Early Chapter - 2021 Favorites

Our 2021 Gift Guides contain our bestselling books of 2021, some staff favorites and the newest titles in your favorite series.

Fox & Rabbit Celebrate (Fox & Rabbit Book #3) By Beth Ferry, Gergely Dudás (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Beth Ferry, Gergely Dudás (Illustrator)
$12.99
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9781419751837
Published: Abrams Fanfare - May 25th, 2021

The newest book in the Fox & Rabbit early graphic novel series sees the forest friends trying to make a giant pizza and nervously enlisting the help of a dragon. I love these books for their gentle depictions of friendship and happy playtimes. The whole series is a Mr Mopps' bestseller of 2021. Great for kids who don't like scary stories and are working on their reading skills.

- Clare


Mayor Good Boy: (A Graphic Novel) By Dave Scheidt, Miranda Harmon Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593124871
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Graphic - August 31st, 2021

Can a good dog be a good mayor? Yes he can! Especially when he has some loyal human friends to help. This is a silly and funny graphic novel for younger readers, with jokes for kids and grown-ups. But it's also a heatwarming story about taking part in your community. 

- Clare


Evie and the Truth about Witches By John Martz Cover Image
$12.99
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9780735271005
Published: Tundra Books - August 17th, 2021

Ok, I admit this may have been more appropriate for Halloween, but it's still a great easy read for kids who love spooky stuff. The truth about witches is of course that they're very nice, until they're not.

- Clare


Flubby Will Not Take a Bath By J. E. Morris, J. E. Morris (Illustrator) Cover Image
By J. E. Morris, J. E. Morris (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593382868
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - September 21st, 2021

I love Flubby. This stubborn cat can help new readers learn to read with short funny stories and hilarious illustrations.

- Clare


An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! Volume 4 (An Elephant and Piggie Book) By Mo Willems Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368071123
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - September 21st, 2021

The newest Elephant & Piggie Biggie. These are real value for money with five stories collected together.


Narwhal's School of Awesomeness (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #6) By Ben Clanton Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780735262546
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tundra Books - September 7th, 2021

Narwhal and Jellyfish go to school on the newest in this popular early graphic novel series.


Kitty and the Twilight Trouble By Paula Harrison, Jenny Lovlie (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Paula Harrison, Jenny Lovlie (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062935823
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 7th, 2021

Kitty is a Mr Mopps' bestselling series in 2021 and this is the newest in this stylishly illustrated early chapter book series.


The Bad Guys in They're Bee-Hind You! (The Bad Guys #14) By Aaron Blabey Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338329544
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - November 2nd, 2021

The Bad Guys are trying to be good, it just never goes right. This is the 14th book in this popular series which is also available in Spanish as Los Tipos Malos.


Howl of the Wind Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #20) By Tracey West, Graham Howells (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tracey West, Graham Howells (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338635515
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Inc. - November 2nd, 2021

A Mr Mopps' bestseller of 2021 and the latest in the Dragon Masters series.


Ivy and Bean Get to Work! (Book 12) (Ivy & Bean #12) By Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781797205106
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - April 6th, 2021

Remember when Annie Barrows said she'd only write ten Ivy & Bean books? Well this is number twelve. In this most recent adventure, the girls attend a careers day at school and things (as usual) get out of hand from there.

- Clare


Wishypoofs and Hiccups (Zoey and Sassafras #9) By Asia Citro, Marion Lindsay (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Asia Citro, Marion Lindsay (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781943147953
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Innovation Press - November 16th, 2021

New Zoey and Sassafras is a big deal at Mr Mopps'. We all love these stories about a magical creatures vet who uses science to find out how to treat the mythical beasts in her care.

- Clare


Charlie & Mouse Lost and Found: Book 5 By Laurel Snyder, Emily Hughes (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laurel Snyder, Emily Hughes (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781452183404
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - August 24th, 2021

New Charlie & Mouse and a Mr Mopps' bestseller of 2021.


Egg Marks the Spot (Skunk and Badger 2) By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643750064
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

The odd couple of Skunk & Badger return in Egg Marks the Spot. The first book was a firm favorite with our customers last holiday season. 
 

- Clare


Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives: A Graphic Novel (Cat Kid Comic Club #2): From the Creator of Dog Man By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338784855
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphix - November 30th, 2021

The second Cat Kid Comic Club, for young artists and illustrators from the creator of Dog Man and Captain Underpants.


Revver the Speedway Squirrel: The Big Race Home By Sherri Duskey Rinker, Alex Willan Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781547603671
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - November 23rd, 2021

In the first Revver the Speedway Squirrel, our young rodent hero joins a race team, but never forgets his home and family. In this second book Revver speeds even further away. I loved the first book in this series by the author of Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site, which manages to be both cosy and fast paced. The first book is now available in paperback.

- Clare


Mindy Kim and the Big Pizza Challenge By Lyla Lee, Dung Ho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lyla Lee, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$6.99
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9781534488977
Published: Aladdin - September 14th, 2021

A brand new Mindy Kim adventure.


The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781536217865
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - September 7th, 2021

The newest Princess in Black, now in paperback. 


Dory Fantasmagory By Abby Hanlon Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780147510679
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - July 7th, 2015

 Dory Fantasmagory is a constant bestseller at Mr Mopps'. The story of a small girl with a huge imagination is something kids will always love.


The Secret Explorers and the Lost Whales By SJ King Cover Image
By SJ King
$6.99
ISBN: 9780744021059
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DK Children - July 7th, 2020

A new series for 2021, The Secret Explorers follows a group of kids from all over the world as they explore and adventure in the name of science, I love that this series is made by DK, well known for their non-fiction books for kids.

- Clare


Unicorn Academy Nature Magic #3: Zara and Moonbeam By Julie Sykes, Lucy Truman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julie Sykes, Lucy Truman (Illustrator)
$6.99
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9780593426753
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 12th, 2021

The newest Unicorn Academy book in the new Nature Magic series.


Inferno New Year (Dragon Kingdom of Wrenly #5) By Jordan Quinn, Glass House Graphics (Illustrator) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781534484771
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Simon - October 26th, 2021

If you know a Kingdom of Wrenly fan then you should know about these early reader graphic novels that tell the story of the dragons of wrenly. This is the latest in the series, but all five books are in stock now.

- Clare


The Knight at Dawn Graphic Novel (Magic Tree House #2) By Mary Pope Osborne, Jenny Laird (Adapted by), Kelly Matthews (Illustrator), Nichole Matthews (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mary Pope Osborne, Jenny Laird (Adapted by), Kelly Matthews (Illustrator), Nichole Matthews (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593174753
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - November 16th, 2021

Jack and Annie get the comic book treatment in this graphic novelization of the classic Magic Treehouse series. This is the second in the series.