Autumn is such a stellar season here in the Barrington area. The days get cooler and crisper, creatively decorated scarecrows abound, and pumpkin suddenly is flavoring EVERYTHING. But the best thing about fall? The books! Here are five chapter books for kids we know you can’t wait to get your hands on.



by Katherine Applegate

From the oh-so-good creative voice behind Newbery Medal winning The One and Only Ivan as well as the Endling trilogy and our 2019 Book of the Summer Wishtree comes this brand new fantasy adventure about one girl and her quest to help the most unlovable creatures in her world. Yes please!





The Beatryce Prophecy

by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Sophie Blackall 

A story set in medieval times about Beatryce, who just may be the girl prophesied to end the rule of the king, so must hide herself in the dangerous woods, away from those in power who want her dead. With sure-to-be stellar writing from the author of Newbery winner The Tale of Despereaux and artwork from the creator of Caldecott winner Hello Lighthouse, everybody is going to want to see this book.



Daughter of the Deep

by Rick Riordan

A modern reimagining of 10,000 Leagues Under the Sea? Hmm, I’m not sure about that… Wait, it’s by Rick Riordan, of Percy Jackson fame? Sign me up! 




by Brian Selznick

Selznick’s books are absolutely dazzling, combining stunning pencil artwork with amazing and ambitious stories. This newest book is a collection of stories and images that touch on themes of discovery and loss. Sounds like it will be a great book for grown-ups and kids alike.



Amos McGee Misses the Bus

by Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead

Ten years ago, the Stead duo won the Caldecott Medal for their oh-so-charming story of A Sick Day for Amos McGee. Now, the beloved zookeeper and his animal friends are finally getting a sequel.



What books are you excited to see this fall?


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Youth Services Librarian Allison