself look “perfect.”

      Returning home from a movie one evening, Autumn comes across Cody, face down in the laneway behind her house. All Cody knows is that he can’t take another beating from his father like the one he just narrowly escaped. He can’t go home, but he doesn’t have anywhere else to go either. Autumn won’t turn her back on him, even if they never really were friends at school. She agrees to let him hide out in her dad’s art studio at night.

      Over the next couple of days of Autumn sneaking Cody food and bandages, his story comes out. And so does hers.

      Told in alternating narratives, Autumn Bird and the Runaway is a breathtaking collaboration by two of Canada’s finest writers of books for young readers. Infused with themes of identity, belonging and compassion, it’s a story that reminds us that we are all more than our circumstances, and we are all more connected than we think.

      Bio

      MELANIE FLORENCE is an award-winning writer of Cree and Scottish heritage based in Toronto, Ontario. She is the author of Missing Nimâmâ, which won the 2016 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, the 2017 Forest of Reading Golden Oak Award and was a finalist for the 2017 First Nation Communities READ award. Her most recent picture book, Stolen Words, won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award and was a finalist for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Her other books include Righting Canada’s Wrongs: Residential Schools and the teen novels Just Lucky, He Who Dreams, The Missing, One Night, and Rez Runaway. Visit her at https://www.melanieflorence.com/.



      RICHARD SCRIMGER has written more than twenty books for children and adults, including Zomboy and Downside Up, many of which have won for been nominated for major awards and been published internationally. His novel Irresistible is part of the Almost Epic Squad series. Richard is also a popular presenter in schools. His latest novel, a collaboration with Melanie Florence, is Autumn Bird and the Runaway. Richard lives in Toronto, Ontario. Visit him at http://www.scrimger.ca/.

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      Awards
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      Praise for Melanie Florence:

      “Melanie Florence has a real gift for immersing readers in the story. Highly Recommended.” (Rez Runaway) — CM: Canadian Review of Materials

      Praise for Richard Scrimger:

      “A thought-provoking and ultimately hopeful work.” (Downside Up) — School Library Journal

      “Whether a child has experienced the loss of a loved one or not, this book will resonate with its universal message of finding ways to cope with difficult situations.” (Downside Up) — CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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    9781338749281 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 14, Grade (US) from 9 Publication Date:September 06, 2022
    $24.99 CAD 5.82 x 8.55 x 1.09 in | 0.94 lb | 352 pages Carton Quantity:18 Canadian Rights: Y PUSH
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      From the author of The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali and Zara Hossain Is Here. Ayesha is on her own, far from home, when she's faced with a choice that will change her life forever.

      Ayesha is a world away from home when she meets the boy of her dreams. Like her, Suresh is from India but going to high school in Illinois. Once they get together, they are inseparable... until a twist of fate takes Suresh back to India right when Ayesha discovers she's pregnant. Suddenly she feels she's on her own, navigating the biggest decision she'll ever make.

      Seventeen years later, Ayesha's daughter Mira finds an old box with letters addressed to her from her birth mother. Although Mira loves the moms who adopted her, she's intrigued to discover something more about her history. In one letter, Ayesha writes that if Mira can forgive her for what she had to do, she should find a way to travel to India for her eighteenth birthday and meet her.

      Mira knows she'll always regret it if she doesn't go. But is she actually ready for what she will learn?

      From the author of the "heart-wrenching yet hopeful" (Samira Ahmed) novel, The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali, comes a timely story about two teenage girls forced to understand the power and consequences of their choices.

      Bio
      Sabina Khan writes about Muslim teens who straddle cultures. She was born in Germany, spent her teens in Bangladesh, and lived in Macao, Illinois, and Texas before settling down in British Columbia with her husband, two daughters, and the best puppy in the world. Visit her online at sabina-khan.com.
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      Awards
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      Praise for Meet Me in Mumbai

      “Thought-provoking . . . compassionate . . . hopeful.” – Publishers Weekly

      Praise for Zara Hossain Is Here:

      Featured in The New York Times

      ★ "[Zara Hossain Is Here] establishes Khan as a powerful rising voice in YA." Booklist, starred review

      "Fans of Samira Ahmed, Tahereh Mafi, and Randa Abdel-Fattah will find Khan's powerful work timely and affecting." School Library Journal

      "Khan's examination of the legal difficulties many immigrants face on their road to citizenship, and the precariousness of the immigrant experience more generally, fortify this timely novel." — Teen Vogue

      ★ "Khan unapologetically tackles prejudice in its various manifestations while simultaneously engaging openly with the complexities of accountability. The myriad forms of oppression the most vulnerable face in our society intersect in the character of Zara, challenging readers to ask what it means for some to feel at home in a country whose systems feel built to exclude them. A vivid account exploring issues many immigrant teens face." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

      "Khan creates a gripping story line centering the conflict between prejudice and tolerance." Publishers Weekly

      Praise for The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali:

      Featured on NBC News and the BBC

      A Junior Library Guild Selection

      A Teen Indie Next List Pick (IndieBound)

      An Amazon Best Book of the Month for February

      "An intersectional, diverse coming of age story that will break your heart in the best way." Bustle

      ★ "With an up-close depiction of the intersection of the LGBTQIA+ community with Bengali culture, this hard-hitting and hopeful story is a must-purchase for any YA collection." School Library Journal, starred review

      "This book will break your heart and then, chapter by chapter, piece it back together again. A much-needed addition to any YA shelf." — Sandhya Menon, New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi and From Twinkle, With Love

      "Heart-wrenching yet hopeful, The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali is an insightful and honest look at the tangled web of identity, culture, familial loyalty, and love. Sabina Khan crafts a powerful, poignant story about finding yourself, about speaking your truth, and about stepping out of the shadows and into the light." — Samira Ahmed, New York Times bestselling author of Love, Hate and Other Filters

      "A daring and timely novel, The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali delves head-and-heart-first into the universal complexities of navigating duty and desire, tradition and modernity, and friends and family—the one we are born into and the one we choose; the friends who are family, and the family we strive to befriend—all through the prism of multicultured identity. Political, personal, page-turning. Sabina Khan is one to watch." — Tanuja Desai Hidier, author of Born Confused and Bombay Blues

      "Bold, heartbreaking, yet hopeful. A story that will stay with you for years to come." — Sara Farizan, Lambda Award-winning author of If You Could Be Mine

      "The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali unapologetically explores the complex ties between families, friends, and intersectional diversity. Khan brings talent and voice in this brilliant novel that will keep you reading until the very last page." — Nisha Sharma, author of My So-Called Bollywood Life

      "[The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali] takes LGBTQ fiction to another level and will help open readers' eyes to the realities that many face in these changing times." Shelf Awareness

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    9781338819625 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 14, Grade (US) from 9 Publication Date:June 07, 2022
    $13.99 CAD 5.22 x 8 x 0.55 in | 0.45 lb | 256 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Scholastic Press
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      Zara’s family has waited years for their visa process to be finalized so that they can officially become US citizens. But it only takes one moment for that dream to come crashing down around them.

      Seventeen-year-old Pakistani immigrant, Zara Hossain, has been leading a fairly typical life in Corpus Christi, Texas, since her family moved there for her father to work as a pediatrician. While dealing with the Islamophobia that she faces at school, Zara has to lay low, trying not to stir up any trouble and jeopardize their family’s dependent visa status while they await their green card approval, which has been in process for almost nine years.

      But one day her tormentor, star football player Tyler Benson, takes things too far, leaving a threatening note in her locker, and gets suspended. As an act of revenge against her for speaking out, Tyler and his friends vandalize Zara’s house with racist graffiti, leading to a violent crime that puts Zara’s entire future at risk. Now she must pay the ultimate price and choose between fighting to stay in the only place she’s ever called home or losing the life she loves and everyone in it.

      From the author of the “heart-wrenching yet hopeful” (Samira Ahmed) novel, The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali, comes a timely, intimate look at what it means to be an immigrant in America today, and the endurance of hope and faith in the face of hate.

      Bio
      Sabina Khan writes about Muslim teens who straddle cultures. She was born in Germany, spent her teens in Bangladesh, and lived in Macao, Illinois, and Texas before settling down in British Columbia with her husband, two daughters, and the best puppy in the world. Visit her online at sabina-khan.com.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection 2021, Commended
      Reviews

      Praise for Zara Hossain Is Here:

      Featured in The New York Times

      * "[Zara Hossain Is Here] establishes Khan as a powerful rising voice in YA." —Booklist, starred review

      "Fans of Samira Ahmed, Tahereh Mafi, and Randa Abdel-Fattah will find Khan's powerful work timely and affecting." —School Library Journal

      "Khan's examination of the legal difficulties many immigrants face on their road to citizenship, and the precariousness of the immigrant experience more generally, fortify this timely novel." —Teen Vogue

      * "Khan unapologetically tackles prejudice in its various manifestations while simultaneously engaging openly with the complexities of accountability. The myriad forms of oppression the most vulnerable face in our society intersect in the character of Zara, challenging readers to ask what it means for some to feel at home in a country whose systems feel built to exclude them. A vivid account exploring issues many immigrant teens face." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

      "Khan creates a gripping story line centering the conflict between prejudice and tolerance." —Publishers Weekly

      Praise for The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali:

      Featured on NBC News and the BBC

      A Junior Library Guild Selection

      A Teen Indie Next List Pick (IndieBound)

      An ALA-YALSA Quick Picks for Young Adult Readers Book

      A Rainbow Book List Top Ten Book of the Year

      "An intersectional, diverse coming of age story that will break your heart in the best way." —Bustle

      * "With an up-close depiction of the intersection of the LGBTQIA+ community with Bengali culture, this hard-hitting and hopeful story is a must-purchase for any YA collection." —School Library Journal, starred review

      "This book will break your heart and then, chapter by chapter, piece it back together again. A much-needed addition to any YA shelf." —Sandhya Menon, New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi

      "Heart-wrenching yet hopeful, The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali is an insightful and honest look at the tangled web of identity, culture, familial loyalty, and love. Sabina Khan crafts a powerful, poignant story about finding yourself, about speaking your truth, and about stepping out of the shadows and into the light." —Samira Ahmed, New York Times bestselling author of Love, Hate and Other Filters and Internment

      "A daring and timely novel, The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali delves head-and-heart-first into the universal complexities of navigating duty and desire, tradition and modernity, and friends and family—the one we are born into and the one we choose; the friends who are family, and the family we strive to befriend—all through the prism of multicultured identity. Political, personal, page-turning. Sabina Khan is one to watch." —Tanuja Desai Hidier, author of Born Confused and Bombay Blues

      "Bold, heartbreaking, yet hopeful. A story that will stay with you for years to come." —Sara Farizan, Lambda Award-winning author of If You Could Be Mine

      "The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali unapologetically explores the complex ties between families, friends, and intersectional diversity. Khan brings talent and voice in this brilliant novel that will keep you reading until the very last page." —Nisha Sharma, author of My So-Called Bollywood Life

      "[The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali] takes LGBTQ fiction to another level and will help open readers' eyes to the realities that many face in these changing times." —Shelf Awareness

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    The Tyrell Show: Season One Miles Grose, Shaz Enrico Lym Canada
    9781338767216 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 Publication Date:August 02, 2022
    $9.99 CAD 6 x 7.48 x 0.46 in | 0.44 lb | 160 pages Carton Quantity:90 Canadian Rights: Y Scholastic Inc.
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      A highly illustrated, funny, and heartwarming story from the point of view of a precocious 11-year-old boy, Tyrell, who copes with his day-to-day stress by hosting an imaginary real-time podcast in his head!

      Tyrell is a funny, imaginative 11 year-old-heading into his final year at Marcus Garvey Elementary. But soon after he starts, his high hopes that being a 6th grader and now one of the oldest kids in the school will automatically make him one of the coolest and wisest kids around pretty much go POOF!

      For starters, SOMETHING seems to be going on with his best friend, Boogie. He’s just not himself. Plus, schoolwork is uh, way harder than maybe he thought it would be. And to make things worse, there’s a school show coming up at the end of the year that Tyrell is terrified of! Of course, it’s not all bad. A pack of rabbits gets loose in the school. And when Principal Davis fell asleep with the intercom on, snoring for all the school to hear? Priceless. Tyrell relives these events and copes with all this stress the only way he knows how — through his imaginary “podcast” recording sessions held on the floor of his bedroom, often with his lovable bulldog Monty at his side.

      Tyrell Show is a perfect series for anyone who’s ever held their own talk show on a bedroom floor with a tape recorder, iPad, or computer at their side. This highly illustrated coming-of-age series starring young African American boys is sure to put a smile on the face of anyone who picks it up.

      Bio
      Miles Grose, a comedian by training, is a writer for NBC, Netflix, and Dreamworks / Universal. He currently writes and produces with actor/comedian JB Smoove. In the past he taught art and theater techniques to facilitate social-emotional learning to underprivileged youths for 25 years in New York City and New Jersey. Miles currently lives in Los Angeles, CA, but his heart is in New York.

      Shaz Enrico Lym is a Canadian animator who works full-time for Disney and has worked previously for Nickelodeon and Dreamworks / Universal. He created the characters in The Tyrell Show based on his real-life friends and family. He currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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    The Tyrell Show: Season One Miles Grose, Shaz Enrico Lym
    9781338767223 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 Publication Date:August 02, 2022
    $34.99 CAD Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Scholastic Inc.
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      A highly illustrated, funny, and heartwarming story from the point of view of a precocious 11-year-old boy, Tyrell, who copes with his day-to-day stress by hosting an imaginary real-time podcast in his head!

      Tyrell is a funny, imaginative 11 year-old-heading into his final year at Marcus Garvey Elementary. But soon after he starts, his high hopes that being a 6th grader and now one of the oldest kids in the school will automatically make him one of the coolest and wisest kids around pretty much go POOF!

      For starters, SOMETHING seems to be going on with his best friend, Boogie. He's just not himself. Plus, schoolwork is uh, way harder than maybe he thought it would be. And to make things worse, there's a school show coming up at the end of the year that Tyrell is terrified of! Of course, it's not all bad. A pack of rabbits gets loose in the school. And when Principal Davis fell asleep with the intercom on, snoring for all the school to hear? Priceless. Tyrell relives these events and copes with all this stress the only way he knows how -- through his imaginary "podcast" recording sessions held on the floor of his bedroom, often with his lovable bulldog Monty at his side.

      Tyrell Show is a perfect series for anyone who's ever held their own talk show on a bedroom floor with a tape recorder, iPad, or computer at their side. This highly illustrated coming-of-age series starring young African American boys is sure to put a smile on the face of anyone who picks it up.

      Bio
      Miles Grose, a comedian by training, is a writer for NBC, Netflix, and Dreamworks / Universal. He currently writes and produces with actor/comedian JB Smoove. In the past he taught art and theater techniques to facilitate social-emotional learning to underprivileged youths for 25 years in New York City and New Jersey. Miles currently lives in Los Angeles, CA, but his heart is in New York.

      Shaz Enrico Lym is a Canadian animator who works full-time for Disney and has worked previously for Nickelodeon and Dreamworks / Universal. He created the characters in The Tyrell Show based on his real-life friends and family. He currently lives in Toronto.
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    Series: Tom Gates
    Tom Gates Random Acts of Fun Liz Pichon, Liz Pichon
    9781443196109 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (US) from 4 - 7 Publication Date:May 03, 2022
    $10.99 CAD 6.03 x 7.49 x 0.63 in | 0.49 lb Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Scholastic Canada
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      Tom has a fractured ankle . . . can he come up with fun stuff to do until the cast comes off?

      Tom Gates has fractured his ankle and is totally FED UP.

      That is until he starts to think up fun stuff to do while he’s waiting for the cast to come off: making up a secret language with Norman; having his friends over to try out his crutches; sitting by the window spying on his street; and most of all, trying to get his hands on a caramel doughnut from the new bakery in town.

      Bio
      When LIZ PICHON was little, she loved to draw, paint, and make things. Her mum used to say she was very good at making a mess (which is still true today!). She kept drawing and went to art school, where she earned a degree in graphic design. She worked as a designer and art director in the music industry, and her freelance work has appeared on a wide variety of products. Liz is the author-illustrator of several picture books. Tom Gates is the first series of books she has written and illustrated for older children. They have won several prestigious awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, and the Blue Peter Book Award. The books have been translated into 43 languages worldwide. Visit her at lizpichon.com.

      When LIZ PICHON was little, she loved to draw, paint, and make things. Her mum used to say she was very good at making a mess (which is still true today!). She kept drawing and went to art school, where she earned a degree in graphic design. She worked as a designer and art director in the music industry, and her freelance work has appeared on a wide variety of products. Liz is the author-illustrator of several picture books. Tom Gates is the first series of books she has written and illustrated for older children. They have won several prestigious awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, and the Blue Peter Book Award. The books have been translated into 43 languages worldwide. Visit her at lizpichon.com.
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      Awards
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      Praise for Liz Pichon

      “Pichon's use of word art and simple drawings lures the reader into the world of Tom . . . his antics are entertaining and will be a hit with younger boy readers particularly.” — CM: Canadian Review of Materials

      “Pichon’s books are bursting with humour . . .” — The Telegraph (UK)

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    9781443195843 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 7 - 10, Grade (US) from 2 - 5 Publication Date:July 19, 2022
    $14.99 CAD 6.04 x 9.03 x 0.32 in | 0.66 lb | 136 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Scholastic Canada
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      The Lunch Club is back (in time) in their latest adventure!

      It’s history week at Pleasant Valley Elementary. Mr. Peabody has organized some very cool AND educational events. But Leo and Tia haven’t seen him since he vanished into a weird portal, along with the villainous McSticky.

      When Mr. Peabody suddenly reappears, he comes bearing bad news: McSticky, has a dangerous space-time ray and he’s not afraid to use it . . . to change the course of history!

      Will the Lunch Club gang be able to stop him in time?

      Bio

      DOM — a.k.a Dominique — PELLETIER started drawing cartoons at a young age and has never put his crayons down, even while studying graphic communications at Laval University in Quebec City. A lover of the great outdoors, he has planted trees and travelled the world before beginning work as a video game designer. After a fateful meeting at the Quebec Book Fair, Dom teamed up with Éditions Scholastic on their bestselling joke book series. Fifty very funny books later, he has translated his joke book success into the hilarious graphic novel series, The Lunch Club (Les timbrés). He lives with his wife in Saint-Liboire, Quebec.



      DOM — a.k.a Dominique — PELLETIER started drawing cartoons at a young age and has never put his crayons down, even while studying graphic communications at Laval University in Quebec City. A lover of the great outdoors, he has planted trees and travelled the world before beginning work as a video game designer. After a fateful meeting at the Quebec Book Fair, Dom teamed up with Éditions Scholastic on their bestselling joke book series. Fifty very funny books later, he has translated his joke book success into the hilarious graphic novel series, The Lunch Club (Les timbrés). He lives with his wife in Saint-Liboire, Quebec.

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      Awards
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      Praise for It Came from the Basement (The Lunch Club #1):

      • Top Recommended Selection for the 2021 TD Summer Reading Program

      “Kids will laugh themselves silly over The Lunch Club: It Came from the Basement.” — CanLit for Little Canadians

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    9781443189613 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 Publication Date:July 19, 2022
    $8.99 CAD 5.27 x 7.63 x 0.4 in | 0.3 lb | 144 pages Carton Quantity:80 Canadian Rights: Y Scholastic Canada
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      30 dangerous paths. 30 minutes to escape. YOU choose the path to survive — in the spookiest Countdown to Danger yet!

      This spooky installment of the choose-your-own-path series features serious survival scenarios, horror style! Readers determine their own fate as they dodge obstacles like ravenous zombies, shapeshifting monsters, haunted clocks and deadly booby traps!

      The door slams behind you, and you realize that you and your cousin are trapped in Smithson House, that old, derelict mansion at the edge of town. This house is possessed by all manner of ghosts and ghouls — and at the stroke of midnight, the supernatural powers in this building will use you to BREAK OUT. Unless, of course, you manage to escape by reversing the curse that holds all of you here.

      You’ve got 30 minutes to stop the ghosts and save your cousin . . . or die trying!

      Bio

      JEFF SZPIRGLAS is the author of multiple books in the Countdown to Danger series. In addition to his choose-your-own-path titles, Jeff has written award-nominated non-fiction books and several terrifying novels and horror collections for middle-grade readers, including Tales from the Fringes of Fear and Tales from Beyond the Brain. With his wife, Danielle Saint-Onge, he is the co-author of the Orca Echoes books X Marks the Spot!, Something's Fishy and Messy Miranda. He's worked at CTV Television and was an editor at Chirp, chickaDEE and Owl magazines. He has twin children, two cats (the cats are not twins) and one dog. In his spare time, he teaches elementary school. He lives in Kitchener, Ontario. Visit him online at www.jeffszpirglas.com.

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      Praise for Countdown to Danger: Canadian Survival: “Every scenario is action-packed and the pace is breathtaking . . . Canadian Survival is an especially good choice for reluctant readers, even those ages 12 to 14.” — CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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