New Series Books for Emerging Readers and More...
Boris by Andrew Joyner. In this recent series for Early Readers, Boris the warthog embarks on some fun (and funny!) adventures. "This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches. Aimed at 5-to-7-year-olds, this line of books is for children who are just starting to read independently. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!" -- Publisher Description. We have Boris On the Move (#1), Boris Gets a Lizard (#2), and Boris for the Win (#3). These are located in our JE (Easy Reader) area under Joyner.
Another newer series for Early Chapter Book Readers (averaging about 54 pgs. each) Dr. Roach's Monstrous Stories by Paul Harrison will appeal especially to boys in the 6-8 year age group. In Frogosaurus vs. the Bog Monster "Sammy and Tammy love the quiet Boggy Marshes full of insects and strange plants, but Maximus Sneer, an evil man with lots of money, has a secret plan to drain the Marshes and build shops and car parks. But instead of creating a shopping centre, he creates two gigantic monsters without even knowing it!" -- from Amazon. We have this book, along with Attack of the Giant Hamster and Night of the Zombie Goldfish, with more titles expected soon... Find this series in our JSeries section under "Monstrous Stories".
Located in our Beginning Reader section (JE's), Missy's Super Duper Royal Deluxe by Susan Nees is another new series that will appeal to 1st and 2nd grade girls(ages 5-7). The first book "Picture Day" as well as the others combine a graphic novel quality (plenty of pictures!) with larger type and approx. 72 pages, making them a sure hit with readers of early chapter books. "Missy is a very creative girl who does everything in her own super duper royal deluxe way!" (Amazon). Be sure to check out Missy #1 and Missy #2 Class Pets
Captain Awesome : "Eight-year-old Eugene McGillicudy is an imaginative boy who loves comic books and superheroes. Eugene also has his very own supersecret superhero alter ego named Captain Awesome."
"Now readers between the ages of five and seven can read chapter books tailor-made for a younger level of reading comprehension. Heavily illustrated with large type, Little Simon's young chapter books let young readers feel like they are reading a “grown-up” format with subject, text, and illustrations geared specifically for their own age groups!" -- Publisher Description. We have Captain Awesome #1, Captain Awesome #2 & Captain Awesome #3 The Captain Awesome books are located in our JSeries area under "Captain Awesome".
AND FOR OLDER CHILDREN :
The Never Girls : "Kate, Mia, Lainey, and Gabby are special girls. They know how to travel between their hometown and Never Land—through a broken slat in a backyard fence. But what happens when the fence is repaired . . . with one of the girls stuck on the Never Land side? Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies star in a magical new early chapter book series for girls ages 6–10 The Never Girls!"
Clueless McGee (Clueless McGee #1) by Jeff Mack is another new series that will appeal to readers in the 8-10 year old, 3rd -5th grade level. It's modeled after the Diary of a Wimpy Kids series, with Cluess McGee being a "boy [who] fancies himself a private eye (and a ninja), so when the ever-popular mac and cheese goes missing from the cafeteria, he appoints himself to the case. His outlandish quest to find the bandit entails shrinking the principal's suit in the dryer, getting locked in the janitor's closet, and having more than one run-in with paint and chewed gum. Despite often finding himself the accidental victim, particularly in situations involving his teacher, the principal, and the school nurse, P.J. manages to succeed in catching the thief, much to his classmates' glee. P.J.'s goofy, good-natured personality shines throughout the book." (from School Libray Journal). Clueless McGee #2 is also a fun read, with the next book in the series due Jan. 2014. Find these in our JFiction area under Mack.