JUST READ, by Lori Degman, Illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylov, Sterling Publishing

These kids all love to read—alone or together, on a bus or in a parade. And every time they open a book, they open up a whole new world, too! “A delightful tribute to reading anything and everything all the time. . . . There’s something for everyone.” —Booklist “A chipper, colorful celebration of the … Continue reading JUST READ, by Lori Degman, Illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylov, Sterling Publishing

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A PIGLET NAMED MERCY, by Kate DiCamillo, Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, Candlewick Press

Every porcine wonder was once a piglet! Celebrate the joy of a new arrival with this endearing picture-book prequel to the New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson series. Mr. Watson and Mrs. Watson live ordinary lives. Sometimes their lives feel a bit too ordinary. Sometimes they wish something different would happen. And one day it … Continue reading A PIGLET NAMED MERCY, by Kate DiCamillo, Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, Candlewick Press

KAHLO’S KOALAS, 1,2,3, COUNT ART WITH ME, Illustrated by Grace Helmer, Edited by Jocelyn Norbury, Designed by Jack Clucas, Andrews McMeel Publishing

From Henri Matisse’s monkeys and Jackson Pollock's poodles to Roy Lichtenstein's llamas and Wassily Kandinsky’s kangaroos, this beautiful 1-10 counting book provides an imaginative learning experience that will appeal to adults and children alike. Introduce your little one to some of the world’s best artists while teaching them their numbers 1 to 10. With illustrator … Continue reading KAHLO’S KOALAS, 1,2,3, COUNT ART WITH ME, Illustrated by Grace Helmer, Edited by Jocelyn Norbury, Designed by Jack Clucas, Andrews McMeel Publishing

THE MUTTS SUMMER DIARIES, by Patrick McDonnell, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Put on your swim trunks and hit the beach with Earl and Mooch—the dog (and cat) days of summer are here! It’s summertime, and the living is easy, the ice cream is cold, and the temperature is so hot your brains will melt right out of your head. Mooch and Earl are eager to make … Continue reading THE MUTTS SUMMER DIARIES, by Patrick McDonnell, Andrews McMeel Publishing

BIG NATE, PAYBACK TIME! By Lincoln Peirce, Andrews McMeel Publishing

In this brand-new collection of the NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING series Big Nate, everyone's favorite prankster takes on everything from epic snowball fights to sixth-grade crushes, with plenty of hilarious misadventures along the way. Look out, Big Nate fans—it’s payback time! In this brand-new collection of Big Nate comics, Nate develops a mysterious allergy to … Continue reading BIG NATE, PAYBACK TIME! By Lincoln Peirce, Andrews McMeel Publishing

MURDER ON THE ROCKS: A GRAY WHALE INN MYSTERY, by Karen MacInerney, Midnight Ink

Natalie Barnes buys the Gray Whale Inn, a bed and breakfast in Maine, and publicly opposes Bernard Katz's proposed resort development, which threatens a colony of black-chinned terns, and when Katz is found dead, Natalie must find the true killer in order to clear her own name. approx. 281 pages Out 2008 MY THOUGHTS: I … Continue reading MURDER ON THE ROCKS: A GRAY WHALE INN MYSTERY, by Karen MacInerney, Midnight Ink

COLD DAY IN THE SUN, by Sara Biren, Amulet Books, Abrams, Hachette Book Group

Holland Delviss wants to be known for her talent as a hockey player, not a hockey player who happens to be a girl. But when her school team is selected to be featured and televised as part of HockeyFest, her status as the only girl on the boys’ team makes her the lead story. Not … Continue reading COLD DAY IN THE SUN, by Sara Biren, Amulet Books, Abrams, Hachette Book Group

LUPIN LEAPS IN: A BREAKING CAT NEWS ADVENTURE, by Georgia Dunn, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Lupin Leaps In is a brand-new comic collection of Breaking Cat News for middle grade readers! This just in: Three adorable house cats are reporting the most hilarious breaking news! Based on author/illustrator Georgia Dunn’s real-life pets, Elvis, Lupin, and Puck strap on neckties and pick up microphones to provide the most up-to-date relevant news … Continue reading LUPIN LEAPS IN: A BREAKING CAT NEWS ADVENTURE, by Georgia Dunn, Andrews McMeel Publishing

LUCY SPEAK OUT! A PEANUTS COLLECTION, by Schulz, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Move over, Charlie Brown! Lucy takes the spotlight in this latest collection of Peanuts comics for kids. In this delightful collection of classic Peanuts comics for younger readers, Lucy rallies her friends to speak out for equal rights for women. Between social causes and dropping fly balls in the outfield, Lucy decides to write a … Continue reading LUCY SPEAK OUT! A PEANUTS COLLECTION, by Schulz, Andrews McMeel Publishing

RONAN BOYLE AND THEN BRIDGE OF RIDDLES, by Thomas Lennon, Illustrated by John Hendrix, Abrams, Amulet Books

Fourteen-year-old Ronan Boyle is the youngest and lowliest recruit to the secret Garda, an Irish police force that handles the misdeeds of numerous magical creatures. Ronan’s parents are in jail, but Ronan is convinced that they were framed by the wee people. So, despite his small size, poor eyesight, and social awkwardness, he’s determined to … Continue reading RONAN BOYLE AND THEN BRIDGE OF RIDDLES, by Thomas Lennon, Illustrated by John Hendrix, Abrams, Amulet Books