The Queen is on her way to visit someone very special when the wind goes swish and blows her hat right off of her head. Follow the Queen, her dog, and the Royal Guard as they chase The Queen’s Hat (Scholastic, $16.99) on a whirlwind tour of London’s iconic landmarks. Set off from Buckingham Palace, rub noses with the animals in London Zoo, and take a spin on the London Eye. Not to worry: the Queen, her hat, and her entire entourage touch down safely at Kensington Palace just in time for her visit. Steve Antony’s clear and appealing story and art will delight long-time Anglophiles and newcomers to London alike. Ages 4-8

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By Steve Antony, Steve Antony (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545835565
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015

Jacques Papier is the devoted twin brother of Fleur. They share everything: bunk beds, baths, banana splits, and once, even a piece of chewing gum. Jacques feels as though everyone but Fleur and his parents hate him. Actually, people don’t even acknowledge him: they act like he’s invisible. Then, to his horror, Jacques discovers that he is really Fleur’s imaginary friend. So begins his memoir, Confessions of an Imaginary Friend (Dial, $16.99), as told to author Michelle Cuevas. When Fleur tells her parents that Jacques himself has an imaginary friend, they decide that perhaps Fleur has “too much imagination.” Forced to stay in the waiting room while Fleur and her parents visit a psychiatrist, Jacques meets a whole host of imaginary friends who invite him to join their support group, Imaginaries Anonymous, as he undergoes an existential crisis and works to become real. Ages 9-12

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ISBN: 9780525427551
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Published: Dial Books - September 8th, 2015

When Archer B. Helmsley’s grandparents disappear on an iceberg, his overprotective mother, fearing Archer has the Helmsley tendency to explore, confines him to the house where his only companions are the stuffed creatures displayed on all four floors. Wouldn’t you be in The Doldrums (Greenwillow, $17.99) too? Temporary relief arrives in the form of his grandparents’ scarlet trunks, which mysteriously appear on his doorstep and contain binoculars, a bundle of old journals, and a tape recording. But things really start looking up when Archer makes friends with Oliver Glub, the unadventurous boy next door, and Adelaide Belmont, the new girl from Paris with a wooden leg. Nicholas Gannon’s original story with full-color illustrations has the look and feel of a classic children’s book. Ages 9-12

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ISBN: 9780062320940
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 29th, 2015