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

VANISHED: TRUE TALES OF MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCES, by Elizabeth Macleod, Annick Press

Gone—without a trace. No one loves a mystery more than Elizabeth MacLeod, author of the award-winning Bones Never Lie and Royal Murder. In her newest book, she presents six compelling stories about some of the world’s most bewildering disappearances. Readers will be captivated by such true tales as the Alcatraz prison break, where three dangerous … Continue reading VANISHED: TRUE TALES OF MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCES, by Elizabeth Macleod, Annick Press

THE DAY THE UNIVERSE EXPLODED MY HEAD, by Allan Wolf, Illustrated by Anna Raff, Candlewick Press

Hang on tight for a raucous bounce through the solar system and back -- propelled by funny, fanciful, factually sound poems and exuberant illustrations. The universe poured into me. My brain was overloaded. It smoked and glowed red-hot. And then it actually exploded. Ever wonder what the sun has to say about being the closest … Continue reading THE DAY THE UNIVERSE EXPLODED MY HEAD, by Allan Wolf, Illustrated by Anna Raff, Candlewick Press

JENNIE MAIZELS POP-UP SHAKESPEARE, by Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor, The Reduced Shakespeare Company, Candlewick Press

Learn about all of Shakespeare's plays in one book! Read about William Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, and poems as you never have before in an entertaining pop-up book collaboration between the internationally known comedy troupe the Reduced Shakespeare Company and best-selling illustrator Jennie Maizels. Featuring five interactive spreads filled with dramatic pop-ups, fun foldouts, hilarious summaries, … Continue reading JENNIE MAIZELS POP-UP SHAKESPEARE, by Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor, The Reduced Shakespeare Company, Candlewick Press

SAM WU IS NOT AFRAID OF SHARKS, BOOK #2, by Katie & Kevin Tsang, Illustrated by Nathan Reed, Sterling Children’s Books

Brilliantly funny new young series about the bravest scaredy-cat in the world Sam Wu is NOT a scaredy-cat (except when he is). And when a shark TOTALLY tries to eat him at the local aquarium, he decides he's not going to take any more chances. So at his friend's birthday party at the beach, Sam … Continue reading SAM WU IS NOT AFRAID OF SHARKS, BOOK #2, by Katie & Kevin Tsang, Illustrated by Nathan Reed, Sterling Children’s Books

DIARY OF AN 8-BIT WARRIOR: FORCING DESTINY, by Cube Kids, Illustrated by Saboten, Andrews McMeel Publishing

  Book 6 of the very popular Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior series of the journal of a young Minecraft villager who dares to dream of becoming a Minecraft warrior! THESE ARE THE REAL BOOKS BY CUBE KID! DIARY OF AN 8-BIT WARRIOR (BOOK 6) WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AS WIMPY VILLAGER KINDLES 15 & 16. … Continue reading DIARY OF AN 8-BIT WARRIOR: FORCING DESTINY, by Cube Kids, Illustrated by Saboten, Andrews McMeel Publishing

YOU ARE THE LIGHT, by Aaron Becker, Candlewick Studio, Candlewick Press

With a wondrously simple die-cut book, the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of the Journey trilogy brings his talents further into the light. This is the light that brings the day. Open this beautiful book to find a graphic yellow sun surrounded by a halo of bright die-cut circles. Now hold the page up to the light … Continue reading YOU ARE THE LIGHT, by Aaron Becker, Candlewick Studio, Candlewick Press

THE DOG WHO WANTED TO FLY, by Kathy Stinson, Illustrated by Brandon James Scott, Annick Press

Who says dogs can't fly? Meet Zora: a dog with a big dream and an even bigger personality. All Zora wants to do is learn how to fly so she can catch that pesky squirrel in her yard. But try as she might to prove to her friend Tully--a skeptical cat--that dogs truly can fly, … Continue reading THE DOG WHO WANTED TO FLY, by Kathy Stinson, Illustrated by Brandon James Scott, Annick Press

TRAPPED IN A VIDEO GAME: THE FINAL BOSS, BOOK FIVE, by Dustin Brady, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Kids who love video games will love this fifth and final installment of the 5-book series about 12-year old Jesse Rigsby and the wild adventures he encounters inside different video games. Age Level: 8-12 Grade Level: 3rd and up Jesse and Eric have ten minutes to save the world. In those ten minutes, they’re supposed … Continue reading TRAPPED IN A VIDEO GAME: THE FINAL BOSS, BOOK FIVE, by Dustin Brady, Andrews McMeel Publishing

STARDUST, by Jeanne Willis, Illustrated by Briony May Smith, Nosy Crow, Candlewick Books

One little girl dreams of being a star. But whether it's finding Mum's lost wedding ring or winning the fancy-dress prize, her big sister always shines brighter. Yet for her grandad she is a star and, as he dries her eyes and they both gaze up at the night sky, he tells a story, the … Continue reading STARDUST, by Jeanne Willis, Illustrated by Briony May Smith, Nosy Crow, Candlewick Books