FOR FANS OF…

  • Ada LaceAda Lace and the Suspicious Artist is out February 12.
  • Amelia BedeliaAmelia Bedelia Under the Weather was released December 31.
  • Bad KittyBad Kitty: Kitten Trouble was released December 31.
  • Captain AwesomeCaptain Awesome and the Trap Door releases February 26.
  • Dragon Masters  – Treasure of the Gold Dragon was released December 26.
  • Fly GuyFly Guy Presents: Garbage & Recycling is out February 26.
  • Geronimo Stilton: Geronimo On Ice! was out December 26.
  • GoosebumpsSlappyWorld #7 It’s Alive! It’s Alive! releases February 26.
  • Here’s Hank Everybody Is Somebody #12 releases January 29.
  • I Survived I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 is out January 29.
  • Jake MaddoxJake Maddox JV Kart Rival is out January 1 along with Climbing Strong.
  • Katie Woo Katie and the Haunted Museum releases January 1.
  • LEGO NinjagoLEGO Ninjago: Readers #19 is out February 26.
  • Magic Tree HouseWarriors (Magic Tree House Fact Tracker) is out January 8 along with Warriors in Winter.
  • My Weird School –  My Weirder-est School #1: Dr.Snow Has Got to Go! is out January 8.
  • Owl DiariesEva and Baby Mo (Owl Diaries #10) is out February 26.
  • PaddingtonPaddington at St Paul’s is out January 15.
  • PAW PatrolSeven Ruff-Ruff Rescues! releases January 8.
  • PinkaliciousPinkalicious and the Flower Fairy was released December 31.
  • Plants vs Zombies –  Plants vs. Zombies Volume 12 Dino-Might is out February 26.
  • Puppy Place Cuddles (The Puppy Place #52) is out January 29.
  • The Terrible Two The Terrible Two’s Last Laugh was out December 24.
  • Trapped in a Video GameTrapped in a Video Game (Book 5): The Final Boss releases February 26.
  • Who Was…? Who Is Eric Carle?  is out February 5 along with Who is Michael Jordan?
  • Wings of FireThe Hive Queen Book 12 was out December 26.

FEATURED SERIES CORNER
Paddington

This series has been around for a long time and celebrates its 60th anniversary with a final classic picture book, Paddington at St. Paul’s.  What’s not to love about this little bear’s adventures? This latest and last book takes Paddington to St. Paul’s Cathedral where he ends up singing in the choir.  Check out the shelves in your library to see what other adventures you can take with Paddington.

DID YOU KNOW?

We say goodbye to a couple more series at the start of 2019. The Terrible Two’s Last Laugh, released December 24, is the last book in the four book series. Follow Miles and Niles as they prank their school one last time.  This last book is sure to be a hilarious ending to this duo.

Celebrating its 30th year, the finale to this series, Horrible Harry Says Goodbye, released at the end of November.  Horrible Harry said goodbye to third grade and room 3B.

Trapped in a Video Game – The Final Boss, releasing February 26, is the final book in this five part series, with Jesse and Eric having just ten minutes to save the world! Sad to see this series come to an end.  It has definitely been an adventure hanging out with Jesse Rigsby.

Horrid Henry celebrates 25 years with Up, Up and Away, the 25th Horrid Henry book and 100th story, releasing March 21.  There has not been a new book in this series since 2015, so it will be exciting to add a new one to the collection.  This latest book contains four stories: Horrid Henry: Up, Up and Away, Horrid Henry Changes History, Horrid Henry Steals the Show, and Horrid Henry and the Zoom of Doom.

NEWS FLASH 

  • If you have been following Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, the final season wraps up on January 1st. ‘Saving the worst for last’ is the message in this official trailer of this very popular series.
  • A new season of Pokemon starts March 24 on Disney XD with eight new episodes.  You can view a trailer of the series here.
  • If you are a Roald Dahl fan, watch for a new animated series on Netflix.  Production will start in 2019 with the possibility of seeing the following titles animated: The BFG, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Boys-Tales of Childhood, Going Solo, The Giraffe and The Pelly and Me, Henry Sugar, Billy and the Minpins, The Magic Finger, The Twits, Dirty Beasts, Rhyme Stew, Esio Trot and The Enormous Crocodile.
  • Watch for the Artemis Fowl movie, set to release on August 9.  The movie is based on the first book in the series and follows Artemis as he discovers the existence of fairies, and in order to restore his family’s fortune, attempts to rob them.  Check out the teaser trailer here.
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog will premiere in the Fall 2019 on PBS Kids and Amazon Prime Video.  Be sure to turn in and see Clifford and his best friend, Emily Elizabeth, and watch for three new books related to the new TV series.

MY FAVORITE THINGS

Happy New Year!  Here we are in 2019 and off to another year of reading adventures!  With the winter months ahead, I will have plenty of time to read, curled up in my snuggie by the fireplace in my doghouse.  Get the new year off to a great start by reading a new series.  Here are a few new series I can’t wait to sink my teeth into that I know have new titles coming out later this year:  Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet, Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol, Jedi Academy, Kingdom of Wrenly, and Never Girls. Have a great new year of reading!

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