New Children's Books October 2023

Updated October 2, 2023
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The greatest kid in the world
Anderson, John David
From the beloved author of Posted comes the story of Zeke Stahls--a thoroughly average twelve-year-old who somehow finds himself in a competition to be named the World's Greatest Kid. Zeke Stahls is not the best kid in the world. Some days he struggles just to be good. He'd rather be...
Together we swim
Bolling, Valerie
A joyful, encouraging ode to a mother and son's relationship and the unforgettable experience of a child's first swimming lessons.   Jumping into the water can be more than a little scary! But with Mom's steady arms there's no fear of sinking....
Level up 2024: an AFK Book
Catalysed Productions
Gear up for the ultimate annual video game guide! Level Up 2024 is brimming with tips and tricks on the year's hottest games! Get set for crazy year of gaming with this mega guide to all the year's best! Level Up 2024 is your one-stop-shop guide to all the coolest games and...
Eyewitness Encyclopedia of Everything
Dorling Kindersley Ltd. (COR)
Packed with striking photography and the topics kids love most, this is the fundamental guide to the world around you. The world's greatest record-breakers, most remarkable animals, inspiring history-makers, and cutting-edge technology are all here, in one utterly unputdownable...
Truly, madly, sheeply
Frederick, Heather Vogel
The Pumpkin Falls Private Eyes face a pumpkin snatcher and a haunted farm in the fourth and final "cozy mystery" (Booklist) of the Edgar Award-nominated middle grade series from the author of the beloved Mother-Daughter Book Club books. It's autumn in New England and Truly...
Good Night Classics : A Fairy-Tale Journey Through God's Good News
Fritz, C. S.
Classic fairy tales are full of God's truth--you just have to know where to look.In Good Night Classics, celebrated author and illustrator C. S. Fritz uses beloved fairy tales to tell the story of God's good news for the world. Families will learn about honesty, contentment, obedience,...
What goes on inside a beaver pond?
Gop, Becky Cushing
Dive into the fascinating world of beavers--the swimmers, builders, and engineers of the animal kingdom! ​What Goes on inside a Beaver Pond? takes kids ages 8 to 10 on a journey through a year in the life of a young beaver (called a "kit"). This...
Graff, Lisa
Back to the Future meets When You Reach Me in this powerful novel by National Book Award nominee Lisa Graff, in which a young girl is able to make sense of the present--and change her future--by meeting her father in the past. As far as twelve-year-old McKinley O...
What's inside a caterpillar cocoon? : and other questions about moths & butterflies
Ignotofsky, Rachel
With warm and heart-fluttering illustrations, discover the next nonfiction picture book about butterflies and moths from the creator of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science! Butterflies soar in the sunlight. While moths flutter under the moon and stars.
Lewis-Jones, Huw
McKetta, Elisabeth Sharp
"None of us is likely to forget the 'virustime,' but feisty, funny, resourceful, creative Arden (along with her quirky family and motley crew of rescue dogs) is a comforting and inspiring reminder that the worst of times can bring out the best in us. Ark will help...
Rash, Andy
A boy and his dad experience a total solar eclipse in this heartwarming picture book by author and illustrator Andy Rash. Shimmering rays shine around the moon. I try not to blink. We are in the perfect place at the perfect time. After hearing about the...
The story of Gumluck the wizard
Rex, Adam
FIVE STARRED REVIEWS!    "Adorable."--Shelf Awareness, starred review "Readers will fall in love with [Gumluck]."--School Library Journal, starred review  "Silly and heartfelt."--Publishers...
Bone. More tall tales
Smith, Jeff
Jeff Smith's bestselling, award-winning BONE saga returns with this hilarious companion to Tall Tales! Smiley Bone, Fone Bone, and their Rat Creature pal, Bartleby, take a group of young scouts to a legendary landmark that the Bone cousins found when they were kids. They share...
The hidden world of gnomes
Soloy, Lauren
A delightful introduction and collection of facts about the secret lives of gnomes that will charm and fascinate readers of all ages. This book is an introduction to the hidden folk called gnomes, who live in a happy place they call The Pocket. Where is The Pocket, you ask? ...
The Improbable Tales of Baskerville Hall
Standish, Ali.
"A tantalizing playground for inquisitive minds." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A well-paced, exciting story in which stalwart heroes attempt to outwit inscrutable villains...Readers who love period mysteries and adventure stories are sure to enjoy the experience." --ALA Booklist...
I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (I Survived Graphic Novel #8)
Tarshis, Lauren.
A gripping graphic novel adaptation of Lauren Tarshis's bestselling I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 with text adapted by Georgia Ball and art by Leo Trinidad. Nathaniel Fox never imagined he'd find himself in the middle of a blood-soaked battlefield, fighting for his...
Problem solved!
Thomas, Jan
Rabbit hopes Pete the Problem-Solving Porcupine can get her out of a bind only to wind up with more issues than she started with in this hilarious and relatable picture book. Rabbit has a problem! Her room is a mess. Luckily, Pete the Problem-Solving Porcupine shows up just in...
Who I am : words I tell myself
Verde, Susan
When the unkind voice gets loud and I feel down, I can tell myself: I am enough. In this world, I matter. We all have rough days: tough times when we feel down and an unkind voice in our mind can make us feel disappointed in ourselves. But we can talk back to that...
The sharing book
White, Dianne
A simple story about the little acts of sharing and kindness that make a day special. A hand is perfect for holding. A smile is just right for hello. A pinkie is waiting to promise and FRIENDS, best friends, are for sharing.

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