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Fall Into a Good Book

Fall Into a Good Book

Fall is in full swing and the temperatures are beginning to drop. Kids are getting busier with schoolwork and what better way to spend time in the house than by snuggling up to a good book?  A new story can and should be an exciting reminder that reading is fun.  

Here are a few books that can be added to your collection this fall…  

One Love by Cedella Marley (Ages 0-3 

Based on the timeless song by her father Bob, Marley, Cedella shows the power of a community coming together to transform a neighborhood. 



Counting with Ché by José Faña-Ruiz & Keaira Faña-Ruiz (Ages 4-7)

Born and raised on a farm in Moca, Dominican Republic, José Faña-Ruiz lived with his dear grandmother, affectionately known as Mama Ramonita. Get ready to practice your Spanish numbers from Uno to Diez with this dual-language book!


Marley and the Family Band by Cedella Marley (Ages 4-8)

Moving from Jamaica to Delaware can be a difficult transition.  Marley has the perfect idea for helping her and her siblings fit into their new surroundings.  But when things don’t go exactly as planned, can she pull it all together?



I am Smart, I am Blessed, I Can Do Anything! by Alissa Holder & Zuleika Holder-Young (Ages 4-6)

Based on a viral video comes the story of one boy’s positive energy and how a sunny outlook can turn everything around. 


Abdul’s Story by Jamilah Thompkins Bigelow (Ages 4-8)

Abdul loves telling stories, but writing them down is sometimes difficult for him.  Follow along as he learns that making mistakes is okay and it helps bring out the best parts of you. 

A Family Mystery (Disney/Pixar Coco) by Sarah Hernandez (Ages 4-6)

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.

Nature Lover: Jada Jones #6 by Kelly Starling Lyons (Ages 6-8)

Jada is thrilled when she gets to go on an outdoor class field trip with her Pop Pop, a nature lover, as a chaperone. She can’t wait to show him off to her friends–and show him what she knows. But the trip has some twists along the way, including a soaring zip line she’s not sure she wants to try. What happens when Jada’s shining moment starts to lose its luster?

Ty’s Travels: All Aboard by Kelly Starling Lyons (Ages 4-6)

Ty wishes his family would play with him, but everyone is too busy before dinnertime. Luckily, Ty knows just what to do… Time for fun. Celebrate the power of imagination in All Aboard!



Sophie Washington: Queen of the Bee by Tonya Duncan Ellis (Ages 8-12)

If there’s one thing 10-year-old Texan Sophie Washington is good at, it’s spelling. She’s earned straight 100s on all her spelling tests to prove it. Her parents want her to compete in the Xavier Academy spelling bee, but Sophie wishes they would buzz off. That’s until her irritating classmate, Nathan Jones, challenges her. There’s no way she can let Mr. Know-It-All win.



Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya (Ages 10-12)

Being six feet tall and 180 pounds in the eighth grade can make you both a threat and a target. 

After a fight in school, Marcus’s mother decides to take him and his brother on a trip to Puerto Rico to visit relatives.  This turns into a quest to find the dad he hasn’t seen in ten years.  

Will this trip be an opportunity to find what he’s been missing?

Chester Keene Cracks the Code: by Kekla Magoon (Ages 10-12)

Chester Keene takes great comfort in his routines. Monday – Thursday bowling after school and on Fridays, his favorite, laser tag.   But Chester has one other very special thing–he gets secret spy messages from his dad, who must be on covert government assignments, which is why Chester has never met him. 

When he teams up with his classmate Skye to solve a very important mission, he takes it very seriously, unlike Skye.  Until he realizes that cracking the code isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. 

Shuri: A Black Panther Novel #1 by Nic Stone (Ages 10-12)

Shuri is a skilled martial artist, a genius, and a master of science and technology. But, she’s also a teenager. And a princess. This story follows Shuri as she sets out on a quest to save her homeland of Wakanda.For centuries, the Chieftain of Wakanda (the Black Panther) has gained his powers through the juices of the Heart-Shaped Herb. Much like Vibranium, the Heart-Shaped Herb is essential to the survival and prosperity of Wakanda. But something is wrong. The plants are dying. No matter what the people of Wakanda do, they can’t save them. And their supply is running short. It’s up to Shuri to travel from Wakanda in order to discover what is killing the Herb, and how she can save it, in the first volume of this all-new, original adventure.

These are just a few to keep your reader busy this fall.  Plenty of fall settings, lovable characters, and action across these pages.  Drop into the comments some books that you’re young reader is fascinated with this fall.  






Kanika Mobley

Hi! I'm Kanika. I'm a mother and 20+ year educator. I started my career as a kindergarten teacher and fell in love with helping kids discover their reading identities. As they asked for certain books, I tried with all my might to keep the classroom library filled with high-engaging books that were both mirrors and windows for their experiences.

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