• Amelia BedeliaAmelia Bedelia Special Edition: Amelia Bedelia Scared Silly is out July 20.
  • Angelina BallerinaStep by Step is out May 4 along with Practice Makes PerfectAngelina Ballerina at Ballet School is out June 29.
  • BabymouseWhisker Wizard is out July 6.
  • Bad Guys The Bad Guys in Cut to the Chase is out July 6.
  • Bad KittyBedtime for Bad Kitty releases May 11.
  • Craftily Ever After One Big Crafty Family releases May 25.
  • Daniel TigerDaniel Visits a Pumpkin Patch is out July 20.
  • Desmond Cole Ghost PatrolWho Wants I Scream? releases July 20.
  • Dr Seuss Seuss Discovers: Bugs is out May 18 along with Dr. Seuss Discovers: Space.
  • Dragon MastersWave of the Sea Dragon is out July 6.
  • Elephant & PiggieI’m On It! is out May 11.
  • Garbage Pail KidsThrills and Chills is out May 4.  Watch for Camp Daze coming in October.
  • Geronimo Stilton Mysterious Eye of the Dragon is out July 20.
  • Goddess GirlsAphrodite & the Magical Box (Little Goddess Girls) releases May 11.
  • GoosebumpsFifth-Grade Zombies (Slappyworld #14) releases July 6. Secrets of the Swamp, a spooky new graphic novel is out May 4.
  • Grumpy Monkey Grumpy Monkey Freshly Squeezed is out June 29.
  • Heidi Heckelbeck Heidi Heckelbeck and the Lost Library Book is out May 4 and Henry Heckelbeck Dinosaur Hunter is out June 29.
  • Kingdom of WrenlyThe Dream Portal is out May 18. Night Hunt (Dragon Kingdom of Wrenly) releases May 4.
  • Kiramala and the Kingdom BeyondThe Force of Fire is out May 18.
  • Little Blue TruckTime for School, Little Blue Truck releases June 22.
  • Llama LlamaLlama Llama Meets the Babysitter is out May 4.
  • Mac B. Kid SpyMac Saves the World is out June 21.
  • My Weird School –  My Weirder-est School #8: Miss Aker Is a Maker! is out June 15.
  • Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew Duck Derby Debacle is out July 13.
  • Pete the Cat Rocking Field Day is out May 4. The Wheels on the Bus Sound Book releases June 1.
  • PinkaliciousPinkalicious and the Robo-Pup is out May 4.
  • Plants vs ZombiesPlants vs. Zombies Vol 18: Constructionary Tales is out July 27.
  • Press Start!Super Rabbit Boy’s Team-Up Trouble! is out May 4.
  • Puppy Place – Lily (Puppy Place #61) releases May 18.
  • Splat the CatSplat the Cat and the Obstacle Course is out May 4.
  • Thea StiltonThea Stilton and the American Dream releases May 18.
  • TwinkleTwinkle and the Fairy Flower Garden is out July 13.
  • Upside Down MagicNight Owl is out June 1.
  • What Was…?What is Congress? releases May 11.
  • Where Is…? Where are the Constellations? is out July 6.
  • Who’s In Your Book?There’s a Witch In Your Book releases August 6.

Grumpy Monkey

This series is becoming one of my favorites with lots of new books coming out.  The latest, Grumpy Monkey Freshly Squeezed, out in June but there are quite a few coming in September. Watch for Grumpy Monkey Get Your Grumps Out along with Grumpy Monkey Ready, Set, Bananas! and Grumpy Monkey Oh, No! Christmas.


  • The Seuss Discovers series is out now.  Dr. Seuss Discovers: Bugs and Dr. Seuss Discovers: Space release May 18, but watch for Dr. Seuss Discovers: Sharks in September.  I am sure there are more ‘things’ to discover. And speaking of things, check out the Dr. Seuss’s Things series: Dr. Seuss’s Spring Things, Dr. Seuss’s Summer Things, Dr. Seuss’s School Things, Dr. Seuss’s Spooky Things, Dr. Seuss’s Thankful Things, Dr. Seuss’s Winter Things, and Dr. Seuss’s Lovely Things. That’s a LOT of things!
  • Watch for Narwal’s School of Awesomeness coming out September 7.  If you like Frog and Toad, you have to check out Bubbles and Blankie featuring Narwhal and Jelly; silly stories about two best friends.


The Bad Guys movie is now scheduled for release April 15, 2022 after the date was changed a couple times due to COVID.  Mr. Wolf, Mr. Shark, and others try to pull the ultimate heist.  And watch for Book #14 (title unknown at this time) to be released in November.


I love going on vacation, even if it is a ‘staycation’ in my backyard.  As school starts to let out, some of you will be going away to visit family or friends, or maybe to camp somewhere.  Whatever you do, or wherever you go, stay safe and have fun.  Making memories is what it is all about.  Have a GREAT summer!