November 2019 Kids’ Picks!

nov kids picks

 

November 5th

 

when i grow up

 

When I Grow Up by Sean Covy and Stacy Curtis

 

Learn to begin with the end in mind along with the 7 Oaks gang in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read edition of the second book in the 7 Habits of Happy Kids series from Sean Covey and Stacy Curtis. Tagalong Allie can’t wait to grow up. She is going to fly to the moon, go to work, be a mom, and maybe even be president. But to accomplish all of that, she must first brush her teeth, go to bed, and start the day all over again! With short lyrical text, each of the Level 2 Ready-to-Reads in this winning series focuses on one habit.

 
 

atlas of ocean adventures

 

Atlas of Ocean Adventures by Lucy Letherland and Emily Hawkins

 

Set your spirit of adventure free with this journey to the world’s great oceans, discovering the diversity of life that exists in the deep blue sea. Whether you’re travelling long haul with leatherback turtles across the Pacific, snoozing with sea otters or ice bathing with a walrus, this book celebrates the very prescient topic of the world’s oceans with Lucy Letherland’s animal characters. A natural history lesson in an adventure book, each spread features 10 captions and and facts about every destination. The 5th title in the best-selling Atlas of Adventures series that has now been translated into 31 languages.

 
 

boy with the butterfly mind

 

The Boy With the Butterfly Mind by Victoria Williamson

 

Jamie Lee just wants to be normal but his ADHD isn’t making it easy. If only he could control his butterfly mind he’d have friends, be able to keep out of trouble and he could live with his mom, not be sent to stay with his dad. Elin Watts just wants to be perfect. If she could be the best student and daughter possible, then maybe her dad would leave his new family and come back to live with Elin and her mom, happily ever after. When Jamie and Elin’s families blend, the polar opposites of chaotic Jamie and ordered Elin collide. As their lives spiral out of control, Jamie and Elin discover that they’re actually more alike than they’d admit. Maybe there’s no such thing as normal, or perfect. And perhaps, just like families, happy-ever-afters come in all shapes and sizes. Uplifting and moving, The Boy with the Butterfly Mind is an inspiring story of acceptance, blended families, and discovering that in the end, being yourself is more than enough.

 
 

 
 

November 14th

 
 

friends rock

 

Friends Rock by Heather Ayris Burnell and Hazel Quintanilla

 

Yeti loves playing on the swing. Unicorn would like a turn. Unicorn loves eating peaches. Yeti would like to try one. Unicorn and Yeti find a sparkly rock. They would both like to take it home. Can these magical friends discover how to share? These laugh-out-loud stories with full-color artwork and easy-to-read text throughout are perfect for new readers! This series is part of Scholastic’s early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-color artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow!

 
 

aminas voice

 

Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan

 

Amina has never been comfortable in the spotlight. She is happy just hanging out with her best friend, Soojin. Except now that she’s in middle school everything feels different. Soojin is suddenly hanging out with Emily, one of the “cool” girls in the class, and even talking about changing her name to something more “American.” Does Amina need to start changing too? Or hiding who she is to fit in? While Amina grapples with these questions, she is devastated when her local mosque is vandalized. Amina’s Voice brings to life the joys and challenges of a young Pakistani American and highlights the many ways in which one girl’s voice can help bring a diverse community together to love and support each other.

 
 

November 19th

 
 

i see

 

I See by Joe Cepeda

 

I see an ant. I see a snail. I see a butterfly. I see a nest. I see eggs. I see birds.
With high-energy artwork by an award-winning author-illustrator, this book is perfect for first-time readers and kindergarten readers.

 
 

exceptional men in black history

 

Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison and Kwesi Johnson

 

An important book for readers of all ages, this beautifully illustrated and engagingly written volume brings to life true stories of black men in history. Among these biographies, readers will find aviators and artists, politicians and pop stars, athletes and activists. The exceptional men featured include artist Aaron Douglas, civil rights leader John Lewis, dancer Alvin Ailey, filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, musician Prince, photographer Gordon Parks, tennis champion Arthur Ashe, and writer James Baldwin. The legends in this book span centuries and continents, but what they have in common is that each one has blazed a trail for generations to come.

 
 

 
 

November 26

 
 

bathtime battle

 

The Bathtime Battle by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and Leuyen Pham

 

The Princess in Black is in a very stinky situation. A foul cloud is plaguing the goat pasture, and it smells worse than a pile of dirty diapers or a trash can on a hot summer day. But every time the Princess in Black and her friend the Goat Avenger manage to get rid of the odor, they accidentally blow it to another kingdom! Other masked heroes and their trusty companions show up to help, but how do you battle a stench when your ninja moves fail? Fans with a nose for slapstick will be tickled to see the six stalwart friends join their wits to take on an impossibly beastly stink.

 
 

lego creations from space

 

Incredible Lego Creations from Space by Sarah Dees

 

Turn your bucket of LEGO® bricks into fun new space expeditions—complete with epic spaceships, kooky aliens and cool vehicles! Bestselling author and unmatched LEGO® mastermind Sarah Dees is back with 25 new, out-of-this-world projects to launch playtime to a whole new level. Every amazing LEGO® creation in this book is assembled from bricks you already own, and comes with step-by-step instructions, detailed picture guides and helpful parts lists. While building your epic LEGO® landscapes, get to know the fun adventure stories that go along with them. Each chapter has a lovable, rag-tag team of fearless space explorers, daring astronauts, smart scientists and dangerous aliens to explore and travel with. Don’t just build endless, incredible galaxies—customize them! Upgrade your speedy Sky Hawk Cruiser with a fresh green coat. Give your Cragulon Aliens a makeover with crazy purple heads. These unique projects will guide you through the magic and wonder of the universe, so you can discover a whole new world of fun at your fingertips.