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

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

TWO GIRLS A CLOCK, AND A CROOKED HOUSE, by Michael Poore, Random House

Combine the thought-provoking time travel of When You Reach Me with the humorous storytelling of Lemony Snicket, and you get a wholly original journey through time, space, and the depths of the human heart. This is a story of things that are not possible. It's not possible for Amy to see spirits. (She does.) It's … Continue reading TWO GIRLS A CLOCK, AND A CROOKED HOUSE, by Michael Poore, Random House

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

NANCY’S GENIUS PLAN, by Olivia Jaimes, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Follow Nancy's Genius Plan to sneak a sweet treat in this delicious and devious board book! Nancy has a genius plan: sneak through the house without disturbing anyone and enjoy a warm piece of Aunt Fritzi's delicious cornbread. But it's not quite as easy as it sounds! In this entertaining, heartwarming, and lightly interactive board … Continue reading NANCY’S GENIUS PLAN, by Olivia Jaimes, Andrews McMeel Publishing

LITTLE BIG NATE DRAWS A BLANK, by Lincoln Peirce, Andrews McMeel Publishing

The author of the New York Times bestselling Big Nate series introduces a younger version of this adventurous, mischievous, wildly popular character! When Little Big Nate gets a new pack of crayons, his illustrations really come to life! In this delightful board book, Little Big Nate's imagination and love of drawing will inspire even the … Continue reading LITTLE BIG NATE DRAWS A BLANK, by Lincoln Peirce, Andrews McMeel Publishing

STAR-CROSSED, by Minnie Darke, Double Day Canada, Penguin Random House

Sometimes even destiny needs a little bit of help. When childhood sweethearts Justine (Sagittarius and serious skeptic) and Nick (Aquarius and true believer) bump into each other as adults, a life-changing love affair seems inevitable. To Justine, anyway. Especially when she learns Nick is an astrological devotee, whose decisions are guided by the stars, and … Continue reading STAR-CROSSED, by Minnie Darke, Double Day Canada, Penguin Random House

BOOKISH BOYFRIENDS: THE NEXT BOY STORY, BOOK #2, by Tiffany Schmidt, Amulet Books, Abrams, Hachette Book Group

The second book in a series where your favorite literary characters come to life, inspired by the timeless classic, Little Women! There’s no one better than the boy next door. At least not according to Aurora Campbell, fourteen, who has been in love with Tobias May since their very first sandbox kiss. The problem is, … Continue reading BOOKISH BOYFRIENDS: THE NEXT BOY STORY, BOOK #2, by Tiffany Schmidt, Amulet Books, Abrams, Hachette Book Group

LITTLE LUNCH: TRIPLE TREATS, by Danny Katz and Mitch Vane, Candlewick Press (On TV Now!)

Three bite-size stories kick off a series based on a popular TV show about all the fun (and maybe a little trouble) that happens at snack time. Little Lunch -- aka snack time -- is only fifteen minutes long, but it's always full of surprises. In this trio of tales, Rory forgets his snack and … Continue reading LITTLE LUNCH: TRIPLE TREATS, by Danny Katz and Mitch Vane, Candlewick Press (On TV Now!)

MR. POSEY’S NEW GLASSES, by Ted Kooser, Illustrated by Daniel Duncan, Candlewick Press

In a charming tale of an elderly man and his obliging young friend, former poet laureate Ted Kooser and newcomer Daniel Duncan invite us to look at the world with fresh eyes. Mr. Posey is feeling gloomy. Everything seems dull. Maybe he needs new glasses? Perhaps a trip to the Cheer Up Thrift Shop with … Continue reading MR. POSEY’S NEW GLASSES, by Ted Kooser, Illustrated by Daniel Duncan, Candlewick Press