Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: New & Upcoming Releases for October & November

It is time to put a spotlight on all the wonderful nonfiction that has come out in September or will be coming out in October and November. Though this is not a comprehensive list, I hope that it helps to put some new titles on your radar. From what I can tell, it is going to be a spectacular season for Nonfiction and just in time for compiling your Mock Sibert or Sibert Smackdown lists.

If you missed past release posts, here are the links: January | February| April Part I | April Part II | May | June | July | September & October Releases from Kids Can Press |

September Relases:


Summer Green to Autumn Gold: Uncovering Leaves’ Hidden Colors by Mia Posada (Millbrook, August 6, 2019)


Don’t Miss These Titles post featured new releases from September, click here.


Kicking Off the New School Year features new September Releases, click here.


Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle: How Animals Get Ready for Winter by Laura Purdie Salas, Illustrated by Claudine Gévry (Millbrook Press, September 3, 2019)


Life: The First Four Billion Years: The Story of Life from the Big Bang to the Evolution of Humans by Martin Jenkins, Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith (Candlewick Studio, September 10, 2019)


Firefighters’ Handbook by Meghan McCarthy (Simon & Schuster, September 17, 2019)

October Releases:


The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton (Simon & Schuster, October 1, 2019)


The Book Rescuer: How a Mensch from Massachusetts Saved Yiddish Literature for Generations to Come by Sue Macy, Illustrated by Stacy Innerst (Simon & Schuster, October 1, 2019)


Eek, You Reek!: Poems about Animals That Stink, Stank, Stunk by Jane Yolen, Illustrated by Eugenia Nobati (Millbrook Press, October 1, 2019)


Hi, I’m Norman: The Story of American Illustrator Norman Rockwell by Robert Burleigh, Illustrated by Wendell Minor (Simon & Schuster, October 1, 2019)


North America: A Fold-Out Graphic History by Sarah Albee, Illustrated by William Exley (What On Earth Books/Smithsonian, October 1, 2019)


A Race Around the World: The True Story of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland by Caroline Starr Rose, Illustrated by Alexandra Bye (Albert Whitman Company, October 1, 2019)


Save the Crash Test Dummies by Jennifer Swanson (Peachtree Publishing, October 1, 2019)


Counting the Stars: The Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician by Lesa Cline-Ransome, Rolon Colon (Simon & Schuster, October 8, 2019)


Leading the Way: Women in Power by Janet Howell, Theresa Howell, Illustrated by Kylie Akia, Alexandra Bye, Forward by Hilary Rodham Clinton (Candlewick Press, October 8, 2019)


Playlist: The Rebels and Revolutionaries of Sound by James Rhodes, Illustrated by Martin O'Neill (Candlewick, October 8, 2019)


Snow Leopard: Ghost of the Mountains by Justin Anderson, Illustrated by Patrick Benson (Candlewick Press, October 8, 2019)


Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by David Roberts (Walker Books, October 8, 2019)


Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Ship" by Deborah Heiligman (Henry Holt & Co., October 8, 2019)


Infinite Hope: A Black Artist’s Journey From World War II to Peace by Ashley Bryan (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, October 15, 2019)


Whose Footprint Is That? by Darrin P Lunde, Kelsey Osied (Charlesbridge Publishers, October 22, 2019)

November Releases:


Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Journey to Justice by Debbie Levy, Illustrated by Whitney Gardner (Simon & Schuster, November 5, 2019)


Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet by Elizabeth Rusch, Teresa Martainez (Charlesbridge Publishing, November 5, 2019)


Feed Your Mind: A Story of August Wilson by Jen Bryant, Cannaday Chapman (Abrams Books for Young Readers, November 12, 2019)


Don’t forget to link up your nonfiction reviews….