Wings of Olympus

Aloft the slopes of mighty Mount Olympus, winged horses glide among the sun-splashed meadows. It’s a world full of gods and heroes, of daring and intrigue. It is not a place where one would expect to find a lost, parentless girl like Pippa. But destiny has taken this foundling from the mortal realm to jockey a steed in a once-a-century race of winged horses. Pippa has been chosen to ride Zephyr, an undersized but spirited stallion, and now Pippa has to confront the greatest challenge of her life—achieving victory in flight.

Between petty, jealous gods and even more ruthless riders, Pippa has to work harder than she ever has before if she wants to win the race and stay with Zephyr. Unlikely friendships, inspired racing, and the luck of the Gods must all come together to help Pippa prove that love is greater than might in this new stirring fantasy-adventure series by acclaimed, beloved author Kallie George.

Written by Kallie George
Published by HarperCollins (Hardcover ISBN: 9780062741523)

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Goodnight, Anne

Illustrated by Genevieve Godbout
Inspired by Anne of Green Gables

A beautiful bedtime picture book based on the best-selling Anne of Green Gables, introducing the irrepressible and beloved Anne to younger readers. It’s time for Anne to go to bed, but not before she wishes goodnight to everyone and everything she loves!

Under the watchful eye of her adoptive mother Marilla, Anne has come to cherish life at Green Gables — the dearest, loveliest spot in the world, and her true home. Every night before she goes to bed, she thinks of all the people and places she loves: her family, her bosom friend Diana, her splendid teacher Miss Stacy, beloved tree Snow Queen, the Lake of Shining Waters and the brilliant sky above. Anne even wishes goodnight — or good riddance! — to pesky classmate Gilbert and nosy neighbor Mrs. Lynde. And through it all, Anne’s imagination takes flight on a whimsical journey through Avonlea.

This sweet and heartfelt picture book is a perfect read-aloud introduction to L.M. Montgomery’s beloved Anne and will delight her brand-new fans and lifelong readers alike.

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Genevieve Godbout
Published by Tundra Books (Penguin Random House) (ISBN: 99781770499263)

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Anne Arrives

Illustrated by Abigail Halpin
Inspired by Anne of Green Gables

The charming first book in a new early-reader series, starring the spirited—and outspoken—Anne Shirley as she first arrives at Green Gables.

Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert need help on their farm, so they've adopted what they hope will be a sturdy, helpful boy. Instead, Matthew finds Anne awaiting him at the train station—imaginative, brash, redheaded Anne-with-an-e. With her place at the Cuthberts' at risk—particularly if nosy neighbor Mrs. Lynde has anything to say about it—Anne will have to learn patience, understanding and what it takes to make Green Gables her true home.

Lovingly adapted by Kallie George with beautiful, nostalgic illustrations by Abigail Halpin, Anne Arrives is perfect for new fans of Anne and old.

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Abigail Halpin
Published by Tundra Books (Penguin Random House) (ISBN: 9781770499300)

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Heartwood Hotel: Book 4: Home Again

Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin

It's summer at the Heartwood Hotel, and everyone is in a flurry getting ready for Ms. Prickles's wedding to Mr. Quillson! Meanwhile, a new mouse guest named Strawberry comes to stay. She's sweet and soft-spoken like Mona, and gifted in the kitchen just as Mona's mother was-could Strawberry be a long-lost relative?

But when lightning strikes part of Fernwood Forest and starts a fire, all thoughts go to the guests and staff hurrying to leave to make sure their homes and families are safe. Mona works to protect the Heartwood from harm, but as the fire rages on, it's becoming dangerous to stay. Can Mona and her friends save their home before it's too late?

In the final installment of the Heartwood Hotel series, Mona faces her greatest challenge yet, and she might discover just what family truly means.

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin
Published by Disney-Hyperion (Paperback ISBN: 9781484746806 Hardcover ISBN: 9781484732366)

Awards and Recognition

Junior Library Guild Selection

The Doll Hospital

Illustrated by Sara Gillingham

When toys need a little (or a lot of!) TLC, they head to the Doll Hospital in this endearing picture book in the tradition of Doc McStuffins. Don’t worry, toys, Dr. Pegs will have you feeling better in no time!

It’s a quiet morning at the Doll Hospital until…
DING-A-LING-A-LING!
The emergency bells ring!
Here comes a patient who needs Dr. Pegs’s help.

Dr. Pegs is about to get to work when…
DING-A-LING-A-LING!
Here comes another patient! And another!

How will Dr. Pegs take care of them all? Looks like the doctor needs some help herself!

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Sara Gillingham
Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (ISBN: 9781534401211)

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Heartwood Hotel: Book 3: Better Together

illustrated by Stephanie Graegin

Spring has come to Fernwood Forest, and the Heartwood Hotel is all a-bustle. With Mr. Heartwood off on vacation, it's up to Mona and the rest of the staff to keep everything running smoothly. When rumors buzz of a rival hotel, Gilles is determined to prove that the Heartwood is the very best with the splashiest Spring Splash the forest has ever seen. Guests check in from near and far to compete for the Cutest Egg, the Tiniest Talent, and the Best Blossom. Newcomer Henry is all too happy to help out, making Mona start to feel unsure of her place. Does the Heartwood really need her as much as she thought? But soon there's more to worry about than whose egg has the sweetest speckles. Some decidedly uninvited guests have been drawn to the festivities. Can Mona find a way to bring everyone together in time to save them all from danger? 

Readers will cheer for these kind, brave, beloved characters as they embark on their next adventure in the third book of the charmingly illustrated Heartwood Hotel series.

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin
Published by Disney-Hyperion (Paperback ISBN: 9781484746400 Hardcover ISBN: 9781484732359)

Awards and Recognition

Junior Library Guild Selection

Duck, Duck, Dinosaur: I Can Read: Snowy Surprise

Illustrated by Oriol Vidal

What could be more fun than a snow day? But Feather and Flap are too cold to play outside with Spike. To keep them outside, Spike surprises them with gifts—skates, a sled, and a snowman. When these aren’t enough to keep his siblings from shivering, Spike comes up with the best gift of all: warm scarves and hats!

Playing in the snow with your family can be cool, but thoughtfulness toward others makes playtime a blast for everyone.

Duck, Duck, Dinosaur: Snowy Surprise is a My First I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with a child.

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Oriol Vidal
Published by Harper Collins (ISBN: 9780062353184)

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Duck, Duck, Dinosaur: I Can Read: Perfect Pumpkin

Illustrated by Oriol Vidal

Feather, Flap, and Spike are on the hunt for the perfect pumpkin to decorate in this sweet story about autumn fun. Spike thinks all the pumpkins they find are perfect, indeed: for juggling, leaping over, and bowling!

But what will they do when Spike accidentally squishes all the perfect pumpkins that the ducklings find? These silly siblings learn one way a squished pumpkin can still be perfect—for making pumpkin pie!

Duck, Duck, Dinosaur: Perfect Pumpkin is a My First I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with a child.

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Oriol Vidal
Published by Harper Collins (ISBN: 9780062353146)

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Heartwood Hotel: Book 2: The Greatest Gift

Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin

Mona the mouse has finally found a place to call home, the cozy Heartwood Hotel, where she works as a maid and sleeps snuggled up in a room with her best friend. Following the festive St. Slumber celebration, most of the guests have settled in to hibernate, and the staff is looking forward to a relaxing winter. But disruptions abound, from a difficult duchess to a mysterious midnight snacker. As the snow stacks higher, Mona will have to gather friends both old and new to keep the peace, finding help in some of the most unexpected places.

The second book in the enchanting Heartwood Hotel series, The Greatest Gift will warm your heart with its endearing characters and exquisite illustrations.

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin
Published in the USA by Disney-Hyperion (ISBN: 9781484732342)
Published in Canada by HarperCollins (ISBN: 9781443443968)

Awards and Recognition

Junior Library Guild Selection
Cybils Award Finalist 2017

Silver Birch Express Award Nominee

Heartwood Hotel: Book 1: A True Home

Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin

When Mona the Mouse stumbles across the wondrous world of the Heartwood Hotel in the middle of a storm, she desperately hopes they'll let her stay. As it turns out, Mona is precisely the maid they need at the grandest hotel in Fernwood Forest, where animals come from far and wide for safety, luxury, and comfort. But the Heartwood Hotel is not all acorn souffl and soft moss-lined beds. Danger lurks, and as it approaches, Mona finds that this hotel is more than a warm place to spend the night. It might also be a home.

This delightfully enticing start of a new chapter book series tells a tale of friendship, courage, and community, with exquisite black-and-white illustrations throughout.

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin
Published in the USA by Disney-Hyperion (ISBN: 9781484731611 )
Published in Canada by HarperCollins (ISBN: 9781443443937)

Awards and Recognition

Junior Library Guild Selection
A Silver Birch Express Award Honour Book
Chosen for Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District's Horned Toad Tale list (2018-2019)
Nominated for a BC Book Prize 2018
Shining Willow nominated title
Florida SSYRA Book Award Nominee 2018-2019
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens: Starred Selection
Nominated for the Surrey Schools Fiction Book of the Year, 2018-19
Red Cedar Nominated Title

Secrets I Know

Illustrated by Paola Zakimi

Perfect for fans of Liz Garton Scanlon's All the World and Amy Krouse Rosenthal's I Wish You More, this charming, whimsical story about one imaginative little girl’s magical world is sure to enchant readers young and old.

Follow the girl throughout a day spent in her own backyard, and you'll discover lots of secrets only she can tell. For example, did you know that whispers hide in trees? Or that trees make great umbrellas?

With a simple, poetic text from Kallie George and extraordinary illustrations from debut artist Paola Zakimi, here is a book families will read again and again and treasure for years to come.

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Paola Zakimi
Published in the USA by Schwartz & Wade (ISBN: 9781101938935)

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Duck, Duck, Dinosaur: I Can Read: Bubble Blast

Illustrated by Oriol Vidal

It’s bath time for two little ducklings and one big dinosaur! Spike loves soap, but Feather and Flap don’t want to scrub.

What will Spike do to make getting clean fun for everyone? This short, sweet, and very bubbly story will help show kids how much fun bath time can be.

Duck, Duck, Dinosaur: Bubble Blast is a My First I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with a child.

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Oriol Vidal
Published by Harper Collins (ISBN: 9780062353115)

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Duck, Duck, Dinosaur: The Noise at Night

Illustrated by Oriol Vidal

Feather, Flap, and Spike are spending their first night in their very own nest. They feel very big and brave until . . . Grrore! A frightening sound keeps waking them up.

Can they figure out what’s making the noise at night? Feather, Flap, and Spike shared a story. They shared a snuggle. Then they fell asleep. Until . . . Grrore!

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Oriol Vidal
Published by Harper Collins (ISBN: 9780062353177)

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The Lost Gift

Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin

In this charming Christmas-themed picture book that feels like a classic, four animals deliver a lost package for Santa.

It’s Christmas Eve, and Bird, Rabbit, Deer, and Squirrel are eagerly waiting for Santa to fly overhead. When he does, a gift tumbles out of his sleigh, landing in the woods.

The friends find the gift and read the tag: “For the new baby at the farm. Love, Santa.” And so, in spite of Squirrel’s grumbling—“It’s not our baby”—they set off on a long journey to deliver it.

Sweet, poignant, and starring a cast of truly adorable characters, this is a story sure to be shared year after year at Christmastime.

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin
Published in the USA by Schwartz & Wade (ISBN: 9780553524819)

Awards and Recognition

Nominated for the Chocolate Lily Award 2018

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The Magical Animal Adoption Agency: Book 3: Missing Magic

Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger

A new volunteer has joined the Magical Animal Adoption Agency, and Clover's not too happy about it! Oliver Von Hoof is supposed to be an expert on magical animals, but he's barely older than Clover. How can he be an expert on anything? And it doesn't help that Mr. Jams keeps turning to Oliver instead of Clover for help with the animals.

When Mr. Jams is called away from the Agency on a secret mission, Clover and Oliver are put in charge of the Agency once again. But when Picnic the invisible puppy starts turning visible, and the Agency's green cat, Dipity, begins to look white, Clover and Oliver realize that all of the amazing creatures are becoming ordinary.

Even Oliver's trusty magical wands aren't enough to cure them! Will Oliver and Clover learn to work together in time to restore the animals' magical powers? Alexandra Boiger's delightful illustrations shine in the third book of Kallie George's The Magical Animal Adoption Agency series where an open heart can best the nastiest of spells.

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Published in the USA by Disney-Hyperion (ISBN: 9781423183846)
Published in Canada by Harper Collins (ISBN: 9781443419864)

Awards and Recognition

Winner of the 2018 Chocolate Lily Award
Red Cedar Nominated Title

Splash

Illustrated by Genèvieve Côté

One day a tiny sea serpent was born.
She swam to the surface.
SPLASH! went her tail.
“Shush!” said Mama.
“Hush!” said Papa.
But her tail twitched and splished and SPLASHED. “Splash!” cried the little sea serpent.
And that became her name.

Splash is a little sea serpent who makes big splashes. But sea serpents need to be quiet sometimes. Will Splash learn how to keep calm?

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Genèvieve Côté
Published in the USA by Simply Read Books (ISBN: 9781927018774)

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Duck, Duck, Dinosaur

Illustrated by Oriol Vidal

Three eggs in a nest begin to wiggle and wobble, until CRACK! CRACK! CRACK! It’s a duck . . . duck . . . DINOSAUR!

Meet Feather, Flap, and Spike. They’re three unlikely siblings who each want to stand out. But together, they make the biggest splash! Perfect for families of all kinds, this playful, clever story has a dino-sized heart.

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Oriol Vidal
Published by Harper Collins (ISBN: 9780062353085)

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The Magical Animal Adoption Agency: Book 2: The Enchanted Egg

Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger

There's a new resident at the Magical Animal Adoption Agency-but this one hasn't hatched yet! Mr. Jams brought home an enchanted egg from his last journey, and Clover can't wait to find out what kind of creature the polka-dotted shell contains.

But one morning when Clover checks on the cozy nest of feathers she's made for the egg, she finds it empty, and the baby animal is nowhere in sight! Clover is anxious to find the creature, but the Agency is full of visitors looking for pets of their own. Will Clover be able to match them with their perfect companions and save the mysterious animal before Mr. Jams returns from his trip?

With charming illustrations by Alexandra Boiger, the second book in Kallie George's The Magical Animal Adoption Agency series celebrates the magic of new friends and the power of seeing with your heart.

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Published in the USA by Disney-Hyperion (ISBN: 9781484701218)
Published in Canada by Harper Collins (ISBN: 9781443419833)

Awards and Recognition

A Children's Book Council Hot Off the Presses pick
A Northshire Books staff pick

The Magical Animal Adoption Agency: Book 1: Clover’s Luck

Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger

Despite her name, Clover has always felt decidedly unlucky. So when she stumbles upon a mysterious cottage in the Woods, she can hardly believe her good fortune. It's the Magical Animal Adoption Agency, and it houses creatures of all kinds. Fairy horses, unicorns, and a fiery young dragon are just the beginning!

Mr. Jams, the Agency's owner, agrees to hire her as summer helper and Clover hopes her luck has finally changed.

But when she's left alone to care for the Agency, a sneaky witch comes after the magical creatures! Will Clover outsmart her in time to protect the animals?

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Published in the USA by Disney-Hyperion (ISBN: 9781423183822)
Published in Canada by Harper Collins (ISBN: 9781443419802)

Awards and Recognition

A Cybils Finalist
OLA Best Bets Award Winner, 2016  
A Silver Birch Express Award Honour Book
SYRCA Shining Willow Finalist  
Shortlisted for the Sunburst Award
Monica Hughes Award for Sci-Fi & Fantasy Nominee
Beehive Book Award Nominee 2017-2018

Flare

Illustrated by Genèvieve Côté

One day a tiny phoenix was born.
There was a big flame.
Then a nest of ash.
In the nest, there was an egg.
Out of the egg hatched a bird. A magical bird.

Flare is a tough little phoenix. He never cries. But everyone needs to cry sometimes. Will his guardians, Cloud and Wind and Sun, find a way to show him how? This second book in the series provides comforting reassurance that it’s okay to express our emotions.

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Genèvieve Côté
Published in the USA by Simply Read Books (ISBN: 9781927018507)

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