Recommendations for Kids

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Best New Youth Books

  • Cover image for The Girl in the Locked Room

    The Girl in the Locked Room

    Mary Downing Hahn

    The Girl in the Locked Room

    Mary Downing Hahn

    Ghost story master Mary Downing Hahn unrolls the suspenseful, spine-chilling yarn of a girl imprisoned for more than a century, the terrifying events that put her there, and a friendship that cross

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  • Cover image for Spooked!

    Spooked!

    Gail Jarrow

    Spooked!

    Gail Jarrow

    In this nonfiction title for young readers ages 10 to 14, acclaimed author Gail Jarrow explores in riveting detail the famous War of the Worlds radio broadcast from 1938; she highlights the artists

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  • Cover image for The Mac Undercover

    The Mac Undercover

    Mac Barnett

    The Mac Undercover

    Mac Barnett

    From the esteemed New York Times bestselling and multi-award-winning author Mac Barnett comes a thrilling, hilarious fully-illustrated new spy adventure series!

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  • Cover image for Saving Winslow

    Saving Winslow

    Sharon Creech

    Saving Winslow

    Sharon Creech

    Perfect for fans of Charlotte’s Web and The One and Only Ivan, Saving Winslow is an uplifting modern classic in the making about a young boy who befriends an ailing newborn donkey and nurses him ba

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  • Cover image for Cats vs. Robots #1: This Is War

    Cats vs. Robots #1: This Is War

    Margaret Stohl, Lewis Peterson

    Cats vs. Robots #1: This Is War

    Margaret Stohl, Lewis Peterson

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Margaret Stohl and Lewis Peterson’s hilarious middle grade debut has it all: robot overlords, secret feline agents, and earthling humans who in for a real catas

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  • Cover image for The House in Poplar Wood

    The House in Poplar Wood

    K. E. Ormsbee

    The House in Poplar Wood

    K. E. Ormsbee

    For as long as the Vickery twins can remember, Lee and his mother have served Memory, while Felix and his father assist Death. This is the Agreement.

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  • Cover image for Anne Arrives

    Anne Arrives

    Kallie George

    Anne Arrives

    Kallie George

    The charming first book in a new early-reader series, starring the spirited -- and outspoken -- Anne Shirley as she first arrives at Green Gables.

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  • Cover image for So Tall Within

    So Tall Within

    Gary D. Schmidt

    So Tall Within

    Gary D. Schmidt

    From celebrated author Gary D. Schmidt comes a picture book biography of a giant in the struggle for civil rights, perfectly pitched for readers today.

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Best New Picture Books & Easy Readers