CINDERELLA REX, by Christy Webster, Holly Hatam, Epic! Originals, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Cinderella Rex loves to dance, but will she get to attend the royal ball? From Epic! Originals, Once Before Time is a playful board book series of fairy tales reimagined from a time long ago . . . with dinosaurs! In this prehistoric retelling of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella Rex wants to go to … Continue reading CINDERELLA REX, by Christy Webster, Holly Hatam, Epic! Originals, Andrews McMeel Publishing

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

QUEEN OF THE SEA, by Dylan Meconis, Walker Books, Candlewick Press

Cult graphic novelist Dylan Meconis offers a rich reimagining of history in this hybrid novel loosely based on the exile of Queen Elizabeth I by her sister, Queen Mary. When her sister seizes the throne, Queen Eleanor of Albion is banished to a tiny island off the coast of her kingdom, where the nuns of … Continue reading QUEEN OF THE SEA, by Dylan Meconis, Walker Books, Candlewick Press

SNOW & ROSE, by Emily Winfield Martin, Random House Books for Young Readers

A New York Times bestselling author-illustrator brings readers into the woods to meet two young sisters and a strange bit of magic in this reimagining of the classic but little-known fairy tale "Snow White and Rose Red." Snow and Rose didn't know they were in a fairy tale. People never do.... Once, they lived in … Continue reading SNOW & ROSE, by Emily Winfield Martin, Random House Books for Young Readers

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

HOLY SQUAWKAMOLE! LITTLE RED HEN MAKES GUACAMOLE, Retold by Susan Wood, Illustrated by Laura Gonzalez, Sterling Children’s Books

This tasty take on the classic Little Red Hen story has a deliciously spicy twist! Yum, guacamole! That’s what Little Red Hen craves, and she could use some help gathering and mashing the ingredients. So she asks her friends, including an armadillo, snake, and an iguana, to lend a hand. Everyone just says “no.” But … Continue reading HOLY SQUAWKAMOLE! LITTLE RED HEN MAKES GUACAMOLE, Retold by Susan Wood, Illustrated by Laura Gonzalez, Sterling Children’s Books

AN AFFAIR OF POISINS, by Addie Thorley, Page Street Publishing

No one looks kindly on the killer of a king. After unwittingly helping her mother poison King Louis XIV, seventeen-year-old alchemist Mirabelle Monvoisin is forced to see her mother’s Shadow Society in a horrifying new light: they’re not heroes of the people, as they’ve always claimed to be, but murderers. Herself included. Mira tries to … Continue reading AN AFFAIR OF POISINS, by Addie Thorley, Page Street Publishing

ECHO NORTH, by Joanna Ruth Meyer, Page Street Kids/Manda Group

Echo Alkaev’s safe and carefully structured world falls apart after her father leaves for the city and mysteriously disappears. Believing he is lost forever, Echo is shocked to find him half-frozen in the winter forest six months later, guarded by a strange talking wolf—the same creature who attacked her as a child. The wolf presents … Continue reading ECHO NORTH, by Joanna Ruth Meyer, Page Street Kids/Manda Group

MISS BINGLEY REQUESTS, by Judy McCrosky, Crooked Lane Books/Publishers Group Canada

Out November 2018 Beyond Pride and Prejudice - Miss Bingley’s quest for marriage This is the story of Pride and Prejudice from the point of view of Caroline Bingley, who has always believed she will marry Darcy. However, she meets and falls in love with Mr. Tryphon, and becomes torn between what she has always … Continue reading MISS BINGLEY REQUESTS, by Judy McCrosky, Crooked Lane Books/Publishers Group Canada

BAH! HUMBUG! By Michael Rosen, Illustrated Tony Ross, Walker Books/Candlewick Press

A timely retelling of A Christmas Carol for the whole family about a smartphone-obsessed dad. This Christmas, join Michael Rosen and Tony Ross with their unforgettable retelling of Charles Dickens's beloved holiday classic. Harry Gruber plays the role of Scrooge in his school's production of "A Christmas Carol," and he is extra nervous about tonight's performance because his father is in the audience -- not away for business, as usual. Will the story's message of Christmas cheer and the redemptive power of love reach his father's distracted Scrooge heart?