Now that you’re back in school, you’re probably reading a lot more than you did this summer. Whether it’s for school or just for fun, here are six new books to check out.
Most trees can’t tell stories, but Red is no ordinary tree. As the decades-old centerpiece of one historic neighborhood, this mighty oak has seen it all. When a new family moves in, everything begins to change. Told by Red, Wishtree is all about family, friends and nature. By Katherine Applegate. Feiwel & Friends, $17 hardcover. Ages 10 and up.
How To Be a Scientist
Discover what it takes to become a science expert in How to be a Scientist. You’ll learn how to create a tornado in a jar, build a bug habitat, make a mini hot-air balloon and perform more than 30 other hands-on experiments. By Steve Mould. DK, $20 hardcover. Ages 8 and up.
Ben Franklin’s in My Bathroom!
Imagine sitting around your house and — out of nowhere — Benjamin Franklin appears. That’s exactly what happens in Ben Franklin’s in My Bathroom! by Candace Fleming. It’s up to sibling duo Nolan and Olive to get the Founding Father back to his era before things go horribly wrong. Schwartz & Wade, $17 hardcover. All ages.
Goosebumps: Attack of the Jack!
Get your Halloween scare on early with Goosebumps: Attack of the Jack! When Devin and Violet Packer are sent to live with their Uncle Jack for the summer in a lighthouse near the sea, they soon realize their new home is full of spooky secrets. By R.L. Stine. Scholastic, $7 softcover. Ages 8 and up.
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties
Dog Man is back for his third adventure. This time, the part-canine-part-cop will battle it out with his nemesis, Petey the cat, who has cloned himself, creating twice the trouble in Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties. By Dav Pilkey. Scholastic, $10 hardcover. All ages.
The Wacky World of Living Things!
Get more than 250 amazing facts about the animal kingdom in The Wacky World of Living Things! You’ll learn why crickets have ears on their knees, how flies walk upside down, where the tallest trees on Earth grow and much more. By Melvin and Gilda Berger. Scholastic, $8 softcover. All ages.