1. Bear Has a Story to Tell
By Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead. $16.99.
All Bear wants to do is tell his friends a story, but will he have time before everyone goes to sleep for winter?
2. Oh, No!
By Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann. $17.99.
This is a perfect start-of-year read-aloud. Your students repeat the phrase “Oh, no!” every time another animal helplessly falls into a deep, dark hole.
3. Wild About You!
By Judy Sierra, illustrated by Marc Brown. $17.99.
The tree kangaroo would love to have a baby. So when a new egg arrives, the roo jumps at the chance! Featuring a friendly cast of zoo characters.
4. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
By William Joyce. $17.99.
When Mr. Lessmore’s books are blown away by a mighty wind, he becomes the patron saint of an abandoned library. Based on a short film.
5. The Templeton Twins Have an Idea
By Ellis Weiner, illustrated by Jeremy Holmes. $16.99.
This hilarious adventure features genius inventors, nefarious kidnappers, and a pair of very clever 12-year-old twins.
6. The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell
By Chris Colfer. $17.99.
Travel with twin protagonists Alex and Conner as they encounter classic fairy-tale characters in a land of magic and mischief.
By Raina Telgemeier. $10.99.
Preteens struggling with friendship, crushes, and all sorts of school-related drama will empathize and laugh along with Callie in this sweetly told graphic novel.
8. Wild Wings
By Gill Lewis, illustrated by Yuta Onoda. $16.99.
Unlikely new friends Iona and Callum battle poachers and fierce weather in a transcontinental adventure with intriguing ecological themes.
9. Infinity Ring, Book One: A Mutiny in Time
By James Dashner. $12.99.
Dak, Sera, and Riq are swept up in a centuries-long secret war in this series kickoff. It’s up to the kids to save humankind . . . before it’s too late!
10. Splendors and Glooms
By Laura Amy Schlitz. $17.99.
This thrilling Dickensian novel weaves a tale of sorcery and magic that will mesmerize with its intricate plot and wicked but endearing characters.