This Month in Kids’ Books: September 2021

Reading recommendations for kids
September 21, 2021
The third entry in Kelly Yang’s wonderful, award-winning middle grade series that began with Front Desk is now available on library shelves: 
Room-To-Dream.jpgRoom to Dream by Kelly Yang
After years of hard work, Mia Tang finally gets to go on vacation with her family to China! Mia can't wait to see all her cousins and grandparents again. As she roams around Beijing, witnessing some of the big changes China's going through, Mia thinks about the changes in her own life, like… 1. Lupe's taking classes at the high school! And Mia's own plans to be a big writer are stuck. 2. Something happened with Jason and Mia has no idea what to do about it. 3. New buildings are popping up all around the motel, and small businesses are disappearing. Can the Calivista survive?
Trending Now
The second graphic novel adaptation of Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree House is imminent, and is already in as high demand as only a comic version of a perennially popular chapter book series can be. If you’re looking for another book for a reader who loved the first one, take a look at this mystery, time-travel, and adventure-themed mashup list of comics and beginning chapter books:
What’s New This Month
Coming this month are middle-grade books about godlings, monster mortuaries and the 1980s; a fascinating nonfiction book about hurricanes; picture books by Mo Willems, Tracey Baptiste, and Kevin Henkes, and more:    
What We’re Reading
Library staff are currently enjoying books about delicious seaweed, animal bottoms, out-of-control teachers, and all of the cool things numbers can do, among other great choices for young readers:

For more lists of recommended reads from the book world and beyond, check these out: New kids’ and YA sequels, via Publishers Weekl