The Kids Are All Right

New Children’s Books for September 21, 2021

Hey readers! I’m back with another week of new children’s books.

Change Sings by Amanda Gorman and Loren Long

This inspiring and lyrical picture book is the much-hyped, highly-anticipated work of inaugural poet Amanda Gorman. This is a magical call to action that reminds kids that they have the power to make change in the world.

Looking for a Jumbie by Tracey Baptiste and Amber Ren

In this spooky picture book, Naya sets off to find a Jumbie. Though her mom says they only exist in stories, Naya’s sure they’re real and is determined to see one for herself.

The Samosa Rebellion by Shanthi Sekaran

When his grandma moves from India to the island of Mariposa with his family, Muki is miserable. He has to share his room with her, tolerate her snoring and her early morning yoga. But when Mariposa’s president begins dividing the citizens into Butterflies, who have lived there for several generations, and Moths, who have recently emigrated, Muki’s grandmother is captured and taken to a camp for Moths. And Muki begins plotting her escape.

Amira and Hanza: The War to Save the Worlds by Samira Ahmed

When Amira and her brother Hamza stumble upon the Box of the Moon, they accidentally set off a chain reaction that risks destroying the world. Visited by two jinn, Amira and Hamza learn of their role in an ancient prophecy and travel to the world of Qaf to stop a great evil that threatens to set loose terrifying creatures onto earth.

The Insiders by Mark Oshiro

When Hector has to move to a new town, he quickly becomes unhappy at his new school where he’s targeted by both a school security officer and a relentless bully. But one day Hector discovers a room behind the door of a janitor’s closet, open whenever he needs it, that leads to new friends from other parts of the country.

Until next week!