Publisher Weekly has released their list of the best books coming this summer. Here are their top picks for Children’s books:
If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Erin Stead
Odd Duck by Cecil Castelucci
Yes, Let’s by Galen Goodwin Longstreth and Maris Wicks
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick
The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia
Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
A new Lemony Snicket series is coming this fall. The “All the Wrong Questions” series will begin with “Who Could That Be At This Hour,” the first of four books in the series. The series will be a prequel to the very popular “A Series of Unfortunate Events.”
In keeping with the persona of Lemony Snicket, the author is apparently trying to postpone the announcement and wonders “why anyone would be interested” in the books. Sounds like it’s going to be another smash hit!
Random House Children’s Books has announced that they will be publishing seven stories by Dr. Seuss that appeared in magazines during the early 1950s. These stories have never before been published in book form.
The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories will be published on September 27, 2011.
Kate Klimo, v-p, publisher of Random House/Golden Books Young Readers Group, said, “We’re like happy prospectors, having discovered a hidden vein of gold. We know that Seuss fans, from the youngest right on up to collectors will share our joy come this fall when they break open a whole new collection of Seuss stories.”
Via Publisher’s Weekly
The beloved Sailor Moon series by Naoko Takeuchi will return. Published originally by Tokyopop, Sailor Moon was one of the very first shojo comics embraced by American children and teens. Out of print for years, the new series will start being released in September 2011 and will continue bi-monthly. It will combine the original stories plus side stories.
Additionally, Codename: Sailor V, a prequel series, will be released for the first time in the United States.
Add this to the must-purchase list at your library.
Frank Cottrell Boyce will be writing a trilogy based on the classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming. The books will be set in modern time with a family descended from the original family. Chitty Flies Again is the first book in the trilogy and will be published by Macmillan on November 4, 2011.
The film script, which may be more familiar for today’s children, was written by Roald Dahl. So Boyce has some big shoes to fill and high expectations to meet.
Lucy Fleming, Ian Fleming’s niece, said: "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is thrilled to have Frank Cottrell Boyce, with his humour, his genius and his spanner, sparking her plugs, polishing her chrome and buffing up her bumpers. Her graceful wings are poised to take off on a new flight, with Frank’s skilful but possibly oily hands on the steering wheel."
Via The Bookseller
Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance series will be completed this autumn with the publication of Interitance, the final book in the Cycle. It will be published on November 8, 2011 in hard cover, e-book and audio formats.
The original three volumes of the series will be reissued in paperback on July 7th.