• DogmanA Tale of Two Kitties is out August 29.
  • Flat StanleyFlat Stanley and the Missing Pumpkins is out July 25.
  • Geronimo Stilton: Creepella von Cacklefur #9 – The Haunted Dinosaur is out July 25.
  • Here’s Hank Hooray! My Butt Left the Bench! releases August 1.
  • The Haunted LibraryThe Underground Ghosts: A Super Special is out August 15.
  • I Survived I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 is out August 29.
  • Jack StalwartJack Stalwart Secret Agent Training Manual: How to Make and Break Top Secret Messages is out July 25, 2017 along with  Secret Agents Jack and Max Stalwart: Book 1: The Battle for the Emerald Buddha: Thailand and Secret Agents Jack and Max Stalwart: Book 2: The Adventure in the Amazon: Brazil (Secret Agent Jack Stalwart).
  • Llama Llama –  Llama Llama Gives Thanks is out August 15.
  • LEGO NinjagoHow to Draw Ninja, Villains, and More! releases July 25. The LEGO Ninjago Movie: Secret Ninja Force and The LEGO Ninjago Movie: Shark Attack! is out August 1 along with High-Tech Ninja Heroes, Lloyd: A Hero’s Journey, The Essential Guide and Lord Garmadon, Evil Dad. The Ultimate Ninja Training Manual is out August 29 along with Junior Novel.  
  • Magic Tree HouseA Big Day for Baseball is out August 1.
  • My Little Pony: My Little Pony: Friends Forever Volume 9 is out July 11.
  • Pete the Cat –  Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete releases July 25.
  • PokemonPokemon X•Y Vol 11 is out July 4 along with Pokemon Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire No.4.  The Art of Pokemon Adventures (20th Anniversary Illustration) is out August 8.
  • Puppy PlaceAngel (The Puppy Place #46) is out August 29.
  • Stick DogStick Dog Craves Candy is out July 25.
  • Thomas the Tank EngineHenry in the Dark is out July 11 and Journey Beyond Sodor and Thomas’ Opposites Book is out July 25.
  • Who Was…? Who are Venus and Serena Williams? is out August 8 along with Who Is Pope Francis? and Who Was Andrew Jackson? Who Was … Fidel Castro? releases August 22 and  Who Was.. Alexander Hamilton? is out August 29.
  • Wings of FireDarkness of Dragons (Wings of Fire Book 10) is out July 25.

Magic Bone is a series I stumbled across on my library’s shelves and I think I am really going to like it.  The first book in the series, Be Careful What You Sniff For, starts out with Sparky, a sheepdog puppy, digging up a magic bone!  When Sparky chomps on that bone he is taken on a trip to London!  In the second book, Catch That Wave, his magic bone takes him to Hawaii. To see all of the places he goes, you’ll just have to check out the series.  Nancy Krulik, the author, also wrote George Brown, Class Clown.  I am sure you will enjoy a few laughs with this series.

PBS Kids recently announced the debut of a new animated series, Pinkalicious & Peterrific, coming out February 19, 2018.  The series is about the adventures of Pinkalicious and her brother Peter along with their neighborhood friends.  Each episode will include two stories and an original song with 38 half-hour episodes and one hour-long special scheduled.

For all of the I Survived…fans who prefer to listen to a story instead of reading, you can now get audiobooks for each title in the series.  Check your library shelves for these recently released MP3 editions

Did you know there is a Did you know? website just for kids with lots of information about stuff you need to know. This site also has puzzle games and things to color using your keyboard. There are animal videos, too! Check out this website. You’ll be surprised at all of the things you didn’t know.  

Summertime, summertime, sum, sum, summertime is my favorite time of the year.  I usually go to Camp Raga-Mutt for a week where I always meet new friends and see some old friends.  We go swimming in the lake and take long walks in the woods.  Are you going to camp anywhere this summer?  There are camps out there for whatever you are interested in: Swimming, Football, Robotics, Rock Climbing, Theater, and more!  This website will help you see what camps are available in your area: