Recommendations for Kids

Discover your new favorite book by exploring our curated lists. 

Best New Youth Books

  • Cover image for Bold and Brave

    Bold and Brave

    Kirsten Gillibrand

    Bold and Brave

    Kirsten Gillibrand

    From United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand comes an inspiring picture book about ten suffragists who fought for women's right to vote.

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  • Cover image for How I Became a Spy

    How I Became a Spy

    Deborah Hopkinson

    How I Became a Spy

    Deborah Hopkinson

    From the award-winning author of "The Great Trouble" comes a story of espionage, survival, and friendship during World War II that reminds readers that times of war call for bravery, brains, and te

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  • Cover image for Rise of the Dragons

    Rise of the Dragons

    Angie Sage

    Rise of the Dragons

    Angie Sage

    Bestselling author Angie Sage takes flight with an epic adventure that imagines dragons in the modern world! Once our world was full of dragons who lived in harmony with humans.

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  • Cover image for Dragon Pearl

    Dragon Pearl

    Yoon Ha Lee

    Dragon Pearl

    Yoon Ha Lee

    Rick Riordan Presents Yoon Ha Lee's space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you'd never know it by looking at her.

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    Lety Out Loud

    Angela Cervantes

    Lety Out Loud

    Angela Cervantes

    Celebrated author Angela Cervantes returns to the fan favorite animal shelter featured in Gaby, Lost and Found, with a heartfelt novel about friendship and finding your voice.

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  • Cover image for Eventown

    Eventown

    Corey Ann Haydu

    Eventown

    Corey Ann Haydu

    “Beautiful, mysterious and deeply satisfying.” —Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me and Goodbye Stranger The world tilted for Elodee this year, and now it’s impossible

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    The Moon Within

    Aida Salazar

    The Moon Within

    Aida Salazar

    The dazzling story of a girl navigating friendship, family, and growing up, an Are You There God, It's Me Margaret? for the modern day, from debut author Aida Salazar.

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  • Cover image for Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero!

    Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero!

    Kara West

    Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero!

    Kara West

    Meet Mia Macarooney, an ordinary eight-year-old who finds out she has an extraordinary super-secret in this first chapter book in the brand-new Mia Mayhem series!

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Best New Picture Books & Easy Readers

  • 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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  • 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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  • Cover image for Bloom Boom!

    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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  • Cover image for Poof! A Bot!

    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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