Children's New Releases 

March 2020

Gleebooks Bookshop - Wednesday, March 11, 2020


Poems Aloud Everybody Counts: A counting story from 0 to 7.5 by Joseph Coelho (ill) Daniel Gray-Barnett   20 poems by the award winning Joseph Coelho will arm children with techniques for lifting poetry off the page and per- forming with con dence. Perfect for con dent and shy readers alike, this book teaches all sorts of clever ways to perform po- etry. Award winning performance poet, Joseph Coelho, shares 20 techniques for reading aloud with 20 funny and thoughtful original poems. There are tongue twisters, poems to project, poems to whisper, poems to make you laugh. There are poems to perform to a whole class and others to whisper in somebody’s ear. Richly textured, warm and stylish illustration by Daniel Gray-Barnett bring each page to life. ($25, HB)

Lola Dutch I Love you So Much  by Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright  This is Lola Dutch, a delightfully creative girl who loves her friends SO much. When they’ re having a bad day, Lola knows just what to do to make each of them feel better—she sews cozy pajamas for Gator, constructs the perfect reading nook for Crane, and takes Pig to the park! Lola loves showing her friends how much she loves them! But there’s one special friend she’s forgotten—Bear! Can Lola decide on the perfect way to express how much he means to her? ($25, HB)

This is a dog by Ross Collins

($23, HB) Alternately titled My First Animal Book this is a beautifully illustrated and hilarious picture book that follows the eponymous dog as he discovers and makes mischief with the cat, monkey, rabbit etc. A perfect example of how simplicity in language, colour and humour can really make a story pop. It introduces babies and toddlers to the world of animals but can also be shared with 4-5 year olds with a sense of humour. An absolute delight! Morgan


Humanimal: Incredible Ways Animals are Just Like Us! by Christopher Lloyd & Mark Ruffle  So you think you’re special? You think that just because people have built giant cities, invented pop-up toasters and put a person on the Moon that they are somehow different from other living things? Well it’s time to think again! Discover how slime moulds can solve how to navigate through a maze; how rats tickle and laugh out loud; how elephants have funerals for their lost loved ones; how bees vote in elections to decide where to locate their nests; how crows use cars to crack nuts and a whole lot more! ($28, HB)

Queer Heroes ($28, HB) by Arabelle Sicardi (ill) Sarah Tanat-Jones  Discover the stories of 52 LGBT artists, writers, innovators, athletes & activists who have made great contributions to culture, from ancient times to present day: Leonardo to Freddie Mercury, Sappho to Virginia Woolf, James Baldwin, Tove Jansson, Alan Turing, Michelangelo, Martina Navratilova, Tchaikovsky, Vikram Seth, Yotam Ottolenghi, Johanna SigurðardoĢttir, Ellen DeGeneres & 38 more!

Everybody Counts: A counting story from 0 to 7.5 Billion by Kristin Roskifte. Roskifte is a Norwegian illustrator and author. She has made seven picture books with topics like dream homes, queueing and animals with body issues. In this fun outing she teaches you to count from 0 to 7.5 billion while following the characters’ stories through the book, seeing how their lives collide with those of others. There are a lot of secrets to be discovered for the sharp-eyed! You’ll see that everyone is different, everyone has their own life, and that—most importantly—everybody counts.

Fiction 8 and Under

Narwhal’s Otter Friend by Ben Clanton ($15, HB)

There’s nothing like a series to get kids on the reading trail! This is the first in a wonderfully silly, full-colour, early graphic novel series that stars Narwhal, a happy-go-lucky narwhal, and Jelly, a no-nonsense jelly fish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do they love waffles, parties and adventures. These three short stories and a super fun ocean fact page—and joke page too is the perfect  rst book for young readers, just moving on from picture books, discovering the joys of friendship, working together & the power of imagination.

Geronimo Stilton Reporter #4 The Mummy With No Name 

When reports of a mummy terrorizing the New Mouse City Museum  flood the phone lines, Geronimo Stilton, editor-in-chief of the Rodent’s Gazette, is on the job! Geronimo is certain there is a logical explanation to all this, seeks to debunk the theory and prove that there’s no mummy. Will Geronimo get wrapped up in more than he can handle? Is he about to become ancient history? Is there something, or someone, really lurking in the shadows of the New Mouse City Museum? ($15, HB) 

Dog Man #8: Fetch 22 by Dav Pilkey ($17, HB) From the hilarious Dav Pilkey comes Dog Man 8, which sees Petey the Cat out of jail with a brand-new lease on life. While Petey’s reevaluated what matters most, Li’l Petey is struggling to  find the good in the world. Can Petey and Dog Man stop  fighting like cats and dogs long enough to put their paws together and work as a team? They need each now more than ever Li’l Petey (and the world) is counting on them!

Fiction 8 to 12

The Great Escape: Wolf Girl 2 by Anh Do (ill) Jeremy Ley ($15, PB) I held onto the bars of the truck and howled to my dogs as they fell further and further behind. Sunrise, Brutus, Zip, Nosey and Tiny all ran as hard as they could, but there was no way they could keep up. After four years alone in the wild, Gwen is overjoyed to see another person. But when she is thrown into the back of a van and stolen away to a prison camp, things don’t look good. How will her pack find her? Where is her human family? Will the other kids in the camp be friends or enemies? Luckily, Eagle is fast, the dogs are brave, and bars and fences are no match for the one and only Wolf Girl!

Monster Nanny by Tuutikki Tolonen(ill) Pasi Pitkanen ($17, PB)

Halley, Koby & Mimi have been sent a nanny to look after them while their parents are away. But their nanny is a monster! Grah is enor- mous, hairy, dusty & doesn’t talk. As the 3 siblings search for answers, they discover that other neighbourhood kids have also been left with similar creatures. So where did they all come from? With no parents around and the fate of their new nanny at stake, the Hellman kids must depend on each other as they solve the mystery of the monsters— and maybe even help them get back to their home. Finnish author Tuutikki Tolonen received the Arvid Lydecken prize for this ‘Mary Poppins meets Where the Wild Things Are’ outing.

The Boy Who Made the World Disappear by Ben Miller (ill) Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini ($20, HB) New from Ben Miller—comedian, actor and author of the popular The Night I Met Father Christmas. Harrison tries his best to be good. He doesn’t steal, he always shares with his sister and he never cheats at board games, but Harrison also has a BIG  flaw—he can’t control his temper! So when he’s given a black hole instead of a balloon at a party, Harrison jumps at the chance to get rid of everything that makes him cross. But when it’s not just things he hates that are disappearing into the black hole but things he loves, too, Harrison starts to realise that sometimes you should be careful what you wish for. An out-of-this-world adventure about twists of fate, time travel and troublesome black holes. 

Teen Fiction

19 Love Songs by David Levithan ($20, PB)

A resentful member of a high school Quiz Bowl team with an unrequited crush. A Valentine’s Day in the life of Every Day’s protagonist ‘A’. A return to the characters of Two Boys Kissing. Born from David Levithan’s tradition of writing a story for his friends each Valentine’s Day, this exciting new collection brings all of them to his readers for the first time. With fiction, non-fiction, and a story in verse.

The Shadowglass: Bone Witch #3

by Rin Chupeco ($18, PB) Tea is a bone witch who possesses the dark magic needed to raise the dead. She has used this magic to breathe life into those she has loved & lost—those who would join her army against the deceitful royals. But Tea’s quest to conjure a shadow- glass—to achieve immortality for the one person she loves most in the world—threatens to consume her heart. And when she is left with new blood on her hands, Tea must answer to a power greater than the elder asha, or even her conscience. A very exciting conclusion to this series. Awesome & dark YA fantasy. (Elissa)

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera ($20, PB)

Growing up in New York, brothers Emil & Brighton have always idolized the Spell Walkers—a vigilante group sworn to rid the world of specters. Brighton wishes he had a power so he could join the fray. Emil just wants the fighting to stop. In this climate of fear, a gang of specters has been growing bolder by the day. Then, in a brawl after a protest, Emil manifests a power of his own—one that puts him right at the heart of the conflict and sets him up to be the heroic Spell Walker Brighton always wanted to be. This is a promising beginning to a new series. (Elissa)


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