Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New Releases (6): Girls Day!

Being the mom of an infant is tough! I'm not able to get to all the books I want to read, as quickly as I'd like to read them, but that doesn't mean you should miss out too. My New Releases feature fills you all in on some of the newest books to hit the market that I'm looking forward to reading sometime very soon. 

This week, the girls have it! 3 popular main characters in children's lit are on display in new books. If you have a 6-8 year old girl, this is the week to go shopping for her!

Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff) by Barbara Park

Apparently, this is the first new book in the series in more than FIVE years! Who knew?! Junie has always been super popular at the library and the bookstore, so I'm sure this latest addition to the series will have her fans (new and old) very excited. Plus, it's about Thanksgiving festivities and that means the holidays are coming! Yay!

Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm by Megan McDonald

Judy is back for #11! This time, she's dealing with a good luck charm turned bad and she isn't quite sure what to do about it. I'm sure this latest book in the series will be as silly and charming as all of the others. I love the heart that Judy has and her realistic personality. Not all kids can be as good as those Penderwick girls! 

Ivy and Bean Make the Rules by Annie Barrows

Who doesn't love this adorable duo?? I love the balance of sweet and sassy in these friends and I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of trouble they can stir up in this new book. They're creating their own day camp, so it's bound to be interesting! 

And just a quick side note, October 13 marks the first International Ivy and Bean Day!! Since 2009, bookstores, libraries, and schools across the United States have been celebrating Ivy and Bean Day with events, activities, games, and giveaways. It's going international this year, with more than 500 events in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore! Check out the website for more info. 

Thanks to Chronicle, Random House, and Candlewick for the review copies!

1 comment:

Amy said...

Thanks for this info! I have one girl who loves Junie B and one who loves Judy Moody! I can't believe there's a new Junie B book! Yay!