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Recommendations for Kids

Discover your new favorite book by exploring our curated lists. 

Ebooks: If you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Ebooks: Picture Book Read-Alongs

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    Goodnight Already!

    Jory John

    Goodnight Already!

    Jory John

    Meet Bear. He's exhausted. All he wants is to go to sleep. Meet Duck, Bear's persistent next-door neighbor. All he wants is to hang out . . . with Bear.

    Read more about Goodnight Already!.
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    Mother Bruce

    Ryan T. Higgins

    Mother Bruce

    Ryan T. Higgins

    Bruce the bear likes to keep to himself. That, and eat eggs. But when his hard-boiled goose eggs turn out to be real, live goslings, he starts to lose his appetite.

    Read more about Mother Bruce.
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    Freight Train

    Donald Crews

    Freight Train

    Donald Crews

    In powerful words and vibrant illustrations, Donald Crews evokes the essence of inexorably rolling wheels, so that even a child not lucky enough to have counted freight cars will feel he has watche

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  • Cover image for Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

    Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

    Eileen Christelow

    Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

    Eileen Christelow

    As soon as they say good night to Mama, the five little monkeys start to jump on their bed. But trouble lies ahead as, one by one, they fall off and hurt themselves.

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    Red

    Michael Hall

    Red

    Michael Hall

    A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red" suffers an identity crisis in this picture book by the New York Times–bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo and It's an Orange Aardvark!

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    Goodnight Moon

    Margaret Wise Brown

    Goodnight Moon

    Margaret Wise Brown

    In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the

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    Owl Babies

    Martin Waddell

    Owl Babies

    Martin Waddell

    “There aren’t many ‘baby books’ that convey this kind of emotional richness supported by a perfect artistic form.” — Washington Post Book World Features an audio read-along!

    Read more about Owl Babies.

Best New Youth Books

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    Honeybee

    Candace Fleming

    Honeybee

    Candace Fleming

    Get up close and personal with Apis, one honeybee, as she embarks on her journey through life, complete with exquisitely detailed illustrations.

    Read more about Honeybee.
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    The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street

    Lauren Oliver

    The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street

    Lauren Oliver

    From the bestselling author of E. B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book Liesl & Po comes a timely and relevant adventure story about monsters of all kinds--and a girl brave enough to save them.

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    Just Feel

    Mallika Chopra

    Just Feel

    Mallika Chopra

    From the author of Just Breathe, Mallika Chopra, daughter of Deepak Chopra, comes a full-color guide empowering kids ages 8-12 to problem solve, harness inner strength, and gain grit and emotional

    Read more about Just Feel.
  • Cover image for Real Pigeons Fight Crime

    Real Pigeons Fight Crime

    Andrew McDonald

    Real Pigeons Fight Crime

    Andrew McDonald

    Ever wonder why pigeons act so weird? Because they are secretly chasing bad guys and flying around saving your butt! This hilarious illustrated series is perfect for fans of BAD GUYS and DOG MAN.

    Read more about Real Pigeons Fight Crime.
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    96 Miles

    J. L. Esplin

    96 Miles

    J. L. Esplin

    For fans of Gary Paulsen’s classic Hatchet and Lauren Tarshis’s bestselling I Survived series, J. L.

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  • Cover image for Farah Rocks Fifth Grade

    Farah Rocks Fifth Grade

    Susan Muaddi Darraj

    Farah Rocks Fifth Grade

    Susan Muaddi Darraj

    Farah and her best friend, Allie Liu, are getting excited to turn in their applications to the Magnet Academy, where they both hope to attend sixth grade.

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    Lizzie Demands a Seat!

    Beth Anderson

    Lizzie Demands a Seat!

    Beth Anderson

    In 1854, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jennings, an African American schoolteacher, fought back when she was unjustly denied entry to a New York City streetcar, sparking the beginnings of the long struggle to

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    The Space We're In

    Katya Balen

    The Space We're In

    Katya Balen

    Ten-year-old Frank has trouble navigating his relationship with his younger brother Max who is autistic. Frank loves soccer, codes, riding his bike, and playing with his friends.

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    Chirp

    Kate Messner

    Chirp

    Kate Messner

    "[A] deftly layered mystery about family, friendship, and the struggle to speak up." - Laurie Halse Anderson, bestselling author of Speak and Shout From acclaimed author Kate Messner comes the powe

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