New Releases: Books Published October 10, 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.


Imagine That! How Dr. Seuss Wrote The Cat in the Hat  
 by Judy Sierra, 
illustrated by Kevin Hawkes 
(Random House, $17.99)
First graders wondered how Dr. Seuss came up with his famous early reader The Cat in the Hat. Judy Sierra (B.B. Wolf) answered, with Kevin Hawkes (Library Lion) illustrating the process by the beloved classic author/illustrator Theodore Geisel aka Dr. Seuss.
Ages 3+
Bizzy Mizz Lizzie 
by David Shannon 
(Blue Sky Press, $17.99)
Adorable new book from the creator of No, David! Bizzy Mizz Lizzy needs to learn to stop and smell the flowers every once in a while – don’t we all? Readers will love looking through all the detailed illustrations for the bee references! Ages 4+
Great Big Things 
by Kate Hoefler,
illustrated by
Noah Klocek 
(HoughtonMifflin, $17.99)
An astoundingly simple and beautiful book about the lengths we will go for love. Sparse lyrical text combined with gorgeous warm illustrations make this quiet read a perfect story. Ages 4+
The Wolf, The Duck,  
& The Mouse  
by Mac Barnett,  
illustrated by Jon Klassen

  (Candlewick, $17.99)
Expect the unexpected in this tale of a wolf who swallows a duck and a mouse who refuse to be eaten. For fans of Klassen’s Hat series, written by the equally clever Barnett; their first book together, Extra Yarn, won a Caldecott Honor. Ages 5+
Spy School Secret Service
by Stuart Gibbs
(Simon & Schuster, $16.99) 
This new Spy School novel sees Ben on a mission to save the President of the United States. Though this is supposed to be his first solo mission, a good spy must know when to call in reinforcements. Ages 8+
All the Crooked Saints  
by Maggie Stiefvater 
(Scholastic, $19.99) 
Three cousins – 2 guys, 1 girl – are at the heart of this novel about miracles, magic, and the mischief we create in a town known for devils and saints.
Ages 8+
Alex Rider #11: Never Say Die  
by Anthony Horowitz 
 (Philomel, $17.99)
Favorite teen spy, Alex Rider, is BACK! Four years since the last novel but set only a few weeks after the events in Scorpia Rising, Alex is off on a new adventure full of the cryptic clues and spinetingling action this best-selling series is known for. Ages 10+
Great American Dust Bowl    
written & illustrated by  
Don Brown 
(Houghton Mifflin, $9.99) 
A graphic novel exploring the events leading up to the Dust Bowl and the devastating aftermath affecting the life of the people on the Southern Plains. Ages 12+
Turtles All the Way Down 
by John Green 
(Dutton, $16.99)
The much-anticipated return of John Green! His first novel since The Fault in Our Stars. Romance, friendship, a mystery, and a whole lot of money tell the story of 16-year-old Ava. Ages 14+

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