By Jerdine Nolen
With comical illustrations and a story written through letters, author Jerdine Nolen has created the whimsical story of Mortimer Henryson, whose care for his class plant during summer vacation is repaid as the plant becomes able to move on its own. Kids and parents will be laughing aloud as they read about Mortimer’s trials with Plantzilla. By Harcourt, Inc.
‘Her Next Chapter’
By Lori Day
Subtitled “How Mother-Daughter Book Clubs Can Help Girls Navigate Malicious Media, Risky Relationships, and So Much More,”this book offers a timely model for mother-daughter book clubs drawing from the author’s more than 25 years of expertise as an educator and from experiences in her own club she formed with her daughter. By Chicago Review Press.
‘The Big Book of Superheroes’
By Bart King
Packed with fun activities, humor and illustrations, this brand-new book helps with everything from finding a perfect superhero name to avoiding costume wedgies. Snicker at superhero humor and snort at the lamest superpowers in this hilarious read for kids and “immature adults.” By Gibbs Smith.