• Angelina Ballerina Angelina Feels Like Dancing along with Big Dreams and Cupcake Day! releases December 8.
  • Bad Guys The Bad Guys in The One ?! (Book 12) is out November 10.
  • Bad KittyBad Kitty Goes On Vacation is out December 29.
  • Beast QuestArkano the Stone Crawler releases November 12.
  • Cat Kid Comic ClubCat Kid Comic Club is out December 1.
  • Daniel Tiger Daniel Feels One Stripe Nervous along with Clean-Up Time! is out December 8.
  • Dog DiariesCurse of the Mystery Mutt releases November 2.
  • Goddess GirlsPersephone the Grateful is out December 1.
  • Hank the CowdogThe Case of the Red Rubber Ball released October 15.
  • Heidi Heckelbeck Heidi Heckelbeck and the Hair Emergency releases December 8.
  • Little Blue TruckLittle Blue Truck’s Valentine is out December 8.
  • Llama LlamaLlama Llama Loose Tooth Drama is out November 17.
  • Maisy MouseMaisy’s Chinese New Year releases December 8.
  • Max and the Midknights Battle of the Bodkin is out December 1.
  • PaddingtonThe Adventures of Paddington: Love Day is out December 15.
  • Pig the PugPig the Slob releases November 10.
  • Plants vs ZombiesPlants vs Zombies (Volume 17): Multi-ball-istic releases December 22.
  • Puppy Place Miki (The Puppy Place #59) is out November 10.
  • Rainbow FairiesKonnie the Christmas Cracker Fairy releases November 12 in the UK.
  • Ranger ApprenticeThe Royal Ranger #4: The Missing Prince releases November 3.
  • Thea StiltonThe Rainforest Rescue (#32) is out December 1.
  • There was an Old Lady…There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Cactus! is out December 29.
  • Unicorn DiariesThe Goblin Princess is out December 1.
  • Warriors The Broken Code #4 – Darkness Within is out November 10.
  • Who Was…? Who Was Confucius? releases with Who Was Duke Ellington? December 1.
  • Who Would Win?Walrus vs. Elephant Seal is out December 29.

Hank the Cowdog

In case you missed it, Hank’s at it again with his latest book, The Case of the Red Rubber Ball,  just released last month.  This is the 75th book in the Hank the Cowdog series and just as hilarious as the first.  In this book, Hank gets in trouble with the town mutt, Roy, and Eddy the Rac keeps him on his toes, as always.  Make sure to check your library’s shelves for this latest addition.

Don’t forget to check out the podcast series presented by Apple Podcasts with Matthew McConaughey as the voice of Hank.  You can listen to a preview of each of the five episodes here.

TLC added 25 new series in October.  See if you can find any of these in your library: A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, Amelia Fang, Candy Shop War, Cat Kid Comic Club, Charlie and Lola, Corduroy, Garbage Pail Kids, How Do Dinosaurs…, Inkworld, Jack, Jasper & Ollie, Kung Pow Chicken, Little Engine That Could, Lola Reads, Miss Bunsen’s School for Brilliant Girls, Mitchell, Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, Shel Silverstein, Skunk and Badger, Spy School, The Unwanteds, Trouble at Table 6, Undead Pets, Virginia Mysteries, and Zapato.


  • With the launch of the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, The Deep End, Jeff Kinney, the author, is hosting The Deep End Drive-Thru Pool Party Tour. While some cities have been sold out, more have been added.  Get the scoop here for the schedule of upcoming dates and see pictures of the party truck.
  • For fans of Beast Quest, stay tuned in 2021 as series 26, The Four Masters, starts up. This four part series brings the total title count to 130.  Have YOU read all of them?
  • Exciting news for Dog Man fans. March 2021 releases the 10th Dog Man book, Mothering Heights.  Stay tuned as we find out more in the coming months. And check out Dav Pilkey at Home and learn how to draw Dog Man and Captain Underpants.
  • The Magic Treehouse books will be coming out with a new format next year as graphic novel adaptations. This means there will be more images, making it easier to read.  The first graphic novel will be Dinosaurs Before Dark, out in May 2021, followed by The Knight at Dawn in the Fall.

Hasn’t this year just flown by? It is hard to believe the end of the year is knocking at the door! My favorite time of the year is here – the holidays.  This year will be a little different since it’s hard to eat turkey wearing a mask and staying six feet apart. (lol)  I wish everyone a great holiday season and hope you enjoy the time with your family, sending greetings to your friends through cyberspace.  Continue to stay safe and keep washing those paws!  Happy New Year!