New September Youth Books
New books for kids and teens coming out in September listed here!
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The antiracist kitchen : 21 stories (and recipes)
An anthology featuring stories and recipes from racialized authors about food, culture and resistance. What if talking about racism was as easy as baking a cake, frying plantains or cooking rice? The Antiracist Kitchen: 21 Stories (and Recipes) is a celebration of food, family, activism and resistance in the face of racism. In this anthology featuring stories and recipes from 21 diverse and award-winning North American children's authors, the authors share the role of food in their lives and how it has helped fight discrimination, reclaim culture and celebrate people with different backgrounds. They bring personal and sometimes difficult experiences growing up as racialized people. Chopped, seared, marinated and stewed, The Antiracist Kitchen highlights the power of sitting down to share a meal and how that simple act can help bring us all together. Featuring recipes and stories from S.K. Ali, Bryan Patrick Avery, Ruth Behar, Marty Chan, Ann Yu-Kyung Choi, Hasani Claxton, Natasha Deen, Reyna Grande, Deidre Havrelock, Jennifer de Leon, Andrea J. Loney, Janice Lynn Mather, Linda Sue Park, Danny Ramadan, Sarah Raughley, Waubgeshig Rice, Rahma Rodaah, Andrea Rogers, Simran Jeet Singh, Ayelet Tsabari and Susan Yoon.
Doña Quixote. Rise of the knight
Terciero, Rey, author.
A young girl in Texas is obsessed with becoming a modern-day knight and thwarting supernatural evil.
When eleven-year-old Micah's grandfather goes missing, her instincts lead her to the off-limits Finch House, but when a boy named Theo invites her in, Micah realizes she cannot leave and must convince the house to let her go.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights Graphic Novel Collection Vol. 3 (Five Nights at Freddy?s Graphic Novel #3)
Green, Shari, 1963-
Thirteen-year-old Jonah is determined to prove that anxiety won't stop him from succeeding as his hockey team's goalie.
Into the bright open : a Secret garden remix
Dimaline, Cherie, 1975- author
In this queer reimaging of The secret garden, fifteen-year-old orphan Mary sets off to live in the Georgian Bay wilds where she discovers family secrets both wonderful and horrifying.
InvestiGators. 7, All tide up
Green, John Patrick, 1975-, author, illustrator
When a cruise captain is found drifting at sea and delirious, the search begins for his missing ship and passengers! Did it sink? Was it boat-napped? Are supernatural forces at play? And can the InvestiGators unravel this maritime mystery before a second cruise befalls a similarly unfathomable fate?
Thummler, Brenna, author, artist.
"Marjorie Glatt's life was forever changed the day she discovered a group of ghosts hiding in her family's laundromat. One of those ghosts was Wendell: a lonely phantom turned Marjorie's best friend. When he and Marjorie are joined by ghost-enthusiast Eliza Duncan, the three friends band together in friendship, bravery, and all things paranormal. Wendell died far too young and now must wander the Land of Humans with nothing more than a sheet for a body. He knows how he died--a tragic drowning accident--but lately he's grown curious about his past life. He wants to know more about why he died, not just how he died. It's not easy, though, since Wendell's memory of his human life has grown increasingly blurry. With Marjorie and Eliza's help, they set out on a journey to find out more. When they hear a rumor about Wendell's death, they wonder if it might not have been an accident after all. Meanwhile, Marjorie and Eliza's friendship is tested when Marjorie starts to befriend the very people who used to bully Eliza. In the third and final installment of the Sheets trilogy, Wendell will finally uncover the truth of his human life. Marjorie and Eliza will learn that some people really can change. Most of all, they start to see that everything can cast shadows, but if you look hard enough, you can find the light."-- Provided by publisher.
Maid for it
When her mother is injured in a car accident, twelve-year-old Franny tries to keep their fragile world intact by taking over her mom's cleaning jobs.
Mama's sleeping scarf
Grace-James, Nwa, author
Chino loves the scarf that her mama ties around her hair at night. But when Mama leaves for the day, what happens to her scarf? Chino takes it on endless adventures! Peeking through the colorful haze of the silky scarf, Chino and her toy bunny can look at her whole family as they go through their routines.
The mossheart's promise
Mix, Rebecca, author.
Twelve-year-old fairy Canary Mossheart knows this better than most. A few years ago, the mold took her papa, and even her famous, former-chosen-one Gran never found a cure. So when Ary's beloved mama falls ill, Ary decides it's taken enough. Armed with only a bucket and a prayer, she sneaks out to find a magical, underground lake whose healing waters are straight out of Gran's adventures. But when Ary gets there, the lake's bone dry, and instead of healing waters, she finds a terrifying secret: Her entire world is actually trapped inside a giant terrarium--one they were meant to leave centuries ago. Worse, Gran knew and hid the truth, dooming Ary and her generation to a dying, rotting world. Now, allied with only her doomsday-obsessed frenemy, a timid pill bug, and a particularly grumpy newt, Ary has one week to unravel the clues and find a way out of the terrarium--or they'll be trapped for good.
The most magnificent maker's A to Z
Spires, Ashley, 1978- author, illustrator
Award-winning and bestselling author-illustrator Ashley Spires takes readers on an inspirational alphabet journey, as our favorite characters from THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING introduce all the words little makers need to know. This informational picture book gives young kids and their grown-ups vocabulary that will help them on their creative journeys, touching on themes such as growth mindset, imagination, innovation, mistakes and perseverance, so that they, too, can make something MAGNIFICENT one day (maybe even minus the meltdown!).
Nothing else but miracles
"Living on their own on Manhattan's Lower East Side while their Pop is off fighting in World War II, twelve-year-old Dory Byrne and her brothers discover an abandoned hotel that proves a perfect hideout just when they need it most."-- Provided by publisher.
Graves, Byron, author.
This compelling debut novel by new talent Byron Graves tells the relatable, high-stakes story of a young athlete determined to play like the hero his Ojibwe community needs him to be.
Faruqi, Saadia, author
It's hard enough being a kid without being teased for a funny sounding name or wearing a hijab. From Saadia Faruqi and Shazleen Khan comes a relatable, funny, and heart-wrenchingly honest story of Muslim American siblings learning how to build each other up in a world that is too often unkind.
Shamus the Urban Rez Dog, P.I.
Gentile, Leslie, 1959- author
"Jewellery is missing from the store where the mom from an Indigenous family works and she's the main suspect. With Shamus's help, the kids set out to catch the real thief, with surprising and hilarious results, including a false closet wall, a lucky bowling ball, and a vicious poodle named Hepzibah"-- Provided by publisher.
Sueño Bay adventures. 4, Candle Point
Deas, Mike, 1982- author, illustrator.
"In this graphic novel for early middle readers, a young girl sets off a dangerous chain of events when she disturbs mysterious crystals in an effort to help an abandoned Moon Creature"-- Provided by publisher.
Yang, Kelly, author.
"Mia Tang is at the top of her game! She's spending winter break with Mom, Lupe, Jason, and Hank in San Francisco's Chinatown! Rich with history and hilarious aunties and uncles, it's the place to find a great story--one she hopes to publish while attending journalism camp at the Tribune. But this trip has as many bumps as the hills of San Francisco... 1. Mia's camp is full of older kids, with famous relatives, fancy laptops, and major connections! Can she compete with just her pen and passion? 2. Lupe'sthinking about skipping ahead to college! Will Mia ever get a chance to just chill with her best friend? 3. Jason's crushing hard on a new girl. For the first time ever, Mia is speechless...and jealous. Can she find the courage to tell Jason--gulp--that she has a crush on him? Even for the best writers, it's not always easy to find the right words. But if anyone can tell a top story, it's Mia Tang!"-- Provided by publisher.