September Kids Picks

Kids: These books are the best. Read them!

Crankee Doodle Crankee Doodle
by Tom Angleberger


“Yankee Doodle went to town / a-riding on a pony / stuck a feather in his hat / and called it macaroni.” Many know the song “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” but few understand it. This unapologetically silly picture book reveals that the legendary ride to town (and the whole macaroni thing) was all suggested by Mr. Doodle’s overeager pony.

Ain't Gonna Paint No More I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More
by Karen Beaumon / Illustrated by David Catrow


In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a child cannot resist adding one more dab of paint in surprising places. A great sing along the children will greatly enjoy.

Gaston Gaston
words by Kelly DiPucchio ; pictures by Christian Robinson


A bulldog and a poodle learn that family is about love, not appearances in this adorable doggy tale from New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and illustrator Christian Robinson.

Midnight Library The Midnight Library
by Kazuno Kohara


Once there was a library which opened only at night…When we are fast asleep in bed, the Midnight Library opens its doors to all the night-time animals. Inside the library the little librarian and her three assistant owls help each and every animal to find the perfect book. But with a noisy squirrel band, an upset wolf and a slow-reading tortoise to help, they could all be in for a very busy night…

Stop Thief Stop Thief
by Adam J.B. Lane


A boy chases a robber through the town in order to reclaim his stolen stuffed pig. It’s great fun to trace their steps through each intricately detailed city scene.

B Bear and Lolly B.Bear and Lolly Off To School
by A.A. Livingston


B. Bear (formerly known as Baby Bear) and Lolly (short for Goldilocks) are best friends. After all, they like all the same things. With a bear-and-girl friendship that fits just right, this duo is ready for any adventure…even going to school for the first time.

Part-time Princess Part-time Princess
by Deborah Underwood ; illustrated by Cambria Evans.


A regular girl is a princess hero by night, acing her trapeze exams, negotiating with dragons, and ballroom dancing with trolls and handsome princes alike.

Mr. Terupt Because of Mr. Terupt
by Rob Buyea


Features seven narrators, each with a unique story, and each with a different perspective on what makes their teacher so special.

The Map Trap The Map Trap
by Andrew Clements


Sixth-grader Alton Ziegler loves maps, and when his portfolio of secret maps is stolen, he begins getting notes with orders that he must obey to get the maps back. With the help of a popular classmate, he just might succeed.

Revenge of the Witch Revenge of the Witch
by Joseph Delaney


Young Tom, the seventh son of a seventh son, starts work as an apprentice for the village spook, whose job is to protect ordinary folk from “ghouls, boggarts, and all manner of wicked beasties.” Book #1

Graveyard Book The graveyard book: Volume 1
based on the novel by Neil Gaman


After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard, where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

Rump Rump
by Liesel Shurtliff


This story relates the tale of Rumpelstiltskin’s childhood and youth, explaining why his name is so important, how he is able to spin straw into gold, and why a firstborn child is his reward for helping the miller’s daughter-turned-queen.

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
by Kathryn Gibbs Davis

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Capturing an engineer’s creative vision and mind for detail, this biography sheds light on how the American inventor George Ferris defied gravity and seemingly impossible odds to invent the world’s most iconic amusement park attraction, the Ferris wheel.

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