The end of summer/early fall always brings a huge list of book releases, and here’s what I’m looking forward to in the next few months:
The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech (Sept. 3): The premise reminds me of Ruby Holler, one of my favorite Creech books.
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (Sept. 2): fingers crossed for the sequel to The Raven Boys, which had wonderful writing.
From Norvelt to Nowhere by Jack Gantos (Sept. 24): road trip with Miss Volker! This could get even crazier than its prequel.
Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud (Sept. 17): a new series from the creator of Bartimaeus.
The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic by Uma Krishnaswami (Aug. 13): I heard about this through Educating Alice. So glad Dini is back, with all the silliness of her favorite Bollywood star and her wacky entourage.
Sorrow’s Knot by Erin Bow (Oct. 29): I’m a big fan of Plain Kate. I hope the world and character building are just as good in this one.
The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppet by Tom Angleberger (Aug. 6): I would’ve preferred Jabba the Flat, but oh well. A showdown over the principal’s plan to cancel the arts…gee, I wonder who Jabba is supposed to be.
Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi (Sept. 10): worth reading for the title alone.