Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast was named in two Top 10 Most Anticipated Releases for the Rest of 2015 lists today (see the posts from Unleashing Readers here and Mrs. Knott’s Book Nook here). I sure hope the fabulous authors of those blogs enjoy the book when it eventually gets released. And I can’t really explain what it feels like to be listed alongside four Newbery Medal Winners (Kate DiCamillo, Jennifer Holm, Katherine Applegate, Rebecca Stead), two Caldecott Medal Winners (Kevin Henkes, Brian Selznick), a whole host of other awesome authors, and a literary legend (Harper Lee).
Since I was on two lists, I thought I would pay it forward by listing my TWENTY Most Anticipated Releases for the Rest of 2015 (in order of release date).
Something Extraordinary by Ben Clanton (June 16th)
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. The Uranium Unicorns From Uranus written by Dav Pilkey and illustrated by Dan Santat (June 30th)
I’m with Cupid by Anna Staniszewski (July 7th)
First Grade Dropout written by Audrey Vernick and illustrated by Matthew Cordell (July 7th)
Princess Juniper of the Hourglass by Ammi-Joan Paquette (July 21st)
Mind Your Monsters written by Catherine Bailey and illustrated by Oriol Vidal (August 4th)
Baba Yaga’s Assistant written by Marika McCoola and illustrated by Emily Carroll (August 4th)
Double Happiness written by Nancy Tupper Ling and illustrated by Alina Chau (August 4th)
Zack Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth by Jeff Anderson (August 4th)
Your Alien written by Tammi Sauer and illustrated by Goro Fujita (August 4th)
It’s Raining Bats & Frogs written by Rebecca Colby and illustrated by Steven Henry (August 11th)
Boo-La-La Witch Spa written by Samantha Berger and illustrated by Isabel Roxas (August 18th)
Monster Needs Your Vote written by Paul Czajak and illustrated by Wendy Grieb (August 25th)
What’s Up with This Chicken? written by Jane Sutton and illustrated by Peter J. Welling (September 15th)
The Tapper Twins Tear Up New York by Geoff Rodkey (September 29th)
How to Outfox Your Friends When You Don’t Have a Clue by Jess Keating (October 2nd)
Lenny & Lucy written by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead (October 6th)
Sunny Sweet Is Not So Scary by Jennifer Ann Mann (October 13th)
Little Red Gliding Hood written by Tara Lazar and illustrated by Troy Cummings (October 27th)
Bird & Squirrel on the Edge by James Burks (October 27th)
Wow! August is gonna be a busy month for the bookstores (especially the 4th). What’s on your list?