It’s Monday and I’m happy to be participating in a weekly event with a community of bloggers who post reviews of books that they have read the previous week. Check out more IMWAYR posts here: Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers
Although most of my Monday posts feature books I have actually read, I’ve been keeping track of some new titles that I’m eagerly awaiting to be released. So this week, I’ve decided to let you in on my some of the books I’m excited to get my hands on when they do come out. Most books listed here will be released between June and August. I’ve already done a few “pre-orders” of some of these and the countdown is on!
The Day The Crayons Came Home – Drew Daywalt
I am beyond excited to read this companion to the block buster, best seller The Day the Crayons Quit. Apparently, Duncan is now dealing with a whole group of crayons who have been lost in strange places like behind the couch and melted on the window sill! Will it be as good as the first? I can’t wait to find out!
Billy’s Booger – William Joyce
The “fictionalized picture book memoir”, loosely based on an incident in William Joyce’s life when a young “Bill”, who is constantly distracted in class and spends his class time drawing, is encouraged by his teacher librarian to enter a book writing contest. He writes about the worlds’ biggest and best booger! Another anticipated brilliant book by William Joyce!
The Specific Ocean – Kyo MacLear
I was captivated by the title of this book – and have enjoyed this author’s previous books (Spork, Julia, Child). It is about a girl who would rather stay in the city with her friends in the summer, but ends up making a deep connection to the ocean. Such a great title!
Book – David Miles
Was drawn in by the title, of course – but on a closer look have made this a “must have” book that celebrates literature in a world of gadgets, passwords and Youtube videos. “With soft, warm storytelling and stunning, whimsical illustrations, Book embarks the reader on an imaginative journey through the literary lands of fact and fiction.”
Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada – Jimmy Fallon
Ok – so I will admit that I have a bit of a crush on Jimmy Fallon. He is so darn funny and makes me laugh every time I watch his show. So I’m looking forward to reading his new book about how father’s wage a secret campaign to ensure that their babies’ first word is “Dada”.
Float – Daniel Mryares
I love wordless picture books and this one looks like it will be delightful. A boy, his newspaper boat, and a rainy day adventure. Apparently a “how to” at the back for making your own boat is included!
The Blue Whale – Jenni Desmond
There is already quite a buzz about this engaging nonfiction book that is filled with relatable facts about the largest living creature on our planet. The illustrations depict not only the facts, but also the story of the narrator, a young boy who is reading about the whales. This makes me think of the layered illustrations in The Bear in the Book. This book comes out tomorrow! Can’t wait!
Buddy and Earl – Maureen Fergus
There was something about this cover that caught my eye. This is the first in an apparent series about a dog and his hedgehog friend. “Their friendship is tender and loyal, and their adventures are funny and imaginative.” I’m keeping my eye out for Buddy and Earl! Cuteness!
The Little Gardener – Emily Hughes
A sweet looking story about a determined little gardener. The illustrations look amazing!
Bike, On, Bear! – Cynthia Liu
An over-thinking and over-achieving bear learns to ride a bike. The illustrations look adorable.
Thanks for stopping by! Which soon-to-be-released book has caught your eye?
Look for more previews next week!