Recommendations for Kids

Discover your new favorite book by exploring our curated lists. 

Best New Youth Books

  • Cover image for Sadiq and the Desert Star

    Sadiq and the Desert Star

    Siman Nuurali

    Sadiq and the Desert Star

    Siman Nuurali

    Sadiq's father is going on a business trip, but before he goes he tells Sadiq a story of the Desert Star, which fits in perfectly with Sadiq's third grade class field trip to the planetarium, and i

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  • Cover image for Chula the Fox

    Chula the Fox

    Anthony Perry

    Chula the Fox

    Anthony Perry

    Chula, a Chickasaw boy, is suddenly thrown into the murky and treacherous worlds of warfare and adulthood after a traumatic ambush costs him his father.

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  • Cover image for Zenobia July

    Zenobia July

    Lisa Bunker

    Zenobia July

    Lisa Bunker

    Zenobia July, an excellent coder and hacker, investigates a mystery while wrestling with the challenges of a new school, a new family, and presenting her true gender for the first time.

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  • Cover image for Camp

    Camp

    Kayla Miller

    Camp

    Kayla Miller

    For fans of Smile and Real Friends comes a graphic novel about venturing off to summer camp for the first time and stepping out of one's comfort zone.

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  • Cover image for Not If I Can Help It

    Not If I Can Help It

    Carolyn Mackler

    Not If I Can Help It

    Carolyn Mackler

    From award-winning Carolyn Mackler, the story of Willa, who has been living with Sensory Processing Disorder but is thrown for a BIG loop when her dad announces he's dating Willa's best friend's mo

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  • Cover image for The Hero Next Door

    The Hero Next Door

    Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

    The Hero Next Door

    Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

    A collection of short stories by diverse authors that explores acts of bravery by heroes trying to make the world a better place.

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  • Cover image for Rising Water

    Rising Water

    Marc Aronson

    Rising Water

    Marc Aronson

    The incredible true story of the twelve boys trapped with their coach in a flooded cave in Thailand and their inspiring rescue.

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  • Cover image for Science You Can Eat

    Science You Can Eat

    Stefan Gates

    Science You Can Eat

    Stefan Gates

    Discover the incredible, edible science that happens every time you cook, bake, or eat with this children's book that is part-cookbook, part-science reference.

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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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  • 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!

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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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  • Cover image for The Titanosaur

    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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  • Cover image for Garden Day!

    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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  • 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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