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April 2017

Series Updates

April 2017

This month's Series Update includes some great new continuations to series that we love. Up first, we have BLAZE OF EMBERS, the third installment in The Books of Ore series, the conclusion to this series that follows characters who have grown so much after their time in a magical world that they stumbled upon --- and the war they stumbled into. Next we have TIMMY FAILURE: The Cat Stole My Pants, the sixth book in the Timmy Failure series, which follows the always hilarious Timmy as he solves a new crime with a new partner and attempts to get his pants back from a cat. Lastly, we have Lauren Oliver and H. C Chester's latest book in the Curiosity House series, THE FEARSOME BIRD, which follows Sam, Philippa, Thomas and Max as they continue to uncover the evil schemes of  Nicholas Rattigan.

Strangers in Atlantis (Seaborne) by Matt Myklusch - Fantasy

April 1, 2017


After breaking ties with the deadly Pirate King, Dean Seaborne thought he had left his life of spying and pirating behind. But when the merciless thief Captain Skinner threatens Dean's allies, Dean agrees to one last job. Along with his trusted friends Ronan and Waverly, he agrees to help rob a sea-based resort for the richest of nobles. They'll pose as a band of traveling performers and then lead Skinner to the loot. But the moment Dean reaches the resort, the plan changes. The getaway is actually a gateway --- to the undersea kingdom of Atlantis.

The Clue in the Papyrus Scroll (The Boxcar Children Great Adventure) Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner with illustrations by Anthony VanArsdale - Mystery

April 1, 2017


The Aldens have been recruited by a secret society to return lost artifacts and treasures to their rightful locations --- all around the world! The Aldens arrive in Egypt but the agent they’re supposed to meet has gone missing! With the help of a puzzle in a papyrus scroll, they figure out their next mission --- to deliver a tiny ancient pharaoh statue to an archaelogist at the Pyramids! Along the way they outwit a thief who tries to steal all the treasures.

I Funny: School of Laughs Written by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein with illustrations by Jomike Tejido - Fiction

April 3, 2017


Teaching other kids how to be funny is the toughest gig that Jamie Grimm has ever had, and with the highest stakes. If he fails, his school library will be shut down for good! Even though he has a national contest trophy and a TV show under his belt, Jamie Grimm isn't one to sit back and relax. When his school has a major funding crisis, Jamie hits on a bright idea to save the day --- a comedy class for the other students. Little does he know that making jokes and teaching jokes are two very different things...and he's only good at one of them.

Counting Sheep: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet Written by Jacqueline Kelly and illustrated by Teagan White and Jennifer L. Meyer - Historical Fiction

April 4, 2017


In this second book in the Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet series, Callie takes a hands-on approach to animal doctoring. When Callie and Granddaddy go exploring by the river, Callie discovers a leaf covered with spots. Those spots, it turns out, are eggs, and those eggs become butterflies. One of her newly hatched butterflies has a problem, though --- its wing is broken. Can Callie find a way to help this butterfly fly? Mother's prize sheep, Snow White, is pregnant and about to give birth. With Dr. Pritzker off helping a colicky horse, it falls to Callie to deliver the lamb. Will Callie be able to take the situation in hand?

The Stone Heart (The Nameless City) by Faith Erin Hicks and Jordie Bellaire - Graphic Novel

April 4, 2017


Kaidu and Rat have only just recovered from the assassination attempt on the General of All Blades when more chaos breaks loose in the Nameless City: deep conflicts within the Dao nation are making it impossible to find a political solution for the disputed territory of the City itself. To complicate things further, Kaidu is fairly certain he's stumbled on a formula for the lost weapon of the mysterious founders of the City...But sharing it with the Dao military would be a complete betrayal of his friendship with Rat. Can Kai find the right solution before the Dao find themselves at war?

The Dragon Hunters Written by James Russell with illustrations by Link Choi. - Picture Book

April 4, 2017


Living on an island means life is full of adventure for brothers Flynn and Paddy. So when a dragon swoops out of the sky and nabs their beloved dog, Coco, Flynn and Paddy know it's up to them to bring her home. That night, they pack their bags, make some terrible sandwiches and set off on an epic adventure...
Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World by Bill Nye, Gregory Mone, and Nicholas Iluzada - Science Fiction

April 4, 2017


Meet Jack and his foster siblings, Ava and Matt, who are orphans. But they’re not your typical kind of orphans --- they’re geniuses. Well, Ava and Matt are, which sometimes makes life difficult for 1 twelve-year-old Jack. Ava speaks multiple languages and builds robots for fun, and Matt is into astronomy and a whiz at math. As for Jack, it’s hard to stand out when he’s surrounded by geniuses all the time. When the kids try to spy on Dr. Hank Witherspoon, one of the world’s leading scientists, they end up working for him in his incredible laboratory.

The 65-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) Written by Andy Griffiths with illustrations Terry Denton - Fiction

April 4, 2017


Andy and Terry live in a 65-Story Treehouse. (It used to be 52 stories, but they keep expanding.) It has a pet-grooming salon, a birthday room where it's always your birthday (even when it's not), a room full of exploding eyeballs, a lollipop shop, a quicksand pit, an ant farm, and a time machine...which is going to be really, really useful now, since Terry messed up (again) and the treehouse just FAILED it's safety inspection.Join Andy and Terry on a whirlwind trip through time as they try to stop the treehouse from being demolished!

Who Was Princess Diana? by Ellen Lebrecque and Jerry Hoare - Nonfiction

April 4, 2017


A shy twenty-year-old girl stepped out of a horse-drawn coach and into the world spotlight, capturing the imagination of millions as a real life fairytale princess. Although the storybook marriage didn't have a happy ending, Diana learned to use her fame as a way to champion charitable causes near to her heart. She became the People's Princess by humanizing the image of the royal family and showing care and concern for all people, including the homeless, the sick, and others in need.

Hugs and Sprinkles (The Cupcake Club) by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk - Fiction

April 4, 2017


The fifth graders at Blakely Elementary are having their very first dance! The girls of Peace, Love, and Cupcakes are all thrilled...except for Kylie, who confides in Lexi that she wishes she had a special someone to go with. Before long, notes and gift show up in Kylie's locker from a "secret admirer" who seems to know her perfectly! Kylie is over the moon --- until the discovery of her admirer's identity leads to two feuding friends! Can PLC pull it together in time for the festivities?

Point Guard (Home Team) by Mike Lupica - Fiction

April 4, 2017


Everyone assumes that Gus, whose family is from the Dominican Republic, is a baseball guy. But this year Gus is even more excited about basketball than any other sport he’s ever played. He’s been practicing some new moves and lately he’s more surprised when he misses his shot than when he scores. Plus now that he’s convinced his friend Teddy to try out for the team and Jack’s shoulder is healed, it looks like Walton’s home team will be unstoppable. But this isn’t going to be the season Gus expected, because their team is getting a new player.

First Class Murder (A Wells & Wong Mystery) by Robin Stevens - Historical Fiction

April 4, 2017


Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells are taking a vacation across Europe on world-famous passenger train, the Orient Express --- and it’s clear that each of their fellow first-class travelers has something to hide. Even more intriguing: There’s rumor of a spy in their midst. Then, during dinner, a bloodcurdling scream comes from inside one of the cabins. When the door is broken down, a passenger is found murdered --- her stunning ruby necklace gone. But the killer has vanished, as if into thin air. The Wells & Wong Detective Society is ready to crack the case --- but this time, they’ve got competition.

Down in Flames (Donny's Inferno) by P.W. Catanese - Fantasy

April 4, 2017


After being rescued from a fiery death by Angela Obscura, an ancient demon from the underworld, Donny Taylor is settling into a new home in Sulfur. Life as Angela’s mortal assistant isn’t so bad. Donny gets to travel to exotic places through fire portals, money is no object, and he’s seeing amazing things that few mortal boys have ever laid eyes on. Plus Angela is fun to be around. What’s not to like? Well there is one minor detail. Being Angela’s assistant has almost gotten Donny killed a few times already.

Who Are the Rolling Stones? (Who Was?) Written by Dana Meachen Rau with illustrations by Andrew Thomson and Nancy Harrison - Nonfiction

April 4, 2017


Follow the bad boys of rock and roll from their beginnings in London to their unparalleled success around the world. Starting out over fifty years ago, the Rolling Stones took the music of the blues and blended it into rock and roll to create their own unique sound. Decades later, they are still hard at work, recording and playing live to massive crowds of adoring fans. WHO ARE THE ROLLINGSTONES? captures the excitement of the Stones on their journey to become the greatest rock-and-roll band in the world.

Hugs and Sprinkles (The Cupcake Club) by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk - Fiction

April 4, 2017


The fifth graders at Blakely Elementary are having their very first dance! The girls of Peace, Love, and Cupcakes are all thrilled...except for Kylie, who confides in Lexi that she wishes she had a special someone to go with. Before long, notes and gift show up in Kylie's locker from a "secret admirer" who seems to know her perfectly! Kylie is over the moon --- until the discovery of her admirer's identity leads to two feuding friends! Can PLC pull it together in time for the festivities?

The Forgetting Spell (Wishing Day) by Lauren Myracle - Fantasy

April 4, 2017


Most people in Willow Hill think Darya is the prickliest of the Blok sisters. What they don’t realize is that on the inside, Darya is soft and gooey from feeling everything, all the time. When Darya turns thirteen, the goo gets stickier --- and as Darya’s Wishing Day approaches, all she wants is to forget the silly tradition ever existed. Except...she can’t. Ten years ago, a wish made by Darya’s mother splintered their family into pieces. Last year, Darya’s sister Natasha wished for their broken mother to return. The past is something you’re supposed to leave behind. Which is why Darya has locked and sealed her most painful memories inside the far corners of her mind, where they can no longer hurt her.

The Thickety #4: The Last Spell Written by J.A. White with illustrations by Andrea Offerman. -

April 4, 2017

 


Kara and Taff have discovered that the Spider Queen is searching for Princess Evangeline’s grimoire --- the Vulkera. Kara and Taff have to stop the Spider Queen from finding the ancient weapon --- and destroying everything. They will travel through time with an old enemy, come face-to-face with the creatures that guard the grimoire’s pages, and unravel a king’s dangerous secret, before one final battle against the Spider Queen.

Flashback Four #2: The Titanic Mission by Dan Gutman - Science Fiction

April 4, 2017


Four very different kids are picked by a mysterious billionaire to travel through time and photograph some of history's most important events. This time, Luke, Julia, David and Isabel are headed to the deck of the doomed Titanic. Their mission? Capture a shot of the sinking ship, then come right back. The only problem is, once they arrive aboard the ship, the four friends can’t agree on what to do next. Should they try to save the passengers? Or maybe bring back a priceless book before it sinks with the ship?

The Eagle's Quill (Secrets of the Seven) by Sarah L. Thomson - Mystery

April 4, 2017


Middle school geniuses Sam, Martina, and Theo head to Glacier National Park to find the second of seven artifacts --- keys that unlock a secret weapon --- left by the country's Founding Fathers. The clues lead them to look for Thomas Jefferson's Eagle's Quill at a Montana ranch. But dangerous Gideon Arnold, descendant of the infamous Benedict Arnold, is hot on their trail. He takes their chaperone and the ranch owners hostage until the kids deliver the quill. Can Sam, Martina, and Theo, with the help of rancher girl Abby, find Jefferson's artifact before it's too late?

The Tapper Twins Go Viral by Geoff Rodkey - Fiction

April 4, 2017


Claudia Tapper just doesn't get it: How is it possible that the video of the best breakup song she's ever written is watched by virtually nobody, when her brother Reese's completely moronic 2-second clip of an video game wipeout ends up being the hottest thing online at Culvert Prep? Unfortunately, Claudia's bold declaration of injustice sets the stage for the bet of her life: Which of the Tapper twins can get more online followers in a week? She had better top Reese's rapidly escalating popularity or she can kiss her social life goodbye if she loses the bet and is forced to post the most embarrassing video imaginable!

Unnaturals #2: Escape from Lion's Head by Devon Hughes - Fantasy

April 4, 2017


K-07M0 has never had a name. As a fox-bat, she has lived her entire life silently hiding from the other hybrids and the scientists who created her…until the day a new animal gives her the name Kozmo and they help each other escape the underground lab. In the outside world Kozmo meets a pack of hybrids just like her, led by a feisty eagle-dog named Castor. But Castor and his pack are being viciously pursued, and Kozmo is forced to do something she's never done before: trust others to survive. 

Warriors: Legends of the Clans by Eric Hunter - Fiction

April 11, 2017

Three novellas featuring the cats of Erin Hunter’s #1 bestselling Warrior series --- available only in this collection! In WARRIORS: Legends of the Clansexperience three stand-alone, never before published adventures from the Warriors world.

My Life as a Ninja (The My Life series) Written by Janet Tashjian with illustrations by Jake Tashjian - Fiction

April 11, 2017


Derek Fallon has expanded his taste in cartoons to the world of manga and anime. Together with his friends Carly, Matt, and Umberto, Derek has fun learning about all the cool aspects of ninja culture. When someone starts vandalizing their school with graffiti of a mischievous troll-like figure, these ninjas-in-training are convinced they'll be able to crack the case. But it turns out that being a ninja is a lot more work than they thought, and this adventure brings about new opportunities for Derek to embarrass himself.

Ruby Redfort Pick Your Poison by Lauren Child - Mystery

April 11, 2017


Ruby Redfort: You can count on her if you’re between a rock and a hard place. A bite from a poisonous snake? Pass me the antivenom. Need someone to take the fall? You don’t even have to ask. Stay one step ahead of trouble? Not so easy. There are always snakes to look out for, but they aren’t half as poisonous as the rumors floating around Twinford. It’s a lot to chew over. Will Ruby pull through in one piece?

The Road Home (Marguerite Henry's Ponies of Chincoteague) by Catherine Hapka - Fiction

April 11, 2017


Nina’s friend Leah has been acting oddly lately. The two of them attend the same small private school, and Leah also takes lessons at the barn where Nina keeps Breezy. But suddenly Leah seems to have lost interest in riding, and her behavior is oddly erratic. When Nina tries to find out what’s wrong, Leah pulls away. At the same time, Nina becomes worried about Breezy, and discovers someone is sneaking in at night to ride him without permission! 

Blaze of Embers by Cam Baity and Benny Zelkowicz - Science Fiction

April 11, 2017


Phoebe Plumm and Micah Tanner have rallied to aid the mehkans and risked their lives fighting the relentless greed of the Foundry, but the kids' mission to retrieve a mysterious relic ended in devastating tragedy --- and with Micah as a prisoner of the enemy. Shattered, he can only watch as an unthinkable new power rises in Mehk and international war erupts in Meridian. Trapped between the Foundry and this mehkan threat, Micah has no choice but to work with dangerous humans and mehkans alike. As the path of destruction spreads and hope fades, Micah leads his unlikely allies in a desperate race back to Meridian, where the two worlds are about to clash. A terrible reckoning is underway, and this time, everything is at stake.

In Over Their Heads (Under Their Skin) by Margaret Peterson Haddix - Science Fiction

April 11, 2017


In UNDER THEIR SKIN, twins Nick and Eryn successfully met their new stepsiblings, Ava and Jackson. But in doing so, the twins found themselves on a mission to discover how to prevent humanity from facing certain doom. Now, their two families are joined together to save not only themselves, but everyone --- human and robotic. Can they figure out how before it’s too late?

Cody and the Rules of Life by Tricia Springstubb and Eliza Wheeler - Fiction

April 11, 2017


In Cody’s life, many things are hard to predict. Like why her older brother, Wyatt, is obsessed with his new bicycle called the Cobra, or why her best friend Pearl suddenly wants to trade favorite toys. Pearl says she will trust Cody with Arctic Fox because Cody is a trusty person. But Cody doesn’t want to give up her beloved Gremlin, and she regrets it as soon as she hands him over. When the Cobra goes missing, Cody has to decide for herself who is trusty and who is not. If only she had Gremlin to talk to! Surely Pearl wouldn’t mind if she secretly traded back...it’s not stealing if it belonged to you in the first place, right?

The Amazing Crafty Cat by Charise Mericle Harper - Graphic Novel

April 11, 2017


Sometimes school can be scary and even embarrassing, but not today. Today is Birdie’s birthday, and everything will be perfect! Birdie's panda-riffic cupcakes are beautiful, and there’s one for everyone. She will be the star of the class. But then...disaster! A trip and fall on the way to school means no more cupcakes! Who can save the day? Who can make the class smile again? This is a job for Birdie’s alter ego...the Amazing Crafty Cat! After a quick transformation, Birdie is ready. She’s not afraid of sticky paws or paper cuts. She’s not afraid of anything, even Anya, the class bully. It’s time to get crafting!

Escape from Funland (Prizewinners of Piedmont Place) by Bill Doyle - Fiction

April 11, 2017


A local theme park called Funland is hosting a huge contest to turn one family’s home into the ultimate fun house. Who wouldn’t want a slide from the bedroom to the backyard, a bumper-car kitchen, or a ball pit for a living room? The Talaska family is eager to compete! And the stakes are high. Their house is falling apart, and they might have to move away from Piedmont Place forever. Cal knows that his family can win, but it won’t be easy. First he and his sister, Imo, need to win a competition at school. Then the whole family has to live at Funland and find a hidden object.

Trouble at School for Marvin & James (The Masterpiece Adventures) Written by Elise Broach and illustrated by Kelly Murphy - Fiction

April 11, 2017


Marvin the beetle is off to school with James for the very first time! Everything runs smoothly on this big adventure until the bell rings after lunch and Marvin gets separated from James. In fact, he gets accidentally thrown away! Will Marvin make it back home to his family? How will James find him? This young chapter book for emergent readers captures the miniature world of Marvin the Beetle and his special friend James.

The Road Home (Marguerite Henry's Ponies of Chincoteague) by Catherine Hapka - Fiction

April 11, 2017


Nina’s friend Leah has been acting oddly lately. The two of them attend the same small private school, and Leah also takes lessons at the barn where Nina keeps Breezy. But suddenly Leah seems to have lost interest in riding, and her behavior is oddly erratic. When Nina tries to find out what’s wrong, Leah pulls away. At the same time, Nina becomes worried about Breezy, and discovers someone is sneaking in at night to ride him without permission! 

Recess Warriors: Hero Is a Four-Letter Word by Marcus Emerson - Graphic Novel

April 11, 2017


When imaginations go wild in the schoolyard, anything can happen. Normal kids become world-saving heroes, girls become power-hungry pirates, and zombies take over the school after being infected by the dreaded epidemic --- cooties! It's up to Scrap, his partner Yoshi (don't you dare call her a sidekick!), and Clinton, the baddest cowboy in the, um, badlands, to stop recess from collapsing into total apocalyptic chaos.

In Over Their Heads (Under Their Skin) by Margaret Peterson Haddix - Science Fiction

April 11, 2017


In UNDER THEIR SKIN, twins Nick and Eryn successfully met their new stepsiblings, Ava and Jackson. But in doing so, the twins found themselves on a mission to discover how to prevent humanity from facing certain doom. Now, their two families are joined together to save not only themselves, but everyone --- human and robotic. Can they figure out how before it’s too late?

Bridget Wilder #3: Live Free, Spy Hard by Jonathan Bernstein - Fiction

April 11, 2017

 


As a CIA super-spy, Bridget Wilder protects famous boy bands, rescues cooking contest contestants and tackles evil villains at school assemblies. So when the President’s daughter is kidnapped on the campaign trail, Bridget goes undercover to stop a malicious plot to seize control of the United States of America.

Curiosity House: The Fearsome Firebird by Lauren Oliver and H. C. Chester - Mystery

April 11, 2017


Sam, Philippa, Thomas, and Max have just started to recover from their capture and subsequent escape from Rattigan. But the children’s lives don’t stay quiet for long. A slew of bank robberies is terrorizing the city. And when Professor Farnum, the ringmaster of the museum’s now immensely popular flea circus, is charged with murder, the search for the real killer uncovers a plot much bigger than any individual crime --- a plot that can only be the work of Nicholas Rattigan.

CatStronauts: Race to Mars by Drew Brockington - Graphic Novel

April 18, 2017


Fresh off of their heroic mission to save the world, the CatStronauts --- Major Meowser, Pom Pom, Blanket and Waffles --- are taking a well deserved victory lap. Parades and fancy awards dinners are the new norm! But around the world, other cat space programs are watching --- in particular the CosmoCats, the first cats to go to space! With national pride and scientific research on the line, the world's space programs rush to be the first cats to Mars, and the CatStronauts are starting months behind! Can they catch up and prove their first mission was no fluke?

Zombie Apocalypse (Tales from the Scaremaster) by B.A. Frade - Horror

April 18, 2017


Ryan and Tyler are obsessed with zombies-each year, they tie for first place at their school's annual costume contest with their grosser than gross zombie costumes. When some seriously spooky looking zombies show up at the dance this year, the boys think someone has called in a Hollywood makeup artist to finally snag the trophy. Little do they know, this isn't a case of special effects...it's a Zombie Apocalypse, courtesy of the Scaremaster! Can they outwit the Scaremaster and save their classmates, or will their brains be on the menu?

Outlaws of Time #2: The Song of Glory and Ghost by N. D. Wilson - Science Fiction

April 18, 2017


Sam Miracle never thought that his future could lie in the past. But after leaping through centuries at the side of a mystical time walker, Sam and his best friend, Glory, know that the next morning’s sun could belong to yesterday as easily as tomorrow.

 But no day is safe. Since the Vulture escaped, Sam and Glory’s greatest nemesis has left no time nor place unmarked by his path of destruction. At least Sam and Glory have Peter, the youngest version of their mentor, Father Tiempo, to help repair the sands of time...until they don’t.



The Berenstain Bears: Welcome to Bear Country by Mike Berenstain - Fiction

April 18, 2017


Take a tour of Bear Country with the Berenstain Bears as they show Cousin Tex around all the wonderful sights in this bargain-priced paperback storybook. They visit everything from Bear Town, museums, caves and even Bear Country’s most prized highlight --- the Old Honey Tree!

Stick Cat: Cats in the City by Tom Watson - Fiction

April 25, 2017


Stick Cat is going somewhere he’s never been before --- his best friend Edith’s apartment. It’s got everything: donut crumbs in the sink, a fire escape, and a window with a great view of the big city. While admiring the view, Stick Cat sees trouble. Hazel, the bagel maker, is in serious danger in the building across the alley. Stick Cat will use his smarts --- and Edith’s appetite --- to devise a rescue plan. But can Hazel hang on long enough for this dynamic duo to save her?

The Wingsnatchers: Carmer and Grit, Book One by Sarah Jean Horowitz - Fantasy

April 25, 2017


Aspiring inventor and magician’s apprentice Felix Carmer III would rather be tinkering with his latest experiments than sawing girls in half on stage, but with Antoine the Amazifier’s show a tomato’s throw away from going under, Carmer is determined to win the cash prize in the biggest magic competition in Skemantis. When fate throws Carmer across the path of fiery, flightless faerie princess Grit (do not call her Grettifrida), they strike a deal.

The Explorers: The Door in the Alley by Adrienne Kress - Mystery

April 25, 2017


This is one of those stories that start with a pig in a teeny hat. It’s not the one you’re thinking about. (This story is way better than that one.) This pig-in-a-teeny-hat story starts when a very uninquisitive boy stumbles upon a very mysterious society. After that, there is danger and adventure; there are missing persons, hired thugs, a hidden box, a lost map, and famous explorers; and there is a girl looking for help that only uninquisitive boys can offer.

Lola Levine and the Vacation Dream by Monica Brown - Fiction

April 25, 2017


Lola is named after her tía Lola, who lives in Lima, Peru. Lola misses her aunt and dreams of visiting her. After Lola's dad has a successful art show, Lola's dream comes true. The Levines are going to Peru! Thousands of miles from home, Lola and Ben discover all the new adventures Lima has to offer. But will Lola and Ben manage to stay out of trouble? With Lola's and Ben's wit and talent for mischief, we can expect some international trouble in this adorable chapter book.

The Unbreakable Code (The Book Scavenger series) by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman - Mystery

April 25, 2017


Mr. Quisling is definitely up to something mysterious, and Emily and James are on high alert. First, there's the coded note he drops at a book event. Then, they uncover a trail of encrypted messages in Mark Twain-penned books hidden through Book Scavenger. What's most suspicious is that each hidden book triggers an arson fire. As the sleuthing friends dig deeper, they discover Mr. Quisling has been hunting a legendary historical puzzle: the Unbreakable Code. This new mystery is irresistible, but Emily and James can't ignore the signs that Mr. Quisling might be the arsonist.

Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants by Stephan Pastis - Mystery

April 25, 2017


Timmy is in Key West, Florida, ostensibly for the honeymoon of his mother and Doorman Dave --- if they even got married, which Timmy doubts. Unfortunately for Timmy, crime doesn’t take a vacation. And because Total has fled to Cuba seeking political asylum, Timmy must rely on a new partner for help: Doorman Dave’s nephew Emilio. Meanwhile, a surprise newcomer shows up in Timmy’s life and, as if things couldn’t get more hectic, Timmy’s pants have been stolen by a six-toed cat.

What Was the Wild West? Written by Janet B. Pascal with illustrations by Stephen Marchesi - Nonfiction

April 25, 2017


The west was at its wildest from 1865 to 1895, when territories west of the Mississippi River remained untamed and lawless. Famous for cowboys, American Indians, lawmen, gunslingers, pioneers, and prospectors, this period in US history captures the imagination of all kids and now is brought vividly to life.

Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein - Fiction

April 25, 2017


Welcome, boys and girls, readers of all ages, to the first-ever Library Olympics! Kyle and his teammates are back, and the world-famous game maker Luigi Lemoncello is at it again! This time Mr. Lemoncello has invited teams from all across America to compete in the first-ever LIBRARY OLYMPICS. But something suspicious is going on...books are missing from Mr. Lemoncello’s library. Is someone trying to censor what the kids are reading?! Now it’s not just a game --- can Mr. Lemoncello find the real defenders of books and champions of libraries?

Respect Your Ghosts (The Witches of Benevento) Written by John Bemelmans Marciano with illustrations by Sophie Blackall - Fantasy

April 25, 2017


Welcome to Benevento, an ancient town famous for its witches! The children of Benevento have to be careful and clever to evade the clutches of such witches as the Manalonga, the Janara, and the Clopper, who hide in wells and under bridges, fly at midnight, and play tricks during Mischief Season. Five cousins --- Primo, Emilio, Rosa, Maria Beppina, and Sergio --- share adventures and narrow escapes, and discover astonishing secrets as they outwit the witches in each exciting story.

The Bad Guys in The Furball Strikes Back (The Bad Guys #3) by Aaron Blabey - Fiction

April 25, 2017


The Bad Guys are about to have a very BAD day! Mr. Wolf and his bad buddies have messed with the wrong guinea pig --- one who is secretly an evil mad scientist. And the nasty little furball wants revenge! Will they survive? Will they be heroes? And will they ever stop trying to eat each other?!? It's time for the Bad Guys to spring into action!