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

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

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

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

THE WORLD’S BEST JOKES FOR KIDS, VOL 1., EVERY SINGLE ONE ILLUSTRATED, by Swerling & Lazar, Andrews McMeel Publishing

“Do you want to hear a bad cat joke? Just kitten.” Illustrations bring the silliness to a whole new level in this book of jokes kids will adore. Every joke is illustrated! This illustrated book by the New York Times–bestselling creators of the Happiness Is . . . the project will leave your family in … Continue reading THE WORLD’S BEST JOKES FOR KIDS, VOL 1., EVERY SINGLE ONE ILLUSTRATED, by Swerling & Lazar, Andrews McMeel Publishing

THOMAS’ SNOWSUIT, by Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko, Annick Press

Thomas refuses to wear his new snowsuit despite the pleas of his mother, his teacher, and even his principal. Out June 1, 1995 24 pages approx. MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. This is the only Robert Munsch book that I've heard on a CD but have never had … Continue reading THOMAS’ SNOWSUIT, by Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko, Annick Press

TRAPPED IN A VIDEO GAME, #2, Dustin Brady, Andrews McNeil Publishing

Jesse Rigsby is on a mission to save his friend Mark, but first he’s got to shake the Bigfoot chasing him through the school library. And then there’s the velociraptor in the bathroom. Oh yeah, don’t forget about the ginormous flame-throwing bat in the cafeteria. Jesse’s trapped in the invisible world of Go Wild – … Continue reading TRAPPED IN A VIDEO GAME, #2, Dustin Brady, Andrews McNeil Publishing

A LADY’S GUIDE TO ETIQUETTE AND MURDER, by Dianne Freeman, Kensington Books

In this exciting historical mystery debut set in Victorian England, a wealthy young widow encounters the pleasures—and scandalous pitfalls—of a London social season . . . Frances Wynn, the American-born Countess of Harleigh, enjoys more freedom as a widow than she did as a wife. After an obligatory year spent mourning her philandering husband, Reggie, … Continue reading A LADY’S GUIDE TO ETIQUETTE AND MURDER, by Dianne Freeman, Kensington Books

A DATE WITH DARCY, BOOKISH BOYFRIENDS #1, by Tiffany Schmidt, Amulet Books/Abrams Books, Hachette Book Group

In this contemporary YA, a teenager’s favorite literary heroes woo her in real life The first of two books in an intended paperback original series about a girl whose classic literary crushes manifest in real life. Merrilee Campbell, 16, thinks boys are better in books, chivalry is dead, and there’d be nothing more romantic than … Continue reading A DATE WITH DARCY, BOOKISH BOYFRIENDS #1, by Tiffany Schmidt, Amulet Books/Abrams Books, Hachette Book Group

OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES, by Abbi Waxman, Berkley/Penguin Books

"Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin Named A Highly Anticipated Book for 2018 by InStyle.com, Elite Daily, and Hello Giggles! The author of The Garden of Small Beginnings returns with a hilarious and poignant new novel about four families, their neighborhood carpool, and the affair that changes … Continue reading OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES, by Abbi Waxman, Berkley/Penguin Books