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Explore a wonder-filled house, a museum of nothing, and more in Astra’s fantastic fall collection

The ABFYR marketing team runs librarians through a selection of Fall 2023 titles

1. Addie and the Acrobats

Addie must choose fame or friendship in this delightfully off-beat picture book debut, perfect for fans of Aaron Blabey and Ryan T. Higgins.

2. Look and Cook Snacks: A First Book of Recipes in Pictures

The first of its kind, Look and Cook Snacks is an entirely visual guide to cooking. Designed for children who can’t yet read, this is a must-have introduction to the joys of cooking for kids ages 4 to 7.

3. The Book from Far Away

In this fantastical picture book perfect for fans of Aaron Becker’s Journey, a human child and a child from another planet discover that no matter where you live or what your books are like, reading—and sharing—are universal.

4. Welcome to the Wonder House

This collection of poems, creatively presented in the format of an allegorical house, will engage anyone who has ever wondered “why?” as it shows young readers that wonder is everywhere—in yourself and in the world around you.

5. The Museum of Nothing

Discover all the many ways that nothing is really something! This mind-bendingly clever picture book about a visit to the Museum of Nothing will have curious readers marveling and laughing along.

6. Coretta’s Journey

Who was Coretta Scott King? Her black-veiled image at the funeral of her husband Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was moving and iconic. This book introduces readers to the woman behind the veil—a girl full of spunk and pluck, bravery and grit.

7. Invincible: Fathers and Mothers of Black America

This lyrical picture book explores the birth of Black America, focusing on the little-known men and women who fought for justice and for an America where freedom truly rang for all.

8. A Long Time Coming: A Lyrical Biography of Race in America from Ona Judge to Barack Obama

This YA biography-in-verse of six important Black Americans from different eras, including Ona Judge, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, Martin Luther King Jr., and Barack Obama, chronicles the diverse ways each fought racism and shows how much—and how little—has changed for Black Americans since our country’s founding.

9. Garvey’s Choice: The Graphic Novel

Award-winning author Nikki Grimes’s beloved novel in verse Garvey’s Choice is now a graphic novel, imaginatively and dramatically illustrated by Little Shaq artist Theodore Taylor III.

10. Paul Bunyan: The Invention of an American Legend: A TOON Graphic

Did you know that a mainstay of American folk culture was in fact created as an advertising ploy? Few people realize that Paul Bunyan, the legendary lumberjack, and his blue ox are the product of corporate marketing by a highly industrialized industry.