Thursday, August 4, 2016

MG and Picture Book New Releases--August 2, 2016

Unlike the YA list, there isn't much going on this week in middle grade new releases. Here's what I've got...

Still a Work in Progress (Jo Knowles)
Seventh grader Noah deals with lots of changes in life. His friends are suddenly annoying, homework is boring, girls are confusing, and his sister is battling anorexia. Based on early reviews, this should be yet another home-run for acclaimed author Jo Knowles. Realistic fiction.

The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase (Wendy Mass)
Sequel to: The Candymakers. Months after harmonicandy wins a nationwide candymaking contest, Logan, Philip, Daisy, and Miles have returned to their normal lives. That is, until they are invited to go on the road to promote their candy. Pair with Mull's The Candy Shop War duology. Realistic fiction, mystery.

Miracle in Music City (Natalie Grant)
Faithgirlz/Glimmer Girls series, book 3. Sisters Maddie, Mia, and Lulu, and their nanny volunteer to raise money for a worthy cause. Excellent for libraries looking for clean reads for young girls. Christian fiction, mystery.


Return (Aaron Becker)
Journey trilogy, book 3. Unique and absolutely stunning, this trilogy about a lonely young girl and her magical red pen is a must for any library serving youth, including high school. Pair with Harold and the Purple Crayon (Crockett) or Not a Stick (Portis). Fantasy, adventure.

Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln? (Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen)
Tales from Deckawoo Drive, book 3. This series is set in the Mercy Watson world! Tired of her bossy older sister, Eugenia, Baby Lincoln sets out on a Necessary Journey to make her own path in life. This is sure to be a hit with the kindergarten and first grade crowd. Light fantasy.

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