Recommendations for Kids

Discover your new favorite book by exploring our curated lists. 

Best New Youth Books

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    Rotten!

    Anita Sanchez

    Rotten!

    Anita Sanchez

    A funny and fact-filled look at decomposition in all of its slimy glory, illustrated with dazzling full-color art by Gilbert Ford.

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    The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monuments Men (Scholastic Focus)

    Robert M. Edsel

    The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monuments Men (Scholastic Focus)

    Robert M. Edsel

    Robert M. Edsel brings the story of his #1 NYT bestseller for adults The Monuments Men to young readers for the first time in this dynamic, narrative nonfiction project packed with photos.

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    One-Third Nerd

    Gennifer Choldenko

    One-Third Nerd

    Gennifer Choldenko

    Ten-year-old Liam and his two younger sisters, precocious third-grader Dakota and second-grader Izzy, who has Down syndrome, face the possibility of losing their beloved dog, Cupcake, who keeps uri

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    Best Babysitters Ever

    Caroline Cala

    Best Babysitters Ever

    Caroline Cala

    Mayhem ensues in their sleepy California beach town when three best friends, motivated by unlimited snacks, no parents, and earning money for an epic seventh-grade party, find an old copy of "The B

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    Astrid the Unstoppable

    Maria Parr

    Astrid the Unstoppable

    Maria Parr

    Pippi Longstocking meets Heidi meets Anne Shirley in this tale of an irrepressible girl in a mountain village who navigates unexpected changes with warmth and humor.

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  • Cover image for Pay Attention, Carter Jones

    Pay Attention, Carter Jones

    Gary D. Schmidt

    Pay Attention, Carter Jones

    Gary D. Schmidt

    Sixth-grader Carter must adjust to the unwelcome presence of a know-it-all butler who is determined to help him become a gentleman, and also to deal with burdens from the past.

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    New Kid

    Jerry Craft

    New Kid

    Jerry Craft

    Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real, fro

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    Thirty Minutes Over Oregon

    Marc Tyler Nobleman

    Thirty Minutes Over Oregon

    Marc Tyler Nobleman

    In this important and moving true story of reconciliation after war, beautifully illustrated in watercolor, a Japanese pilot bombs the continental U.S.

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Best New Picture Books & Easy Readers

  • Cover image for The Bell Rang

    The Bell Rang

    James E. Ransome

    The Bell Rang

    James E. Ransome

    A young slave girl witnesses the heartbreak and hopefulness of her family and their plantation community when her brother escapes for freedom in this brilliantly conceived picture book by Coretta S

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    Bloom Boom!

    April Pulley Sayre

    Bloom Boom!

    April Pulley Sayre

    Discover the magic—and the science—behind spring flower blooms with this companion to the celebrated Raindrops Roll, Best in Snow, and Full of Fall.

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    Poof! A Bot!

    David Milgrim

    Poof! A Bot!

    David Milgrim

    Zip the unlucky magician gets into another hilarious (and sticky) situation in the second book in the Adventures of Zip Ready-to-Go!

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    Found

    Jeff Newman

    Found

    Jeff Newman

    A wordless picture book about what we lose, what we find, and what we give back. Jenn’s beloved dog was lost sometime ago. Long enough that she has given up the search.

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    Snow Day!

    Candice Ransom

    Snow Day!

    Candice Ransom

    A Step 1 reader to welcome winter, featuring the family from Pumpkin Day! and Apple Picking Day! The brother and sister from PUMPKIN DAY! and APPLE PICKING DAY!

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    The Cars and Trucks Book

    Todd Parr

    The Cars and Trucks Book

    Todd Parr

    From bestselling and beloved author Todd Parr, a new book about all of the different ways that cars and trucks help people and have fun. Some trucks help on the farm. Some trucks help in the city.

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    A Day with Yayah

    Nicola I. Campbell

    A Day with Yayah

    Nicola I. Campbell

    Set in the Nicola Valley, British Columbia, in Canada's westernmost province, a First Nations family goes on an outing to forage for herbs and mushrooms.

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