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Keyana Loves Her Friend

By Natasha Anastasia Tarpley & Charnelle Pinkney Barlow

Hardcover: pr7224922

Pub Date: Dec 2023


Bestselling author Natasha Anastasia Tarpley (I Love My Hair!) returns with this sweet slumber party picture book that explores both the easy and tough parts of friendship.

Keyana is hosting her very best friend, Nia, over for a night of games, dancing, and splashing in the pool! But when Keyana and Nia have trouble seeing eye-to-eye, they'll have to come together to remember just how much they care about each other. 

With more warm illustrations by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow, Natasha Anastasia Tarpley's Keyana Loves her Friend gives young-readers a fresh new lesson on conflict resolution and the importance of friendship. 

Ages 4 to 8


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Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder

By Salman Rushdie

Hardcover: pr7471327

Pub Date: Apr 2024

From internationally renowned writer and Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie, a searing, deeply personal account of enduring—and surviving—an attempt on his life thirty years after the fatwa that was ordered against him.

Speaking out for the first time, and in unforgettable detail, about the traumatic events of August 12, 2022, Salman Rushdie answers violence with art, and reminds us of the power of words to make sense of the unthinkable. Knife is a gripping, intimate, and ultimately life-affirming meditation on life, loss, love, art—and finding the strength to stand up again.


Good Material:  Novel

By Dolly Alderton

Paperback: pr7447963

Pub Date: Jan 2024


From the New York Times bestselling author of Everything I Know About Love and Ghosts: a sharply funny, beautifully observed and exquisitely relatable story of heartbreak and friendship, and how to survive both.

Andy loves Jen. Jen loved Andy. And he can't work out why she stopped.

Now he is . . .

1. Without a home
2. Waiting for his stand-up career to take off
3. Wondering why everyone else around him seems to have grown up while he wasn't looking

Set adrift on the sea of heartbreak at a time when everything he thought he knew about women, and flat-sharing, and his friendships has transformed beyond recognition, Andy clings to the idea of solving the puzzle of their broken relationship. Because if he can find the answer to that, then maybe Jen can find her way back to him.

Andy still has a lot to learn, not least his ex-girlfriend's side of the story. With an ingenious feat of narrative, Dolly Alderton offers up a love story with two endings, an act of emotional honesty that establishes her as one of our most exciting writers and demonstrates yet again why she is "quite simply, the bard of modern day love" (Lena Dunham).


Little Monsters Rule!

By Adam Stower

Hardcover: pr7401176

Pub Date: Oct 2023


Get your claws into this fiendishly funny new picture book from David Walliams and Adam Stower – the sequel to 
Little Monsters!

Furball is a loveable little yeti on his first day at Monster School. He can’t wait to learn how to be scary, but it’s hard when you look like a cuddly toy.

When the big monsters at the school make fun of Furball, Howler the little werewolf comes to the rescue. Together, can they prove that little monsters RULE? A feel-good, funny story, packed full of monsters – BIG and SMALL!



Prequel: An American Fight Against Racism

By Rachel Maddow

Hardcover: pr7322630

Pub Date: Oct 2023


Rachel Maddow traces the fight to preserve American democracy back to World War II, when a handful of committed public servants and brave private citizens thwarted far-right plotters trying to steer our nation toward an alliance with the Nazis.

“A ripping read—well rendered, fast-paced and delivered with the same punch and assurance that she brings to a broadcast... The parallels to the present day are strong, even startling.”—The New York Times


Pandemic Panic: How Canadian Government Responses to Covid-19 Changed Civil Libraries Forever

By Rachel Maddow

Paperback: pr7284727

Pub Date: Nov 2023


In October 2022, the economist Emily Oster wrote a plea for a “pandemic amnesty”. After detailing various ill-conceived public health policies throughout the pandemic, Oster concluded that “The standard saying is that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. But dwelling on the mistakes of history can lead to a repetitive doom loop as well.” She reasoned that many admittedly poor, public health decisions were made in an information vacuum and that the salubrious thing to do going forward would be to forgive and forget.

Oster was concerned about the fraying social fabric because of polarizing online discourse and urged the need to move forward. However, our anecdotal experience has shown a second common response to pandemic mishaps- going blank entirely on what occurred during the pandemic. We have observed a phenomenon of the surreal, sometimes inane, often unprecedented and unusual public health measures taken over the roughly three-year pandemic period being “memory holed”, where the mind completely fogs over. Many times in the course of writing this book, we have messaged one another upon unearthing one public policy absurdity upon another: the City of Toronto taping off cherry blossoms, Quebec requiring unvaccinated people to be chaperoned in plexiglass carts through the essential aisles of big-box stores.

We are not psychologists, but no doubt there is an evolutionary benefit to allowing a collective trauma to dissolve into the slip-stream: it’s unproductive to dwell on how we got by and how our government coped in real-time. Our memories are warped, first, by the “primacy effect”― our tendency to remember “firsts” exemplified by people universally naming George Washington when asked to recall former U.S. presidents. Most people have a crystal clear memory of the moment their plague year started in earnest― for us and many others; it was March 11, 2020, the day the NBA suspended games for the rest of the season.


There's No Place Like Hope

By Janet Lawler

Hardcover: pr7033917

Pub Date: Jan 2024

There’s no place like hope,
where possible lives,
where people are helpful
and everyone gives.

If you’re feeling scared or sad, happy or helpful―hope will guide you. It’s not always easy. And sometimes having hope means being brave, or determined, or kind. At the end of the day, hope is where better will be.

This sweet, rhythmic picture book is a gentle yet powerful exploration of how hope makes us loving, courageous, and connected to one another.


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