This Month in Kids Books: September 2023

Reading recommendations for kids
September 15, 2023
The popular Construction Site picture books by Sherri Duskey Rinker and A. G. Ford have a new entry coming soon to library shelves.
Construction Site: Taking Flight! by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illustrated by A. G. Ford
When an airport needs an expansion, the Construction Site crew is on the job! With help from fun new vehicles from the airport, they’ll build new roads and runways, prep planes for their trips, and clean up after a surprise snowstorm.
The airport is a busy place—Belt Loader, Tractor, Snowplow, and many other vehicles pull the planes, pump the fuel, move the luggage, maintain the runways, and much more. Working together, the team will get all the planes in the air in time for a sweet and sleepy goodnight.
What’s New This Month
The latest entries in the 13-Story Treehouse, Baby-Sitters Club Graphix, The First Cat in Space, InvestiGators, Jo Jo Makoons, Marvellerverse, Rick Riordan Presents, Spy School, The Vanderbeekers, and The Wild Robot series are also incoming, along with new books from authors like Katherine Applegate, Alex Gino, Mac Barnett, Amanda Gorman, Ben Clanton, and more.  
What’s Hot This Month
Fall is almost upon us! If you’re looking for some autumnal kids books to kick the season off, make sure to check these titles out.  
What We’re Reading
Here are some quotes from library staff about their latest recommended picks:

The Moth Keeper by K. O’Neill: “I thought it shared an interesting message about folks who live in the light vs. the darkness – where neither is better than the other, and both types of people still need a community to support them.”
Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat: “Oh so lovely and not what I was expecting; less sly humor and more ‘enjoy the journey and not the destination.’”
Twenty Questions by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Christian Robinson: “Imagination application and critical thinking for each image. What does the boy in the picture have behind his back? Which lady robbed the bank? Very unique book.”
Papa’s Magical Water-Jug Clock by Jesús Trejo, illustrated by Eliza Kinkz: “Relatable, funny, fresh, great illustrations.”
If I Were a Tree by Andrea Zimmerman, illustrated by Jing Jing Tsong: “For young children, this provides an opportunity to discuss their environments and their senses. Language is lovely, the illustrations rich and colorful—this book is a delight.”
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