Some fun entertainment awaits this New Year!
We are starting 2021 on a happy note, with lots of hope and love. And while last year was spent mostly indoors, it wasn’t so bad when it came to spending some quality time with family. There are a few good things in store for us in the new year too… a lot of good family movies and books. Let’s check them out…
Raya and the Last Dragon
Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than a dragon to save the world—it’s going to take trust and teamwork as well.
Title: Milo imagine the World
Author: Matt de la Pena
Milo is on a long subway ride with his older sister. To pass the time, he studies the faces around him and makes pictures of their lives. There’s the whiskered man with the crossword puzzle; Milo imagines him playing solitaire in a cluttered apartment full of pets. There’s the wedding-dressed woman with a little dog peeking out of her handbag; Milo imagines her in a grand cathedral ceremony. And then there’s the boy in the suit with the bright white sneakers; Milo imagines him arriving home to a castle with a drawbridge and a butler. But when the boy in the suit gets off on the same stop as Milo–walking the same path, going to the exact same place–Milo realizes that you can’t really know anyone just by looking at them.
Boss Baby 3
In the sequel to this Oscar-nominated blockbuster comedy, the Templeton brothers—Tim and his Boss Baby little bro Ted —have become adults and drifted away from each other. Tim is now a married stay-at-home dad. Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and a can-do attitude is about to bring them together again . . . and inspire a new family business.
Title: What’s Inside A Flower?
Author: Rachel Ignotofsky
Budding scientists will love exploring the stunning pages of this informative nonfiction book that teaches children how flowers grow. This in-depth view of one of nature’s splendors will spark readers’ curiosity and inspire them to learn more about the world around them.
A young boy experiences an unforgettable seaside summer on the Italian Riviera filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: he is a sea monster from another world just below the ocean’s surface.
Title: The Tale of the Mandarin Duck
Author: Bette Midler
In a city where everyone is looking down at their phones, it’s easy to forget the wonder of the real world. When a rainbow-colored duck is spotted in Central Park, however, a spell is broken and onlookers are reminded of natural beauty and the face-to-face connections that can be made with others. Readers will especially love seeing the impressive photographs of the real-life duck that inspired the story.
Minions: The Rise of Gru
In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making backup from his loyal followers, the Minions. Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please—deploy their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons and pull off their first missions.
Title: The Girls I’ve Been
Author: Tess Sharpe
Millie Bobbie Brown has already announced that she is set to star in the adaptation of this book. This is a promising suspenseful thriller that follows Nora O’Malley, the daughter of a con artist, who is taken hostage in a bank heist. Here’s hoping for a lot of twists and turns as she attempts to navigate her way out!
It is a ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest.
Title: The Electric Kingdom
Author: David Arnold
In this post-apocalyptic novel that parallels our current 2020, we see many adventures. A dangerous Fly Flu has swept the globe, leaving few survivors. One of them is 18-year-old Nico and her dog who are on a quest to find a mythical portal that her father told her about. Along the way Nico meets other survivors, navigating life and all its meaning as she searches for answers.
Clifford the Big Red Dog
When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth meets a magical animal rescuer who gives her a little, red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City apartment. While her single mom is away for business, Emily and her fun but impulsive uncle Casey set out on an adventure that will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat as our heroes take a bite out of the Big Apple.
Title: Blood Scion
Author: Deborah Falaye
This fantasy novel follows a young Scion who is drafted into the army that has hunted descendants of the ancient Orisha gods for centuries. The only thing keeping her going is figuring out what happened the night her mother disappeared — even if that means complying with the army’s demands to turn her into a killer. We’re so excited to dive into the world of this unique-sounding fantasy.