October Releases

October is a wide mix of fiction and non-fiction; a year’s worth of reading in a single month! It welcomes back Barbara Binns, Sonia Manzano, Shaun Tan, and Lori Marie Carlson-Hijuelos. Rin Chupeco brings in more horror while Suzanne Park gets us ready for Christmas. Melissa de la Cruz Studio/Disney’s initial release happens this month with Anne of Greenville by Mariko Tamaki. Stephanie Kuehn, J. C. Cervantes, Aya de León, and Joan He bring on new series and WNDB pairs with DK to provide a list of 100 books to read to try before you’re 12. I have a birthday this month, I think I need to start my month with that list!

1 Oct

Creature: Paintings, Drawings, and Reflections by Shaun Tan. Levine Querido

4 Oct

Africana: An Encyclopedia of an Amazing Continent by Kim Chakanetsa, illus. by Mayowa Alabi. Wide Eyed Editions
Anne of Greenville by Mariko Tamaki. Melissa de la Cruz Studio
The Antiracist Kid: A Book About Identity, Justice, and Activism by Tiffany Jewell, illus. by Nicole Miles. Versify
Bhai for Now by Maleeha Siddiqui. Scholastic Press
By the Time You Read This I’ll Be Gone (Murder She Wrote #1) by Stephanie Kuehn. Scholastic Press
Children of Stardust by Edudzi Adodo, illus. by Abelle Hayford. Norton Young Readers
The Christmas Clash by Suzanne Park. Sourcebook Fire
Crecer siendo Cubano (Coming Up Cuban): Rising Past Castro’s Shadow by Sonia Manzano. Scholastic en espanōl
The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera. Quill Tree Books
Kitten Chaos (Must Love Pets) by Saadia Faruqi. Scholastic Paperbacks
Rick Riordan Presents The Lords of Night (A Shadow Bruja Novel) by J.C. Cervantes. Rick Riordan Presents
Man Made Monsters by Andrea Rogers, illus. by Jeff Edwards. Levine Querido
Monarch Rising by Harper Glenn. Scholastic Press
Nothing Special (African American Life) by Desiree Cooper, illus. by Bec Sloane.
A Rover’s Story by Jasmine Warga. Balzer+Bray
The Sacrifice by Rin Chupeco. Sourcebook Fire
Shad Hadid and the Alchemists of Alexandria by George Jreije. Harper Collins
Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo. Dutton
Stranger Tides (Miles Morales) by Justin A. Reynolds, illus. by Pablo Leon. Scholastic/Graphix
Undercover Latina by Aya de León. Candlewick

11 Oct

Don’t Look Back: A Memoir of War, Survival, and My Journey from Sudan to America by Achut Deng and Keely Hutton. FSG
Everyone Hates Kelsie Miller by Meredith Ireland. Simon and Schuster
Fight Back by A.M. Dassu. Tu Books
If You Could See The Sun by Ann Lian. Inkyard
I Miss You, I Hate This by Sara Saedi. Poppy
Nikhil Out Loud by Maulik Pancholy. Balzer+Bray
If You Could See the Sun by Ann Liang. Inkyard
Mwikali and the Forbidden Mask by Shiko Nguru. Lantana Publishing
Undercover Latina (The Factory) by Aya de León. Candlewick
What the Jaguar Told Her by Alexandra V. Méndez. Levine Querido
Where the Lost Ones Go by Akemi Dawn Bowman. FSG

18 Oct

Beneath the Wide Silk Sky by Emily Inouye Huey. Scholastic Press
Drizzle, Dreams, and Lovestruck Things by Maya Prasad. Disney Hyperion
Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega, illus. by Rose Bousamra. FirstSecond
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Life in Native America (young readers ed.) by David Treuer. Viking Books
Love from Mecca to Medina by S.K. Ali. Salaam Reads/Simon & Schuster
Maybe an Artist, a Graphic Memoir by Liz Montague. Random House Studio
Marikit and the Ocean of Stars by Caris Avendaño Cruz. FSG
Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove by Rati Mehrotra. Wednesday Books
A Path to the World: Becoming You, ed. by Lori Marie Carlson-Hijuelos. Atheneum
The Reading Adventure: 100 Books to Try Before You’re 12 by We Need Diverse Books and DK. DK Children’s
Road of the Lost by Nafiza Azad. Margaret K. McElderry Books
Somebody That I Used to Know by Dana L. Davis. Skyscape
The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey by Jason Chin. Neal Porter Books
We Are Here: 30 Inspiring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Have Shaped the United States by Naomi Hirahara, illus. by Illianette Ferandez. Running Press Kids
We Are the Scribes by Randi Pink. Feiwel and Friends
Weird Rules to Follow by Kim Spencer. Orca
Unlawful Orders: A Portrait of Dr. James B. Williams, Tuskegee Airman, Surgeon, and Activist by Barbara Binns. Scholastic

25 Oct

Garvey in the Dark by Nikki Grimes. Worldsong
The Sevenfold Hunters by Rose Egal. Page Street Kids
A Seed in the Sun by Aida Salazar. Dial Books
The Sevenfold Hunters by Rose Egal. Page Street Kids
Strike the Zither (Kingdom of Three #1) by Joan He. Roaring Brook Press
We Are All We Have by Marina Budhos. Wendy Lamb Books