After the onslaught of new kids titles that arrived at the the beginning of the season, next week is much lighter. In addition to the titles highlighted below, note the three new DK Readers for their high-interest, engaging format especially the LEGO Hero Factory tie-in; a brand that is a sure hit with kids.
All the titles mentioned here and more, are listed on our downloadable spreadsheet, Kids New Title Radar, Week of July 15.
Bully, Laura Vaccaro Seeger, (Macmillan/Roaring Brook)
Caldecott honor winner Seeger (Green) never ceases to enthrall. The bull in this new story IS a bully. Name-calling makes him feel big but there is a twist. This one deserves all three of its starred reviews (PW, Booklist and SLJ).
Some Monsters Are Different, David Milgrim, (Macmillan/Holt)
We fell in love with David Milgrim with his outstanding pre-level one Otto and Pip early readers, (beginning with See Otto, Atheneum, 2002), Some Monsters displays the same the same delightful quirkiness and humor sure to delight the preschool set.
That pizza-loving fat cat, Garfield, appears in a new graphic novel fthat will fly off the shelves. Papercutz, the publisher of the graphic Geronimo Stilton, Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew as well as the Garfield & Co. series, scores with this new full-color comic.