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New Children’s Books for September 14, 2021

Hey readers! I’m back with another batch of new children’s book releases!

Niki Nakayama: A Chef’s Tale in 13 Bites by Debbie Michiko Florence, Jamie Michalak and Yuko Jones

In this picture book biography of Japanese-American chef Niki Nakayama, her story is told using the structure of a traditional kaiseki meal.

Beautifully Me by Nabela Noor Nabi H. Ali

In this vibrant picture book, Zubi is looking forward to her first day in school until she sees her mom looking at herself in the mirror and worrying about being “too big”. Then Zubi also begins to wonder if there’s something wrong with her body too.

Bad Sister by Charise Mericle Harper

In this graphic novel, Charise’s usual good behavior begins to go downhill when her baby brother Daniel is born. In fact, despite being so good at other things, Charise is a bad sister. On purpose. And when she goes too far, she has to figure out if she can redeem herself or if she can even be forgiven for it.

A Soft Place to Land by Janae Marks

When money troubles force Joy and her family to move to a tiny apartment, she finds refuge in a secret spot known as the Hideout. And she begins exchanging mystery letters with another kid in the building. But when her partner stops writing back, Joy’s determined to figure out who they are and what’s happened to them.

Paradise on Fire by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Addy’s parents were killed in a fire, and she was left to be raised by her grandmother. When she’s sent to a summer wilderness camp, Addy learns numerous survival skills, and then there’s a massive forest fire.

Until next week!