I got to tune in to the Random House Fall Preview online today. Several of the really interesting books I’d already seen in pre-pub stuff elsewhere but there were some things of note. Working from my not very excellent notes.

Confessions of a Former Bully by Ludwig.  Apparently it’s one in a series, which I didn’t realize. I already have it on order, as does the Branch Princess. Several new anti-bullying titles floating around that look good. Definitely something we’re seeing in response to demand from teachers/parents.

PBS is going to be having a new show called “Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That” which they hope will bring new/cool science focus with the Cat/Hat easy reader style. Not sure if the accompanying books will be Easy Reader or Non-Fiction. The one title I got was Ice is Nice.

Magic Tree House Book Eleventy-Three-Hundred is coming out.  (okay..44)  It’s accompanied by Research Guide 22 (these are being rebranded as ‘Fact Trackers’). Both look at Victorian Times, Charles Dickens, and the Christmas Carol. Mary Pope Osbourne and MTH has a new website coming which they are very excited about.

Babymouse has a new title coming out: Cupcake Tycoon and Babymouse is being developed for a television series.  I can’t decide if I want to shoot hooray or heave a deep sigh.

ZigZag Kids by Patricia Reilly Giff—this might be something better for Easy reader? 80 pages, avail in both HC and PB.

Book by Betty MacDonald (she of Mrs PiggleWiggle fame) being brought back into print: Nancy and Plum. I’m putting it on a list.

New things coming on standing orders I have already set up: Fairy Godmother Academy (book 3), Alvin Ho, Animal Rescue, Tapestry Trilogy, Century Quartet

Looking Glass Library—new covers on classics. I enjoy and they’re going for Edith Nesbit and a Golden Fleece with modern author intros (anything that says Golden Fleece and Rick Riordan is going to go!!)

Lot of historical fiction…1918, Revolutionary War, the usual WWII books,

New Fairy “history” that I’m looking forward to.

Modern Fairies, Dwarves, Goblins, and Other Nasties: A Practical Guide by Miss Edythe McFate

By Lesley Blume

Flipped by Van Draanen is coming out as a movie this month? Oops….hmm…two copies here, no holds.  Better get it on display.

New Gary  Paulsen coming. New Eco-Thriler by Mark Peter Hughes

Maze Runner will officially be a trilogy. Scorch Trials due out soon, Final Book is set for Fall 2011

New 20s series that they likened to Luxe:  Vixen, Flapper Girls by Larkin.  Looks pretty excellent!!

David Levithan and Rachel Cohn’s new book Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares (nov 2010) has already been optioned for a movie and is heading towards a big screen near all of us probably sooner rather than later.

That’s what I have.