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Launching Loan Stars Jr.: librarians pick their top kidlit for April


Each month, Canadian library staff vote for their favourite upcoming books, via BookNet Canada’s Loan Stars readers-advisory program and the Canadian Urban Libraries Council. This month, Loan Stars debuts its list for young readers.

  • A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities, Mady G. J.R. Zuckerberg (Oni Press/Simon & Schuster Canada)
  • Most Marshmallows, Rowboat Watkins (Chronicle Books/Raincoast Books)
  • The Tallest Tree House, Elly MacKay (Running Press/Hachette Book Group Canada)
  • Kids Hot Dog Girl, Jennifer Dugan (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers/PRHC)
  • Papergirl, Melinda McCracken with Penelope Jackson (Roseway Publishing)
  • When You’re Scared, Andrée Poulin and Véronique Joffre, ill. (Owlkids Books)
  • Pilu of the Woods, Mai K. Nguyen (Oni Press/S&S Canada)
  • I Will Be Fierce, Bea Birdsong and Nidhi Chanani, ill. (Roaring Brook Press)
  • Carl and the Meaning of Life, Deborah Freedman (Viking Children’s Books/PRHC)
  • Mya’s Strategy to Save the World, Tanya Lloyd Kyi (Puffin Canada/PRHC)

Visit LoanStars.ca for more great book recommendations and information about how publishers and library staff can get involved.