Must Read Monday (8): Circus Mirandus and Nooks & Crannies

Welcome to the eighth edition of Must Read Monday! On Mondays I will spotlight some new and/or upcoming releases I am looking forward to. The lists will include all genres I like to read, everything from picture books to comics, children’s lit to adult fiction!

This week I am featuring two recently released children’s fiction titles:

circusmirandus23281919Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
Published: June 2, 2015 by Dial Books
Fave Canadian author Vikki VanSickle has given this book 5 stars and a comparison to Kate DiCamillo – which would be reasons enough to make this a must-read, as VanSickle’s book picks are fantastic and DiCamillo is beloved. This middle grade fantasy/magical realism debut from Cassie Beasley has been receiving a lot of positive praise (read, for example, this starred Kirkus review). I usually hesitate when a title gets a lot of buzz…but I’m hopeful that Circus Mirandus will live up to the hype!


nooksandcrannies23309600Nooks & Crannies by Jessica Lawson, illus. Natalie Andrewson
Published: June 2, 2015 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
This middle-grade novel sounds delightful in so many ways! We have a protagonist named Tabitha Crum who has a penchant for mystery novels; a pet mouse named Pemberley; a puzzling invitation to the estate of a reclusive Countess; and the promise of a mysterious investigation. Nooks & Crannies sounds like an utterly clever and cozy sort of children’s book, one that I could see myself curling up with, while eating croissants and drinking tea. Sounds pretty good to me!


If you’d like to join Must Read Monday, please do! Link up or leave a comment about what you’re looking forward to reading- I love to hear what other readers have on their radar!

Author: michelle@fabbookreviews

Reference & Children's Librarian. Reader. Reviewer.

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