Merci Suárez Plays it Cool
By Meg Medina
“Merci Suárez Plays it Cool” is the third and final book in Meg Medina’s Merci Suárez series. As she takes on her eighth grade year, Merci must navigate the usual tween awkwardness and sports team drama, but also grapple with the family health crises and loss. Kids of all ages should be sure to read this amazing conclusion to Medina’s hit series, especially your middle schoolers who might be looking for someone to relate to. Available Sept. 13.
123s of Kindness
By Patricia Hegarty, Illustrated By Summer Macon
Learning kindness can be as easy as 1, 2, 3! This board book is the perfect introduction for your little ones to the world of kindness and sharing that is also accompanied by other educational aspects. With heartwarming illustrations and an easy to follow concept, the “123s of Kindness” fosters social-emotional development and is of course a great bedtime story. Available Sept. 20.
The Amazing Baby Name Book: A (Possibly) Helpful and Slightly Amusing Guide from A to Z
By Amy Ephron, Maia Wapnick, & Anna Ephron Harari
With the help of her daughters Anna and Maia, Amy Ephron brings a curated list of names both common and completely unknown that will ease the minds of any parent-to-be. Accompanied by delightful illustrations, “The Amazing Baby Name Book” brings humor, historical context, and bonus fun facts to the world of naming. With excellent reviews, this book is a gold mine of knowledge for all — whether you’re having a baby or coming up with character names for your new TV show. Available September 6.
Dax to the Max: Imagination
By Scott Feld
“Dax to the Max: Imagination” is the first book in Scott Feld’s Dax to the Max series inspired by his 6 year old son, Dax. This heartfelt story celebrates the hidden superpowers of imagination and encourages kids to fully tap into their creativity. When you have a positive attitude and remember that you can do anything, your imagination will run wild and no kid will be stopped.
Buddha and the Rose
By Mallika Chopra, Illustrated by Neha Rawat
According to author Mallika Chopra, “Buddha and the Rose” is adapted from one of Buddha’s famous talks and is told from the perspective of a milkmaid named Sujata, who could be considered one of his first students. This subtle yet powerful story highlights the importance of our connection to the natural world and the universe at large, and also emphasizes the joy of being present. This book is designed for 4-8 year olds and can be a great tool for talking through the range of emotions kids that age feel. “Buddha and the Rose” will be available Sept. 6.
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