15 September Children’s Books to Wake Your Brain Cells

Here are 15 books for children and middle grades coming out in September that have gotten starred reviews and praise. Lots of familiar names mix with new faces.

Cover for Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna

Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna by Alda P. Dobbs

Cover for The Beatryce Prophecy

Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Cover for Borders

Borders by Thomas King, illustrated by Natasha Donovan

Cover for Born Behind Bars

Born Behind Bars by Padma Venkatraman

Cover for Cuba in My Pocket

Cuba in My Pocket by Adrianna Cuevas

Cover for Egg Marks the Spot (Skunk and Badger 2)

Egg Marks the Spot by Amy Timberlake, illustrated by Jon Klassen

Cover for Garlic and the Vampire

Garlic and the Vampire by Bree Paulsen

Cover for Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope by Brian Selznick

Cover for The List of Unspeakable Fears

The List of Unspeakable Fears by J. Kasper Kramer

Cover for Lotería

Loteria by Karla Arenas Valenti, illustrated by Dana Sanmar

Cover for Once Upon a Camel

Once Upon a Camel by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Eric Rohmann

Cover for Pony

Pony by R. J. Palacio

Cover for The Robber Girl

The Robber Girl by Franny Billingsley

Cover for A Soft Place to Land

A Soft Place to Land by Janae Marks

Cover for Treasure in the Lake

Treasure in the Lake by Jason Pamment