The Kids Are All Right

New Children’s Books for October 5, 2021

Hey readers! I’m back with another batch of new children’s books. If you didn’t know, Book Riot‘s officially been around for 10 years and to celebrate we’ve launched some new merch that’ll be available for this month only.

The Queen on Our Corner by Lucy Christopher and Nia Tudor

In this picture book, a young girl is the only one who pays any attention to the homeless woman who lives on the corner except for those who want her to leave. But the little girl imagines her as a queen who protects their street. When the queen raises the alarm when a fire threatens to destroy a building, the girl reminds everyone that she deserves thanks…and a home.

Playing the Cards You’re Dealt by Varian Johnson

In this middle grade novel, ten year old Anthony is finally old enough to compete in the Spades tournament the men in his family have dominated at for years. When he loses his partner, Anthony thinks his chances of proving himself to his dad have gone up in smoke. A new potential partner arrives in Shirley, but Anthony’s dad probably won’t like him playing with a girl. Anthony keeps their partnership a secret, not realizing that his dad has his own secrets that could tear the Joplin family apart.

The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne by Jonathan Stroud

In this rollicking middle grade adventure, bank robber Scarlett encounters Albert, the sole survivor of a horrible incident. Together the two are thrust into an adventure, avoiding determined pursuers who chase them across the fractured Britain setting.

Tristan Strong Keeps Punching by Kwame Mbalia

The Tristan Strong trilogy concludes with Tristan’s final confrontation with King Cotton. Traveling up the Mississippi toward his hometown of Chicago, Tristan will need all of his friends and all of his strength to take on the haints trying to stop their progress and finally stop King Cotton for good.

Stealing Home by J. Torres and David Namisato

In this historical graphic novel, Sandy Saito and his family adore the Vancouver Asahi team, the pride of their Japanese-Canadian community. When Sandy and his family are forced into an internment camp, joined by some of the Asahi players themselves, Sandy finds a way to cope through baseball.

Until next week!