• Angelina BallerinaMeet Angelina Ballerina!, Angelina Ballerina Tries Again and Dancing Day (Angelina Ballerina) are out May 5.
  • Cupcake DiariesKatie Cupcakes and Wedding Bells is out May 5.
  • Dr. SeussDr. Seuss’s School Things releases June 30.
  • Dragon MastersCall of the Sound Dragon (Dragon Masters Series #16) is out June 2.
  • Elephant & PiggieWhat About Worms!? (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!) is out May 19.
  • Goddess Girls Little Goddess Girls – Artemis & the Awesome Animals releases June 16.
  • Fancy Nancy Nancy’s Fancy Heirloom releases June 2.
  • Heidi Heckelbeck Heidi Heckelbeck Pool Party! is out June 16.
  • Horrid Henry Horrid Henry Midsummer Madness releases June 11.
  • Kingdom of WrenlyDen of Wolves is out June 9.
  • Maisy MouseMaisy Gets a Pet releases June 16.
  • Og the FrogWildlife According to Og the Frog is out May 19.
  • PAW PatrolPups Lend a Paw is out May 19. PAW Patrol Mighty Pups: Charged Up! is out June 16.
  • Peppa PigA Peppa Pig Collection releases June 2 along with Peppa’s Mermaid Adventure.
  • Plants vs. ZombiesThe Garden Path (Volume 16) is out June 16.
  • Pete the Cat Pete the Cat: Secret Agent is out June 23.
  • Puppy Place Barney (The Puppy Place # 57) releases June 2.
  • Rainbow Magic Fairies Greta the Earth Fairy is out June 11.
  • School for Good and EvilOne True King (The School for Good and Evil Series #6) is out June 2.
  • Timmy FailureZero to Hero (Timmy Failure Prequel) released April 7.
  • Treasure Hunters Treasure Hunters: The Plunder Down Under is out June 1.
  • What Is…?What Is LEGO? releases May 5.
  • Where Is…? – Where Is the Congo? is out May 5.
  • Who Was…?Who Was Harvey Milk? is out May 19 and Who Was Ida B. Wells? releases June 2.

Frog and Toad

In case you missed it, a new Frog and Toad book, A Little Book of Big Thoughts, was released on April 7 to celebrate 50 years.  Make sure to check out the other books in the series: Frog and Toad Are Friends, Frog and Toad All Year, Frog and Toad Together and Days with Frog and Toad.


Dav Pilkey, author of Dog Man and Captain Underpants, is launching a new series, Cat Kid Comic Club.  The first book, Cat Kid Comic Club Volume 1 will be out sometime in December 2020.  Li’l Petey, from Dog Man, will star in the series alongside Molly and friends who will embark on a journey to teach baby frogs how to make comics.  This series is sure to be hilarious!


  • Looks like Dirty Bertie is headed towards an animated TV series. While the series is in early development, with 33 titles to choose from, Bertie and his madcap adventures will surely provide a lot of entertainment.
  • Season 2 of Last Kids on Earth started April 17 on Netflix. Two brand new characters, Chef and Skaelka, were introduced.  Check out the zombie battle and the monster apocalypse!
  • R.L.Stine will be releasing a new series based on the Garbage Pail Kids. The first book in the series, Garbage Pail Kids #1: Welcome to Smellville, will be out this Fall introducing Junkfood John, Nervous Rex, and others taking on their archenemies, the Perfects.
  • Thomas & Friends, Season 23, is now on Netflix offering 22 episodes and three specials, Digs & Discoveries: All Tracks Lead to Rome, Digs & Discoveries: Mines of Mystery and Steam Team to the Rescue. Season 24 is scheduled for the Fall.
  • Big Nate is coming to Nickelodeon with 26 episodes. No date of when to expect this series has been announced yet.
  • SCOOB!, the movie about Scooby-Doo AND the biggest comedy adventure of the summer, is out May 15. It won’t be coming to the theaters but you can immediately rent or buy it!  Check out the book based on the movie, SCOOB! Junior Novelization.
  • Instead of heading to the theaters, the movie, Artemis Fowl, will premiere on Friday, June 12 on Disney+. See the Official Trailer here.


Just like you, I have been stuck in my dog house during this coronavirus.  I make sure to wash my paws a LOT!  Since you can’t go to the library and check out books, there are a lot of authors who have taken their time to show you how to draw or write. Some are reading books online.  Here are some things to check out:

  • Dan Gutman, author of My Weird School, reads a book every day at 2pm EST. Check it out here.
  • Dav Pilkey, author of Captain Underpants and Dog Man, has ‘how to draw’ classes Friday at 8AM. Check it out here.
  • Grace Lin, author of Ling & Ting, has a Kids Ask Authors Check it out here.
  • John Erickson, author of Hank the Cowdog, read the most famous scene from The Boxer. Check it out here.
  • Kate DiCamillo, author of Mercy Watson, has a weekly writing workshop. Check it out here.
  • Mac Barnett, author of Mac B. Kid Spy, reads a book every afternoon. Check it out here.
  • Mo Willems, author of Elephant & Piggie and Unlimited Squirrels, offers drawing classes at LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems. Check it out here.
  • The Great Lakes Science Center will read you a book and show you some STEM experiments. Check it out here.
  • Galactic Unite has a Kids Corner offering STEM activities. Check it out here.