Dewey Diva Picks

Dewey Diva Picks - Fall 2014

My Little Hockey Book

My Little Hockey Book Canadian

ISBN 978-1-4431-3225-1
Ages 0-3 | BB | Board Books | September

First words and numbers are paired with bright, bold photographs of kids playing the sport, filling each page with interest and colour. Perfect for little hands and inquisitive minds, this bright and chunky board book is engaging, educational, and fun! The concepts and photos are sure to capture the attention of the very young, and lead them to a love of reading — and our national sport.

Fly Guy #14: Fly Guy's Amazing Tricks

Fly Guy #14: Fly Guy's Amazing Tricks

By Tedd Arnold | ISBN 978-0-545-49329-1
Ages 4-8 | HC | Readers | September

Fly Guy puts on a show with all the new tricks that Buzz taught him. But when Fly Guy shows off The Backstroke, The Dizzy Doozie, and The Big Booger at dinner-time, Buzz tells Fly Guy only to do the tricks on command. The tricks come in handy when an annoying kid starts picking on Buzz and Fly Guy — and by the time Fly Guy pulls off The Big Booger, he runs away.

Kung Pow Chicken #4: Heroes on the Side (A Branches Book)

Kung Pow Chicken #4: Heroes on the Side (A Branches Book)  Canadian

By Cyndi Marko | ISBN 978-0-545-61074-2
Ages 5-7 | PB | Readers | December

Gordon Blue's birdy senses are tingling like never before in this fourth book in the series. The Blue family travels to New Yolk City on vacation. While in the Big Egg, Egg Drop goes to the Annual Sidekicks Meeting. With all of the world's sidekicks in one basket, bad guy Chickenfinger and his Dirty Dozen Bad Eggs chicknap the sidekicks. Kung Pow Chicken will have to save the doomed sidekicks fast — the egg timer is ticking!

Dashing Through the Snow: A Canadian Jingle Bells

Dashing Through the Snow: A Canadian Jingle Bells Canadian

By Helaine Becker | Werner Zimmermann | ISBN 978-1-4431-2452-2
Ages 3-7 | HC | Picture Books | October

When Sasquatch upsets Santa's sleigh, everyone gets the wrong presents. But that doesn't stop them from having a great time! Join in the merriment and mayhem as a wild (and familiar) cast of Canadian characters take over the Christmas holidays once again. With the same jolly rhymes and infectious energy that made A Porcupine in a Pine Tree an instant classic, this Canadian twist on "Jingle Bells" is the must-have, must-give book for the holidays.

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel

By Caryn Yocowitz | David Slonim | ISBN 978-0-439-91530-4
Ages 4-8 | HC | Picture Books | September

Beyond the joy of a Jewish take on this most American of folk songs, the illustrations here offer hilarious parodies of great works of art by da Vinci, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hopper, Rockwell, Matisse, Picasso, and other masters — adding a whole new layer of humour and culture to the familiar tune. You'll love this old lady, and want to visit her every Chanukah for years to come.

My Grandfather's Coat

My Grandfather's Coat

By Jim Aylesworth | Barbara McClintock | ISBN 978-0-439-92545-7
Ages 4-8 | HC | Picture Books | November

A rollicking, rhyming, fun rendition of a favourite folksong about a many-times recycled coat. Jim Aylesworth's satisfying retelling and Barbara McClintock's heart-warming pictures celebrate how Grandfather cleverly recycles his beloved coat through four generations.

Noodle Magic

Noodle Magic

By Roseanne Greenfield Thong | Meilo So | ISBN 978-0-545-52167-3
Ages 4-8 | HC | Picture Books | Decmeber

Grandpa Tu is famous for his special noodles, and as the emperor's birthday approaches, he teaches his granddaughter, Mei, the family trade. Mei struggles to find the magic needed to make noodles. Ultimately, she finds the magic — and the ability to succeed — within. Mei doesn't just make noodles — her magic noodles in varied shapes and sizes rain down from the sky!

The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf, and Grandma

The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf, and Grandma

By Diane Fox | Christyan Fox | ISBN 978-0-545-69481-0
Ages 4-8 | HC | Picture Books | September

Cat starts reading "Little Red Riding Hood" and explains, "It's a story about a little girl who always wears a red cape with a hood." Dog says, "COOL! I love stories about superheroes. What's her special power?" Cat says, "She doesn't have any special powers. It's not that kind of a story." And then the fun ensues! The zany, fun back-and-forth of Dog and Cat celebrates the joy of reading — and questioning.

The Night Parade

The Night Parade

By Lily Roscoe | David Walker | ISBN 978-0-545-39623-3
Ages 0-3 | HC | Picture Books | September

The Night Parade is a goodnight book filled with the whimsical wilderness of children's imaginations just before they fall asleep. Written by first time author, Lily Roscoe, with art by bestselling illustrator, David Walker, The Night Parade is a truly dreamworthy read-aloud.

A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius

A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius Canadian

By Stacey Matson | ISBN 978-1-4431-3317-3
Ages 9-12 | HC | Middle Grade | September

Arthur Bean has set two goals for himself: to win the school writing contest and to win the heart of his secret crush, Kennedy. Arthur is in turns outrageous, defiant, and unintentionally hilarious as we peek over his shoulder at his reading journals, notes from his long-suffering teachers, his offbeat articles for the school newspaper — even the emails he sends to writing partner Kennedy.

I Survived: Five True Stories of Survival

I Survived: Five True Stories of Survival

By Lauren Tarshis | ISBN 978-0-545-78224-1
Ages 7-10 | HC | Middle Grade | October

Lauren Tarshis brings together five true stories in a narrative non-fiction companion that explores the real names behind history's greatest disasters. Including: Into the Black Water: The Titanic, 1912, The Wave: The Japanese Tsunami, 2011, Out of the Tornado: Henryville, Indiana, 2013, The Great Molasses Flood of 1919, and In the Path of the Avalanche!

Spirit Animals Special Edition: Tales of the Great Beasts

Spirit Animals Special Edition: Tales of the Great Beasts

By Brandon Mull | ISBN 978-0-545-69516-9
Ages 8-12 | HC | Middle Grade | November

Also available in special library edition ISBN 978-0-545-78709-3

In the world of Erdas, there's a story of four noble animals who sacrificed everything to protect their homes from the ambitions of a mad king. Long before they were spirit animals, the four were still legends — Great Beasts, the most powerful beings to roam the wilds of Erdas. Wise and cunning, gentle and ruthless, these are tales of the true heroes and villains in the war that started it all.

The Book of Bad Things

The Book of Bad Things

By Dan Poblocki | ISBN 978-0-545-64553-9
Ages 10-14 | HC | Middle Grade | September

When Cassidy Bean leaves New York to spend the summer upstate, she's disappointed to find that Whitechapel is not the quiet, pleasant suburb she remembers. Ursula Chambers has passed away under mysterious circumstances. Cassidy listens as rumors spread that Ursula's vengeful ghost is stalking the town with a warning from beyond the grave. And when Cassidy resolves to uncover the truth behind the strangeness, she learns there are more bad things in the world than she ever suspected . . . .

The Iron Trial: Book 1 of The Magisterium

The Iron Trial: Book 1 of The Magisterium

By Holly Black and Cassandra Clare | ISBN 978-0-545-52225-0
Ages 8-12 | HC | Middle Grade | September

Available September 9th!

Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him. So he tries his best to do his worst — and fails at failing. Now the Magisterium awaits him.

The Madman of Piney Woods

The Madman of Piney Woods  Canadian

By Christopher Paul Curtis | ISBN 978-1-4431-3912-0
Ages 8-12 | HC | Middle Grade | October

Set in Buxton, Ontario, in a settlement of runaway slaves, forty years after the events of Elijah of Buxton, the story unfolds through Benji and Red's alternating first-person narratives. Through their eyes, we meet two different, yet equally damaged individuals: an Irish immigrant woman whose journey to Canada proves as devastating as the famine she's escaping, and a Black Canadian soldier who barely survives the American Civil War only to find he no longer fits in back home.

The Yeti Files #1: Meet the Bigfeet

The Yeti Files #1: Meet the Bigfeet

By Kevin Sherry | ISBN 978-0-545-55617-0
Ages 7-10 | HC | Middle Grade | October

Blizz Richards is a great guy, a caring boss, and a loyal friend. Oh, yeah . . . he's also a yeti! He's made it his life's mission to study cryptids like him, hidden animals who have taken a powerful oath to never be seen by the outside world. In Kevin Sherry's hilarious new illustrated series, you'll meet a wide array of weird and wacky cryptids, from goblins and Goatman to skunk apes and Sasquatch — animals that you don't believe exist. And it's up to Blizz to keep it that way!

Unstoppable Octobia May

Unstoppable Octobia May

By Sharon G. Flake | ISBN 978-0-545-60960-9
Ages 8-12 | HC | Middle Grade | October

Octobia May is girl filled with questions. Thank goodness for Auntie, who convinces Octobia's parents to let her live in her boarding house that is filled with old folks. When Octobia starts to question the folks in her world, an adventure and a mystery unfold that beg some troubling questions: Who is black and who is "passing" for white? What happens when a vibrant African American community must face its own racism? And, perhaps most important: Do vampires really exist?

The Zero Degree Zombie Zone

The Zero Degree Zombie Zone

By Patrik Henry Bass | Jerry Craft | ISBN 978-0-545-13210-7
Ages 8-12 | HC | Middle Grade | September

Also available in paperback ISBN 978-0-545-13211-4

Shy fourth-grader Bakari Katari Johnson is having a bad day. He's always coming up against Tariq Thomas, the most popular kid in their class, and today is no different. On top of that, Bakari has found a strange ring that appears to have magical powers — and the people from the ring's fantastical other world want it back! Can Bakari and his best friend Wardell stave off the intruders' attempts, keep the ring safe, and stand up to Tariq and his pal Keisha, all before the school bell rings?

Amulet #6: Escape from Lucien

Amulet #6: Escape from Lucien

By Kazu Kibuishi | ISBN 978-0-545-43315-0
Ages 8-12 | PB | Graphic Fiction | September

Emily, Navin, and their friends continue to battle the Elf King in hopes of destroying him forever, but one of his most loyal followers, Max, isn't making it easy for them. The crew journeys to Lucien, a city that's been ravaged by the war. Emily has more enemies there than she realizes — and it'll take everything she's got to get herself and her friends out of the city alive.

Bird and Squirrel on Ice

Bird and Squirrel on Ice

By James Burks | ISBN 978-0-545-56318-5
Ages 7-10 | PB | Graphic Fiction | October

After Bird and Squirrel crash land in the South Pole during a raging blizzard, a penguin named Sakari thinks Bird has come to rid her village of a hungry Killer Whale. But when Squirrel finds out that Bird will actually be fed to the Killer Whale as a sacrifice, they hatch a crazy plan to escape. With a good timing, a little luck, and help from Sakari, they just might make it out alive. Or they might end up as whale food!

Sisters

Sisters

By Raina Telgemeier | ISBN 978-0-545-54059-9
Ages 8-12 | HC | Graphic Fiction | September

Also available in paperback ISBN 978-0-545-54060-5

Raina can't wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren't quite how she expected them to be. Amara is cute, but she's also a cranky, grouchy baby, and mostly prefers to play by herself. Their relationship doesn't improve much over the years, but when a baby brother enters the picture and later, something doesn't seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all.

The Raven Cycle Book 3: Blue Lily, Lily Blue

The Raven Cycle Book 3: Blue Lily, Lily Blue

By Maggie Stiefvater | ISBN 978-0-545-42496-7
Ages 14 & up | HC | Young Adult | November

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs. The trick with found things, though, is how easily they can be lost. Friends can betray. Mothers can disappear. Visions can mislead. Certainties can unravel.

Bombay Blues

Bombay Blues

By Tanuja Desai Hidier | ISBN 978-0-545-38478-0
Ages 14 & up | HC | Young Adult | September
MATURE CONTENT

In Born Confused, Indian-American just-turned-17-year-old Dimple Rohitbhai Lala found love, friendship, art — and home — where she least expected it. But a lot's gone on in the years that have followed. And what happens if what you thought you wanted wasn't what you wanted after all? As she learns during adventures that take her from India to New York to London and back, with a little luck and a lot of vision, the journey home might prove just as magical as what you left behind to make it.

Famous Last Words

Famous Last Words

By Katie Alender | ISBN 978-0-545-63997-2
Ages 12 & up | HC | Young Adult | October

A killer is stalking Los Angeles — a killer who reenacts famous movie murder scenes. Could Willa's strange visions have to do with these unsolved murders? Or is she going crazy? And who can she confide in? There's Marnie, her new friend who may not be totally trustworthy. And there's Reed, who's ridiculously handsome and seems to get Willa. There's also Wyatt, who's super smart but unhealthily obsessed with the Hollywood Killer.

Love is the Drug

Love is the Drug

By Alaya Dawn Johnson | ISBN 978-0-545-41781-5
Ages 14 & up | HC | Young Adult | October

Emily Bird was raised not to ask questions. But a chance meeting with a homeland security agent at a party leads to Bird waking up in a hospital, days later, with no memory of the end of the night. Meanwhile, the world has fallen apart: A deadly flu virus is sweeping the nation. The only one Bird can trust is Coffee, a quiet, outsider genius who deals drugs to their classmates and is a firm believer in conspiracy theories. And he believes in Bird. But what she knows could unleash the biggest government scandal in US history.

Taken

Taken

By David Massey | ISBN 978-0-545-66128-7
Ages 14 & up | HC | Young Adult | September

Six crew members are toughing it out, trying to come together as a team to sail around the world on a grueling challenge for charity. Four are teen military veterans disabled in combat: They're used to being pushed to the limit. But nothing could have prepared them for being kidnapped by the Lord's Resistance Army. Suddenly, the trip of a lifetime turns into a dark journey into the African jungle. Taken hostage by a notorious warlord and his band of child soldiers, how will Rio, Ash, Marcus, Jen, Charis, and Izzy survive?

Bone Collection: Skulls

Bone Collection: Skulls

By Rob Scott Colson | ISBN 978-0-545-72457-9
Ages 8-12 | PB | Non-fiction | September

This spectacular collection of awesome skulls will take a closer look inside some of the world's most fascinating creatures. Learn what an animal's skull can tell us about how each creature lives. Discover the narwhal, the unicorn of the sea. Marvel at how a hippo's eyeballs nearly pop out of its head. Take a look at the rhinoceros' enormous beak. Featuring the skulls of pythons, piranhas, rams, bears and more, readers will be amazed by the wide variety of skulls in the animal kingdom.

Buried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth

Buried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth

By Molly Bang | Penny Chisholm | ISBN 978-0-545-57785-4
Ages 4-8 | HC | Non-fiction | October

What are fossil fuels, and how did they come to exist? This engaging, stunning book explains how coal, oil, and gas are really "buried sunlight," trapped beneath the surface of our planet for millions and millions of years. Now, in a very short time, we are digging them up and burning them, changing the carbon balance of our planet's air and water. What does this mean, and what should we do about it?

From Vimy to Victory: Canada's Fight to the Finish in World War I

From Vimy to Victory: Canada's Fight to the Finish in World War I Canadian

By Hugh Brewster | ISBN 978-1-4431-2461-4
Ages 9-12 | HC | Non-fiction | September

From Vimy to Victory is presented in an engaging and accessible scrapbook style, with facts and details accompanied by first-person accounts, letters describing life at the Front, wartime diaries, and numerous images, maps, and diagrams that bring World War I to vivid life.

Le monde à portée de la main: De grandes idées illustré es simplement <br />If: A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers

Le monde à portée de la main: De grandes idées illustré es simplement
If: A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers

By David J. Smith | Steve Adams | ISBN 978-1-4431-3819-2
Ages 8-12 | PB | French | August

Dans ce nouvel album, l'auteur David J. Smith se sert d'images pour illustrer des concepts difficiles à saisir. Ainsi les enfants peuvent les comprendre plus facilement. Les planè tes deviennent des ballons de diverses dimensions, notre galaxie est repré senté e par un petit pois posé sur une immense assiette et la Terre est une pomme coupé e en quartiers. Avec un texte simple et des illustrations é loquentes, cet album offre plus qu'un nouveau regard sur le monde, il ouvre la porte à une foule d'activité s ludiques, basé es sur l'utilisation de la mise à l'é chelle comme moyen d'apprentissage.

This new book by David J. Smith takes immeasurable things and brings them down in size and uses every day, household objects to show size and scale comparison. Children will learn the sizes of the planets using various balls, the size of our solar system if we shrunk the Milky Way to the size of a dinner plate, and much more. Minimal text in a visually stimulating book illustrated by Steve Adams, opens up the mind and provides information in a fascinating way.

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Grognonstein<br />Crankenstein

Grognonstein
Crankenstein

By Samantha Berger | Dan Santat | ISBN 978-1-4431-3639-6
Ages 4-8 | PB | French | September

À premiè re vue, on pourrait croire que c'est un garçon ordinaire mais lorsqu'il fait trop froid à l'Halloween ou qu'il fait trop chaud pour des sucettes glacé es, Grognonstein se manifeste et se met à grogner : AAAHGRRR! Ce n'est que lorsqu'il rencontre un autre spé cimen de son espè ce qu'il se met à rire, pour un instant, car mé fiez-vous, Grognonstein tend à ré apparaî tre assez rapidement...

Beware of Crankenstein! He is a monster of grumpiness that no one can destroy! He may look like any ordinary boy, but when faced with a rainy day, a melting popsicle, or an early bedtime, this little boy transforms into a mumbling, grumbling Crankenstein. When Crankenstein meets his match in a fellow Crankenstein, the results could be catastrophic — or they could be just what he needs to brighten his day!

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Illustrations from Dashing Through the Snow © 2014 by Werner Zimmermann. All rights reserved.

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