Summer is officially here, and we could not be more excited to reveal our new list of books coming out this fall! Over the next few months, we will reveal stories with fantastic adventures, misbehaving dogs, history-making poets, and brave heroes of all kinds. Make sure to check back in for our New Book Wednesdays every other week to see more details about these incredible books.
          
But first, we want to give you a preview of everything headed your way this fall:

New Picture Books

Poet, Written and Illustrated by Don Tate

Based on the life of George Moses Horton, Poet chronicles the life of a slave boy who has an insatiable love for words. Despite the many challenges he faces, George finds a way to break through the bonds of slavery and eventually become the first African-American man to publish a book in the South.


Stay!, Written and Illustrated by Alex Latimer

Taking care of a new dog can be exhausting, and Buster does not make it easy on his new family—he misbehaves all of the time! Ben’s family decides it is time for a vacation away, and Buster has to stay home with Grampa. While they are gone, both Ben and Buster learn a lesson or two in responsibility and how to listen.  


Claude in the Spotlight, Written and Illustrated by Alex T. Smith

Claude and Sir Bobblysock join a dance troupe, but when it is time to perform, they discover that being backstage is more frightening than they thought. Join Claude as he uncovers the truth about the legend of the theater ghost.


Stanley’s Diner, Written and Illustrated by William Bee

Stanley works hard to cook for all the hungry customers who come into his diner. Follow along with Stanley as he makes his way through a busy day!


About Habitats: Polar Regions, Written by Cathryn Sill and Illustrated by John Sill

In this installment of the About Habitats series, the Sills provide beautiful color, images, and words to explain which animals and plants thrive in polar environments.
New Middle Grade


Lilliput, Written by Sam Gayton and Illustrated by Alice Ratterree

Lemuel Gulliver returns to London after his travels with more than stories in tow; he brings back proof. Lily, the tiny but fierce Lilliputian, spends half of her life in a birdcage as Gulliver’s captive. In this adventurous tale, Lily must race against time to return to her family and break free from the clutches of Gulliver himself.


Watch Out for Flying Kids!, Written by Cynthia Levinson

Truly one of a kind, Watch Out for Flying Kids! takes readers inside the world of social circus—a movement that brings kids together and facilitates social justice through circus arts. Cynthia Levinson follows the child-stars of two professional circuses: Circus Harmony in St. Louis and Circus Galilee in Israel. The young performers are forced to see past class, religion, and ethnicity, and the result is a beautiful display of young athleticism and teamwork.


Out of Bounds, Written by Fred Bowen

Sportsmanship is sometimes harder to maintain than we may think. In Out of Bounds, Nate must make the pivotal decision about whether to continue playing after an opponent in his soccer game is injured; the lessons he and his team learn afterwards will stay with them forever. 


Charlie Bumpers vs. the Perfect Little Turkey, Written by Bill Harley and Illustrated by Adam Gustavson

It is Thanksgiving time in the Bumpers household, and Charlie is not very happy about his cousin, Chip, coming into town. Charlie must learn how to handle his rambunctious cousin and maybe even discover the true meaning of family.


Finder, Coal Mine Dog, Written by Alison Hart and Michael Montgomery

This suspenseful tale follows Finder and his owner, Thomas, as they head below ground to work in the coal mines. Although Finder’s is not renowned for his bravery, a catastrophic fire puts this sweet, tawny-colored dog into action, and his loyalty transforms him into a true hero.

New Young Adult


Believarexic, Written by J.J. Johnson

This semi-autobiographical work chronicles the life of Jennifer, a young girl struggling with bulimia, anorexia, depression, and more. As Jennifer works to overcome her issues, she must also convince her family of their very existence
            
We hope that you are as excited about these new titles as we are! Don’t miss our first New Book Wednesday of the summer on July 8th Lilliput.