books we are excited about in 2017!

Hi y'all!  We hope your holiday was pure magic, and that the first days of the new year find you content, peaceful, and ready to kick 2017's booty.  We took a small break from the blog to be with family for the holiday, and we're excited to be back to bask in the book world for 2017.  

Let's dive into the list of what books we are most looking forward to in the new year. BTW - this post contains affiliated links which means if you buy one of the books listed here, I get a small fee, but I choose books completely based on my own opinion.  Thanks! 

Hogwarts Library
By J.K. Rowling

Two biggies for Harry Potter fans coming out in the next couple months: The Hogwarts Library and the screenplay to the new movie Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.  The library is a box set featuring all of the new material published after the last Harry Potter novel, so it includes Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (the novel not the screenplay), Tales from Beedle the Bard, and something described as "extensive commentary from Albus Dumbledore". Plus twenty percent of the sales go to J.K. Rowling's charity, Lumos, which helps end institutionalization in children.  Fantastic Beasts was such a great movie, and I would love a copy of the screen play with new illustrations that I've never seen.

Mighty, Mighty Construction Site
By Sherri Duskey Rinker

I don't know about you, but when Rinker's first construction site book came out - Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, my younger child was a toddler, and he was OBSESSED with that book.  If you have a child who makes you read that book over and over again, wait until February when you can add this book and a little variety to your story time collection. 

My husband and I heard this author, Brad Meltzer, on a podcast one time, and he was awesome.  I love his idea to write children's books about real people who changed our world for the better.  There are many, many of these "I am" books, and they are great.  This month, I am Jim Henson will be hitting stores.  From Sesame Street to The Muppets, Jim Henson has touched so many lives.  This is someone I want my kids to know about and learn from for sure. 

Who doesn't need another Pete the Cat book?  Preschoolers just love these books, and for good reason!  They are funny and unique.  We will definitely add this one to our Pete the Cat library. 

What books are you looking forward to in the new year?  I'm sure my list only starts with these here and will continue to grow and grow!