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Recommendations for Kids

Discover your new favorite book by exploring our curated lists. 

Best New Youth Books

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    Sweeping Up the Heart

    Kevin Henkes

    Sweeping Up the Heart

    Kevin Henkes

    From two-time Newbery Honor and New York Times–bestselling author Kevin Henkes, this timeless novel about loss, loneliness, and friendship tells the story of the spring break that changes seventh-g

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    The Lost Girl

    Anne Ursu

    The Lost Girl

    Anne Ursu

    Anne Ursu, author of the National Book Award nominee The Real Boy, returns with a story of the power of fantasy, the limits of love, and the struggles inherent in growing up.

    Read more about The Lost Girl.
  • Cover image for Right as Rain

    Right as Rain

    Lindsey Stoddard

    Right as Rain

    Lindsey Stoddard

    From the critically acclaimed author of Just Like Jackie comes a strikingly tender novel about one family’s heartbreak and the compassion that carries them through, perfect for fans of Sara Pennypa

    Read more about Right as Rain.
  • Cover image for We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

    We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

    Wade Hudson, Cheryl Willis Hudson

    We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

    Wade Hudson, Cheryl Willis Hudson

    Fifty of the foremost diverse children's authors and illustrators--including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander--share answers to the question, "In this divisive world, what sh

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  • Cover image for The Lost Boy's Gift

    The Lost Boy's Gift

    Kimberly Willis Holt

    The Lost Boy's Gift

    Kimberly Willis Holt

    There are places where you want to go and places where you want to leave. There are also places where you want to stay.

    Read more about The Lost Boy's Gift.
  • Cover image for Because of the Rabbit

    Because of the Rabbit

    Cynthia Lord

    Because of the Rabbit

    Cynthia Lord

    Newbery Honor-winning author Cynthia Lord has written a sensitive and accessible book about the challenges of fitting in when you know you're a little different.

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    A Good Kind of Trouble

    Lisa Moore Ramée

    A Good Kind of Trouble

    Lisa Moore Ramée

    From debut author Lisa Moore Ramée comes this funny and big-hearted debut middle grade novel about friendship, family, and standing up for what’s right, perfect for fans of Angie Thomas’s The Hate

    Read more about A Good Kind of Trouble.

Best New Picture Books & Easy Readers

  • Cover image for Charlie & Mouse Even Better

    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!

    Read more about Charlie & Mouse Even Better.
  • 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.

    Read more about ¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market.
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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!

    Read more about The Titanosaur.
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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!

    Read more about Garden Day!.
  • Cover image for Puddle

    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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