FOR FANS OF…

  • BabymouseSchool-Tripped (Babymouse Tales from the Locker Book #3) is out July 9.
  • Bad KittyBad Kitty Does Not Like Thanksgiving is out July 16 and Bad Kitty: Searching for Santa is out August 20.
  • Berenstain BearsThe Berenstain Bears Epic Dog Show releases July 23.
  • Desmond Cole Ghost PatrolCampfire Stories is out July 23.
  • DogmanFor Whom the Ball Rolls releases August 13.
  • Fancy Nancy –  What’s Your Fancy? is out July 9.
  • Franny K. Stein, Mad ScientistBad Hair Day (Book 8) releases July 23.
  • GoosebumpsThe Dummy Meets the Mummy! Slappy World #8 is out July 9.
  • Jake MaddoxSnowboard Sham is out August 1 with Swim or Sink.
  • Jigsaw Jones The Case of the Bear Scare releases August 6 along with The Case of the Hat Burglar, The Case of the Vanishing Painting, and The Case of the Vanishing Painting.
  • Katie WooKatie Woo’s Neighborhood is out August 1 along with Stocking Up for the Storm, Super Paramedic!, Helping Mayor Patty, and Friends in the Mail.
  • Llama LlamaLlama Llama Mess Mess Mess is out August 27.
  • LEGO NinjagoEpic Adventures releases August 20.
  • MaisyMaisy’s Preschool is out July 9.
  • National Geographic KidsLittle Kids First Big Book of Pets is out July 9.
  • Never GirlsFinding Tinker Bell #5: To the Forgotten Castle is out July 2.
  • Og the FrogExploring according to Og the Frog releases July 2.
  • Owl DiariesThe Trip to the Pumpkin Farm (Owl Diaries #11) is out July 30.
  • Peppa PigGeorge’s Train Ride releases August 22.
  • Pete the Cat Pete the Cat’s Trip to the Supermarket is out July 9.
  • PigeonThe Pigeon HAS to Go to School! releases July 2.
  • Star WarsStar Wars Meet the Villains: Stormtroopers is out August 27 along with Star Wars Meet the Heroes: Chewbacca.
  • Thomas the Tank EngineMy First Thomas & Friends 123 is out July 2 along with Engines Around the World. Thomas and the Beanstalk is out July 23.
  • TreehouseThe 117-Story Treehouse releases August 22.
  • Who Was…? Who Is Oprah Winfrey? is out July 2. Who Is R.L. Stine? is out August 6.
  • Wings of FireThe Poison Jungle (Book 13) releases July 30.

FEATURED SERIES CORNER
Katie Woo

Looks like Katie Woo is kicking off a new series, Katie Woo’s Neighborhood.  Several books are coming out August 1 that talk about her neighborhood and the people in her community that make it great. See if any of these books are on your library shelves: Stocking Up for the Storm, Super Paramedic!, Helping Mayor Patty, and Friends in the Mail.

DID YOU KNOW?
LS2 Kids
and CARLConnect Discovery Kids released 15 new series on July 1.  Have you read any of these series?

  • Bird & Squirrel
  • Dragon
  • Harry the Dirty Dog
  • Ling & Ting
  • My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish
  • Pig the Pug
  • Spaceheadz
  • The Vanderbeekers

  • Dirty Bertie
  • Gnat & Corky
  • HiLo
  • Mac B. Kid Spy
  • Og the Frog
  • Press Start!
  • There Was an Old Lady…

NEWS FLASH 

  • For Harry Potter fans, four non-fiction books are out this summer. Harry Potter: A Journey Through Charms and Defence Against the Dark Arts and Harry Potter and A Journey Through Potions and Herbology released June 27. Harry Potter: A Journey Through Divination and Astronomy is out July 25 and Harry Potter: A Journey Through Care of Magical Creatures will release on August 22.
  • If you read Here’s Hank or the Hank Zipzer series, get ready for a new three book series by the author, Henry Winkler. Alien Superstar is about a six-eyed alien who lands in Hollywood and is mistaken for an actor in a popular TV show about an alien.  Watch for the first book due out October 1.
  • Dora the Explorer fan? Don’t miss her first movie, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, releasing August 2. Sure to be her most challenging adventure yet with her cousin, Diego, as she leads her pals on a rescue mission to save her parents.
  • The Last Kids on Earth will debut later this year on Netflix. The comedy-action story follows Jack Sullivan, a 13-year-old boy who survived the monster apocalypse, who must band together with other kids to defeat the hordes of zombies and creatures that roam their town.
  • Goosebumps author R. L. Stine’s book The Little Shop of Monsters and his series Rotten School are headed for animation. May show up on TV or at the movies.  Stay tuned for more info.
  • For Nancy Drew fans, it looks like the CW Network picked up the series.  Watch for the premier this Fall on Wednesday nights.  Get a sneak peek of the trailer here.

MY FAVORITE THINGS
Hope you are having a great summer and have some exciting things planned.  If you don’t have plans to go anywhere, you can always escape through a book. Get involved in a good mystery series and solve some crimes with Mac B. Kid Spy.  Have a good laugh reading Pig the Pug, My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish, or Bird & Squirrel.   Go on an adventure with HiLo.  Get lost in Press Start! or learn something new with Og the Frog.  Whatever you do, enjoy the summer.  Time flies and before you know it that school bell will be ringing again!

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