November 2018 Kids’ Picks

November Kids Picks

Check out these 10 cool books coming out this month!

No Boring Stories! by Julie Falatko & Charles Santoso (out 11/6)
A group of misfits takes a stand against sweet, cuddly, boring stories in this picture book by the critically acclaimed author of the Snappsy the Alligator series, Julie Falatko.

No Slam Dunk by Mike Lupica (out 11/6)
In Annapolis, Maryland, seventh-grader Wes is a good teammate but this basketball season has been challenging because of his ball hog teammate Dinero, who is determined to steal the spotlight, and Wes’s army veteran father who is suffering from PTSD.

Ellie, Engineer: The Next Level by Jackson Pearce (out 11/6)
Assisting an elderly neighbor to make up for a disastrous first elevator build, aspiring engineer Ellie is unable to resist using her skills to create ingenious tools that the neighbor mistakenly credits as a boy’s work.

Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri (out 11/6)
Tiger is a very lucky kid: she has a monster living under her bed. Of course, Monster would never try to scare Tiger—that’s not what best friends do. So while Tiger sleeps, Monster scares all of her nightmares away. Thanks to her friend, Tiger has nothing but good dreams. But waiting in the darkness is a nightmare so big and mean that Monster can’t fight it alone. Only teamwork and a lot of bravery can chase this nightmare away.

Better You Than Me by Jessica Brody (out 11/13)
A tween superstar who longs for a normal life and her starstruck biggest fan magically switch places and happily embark on the experiences they thought they always wanted, before encountering unexpected realities.

It Wasn’t Me by Dana Alison Levy (out 11/13)
A middle-grade Breakfast Club tale finds six very different students transcending stereotypes to work together during a mandated detention when they are wrongly blamed for a vandalism incident.

Sweet Senior Pups: Tales of Rescue & Release by Kama Einhorn (out 11/20)
Photo-packed series explores the stories and science behind animal sanctuaries. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Visit the Senior Dog Sanctuary of Maryland to meet three very special old dogs—Mino, Buffy, and Jack—who are ready and waiting to make new families very happy.

I Do Not Like Books Anymore by Daisy Hirst (out 11/20)
A whimsical follow-up to Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do! finds younger monster Natalie declaring that she no longer likes books when she becomes frustrated by her first attempts at reading.

Sophie Johnson, Unicorn Expert by Morag Hood & Ella Okstad (out 11/20)
A self-proclaimed young unicorn expert dresses up her toys, stuffed animals and baby brother as unicorns and becomes so caught up in teaching others that she fails to notice a real unicorn hiding in plain sight.

Craftily Ever After: DIY Pet Shop by Martha Maker (out 11/27)
Volunteering at an animal shelter to prove to her parents that she is responsible enough for a puppy of her own, Emily is devastated when she discovers that she is allergic to dogs, a dilemma for which she is comforted by her creative friends