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Recommendations for Kids

Discover your new favorite book by exploring our curated lists. 

Best New Books

  • Cover image for Endling #1: The Last

    Endling #1: The Last

    Katherine Applegate

    Endling #1: The Last

    Katherine Applegate

    First Katherine Applegate thrilled readers with the action-packed Animorphs series. Then she stole our hearts with the award-winning The One and Only Ivan.

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  • Cover image for Clem Hetherington and the Ironwood Race (Clem Hetherington #1)

    Clem Hetherington and the Ironwood Race (Clem Hetherington #1)

    Jen Breach

    Clem Hetherington and the Ironwood Race (Clem Hetherington #1)

    Jen Breach

    Clementine Hetherington and her robot brother, Digory, have run away from the orphanage they've been living in since their parents died.

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  • Cover image for Rodent Rascals

    Rodent Rascals

    Roxie Munro

    Rodent Rascals

    Roxie Munro

    "Life-size illustrations of rodent species from around the world accompany simple, thorough text describing their life cycles, sizes, habitats, and ranges"--

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  • Cover image for Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea

    Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea

    Lynne Rae Perkins

    Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea

    Lynne Rae Perkins

    From Newbery Medalist Lynne Rae Perkins, this effervescent story introduces two sisters—Alix and Jools—and takes readers on an unforgettable journey to the beach.

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  • Cover image for Ghost Boys

    Ghost Boys

    Jewell Parker Rhodes

    Ghost Boys

    Jewell Parker Rhodes

    The #1 Kids' Indie Next Pick A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.

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  • Cover image for The Creature of the Pines

    The Creature of the Pines

    Adam Gidwitz

    The Creature of the Pines

    Adam Gidwitz

    A fully illustrated, globe-trotting new middle grade fantasy-adventure series about mythical creatures and their cultures of origin, from the Newbery Honor-winning author of The Inquisitor's Tale.

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  • Cover image for Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters

    Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters

    Charlotte Jones Voiklis, Léna Roy

    Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters

    Charlotte Jones Voiklis, Léna Roy

    This middle-grade biography explores the life and works of Madeleine L'Engle —written by her granddaughters—coming just in time for the all-new A Wrinkle in Time film, directed by Ava DuVernay and

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  • Cover image for Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports

    Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports

    Gregory Zuckerman, Elijah Zuckerman, Gabriel Zuckerman

    Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports

    Gregory Zuckerman, Elijah Zuckerman, Gabriel Zuckerman

    Growing up in a crime-plagued, gang-infested neighborhood, Venus and Serena Williams were led to believe their environment was not a place where dreams could come true.

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  • Cover image for Outrageous Animal Adaptations

    Outrageous Animal Adaptations

    Michael J. Rosen

    Outrageous Animal Adaptations

    Michael J. Rosen

    A fish that walks on land, a frog that makes its own sunscreen, and an insect that can become invisible?

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  • Cover image for Life on Earth: Space

    Life on Earth: Space

    Heather Alexander

    Life on Earth: Space

    Heather Alexander

    How big is the universe? What would it be like to live on Venus? Is there life on another planet? What was the Big Bang? How does space travel work?

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Best Picture Books and Easy Readers 2017

  • Cover image for Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! It's Shoe Time!

    It's Shoe Time!

    Mo Willems, Bryan Collier

    It's Shoe Time!

    Mo Willems, Bryan Collier

    This lyrical beginning-reader by multi award-winning artist Bryan Collier turns the closet on its heel and redefines what it means to be a pair.

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  • Cover image for I See a Cat

    I See a Cat

    Paul Meisel

    I See a Cat

    Paul Meisel

    When a housebound dog spies a cat, a bird, and other animals outside a glass door, he is excited: I see a cat. I see a bird. I see a squirrel.

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  • Cover image for Snail and Worm Again

    Snail and Worm Again

    Tina Kugler

    Snail and Worm Again

    Tina Kugler

    In this silly sequel to "Snail and Worm," the dynamic duo are back for more fun and giggles in three new comic shorts brimming with quirky humor and unflappable friendship.

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  • Cover image for Charlie & Mouse

    Charlie & Mouse

    Laurel Snyder

    Charlie & Mouse

    Laurel Snyder

    Four hilarious stories, two inventive brothers, one irresistible story!

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  • Cover image for Lucia the Luchadora

    Lucia the Luchadora

    Cynthia Leonor Garza

    Lucia the Luchadora

    Cynthia Leonor Garza

    Lucia zips through the playground in her cape just like the boys, but when theytell her "girls can't be superheroes," suddenly she doesn't feel so mighty.

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  • Cover image for Little Fox in the Forest

    Little Fox in the Forest

    Stephanie Graegin

    Little Fox in the Forest

    Stephanie Graegin

    "A wordless picture book in which two friends follow a young fox deep into the woods and discover a wondrous and magical world"--

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  • Cover image for The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!

    The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!

    Carmen Agra Deedy

    The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!

    Carmen Agra Deedy

    "The mayor of the noisy city of La Paz institutes new laws forbidding all singing, but a brave little rooster decides he must sing, despite the progressively severe punishments he receives for cont

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  • Cover image for A Different Pond

    A Different Pond

    Bao Phi

    A Different Pond

    Bao Phi

    "As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis.

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  • Cover image for Windows

    Windows

    Julia Denos

    Windows

    Julia Denos

    Walking his dog at dusk, one boy catches glimpses of the lives around him in this lovely ode to autumn evenings, exploring your neighborhood, and coming home.

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  • Cover image for Crown

    Crown

    Derrick Barnes

    Crown

    Derrick Barnes

    Derrick Barnes's smooth, fresh words and Gordon C.

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Best Fiction & Nonfiction 2017

  • Cover image for Harry Potter - A Journey Through A History of Magic

    Harry Potter - A Journey Through A History of Magic

    British Library

    Harry Potter - A Journey Through A History of Magic

    British Library

    The official companion book to the British Library exhibition and the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans!

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  • Cover image for King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats

    King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats

    Dori Hillestad Butler

    King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats

    Dori Hillestad Butler

    A loveable dog helps his human girl solve a mystery. Kayla made peanut butter treats for Jillian's new puppy Thor. But now the treats are missing. What does Kayla know?

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  • Cover image for Refugee

    Refugee

    Alan Gratz

    Refugee

    Alan Gratz

    JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .

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  • Cover image for The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

    The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

    Pablo Cartaya

    The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

    Pablo Cartaya

    "Sensational." --Matt de la Pe�a, New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author of The Last Stop on Market Street Save the restaurant. Save the town. Get the girl. Make Abuela proud.

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  • Cover image for The First Rule of Punk

    The First Rule of Punk

    Celia C. Perez

    The First Rule of Punk

    Celia C. Perez

    "Roller Girl" meets "School of Rock" in this illustrated novel about identity, friendship, and riot-grrrl power by librarian and debut author Prez.

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  • Cover image for The Stars Beneath Our Feet

    The Stars Beneath Our Feet

    David Barclay Moore

    The Stars Beneath Our Feet

    David Barclay Moore

    A boy tries to steer a safe path through the projects in Harlem in the wake of his brother's death in this outstanding debut novel described as a "fast and furious read in which we meet some amazin

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  • Cover image for Out of Wonder

    Out of Wonder

    Kwame Alexander

    Out of Wonder

    Kwame Alexander

    A Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Honoree offer a glorious, lyrical ode to poets who have sparked a sense of wonder.

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  • Cover image for Hello, Universe

    Hello, Universe

    Erin Entrada Kelly

    Hello, Universe

    Erin Entrada Kelly

    Synopsis coming soon.......

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  • Cover image for Grand Canyon

    Grand Canyon

    Jason Chin

    Grand Canyon

    Jason Chin

    "An exploration of the Grand Canyon on a grand scale, as only Jason Chin can illustrate and explain."--

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