New Children's Titles
Black boy joy
A collection of stories, comics, and poems about the power of joy and the wonders of Black boyhood.
Thanks a lot, universe
by Lucas, Chad, author.
"Brian has always been anxious, whether at home, or in class, or on the basketball court. His dad tries to get him to stand up for himself and his mom helps as much as she can, but after he and his brother are placed in foster care, Brian starts having panic attacks. And he doesn't know if things will ever be normal again... Ezra's always been popular. He's friends with most of the kids on his basketball team--even Brian, who usually keeps to himself. But now, some of his friends have been acting differently, and Brian seems to be pulling away. Ezra wants to help, but he worries if he's too nice to Brian, his friends will realize that he has a crush on him... But when Brian and his brother run away, Ezra has no choice but to take the leap and reach out. Both boys have to decide if they're willing to risk sharing parts of themselves they'd rather hide. But if they can be brave, they might just find the best in themselves--and each other."--Provided by publisher.
The missing prince
by Flanagan, John (John Anthony), author.
Charged by Araluen's King Duncan to covertly rescue the Prince of Gallica from a politically ambitious baron, Will Treaty and his apprentice Maddie take to the road disguised as father and daughter jongleurs.
Battle of the bodkins
by Peirce, Lincoln, author, illustrator.
"Max struggles at knight school, but when evil in the form of bodkins threatens Byjovia, Max reunites the Midknights to save the kingdom"--
Minecraft: the mountain
by Brooks, Max, author.
Wandering a vast, icy tundra, the explorer has never felt more alone. Is there anything out here? Did I do the right thing by leaving the safety of my island? Should I give up and go back? So many questions, and no time to ponder—not when dark is falling and dangerous mobs are on the horizon. Gurgling zombies and snarling wolves lurk in the night, and they’re closing in. With nowhere to hide, the lone traveler flees up a mountain, trapped and out of options . . . until a mysterious figure arrives, fighting off the horde singlehandedly. The unexpected savior is Summer, a fellow castaway and master of survival in these frozen wastes. Excited to find another person in this strange, blocky world, the explorer teams up with Summer, whose impressive mountain fortress as a safe haven . . . for now. But teamwork is a new skill for two people used to working alone. If they want to make it home, they will have to learn to work together—or risk losing everything. Mojang Minecraft series
The last kids on Earth. Thrilling tales from the tree house
by Brallier, Max, author.
Publisher Annotation: The kids and their monster buddies are hanging out in the tree house, when Jack launches into an epic, totally-heroic, super rad story of one of his many post-apocalyptic adventures. Of course, after he's finished, everyone's eager to one-up his tale with a story of their own. Soon, Quint, Dirk, June and Skaelka, and even Globlet regale the group with sometimes outrageous, often hilarious details of their action-packed escapades during the monster-zombie apocalypse.
Hilo. Book 7, Gina, the girl who broke the world
by Winick, Judd, author.
"With the help of her friends DJ and Hilo, Gina protects magical beings who've just appeared on Earth from the creatures who are after them"--
The rock from the sky
by Klassen, Jon, author, illustrator.
Publisher Annotation: Here comes The Rock from the Sky, a hilarious meditation on the workings of friendship, fate, shared futuristic visions, and that funny feeling you get that there's something off somewhere, but you just can't put your finger on it. Merging broad visual suspense with wry wit, celebrated picture book creator Jon Klassen gives us a wholly original comedy for the ages.
The circles all around us
by Montague, Brad, author, illustrator.
Publisher Annotation: In the circles all around us, everywhere that we all go, there's a difference we can make and a love we can all show. This is the story of a circle. When we're first born, our circle is very small, but as we grow and build relationships, our circle keeps getting bigger and bigger to include family, friends, neighbors, community, and beyond. Brad Montague originally created Circles as an Instagram video adorably narrated by his kids, and now this picture book adaptation is the perfect way to start a conversation about how to expand our worlds--even if it seems scary or uncomfortable.
Marcus makes a movie
by Hart, Kevin, 1979- author.
Publisher Annotation: Stand-up comedian and Hollywood box-office hit Kevin Hart keeps the laughs coming in an illustrated middle-grade novel about a boy who has big dreams of making a blockbuster superhero film.
Time for school, Little Blue Truck
by Schertle, Alice, author.
Little Blue Truck and his good friend Toad are excited to meet a bright yellow school bus on the road. They see all the little animals lined up in the school bus's many windows, and Blue wishes he could be a school bus too. What a fun job-but much too big for a little pickup like Blue. Or is it? When somebody misses the bus, it's up to Blue to get his friend to school on time. Beep! Beep! Vroom!
Ace of spades
by Àbíké-Íyímídé, Faridah, author.
At Niveus Private Academy, Devon and Chiamaka are the only students chosen to be Senior Prefects who are also black, which makes them targets for a series of anonymous texts revealing their secrets to the entire student body. Both students were on track toward valedictorian and bright college futures, but this prank quickly turns into a very dangerous game and they are at more than one disadvantage as it looks like things could turn deadly.
by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, 1981- author.
Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex s first children s book, The Bench, beautifully captures the special relationship between father and son, as seen through a mother's eyes. The book s storytelling and illustration give us snapshots of shared moments that evoke a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion.
Secret, secret agent guy
by Bigwood, Kira, author.
"When a 007-year-old embarks on a bedtime mission called Operation Lollipop, he's prepared for every eventuality-except one"--