• Angelina BallerinaAngelina and the Flower Garden releases February 9.
  • Anna & ElsaAnna & Elsa #9 Anna Takes Charge is out January 3.
  • A to Z Mysteries April Fools’ Fiasco – Super Edition #9 is out February 28.
  • Bad KittyBad Kitty Takes the Test releases January 3.
  • Candy FairiesMini Sweets is out January 3.
  • Critter Club Marion and the Secret Letter is out February 28.
  • Dragon Masters Search for the Lightning Dragon (Dragon Masters #7) is out February 28.
  • Fancy Nancy Fancy Nancy and the Missing Easter Bunny is out January 24.
  • Fly GuyFly Guy Presents: Castles is out January 3.
  • Geronimo Stilton: Spacemice #9: Slurp Monster Showdown is out January 31 and Cavemice #13: The Smelly Search is out February 28.
  • GoosebumpsSlappy Birthday to You is out February 28.
  • Horrible Harry Horrible Harry and the Battle of the Bugs releases January 10.
  • Magic Tree HouseWorld at War, 1944 is out February 7.
  • Maisy MouseMaisy’s Moon Landing: A Maisy First Science Book releases January 10.
  • My Little PonyMeet Starlight Glimmer! is out January 3 along with Wondercolts Forever: The Diary of Celestia and Luna. Friendship is Magic Volume 11 is out January 17 and Friends Forever Volume 8 releases February 28.
  • My Weird School –  My Weirdest School #7: Ms. Jony Is Phony! is out February 14.
  • Nancy Clancy Nancy Clancy and the Late-Breaking News is out February 28.
  • Pete the Cat Pete the Cat and the Surprise Teacher releases January 3 and Pete the Cat: Five Little Ducks is out January 24.
  • PokemonPokemon X•Y Vol 9 is out January 3.
  • Princess Posey Princess Posey and the First Grade Play is out February 7.
  • Puppy Place Bubbles and Boo is out January 31.
  • Ready Freddy A Little Bit Lucky releases January 31.
  • Who Was…? – Who Was… Cesar Chavez? is out February 7 along with Who Was… Lucille Ball?

Nancy Clancy

Nancy Clancy releases it’s eighth and last book in the series, Nancy Clancy and the Late-Breaking News, on February 28.  These books by Jane O’Connor feature an older ‘Fancy Nancy’ who is in the third grade and wants to be like Nancy Drew. Nancy and her friend Bree are detectives and, while their intentions start out good, things don’t always work the way they plan.  Check out the titles in your library for this adventurous series.


Here are some movies with their release dates and storylines* to watch for in 2017.

  • The LEGO Batman Movie (February 10): The Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader — Batman is the crime-fighting vigilante everyone can count on to save the day. When Gotham City is threatened once again, the brooding, heavy metal rapping machine is forced to work with a new police commissioner and a certain young orphan to save the day.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (May 19): A family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes off course, thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to (finally!) become famous.
  • Captain Underpants (June 2): The power-mad principal Mr. Krupp, who turns into Captain Underpants when he hears the sound of fingers snapping, takes on wretched super-villain Professor Poopypants.
  • The LEGO Ninjago (September 22): Six young ninjas are tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. By night, they’re gifted warriors, using their skills and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they’re ordinary teens, struggling against their greatest enemy: high school.

*Provided by Movie Insider

Something to watch for down the road: The producer of the Harry Potter films, David Heyman, will make a movie based on the Warriors series.  Now is the time to get caught up with this series based on warring cats Tigerclaw, Bluestar, Graystripe, and the rest of the clan.

According to a survey done by Scholastic, 65% of kids prefer paper instead of ebooks?  Do you agree with that?  I know I would rather hold a book in my hand and turn the pages instead of reading on a tablet.  I love the smell of paper and my tablet doesn’t smell like paper!

13592_70285_744_elephant_zpsced72863MY FAVORITE THINGS
According to Goodreads Choice Awards for 2016, one of my favorite authors, Mo Willems, took the top honors in the Picture Book category for the last Elephant and Piggie book, The Thank You Book. This major book award is decided on by readers from around the world, with over 3 million votes cast this year. The nominees are books published in the United States in the English language and evaluated by popularity and ratings. To see the entire list of winners, check out the Best Books of 2016 and see how many you have read.