This Game of War by Ed Butts

Remembrance Day ceremony is tomorrow, but Teddy Nugent already has plans of his own. Instead of joining his classmates and teacher in going to the ceremony arena to listen to boring speeches, watch a procession of war veterans and sing ‘In Flanders Fields’, Teddy plans to attend the War Games competition at the Super Comics store and compete against the best players in town. … More This Game of War by Ed Butts

The Wherewood by Gabrielle Prendergast

Review by Belle Cole Orca Currents from Orca Book Publishers, August 17, 2021 115 pages, paperback, $10.95 CAD, 9781459828049 Middle-grade, ages 9-12, grades 2-5 Fantasy “Violet and I formulated a plan last night. It’s bonkers. But it might work. And we have no other choice… It’s dangerous. That’s why we’re leaving it to the last … More The Wherewood by Gabrielle Prendergast

Gleanings by Neal Shusterman

Review by Audrey Wahking With collaborators David Yoon, Jarrod Shusterman, Sofia Lapuente, Michael H. Payne, Michelle Knowlden, Joelle Shusterman Simon & Schuster, 2022 423 pages, hardcover, 24.99 CAD, ISBN 9781534499973 Young adult, 15-18 years old Fiction, sci-fi, anthology of short fiction “Everyone makes pleasant little digital drawings,” continued Af Klint. “It’s clear where our new … More Gleanings by Neal Shusterman

Double or Nothing by Brooke Carter

Review by Deborah Vail Orca Sounding Books, August 2020 137 pages, paperback, Hi-Low $10.95 CAD, 978-1459-8238-15 Ages 12+ Young Adult, Contemporary Realism It’s not about the money. It’s not even about winning or losing. It’s about hating myself, punishing myself and then seeking redemption in all the wrong ways. Imagine being so smart that, at … More Double or Nothing by Brooke Carter