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 (May–June) for young readers.
- Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different: True Tales of Amazing People Who Stood Up and Stood Out, Ben Brooks and Quinton Wintor (Running Press/Hachette Book Group Canada)
- Before They Were Authors: Famous Writers as Kids, Elizabeth Haidle (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Raincoast Books)
- The Little Book of Big What-Ifs, Renata Liwska (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Raincoast Books)
- How Emily Saved the Bridge: The Story of Emily Warren Roebling and the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge, Frieda Wishinsky and Natalie Nelson, illus. (Groundwood Books)
- Bear Out There, Jacob Grant (Bloomsbury Children’s Books/Raincoast)
- I Have an Idea!, Herve Tullet (Chronicle Books/Raincoast)
- A Girl’s Guide to the Wild, Ruby McConnell Teresa Grasseschi (Sasquatch Books/PRHC)
- The Candle and the Flame, Nafiza Azad (Scholastic)
- House Without Walls, Ching Yeung Russell (Little Bee Books/Simon & Schuster Canada)
- Dissenter on the Bench, Victoria Ortiz (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Raincoast Books)
Visit LoanStars.ca for more great book recommendations and information about how publishers and library staff can get involved.