Dundurn Winter 2017 Kids & Teen

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    9781459737297 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 12 - 15, Reading age from 12 - 15 On Sale Date: December 10, 2016
    $12.99 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.45 in | 184 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Dundurn
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      First she blamed herself. Now she doesn’t know who to trust.

      When Kit disappeared at a party and was found drowned in the quarry the next day, Clem knew who to point the finger at: herself. She was the last person to see him alive, the last person who could have helped. If she had just kept a closer eye on him instead of her crush, Jake, maybe Kit would still be here. She knows she made a mistake, and wishes she could just forget about it — but Clem’s friend Ellie says she’ll expose Clem’s secret if she doesn’t play along with Ellie’s lies.

      Jake seems to have his own difficult secrets, and when he and Clem start to talk, they make a plan to help themselves move on. But when an unexpected discovery at the quarry makes everyone question what they thought they knew, Clem and Jake decide it’s up to them to uncover the truth.
      Bio
      Deb Loughead is the author of more than thirty books for children and young adults, ranging from poetry and plays to picture books and novels. She lives in Toronto.
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        Book hashtag: #SecretsWeKeep

        Author Website: debloughead.ca
        Author Twitter: @northwoodtrails
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      9780544416697NEEDJoelle Charbonneau HardcoverNov 17, 2015$25.50Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
      9781250062963Love Letters to the DeadAva Dellaira PaperbackSep 29, 2015$11.50Square Fish
      9781459734319DetachedChristina Kilbourne PaperbackAug 13, 2016$12.99Dundurn
      9781459736375And Then the Sky ExplodedDavid A. Poulsen PaperbackOct 22, 2016$12.99Dundurn
      9781459729315The Merit BirdsKelley Powell PaperbackMay 02, 2015$14.99Dundurn
      9780385683654Everything, EverythingNicola Yoon HardcoverSep 01, 2015$21.99Penguin Random House Canada Teen
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Dewey Divas and the Dudes Winter 2017 pick 2017, Commended
      Reviews
      The excitement in The Secrets We Keep starts on the first page and pulls you through to the last paragraph. Romance, loyalty, guilt, and suspense are all here, as is humour and a recurring ghost. Don’t start late in the evening unless you are prepared to lose a night’s sleep.
      A nice page-turning mystery, The Secrets We Keep neatly captures the angst and emotion of adolescence, while highlighting the increasing isolation of the digital age.
      Loughead’s mystery is a short and fast-paced one, and the accessible language makes it particularly well suited to reluctant readers.
      Deb Loughead has a good ear for teenage dialogue and an astute understanding of how peer pressure can manipulate kids into doing things they know are wrong.
      Has both the strong plot and character development to hook teen readers, but its strong message about connecting and disconnecting, both personally and digitally, makes the story one worth reading and heeding.
      A welcome addition to library and classroom collections of Young Adult quick reads.
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    White Jade Tiger Julie Lawson Canada
    9781459737556 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Historical Age (years) from 9 - 12, Reading age from 9 - 12 On Sale Date: December 17, 2016
    $9.99 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.5 in | 216 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      On a trip to Chinatown, thirteen-year-old Jasmine steps through a doorway back in time and finds herself in the 1880s.

      1994 Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize — Winner
      1994 Candian Library Association Book of the Year Award — Runner-up
      1995 Silver Birch Award — Shortlisted
      CCBC’s Best Books for Kids & Teens (Spring 2017) Selection


      Jasmine is not sure she likes the idea of being stuck in Victoria while her father goes to China. But on a field trip to Chinatown, she changes her mind. Passing through a doorway in Fan Tan Alley, she mysteriously finds herself in the early 1880s. Adventure begins with a new friend, a journey to the Fraser Canyon during the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and a search for an ancient amulet. But Jasmine is not the only one searching for the white jade tiger…
      Bio
      Julie Lawson is the author of more than twenty children’s and young adult titles. Her books have won the Sheila A. Egoff Award and been nominated for numerous awards, including various Forest of Reading Awards and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
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        Author Website: www.julielawson.ca
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780439946605Dear Canada: Torn ApartSusan Aihoshi HardcoverFeb 01, 2012$16.99Scholastic Canada Ltd
      9781550506129Between ShadowsKathleen Cook Waldron PaperbackApr 02, 2015$8.95Coteau Books
      9781553803508Journal, TheLois Donovan PaperbackFeb 15, 2015$11.95Ronsdale Press
      9781550026535White Jade TigerJulie Lawson PaperbackApr 16, 1993$9.95Dundurn
      9781459731660Cherry Blossom BaseballJennifer Maruno PaperbackDec 05, 2015$11.99Dundurn
      9781459714014Bone DeepGina McMurchy-Barber PaperbackNov 15, 2014$12.99Dundurn
      9781459736221Darkling GreenKim Thompson PaperbackDec 03, 2016$12.99Dundurn
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize 1993, Winner
      Silver Birch Award 1995, Short-listed
      CLA Book of the Year Award 1995, Runner-up
      CCBC’s Best Books for Kids & Teens (Spring 2017) 2017, Commended
      Reviews
      ? This is a complex and ambitious first novel. Lawson skilfully interweaves the narratives of present and past, exploring the concerns of each on many levels. The examination of racism and greed in B.C.'s early days is well integrated into the narrative.
      Lawson successfully combines a very real sense of period, a vivid portrait of the lives of the Chinese workers who built the railway, and an exciting adventure.
      Julie Lawson has written a story so well grounded in real-life Victoria, B.C., now and in 1881, that the fantasy of time travel between our time and the past seems natural and necessary. White Jade Tiger is successful, both at telling a gripping story and finishing it in a satisfying, believable way.
      White Jade Tiger opens up a window onto another world, and allows recognition of the riches inherent in another culture.
      Lawson’s considerable ability to bring her characters to life, and the adept use of dialogue and description, make this a highly recommended book.
      Very useful and interesting additions to the novel are the chronology of the history of the Chinese in Canada and the “Historical Note.”
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    Series: The Great Mistake Mysteries
    The Best Mistake Mystery Sylvia McNicoll Canada
    9781459736252 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories Age (years) from 9 - 12, Reading age from 9 - 12 On Sale Date: January 07, 2017
    $8.99 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.5 in | 160 pages Carton Quantity: 72 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      Some people count their blessings, but dogwalker Stephen Nobel counts mistakes.

      Dogwalker extraordinaire Stephen Nobel can get a little anxious, but his habit of counting the mistakes he and everyone else makes calms him. His need to analyze gets kicked into hyperdrive after two crazy events happen in one day at school: the bomb squad blows up a backpack and someone smashes a car into the building.

      To make things worse, that someone thinks Stephen can identify them. Stephen receives a threatening text. If he goes to the police, his favourite dogs, Ping and Pong, will get hurt. The pressure mounts when his new best friend, Renée, begs for Stephen’s help. Her brother has been charged with the crimes and she wants to clear his name.

      Is it a mistake to give in to dognappers? How can he possibly save everybody? To find out, Stephen will have to count on all of his new friends.
      Bio
      Sylvia McNicoll is the author of over thirty novels. Her book Bringing up Beauty won the Forest of Reading Silver Birch Award. Her books have been nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Young Adult Crime Book and the Rocky Mountain Award. Sylvia lives in Burlington, Ontario.
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        Book hashtag: #MistakeMystery

        Author Website: www.sylviamcnicoll.com
        Author Twitter: @SylviaMcNicoll
    • Comparable Titles

      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9781484709016Serafina and the Black CloakRobert Beatty HardcoverJul 14, 2015$16.99Disney-Hyperion
      9781459724211Jake and the Giant HandPhilippa Dowding PaperbackSep 27, 2014$9.99Dundurn
      9781459709737Stealing TimeAnne Dublin PaperbackApr 19, 2014$9.99Dundurn
      9781459731349Operation Josh TaylorMelody Fitzpatrick PaperbackOct 03, 2015$12.99Dundurn
      9780544022805Okay for NowGary D. Schmidt PaperbackApr 12, 2013$11.50Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
      9781481410410Neil Flambé and the Duel in the DesertKevin Sylvester HardcoverFeb 23, 2016$18.99Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      A doggone good mystery!
      As fun and frisky as the dogs that Stephen walks, and it’s refreshing to see both an affectionate father-son relationship and a sweet coed friendship represented so genuinely.
      A quick and enjoyable read...with amusing scenes and interesting characters. Well done!
      Delightful.
      The Best Mistake Mystery is a fun and complex mystery that will keep readers curious until the end. Based on this first installment, The Great Mistake Mysteries promises to be a great new series.
      McNicoll has written a lot of good books; these two are another pair for that list.
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    Series: Daughters of Light
    Finding Jade Mary Jennifer Payne Canada
    9781459735002 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy Age (years) from 12 - 15, Reading age from 12 - 15 On Sale Date: December 17, 2016
    $12.99 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.55 in | 216 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      The year is 2030, and climate change is making life on Earth more challenging. Fourteen-year-old Jasmine Guzman is struggling to come to terms with the abduction of her twin sister, Jade, and her mother’s illness. Things go from bad to worse when a series of bizarre occurrences make Jasmine wonder if she’s losing her mind. But, with help from Raphael, a boy at her new school, Jasmine learns she actually has special powers that are putting her life in danger.

      Most surprising, she learns that her sister isn’t actually missing … Jasmine just needs to look in the right place: The-Place-in-Between, where the demons dwell.
      Bio
      Mary Jennifer Payne’s writing has been published in journals, anthologies, and magazines in Canada and abroad. She is the author of several YA graphic novels and the YA novel Since You’ve Been Gone. She teaches special education with the Toronto District School Board and lives in Toronto.
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        Author Website: maryjenniferpayne.com
        Author Blog: maryjenniferpayne.typepad.com
        Author Twitter: @maryjpayne
        Author Instagram: maryjpayneauthor
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780143189978The Night GardenerJonathan Auxier PaperbackMay 05, 2015$12.99Puffin Canada
      9780143175933Peter Nimble and His Fantastic EyesJonathan Auxier PaperbackJul 31, 2012$12.99Puffin Canada
      9781459708464Lives of MagicLucy Leiderman PaperbackDec 16, 2013$12.99Dundurn
      9780062024701WildwoodColin Meloy PaperbackSep 25, 2012$9.99HarperCollins
      9781550027501The Third EyeMahtab Narsimhan PaperbackOct 15, 2007$12.99Dundurn
      9781459708266The Paper SwordRobert Priest PaperbackJul 26, 2014$12.99Dundurn
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      An inventive read with thought-provoking themes.
      An intriguing sounding series.
      Payne has combined a dystopian setting with the fantasy elements of angels and demons and supernatural powers.
      This may interest teens enough to hope for more information in upcoming installments.
      An intriguing start to a series.
      A touch of forbidden romance, a few Alice in Wonderland references, and a twist of heavenly proportions have left me glad that this is the first of what will be a series.
      “True page-turning appeal.”
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    Finders Keepers Andrea Spalding Canada
    9781459737525 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Boys & Men Age (years) from 9 - 12, Reading age from 9 - 12 On Sale Date: January 28, 2017
    $11.99 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.52 in | 192 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      1996 Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize — Shortlisted
      1996 Violet Downey IODE Book Award — Shortlisted
      1997 Silver Birch Award — Shortlisted


      It all started with an ancient arrowhead in an Alberta field.

      While walking through a field, Danny finds an 8,000-year-old arrowhead. After he shows his friend Joshua, who lives on the Peigan reserve at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, the two go on buffalo hunts, powwows, archaeological digs, and break in to the local museum. Grappling with dyslexia and unsure of his place in the world, Danny follows the arrowhead into a distant past and back again as he learns about himself and the people who came before him.
      Bio
      Andrea Spalding lives on Pender Island, British Columbia. She is the author of numerous award-winning children’s books.
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    • Comparable Titles

      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780439946605Dear Canada: Torn ApartSusan Aihoshi HardcoverFeb 01, 2012$16.99Scholastic Canada Ltd
      9781550506129Between ShadowsKathleen Cook Waldron PaperbackApr 02, 2015$8.95Coteau Books
      9781459735279Everton Miles Is Stranger Than MePhilippa Dowding PaperbackOct 15, 2016$9.99Dundurn
      9781459709737Stealing TimeAnne Dublin PaperbackApr 19, 2014$9.99Dundurn
      9781459807945Lost in the BackyardAlison Hughes PaperbackApr 01, 2015$9.95Orca Book Publishers
      9781459730724A Bone to PickGina McMurchy-Barber PaperbackNov 21, 2015$12.99Dundurn
      9781550028287Finders KeepersAndrea Spalding PaperbackJun 15, 2008$11.99Dundurn
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize 1996, Short-listed
      Violet Downey IODE Book Award 1996, Short-listed
      Silver Birch Award 1997, Short-listed
      Reviews
      I think all kids would like the book as it shows how different people can get along, how we can all respect our culture and sacred items, how we can save things from the past to help us all learn of our heritages and how children can also help preserve our past. This book is both exciting and informative … I would rate Finders Keepers a five — that's a wow.
      Subtly and with the sensitivity that only one who has suffered or watched someone they love endure, Spalding is able to let readers experience the feelings Danny endures
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    If This Is Home Kristine Scarrow Canada
    9781459736504 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family Age (years) from 12 - 15, Reading age from 12 - 15 On Sale Date: January 28, 2017
    $12.99 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.5 in | 200 pages Carton Quantity: 36 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      When her mom is diagnosed with terminal cancer, Jayce searches for her estranged father, hoping he can fix everything.

      Jayce Loewen has had to take on a lot of responsibility over the years. Her single mom works two jobs and long hours, leaving Jayce in charge of her four-year-old sister most of the time. When her mom is diagnosed with cancer, Jayce decides to track down her long-absent father in the hope that he will be able to make everything okay again.

      Looking for her dad was one thing, but when she actually finds him, Jayce is in for a real shock. When everything in her life seems to be going wrong, Jayce has to figure out who her family really is, and how to live with the possibility of losing the person she loves most.
      Bio
      Kristine Scarrow has worked with the Saskatchewan Foster Families Association and now teaches writing and journaling as a healing art. She is the author of Throwaway Girl, which the Winnipeg Free Press called a “darkly realistic” story of the failings of the foster child system. Kristine lives in Saskatoon.
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        Book hashtag: #IfThisisHome
        Author Website: www.kristinescarrow.com
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      9780147513656MosquitolandDavid Arnold PaperbackMar 01, 2016$14.99Puffin
      9781459729605In Search of SamKristin Butcher PaperbackMay 23, 2015$12.99Dundurn
      9780545665735The Honest TruthDan Gemeinhart HardcoverJan 27, 2015$18.99Scholastic Inc
      9780544534292This Raging LightEstelle Laure HardcoverJan 05, 2016$25.50Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
      9781459728189Since You've Been GoneMary Jennifer Payne PaperbackJan 24, 2015$12.99Dundurn
      9781459729315The Merit BirdsKelley Powell PaperbackMay 02, 2015$14.99Dundurn
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      A great read that tackles head-on the difficult and sensitive topics of cancer, family, teenage pregnancy, poverty, adolescence, friendship, and forgiveness.
      A beautiful and realistic novel.
      If This is Home carries with it a visceral hurt that gives the story a feeling of urgency…it will appeal to younger teens who like their stories with a bit of hardship to dig their teeth into.
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    Blood Brothers Colleen Nelson Canada
    9781459737464 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 12 - 15, Reading age from 12 - 15 On Sale Date: February 04, 2017
    $12.99 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.5 in | 240 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      A Winnipeg Free Press Bestseller!
      Close as brothers, Jakub’s and Lincoln’s lives diverge when Jakub gets a private school scholarship and Lincoln is lured into a gang.


      Fifteen-year-old Jakub Kaminsky is the son of Polish immigrants, a good Catholic boy, and a graffiti artist. While his father sleeps, Jakub and his best friend, Lincoln, sneak out with spray paint to make their mark as Morf and Skar.

      When Jakub gets a scholarship to an elite private school, he knows it’s his chance for a better life. But it means leaving Lincoln and the neighbourhood he calls home.

      While Jakub’s future is looking bright, Lincoln’s gets shady as he is lured into his brother’s gang. Jakub watches helplessly as Lincoln gets pulled deeper into the violent world of the Red Bloodz. The Red Bloodz find out Jakub knows more than he should about a murder and want him silenced — for good. Lincoln has to either save his friend, or embrace life as one of the Red Bloodz.
      Bio
      Colleen Nelson is an award-winning teacher and author whose previous books include Finding Hope, The Fall, and Tori by Design. As the mother of two energetic boys, she does her writing in the early morning hours with a strong cup of coffee. This is Colleen’s fifth YA novel. She lives in Winnipeg.
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        Book hashtag: #BloodBrothers

        Author Website: colleennelson.blogspot.ca
        Author Twitter: @ColleenNelson14
    • Comparable Titles

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      9781459803688Your Constant StarBrenda Hasiuk PaperbackApr 01, 2014$12.95Orca Book Publishers
      9781459704541Harry FlammableFrank O'Keeffe PaperbackMar 16, 2013$12.99Dundurn
      9781459705470Old ManDavid A. Poulsen PaperbackJan 26, 2013$12.99Dundurn
      9781459808751Tap OutSean Rodman PaperbackApr 01, 2015$9.95Orca Book Publishers
      9781459728219Something WikiSuzanne Sutherland PaperbackJan 03, 2015$12.99Dundurn
      9781770498839The Serpent KingJeff Zentner HardcoverMar 08, 2016$21.99Tundra Books
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Dewey Divas and the Dudes Winter 2017 pick 2017, Commended
      Reviews
      Blood Brothers will have huge appeal to both male and female young adult readers … Thought-provoking yet entertaining.
      Readers ... will be rewarded with an aptly dark ending that gives the book extra emotional weight.
      Nelson crafts an engaging story about two boys struggling to survive … Readers looking for a gritty story about true friendship and the consequences of one’s actions will enjoy this offering.
      A smartly plotted examination of the despair that keeps people in their places and the hope that pulls them out of it.
      This is [Nelson’s] most serious novel so far and one that deserves acclaim.
      For Jakub and Lincoln, whose voices Colleen Nelson asserts both honestly and compassionately through those strides and missteps, it's their brotherhood that walks with them, leaving its own footprints.
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