Friday, September 10, 2010

September Selections

The fall 2010 publishing season is in full gear! Look what's coming our way.

September is the month for sequels and continuations of series. We have a new 'ology book (Alienology), a new Keena Ford book (Keena Ford and the Secret Journal Mixup), and a new Ivy and Bean (What's the Big Idea)? I've met several Ivy and Bean fans in the past few months; I'm happy that this darling easy chapter book series is popular among our patrons. As is Piper Reed, who has a new adventure in Piper Reed: Campfire Girl (with a Halloween theme!).

If you like the Alvin Ho series, you'll want to read Alvin Ho: Allergic to Science Projects, Birthday Parties, And Other Man-Made Catastrophes.

Babymouse fans will clamor for Babymouse 13: Cupcake Tycoon.

The picture book crowd can look forward to new books in two beloved series: Olivia Goes to Venice and Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion, which brings Mo Willems's Knuffle Bunny trilogy to its (by all acounts, tearjerking) conclusion. And just in time for Halloween comes Jon Muth's Zen Ghosts, his second sequel to his Caldecott Honor book, Zen Shorts.

Fans of Heather Brewer's high school vampire series are anxiously awaiting the final entry in the Vladimir Tod series, Twelfth Grade Kills.

They won't be available in September, but I went ahead and ordered two monster sequels just so fans could get on the holds lists ASAP: Halt's Peril, the ninth novel in the Ranger's Apprentice series (available in October), and the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, available in November.

Two superstar authors are starting new series: Kate DiCamillo's Bink and Gollie will be an easy chapter book series, while Rick Riordan fans will devour The Heroes of Olympus: Lost Hero.

We're not just getting sequels, though! More below.

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