FOR FANS OF…

  • Bad Guys The Bad Guys in The Big Bad Wolf (The Bad Guys #9) is out June 25.
  • Cupcake DiariesAlexis’s Half-Baked Idea releases June 11.
  • Eerie Elementary The End of Orson Eerie? Book 10 is out June 25.
  • Fancy NancyNancy Goes to Work is out May 7. Ooh La La!  I Love Being Fancy releases May 14.  Toodle-oo, Miss Moo is out June 4 along with Shoe La La!
  • Flat Stanley –  Flat Stanley and the Bees releases May 7.
  • Geronimo StiltonThe Hawaiian Heist (#72) was out April 30.
  • Heidi HeckelbeckHeidi Heckelbeck Lends a Helping Hand is out May 7.
  • Kingdom of WrenlyThe Ghost in the Castle releases June 11.
  • Llama LlamaLlama Llama Happy Birthday! is out June 25 along with Llama Llama 5-minute Stories and Llama Llama Dance Recital Fun.
  • Last Kids on EarthLast Kids on Earth Survival Guide is out May 7.
  • Maisy Maisy Goes to a Show releases June 11.
  • My Weird SchoolMy Weird Reading Tips: Tips, Tricks & Secrets From the Author of My Weird School is out May 7 and My Weirder-est School #2: Miss Porter Is Out of Order! releases June 18 along with My Weird School Fast Facts: Mummies, Myths and Mysteries.
  • National Geographic KidsNational Geographic Little Kids First Board Book: Space is out May 2.
  • PAW Patrol PAW Patrol: Happy Tails! is out May 21.
  • Peppa PigPeppa in Space releases May 28 along with Happy Birthday!  New Adventures Story Box is out June 25.
  • Pete the Cat Pete the Kitty’s First Day of Preschool is out June 18.
  • PinkaliciousPinkalicious: Fishtastic! is out May 7.
  • Plants vs. ZombiesPlants vs. Zombies Volume 13: Snow Thanks is out June 25.
  • Ranger Apprentice –  Duel at Araluen (Ranger’s Apprentice: The Royal Ranger) releases May 28.
  • Splat the CatSplat the Cat and the Lemonade Stand is out May 7.
  • Star Wars Star Wars Meet the Villains: Darth Vader along with Star Wars Meet the Heroes: R2-D2 releases May 7.
  • Treasure HuntersTreasure Hunters: All-American Adventure is out June 10.
  • WaylonWaylon! The Most Awesome of All was just released April 30.
  • Whatever After Spill the Beans (Whatever After #13) released April 30.
  • Who Was…?  Who Was Stephen Hawking? is out June 4 along with Who Was P.T. Barnum? and Who Was Che Guevara?
  • What Was…? What Was the Vietnam War? releases May 7 along with What Is NASA?
  • Where Is…? Where Is Broadway? was out April 30 and Where is the Kremlin? releases May 21.

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According to Humphrey

If you are a fan of the According to Humphrey series, Life According to Og the Frog, written by the same author, Betty G. Birney, introduces Humphrey’s frog-tastic best friend who shares the same curiosity.  This title and Exploring According to Og the Frog are out the beginning of July.  The adventures of Humphrey and Og in Room 26 will make for an interesting read.  Watch the shelves of your library for these new books.

NEWS FLASH 

  • Frozen II will be in theaters on November 22, just in time for Thanksgiving! Can’t wait to see Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf and learn more about their kingdom.  Watch the trailer here.
  • Dogman: The Musical will run June 28 – August 4 at Off Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York.  If you live in NY or close by, go and see this hilarious musical about Dogman, the canine superhero.
  • Looks like the Baby-Sitters Club is coming to Netflix in a 10 episode series.  No word yet on when the series will start. Stay-tuned, and in the meantime, get reacquainted with the characters.
  • It appears Paddington is headed to his own TV series on Nickelodeon sometime in 2020.  And, a third movie is in the works. Paddington is going to be busy for a while.
  • Watch for the Scooby Doo LIVE Tour celebrating 50 years in March 2020 and a new Scooby Doo movie scheduled for release in May 2020.  The director is trying out actors for the voice of the characters Scooby Doo, Velma, and Shaggy.  Do you think YOU could sound like Scooby Doo?
  • Something is happening behind the scenes with R.L.Stine and it COULD mean a new Goosebumps movie out at the end of the year.  Keep a watch here… as soon as I get the scoop, I’ll share the news.

DID YOU KNOW?

In case you missed it, a prequel to the Mercy Watson series was released on April 2.  A Piglet Named Mercy tells the tale of how Mercy came to live with the Watsons’ and turn their house upside down! Sure to be a great addition to the series.
Can you believe it? SpongeBob is 20 years old! Nickelodeon kicks off the ‘Best Year Ever’ on Friday, July 12, with the premiere of SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout when Bikini Bottom residents set up a surprise party for SpongeBob.  The SpongeBob Movie: It’s a Wonderful Sponge is coming to theaters in the summer of 2020.
A new Dr. Seuss book will be out September 3, Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum.  Sketches were discovered in 2013 in Dr. Seuss’s home, and the illustrator, Andrew Joyner, put the book together.  There are cameo appearances in the book by Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, and even Horton the Elephant.  This makes a great addition to a Dr. Seuss collection.
Happy Birthday to the Hungry Caterpillar who turns 50 years old on June 3.  This book has sold nearly 50 million copies, which some say equates to one copy every minute since its publication.  That’s amazing!

MY FAVORITE THINGS
Soon everyone will be out of school and after a couple weeks you’ll be saying, ‘I’m bored!’  Well, you can NEVER be bored with a doghouse full of good books.  Summer reading programs will be starting up, challenging you to read ‘x’ number of books before returning to school.  How many books are YOU challenging yourself to read?   A lot of libraries have joined A Universe of Stories, a reading program to share science and technology activities. Get involved with your library and take up something different to read.  Have a great summer of reading!

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