CREATURE CAMPERS: THE SECRET OF SHADOW LAKE, EPIC! ORIGINALS, by Joe McGee, Illustrated by Bea Tormo, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Being the new kid at camp is never easy, especially for a bigfoot, a hyperactive jackalope, a fairy who can barely fly, and the only human boy! A series about the unlikely friendships forged at Camp Moonlight—“where being different isn’t unusual…it’s FUNusual!” Norm is worried about fitting in at camp. Literally. He’s not just tall … Continue reading CREATURE CAMPERS: THE SECRET OF SHADOW LAKE, EPIC! ORIGINALS, by Joe McGee, Illustrated by Bea Tormo, Andrews McMeel Publishing

THE BOY AND THE BEAR, by Tracey Corderoy, Illustrated by Sarah Massini, Nosy Crow, Candlewick Press

Friends come in all shapes and sizes and sometimes the best friends are the most unlikely of all... When a lonely little boy receives an invitation to play written on a paper boat, it seems that he has found the best friend he's been longing for - at last! But Bear isn't quite the playmate … Continue reading THE BOY AND THE BEAR, by Tracey Corderoy, Illustrated by Sarah Massini, Nosy Crow, Candlewick Press

AROUND THE TABLE THAT GRANDAD BUILT, by Melanie Heuiser Hill, Illustrated by Jaime Kim, Candlewick Press

A beautifully illustrated celebration of bounty and gratitude, family and friendship, perfect for the holidays and every day. This is the table that Grandad built. These are the sunflowers picked by my cousins, set on the table that Grandad built. In a unique take on the cumulative classic "This Is the House That Jack Built," … Continue reading AROUND THE TABLE THAT GRANDAD BUILT, by Melanie Heuiser Hill, Illustrated by Jaime Kim, Candlewick Press

WHAT MAKES US, by Rafi Mittlefehldt, Candlewick Press

A viral video reveals a teen’s dark family history, leaving him to reckon with his heritage, legacy, and identity in this fiery, conversation-starting novel. Eran Sharon knows nothing of his father except that he left when Eran was a baby. Now a senior in high school and living with his protective but tight-lipped mother, Eran … Continue reading WHAT MAKES US, by Rafi Mittlefehldt, Candlewick Press

CREAKERS, by Tom Fletcher, Illustrated by Shane Devries, Random House

What silently waits in the shadows at night? What's under your bed, keeping just out of sight? Do you ever hear strange, creaking noises at night? Ever wonder what makes those noises? Lucy Dungston always did. Until, one morning, Lucy discovers that all the grown-ups have disappeared - as if into thin air. Chaos descends … Continue reading CREAKERS, by Tom Fletcher, Illustrated by Shane Devries, Random House

CHARLIE BROWN ALL TIED UP, A PEANUTS COLLECTION, by Schulz, Andrews McMeel Publishing

This year, Charlie Brown is determined to turn around his bad luck, lead his baseball team to victory, and fly his kite without interference from the dirty rotten kite-eating tree. While Charlie Brown is all tied up, the rest of the gang doesn't hold back on having fun. Pig-Pen unexpectedly charms Peppermint Patty at the … Continue reading CHARLIE BROWN ALL TIED UP, A PEANUTS COLLECTION, by Schulz, Andrews McMeel Publishing

BIG NATE: HUG IT OUT! by Lincoln Peirce, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Sixth grade is no picnic for Nate Wright. His pal Francis won’t stop bombarding him with useless trivia. A wild pitch knocks him out of a ballgame and into the emergency room. And the only thing standing between Nate and summer school is a study session with the worst possible tutor: his too-obnoxious-for-words arch enemy, … Continue reading BIG NATE: HUG IT OUT! by Lincoln Peirce, Andrews McMeel Publishing

BEST BABYSITTERS EVER: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE BOSSY, by Caroline Cala, HMH Kids

Being a boss isn’t all it’s cracked up to be in the second book of the Best Babysitters Ever series. Perfect for fans of Rachel Vail and Sarah Mlynowski. Just when Malia, Dot, and Bree (aka the Best Babysitters Ever) corner the Playa Del Mar babysitting market, their lives get even busier. Malia’s evil older … Continue reading BEST BABYSITTERS EVER: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE BOSSY, by Caroline Cala, HMH Kids

SNUG HARBOR STORIES, WALLACE THE BRAVE COLLECTION, by Will Henry, Andrews McMeel Publishing

The follow up to the Eisner-nominated collection of Wallace the Brave comics, featuring beautifully illustrated scenes of childhood imagination, friendship, outdoor exploration, and adventure. Think "Peanuts" if Charlie Brown were less of a mope or "Calvin & Hobbes" if Calvin weren't a bit of a psychopath. "Wallace The Brave" is about a family. There's Dad, … Continue reading SNUG HARBOR STORIES, WALLACE THE BRAVE COLLECTION, by Will Henry, Andrews McMeel Publishing

EMMY IN THE KEY OF CODE, by Aimee Lucido, Versify Books, HMHKids

In this innovative middle grade novel, coding and music take center stage as new girl Emmy tries to find her place in a new school. Perfect for fans of GIRLS WHO CODE series and THE CROSSOVER Out September 2019 416 Pages Approx. MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. So, … Continue reading EMMY IN THE KEY OF CODE, by Aimee Lucido, Versify Books, HMHKids