Summer is officially
here, and we could not be more excited to reveal our new list of books coming
out this fall! Over the next few months, we will reveal stories with fantastic
adventures, misbehaving dogs, history-making poets, and brave heroes of all kinds.
Make sure to check back in for our New Book Wednesdays every other week to see
more details about these incredible books.
first, we want to give you a preview of everything headed your way this fall:
Poet, Written and Illustrated by Don
Based on the life of George Moses Horton, Poet chronicles the life of a slave boy
who has an insatiable love for words. Despite the many challenges he faces,
George finds a way to break through the bonds of slavery and eventually become
the first African-American man to publish a book in the South.
Stay!, Written and Illustrated by Alex
Taking care of a new dog can be exhausting, and
Buster does not make it easy on his new family—he misbehaves all of the time!
Ben’s family decides it is time for a vacation away, and Buster has to stay
home with Grampa. While they are gone, both Ben and Buster learn a lesson or two in responsibility and how to
in the Spotlight, Written and Illustrated by Alex T. Smith
Claude and Sir Bobblysock join a dance troupe, but
when it is time to perform, they discover that being backstage is more
frightening than they thought. Join Claude as he uncovers the truth about the
legend of the theater ghost.
Written and Illustrated by William Bee
Stanley works hard to cook for all the hungry
customers who come into his diner. Follow along with Stanley as he makes his
way through a busy day!
Habitats: Polar Regions,
Written by Cathryn Sill and Illustrated by John Sill
In this installment of the About Habitats series, the Sills provide beautiful color, images,
and words to explain which animals and plants thrive in polar environments.
Lilliput, Written by Sam Gayton and
Illustrated by Alice Ratterree
Lemuel Gulliver returns to London after his travels
with more than stories in tow; he brings back proof. Lily, the tiny but fierce
Lilliputian, spends half of her life in a birdcage as Gulliver’s captive. In
this adventurous tale, Lily must race against time to return to her family and
break free from the clutches of Gulliver himself.
Out for Flying Kids!,
Written by Cynthia Levinson
Truly one of a kind, Watch Out for Flying Kids! takes readers inside the world of social
circus—a movement that brings kids together and facilitates social justice
through circus arts. Cynthia Levinson follows the child-stars of two
professional circuses: Circus Harmony in St. Louis and Circus Galilee in Israel.
The young performers are forced to see past class, religion, and ethnicity, and
the result is a beautiful display of young athleticism and teamwork.
Written by Fred Bowen
Sportsmanship is sometimes harder to maintain than
we may think. In Out of Bounds, Nate
must make the pivotal decision about whether to continue playing after an
opponent in his soccer game is injured; the lessons he and his team learn
afterwards will stay with them forever.
Bumpers vs. the Perfect Little Turkey,
Written by Bill Harley and Illustrated by Adam Gustavson
It is Thanksgiving time in the Bumpers household,
and Charlie is not very happy about his cousin, Chip, coming into town. Charlie
must learn how to handle his rambunctious cousin and maybe even discover the
true meaning of family.
Coal Mine Dog,
Written by Alison Hart and Michael Montgomery
This suspenseful tale follows Finder and his owner,
Thomas, as they head below ground to work in the coal mines. Although Finder’s
is not renowned for his bravery, a catastrophic fire puts this sweet,
tawny-colored dog into action, and his loyalty transforms him into a true hero.
Believarexic, Written by J.J. Johnson
This semi-autobiographical work chronicles the life
of Jennifer, a young girl struggling with bulimia, anorexia, depression, and
more. As Jennifer works to overcome her issues, she must also convince her
family of their very existence
hope that you are as excited about these new titles as we are! Don’t miss our
first New Book Wednesday of the summer on July 8th Lilliput.