The answers: Ivy + Bean: No News Is Good News (the last one until Book 9 comes out!) and whatever we get from the library!
We went to the library.
And our haul? An old favorite that we still don't own; one we checked out long ago, loved, then forgot all about as we grew; a second book by the same author as the last one; a picture book about two famous authors; and a spooky-looking book with lovely artwork.
And while it will take longer than a weekend, I grabbed a little something for myself, too.