• Adventures of Sophie Mouse – Silverlake Art Show releases June 12.
  • Amelia BedeliaChapter Book #12: Amelia Bedelia Digs In is out May 1 and Amelia Bedelia Gets a Break is out June 5.
  • Beast Quest – Watch for the Curse of the Netherworld – Series 21 out June 5.
  • The Berenstain BearsThe Berenstain Bears Visit Grizzyland releases May 22.
  • Cupcake DiariesEmma Catwalks and Cupcakes! releases May 1.
  • Curious GeorgeCurious George in Super George! is out June 26 along with Curious George in Follow That Hat!
  • Diary of a Minecraft ZombieCloudy with a Chance of Apocalypse – Book 14 releases May 1.
  • Dork DiariesDork Diaries 13: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Birthday is out June 5.
  • Dragon MastersWaking the Rainbow Dragon releases June 26.
  • SeussDr. Seuss’s 100 First Words is out May 8.
  • Eerie ElementaryThe Hall Monitors Are Fired! Book 8 is out May 8.
  • Elephant & PiggieElephant & Piggie Like Reading! The Itchy Book! releases May 15.
  • Fancy Nancy – Fancy Nancy: Meet Fancy Nancy is out June 26 along with Fancy Nancy: Chez Nancy.
  • Fly GuyFly Guy Presents: Police Officers is out June 26.
  • Geronimo Stilton: Operation: Secret Recipe (Geronimo Stilton #66) is out June 27 and Hug a Tree (
    Geronimo Stilton #69) is out June 26.
  • GoosebumpsEscape from Shudder Mansion (Goosebumps SlappyWorld #5) releases June 26.
  • The Kingdom of Wrenly The Thirteenth Knight is out May 15.
  • Llama LlamaLlama Llama Loves to Read is out May 1 and Llama Llama Loves Camping is out June 5 along with Llama Llama Learns to Swim.
  • My Weird SchoolMy Weird School Fast Facts: Dogs, Cats, and Dung Beetles is out June 19.
  • The Penderwicks The Penderwicks at Last releases May 15.
  • Percy JacksonTrials of Apollo Book 3 – The Burning Maze is out May 1.
  • Pete the CatPete the Kitty and the Groovy Playdate is out May 1.
  • PinkaliciousPinkalicious and the Pirates releases June 5.
  • Plants vs. ZombiesPlants vs. Zombies Rumble at Lake Gumbo is out June 26.
  • PokémonPokémon: Sun & Moon Vol.1 is out May 8 and All Fired Up (Pokémon Classic Chapter Book #14) is out June 26 along with Ash to the Rescue (Pokémon Classic Chapter Book #15) and Secrets of the GS Ball (Pokémon Classic Chapter Book #16).
  • Splat the CatSplat and the New Baby is out May 8.
  • Star Wars Solo A Star Wars Story: The Official Guide along with Solo A Star Wars Story: Han on the Run is out May 25.
  • Where Is…? Where is the Bermuda Triangle? and Where is Walt Disney World? releases May 22.
  • Who Was…? Who is Pele? is out June 5 along with Who Was Leif Erikson?
  • Wings of FireThe Lost Continent (Wings of Fire, Book 11) is out June 26.

The Penderwicks
The Penderwicks series has been around since 2005 and the fifth and last book in the series, The Penderwicks at Last, releases on May 15. The author, Jeanne Birdsall, writes about a family of four sisters, their father, their dog, and their adventures in Arundel. Check your library’s shelves for the books in this series: The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy, The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, The Penderwicks in Spring, and The Penderwicks at Last.


The latest in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series releases on October 30. What do YOU think the title of the 13th book will be? The unveiling of the cover and the title is May 1st. If you want to see the title, go to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid website. Once the book is released, it will be available in the following countries: the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Germany, France, Australia, Turkey, Greece, Taiwan, Poland, Japan, Brazil, Spain, Catalonia, Portugal, Hungary, Romania, Sweden, Latvia, Norway, Finland, Israel, Korea, and the Czech Republic. Everyone in the world loves Diary of a Wimpy Kid!

  • Ivy + Bean, after a five year hiatus, is back with book 11, One Big Happy Family. This book releases in August.
  • Noodleheads See the Future won the 2018 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award. This award to given out to the most successful books for beginning readers. Noodleheads releases book 3, Noodleheads Find Something Fishy in September and is scheduled for book 4 next year.
  • Boxcar Children: Surprise Island, the second book from the series, will premiere in more than 650 movie theaters for a ONE-DAY-ONLY event on May 8 at 4pm (local time). To find a participating theater near you, go to the Fathom Events website.
  • The Pete the Cat series now has a spin-off, Pete the Kitty. These new books talk about Pete the Cat when he was little. Check out Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Playdate releasing this month, and look for Pete the Kitty and the Baby Animals in August.
  • The Bad Guys series is going to be an animated feature film by Dreamworks Animation. Dreamworks also produced the Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie, Trolls, Madagascar, and more. No news yet on when the movie will be in theaters.
  • The author of Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer, will be writing a spin-off from the series, The Fowl Twins, about Artemis’s younger brothers, Myles and Beckett. The first of a two book series is due out in February 2020. The film version of Artemis Fowl is expected out August 9, 2019.
  • To celebrate the 20th anniversary, a new book cover will be out June 26 for all seven novels of the Harry Potter series.  When all of the covers are laid out side by side, they create a mural. Check out the new covers here.

One of my favorite authors is Mo Willems who wrote Elephant & Piggie, Knuffle Bunny, Pigeon, and more. He is currently writing a new series, Unlimited Squirrels. The first book, I lost My Tooth, is out October 2. This book is about Zoom Squirrel losing his front tooth. Did you know squirrels have baby teeth? You’ll learn fun facts about squirrels in this new series! It is sure to be hilarious.