Anyone who spends time reading children's books has noticed the trend toward series fiction in the last decade or so. If an author is successful with one book, I just imagine the publishers calling her/him into the head office to demand, "Let's make a SERIES out of this!!!" Sometimes I wax nostalgic for the days when it was sufficient for a book to just be a great book. Then again, there are times when I'm really glad that an author is busily writing more and more books about a character that I can hardly wait to read some more about! So, in a spirit of appreciation, here are some new installments in a handful of my favorite series (and one start to a new series by a favorite author)---soon to arrive in the Children's Room. If they're some of your favorites, too, keep an eye out for them, and when you see them, check them out!
First of all, I'm glad to see a new adventure starring Knuffle Bunny---Knuffle Bunny Free. This time Trixie and family are off on a trip to Holland to visit grandparents. Hmmm.....what could go wrong? Due out on Sep. 28!
Due out on Sep. 28!
Of course, while you're waiting for these wonderful additions to the collection, feel free to come in and re-read some of the earlier titles, or ask for some help finding some other great books to read while you wait!