Dress up like your favorite YA book covers this Halloween! Today’s outfit is inspired by the sweet, artsy cover of The Beauty of the Moment. We’ve done the work and searched for all the pieces for you!
Scarf: Love Lakeside | Dress: iClothing | Tights: eBay | Boots: Nasty Gal
The Beauty of the Moment
By Tanaz Bhathena
ISBN 9780735263741 | Penguin Teen Canada
368 Pages | Ages 12+ | Hardcover
Susan dreams of being an artist. Malcolm wants to move him and his sister out of a bad living situation. Sparks fly when the two teens meet at a fundraiser for Syrian refugees. A Canadian YA romance for fans of The Sun is Also a Star.
Susan is the new girl — she’s sharp and driven, and strives to meet her parents’ expectations of excellence. Malcolm is the bad boy — he started raising hell at age fifteen, after his mom died of cancer, and has had a reputation ever since.
Susan hasn’t told anyone, but she wants to be an artist. Malcolm doesn’t know what he wants — until he meets her.
Love is messy and families are messier, but in spite of their burdens, Susan and Malcolm fall for each other. The ways they drift apart and come back together are testaments to family, culture, and being true to who you are.
Dress up like your favorite YA book covers this Halloween! Today’s outfit is inspired by the bold, feather-filled cover of Chicken Girl We’ve done the work and searched for all the pieces for you!
Boa: cynthiasmerchant | Dress: BobcatVintage | Shoes: Converse
By Heather Smith
ISBN 9780143198680 | Penguin Teen Canada
240 Pages | Ages 12+ | Hardcover
Everybody has a story that will break your heart; a poignant coming-of-age YA for fans of David Arnold, from the author of the acclaimed The Agony of Bun O’Keefe, a Kirkus Best of the Year selection.
Poppy used to be an optimist. But after a photo of her dressed as Rosie the Riveter is mocked online, she’s having trouble seeing the good in the world. As a result, Poppy trades her beloved vintage clothes for a feathered chicken costume and accepts a job as an anonymous sign waver outside a restaurant. There, Poppy meets six-year-old girl Miracle, who helps Poppy see beyond her own pain, opening her eyes to the people around her: Cam, her twin brother, who is adjusting to life as an openly gay teen; Buck, a charming photographer with a cute British accent and a not-so-cute mean-streak; and Lewis a teen caring for an ailing parent, while struggling to reach the final stages of his gender transition. As the summer unfolds, Poppy stops glorifying the past and starts focusing on the present. But just as she comes to terms with the fact that there is good and bad in everyone, she is tested by a deep betrayal.
Dress up like your favorite KidLit characters this Halloween! Today’s outfits are inspired by the cast in Frankie’s Favourite Food. We’ve searched high and low for these costume tutorials for you and your little ones!
Mushroom costume: Ira Loves Mae | Pineapple costume: Studio DIY | Popcorn costume: Make It & Love It | Sushi costume: Northstory | Ramen costume: Aww Sam | Grape costume: Miss Kay DIY | Pie costume: Ramblings from Utopia | Pasta costume: Studio DIY | Pretzel costume: Oh Happy Day | Macaron costume: Studio DIY
Frankie’s Favorite Food
By Kelsey Garrity-Riley
ISBN 9780735264311 | Tundra Books
36 Pages | Ages 3-7 | Hardcover
Frankie has a problem: he has too many favorite foods. He can’t bring himself to choose just one to be for the school play, so on the day of the performance, he’s still without a costume. His teacher comes up with a delicious idea: what if Frankie becomes the Costume Manager? That way, he can parlay his love of all things culinary into the whole production. From adding some last-minute garnishes to helping the rice and beans into their costumes, Frankie shines backstage until he has a brilliant idea and decides to make his debut on the menu as something that combines his love for all his favorite foods . . .
In this funny and scrumptiously adorable story, readers will delight in the variety of foods represented and the clever performances full of silly word play and sweet camaraderie. In Kelsey Garrity-Riley’s author-illustrator debut, she shows the joy of food and revels in celebrating the way food can bring people together and inspire creativity.
Dress up like your favorite KidLit characters this Halloween! Today’s outfit is inspired by the glamorous Miss Mink. We’ve done the work and searched for all the pieces for you!
Headband: For My Love of Children | Dress: eShakti | Shoes: BangiShop
Miss Mink: Life Lessons for a Cat Countess
By Janet Hill
ISBN 9781770499225 | Tundra Books
48 Pages | Ages 4-8 | Hardcover
This whimsical collection of twenty cat-approved life lessons for living your purrfect life is accompanied by gorgeous, lushly detailed paintings.
Miss Marcella Mink and sixty-seven of her favorite feline friends live happily in her big house by the sea. But there was a time when Miss Mink was not so happy. When Miss Mink created her own business — a feline-friendly cruise company for cat lovers and their furry companions — she found she no longer had time or energy for herself or her friends. For advice she turned to her cats, who always seemed so happy, healthy, well-rounded, well-groomed and well-rested. It was not long before the Cat Countess was feeling shipshape again. Collected here are Miss Mink’s twenty cat-approved lessons, from the benefits of a good grooming and an afternoon nap to valuable advice on friendship and diet.
Dress up like your favorite KidLit characters this Halloween! Today’s outfit is inspired by the animals from King Mouse. We’ve done the work and searched for all the pieces for you!
Crown: Star Visions | Mouse ears: PartyCity.ca | Mouse tail: Party Time
By Cary Fagan
Illustrated by Dena Seiferling
ISBN 9780735264045 | Tundra Books
40 Pages | Ages 3-7 | Hardcover
A sweet, thoughtful tale of friendship, sharing and play, King Mouse begins when a mouse comes upon a tiny crown in the grass. The mouse puts the crown on his head, and when a bear subsequently comes upon him and asks if he’s king, the mouse responds “Yes.”
This diminutive monarch settles into his new role very comfortably . . . until a snake comes upon a crown and claims she is queen. The mouse is not amused, especially when one by one the other animals find crowns and claim they are kings too. But when the bear can’t find a crown, King Mouse make a most surprising decision.
This inspired collaboration between an award-winning author and debut picture book illustrator Dena Seiferling is quietly profound in its simplicity and has the feeling of a modern classic.