12 New August Children’s Books to Wake Your Brain Cells

Here are 12 children’s books coming out in August that have gotten starred reviews and praise. Lots of familiar names and some new ones too.

Cover for Bad Sister

Bad Sister by Charise Mericle Harper, illustrated by Rory Lucey

Cover for Being Clem

Being Clem by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Cover for Black Boy Joy

Black Boy Joy edited by Kwame Mbalia

Cover for Dead Wednesday

Dead Wednesday by Jerry Spinelli

Cover for Elvis and the World As It Stands

Elvis and the World as It Stands by Lisa Frenkel Riddiough, illustrated by Olivia Chin Mueller

Cover for Erik vs. Everything

Erik vs. Everything by Christina Uss

Cover for Fast Pitch

Fast Pitch by Nic Stone

Cover for Indiana Bones

Indiana Bones by Harry Heape, illustrated by Rebecca Bagley

Cover for Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai

Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai by Debbi Michiko Florence

Cover for The Lost Things Club

The Lost Things Club by J. S. Puller

Cover for One Kid's Trash

One Kid’s Trash by Jamie Sumner

Cover for Why Longfellow Lied

Why Longfellow Lied: The Truth about Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride by Jeff Lantos