New & Coming Soon Books for Developing Readers

Looking for something new for your child to read independently or for you to read aloud to them? Check out this list of new and coming soon books for kindergarten - 3rd graders. You can place a hold in the catalog by clicking on a title. 

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Burgess, Murry

Meet Sparrow-a curious young birder eager to explore her neighborhood's surroundings-in this STEM picture book written by a professional wildlife ornithologist.

de Oliveira, Jen

Around the neighborhood, Reggie is up to his regular shenanigans. But it seems like everything he does causes a mess! When he's building a toy robot, parts fly everywhere. When he's blowing bubbles, the suds make his flippers all slimy. And let's not even get started on what happens at the local pet talent show!

Dunrea, Olivier

Pearl loves her pearl necklace--maybe even as much as she loves singing. But when she comes home from a day of singing to friends all over the farm, her pearls aren't around her neck where they should be. Pearl retraces her steps, but it's only with the help of resourceful and observant friends that her prized possession is returned.

Dutra, Sally

Frankie D and his family have just moved from Transylvania, looking for a fresh start. Where Frankie is from, the school day began at midnight and ended at dawn. Now in America, Frankie and his family must adjust their sleep schedule, train to be out in the sun, and strictly adhere to a vegan, zero-blood diet. 

Fang, Vicky

Brand-new first grader Ava Lin is determined to find a best friend--even if she's a bit unclear on how to go about it--in this launch of a funny, super relatable chapter-book series.

Greenawalt, Kelly

Princess Truly takes the lead, across three rhyming stories perfect for beginning readers!

Kessler, Liz

Best mer-friends Emily, Shona, and Aaron are wandering the ocean in search of something to do when they see a boat advertising 'attractions' at a place called Sea Park. Finally, a great way to spend their day! But on their way to the boat, the trio pass a pair of frantic dolphins caught in nets. 

Lord, Cynthia

Longing for independence and adventure brings Roger the chick more than he bargained for in a Book Buddies episode offering plenty of charm.

Miyakoshi, Akiko

Little Shrew is diligent in all parts of life. He's a hard worker and follows a strict schedule from morning to night. But even a life that runs like clockwork can be filled with unexpected pockets of joy, such as solving a puzzle for the very first time, enjoying the scent of freshly baked bread, seeing the vast beauty of a shimmering blue ocean or delighting in a visit with friends.

Rhuday-Perkovich, Olugbemisola

The second title in a delightful new Level 2 I Can Read! series from acclaimed author Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and illustrator Lydia Mba, starring Makeda, an exuberant seven-year-old 'maker' and problem solver who loves to create.

Rothman, Scott

Bubble Gum Bison tries to avoid taking a bath but ends up needing one after a messy adventure, only to discover there is no water due to her brother Blue Bison's accidental damage to the water tank.

Ruths, Mitali Banerjee

When a giraffe has tummy trouble, the Inside Scouts must go down a very long slide into the gut to find out what is stuck in the stomach. Includes fun facts about the guts.

Ruzzier, Sergio

Fish loves his pebble collection, but he wishes for more so he goes on a journey to find some. What he doesn’t expect is to make a new friend along the way!

Willems, Mo, author, illustrator.

Are YOU small? This tiny question allows readers to zoom in from an average-sized kid down to a single quark.

Ziefert, Harriet

Waking up in the dark a worried and anxious Really Bird has to deal with an overactive imagination in this entertaining caper with a reassuring ending.

Summaries provided by DPL's catalog unless otherwise noted. Click on each title to view more information.

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