Dundurn Winter 2016 Kids and Teen

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    Shadow Wrack The Eldritch Manor Series Kim Thompson Canada
    9781459732056 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic Age (years) from 9 - 12, Reading age from 9 - 12 On Sale Date:December 19, 2015
    $12.99 CAD 5 x 8 x 1 in | 1 gr | 168 pages Carton Quantity:52 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      CCBC’s Best Books for Kids & Teens (Spring 2016) — Commended

      After defeating the forces of evil in Eldritch Manor, Willa must rebuild the manor — and her family.

      Can Willa rally her supernatural friends to defeat an invasion from beyond?

      After battling and defeating the forces of darkness, Willa is looking forward to a little well-earned peace and quiet. Unfortunately, her recent adventures have given birth to new problems, not the least of which is the task of rebuilding Eldritch Manor, a retirement home for supernatural beings, from the ground up. And no one is behaving themselves: Mab’s fairies have declared war on the dwarf construction crew, Willa’s Mom and Belle are feuding, Baz is running amok, Horace is living in the woods, the phoenix squawks all night long, and there’s never a dragon around when you need one. To be perfectly honest, Willa is starting to think the forces of darkness were easier to handle than her family and friends — until those forces start to rise again!

      Trouble is definitely brewing, and the source lies very close to home, Who can Willa trust? Who will betray them? Who will open the door for the darkness to enter?
      Bio
      Kim Thompson is a filmmaker and television writer who has written scripts for many well-known children’s cartoons. Eldritch Manor was her first novel. She lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.
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      Awards
      Dewey Diva Picks 2016
      CCBC's Best Books for Kids and Teens (Spring 2016) 2016, Commended
      Reviews
      A must-purchase where there are fans of the first book and a solid series addition to most middle grade fantasy collections.
      Shadow Wrack would be enjoyed primarily by girls ages 8–12 who are interested in fantasy stories, especially books with fairies.
      This fast paced, often wildly amusing novel will grip the intended audience...an inspiring novel that will attract both girls and boys who will be unable to put it down.
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    Under the Dusty Moon Suzanne Sutherland Canada
    9781459732025 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family Age (years) from 12 - 15, Reading age from 12 - 15 Publication Date:January 23, 2016
    $14.99 CAD 5 x 8 x 1 in | 1 gr | 272 pages Carton Quantity:44 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      2016 Junior Library Guild Selection
      2016 VOYA Top Shelf Fiction Selection
      CCBC’s Best Books for Kids & Teens (Fall 2016) — Commended


      She’s with the band, whether she likes it or not.

      Victoria Mahler is the sixteen-year-old only daughter of rocker Micky Wayne, whose band, Dusty Moon, took the world by storm when Micky was just a teenager. The band broke up under mysterious circumstances, but, after years spent off the road being a mom, Micky’s solo career is finally starting to take off.

      When an offer to tour Japan falls into her mom’s lap, Vic is left to spend the summer under the care of her distant grandmother, and without her built-in best friend. Fortunately, a boy with a secret geek side and a group of feminist game-makers save the season, and Vic starts to see herself as her own person, out from under her mother’s shadow.

      But when Micky finally comes home — with a poorly chosen boyfriend in tow — all bets are off. Will Vic be able to maintain her newfound sense of self amidst the building thunder of Micky’s second chance at stardom? And through it all, will Micky still really be her best friend?
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      Suzanne Sutherland is the author of two previous novels, Something Wiki and When We Were Good, which was a finalist for the inaugural Speaker’s Young Authors Award and selected for the American Library Association’s Rainbow List. She lives in Toronto.
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      Awards
      Junior Library Guild Selection 2016, Commended
      Dewey Diva Picks 2016, Commended
      CCBC's Best Books for Kids and Teens (Fall 2016) 2016, Commended
      VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers 2016, Commended
      Reviews
      Sutherland’s first novel [When We Were Good] keeps the story fresh. A bit like Weetzie Bat with the wings ripped off.
      A quick, light read that confronts universal issues tweens face in their lives. Jo is an honest, likeable girl trying to find her way through uncharted territory…
      “A mix of Gilmore Girls and Empire Records, Under the Dusty Moon is beautifully empowering for the reader as Vic finds herself through fandom, classic rock, and her complicated relationship with her famous mother.”
      “I loved this story of daughters and mothers, fame and its aftermath, and a cringe-inducingly realistic romance. Suzanne Sutherland expertly weaves together Vic’s complicated emotions as she deals with her mother’s shifting stardom, a changing friendship, and her first relationship.”
      “Readers will cringe at Vic’s failures and cheer for her triumphs.”
      Sex, drugs (a couple marijuana cigarettes, a little rum and coke), and rock and roll all rolled up in an appealing package.
      “Minor dilemmas cause major angst for the 16-year-old daughter of a grunge-era rocker … the relationship between Vic and Micky is the heart of the story.”
      Set against the true-to-life background of downtown Toronto, Sutherland’s novel is a well-crafted portrait of the punk rock potential found in unlikely sources.
      Sutherland nails the unglamorous reality of the city’s sweltering summers with refreshingly true-to-life characters that have thighs rubbing together and that lament the discomfort of boiling streetcars.
      Under the Dusty Moon provides intimate glimpses into a mother and daughter’s unorthodox, shifting relationship set against the particular hum of the city.
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    Finding Hope Colleen Nelson Canada
    9781459732452 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family Age (years) from 12 - 15, Reading age from 12 - 15 On Sale Date:March 19, 2016
    $12.99 CAD 5 x 8 x 1 in | 760 gr | 232 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      2016 VOYA Top Shelf Fiction Selection
      CCBC’s Best Books for Kids & Teens (Fall 2016) — Starred Selection


      Hope leaves her small town for a fresh start, but her plans are derailed by an online romance and the appearance of her brother.

      Hope lives in a small town with nothing to do and nowhere to go. With a drug addict for a brother, she focuses on the only thing that keeps her sane, writing poetry. To escape, she jumps at the chance to attend Ravenhurst Academy as a boarding student. She’ll even put up with the clique-ish Ravens if it means making a fresh start.

      At first, Ravenhurst is better than Hope could have dreamed. She has a boyfriend and a cool roommate, and she might finally have found a place she can fit in. But can she trust her online boyfriend? And what can she do after her brother shows up at the school gates, desperate for help, and the Ravens turn on her? Trapped and unsure, Hope realizes that if she wants to save her brother, she has to save herself first.
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      Colleen Nelson is an award-winning YA author whose previous books include The Fall and Tori by Design, both of which won the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award from the Manitoba Book Awards. This is Colleen’s fourth YA novel. She lives in Winnipeg.
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      Awards
      CCBC's Best Books for Kids and Teens, Starred Selection (Fall 2016) 2016, Commended
      VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers 2016, Commended
      Reviews
      ? Both heartbreaking and hopeful, this will be a popular choice among mature readers of realistic fiction, particularly fans of Ellen Hopkins’s “Crank” series.
      Through brief alternating chapters told by Hope and Eric, Nelson conveys Hope’s naiveté and innocence, as well as the gritty truth about Eric and the trigger for his addiction.
      Steeped in emotional torment.
      …a well-plotted, fast-moving little angst tornado of a read.
      …an arresting read that adeptly tackles the dark, weighty subjects of bullying, drug addiction, sexual assault, homelessness and loss. Told in simple yet striking prose, peppered throughout with Hope’s haunting poetry, Finding Hope offers an engaging brother-sister narrative, flawed yet relatable characters, and a convincing, well-paced plot that succeeds in laying bare a fractured family’s harrowing struggle with addiction, and one young woman’s achingly real odyssey of self-discovery and healing.
      The silence and shame around sexual abuse infuses this novel with an aching loss for what could have been but now is lost. Both this abuse and the online texting of sexual pictures reflects dangers faced by the intended audience, who will no doubt pass this book eagerly from hand to hand.
      The prose is simple, yet elegant, and readers will appreciate the dual meaning of the title, in Hope’s self-discovery, and the literal need for the characters to find hope.
      For suspense and gritty realism … Finding Hope takes top marks.
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    Series: Jockey Girl
    Jockey Girl Shelley Peterson Canada
    9781459734340 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Animals Age (years) from 12 - 15, Reading age from 12 - 15 On Sale Date:February 06, 2016
    $12.99 CAD 5 x 8 x 1 in | 220 gr | 320 pages Carton Quantity:36 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      CCBC’s Best Books for Kids & Teens (Fall 2016) — Commended
      2016 VOYA Top Shelf Fiction Selection


      A teen girl’s quest to find her mother leads her to the big city, and gives her the courage to fulfill her dream of becoming a jockey.

      Evangeline “Evie” Gibb lives a seemingly charmed life on a thoroughbred racehorse farm. But in reality, Evie feels alone in the world, cheered only by the affection of a racehorse named No Justice.

      She’s always been told that her mother, Angela Parson, is dead. Then, on her sixteenth birthday, a card arrives from her great aunt Mary with the suggestion that Angela might still be alive — and Evie’s life is turned upside down. In hopes of winning enough money to leave her hateful father and find her mother, Evie enters the Caledon Horse Race. But something she overhears her father say changes everything, and Evie steals the racehorse in the night and runs away. With a stray dog named Magpie at her side and help from Aunt Mary, Evie unearths long-hidden family secrets, finds unexpected love, and takes the racing world by storm.
      Bio
      Shelley Peterson is the bestselling author of six published novels for young readers: Dancer, Abby Malone, Stagestruck, Sundancer, Mystery at Saddle Creek, and Dark Days at Saddle Creek. She divides her time between Toronto and Fox Ridge, where she operates a stable.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      CCBC's Best Books for Kids and Teens (Fall 2016) 2016, Commended
      VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers 2016, Commended
      Reviews
      This outing will thrill Peterson’s fans — she has many in Canada — and should win her some new ones.
      Peterson’s depiction of the racing world is intriguing and comprehensive, and stories about girls and their horses will never go out of style.
      Peterson packs this story with several lessons — about making choices, facing addiction, self-actualization, and peer-pressure.
      Jockey Girl is a detailed and action-filled story that makes the reader want to race to the finish
      Peterson tackles the tough societal issues of addiction, abuse, and homelessness with compassion and the understanding that people are not always who we want them to be.
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    Series: Hannah Smart
    On a Slippery Slope Hannah Smart Melody Fitzpatrick Canada
    9781459731578 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 9 - 12, Reading age from 9 - 12 On Sale Date:February 06, 2016
    $12.99 CAD 5 x 8 x 1 in | 1 gr | 216 pages Carton Quantity:52 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      It was just a little white lie. What could possibly go wrong …

      If a super-cute boy (one you really want to impress) assumes that you’re a championship skier and snowboarder, is it really that big of a deal if you don’t set him straight?

      When a teensy fib starts snowballing out of control, Hannah Smart realizes she needs cash to keep from being found out. She takes a part-time job at the local TV station where her dad works as the weatherman. After nearly killing a woman (it was an accident!) and then saving her on air, Hannah unexpectedly finds herself in front of the camera again. Loving the spotlight, Hannah is swept up in the excitement of TV land, but with the school ski trip coming up, she soon realizes that some secrets are impossible to keep hidden. But wanting to come clean and doing it are two very different things.
      Bio
      Melody Fitzpatrick is the author of the Hannah Smart series. When she’s not busy dreaming up stories, she is an educational program assistant in the public school system, helping kids discover their amazing inner awesomeness. Melody lives in Bedford, Nova Scotia.
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      This lightly amusing first-person tale delivers a smoothly entertaining ride ending with a deft set up of the final book in the series.
      Hannah Smart: On a Slippery Slope is a rollicking read… entertaining, with astutely observed dialogue.
      A lively, funny series with a lovable heroine who keeps getting herself into impossibly wacky predicaments.

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