GARGANTIS, by Thomas Taylor, Illustrated by Tom Booth, Walker Books US/Candlewick Press

Librarian's note: This is an Advance Reader Copy Edition for ASIN: B07X9YDY2M. In the second fantasy set in Eerie-on-Sea, Herbert and Violet team up to solve the mystery of Gargantis — an ancient creature of the deep with the power to create life-threatening storms. There's a storm brewing over Eerie-on-Sea, and the fisherfolk say a … Continue reading GARGANTIS, by Thomas Taylor, Illustrated by Tom Booth, Walker Books US/Candlewick Press

THE SISTERS OF STRAYGARDEN PLACE, by Hayley Chewins, Candlewick Press

A riveting middle-grade fantasy about sibling bonds, enchanted houses, and encroaching wildness, lyrically told in eerily beautiful proseThe grass grew taller than the house itself, surrounding it on all sides. It stuffed the keyholes and scraped against the roof. It shook the walls and made paintings shiver.Seven years ago, the Ballastian sisters' parents left them … Continue reading THE SISTERS OF STRAYGARDEN PLACE, by Hayley Chewins, Candlewick Press

PONY ON THE TWELFTH FLOOR, by Polly Faber, Illustrated by Sarah Jennings, Candlewick Press

A hilarious and charming story of a girl, a high rise, and one very inappropriate pet, from the author of the Mango & Bambang series.Kizzy thought she had dreamed of every possible way she might get a pony. She'd never expected to pick one up from the supermarket. But wherever the plump pony munching on … Continue reading PONY ON THE TWELFTH FLOOR, by Polly Faber, Illustrated by Sarah Jennings, Candlewick Press

EARTHLINGS: A NOVEL, by Sayaka Murata, Grove Press/Publishers Group West

Ewww! Natsuki isn't like the other girls. She has a wand and a transformation mirror. She might be a witch, or an alien from another planet. Together with her cousin Yuu, Natsuki spends her summers in the wild mountains of Nagano, dreaming of other worlds. When a terrible sequence of events threatens to part the … Continue reading EARTHLINGS: A NOVEL, by Sayaka Murata, Grove Press/Publishers Group West

THE MAGIC IN CHANGING YOUR STARS, by Leah Henderson, Sterling Children’s Books

Can you change your fate—and the fate of those you love—if you return to the past? Journey to 1939 Harlem in this time-travel adventure with an inspiring message about believing in yourself. Eleven-year-old Ailey Benjamin Lane can dance—so he’s certain that he'll land the role of the Scarecrow in his school’s production of The Wiz. Unfortunately, a talented classmate … Continue reading THE MAGIC IN CHANGING YOUR STARS, by Leah Henderson, Sterling Children’s Books

TROWBRIDGE ROAD, by Marcella Pixley, Candlewick Press

In a stunning novel set in the 1980s, a girl with heavy secrets awakens her sleepy street to the complexities of love and courage.It’s the summer of ’83 on Trowbridge Road, and June Bug Jordan is hungry. Months after her father’s death from complications from AIDS, her mother has stopped cooking and refuses to leave … Continue reading TROWBRIDGE ROAD, by Marcella Pixley, Candlewick Press

CAT NINJA, EPIC! by Matthew Cody, Yehudi Mercado, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Cunning, Brave... My Hero! Beware, villains! Cat Ninja may appear to be nothing more than a silly internet meme. But he is evil's greatest enemy, and the silent master of Kat Fu and carpet scratching! From Epic! Originals, Cat Ninja is a hilarious graphic novel series about a lovable cat with a heroic alter-ego. Raised from a … Continue reading CAT NINJA, EPIC! by Matthew Cody, Yehudi Mercado, Andrews McMeel Publishing

CREATURE CAMPERS: SURPRISE UNDER THE STARS, EPIC! ORIGINALS, by Joe McGee, Bea Tormo, Andrews McMeel Publishing

The Creature Campers are back for another adventure! To pass their map and compass skills test, they must find their way to a hidden spot in the forest, where a picnic feast awaits! Follow Norm the Bigfoot and his friends as they brave a swampy lake, a scheming creature collector, and a starry night surprise … Continue reading CREATURE CAMPERS: SURPRISE UNDER THE STARS, EPIC! ORIGINALS, by Joe McGee, Bea Tormo, Andrews McMeel Publishing

BIG NATE, BLOW THE ROOF OFF, by Lincoln Peirce, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Ah, Love... This latest Big Nate installment by bestselling author Lincoln Peirce will take readers on a hilarious, romantic, rock-and-roll adventure!Nate Wright is born to be wild! And when Enslave the Mollusk is invited to play at the P.S. 38 annual open house, he and his bandmates are on the stairway to heaven. While the kids rock, … Continue reading BIG NATE, BLOW THE ROOF OFF, by Lincoln Peirce, Andrews McMeel Publishing