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 list features new releases (July–August) for young readers.
- Pumpkinheads, Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks, ill. (First Second)
- The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!, Mo Willems (Hyperion Books for Children)
- Code Like a Girl, Miriam Peskowitz (Random House Children’s Books)
- Spencer’s New Pet, Jessie Sima (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
- Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls (Dog Man #7), Dav Pilkey (Scholastic Inc.)
- Spin, Colleen Nelson (Dundurn)
- No Hugs!, Deirdre Prischmann and Sarah Jennings, ill. (The Creative Company)
- Forgotten Beasts, Matt Sewell (Rizzoli)
- Does It Fart?, Nick Caruso and Dani Rabaiotti with Alex G. Griffiths, ill. (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
- Celebrations Around the World, Katy Halford (DK)
Visit LoanStars.ca for more great book recommendations and information about how publishers and library staff can get involved.