Resources and New Titles
New Picture Books Roundup
In picture books this month we have THE BEST DAYS ARE DOG DAYS by Aaron Meshon and Zachariah Ohora where Meshon lovingly outlines the nature of true companionship with his own added style and flare; HORRIBLE BEAR!, written by Amy Dyckman, in which readers are asked to explore the concept of forgiveness in this engaging story of an angry bear and a compassionate girl; and THE BEAR AND THE PIANO by David Litchfield, in which a talented bear is granted an opportunity that he simply cannot resist, even if it may alienate him from his forest friends.
This month’s Cool and New roundup includes MISCHIEF SEASON, the first book in a new series by John Bemelmans Marciano and Sophie Blackall that whisks children away to Benevento, an ancient town famous for its witches; DEADLY FLOWERS, Sarah L. Thomson's action-packed novel about a young ninja's first mission; and THE SECRET OF DREADWILLOW CARSE, Brian Farrey's spooky fairy tale that celebrates the power of friendship through two strong-willed young girls.
New in Paperback
In paperback titles this month, we have THE BOOK THAT PROVES TIME TRAVEL HAPPENS, a time-bending adventure from Henry Clark in which three diverse children find themselves in the year 1852; DR. CRITCHLORE'S SCHOOL OF MINIONS: Book 1, the first book in a contemporary fantasy series written by Sheila Grau, where kids can discover that being unorthodox isn't always such a bad thing; and PIECES AND PLAYERS by Blue Balliett, in which students of Mrs. Sharpee's class find themselves in the midst of a mysterious museum robbery.