Magnetic MagicTerry Jennings’s picture book Magnetic Magic will be published on August 10 (Arbordale Publishing).  Dena loves using magnets to perform magic tricks for the kids at the pool. When Enrique arrives in town, he doesn’t like that Dena is fooling the others. He gives her a century-old treasure map and Dena uses her compass and tools to plot the location of the treasure. To her surprise, the treasure is not where it should be! What could cause her compass to lead her off course? When she discovers the answer, will Dena keep fooling the other kids with magic tricks or will she help them learn about magnetism and the earth’s shifting magnetic poles?

Santa's UnderwareBe sure to look for Marty Rhodes Figley’s new picture book on August 1 (Sleeping Bear Press). Santa’s Underwear spills the beans about the revealing undercover activities that take place on the North Pole before the big delivery begins.

Like a BirdCynthia Grady’s book, Like a Bird: The Art of the American Slave Song (Millbrook Press), has a publication date of  September 1. Like a Bird is an informational picture book, compiling 13 Negro spirituals that originated during American slavery. Each song is accompanied by colorful illustrations created by Michelle Wood, which encourage the reader to explore the meaning of the experiences shared in the spirituals.

A Tree Grows UpMarfé Ferguson Delano's latest picture book, A Tree Grows Up, goes on sale July 12. Published by National Geographic, it tells the story of how an acorn grows up to be an oak tree.

Sue Fliess has two new picture books to be published this summer.

Puppy PrincessThe first is a Little Golden Book coming out July 12, called Puppy Princess, illustrated by Steven Salerno, and published by Random House Children’s Books.

     I’m the princess in this town.  That’s my castle. Here’s my crown. . . .

So begins a day in the life of a bubbly show dog as she prepares to win her next trophy. Little ones will delight in this witty tale of a pampered puppy living in the lap of luxury!

Goblin HoodOn August 16, Grosset & Dunlap will publish Goblin Hood, illustrated by Piper Thibideau. Goblin Hood and the gremlins of Scarewood Forest are working to prepare the candy for Halloween. One day, a witch decides that she wants all the candy for herself. It's up to Goblin Hood to steal from the witch and give to the poor little gremlins!
 

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