Happy Book Birthday! New Picture Books, Graphic Novels, and YA

October 1 new releases

Discover great new books to read this October.

Picture Books


Dino-Dancing, written by Lisa Wheeler and illustrated by Barry Gott

The Paleo Theater is packed with cheering fans ready for a dino dance showdown. Who will take home the prize? This prehistoric dance competition will keep you on the edge of your seat!


View the title on Edelweiss.

Graphic Novels

Game for Adventure: Belinda the Unbeatable

Belinda the Unbeatable by Lee Nordling and Scott Roberts (Game for Adventure series)

Belinda’s upbeat. Her best friend, Barbara, is shy. But both of them are joining a magical game of musical chairs! When the music starts, the gym becomes a tricky, colorful obstacle course. Will their friendship keep them in the game?


★ “[A] wonderful addition to wordless comics for young readers.”—starred, Booklist 

★ “An excellent adventure for reluctant readers, fierce competitors, lovers of wordless tales . . .”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

Read an interview with illustrator Scott Roberts, and view this title on Edelweiss.

The Whisker Sisters: #1 May's Wild Walk

#1 May’s Wild Walk by Miss Paty (The Whiskers Sisters series)

When May, the littlest Whiskers Sister, gets trapped inside the letter carrier’s mailbag, she finds herself having a wild afternoon in the woods! Will May get home in time for her sisters’ party?


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Middle-Grade Novels

The Notations of Cooper Cameron middle-grade novel by Jane O'Reilly

The Notations of Cooper Cameron by Jane O’Reilly

After his grandfather dies, Cooper invents obsessive rituals to protect his loved ones from harm. But when his strange behavior causes family relationships to fray, Cooper vows to cure himself and bring his damaged family back together.

★ “Intricate, meticulous, unforgettable.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews 

★ “An unforgettable, much-needed story; a strong purchase for all collections.”—starred, School Library Journal

Read a sample chapter, and view this title on Edelweiss.

Master Diplexito and Mr. Scant: The Shanghai Incident

The Shanghai Incident by Bryan Methods (Master Diplexito and Mr. Scant series)

The pursuit of an international crime syndicate sends British vigilante butler Mr. Scant and his protégé Oliver on a globe-hopping trip. They travel from France to China, where they uncover a plot to overthrow the child emperor.

Read a sample chapter, and view this title on Edelweiss.

YA Novels

Paper Butterflies YA novel by Lisa Heathfield

Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield

June’s home life is a dark one—and a secret one. But when June meets Blister, a boy from a large, loving family, she finds hope that she can fly far away. Because she deserves her freedom. Doesn’t she?

A 2017 Carnegie Medal Nominee

Read a sample chapter, and view this title on Edelweiss.


On the Free by Coert Voorhees

When a mudslide sweeps away all but three members of a wilderness therapy trip, the remaining campers must fight to survive the elements, their demons, and each other.

Read a sample chapter, and view this title on Edelweiss.

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