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

EPIC ORIGINALS, DIARY OF A 5TH GRADE OUTLAW, by Gina Loveless, Andrea Bell, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Robin Loxley, the 5th grade outlaw of Nottingham Elementary, tells all! From Epic! Originals comes a comic-inspired illustrated novel series that treats growing up as an adventure. Fifth grade has just started, and the school bully, Nadia, already rules recess with an unfair Playground Tax. Robin refuses to be pushed around, but all she can … Continue reading EPIC ORIGINALS, DIARY OF A 5TH GRADE OUTLAW, by Gina Loveless, Andrea Bell, Andrews McMeel Publishing

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

LASER MOOSE AND RABBIT BOY: TIME TROUT, by Doug Savage, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy are back in a time-traveling adventure, perfect for getting past and future fans hooked on reading. Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy return and just in time to save the day! A time-traveling fish is causing trouble for Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy in the past, present, and future. When the … Continue reading LASER MOOSE AND RABBIT BOY: TIME TROUT, by Doug Savage, 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

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

DOUGLAS, by Randy Cecil, Candlewick Press

In his follow-up to Lucy, Randy Cecil again tells a visually arresting tale in four acts -- this time about a brave movie-theater mouse on a daring adventure. When Iris Espinosa goes to the cinema, she doesn't expect to meet a small mouse. And she certainly doesn't expect that mouse to stow away in her … Continue reading DOUGLAS, by Randy Cecil, Candlewick Press

THE UNICORN WHISPERER, ANOTHER PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN ADVENTURE, by Dana Simpson, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Welcome back to the hilarious and heartwarming world of Phoebe and Her Unicorn, where readers of all ages can always find a friend to lend a magical helping hand — or hoof. For 9-year-old Phoebe Howell and her sparkling companion, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, every day is an adventure. In this latest installation of Dana Simpson's … Continue reading THE UNICORN WHISPERER, ANOTHER PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN ADVENTURE, by Dana Simpson, Andrews McMeel Publishing