Scout’s Corner February-March 2016



    • Amelia BedeliaChapter Book # 9: Amelia Bedelia on the Job releases March 8.
    • Angelina Ballerina Angelina and the Flower Garden is out February 9.
    • Beast QuestThe Siege of Gwildor #87-90 is now available. More coming with The Broken Star #91-94 and The Banished Empire #95-98.  
    • Captain Awesome Captain Awesome vs. the Sinister Substitute Teacher releases March 1.
    • Fancy NancySaturday Night Sleepover is out February 2.
    • George Brown, Class ClownIt’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Toiletman! releases February 16.
    • Geronimo StiltonCavemice #10: My Autosaurus Will Win! is available February 23.
    • GoosebumpsMost Wanted: Here Comes the Shaggedy releases February 23.
    • I SurvivedI Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 is out February 23.
    • Jake MaddoxVolleyball Victory and Pool Panic releases March 1.
    • Maisy Mouse Maisy’s Field Day comes out March 8.
    • My Weirdest School Mrs. Meyers Is on Fire! releases February 16.
    • PinkaliciousPinkalicious and the Little Butterfly and Pinkalicious and Planet Pink are out March 8.
    • Rainbow Magic Fairies – Three more Fairy Tale Fairies release February 23: Rita the Frog Princess Fairy, Gwen the Beauty and the Beast Fairy, and Aisha the Princess and the Pea FairyThe Storybook Fairies release March 10.
    • Spirit AnimalsSpecial Edition – Tales of the Fallen Beasts releases February 23.
    • Splat the CatSplat the Cat and the Late Library Book is out March 29.
    • Stink Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold and Stink: Twice as Incredible release on February 9.
    • Warriors – The sixth sub-series, Warriors: A Vision of Shadows, starts with StarClan’s Promise – The Apprentice’s Quest and is out March 15.
    • Who Was…?Who Was Joan of Arc? is out March 1 and Who Is Elton John? releases March 22.



You will be seeing PINK in 2016! The Pinkalicious series is releasing lots of new books.  
Pinkalicious and the Little Butterfly along with Pinkalicious and Aqua – the Mini Mermaid are out this spring. Three new I Can Read books will also be out: Pinkalicious and the Planet Pink (March), Storytime (May), and Fashion Fun (October).  See if your library has any of the latest Pinkalicious books.  





Tintin celebrated his 87th birthday on January 10.  He certainly doesn’t seem to ever get older, so it must be his faithful white Wire Fox Terrier, Snowy, that keeps him going.

Did you know there are now four digital Tintin publications in English: Tintin in the Congo, Tintin in America, Cigars of the Pharaoh, and The Blue Lotus.  There was hope for another movie, Tintin 2, to be released in December 2016, but Peter Jackson, filmmaker of The Hobbit, has some other projects he wants to complete first.  Guess we’ll just have to wait to see Snowy on the big screen again.  In the meantime, if you are in the mood for adventure and want a real page-turner, check your library’s shelves for the Tintin series.



It has been a long time coming but discussions are in the works for Walt Disney Pictures to produce an Artemis Fowl film covering the events of the first and second novels of the series.  


This series written by Eoin Colfer follows the cunning 12-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II, whose plot to extort gold from the secret Fairy People has him facing the most dangerous creatures on earth.  While you are waiting for the movie to come out, get caught up with the eight books in this adventurous series.



Have you seen the series Who Was…? in your library?  

This is becoming my new favorite series.  You can read about all kinds of people from all parts of history.  There are quite a few new ones for 2016: Who Was Maya Angelou?, Who Was Jules Verne?, Who Is Elton John?, just to name a few.  There are over 120 books in this series.  It is a great way to learn about people who shaped the world.  There is even one titled Who Is (Your Name Here)? The Story of My Life where you can write about yourself.  See what books your library might have for this very interesting series.