Indies Introduce: Kids Summer-Fall 2020

Get ready for some amazing books this fall, all from new authors

Our very own Rebecca Crosswhite helped pick these top ten kids and young adult books:

 

 

You Should See Me in a Crown

By: Leah Johnson

Young Adult

"I loved Liz (and all of the supporting cast of this book) and I loved this story. As a reluctant (but motivated) participant in the Prom Extravaganza, Liz undertakes a journey of self discovery not unlike a cocoon blossoming into a fully developed butterfly. This book was funny, fast paced, and so easy to cheer for Liz to find her way and shine like the Queen that she really is."

-Rebecca Gottberg, Bookseller

 

 


 

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Goddess in the Machine

By: Lora Beth Johnson

Young Adult

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Dan Unmasked

By: Chris Negron

Kids

"Dan Unmasked has everything you could want in a book: Sports, Comics, Friends, Humor, and Heart. Something for everyone. Oh… and super heroes. This story shows that not all heroes wear capes. I will be thinking about this story for a long, long time to come."

-Rebecca Crosswhite, Children's Specialist

 

 

 


 

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Cattywampus

By: Ash Van Otterloo

Kids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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The Places We Sleep

By: Caroline Brooks DuBois

Kids

"A lovely book in verse that juxtaposes an important event in a girl’s life and an important event in the United States: September 11, 2001. Abbey’s family has just moved again and her body is changing, her mom is worried, and her dad might be headed for active duty, but Abbey has her new friend Camille and is gaining independence. I fell into this story and did not resurface until I was done. Brilliant."

-Rebecca Crosswhite, Children's Specialist

 

 

 


 

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Cemetery Boys

By: Aiden Thomas

Young Adult

"I couldn’t put this down and raced through it. Everything about it I loved, from the rich world building of the brujx community Yadriel is a part of, to the diverse cast of characters that included multiple trans latinx and queer latinx characters. It being written by an Own Voices author only made it that much better!"

-Dany Stark

 

 

 


 

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Witches of Brooklyn

By: Sophie Escabasse

Kids

"I can only hope that all young, emerging witches get aunties as great as Effie’s. Having to move to a new home is hard, but learning that you are a witch is even harder. This is a magical tale about learning what makes you special, what makes others special, and what makes a family. Witches of Brooklyn is a sweet, honest, and joyful read.”

-Rebecca Crosswhite, Children's Specialist

 

 


 

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Legendborn

By: Tracy Deonn

Young Adult

"What a unique and powerful take on the legend of King Arthur! I enjoyed going along with Bree as she starts an early college program and soon gets wrapped in the supernatural affairs of a secret society, the Order of the Round Table. If she didn’t already feel out of place there as a minor and the only black person to ever be apart of the Order, her special abilities draw her even further away from her peers. But she must find out why her memory has been tampered with and what the Order has to do with the death of her mother. I hope there is a sequel!"

-Kalli King, Bookseller

 

 


 

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A Wolf for a Spell

By: Karah Sutton

Kids

"I was entranced from the beginning with this exciting new middle-grade fantasy book. Split between three different perspectives, the story grips the reader as you get to know each character, their problems, and how they are connected. Not only is this story set against a Russian inspired backdrop, but Baba Yaga has a big role to play, along with wolves, magic, prejudice, and a dark conspiracy that will have you racing to figure it out. I was sad to leave the world at the end, and I can't wait to see what else the author comes up with in the future."

-Kalli King, Bookseller

 

 


 

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The Truth Project

By: Donte Medima

Young Adult

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

You Should See Me in a Crown Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338503265
Availability: On Our Shelves Now in Boise or Caldwell
Published: Scholastic Press - June 2nd, 2020

Goddess in the Machine Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984835925
Availability: On Our Shelves Now in Boise or Caldwell
Published: Razorbill - June 30th, 2020

Dan Unmasked Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062943057
Availability: On Our Shelves Now in Boise or Caldwell
Published: HarperCollins - July 28th, 2020

Cattywampus Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338561593
Availability: On Our Shelves Now in Boise or Caldwell
Published: Scholastic Press - August 4th, 2020

The Places We Sleep Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780823444212
Availability: On Our Shelves Now in Boise or Caldwell
Published: Holiday House - August 25th, 2020

Cemetery Boys Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250250469
Availability: On Our Shelves Now in Boise or Caldwell
Published: Swoon Reads - September 1st, 2020

Witches of Brooklyn Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593119273
Availability: On Our Shelves Now in Boise or Caldwell
Published: Random House Graphic - September 1st, 2020

Legendborn Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534441606
Availability: On Our Shelves Now in Boise or Caldwell
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 15th, 2020

A Wolf for a Spell Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593121658
Availability: On Our Shelves Now in Boise or Caldwell
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - December 1st, 2020

The Truth Project Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062954404
Availability: On Our Shelves Now in Boise or Caldwell
Published: Quill Tree Books - October 13th, 2020