Book News

Gennifer Choldenko’s Al Capone Shines My Shoes came out earlier this month. It is a sequel to Al Capone Does My Shirts, about 12-year-old Moose who lives with his family (including an autistic sister) on Alcatraz in the 1930s. Read more about Gennifer Choldenko.

Libba Bray’s Going Bovine will be out on September 22. The author of the Gemma Doyle Trilogy has this time penned a dark comedy about a boy with mad cow disease and his friendship with a paranoid dwarf and a non-traditional angel. Read more about Libba Bray.

Also out on September 22, Judith Schachner’s latest Skippyjon Jones picture book: Lost in Spice. Read more about the Skippyjon Jones books.

According to Maureen Johnson’s blog, she is working on 13 Little Blue Envelopes #2. I’m reading her Suite Scarlett now, and I’ve never laughed more in the first 10 pages of a book (except maybe with Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series). Read more aboutMaureen Johnson.

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