First of all, a round of applause to Melody! Today she debuted as the 100th American Girl doll! YAY! MELODY!
Next, not one, not two, but NINE new American Girl books have been listed on Amazon!
First, Melody's getting a mystery! It's called "The Lady's Slipper". Here's the plot:
"Melody is impressed by her sophisticated new friend, Leah Roth, but she wishes her cousin Val would stop being so standoffish to Leah! Melody meets Leah's grandfather, Dr. Roth, a botanist who escaped the Nazis and brought a rare and valuable Lady's Slipper orchid with him to America. When Melody's own grandfather becomes a suspect in a burglary, Melody turns to Val and Leah for help. Yet Leah seems to be hiding something. Something to do with her grandfather that could hurt all of them. Can Melody catch the orchid thief before it's too late? Author: Emma Carlson Berne. 192 pages. Paperback. Ages 8+"
Next, Maryellen's getting her second mystery. It's called "The Runaway". Here's the plot:
"Scooter, Maryellen's pudgy pet dachshund, may be lazy, but he's one of the family, and Maryellen loves him dearly. And he never misses a meal! So when Scooter doesn't show up at dinnertime, she's worried. Maryellen launches a search--and discovers some strange goings-on in her neighborhood. With the help of her friends and family, the search for Scooter takes Maryellen from the streets of Daytona Beach to the rocket launchpad at Cape Canaveral! Author: Alison Hart. 232 pages. Paperback. Ages 8+"
Finally, Julie's getting her first new mystery under the BeForever banner. It's called "Message In A Bottle". Here's the plot:
"When Julie visits Gold Moon Ranch, a farming commune in California's gold rush country, the back-to-the-land lifestyle seems idyllic at first. But peculiar problems keep cropping up almost as if someone was trying to shut down the commune! Then, on a secret trip to an abandoned gold mine, Julie stumbles on a mysterious message that hints at long-lost treasure. Julie is desperate to find it before danger closes in on Gold Moon Ranch. Author: Kathryn Reiss. 216 pages. Paperback. Ages 8+"
All three mysteries have the release date of February 9, 2017.
Next, the Wellie Wishers are getting three new books!
The first one is called The Mystery Of Mr. E and has the release date of April 27, 2017. Here it is:
"There's a new friend in the garden -- a big, shaggy dog with the mysterious name of Mr. E! The dog loves to play, so when he suddenly disappears, the Wellie Wishers are worried. They search high and low and find paw prints, but no dog. What has happened to Mr. E? The Wellie Wishers are about to get the surprise of their lives!"
The next one is called The Rainstorm Brainstorm and has the release date of April 27, 2017. It is about Kendall. Here it is:
"It's Aunt Miranda's birthday! The Wellie Wishers want to give her something special, but they can't agree on what it should be. Then Kendall discovers the Tomorrow Pile. What looks like a bunch of old, dirty, broken things to the other girls looks like cool fun stuff with lots of potential to Kendall! Can the girls work together to create something wonderful for Aunt Miranda? 88 pages. Paperback. Author Valerie Tripp. Ages 5+"
The last book is called Camille's Mermaid Tale and has the release date of February 9, 2017. It is about Camille. Here it is:
"Camille loves the ocean -- the warm sand, the pretty shells, and the sparkling waves that tickle her toes. Sometimes she even imagines that she's a mermaid with whales and dolphins for friends! When the other Wellie Wishers see how much Camille misses her summers by the sea, they want to help -- but how can four girls turn a garden into an ocean? 104 pages. Paperback. Author: Valerie Tripp. Ages 5"
And, last but not least, the grand finale. There is no new BeForever doll coming out in 2017, but these three titles releasing on February 9, 2017 have the same author as the Felicity books and the titles seem Felicity-ish. So that means.......
FELICITY IS COMING BACK!
HOORAY! HOORAY! HOORAY!
The three titles are A Stand For Independence, Love And Loyalty and Gunpowder And Tea Cakes.
AMERICAN GIRL TRIVIA: Felicity will be the second BeForever to rerelease. Hoping Kirsten's after Felicity because she's the only original doll I don't have!
COMMENT DISCUSSION QUESTION: Who's pumped for the Melody Live Stream in a couple of hours?