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La série de chapter books JUNIE B. JONES de Barbara Park bientôt adapté pour le petit écran

Les chaînes américaines Nickelodeon et Awesomeness, qui appartiennent au groupe Paramount, ont récemment annoncé de nouveaux projets de séries TV adaptées de livres à succès, dont JUNIE B. JONES. Elle sera diffusée sur la plateforme de streaming Paramount+. Plus d’informations concernant le casting et la date de diffusion devraient être communiquées prochainement. (Lire l’article de Deadline)

Écrite par Barbara Park et illustrée par Denise Brunkus, la série de près de trente volumes publiés par Random House aux États-Unis entre 1992 et 2013 raconte les aventures hilarantes de la petite Junie B. Jones à l’école maternelle et en CP. Les livres ont connu un grand succès en Amérique du nord avec plus de 65 millions d’exemplaires vendus. A l’occasion de la série tv, Random House prévoit de publier une nouvelle adaptation sous forme de bande dessinée en quatre volumes.

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WOLF PACK SERIES d’Edo van Belkom

An award-winning and well-reviewed series of middle-grade fantasy fiction that turns the everyday issues of school life into exciting and dangerously different adventure that transports kids into the very best worlds of the imagination.

WOLF PACK SERIES
by Edo van Belkom
Tundra Books, 2005-2008
(via JABberwocky)

There’s something different about the Brock kids, Noble, Tora, Argus and Harlan — they’re teen werewolves. And that means trouble as they try and fit in at school without revealing their true selves. In WOLF PACK, a scientist thinks he knows the truth about one of the Brock kids and will kidnap Tora to prove it. How can her brothers save her without confirming the worst? In LONE WOLF, the pack has to deal with trouble at and away from home. In CRY WOLF, how can the pack use their wolven talents to find a missing classmate when their enemies at school are watching their every move — and trying to poison the pack? WOLF MAN brings the kids face-to-face with a lone wolf bent on terrorizing their town.

WOLF PACK won both the Aurora and Silver Birch Awards. The Silver Birch is the most important award for young adult fiction in Ontario, and is given by the people who matter most – thousands of schoolchildren who vote and cheer on their favorites. Van Belkom’s been nominated on many other occasions for the Aurora, the Bram Stoker, the Arthur Ellis and more.

Bram Stoker and Aurora Award-winner Edo van Belkom is the author of over 200 stories of horror, science fiction, fantasy, and mystery. As an editor, he has four anthologies to his credit that include two books for young adults, Be Afraid! (A Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year finalist) and Be Very Afraid! (An Aurora Award winner — Best Work in English). Born in Toronto, van Belkom graduated from York University, then worked as a daily newspaper sports and police reporter before becoming a full-time writer. He lives in Brampton, Ontario, with his wife Roberta and son Luke.

RAVENOUS THINGS de Derrick Chow

In this stunning debut, author Derrick Chow reenvisions the tale of the Pied Piper. Both terrifying and hauntingly beautiful, Chow masterfully uses literal and figurative monsters to explore the themes of grief and how we handle loss.

RAVENOUS THINGS
by Derrick Chow
‎ Disney-Hyperion, July 2022
(via Kaplan/DeFiore Rights)

Climb aboard the midnight train! Things wondrous and terrible await you… Twelve-year-old Reggie Wong has a quick temper that’s always getting him into trouble at school, while at home his mom struggles to get out of bed–let alone leave their apartment. That’s why Reggie desperately needs his dad back. One problem: His dad is dead.
Enter the Conductor, a peculiar man who promises to make Reggie’s wish to see his father just one more time come true. All he must do is climb aboard the man’s subway train, which leaves St. Patrick Station promptly at midnight. Desperate to have his dad and happy family back, Reggie takes him up on the offer, only to discover the train is filled with other children who have lost a loved one, just like him. As he speeds through the wild, uncharted tunnels beneath the city, Reggie meets Chantal, an annoyingly peppy girl obsessed with lists and psychiatry, and Gareth, his arch-nemesis and bully since the fourth grade. As each kid steps off the train and into the arms of their lost family member, Reggie can’t believe his impossible wish is about to come true.
But when Reggie comes to the end of the line and sees his father waiting for him, he soon discovers all is not as it seems. He and his unlikely new friends have been ensnared in a deadly trap. Together, the three must find a way to foil the Conductor’s diabolical plot and find their way out of the underground subway where horrors worse than they have ever imagined lurk around every corner.
The rats of St. Patrick Station have taken over and they’re absolutely ravenous.

Derrick Chow is an author, illustrator, and comic creator. His short stories have been featured in several comic anthologies; and his illustrations appear in newspapers, magazines, and books across North America. He lives in Toronto, where he is very active in the local arts scene. This is his first novel.

RACE TO THE SUN de Rebecca Roanhorse

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents critically acclaimed indigenous fantasy writer Rebecca Roanhorse’s thrilling adventure about a Navajo girl who discovers she’s a monsterslayer.

RACE TO THE SUN
by Rebecca Roanhorse
Disney-Hyperion, January 2020
(via Kaplan/DeFiore Rights)

Lately, seventh grader Nizhoni Begay has been able to detect monsters, like that man in the fancy suit who was in the bleachers at her basketball game. Turns out he’s Mr. Charles, her dad’s new boss at the oil and gas company, and he’s alarmingly interested in Nizhoni and her brother, Mac, their Navajo heritage, and the legend of the Hero Twins. Nizhoni knows he’s a threat, but her father won’t believe her.
When Dad disappears the next day, leaving behind a message that says « Run! », the siblings and Nizhoni’s best friend, Davery, are thrust into a rescue mission that can only be accomplished with the help of Diné Holy People, all disguised as quirky characters. Their aid will come at a price: the kids must pass a series of trials in which it seems like nature itself is out to kill them. If Nizhoni, Mac, and Davery can reach the House of the Sun, they will be outfitted with what they need to defeat the ancient monsters Mr. Charles has unleashed. But it will take more than weapons for Nizhoni to become the hero she was destined to be . . .
Timeless themes such as the importance of family and respect for the land resonate in this funny, fast-paced, and exciting quest adventure set in the American Southwest.

Rebecca Roanhorse is a black/indigenous (Ohkay Owingeh) writer of speculative fiction, including two adult books in the Sixth World series, Trail of Lightning and Storm of Locusts, and a Nebula and Hugo-winning short story, « Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience. » RACE TO THE SUN is her middle grade debut. Rebecca, a graduate of Yale, is a lawyer by day who specializes in federal Indian and tribal law. She lives in Northern New Mexico with her Navajo husband and their daughter.

NEVER COMING HOME de Kate Williams

The beach read you have been dying for! When ten of America’s hottest teenage influencers are invited to an exclusive island resort, things are sure to get wild. But murder isn’t what anyone expected. Will anyone survive? A dark thriller and satire of social media.

NEVER COMING HOME
by Kate Williams
Delacorte Press, June 2022
(via Levine, Greenberg, Rostan)

Everyone knows Unknown Island—it’s the world’s most exclusive destination. Think white sand beaches, turquoise seas, and luxury accommodations. Plus, it’s invite only, no one over twenty-one allowed, and it’s absolutely free. Who wouldn’t want to go?
The mysterious resort launched with a viral marketing campaign, and now the whole world is watching as the mysterious resort opens its doors to the First Ten, the ten elite influencers specifically chosen to be the first to experience everything Unknown Island has to offer. You know them. There’s the gamer, the beauty blogger, the rich girl, the superstar, the junior politician, the environmentalist, the DJ, the CEO, the chef, and the athlete.
What
they don’t know is that they weren’t invited to Unknown Island for their following—they were invited for their secrets. Everyone is hiding a deadly one, and it looks like someone’s decided it’s payback time. Unknown Island isn’t a vacation, it’s a trap. And it’s beginning to look like the First Ten—no matter how influential—are never coming home.

Kate Williams has written for Seventeen, NYLON, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, Vans, Calvin Klein, Urban Outfitters, and many other brands and magazines. She is the author of The Babysitters Coven series: The Babysitters Coven, For Better or Cursed, and Spells Like Teen Spirit. Kate Lives in Kansas with her family.