Friday, September 30, 2011

Big Shots

We have quite a few big authors/series with new books coming out this fall. Here's a sneak peek:

Abe Lincoln at Last

Mary Pope Osborne's latest entry in her wildly popular Magic Tree House series takes readers to the Lincoln administration (we also ordered the nonfiction companion; note that the Magic Tree House Research Guides are now called Magic Tree House Fact Trackers). Late December release.

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse

Eric Carle's latest work is an homage to the German artist Franz Marc, who specialized in unusual animal drawings. Early October release.

Cabin Fever

The latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book will be released in mid-November.

Clockwork Prince

Cassandra Clare fans are undoubtedly counting down the days until the sequel to Clockwork Angel in the Infernal Devices series will be released (early December). If you're wondering what all this steampunk stuff is all about, check out Clare's novels. You can start with either the Mortal Instruments series or the Infernal Devices series; they complement each other, but are not dependent upon each other and they don't contain "spoilers" about the other series (the Infernal Devices series is the prequel to Mortal Instruments).


Woo hoo! The highly anticipated sequel to Matched will be released in early November. Will Cassia find Ky? And there's a rebellion coming? Cannot wait.

The Fire

James Patterson and Jill Dembowski's latest entry in the Witch and Wizard series will be released in early December.

The Forgotten Warrior

We already have two holds for the next Warriors book (late November release).


Same for the final book in Christopher Paolini's Inheritance series (early November release).

John Flanagan's first book in the Brotherband Chronicles (companion series to The Ranger's Apprentice series) will be released in early November.

Fans of Virginia author Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver trilogy can't wait for The Scorpio Races. Stiefvater turns her attention away from werewolves to killer water faerie horses, although she says that it's not really about killer water faerie horses. Huh? Oh, well. We'll just have to wait until mid-October to figure out what it's all about.

Becca Fitzpatrick concludes her Hush trilogy (it's about fallen angels) with Silence, out in early October. On second thought, it's supposed to be the conclusion to the trilogy. However, the cover says it's the "third book in the New York Times bestseller Hush, Hush saga." Huh. That sounds a leeetle different from a "conclusion." On the other hand, Becca Fitzpatrick recently blogged that "You'll finally know what happens to Patch and Nora." Which does sound like she's done with the series. I dunno.

We should have many happy fans during the forthcoming months!

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