• Amelia BedeliaAmelia Bedelia on the Move is out October 3.
  • Dork DiariesTales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe releases October 17.
  • Dragon Masters  – Roar of the Thunder Dragon (Dragon Masters #8) releases September 12.
  • Fancy Nancy Fancy Nancy and the Dazzling Jewels is out October 17.
  • Fly GuyFly Guy’s Big Family releases September 12. Why, Fly Guy? Answers to Kids’ BIG Questions is out October 10.
  • Geronimo Stilton – Cavemice #12 Paws Off the Pearl! Is out October 25 and Magical Mission #64 releases October 11.
  • Harry PotterHarry Potter: A History of Magic is out October 20 along with A Journey Through a History of Magic.
  • Heidi HeckelbeckHeidi Heckelbeck and the Never-Ending Day is out September 12.
  • Judy MoodyJudy Moody and Friends – Judy Moody, Tooth Fairy is out September 12.
  • King & KaylaKing & Kayla and the Case of the Mysterious Mouse is out September 1.
  • Llama Llama –  Llama Llama and Friends is out October 17.
  • Patricia PolaccoRemembering Vera is out October 3.
  • Pete the Cat –  Pete the Cat and the Lost Tooth is out September 5 and  Pete the Cat: Meet Pete releases October 3.
  • Percy JacksonMagnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Ship of the Dead is out October 3.
  • Plants vs Zombies – Plants vs Zombies Volume 8 Lawn of Doom is out October 24.
  • Princess in Black The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate is out September 5.
  • Puppy Place Jake (The Puppy Place #47) is out October 31.
  • Spirit AnimalsThe Wildcat’s Claw – Fall of the Beasts is out October 10.
  • Star WarsStar Wars Made Easy: A Beginner’s Guide to a Galaxy Far, Far Away is out  September 1 and Star Wars Coding Projects is out October 3.
  • Stick Cat – Two Catch a Thief is out October 3.
  • Rainbow FairiesSpecial Edition: Michelle the Winter Wonderland Fairy is out September 26.
  • Thea StiltonThe Land of Flowers (Thea Stilton: Special Edition #6) is out October 10.
  • Thomas the Tank EngineThe Way Engines Work is out September 19.
    Thomas and the Piglets is out September 5 along with The 12 Engines of Christmas.
  • WarriorsTiger Heart’s Shadow Warriors Super Edition Series #10 releases September 5.
  • WaylonWaylon! Even More Awesome is out October 31.
  • Whatever After – Abby in Wonderland Special Edition releases September 12.
  • Who Was…? Who Is…Ralph Lauren? is out October 17 and Who Was…
    Lewis Carroll?
    is out October 3.

Jigsaw Jones
I found this series at my local library and couldn’t believe I had never read any of these books.  The first book, The Case of Hermie the Missing Hamster, only makes you want to read more.  There are 33 mysteries with a new one, The Case from Outer Space released in August.  The main character, Jigsaw, is in second grade and gets help from his friend, Mila to do their detective work.  Check them out at your library.  You won’t be disappointed!

LS2 Kids now has 200 series you can browse to help you find a favorite.  Recent additions to the series include: Anna Hibiscus, Babymouse, Care Bears, Eric Carle, Galaxy Zack, Hamster Princess, Jigsaw Jones, Ladybug Girl, Monkey Me, Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, Patricia Polacco, Roald Dahl, Rush Revere, Squish, and Wonder.  I am sure you will find one you like out of that list.

  • If you are a Ranger Rick fan, pledge now to join him on September 8 for a Read Outdoors Day sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation.  You can read more about it here.
  • The LEGO® NINJAGO® movie is out September 22.  Here is a sneak peak at a new trailer for the movie.
  • Netflix is working on a new series featuring Anna Dewdney’s Llama, Llama picture books.  Meet Llama, his Mama, and all of his friends.  Watch for Llama’s adventures to be released in the coming months and for a new book in this series, Llama, Llama and Friends releasing October 17.
  • If you are a Percy Jackson fan, you might have a chance to meet the author, Rick Riordan.  The Magnus Chase 3: The Ship of the Dead tour in October plans to stop in these cities: Washington, D.C., Raleigh, NC, New Orleans, LA, and Portland, OR, Tampa, FL, Wichita, KS, Milwaukee, WI, and Rochester, NY.  Check here for specific dates and times.
  • For Wonder fans, the movie Wonder will be out November 17. See Auggie on the big screen.  Check out the trailer for the movie here.


With Halloween coming I like to read scary books to get ready for the trick or treaters that show up at my doghouse for candy.  No one does scary better than the author of Goosebumps, R.L.Stine. Goosebumps turns 25 years old this year with Slappy the Dummy as the all time favorite character.  A second Goosebumps movie is in the works!

In a recent interview, R.L.Stine said he never started writing anything until he found the perfect title.   He went on to say he has never received a suggestion for a title from any kids.  Here’s your chance to get into writing! You can write to the author on his website.