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Loan Stars: Librarians pick their favourite March and April kidlit titles

CanadianWomenEach month, Canadian library staff vote for their most-anticipated upcoming books via Loan Stars, a joint readers’ advisory program run by BookNet Canada and the Canadian Urban Libraries Council.

  • Canadian Women Now and Then: More than 100 Stories of Fearless Trailblazers, Elizabeth MacLeod; Maïa Faddoul, ill. (Kids Can Press)
  • A Book for Escargot, Dashka Slater; Sydney Hanson, ill. (Farrar Straus & Giroux/Raincoast Books)
  • The Silence of Bones, June Hur (Feiwel & Friends/Raincoast)
  • Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks & Scones, Ngozi Ukazu (First Second/Raincoast)
  • Dewdrop, Katie O’Neill (Oni Press/Simon & Schuster Canada)
  • Dragonslayer (Wings of Fire: Legends #2), Tui T. Sutherland (Scholastic)
  • Marie Curie and the Power of Persistence, Karla Valenti; Annalisa Beghelli, ill. (Sourcebooks Jaberwocky/Raincoast)
  • Powwow: A Celebration through Song and Dance, Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane (Orca Book Publishers)
  • The Stone of Sorrow, Brooke Carter (Orca)
  • Girl Crushed, Katie Heaney (Knopf Books for Young Readers)