Inspired by the Indigo Teen Blog, here is the first of what will hopefully be a monthly overview of our top picks and hidden gems for August.
Picture Book Releases:
Maggie's Chopsticks, Alan Woo. Maggie is learning to eat with chopsticks and cannot quite get it right. But with patience and practice, she figures out her own unique way of using them.
Dr. Seuss' Sleep Book, Dr. Seuss. A new edition of a classic by everyone’s favourite doctor.
Matilda's Cat, Emily Gravett. Clever, crafty Gravett is back with another delightful picture book about a little girl and her pet cat.
Olivia & the Fairy Princess, Ian Falconer. (August 28) A personal favourite, this delightful picture book about the enchanting Olivia – who is unfortunately having an identity crisis! She doesn’t want to just be a fairy princess, she wants something more. She just wishes that she knew what that was.
Underwear Book, Todd Parr. The bestselling author of The Feelings Book, It’s Okay to Be Different, and other colourful picture books that make you just feel good about the world, returns with this comical new take on accepting our differences.
Captain Underpants & the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers, Dav Pilkey. (August 28) Pilkey’s super-popular potty superhero is back in his ninth “epic” adventure.
Ivy & Bean 9: Ivy & Bean Make the Rules, Annie Barrows. (Aug. 31) When Bean’s older sister, Nancy, goes off to camp, the two unlikely best friends make their own rules by creating their own – and getting into all sorts of trouble.
Encyclopedia of Me, Karen Rivers. Inspired by an old set of encyclopedias cluttering her family’s living room (and the small fact that she’s grounded), thirteen-year-old Isadora Aaron-Martin (or Tink) decides to write her own – complete with footnotes.
The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diaries, Rick Riordan. While you’re waiting for The Heroes Of Olympus: Book Three: The Mark Of Athena (Available Oct. 2), catch up on Percy Jackson with this collection of diary entries, trivia, and more.
And Nothing But the Truth, Kit Pearson. In the sequel to last year’s multiple award-winning, The Whole Truth (now out in paperback), thirteen-year-old, Polly, joins her sister in boarding school only to discover that there are more secrets that could threaten her family.
Infinity Ring 1: Mutiny in Time, James Dashner. (August 28) A new multi-media series from the publisher who created The 39 Clues series, the bestselling author of YA dystopian The Mazer Runner Trilogy, James Dashner, is the master mind behind this time travel – history series that is sure to be a hit with young readers.
Now in Paperback
Scaredy Squirrel at Night, Mélanie Watt.
The Kane Chronicles 2: Throne of Fire, Rick Riordan.
Dragon Seer's Gift, Janet McNaughton.
Liesl & Po, Lauren Oliver. (August 28)