Recommendations for Kids

Discover your new favorite book by exploring our curated lists. 

Best New Youth Books

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    Lalani of the Distant Sea

    Erin Entrada Kelly

    Lalani of the Distant Sea

    Erin Entrada Kelly

    "Twelve-year-old Lalani Sarita takes on the impossible task of traveling to the legendary Mount Isa, towering on an island to the north.

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    The Battle

    Karuna Riazi

    The Battle

    Karuna Riazi

    The game begins again in this gripping follow-up to The Gauntlet that’s a futuristic middle eastern Zathura meets Ready Player One!

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    More to the Story

    Hena Khan

    More to the Story

    Hena Khan

    From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes a new story inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, Little Women, featuring four sisters from a modern American Muslim family li

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    Cape

    Kate Hannigan

    Cape

    Kate Hannigan

    Hidden Figures meets Wonder Woman in this action-packed, comic-inspired adventure about a brilliant girl puzzler who discovers she’s part of a superhero team!

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    Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation

    Stuart Gibbs

    Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation

    Stuart Gibbs

    From New York Times bestselling author Stuart Gibbs comes the first novel in a thrilling new series about a twelve-year-old genius who’s forced to use her unbelievable code-breaking skills to outsm

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    Reaching for the Moon

    Katherine Johnson

    Reaching for the Moon

    Katherine Johnson

    The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11. As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math.

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    Storm Blown

    Nick Courage

    Storm Blown

    Nick Courage

    In San Juan, Puerto Rico, Alejandro worries about his great-uncle while helping guests at a resort, and in New Orleans, Emily worries about her sick brother, as a major hurricane rages, changing bo

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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