The Month in Kids Books: August 2022

Reading recommendations for kids
August 12, 2022
The wait is over… the Pigeon returns.
The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster by Mo Willems
Buckle up for twists, turns, and emotional loop-de-loops in the most roller coaster-y Pigeon book ever! The Pigeon WILL be ready. Will YOU!?

What’s New This Month
A very creepy crayon is also on the way for picture book readers, along with a beautiful book about two of the most important colors on earth (black and brown), a moving adaptation of a tale by Zora Neale Hurston, and a lyrical paean to moonlight. Incoming for older kids is the latest Rick Riordan Presents adventure (this one about an aspiring vampire hunter), new volumes in the Marisol Rainey, Warriors, Amari, and Click series, the Tristian Strong graphic novel, and books from authors like Kelly Yang, J. Elle, Celia C. Pérez, and more.  
What We’re Reading
Here are some quotes from library staff about their latest recommended picks: 

The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Rauf – “Everyone wants the boy to smile and be happy in his foster family, but he has a real family of his own – and they’re missing! Can his new friends help? This was such a sweet book.”
Housecat Trouble by Mason Dickerson – “For fans of Chi’s Sweet Home and a read-alike for middle grade animal lovers. Buster the cat’s human leaves on a trip, leaving him trapped in an empty house full of bad spirits.  How will he get his house back–he’s just a housecat!”
Give Me a Snickle! by Alisha Sevigny – “A charming board book that encourages playful word combinations. Each page features photographs of children and their grownups laughing and bonding.”  
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