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Defy the Night

by Danielle Ballantyne

The first volume of a new fantasy series from bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer, "Defy the Night" pivots around two young adults who are determined to regain control of their destinies. Kandala was already embroiled in infighting... Read More

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Home of the Wild

by Michelle Anne Schingler

A gentle boy encounters a lonely fawn while he’s traipsing through the woods he loves. He “whispers into soft velvet, ‘I’ll carry you home.’” His mother cautions him that he’ll have free Alba, once she’s strong enough to... Read More

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Poe and Lars

by Danielle Ballantyne

Like a sunset streaked across fresh snow, the colors of this story are as cozy as its message of taking care of others—and the planet. Decked in pink and yellow, Poe is a bright spot against the harshness of the Arctic, where she lives... Read More

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Ring

by Karen Rigby

André Alexis ruminates on romance and matrilineal legacies in his eloquent novel Ring, in which Torontonians’ lives are touched by a mysterious ritual. Fusing chance encounters with myth, poetry, and questions of faith and love, this... Read More

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All the Colors of Life

by Michelle Anne Schingler

This gorgeous illustrated book sings to every adult’s inner child. It pairs dreamlike art with trilling reminiscences of childhood joys and growing pains, painted in the vibrant colors of the wide, wild world. A girl settles on a stack... Read More

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