October 2018 Kids’ Picks

October Kids PicksLooking for a good read for your child? Don’t miss these upcoming releases!

roosterRooster Wore Skinny Jeans by Jessie Miller & Barbara Bakos (out 10/1)
Rooster is so excited when his new skinny jeans arrive: the sparkling stitching, a striking gold hue, and the indigo denim, a dazzling blue! But what will the other animals think of his stunning new style?

even superheroesEven Superheroes Make Mistakes by Shelly Becker & Eda Kaban (out 10/2)
A blundering, bungling band of young superheroes demonstrates how to get smart by courageously admitting to and correcting mistakes before promptly resuming efforts to save the world, in a lively follow-up to Even Superheroes Have Bad Days.

everlasting noraEverlasting Nora by Marie Miranda Cruz (out 10/2)
Forced to move to a Philippines shantytown when her father is tragically killed, 12-year-old Nora rediscovers the compassion of the human spirit when a new friend and his kindhearted grandmother support her search for her missing mother

dear sisterDear Sister by Alison McGhee & Joe Bluhm (out 10/2)
Brother chronicles life with his frequently-annoying Sister, from the time she is born until she is ten and he leaves for college, through a series of letters and drawings.

the hen who sailedThe Hen Who Sailed Around the World: A True Story by Guirec Soudée (out 10/2)
Guirec Soudée sails around the world on his yacht Yvinec accompanied by a red hen called Monique. At age 22, he crossed the Atlantic Ocean alone. At 23, he went 130 days without assistance stuck in ice near Greenland. At 24, he became the youngest navigator in the world to cross the Northwest Passage alone! He and Monique are currently crossing the Pacific Ocean.

in your shoesIn Your Shoes by Donna Gephart (out 10/9)
An anxious boy devoted to his family’s bowling center in spite of his phobias and a girl whose dreams of happily-ever-after are challenged by her residence above her uncle’s funeral home use their imaginations to help each other find new beginnings.

thirty minutesThirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot’s World War II Story by Marc Tyler Nobleman & Melissa Iwai (out 10/9)
In this important and moving true story of reconciliation after war, beautifully illustrated in watercolor, a Japanese pilot bombs the continental U.S. during WWII—the only enemy ever to do so—and comes back 20 years later to apologize.

dragons in a bagDragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott (out 10/23)
A witch neighbor enlists young Jaxon and his friends to help deliver a clutch of baby dragons to the safe magical world where they belong, a quest that is thrown into chaos by the trio’s inability to follow strict dragon-care rules.

the united states of sportsUnited States of Sports: An Atlas of Teams, Stats, Stars, and Facts for Every State in America by Sports Illustrated Kids (out 10/23)
A highly visual tour of the sports that can be found in America’s 50 states profiles each state for its major arenas, stadiums, halls of fame, landmarks, teams and athletic heroes.

crushCrush by Svetlana Chmakova (out 10/30)
Jorge seems to have it all together. He’s big enough that nobody really messes with him, but he’s also a genuinely sweet guy with a solid, reliable group of friends. The only time he ever really feels off his game is when he crosses paths with a certain girl… But when the group dynamic among the boys starts to shift, will Jorge be able to balance what his friends expect of him versus what he actually wants?