Arnold, Elana K. A Boy Called Bat. Harper Audio. ISBN 9780062661647. Read by Patrick Lawlor.
Gr 1–4—From acclaimed author Arnold, A Boy Called Bat is the first book in a funny series starring an unforgettable young boy on the autism spectrum. For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprises—some of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is a good-surprise day. Bat’s mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild animal shelter. But the minute Bat meets the kit, he knows they belong together. And he’s got one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a pretty terrific pet.
Bowe, Julie. Big & Little Questions (According to Wren Jo Byrd). Listening Library. ISBN 9781524750060. Reader TBA.
Gr 2–4—From the author of the successful “Friends for Keeps” series comes Wren Jo Byrd, a worried nine-year-old introvert whose parents have separated over the summer. She hasn’t told anyone about it yet, not even her best friend, Amber. But something else has changed over the summer: a new girl, Marianna, has moved to town, and Amber is acting like Marianna is her best friend, not Wren. Nothing is the same for Wren anymore, and she’s not even sure where to call home.
Drummond, Ree. Little Ree. Harper Audio. ISBN 9780062661678. Read by Graham Halsted.
PreS–2—Food Network star and The Pioneer Woman herself, Drummond brings us the first book in a brand-new picture book series. Little Ree trades in her city days for a country way of life when she moves with her family to her grandparents’ ranch. She’s excited to ride horses, swim in the pond, and help Grandma cook for everyone. But on her first day, she finds that living on a ranch can be tough. She has to get up at the crack of dawn, learn to herd cows, and make sure her horse, Pepper, doesn’t eat everything in sight. And that’s all before breakfast! Will she ever get used to this new place?
Wallace, Adam & Andy Elkerton. How To Catch the Tooth Fairy. Dreamscape Media. ISBN 9781520069395. Reader TBA.
PrS–6—Losing a tooth is an exciting and notable event in the life of a child—what will the tooth fairy bring? You’ve been planning night and day, and finally you’ve created the perfect trap! Now all you need to do is wait.