Children & Teens Books of the Week

New in Hardcover
The King of Kindergarten Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524740740
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - July 2nd, 2019

Join The King of Kindergarten (Nancy Paulsen, $17.99) as he rules his first day of school with confidence and grace! Aided by Derrick Barnes’ energetic text and royal metaphors, and Vanessa Brantley-Newton’s vibrant and commanding illustrations, this book is a crowning achievement in back-to-school literary fare! Ages 3-5. Marc Villa


Blast from the Past
Click, Clack, Quack to School! (A Click Clack Book) Cover Image
By Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534414495
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - July 3rd, 2018

Summer has come to an end which means it's finally time to go Click, Clack, Quack to School (Caitlyn Dlouhy/Atheneum, $17.99). Farmer Brown receives a letter inviting all of the animals to visit Dinkelmeyer Elementary School. At first, the animals cluck and moo and oink with excitement—they've never been to school before! When Farmer Brown tells them that school is quiet and calm, the animals put on their best behavior. They arrive in the school's playground cool and collected. But when the youngsters emerge, hopping and jumping for joy, the animals join in the wild fun, proving that it's always best to be yourself. Readers will love revisiting author Doreen Cronin's bucolic world, brought further to life with Betsy Lewin's recognizable illustrations. Ages 3-6. Colette Whitney

YA Pick
All's Faire in Middle School Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525429999
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Published: Dial Books - September 5th, 2017

Imogene has grown up against the unique backdrop of the Florida Renaissance Faire: she’s learned the ins and outs of her mother’s shoppe and her father’s acting role as a heroic knight. Now, Imogene is ready to enter into two new daring chapters of her life: finally becoming a squire to her father’s character at the festival, and trading homeschooling for the confusing world of public middle school. After a run-in with the popular crowd, Imogene soon learns that school isn’t nearly as easy to navigate as the traditional stories of heroes and villains that have surrounded her since childhood. From Roller Girl author and Newbery Honoree Victoria Jamieson comes All’s Faire in Middle School (Dial, $12.99), a fast-paced, brightly illustrated graphic novel that every middle grade lad and lass will surely relate to. Ages 9-12. Allison Witten