Recommendations for Adults:
Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich (Nov 2017)
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is back! Whether it's the love triangle with Ranger and Morriell, her car blowing up, or the kooky cast of characters I can't wait for more! If you're looking for a great audiobook series I highly recommend this one. This is the 24th book in the Stephanie Plum series.
Origin by Dan Brown (Oct 2017)
Combing art, religion, mystery and a thrilling adventure the Robert Langdon series, starting a Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology is back in his fifth novel.
A Tale of Two Kitties by Sofie Kelly (Sept 2017)
Set in Minnesota, Kathleen Paulson is a librarian who helps solve murders with the help of her cats Owen and Hercules. But these aren't ordinary cats - they have special abilities.... This is the 9th book in the Magical Cats mystery series.
Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton (Sept 2017)
I started reading this series in high school and I still look forward to new titles in the Kinsey Millhone series, which follows a private investigator in California in the 1980s.
Cat Got Your Secrets by Julie Chase (Sept 2017)
In case you haven't picked up on it yet I love mysteries with cats. This series set in New Orleans follows the owner of a pet boutique shop who keeps coming across murders. Plus, this is only the third book in the series so it won't take as long as the others to catch up.
Random Illustrated Facts by Mike Lowery (Oct 2017)
I love books with interesting trivia and I'm excited to read this one with illustrated facts. If you can't wait, I also highly recommend Sad Animal Facts by Brooke Barker.
Recommendations for Teens:
Building Amazing Creations by Sean Kenney (Oct 2017)
Kenney has written a bunch of LEGO building books for kids. His over 800 of his LEGO creations are featured in this book.
Harry Potter: The Wand Collection (Nov 2017)
I grew up with the Harry Potter series and eagerly await any new books relating to this series. I'm excited for this book in particular because I've always love how the wands seem to pair nicely with their owners' style and personality.
The Empty Grave by Jonathan Stroud (Sept 2017)
Ghosts are everyone and causing everyone harm in this series' world. But the only people who can see the ghosts are children and teens. The series follow the adventures of three teens who are members of the ghost-busting organization of Lockwood & Co.
Treat! by Christian Vieler (Sept 2017)
If you have ever seen the photographs in Underwater Dogs and Shake, you know how amazing photographers are when they get that perfect shot of animal. Can a dog be happier than when he's getting a treat?
Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! by Mariko Tamaki (Oct 2017)
I love the Lumberjanes graphic novels so this novel format featuring new adventures should be a hit.
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (Oct 2017)
In case you've been living under a rock, let me catch you up: John Green, author of amazing YA books such as The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns, is releasing his first book in 5 years. Order it, read it, and be in the know because everyone will want to read this book.
Recommendations for Children:
Dawn and the Impossible Three: Graphic Novel by Ann M. Martin (Sept 2017)
My favorite book series as a child was the Baby-Sitters Club. I devoured every book. There's even a school picture of me somewhere holding a copy of The Complete Guide to the Baby-Sitters Club. The graphic novel series illustrated by Raina Telgemeier and now Gale Galligan, really bring this series to a whole new generation of readers.
Flora and the Ostrich: An Opposites Book by Molly Idle (Sept 2017)
I love Molly Idle and her illustrations. You may remember her and her Caldecott Honor book Flora and the Flamingo. Now even younger readers can enjoy her work with her newest board book.
The Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 12) by Jeff Kinney (Nov 2017)
Greg Heffley and is family are back in #12 as they set off to a tropical island for the holidays.
Grumpy Cat's First Worst Christmas (Sept 2017)
If you ask any of my coworkers or regular teen patrons they will tell you that I am obsessed with Grumpy Cat. Now she has her own Christmas book! Should you skip this book? NO.
This is my favorite picture book biography series. The art is adorable and the information makes it easy for children to relate.
The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris (Nov 2017)
When ALA was recently held in Atlanta Neil Patrick Harris was the closing speaker and he talked about this new series he's writing. Not only does this sound like a great middle grade novel about non-Harry Potter-esque magic but the book itself is filled with secrets, ciphers, codes, and tricks to learn.
Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race by Chris Grabenstein (Oct 2017)
If Mr. Lemoncello's library was hiring I would move. Does your library have "an IMAZ theater, an electronic learning center, instructional holograms, interactive dioramas and electromagnetic hover ladders that float patrons up to the books they want"? If so, let me know and I will send you my resume. I can't get enough of this series and look forward to reading book three.
Weird But True 9 (Nov 2017)
The Weird But True series is one of my favorites. National Geographic pairs interest facts with great pictures and word art for this educational, flip-through book. It may say kids on the cover but the facts are great for everyone.
What books are you looking forward to this fall?