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

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

GOOD DOG, MCTAVISH, by Meg Rosoff, Illustrated by Grace Easton, Candlewick Press

The Peachey family is in crisis. No one cooks dinner, no one picks up the dirty washing and the kids are always late for school. All because Mum has resigned from being Mum and taken up yoga instead. She's in the tree pose; everyone else is in the doghouse. Except for McTavish, a rescue dog … Continue reading GOOD DOG, MCTAVISH, by Meg Rosoff, Illustrated by Grace Easton, 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

AWASIS AND THE WORLD-FAMOUS BANNOCK, by Dallas Hunt and Amanda Strong, Highwater Press

This whimsical story celebrates the revitalization of Cree dialects and traditional methods of storytelling. During an unfortunate mishap, young Awâsis loses Kôhkum’s freshly baked world-famous bannock. Not knowing what to do, Awâsis seeks out a variety of other-than-human relatives willing to help. What adventures are in store for Awâsis? The book includes a pronunciation guide … Continue reading AWASIS AND THE WORLD-FAMOUS BANNOCK, by Dallas Hunt and Amanda Strong, Highwater Press

THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD AND ME, by Toni Yuly, Candlewick Press

A bold, joyful picture book for the very young shows that the natural world is full of wonders -- and each of us is a small part of that. Like a flower in a field . . . Like a cloud in the sky . . . So am I. Just as a pebble is … Continue reading THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD AND ME, by Toni Yuly, Candlewick Press

TRAPPED IN A VIDEO GAME: ROBOTS REVOLT, by Dustin Brady, A.M. Universal

Kids who love video games will love this third installment of the new 5-book series about 12-year old Jesse Rigsby and the wild adventures he encounters getting sucked into different video games. The robots are here and they're not happy, at all. After accidentally releasing the robot villains from Super Bot World 3 into the … Continue reading TRAPPED IN A VIDEO GAME: ROBOTS REVOLT, by Dustin Brady, A.M. Universal

BREEDER: ARROW FLIGHT #1, by Casey Hays, Self-Published

OVERVIEW: Nestled within the folds of a war-torn and ruined world, there lies a village. It has no name; it is full of secrets. Its women survive because they seem to have found a remedy for war; its men survive because the women let them. They all survive because Fate allows it. Kate never thought … Continue reading BREEDER: ARROW FLIGHT #1, by Casey Hays, Self-Published