1. The Chicken Problem
By Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson. $16.99.
Inspire young mathematicians with an antic farm tale that has left-brained Peg and right-brained Cat gathering and counting chicks on the lam.
2. Don’t Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book!
By Mo Willems. $19.99.
Irrepressible Pigeon is back in a book that promises “250 pages of games, events, and hot dogs!” Great for budding artists/architects.
3. Because You Are My Teacher
By Sherry North, illustrated by Marcellus Hall. $16.95.
It’s not a magic bus but a hot-air balloon that transports teacher and class across seven continents. Perfect for geography buffs.
4. The Monsters’ Monster
By Patrick McDonnell. $16.99.
Not all monsters want to be the “BADDEST”—the monster that naughty pals Grouch, Grump, and Gloom ’n’ Doom build is, surprisingly, one happy beast.
5. Ten Creepy Monsters
By Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis. $14.95.
The “… and then there were nine” trope gets a boost with a cast that includes a mummy, a werewolf, and a mystery ghoul.
6. The Goldilocks Variations
By Allan Ahlberg, illustrated by Jessica Ahlberg. $17.99.
This pop-up book is a looking-glass version in which Goldilocks meets lots of bears, a “Bliim,” and even three little pigs.
7. Super Grammar
By Tony Preciado, illustrated by Rhode Montijo. $8.99.
“Protecting your sentences from wrongdoing”—by villains like Double Negative—is the goal of this comic grammar guide.
8. The Secret of the Stone Frog
By David Nytra. $14.95.
Kids learn about imaginative writing as they’re pulled into a world of pet bees and oversize rabbits in this graphic novel–meets–fresh fairy tale.
9. Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind
By Gary Ross, illustrated by Matthew Myers. $17.99.
Strong winds blow our hero through exotic ports, ending in a windless cove and the challenge of getting home.
10. Benjamin Franklinstein Meets Thomas Deadison
By Matthew McElligott and Larry Tuxbury. $12.99.
Any mad scientists in your midst? This tale pits an evil electro-villain against two fathers of invention.