Other notables:

brown girl right word this one summerviva frida

See the full list here:

The new Brian Selznick (“Invention of Hugo Cabret”) arrives on September 15, 2015.

“The Marvels” is an illustrated story that “begins in 1766 with the lone survivor of a shipwreck named Billy Marvel, and follows the adventures of his family over five generations. The “word” story opens in 1990 and tracks a boy called Joseph who has run away from school in London. Various mysteries come together over the course of the book.”


Read an excerpt from new Wimpy Kid “The Long Haul” while you wait…


Blood of Olympus – the 5th in Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series – AVAILABLE NOW!!


The longlist for National Book Award Young People’s Literature was announced today…..


James Patterson is committed to getting more kids to read and has devoted his time and money to helping make that happen. There is some great info on his site with suggestions of books in various categories for all ages….

James Patterson Read Kiddo Read


Storytime Event

Saturday, May 17th at 2 pm

with Bruce Hale

Come join the fun with the author of:¬† School for Spies middle-grade suspense series, Clark the Shark picture books, Chet Gecko mysteries and so much more….


Participate in the Children’s Choice Book¬† Awards, voting open till May 12th.


2014 Newbery Award Winner! Now Available

Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo.
It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book “Terrible Things Can Happen to You,” is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry — and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart. From #1 “New York Times” best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format — a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by up-and-coming artist K. G. Campbell.

2014 Caldecott Winner!

All aboard From the creator of the “stunning” (“Booklist”) “Moonshot,” a rich and detailed sensory exploration of America’s early railroads.
It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America’s brand-new transcontinental railroad. These pages come alive with the details of the trip and the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives; the work that keeps them moving; and the thrill of travel from plains to mountain to ocean.
Come hear the hiss of the steam, feel the heat of the engine, watch the landscape race by. Come ride the rails, come cross the young country

The twelve stories in this book, taken from Shaun Tomson’s own life experiences in and out of the surfing world, offer the simple message–I Will–as a model to face life’s challenges and help you achieve your goals. All you need is to be encouraged to find your voice and commit yourself to positive values. The stories resonate with positivity and hope for the future, and are infused with the belief that even in the darkest time, light shines ahead to show you the way forward.

****”The world today is very much like a wave: it’s shifting and changing virtually every second. Like surfers, we are defined by the decisions we make in this dynamic environment. Shaun draws on a life of learning, both on waves and off, and offers some sage advice for drawing the best line through life. I love this book.” –Jim Moriarty, CEO “Surfrider Foundation”

****”Shaun’s latest book will help youth all over the world understand how important it is to be yourself, make decisions that will lead you to success, and that life’s obstacle can be overcome with commitment, perseverance, friendship and mentors. We will certainly use this book in our daily programming at the club.” –Bill Locker, CEO/President “Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo”

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