Check out some of the newest Epic books available for September!
Many of you know that we’ve got over 40,000 children’s books on our platform, but did you know we’re constantly adding high-quality books and learning videos to our digital library?
Each month, we share some of the top digital books new to Epic, from picture books and audiobooks, to graphic novels, chapter books and more for kids of all ages and reading levels.
Ready to fuel a love of reading in your kid? Check out these new Epic books for September! All available on Epic Unlimited.
New Epic Books for September
Written by: Sara O’Leary
Illustrated by: Qin Leng
In this companion to “A Family Is a Family Is a Family,” kids around the playground share the silly, perplexing and even downright annoying questions people regularly ask them about themselves. And one by one, they also reveal the questions they’d rather be asked—about what they consider to be their most interesting and important qualities. With thoughtful text and expressive visuals, this book shows kids that everyone’s different, while promoting understanding and acceptance.
Written by: Amitha Jagannath Knight
Illustrated by: Sandhya Prabhat
When sisters Aarti and Usha gaze up at the stars, they each see something different. While Aarti sees the Big Dipper, Usha sees the Big DIGGER. Cousin Gloria sees neither. They can’t all be right… or can they?
This playful STEM book will introduce your kid to concepts like geometry and constellations, while showing them even more incredible things they can discover in the world around them.
Written by: Wendell Minor
Illustrated by: Wendell Minor
Every year starting September 1, seasonal besties Deja and Josiah work at the local pumpkin patch. They hang out, have fun and—as the title suggests—carve the most epic jack-o-lanterns you’ve ever seen. Every Halloween they part ways for another year, but this Halloween night will be different. It’s their last season together before parting ways for good, and Deja’s got a plan. Wanting to end their pumpkin patch days with no regrets, she talks Josiah into making the most of their last Halloween with an evening filled with adventure.
Written by: Kurt Cyrus
Illustrated by: Andy Atkins
For 100 years, a majestic Saguaro cactus has provided food, shelter and shade to the plants and animals in the surrounding desert. So on its 100th birthday, the creatures who enjoy its life-giving qualities come together to celebrate Saguaro and honor it’s many gifts.
Beautiful rhymes and vibrant illustrations bring the story to life, while teaching kids about the essential interdependence and community among the creatures in our natural world.
By: Danny PopoviciIllustrated by: Danny Popovici
A little boy is trying to make himself at home in the woods after moving from the big city. But just as he’s starting to feel settled in he notices a fire on the horizon. In an instant he watches all of the woodland creatures, including a fox he’s befriended, flee as the ground is scorched by the flames.
Written by a volunteer firefighter, this touching story will show your kid the importance of friendship and resilience in the face of tragedy, and that with hope, things can heal and be rebuilt in time.
Written by: Lucy Branam
Illustrated by: Kevin M. Barry
“It’s a well-known fact: any day of the week is more likable than Monday.”
Poor Monday! He’s not cut out for blissful Sunday naps, doesn’t sweetly float in with ice cream cones like Tuesday, and Friday never invites him to his parties. No matter how much he tries, Monday just can’t get anyone to like him, so he finally decides to stop showing up at all, and that’s when the other weekdays start to see just how important Monday is. .
Parents will relate to this hilarious, kid-friendly take on familiar days-of-the-week tropes.
By: Sandra Dumais
Detective Billiam Van Hoof is back for another whodunnit graphic novel involving a farm animal gone missing. This time it’s Cow! No one can find her, not even her calves. So naturally, the world’s best (and only) goat detective is on the case.
The farm animals are convinced that Cow’s been kidnapped, and there are signs and conspiracies everywhere, including a crop circle (aliens?!) and a rumor that the farmer turned Cow into a hamburger. In this installment of the silly and hilarious Farm Crimes series, delightful details, visual gags and fun characters pop from every page.
Written by: Humberto Ak’aba
lIllustrated by: Amelia Lau Carling
Kids and grownups alike will love this beautiful English-Spanish poetry collection by the great Indigenous poet Humberto Ak’aba. Each poem evokes childhood memories about a lost world: the Maya K’iche, his village in Guatemala. Throughout the book, he poignantly describes children, family, animals, ghosts, love and so much more.
Written by: Jon Scieszka
Illustrated by: Steven Weinberg
This book is one zany and hysterical step in science and storytelling, and one giant leap in adventure. In this smart and informative read, a ragtag band of planetary explorers (AstroWolf, LaserShark, SmartHawk and StinkBug) embark on a quest to find new planets for humans to inhabit after Earth is ruined.
This is a wildly fun conversation starter on a serious and complex topic, and your kid will learn tons about our planet and environment and have a blast in the process.
Written by: Deborah Kerbel
Illustrated by: Angela Poon
This graphic novel tells the true story of the discovery of insulin thanks to a canine hero, Marjorie.
In 1921, Dr. Frederick Banting comes up with an innovative idea to treat diabetes. He tests his theory using street dogs and bonds with Marjorie, leading to one of the most impactful milestones in medical science. While thoughtfully telling the story of a life-saving breakthrough for generations of diabetics, the book also delves into the ethics of using animals for medical research.
That’s all for now! From non-fiction books like National Geographic Kids to picture books to our popular Epic Originals series, we’ve always got new age-appropriate picks for your pre-K or elementary school reader in a variety of formats. Stay tuned for more! And if they love these titles, check out other Epic books for kids added to our platform in recent months.
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