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Fun 2012 titles for children to enjoy this Summer!

Submitted by on April 13, 2012 – 8:42 amNo Comment

It is that time of year once again. The days are longer, the weather is warmer, and the kids are beginning to get antsy in their classrooms as each day ticks down to summer vacation.

If your kids are anything like mine the last thing they want to think about is doing ANYTHING that remotely resembles schoolwork and honestly I don’t blame them one bit. Even though Summer break and vacations in general are important, continuing to fuel those little tea-cup human’s minds is just as critical so they may preserve some of that knowledge they worked so hard the previous school year learning.

That is why I am excited to share some of these fun upcoming Summer releases for children with you. The following titles are just a few from Macmillan imprints Feiwel & Friends as well as Farrar Straus Giroux that caught my attention. Not only are they fun reads with some clever word usage and stories, they are wonderfully illustrated too and that is a winning combination when it comes to entertaining a little mind . . . especially when reading could feel like a chore when the pool is calling!

Book: Frankenstein (A monstrous Parody)
Author: Ludworst Bemonster (Rick Walton & Nathan Hale)
Release: July, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Order: – Barnes & Noble

This laugh-out-loud funny and devilish send-up of Ludwig Bemelmans’s Madeline is for little monsters everywhere.

Frankenstein is the scariest of all the monsters in Miss Devel’s castle. He can frighten anything–animals, parents, even rocks. Until one night, Miss Devel wakes up and runs downstairs to find that Frankenstein has lost his head!

Book: Flabbermashed About You
Author: Rachel Vail
Illustrator: Yumi Heo
Release: July, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Order: Barnes & Noble

Readers first met Katie Honors in Rachel and Yumi’s Sometimes I’m Bombaloo and Jibberwillies at Night. Now Katie is back as she deals with feeling “flabbersmashed” by her best friend, who suddenly wants to be friends with another kid. We’ve all been flabbersmashed by a friend–left out of an activity or secret, left to feel sorry for ourselves, or move on. Will Katie ever stop feeling left out?

Book: The Chandeliers
Author: Vincent X. Kirsch
Release: August, 2012
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Order: – Barnes & Noble

Night after night, little Rufus Chandelier watches from the wings while the rest of his family puts on “the greatest show in town.” But Rufus isn’t quite big enough to be a part of the show. Until the night when everything goes terribly wrong, and it is Rufus Chandelier who makes certain that the show goes on. With winsome, colorful illustrations, Vincent X. Kirsch’s entertaining story shows that the greatest reward is simply the chance to help others—no matter how little you might be.

Day is a dreamer who has never met a stranger. She is fearless and will talk to anyone and read anything! She taught music and dance and was a singer/actress for years, performing on stages both nationally and overseas. Now married with children, she spends less time singing on stage and more time writing songs at home. But, family life has not completely slowed this chick down. She still loves an adventure and learning new things. She resides in Texas with her family, Great Dane (Sophie), Labradoodles (George & Cosmo) and Chihuahua (Juan Carlos).
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