Series Books Coming Soon

September 7, 2010

I’m at the TSD annex today and they are OVERFLOWING with new books!!  Kids books, adult books, fiction, nonficiton, books on carts, books in boxes….lot’s of new stuff heading out soon!  Here are a few series books that I noticed:

Are You Scared Yet?  Haunted Houses by San Souci.  This is the first in the new Are You Scared Yet? series.  This one is short stories about haunted houses.

Number One Kid by Patricia Reilly Giff is the first in the Zigzag Kids series.  At less than 70 pages with illustrations, this looks like a great new series for readers transitioning between beginning readers and chapter books.

Fabled Fifth Graders of Aesop Elementary School by Candace Fleming is the sequel to 2007’s Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School.

The Smugglers’ Mine is #5 in the Something Wickedly Weird series.  I really like the covers on this series.

The Vanishing Violin is the follow-up to last year’s mystery, The Red Blazer Girls: the Ring of Rocamadour.

And finally, Judy Moody Girl Detective is #9 in the Judy Moody series.

These books were all just on one cart.  There is a cart right next to it that includes several new additions to paperback series.  Yea for Fall and all the great new books!

Coming this Fall…

August 24, 2010

I’ve been meaning to write this post for months.  There are a ton of great books coming out this fall and I want to highlight a few of them.  MOST  of these books are already in the catalog, there are a few that are sitting in my order cart and should be in the catalog by the end of next week.

J Fiction

8/17:  Scumble by Ingrid Law

8/17: The Last Apprentice: Rise of the Huntress

8/24: The Magnificent 12: The Call by Michael Grant

9/14: Reckless by Cornelia Funke

9/14:  The Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter

9/21: The Search for Wondla by DiTerlizzi

10/05: The Candymakers by Wendy Mass

10/19: Big Nate Strikes Again

10/19:  Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson

11/9:  Diary of a Wimpy Kid #5: the Ugly Truth

Picture Books

8/31:  Rescue Bunnies by Doreen Cronin

8/31:  Little Black Crow by Raschka

8/31:  I’m Big by Kate and Jim Mcmullan

9/07: The Day Ray Got Away by Angela Johnson

9/07: A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea by Black and Hawkes

9/07:  Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown

9/28:  Knuffle Bunny Free by Mo Willems

9/28:  Olivia Goes to Venice by Falconer

10/5:  Everything but the Horse by Holly Hobbie

10/5:  13 Words by Lemony Snicket

11/02:  The Rabbit Problem by Gravett

11/23:  All the Things I Love About You by LeUyen Pham

The fifth Diary of a Wimpy Kid will be released in November and FVRL has it on order.  If you search by author, (Jeff Kinney,) it is the record that says DIARY OF A WIMPY KID (all caps because it’s on order) with 2010 as the pub date.

UPDATE:  Our award-winning TSD staff has updated the record to say Diary of a Wimpy Kid No. 5.

Bath Time!

May 19, 2010

Check out this fun new lift-the-flap book, Bath Time by David Bedford.  This would be a great, silly book for a toddler storytime.

Charles Schulz Bio

May 12, 2010

There’s a new J biography out about Charles Schulz called, Sparky: The Life and Art of Charles Schulz.   It comes in at 125 pages, including the index.  It’s a fast read, large font and lot’s of images, perfect for the reluctant reader looking for a bio for their assignment!

The new Kids Page Feature is up and coincides with the release of the latest Rick Riordan book, The Red Pyramid.  If you have patrons waiting for their hold to come in or looking for what to read while they wait for the next book in the series, check out the suggestions on the Kids Page!

New Wimpy Kid Readalike

April 6, 2010

Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce uses the familiar mix of irreverent text, comics, and the drama of middle school life that the Wimpy Kid readers enjoy, and the cover even features a blurb from Jeff Kinney himself!  Could a Wimpy Kid fan ask for more?