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Most Anticipated Kid Lit in November

Plus Fun Activities for Kids with Cabin Fever

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 03, 2022

As the cold weather sets in, it can be hard keeping your youngsters occupied and happy, but we've got you covered. From tots to teens, here are a range of exciting November releases available for preorder, along with some fun activity ideas to add into the mix.

Picture Books

The Little Toymaker by Cat Min
We all know about the guy in the red suit at the North Pole. But what if the world's toymaker was a little boy making wonderful toys. not for children, but for their grandparents and other older folk. (Ages 4–7)

The Sour Grape by Jory John and Pete Oswald
The sixth book in the bestselling Food Group series is ripe with humor! The Sour Grape holds grudges for everything under the sun. But when a friend returns the favor, the Sour Grape realizes how unfair grudges can be. (Ages 4–8)

Snow Horses: A First Night Story by Patricia MacLachlan and Micha Archer
From a Newbery Medal-winning author comes this cozy picture book of love, light, and community during New Year's and taking the past with us as we step into the future. Brought to life with intricate cut-paper illustrations. (Ages 4–7)

Cozy in Love by Jan Brett
This lovable companion to Brett's bestselling winter classic shows that kindness and cleverness can capture a heart. Cozy, the musk ox learns that helping your friends is always the right thing to do—no matter who's watching. (Ages 4–7)

Construction Site: Farming Strong, All Year Long by Sherri Duskey Rinker
There's work to do! No time to waste! All year the farm's a busy place! The construction crew is back and ready to help out on the farm! Working together with new friends, they'll get the job done all year long. (Ages 3–6)

How to Send a Hug by Hayley Rocco and John Rocco
Artie loves giving hugs. But she can't give a hug to her Grandma who lives so far away. So instead, she writes her hug into a letter. And she learns that when you send a hug, you just might get one in return. (Ages 4–7)

Middle Grade

The Labyrinth of Doom by Stuart Gibbs
Knight-in-training Tim and his best friend, Belinda, embark on a quest to save Princess Grace in this second book in the hilarious, illustrated Once Upon a Tim middle grade series.

Warriors: A Starless Clan: Sky by Erin Hunter
In book #2 of this exciting series, disaster has struck at the heart of RiverClan, leaving its warriors and its new medicine cat apprentice scrambling. But at a time when the warrior code itself is shifting, no Clan is truly safe.

The Invisible Spy by Lisa McMann
X-Men meets Spy Kids in the thrilling second installment of the fantasy/adventure series that began with the bestselling Map of Flames. Now, the forgotten five have made it to Estero to search for their missing supernatural criminal parents.

Mihi Ever After by Tae Keller
A middle grade fantasy adventure about the power of fairy tales, friendship, and self-acceptance. Three girls have the chance to be princesses when they discover a portal to a fairy-tale realm. But what they find there isn't all happily-ever-after.

Collaborations: A Graphic Novel by Dav Pilkey
In the fourth installment of the Cat Kid Comic Club series, excitement and imagination run wild as Naomi, Melvin, Poppy, Gilbert, Curly, and their siblings get back to making comics with originality and laughter.

Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Club: Roll Call by Molly Knox Ostertag
Middle school is a dungeon. At least, that's how Jess sees it. That's why she loves escaping with her best friend Olivia into the sprawling worlds of D & D. But when Olivia wants to expand their group, can Jess learn to share?


Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Adapted by Monique Gray Smith, this new YA edition of the acclaimed Indigenous botanist's bestseller brings Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the lessons of plant life to a new generation.

Shuna's Journey by Hayao Miyazaki, translated by Alex Dudok de Wit
Published in English for the first time, the legendary animator's manga classic offers the story of Shuna, the prince from a poor land. In pursuit of a better life for his subjects, he sets out on a quest for a coveted golden grain.

Cursed by Marissa Meyer
Romance and adventure collide in this stunning finale to a new duology from the author of The Lunar Chronicles. Gilded is part one of Serilda's tale, an inventive reimagining of Rumpelstilskin.

Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe by Neal Shusterman
The bestselling series continues with a collection of thrilling stories that span the timeline. Storylines continue. Origin stories are revealed. And new Scythes emerge! There are still countless tales of the Scythedom to tell.

Heart of the Sun Warrior by Sue Lynn Tan
The sequel to Daughter of the Moon Goddess delves deeper into Chinese mythology, completing the epic story of Xingyin as she battles a grave new threat to the realm in this powerful tale of love, sacrifice, and hope.

The Heartstopper Yearbook by Alice Oseman
This companion book for fans of the bestselling graphic novel series is packed full of exclusive content like never-before-seen illustrations, an exclusive minicomic, character profiles, trivia, and insights.

Activity Ideas


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Hopefully there’s something here that will keep your young'uns happy and occupied as winter settles in! Let us know if you have any new books or cold weather activities to recommend.

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