HOW TO BE ON THE MOON, by Viviane Schwarz, Candlewick Press

In the follow-up to How to Find Gold, best friends Anna and Crocodile are going on another intrepid adventure -- this time, to the moon. It's almost impossible to get to the moon. It's out in space, which is dark and empty, and it's very far away. If Anna and Crocodile are going to make … Continue reading HOW TO BE ON THE MOON, by Viviane Schwarz, Candlewick Press

CRAFTFULNESS: MEND YOURSELF BY MAKING THINGS, by Rosemary Davidson & Arzu Tahsin, Appetite, Random House, Penguin Random House

Craftfulness is the idea that making things with your hands makes you feel better, and can offer the same benefits as mindfulness and meditation, yoga, running, playing an instrument or singing. Integrating mindfulness, neuroscience, positive psychology, and creativity research, Craftfulness offers a thought-provoking and surprising reconsideration of craft, and how making things with our hands … Continue reading CRAFTFULNESS: MEND YOURSELF BY MAKING THINGS, by Rosemary Davidson & Arzu Tahsin, Appetite, Random House, Penguin Random House

THE AWESOME, IMPOSSIBLE, UNSTOPPABLE GADGET, by Kevin Kelly & Rebecca Kelly, Imprint, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

This inspiring picture book about incredible inventions going haywire illustrates that with persistence, anyone can be awesome, impossible, and unstoppable. Trixie O'Toole is super-excited to be at Camp Create, where she can invent whatever she likes. But when a boy nicknamed "Professor" von Junk gets all the attention, Trixie feels left out. Still, she persists … Continue reading THE AWESOME, IMPOSSIBLE, UNSTOPPABLE GADGET, by Kevin Kelly & Rebecca Kelly, Imprint, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR DINOSAUR, by Jason Cockcroft, Nosy Crow

What would you do if, instead of a cat or a goldfish, you had a dinosaur for a pet? Well, that's exactly what happens to the little boy in this story when an enormous egg appears at his house one day. Day by day, he learns exactly how to look after his dinosaur: what to … Continue reading HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR DINOSAUR, by Jason Cockcroft, Nosy Crow

BEAR’S BOOK, by Claire Freedman, Illustrated by Alison Friend, Templar Books

  When Bear's favorite book of stories falls apart, he is determined to write one of his own. He ventures into the forest for inspiration, but writing is harder than he thinks, and he soon discovers that he needs help from his friends. See how Bear transforms their day into a wonderful adventure in this … Continue reading BEAR’S BOOK, by Claire Freedman, Illustrated by Alison Friend, Templar Books

BUILD YOUR OWN THEME PARK, by Lizz Lunney, Andrew McMeal Publishing

Get the fun going for makers of all ages with Build Your Own Theme Park with just scissors, glue, and your imagination! The first in a "Build Your Own" series of dynamic, interactive 3D activity books that combine engineering and creativity in an accessible way. Kids and adults alike will love the creativity and 3D … Continue reading BUILD YOUR OWN THEME PARK, by Lizz Lunney, Andrew McMeal Publishing

THE CURSE OF MISTY WAYFAIR, by Jaime Jo Wright, Bethany House Publishing, Graf-Martin

Left at an orphanage as a child, Thea Reed vowed to find her mother someday. Now grown, her search takes her to Pleasant Valley, Wisconsin, in 1908. When clues lead her to a mental asylum, Thea uses her experience as a post-mortem photographer to gain access and assist groundskeeper Simeon Coyle in photographing the patients … Continue reading THE CURSE OF MISTY WAYFAIR, by Jaime Jo Wright, Bethany House Publishing, Graf-Martin

THE HIDDEN PLACE, by C.J. Tudor, Doubleday Canada, Crown Publishing, Penguin Random House, MUST BUY

Joe never wanted to come back to Arnhill. After the way things ended with his old gang--the betrayal, the suicide, the murder--and after what happened when his sister went missing, the last thing he wanted to do was return to his hometown. But Joe doesn't have a choice. Because judging by what was done to … Continue reading THE HIDDEN PLACE, by C.J. Tudor, Doubleday Canada, Crown Publishing, Penguin Random House, MUST BUY

CHICKS RULE! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, Illustrated Renee Kurilla, Harry N. Abrams, Abrams Kids, Manda

All in step with wing in wing . . . Chicks can conquer anything! Nerdy Chick has been waiting all day for the Rocket Club meeting. But when she gets there, she finds a disturbing sign tacked to the door: “NO CHICKS ALLOWED!!!” Puzzled, then baffled, then just plain mad, Nerdy Chick sets out to … Continue reading CHICKS RULE! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, Illustrated Renee Kurilla, Harry N. Abrams, Abrams Kids, Manda

ECHO NORTH, by Joanna Ruth Meyer, Page Street Kids/Manda Group

Echo Alkaev’s safe and carefully structured world falls apart after her father leaves for the city and mysteriously disappears. Believing he is lost forever, Echo is shocked to find him half-frozen in the winter forest six months later, guarded by a strange talking wolf—the same creature who attacked her as a child. The wolf presents … Continue reading ECHO NORTH, by Joanna Ruth Meyer, Page Street Kids/Manda Group