Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep! By Maureen Wright
It’s time for Big Bear to hibernate, so Old Man Winter tells him: "Sleep, Big Bear, sleep." But Big Bear doesn’t hear very well. He thinks Old Man Winter has told him to drive a jeep, to sweep, and to leap. Big Bear just can’t understand what Old Man Winter is trying to tell him. Will Old Man Winter find a way to get Big Bear’s attention?
Looking for Luna By Tim Myers
A little girl and her father look for their favorite cat everywhere. "We're after a cat, a soft stepping cat, I’m walking with Dad and we're after a cat. With me out in front and him close behind, there’s a wandering kitty we need to find.” They meet lots of other cats along the way…….but where is Luna?
Orangutan Tongs: Poems to Tangle Your Tongue By Jon Agee
The poems in this book are tricky! Some of them are hard to read. Some are easy to read. But each poem has at least one line that will tie your tongue in knots. Have fun with this one!
Codes and Ciphers By Adrian Gilbert
Always a fascinating subject for young people, this pictorial collection depicts a historical overview of ways to send messages by code or cipher from Caesar’s time right to the modern use of microdots.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice By Fiona Chandler
Max has been given the job of his dreams. He is learning to be a sorcerer by becoming an apprentice, but secretly Max can’t wait to try out some magic on his own. One day, when Max is left alone in the castle, he grabs his chance. His spell works well, really well! Until he discovers that he can’t stop the magic and doesn’t know what to do!
T-Minus: The Race to the Moon By Jim Ottaviani
What happens when you take two global superpowers, dozens of daring pilots, thousands of engineers and scientists, and then point them at the night sky and say "go?" Answer: a space race! The whole world followed the countdown to send the first men to the moon. This is the story of the people who made it happen, both in the rockets and behind the scenes in this new graphic novel.
Down to the Bone By Mayra Lazara Dole
When Laura’s love for another girl is revealed, she is expelled from school and kicked out of her house. In the aftermath, Laura struggles to accept her identity while exploring a relationship with a boi, a young woman, and a guy she dates in hopes of regaining her mother’s love. The use of Cuban culture creates a colourful backdrop to the story. For mature readers.
The Vast Fields of Ordinary By Nick Burd
The summer after high school stretches out before Dade Hamilton. College life beckons, but for now he must survive his parents’ failing marriage, his monotonous job, and a “boyfriend” who won’t acknowledge his existence. A friendship with Lucy and a budding romance with Alex give Dade the fortitude to come out to his parents. For mature readers.
The Cold Light of Mourning By Elizabeth J. Duncan
Wales and Canada are both modest, overlooked places next door to more prominent neighbours. For the Welsh holiday of St. David’s Day (March 1), raise a toast, “Iechyd da”, and pick up this delightful cozy mystery set in picturesque North Wales. A Canadian expatriate manicurist stars as the amateur detective.
Even Money By Dick Francis
The long run of beloved crime novels from Welsh-born Dick Francis that began with 1962’s Dead Cert has ended with 2009’s Even Money, as Francis died recently. Co-written with his son Felix, this final novel has all the elements his fans expect: a dastardly crime, horse racing and a handsome, everyman hero.