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2017, Genre: children's books, Genre: Middle Grade, Genre: picture books, Genre: YA/teen books, Series: book review, Series: new release

New Releases: Books Published October 3, 2017 for Children + Teens

Another Tuesday, another round of new releases!
Here are brief blurbs about some of my new favorite children’s picture books, middle grade novels, and teen reads that released today.
Click on each book cover to find out more.
La La La: A Story of Hope by Kate DiCamillo,
illustrated by Jamie Kim 
(Candlewick, $17.99)
A mostly wordless picture book told through the impressively expressive illustrations about a little girl who finds a friend through the power of hope and song. Ages 2+
The Greatest Opposites Book on Earth   
by Lee Singh and Tom Frost 
(Big Picture Press, $18.99)
Head to the circus in this book of opposites, with fun lift-the-flaps that demonstrate the meanings of the opposite words through the circus acts. Ages 3+
Good Day, Good Night  
by Margaret Wise Brown,
illustrated by Loren Long 
(HarperCollins, $18.99)
From the author of Goodnight Moon comes a never-before-published picture book that follows the bunny outside in the daytime before continuing the bedtime theme by saying goodnight to the world and everything in it.
Ages 4+
Signed First Editions Available!
Alphamals: A-Z 
by Graham Carter 
(Big Picture Press, $17.99)
Explore the animal kingdom in this gorgeously-illustrated alphabet book featuring full-page prints of each animal with a cunning little descriptive verse for each creature. You’ll want to cut out and frame each page. Ages 4+
Song of the Wild:  
A First Book of Animals 
by Nicola Davies,
illustrated by Petr Horacek 
(Candlewick, $19.99) 
This beautiful, large format picture book is unique in that it is arranged by these section headings: creatures big and small, animal homes, colors and shapes, animals in action, and animals babies. Colorful, full-page illustrations accompany poetic descriptions. Ages 4+
This is My Dream! 
by Langston Hughes 
illustrated by Daniel Miyares 
(Schwartz & Wade, $17.99) 
A newly-imagined interpretation of Langston Hughes’s poetry follows a little Black boy through his segregated town in the 1950s, as he dreams of a more inclusive world.
Ages 5+
Harry Potter: Quidditch 
from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Magical Film Projections 
 (Candlewick, $16.99)
Grab a book. Find a blank wall. Open this book to any page to project the scene and then read the text beneath. Fun and interactive for all HP fans!
Ages 7+
Secrets of the Sea   
by Kate Baker,  
illustrated by Eleanor Taylor 
(Big Picture Press, $24.99) 
Welcome to the world of deep sea creatures! Discover the brightly-colored plants and animals live on or near the ocean floor. Includes stunning illustrations and loads of fun science facts.
Ages 8+
The War I Finally Won 
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 
(Dial, $16.99)
Ada’s powerful story continues, as does WWII, in this sequel to the Newbery Honor winner, The War that Saved My Life.

Ages 8+

Ghosts of Greenglass House
by Kate Milford, illustrated by Jaime Zollars
(Clarion, $17.99)
Milo is back in this sequel to Greenglass House, with more strangers, secrets, and mysteries to solve. Ages 8+
The Big Book of Treasures: The Most Amazing Discoveries Ever Made and Still to Be Made    
by Raphael Honigstein,
illustrated Caroline Attia   
 (Little Gestalten, $29.99)
Each hand-written section details a real-life treasure hunt, featuring discoveries throughout the ages – even some in the last few years! – and from all over the world.

Ages 10+

Things I’m Seeing Without You

by Peter Bognanni
(Dial, $17.99) 
 
A beautifully-written teen novel about loving, losing, and loving again. For fans of Thirteen Reasons Why.
Ages 13+
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Does not disappoint! Another solid read in the In Death series by JD Robb. I've been reading this series since 2013, since before she came out as Nora Roberts, and I keep expecting the next book and then the next book and then the next book to dip in terms of quality of style and content and originality, but it just doesn't (thank goodness!). In #46, Dark in Death, JD ROBB almost makes a play on her own life in ways, as Eve is after a murderer who finds inspiration in a specific author's murder mysteries. Robb literally pays homage to the master of the meta, Hitchcock, with mentions of Psycho and Dial M for Murder, and I'm pretty sure the author she describes is modeled after Robb herself (physically). The plot is pretty tight and focused, but we still get glimpses of Peabody & McNab; Leonardo, Mavis, & Bella; Somerset is still off on holiday; and there is just a peek at the growing romantic interest in Nadine's life, as well as a preview of Nadine's next best-seller based on Eve's police work. I'm looking forward to a future book of Robb's that I'm sure will go into further detail either about Nadine's upcoming Oscar nomination for the first book/movie or the publication and what I'm sure will be subsequent movie of the second book. Enjoy! Weekend road trip, book 1! One of my favorite murder mystery series by the prolific JD Robb aka Nora Roberts. I discovered NAKED IN DEATH (#1) in 2003 and have been reading it ever since. So excited to see what adventure happens in #46! Pub date: January 2018
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