Recommendations for Kids

Discover your new favorite book by exploring our curated lists. 

Best New Youth Books

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    Emmy in the Key of Code

    Aimee Lucido

    Emmy in the Key of Code

    Aimee Lucido

    Sixth-grader Emmy tries to find her place in a new school and to figure out how she can create her own kind of music using a computer.

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    Words on Fire

    Jennifer A. Nielsen

    Words on Fire

    Jennifer A. Nielsen

    In 1893 twelve-year-old Audra lives on a farm in Lithuania, and tries to avoid the Cossack soldiers who enforce the Russian decrees that ban Lithuanian books, religion, culture, and even the langua

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    Look Both Ways

    Jason Reynolds

    Look Both Ways

    Jason Reynolds

    From National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all they different directions a walk home can take.

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    White Bird

    R. J. Palacio

    White Bird

    R. J. Palacio

    Tells the story of Julian's Grandmére's childhood as she, a Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II and how the boy she once shunned became her sav

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    Redwood and Ponytail

    K.A. Holt

    Redwood and Ponytail

    K.A. Holt

    Kate and Tam meet, and both of their worlds tip sideways. At first, Tam figures Kate is your stereotypical cheerleader; Kate sees Tam as another tall jock.

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    I Can Make This Promise

    Christine Day

    I Can Make This Promise

    Christine Day

    "When twelve-year-old Edie finds letters and photographs in her attic that change everything she thought she knew about her Native American mother's adoption, she realizes she has a lot to learn ab

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    Dear Sweet Pea

    Julie Murphy

    Dear Sweet Pea

    Julie Murphy

    The first middle grade novel from Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin' (now a popular Netflix film), is a funny, heartwarming story perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead, Ali

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Best New Picture Books & Easy Readers

  • Cover image for Look Out! A Storm!

    Look Out! A Storm!

    David Milgrim

    Look Out! A Storm!

    David Milgrim

    Otto and his friends are back in this Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read by New York Times bestselling author/illustrator, David Milgrim. Look Out! A Storm!

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    Charlie & Mouse Even Better

    Laurel Snyder

    Charlie & Mouse Even Better

    Laurel Snyder

    In this heartwarming follow-up to Laurel Snyder's awardwinning beginning chapter book Charlie & Mouse, the two brothers prepare to celebrate one very special birthday: their mom's!

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  • Cover image for ¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market

    ¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market

    Raúl the Third

    ¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market

    Raúl the Third

    Richard Scarry’s Busytown gets a Mexican-American makeover in the marketplace of a buzzing border town from Pura Belpré Medal-winning illustrator Raúl the Third.

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    The Titanosaur

    Diego Pol, José Luis Carballido

    The Titanosaur

    Diego Pol, José Luis Carballido

    Scholastic and the American Museum of Natural History join forces in a thrilling new picture book about the discovery of the Titanosaur -- the biggest, heaviest creature to ever walk Earth!

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    Garden Day!

    Candice Ransom

    Garden Day!

    Candice Ransom

    A welcome-to-spring Step 1 reader featuring the family from Pumpkin Day!, Apple Picking Day!, and Snow Day! It's springtime, and the perfect day to plant a garden!

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    Puddle

    Richard Jackson

    Puddle

    Richard Jackson

    A surprising, universal, and gorgeously illustrated story about self-acceptance, love, friendship, and the joy of embracing different perspectives, this beautiful picture book by acclaimed author R

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  • Cover image for Because

    Because

    Mo Willems

    Because

    Mo Willems

    Mo Willems, a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, composes a powerful symphony of chance, discovery, persistence, and magic in this moving tale of a young girl's journey

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