The Best New Children's Books of the Month

Dive into the best new releases for July that kids, and families, will love.

Jul 18, 2023



The Best New Children's Books of the Month

Jul 18, 2023

With so many great new books hitting the shelves this month, there's no better time to encourage your child to build a summer reading routine. Whether your child is exploring picture books, graphic novels, or young adult books, there are plenty of titles they won't want to miss. These books, which cover important themes like self-esteem and friendship among others, are full of rich narratives and unforgettable characters. 

For instance, Why Did the Monster Cross the Road? is perfect for young readers, and will help boost your child's reading confidence and fluency ahead of the school year. Bestselling children's book icons R.L. Stine, creator of the Goosebumps series, and Marc Brown, creator of the Arthur Adventure series, join forces in this fun-loving story that will have readers giggling from beginning to end. 

Meanwhile, older readers will be captivated by the new and highly anticipated The Bad Guys #17: Let the Games Begin!. In this latest installment of the beloved The Bad Guy series, readers are introduced to the real dread Overlord Splaargon, and one character just might change everything.

For animal lovers, Love Puppies #3: Dream Team is the perfect read! While Eliana has great basketball skills, she must learn to be a team player before making the school team. Will the Love Puppies be able to help Eliana figure out how to be a good teammate? This sweet story will teach your child about friendship and demonstrate the power of love and kindness

Shop the best new books of July for kids of all ages to read below! You can find more new releases and activities at The Scholastic Store

Board Books

Early Elementary Books

Middle Grade Books

Graphic Novels

Young Adult Books

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