New Releases: Books Published September 26, 2017 for Children + Teens

Another Tuesday, another round of new releases!
Here are brief blurbs about some of my new favorite children’s picture books, middle grade novels, and teen reads that released today.
Click on each book cover to find out more.
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)   
by Dan Santat
(Roaring Brook, $17.99)
An adorable take on facing your fears using Humpty Dumpty as the ultimate example – will this avid birdwatcher ever again be able to spy the beaks he seeks after his terrible fall and new fear of heights? Ages 4+
Choo Choo (The Story of a Little Engine who Ran Away)  
by Virginia Lee Burton
(Houghton Mifflin, $17.99)
A beautiful hardcover reissue of a beloved children’s classic about a little engine. Now with a bonus audio track.
Ages 4+
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness  
by Susan Verde,
illustrated by  
Peter H. Reynolds 
(Abrams, $14.95)
From the same team behind I Am Yoga comes a book about mindfulness and meditation. You’re never too old or too young to take a deep breath in and let a deep breath out and be present in this very moment. Ages 4+
The Littlest Train 
by Chris Gall 
(Little, Brown, $17.99) 
From the creator of Dinotrux and for fans of Thomas the Tank Engine comes a new group of tiny toy train friends who are off on a big adventure. Ages 4+
Inspector Brunswick: The Case of the Missing Eyebrow
by Angela Keoghan,
illustrated by Chris Lam Sam  
(Tate, $16.95) 
You don’t often find mysteries in picture books, making this a new Broche favorite. Retro-style illustrations in a cool color palate combined with Victorian-era drama bring this charming first book in a new series to life.
Ages 5+
How to Be an Elephant   
by Katherine Roy
(Roaring Brook, $18.99) 
Lush, detailed watercolor illustrations explore what it’s like to be an African elephant in a heard, from newborn to parenthood.
Ages 7+
The Wolf Hour   
by Sara Lewis Holmes   
 (Arthur A. Levine, $16.99)
In the Puszcza forest, nothing is as it seems. You think the know the tale of Little Red Riding Hood, the Wolf in the forest, and the Woodcutter? Think again.  Hauntingly beautiful.
Ages 8+
The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine
by Mark Twain & Philip Stead,
illustrated by Erin Stead
(Doubleday, $24.99)
From the Caldecott Award-winning Steads and Mark Twain comes a tale unlike any other; an illustrated novel sure to be an instant classic!
Ages 8+
(30th Anniversary Edition)  
by Gary Paulsen, illustrations by Drew Willis 
(Simon & Schuster, $9.99) 
This Newbery Honor-winner is 30 years old! Celebrate with this anniversary edition which includes a new introduction and commentary by the author, illustrations, and a water resistant cover.
Ages 10+
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
(10th Anniversary Edition)

by Sherman Alexie,
illustrated by Ellen Forney
(Little, Brown, $20.99)

Told in prose, diary entries, comic sketches, and other formats, Alexie’s first non-adult book won that National Book Award. This anniversary edition includes an introduction by Jacqueline Woodson, a new author’s note, and an excerpt from the sequel. Ages 13+

There’s Someone Inside Your House

by Stephanie Perkins
(Dutton, $17.99)
A fresh take on a teenage slasher story featuring a Hawaiian girl transplanted to Nebraska. When all of her high school friends start dying, she is forced to face some secrets from her past.
Ages 13+
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
by Leigh Bardugo, illustrated by Sara Kipin  
A new collection of short stories set in the Grishaverse includes 3 previously released and 3 all-new tales continuing to explore the world filled with love and sacrifice.
Ages 13+

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