On Georgetown Publications' site, I found the covers for the new BeForever mysteries and 2 of the 3 new Wellie Wishers books to come out in early 2017! I'll recap the plots, just in case you forgot.
The Runaway (Maryellen's second mystery) by Alison Hart: 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+
The Lady's Slipper (Melody's first mystery) by Emma Carlson Berne: 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+
Message In A Bottle (Julie's I-can't-even-count mystery) by Kathryn Reiss: 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+
Camille's Mermaid Tale by Valerie Tripp: 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 WellieWishers 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+
The Rainstorm Brainstorm by Valerie Tripp: It's Aunt Miranda's birthday! The WellieWishers 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+
Ta-da! My find.
AMERICAN GIRL TRIVIA: American Girl considered giving Mia, GOTY 2008, brown hair or Mia being African-American before settling on the red hair and green eyes we know and I love!
COMMENT DISCUSSION QUESTION: What's a cool thing about your school? Or work if you don't go to school anymore.
MY ANSWER: There is a new recordholder for most American Girl dolls at my school- me!