With winter approaching and people spending more time indoors, it can sometimes be difficult to keep kids entertained. Luckily, books pay no mind to the seasons, making every day a great day to take up a reading adventure. Check out these new book releases that are sure to keep kids warm all winter long!
Tidesong by Wendy Xu is a graphic novel that follows young, novice witch Sophie on a quest to improve her powers. Enrolled in the best magic school in the realm, Royal Magic Academy, Sophie is sent to live with her Cousin Sage and Great-Aunt Lan who she’s never met. After a magical attempt to prove her skills goes awry, Sophie finds herself trapped on an island with a water dragon named Lir. Lir has the powers to help Sophie pass her entrance exams and prove herself as a worthy witch, but at the cost of his own memory. Readers ages 8-12 can follow along as Sophie grapples with the decisions before her — to help out her new friend or to help out herself.
I Don’t Want to Read this Book is a hilarious picture book from the mind of New Girl actor Max Greenfield. For reluctant readers who are repulsed by the mere sight of words, Greenfield and illustrator Mike Lowery are making reading fun (or, at least, bearable) with laugh-out-loud humor and adorable images. This read-along is a great way for kids and parents alike to bond over a mutual disdain for reading!
A Sari for Ammi by Mamta Nainy and illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat takes readers into the home of a weaver’s family in Kaithoon, India. Sari is the most talented sari weaver in town, but the demand of her work means she never gets to wear them herself. Her two daughters admire her hard work and want to reward Ammi with a sari of her own. Realizing they don’t have enough money to buy one, the two girls must work together to find a solution. Including a glossary of Indian terms and a note about the saris of the Kaithoon region, this book is a colorful and heartwarming celebration of Indian culture for readers ages 4-8.
A Home Again by Colleen Rowan Kosinski explores the experience of moving out of a childhood home from a new perspective. Told from the point of view of the house, this heartfelt story with illustrations by Valeria Docampo shows readers that devastating goodbyes can lead to exciting, new hellos. When the house parts ways with the family that has occupied it with joyful memories for years, it’s not sure it will ever feel happiness again. However, with the arrival of two men, the house begins to feel hopeful that it can create a new family. Kids ages 3-7 can step inside this lively home to confront the complexities of change.
5 Worlds Book 5: The Emerald Gate by Mark and Alexis Siegel is the fifth and final book of the 5 Worlds series. In the last installment of the graphic sci-fi fantasy series, Oona and her friends must light the last beacon to save the 5 worlds. With an imminent battle looming, Oona, Jax, and An Tzu travel to the treacherous world of Grimbo in a search for the green light. Readers ages 8-12 can join the gang on their journey as they navigate unpredictable obstacles and, of course, unwanted encounters with the mischievous Stan Moon. This action-packed story is filled with excitement, betrayal, and friendship. Do Oona and her friends have what it takes to protect the 5 Worlds from evil?
All of these books will launch in November. Look for them on Amazon or at your local bookstores.