10 New Must-Reads For December

The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man’s Canyon, S.S. Taylor (December 11)

We don’t normally cover kids’ books in this space, but we can’t help but be kind of excited for this one, the first in a series in which “electricity is extinct” and three orphans are on their way to discovery with nothing more than half a hand-me-down map. The first middle-grade novel from McSweeney’s McMullens imprint, we may just have the next big thing on our hands.