Titles You Might Have Missed This Fall

Here’s a roundup of some delightful titles that we don’t want you to miss!

Mouse in the House

  • Interest Level: Preschool – Grade 3    
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Mr. and Mrs. Homeowner have a mouse in their house, and they want it gone. Big chief mouse-catcher, Mr. Bosh, and assistant mouse-catcher, Mr. Bumble, arrive on the scene. They try all the old tricks: setting a trap, bringing in a (big!) cat, inviting an elephant around . . . but the mouse is always one step ahead.

From Maybe to Forever: An Adoption Story

  • Interest Level: Preschool – Grade 2  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Waiting for a baby brother or sister is hard to do when you aren’t sure what when happen or when. It helps when you can tell yourself a story about how a maybe baby can become your very own little sister or brother. Told from an older sister’s point of view, this is an endearing story about adoption.

Behind the Scenes with Marsai Martin

From the Series Teen Strong

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 – Grade 8    
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

At age five, Marsai Martin started acting in commercials. Before long, she earned a role on the TV show Black-ish, which has earned her awards and national attention. The next steps were to produce her own movie and start her own production company. These accomplishments have forged Marsai into a strong teenager. This title examines Marsai’s life and teaches more about the entertainment industry through narrative text, engaging photos, and graphics. Readers will come away inspired to get creative and be Teen Strong.

At just 32 pages, Full Tilt Fast Reads help striving middle school readers build reading stamina and stay engaged with high-interest low-level content and dynamic topics.


“It’s a rare feat: a wordless picture book in which the absence of text intensifies the stories it tells. . . . A raw, startling portrait of migration.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten – Grade 3    
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

The migrants must leave the forest. Borders are crossed, sacrifices made, loved ones are lost. It takes such courage to reach the end. At last the journey is over and the migrants arrive. This is the new place.

With forceful simplicity, Migrants narrates the journey of a group of animals leaving a leafless forest. Borders must be crossed, sacrifices made, loved ones left behind.

Watanabe takes extraordinary care to show the individuality and humanity of each migrant—through the detailed patterns on their clothing, their care of each other as they set up camp, the symbol of the blue ibis showing the connection between past and future, life and death.

I’ll Believe You When . . . Unbelievable Idioms from Around the World

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten – Grade 2    
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

You’ve probably heard the expression “when pigs fly,” but have you heard the Spanish phrase “when frogs grow hair” or the Yoruba saying “when chicken have teeth”? This fun-filled collection of idioms from around the world includes expressions in ten languages . . . all of them sure to put a smile on any child’s face.

P.K. Subban: Fighting Racism to Become a Hockey Superstar and Role Model for Athletes of Color

From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 – Grade 12    
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

“Hockey fans, or anyone inspired by how perseverance leads to success, will be inspired by Subban’s story.” — Booklist

P.K. Subban is a remarkable athlete and role model. Initially drafted in 2007 to the Montreal Canadiens, P.K. now plays for the New Jersey Devils. He’s set records and won the Norris Trophy, the highest honor in hockey for a defenseman. Often the center of controversy, he is the pride of many fans and a hero to young athletes of color. His stand against racism relies more on actions to support others than on relating his own experiences. He is known to have made the largest donation to charity by a Canadian athlete in history, and works to build an understanding between at-risk youth and law enforcement across North America.

The Knight Who Might
  • Interest Level: Preschool – Grade 3   
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

The Knight Who Might tries really hard to be a knight, but things don’t always go to plan—even with a magic horse, sword, and helmet! However, when The Knight Who Might spots a knight competition advertised, he sees his chance to show the world what a positive attitude can do!

This laugh-out-loud story is all about positive attitude and giving it a go, even when you are bound to fail. A silly story written by prolific author Lou Treleaven and illustrated by Kyle Beckett.

Boo Loves Books
  • Interest Level: Preschool – Grade 1  
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

Phoebe is nervous about reading—she is embarrassed that she will say things wrong, so she just doesn’t read at all. When Mrs. Spinelli’s class goes on a field trip to the animal shelter to practice reading there, Phoebe is paired with Big Boo, who is scared of her like she’s scared of reading. When she starts reading, Big Boo and Phoebe warm up to each other and the two turn their fears into a positive experience.


From the Series Everybody Feels . . .

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten – Grade 2    
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

Have you ever felt worried about doing well at school? Do you ever feel anxious at the thought of doing new things? Read about Ava and Noah and what they did when they felt worried. This book focuses on worrying and all the feelings that this common emotion stirs up. The two stories, told from a child’s point of view, help children identify and understand their feelings through everyday scenarios. Through questions for the reader and advice, this books helps guide them and gently teaches them how to manage or overcome anxiety.

The Case of the Clicking Clock: Solving Mysteries Through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math

From the Series Jesse Steam Mysteries

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 – Grade 5  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

A summer trip to her grandparents’ house was going great until Jesse gets caught up in a mystery in the attic. When she encounters a pair of spooky green eyes during a lightning storm, Jesse sets out to use engineering skills to solve the Case of the Clicking Clock.

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