SQUIRREL IN THE HOUSE by Vivian Vande Velde Holiday House - 8/30/16
A gleefully oblivious Squirrel narrates this rib-tickling chapter book about how he turns a family get together upside-down. Champion mischief-maker Squirrel is ready to party. He enters Cuddles-the-dog's house through a special entrance for squirrels on the roof, aka the chimney. Holiday festivities are soon in shambles, and Cuddles, the presumed culprit, is banished to the basement. Meanwhile, the littlest human runs away into a snowstorm unnoticed by everyone except Squirrel. Long-suffering Cuddles must team up with the willfully obtuse Squirrel to rescue the child in this comedy told from a squirrel-centric point of view!
SCHOOL OF DRAGONS: GREATEST INVENTIONS by Nancy Castaldo PRH - 9/6/16
An all-new nonfiction series featuring "DreamWorks Dragons"! Hiccup, Toothless, and other exciting characters from "DreamWorks Dragons" help readers learn all about ancient and modern inventions--even some amazing inventions created by kids! Filled with full-color photos and lots of fun facts, these 80-page books based on JumpStart's School of Dragons online game are the perfect way to help young readers soar into the world of nonfiction.
CONFIDENTIALLY YOURS #4 - The Secret Talent - by Jo Whittemore Harper Children's - 9/13/16
Perfect for fans of the Cupcake Diaries and the Babysitters Club, this series features best friends Brooke, Vanessa, Heather, and Tim, who are in charge and confidentially yours when writing their middle school newspaper's advice column. Tim Antonides is feeling pretty good about sixth grade. He s even begun to branch out and make some new guy friends. The only thing that could ruin his awesome reputation is his big secret he performs Greek folk dances with his twin sister, Gabby . . . complete with a super embarrassing outfit. Only his family and closest friends know, and he s going to make sure it stays that way. But when the class bully, Ryan, discovers Tim's hidden talent, he blackmails Tim into completing a list of almost-impossible tasks. Can Tim get out from under Ryan's thumb and stay true to who he is without becoming the biggest laughingstock in school?
CHARMED, I'M SURE by Sarah Darer Littman S+S/Aladdin - 9/27/16
Rosie White Charming, the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, discovers that being the fairest in the land isn't all that it s cracked up to be in this charming continuation of the beloved fairy tale. Meet Rosie White Charming. You probably know her parents, Snow and Prince. Yup that Snow and Prince. You would think that being the only daughter of two of the most famous people in fairy tale history would be awesome. But you would be wrong. After failing to secure a date for the Fall Festive dance, Rosie is on a mission to prove that the daughter of the fairest in the land can actually hold her own. With the help of a mysterious and magical compact that her mother gives her (and a nice blowout from her mother's favorite salon) Rosie starts to become the person she thinks she should be. But is being the fairest in all of the land really going to give Rosie her happily-ever-after?"