• According to Humphrey Spring According to Humphrey releases January 3.
  • Anna & ElsaAnna Takes Charge is out January 3.
  • Bad KittyBad Kitty Takes the Test is out January 3 along with Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet.
  • Candy FairiesMini Sweets is out January 3.
  • Curious GeorgeCurious George Dragon Dance releases December 6 and Curious George and the Sleepover is out January 3.
  • DC Super HeroesShark Attack! (DC Super Friends) releases January 3.
  • Fancy Nancy Fancy Nancy and the Missing Easter Bunny is out January 24.
  • Fly GuyFly Guy Presents: Castles is out January 3.
  • Geronimo StiltonBollywood Burglary is out December 27 and Spacemice #9: Slurp Monster Showdown releases January 31.
  • Heidi HeckelbeckHeidi Heckelbeck Tries Out for the Team is out January 10.
  • Horrible Harry Horrible Harry and the Battle of the Bugs releases January 10.
  • LEGO NinjagoPythor’s Revenge (Chapter Book #11) is out January 31.
  • My Little Pony  Equestria Girls: Wondercolts Forever is out January 3.
  • 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 Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire No. 2 releases December 6.
  • Puppy Place Bubbles and Boo is out January 31.
  • Rainbow FairiesAlicia the Snow Queen Fairy releases December 27.
  • Thomas the Tank Engine Thomas and the Buzzy Bees is out January 3 along with Thomas on the Moon.
  • Who Was…? Who Was… Jackie Kennedy? is out December 6 along with Who Was…Charlie Chaplin?,  Who Was…Bruce Lee?, and  Who Was…Alfred Hitchcock?
  • Wings of FireTalons of Power (Wings of Fire Book 9) releases December 27.


The Boxcar Children series is about to become an animated movie.  At least four feature films are planned over the next two years, and since 2019 marks the series’ 75th anniversary, it’s a sure bet the first movie will be in theaters then.  You have time now to become acquainted with the series containing over 150 books.  Enjoy the adventures of Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny.

DON’T FORGET!  “A Series of Unfortunate Events” with Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf premieres Friday, January 13, 2017, on Netflix. The first season of the show will cover four of the 13 novels in Daniel Handler’s book series — two episodes for each book.


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Diary of a Minecraft Zombie

I LOVE ZOMBIES and I LOVE MINECRAFT!  This series, Diary of a Minecraft Zombie, is the best of both worlds.  There are currently 11 books in this series.  Check out what books are on your library’s shelves. If you like reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid and you love Minecraft like me, you are going to enjoy reading these books.



There are a LOT of new books coming in the new year.  Here are some titles to watch out for in your library:

  • The Pinkalicious series releases a new book, Peterrific, a story about Pinka’s brother Peter.
  • Judy Moody adds a new title to the series, April Fools’, Mr. Todd!  April 1st, Judy’s birthday and a day for playing pranks on her teacher, adds up to trouble with her brother Stink.
  • Hank the Cowdog is at it again when someone loses a goat in The Case of the Wandering Goats.
  • Pete the Cat has quite a few new books coming out including Pete the Cat and the Cool Bat Boogie and Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete.
  • The Cupcake Diaries adds Mia Measures Up where Mia solves an online bullying mystery.
  • Stick Dog Craves Candy will be added to the Stick Dog series.
  • Timmy Failure will release the sixth book in the series, The Cat Stole My Pants, a hilarious mystery about a six-toed cat.

Also watch for these new series recently added in LS2 Kids: Calendar Mysteries, Diary of a Minecraft Zombie, Madeline, My Little Pony, Plants vs. Zombies, Princess in Black, and Ready, Freddy! Which ones will become your favorites in 2017?

’Tis the season for baking cookies and making memories.  I love when the smell of gingerbread fills my doghouse. Nothing is better than a cup of hot cocoa and warm gingerbread cookies right out of the oven while watching snowflakes fall outside my window.  Here’s hoping you have a great holiday season and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!