• Candy FairiesPeppermint Princess: Super Special is out October 11.
  • Captain AwesomeCaptain Awesome Has the Best Snow Day Ever? is out November 29.
  • Critter Club Liz’s Night at the Museum is out October 18.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid Double Down releases November 1.
  • Dork Diaries –  Dork Diaries #11 Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy releases November 15.
  • Flat StanleyFlat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures #13: The Midnight Ride of Flat Revere is out October 4.
  • Geronimo StiltonCavemice #12 Paws Off the Pearl! is out October 25 and Magical Mission #64 releases October 11.
  • Hank the Cowdog The Secret Pledge releases October 10.
  • Horrid HenryHorrid Henry’s Seriously Spooky Joke Book is out October 6, and Where’s Horrid Henry is out November 3 along with Horrid Henry’s Christmas Ambush.
  • If You Give…If You Give a Mouse a Brownie is out October 18.
  • Llama LlamaLlama Llama Yum Yum Yum! is out October 18.
  • My Weird SchoolMy Weirdest School #6: Mr Nick is a Lunatic! is out October 18.
  • Never GirlsA Fairy’s Fire – Special Edition releases October 18.
  • Pete the Cat Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes, Pete the Cat: Snow Daze, and Pete the Cat: My First I Can Draw are out October 4.
  • PinkaliciousPinkalicious: Fashion Fun is out October 4.
  • Puppy PlaceChamp (The Puppy Place #43) releases October 25 and Bonita (The Puppy Place #42) was out September 13.
  • Rainbow Magic FairiesElsa the Mistletoe Fairy is out November 3.
  • Stick DogStick Dog Slurps Spaghetti releases October 4.
  • Thea StiltonThea Stilton and the Madagascar Madness is out November 29.
  • Who Was…? – Who Were… The Three Stooges? is out October 18.
  • Whatever AfterSugar and Spice (Whatever After #10) releases November 29.

news_flash2Seems like there are quite a few spin-off series coming out of the series we already love.  For Fancy Nancy fans, a new series starring Fancy Nancy’s sister JoJo is about to hit your library.  Watch for JoJo and the Magic Trick and JoJo and the Big Mess coming in March 2017.  For Goosebumps fans, a new series, Goosebumps Slappyworld, comes out in February 2017 with Book #1, Slappy Birthday to You. For Percy Jackson fans, the second book in the Trials of Apollo, The Dark Prophecy, comes out May 2017. Keep an eye out for these new series to show up on your library’s shelves.

Are you a fan of Diary of a Wimpy Kid?
If you are, you’ll love
Stick Dog.  

The sixth book, Stick Dog Slurps Spaghetti, comes out October 4th.  This story is about how Stick Dog searches for a rope to play tug-of-war and when he can’t find a rope he finds spaghetti.  It is a hilarious adventure I think you will enjoy reading along with Stick Dog’s five other books. Check out what Stick Dog books are in your library.


Ten new series were added to the LS2 Kids catalog.  

The new series include: Alvin Ho, Dragon Masters, Hey Jack!, Mercy Watson, Mouse and Mole, Pokémon, Posey Princess, Sophia Martinez, Thomas the Tank Engine, and Wings of Fire.  Have you read any of the books in these series?  I love Mercy Watson, and Wings of Fire is becoming a fast favorite.

Have you played Pokémon Go yet?  The game is available in six different languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. It is fun to play with a team, but you need to be careful.  Make sure you pay attention to everything around you and don’t talk to strangers.

I usually play the game for just a few hours a week and I have fun tracking down all of the characters in my Pok
édex. I found Pokémon likes the places matching your surroundings.  You can find Water-type Pokémon at the beach and Grass-type in an open field.  Many libraries are Pokéstops where you can stock up on supplies.  While you are at the library, don’t forget to check out some Pokémon books to learn more about the characters.