New November Children's Chapter Books by Kathy

The Willoughbys Return by Lois Lowry  Thirty years after their disappearance, the previously frozen Willoughbys have thawed out and returned from the Alps, to the consternation of their children and grandchildren

Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson/Kwame Alexander  Fictionalized youthful experiences of "The Greatest" in both prose and poetry.

Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson  ZJ's friends Ollie, Darry and Daniel help him cope when his father, a beloved professional football player, suffers severe headaches and memory loss that spell the end of his career.

They Threw Us Away by Daniel Kraus   Buddy wakes up in a garbage dump and, after finding other teddy bears there, becomes their leader as they embark on a perilous journey to fulfill their destiny.

The Stray and the Strangers by Steven Heighton  A stray dog befriends an orphan boy in a refugee camp on a Greek island. Based on a true story.

The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman   Kate's humdrum life is transformed when her eccentric Uncle Herbert brings her a colossal locomotive train, the Silver Arrow, as her eleventh birthday gift, leading her and her younger brother on a mysterious quest.

Closer to Nowhere by Ellen Hopkins   Told in two voices, sixth-grade cousins Hannah and Cal learn a lot about family when circumstances throw them together under one roof and Hannah's love of order clashes with Cal's chaotic behavior.

Alice’s Farm: A Rabbit’s Tale by Maryrose Wood   A brave young rabbit must work with her natural predators to save her farmland home and secretly help the farm's earnest but incompetent new owners. 

Atty at Law by Tim Lockette  Atticus "Atty" Peale fights for the rights of animals, copes with having a racially-mixed family in small-town Alabama, navigates the social scene of middle school, and determines to help her father prove Jethro Gersham innocent of murder.

Popper Penguin Rescue by Eliot Schrefer   Long after Mr. Popper finds his famous penguins a proper home, his distant relatives, Nina and Joel, move to a new house with their mother and discover mysterious eggs in the basement.

Catalyst by Sara Beth Durst   Twelve-year-old Zoe's rescue kitten quickly becomes a giant, talking cat that Zoe and her friend Harrison must keep hidden, especially since there are rumors of other strange creatures in their town.

Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel by Sheela Chari   After kids start disappearing from their school, Mars Patel and his outcast friends investigate and find that all clues point to an eccentric tech genius with a popular podcast, Oliver Pruitt, who also happens to be Mars' hero.

Wishes and Wellingtons by Julie Berry   Maeve Merritt, chafing against the rigid rules of her London boarding school, finds her life transformed by the genie she happens upon--and by those who want to steal him.

The Dare Sisters by Jess Rinker   Savannah Dare and her sisters, Frances and Jolene, must find Blackbeard's lost treasure to fulfill their grandfather's dream and save their family home, but they are not alone in seeking pirate gold on Ocracoke Island.

The Language of Ghosts by Heather Fawcett   Princess Noa, aged eleven, Prince Julian, sixteen, and Princess Mite, five, flee their palace when a coup leads to their mother's death, and unlock a long-forgotten magic to reclaim the stolen throne.

Flying Over Water by Shannon Hitchcock   Twelve-year-old Noura and her family, fleeing war in Syria, have been granted asylum in the United States, but they arrive in Florida to the chaos of the president's Muslim ban.



Class Act by Jerry Craft   Eighth grader Drew Ellis recognizes that he isn't afforded the same opportunities, no matter how hard he works, that his privileged classmates at the Riverdale Academy Day School take for granted, and to make matters worse, Drew begins to feel as if his good friend Liam might be one of those privileged kids.  Follow-up to Newbery Medal winning "New Kid".

Roald Dahl’s The Witches adapted by Pénélope Bagieu    A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches' plot to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice.

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds / Danica Novgorodof   As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.

Séance Tea Party by Reimena Yee   After watching her circle of friends seemingly fade away, Lora is determined to still have fun on her own, so when a tea party leads Lora to discovering Alexa, the ghost that haunts her house, they soon become best friends.

Mega-dogs of New Kansas by Dan Jolley / Jacques Khouri    When an official threatens the mega-dog program, Sienna Barlow sneaks away with her dog, Gus, and begins an adventure across New Kansas.