Children's Books from 2017

Find 2017 books for kids and tweens age 2 through 12 right here: picture books, chapter books, young adult novels, graphic novels, and nonfiction. The most recent releases are at the top. For more great kids' books, check out our list of New Children's Books of 2018.

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Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

age 3+

A dad's witty guide to the world his baby's been born into.

By: Oliver Jeffers (2017)
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Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years: Our Universe, Book 1

age 4+

Our planet tells its own history in fun, kid-friendly way.

By: Stacy McAnulty (2017)
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Princess Hair

age 5+

Jubilant celebration of girls' hairstyles, hair textures.

By: Sharee Miller (2017)
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The Witch Boy

age 8+

Sensitive fantasy graphic novel explores gender roles.

By: Molly Ostertag (2017)
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Dork Diaries 12: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe

age 9+

Crushes and middle school drama continue in popular series.

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Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life Is a Joke

age 9+

Fun, lively tale of 12-year-old girl's cool summer.

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Beasts Made of Night, Book 1

age 12+

Riveting, intricately detailed, Africa-influenced fantasy.

By: Tochi Onyebuchi (2017)
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Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability

age 6+

Young man shares info about disability with honesty, humor.

By: Shane Burcaw (2017)
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

age 8+

Inspirational bios of trailblazing African American women.

By: Vashti Harrison (2017)
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The Magic Misfits, Book 1

age 8+

Fast-paced, fun adventure about kid magician finding home.

By: Neil Patrick Harris (2017)
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The Witch Boy

age 8+

Sensitive fantasy graphic novel explores gender roles.

By: Molly Ostertag (2017)
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The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse

age 9+

Kids aim to foil villain's plans in quirky retro romp.

By: Nicholas Gannon (2017)
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Piper

age 12+

Dark, violent retelling of creepy legend has gorgeous art.

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Yes Day!

age 4+

Joyous charmer of a book celebrates a whole day of yeses.

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Hey Black Child

age 5+

Motivational poem brought to life in full color.

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2

age 6+

Stunning collection spotlights more bold girls and women.

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We're Going to Be Friends

age 4+

Retro art, collage bring fond school-day lyrics to life.

By: Jack White (2017)
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Classic Illustrated Storybook

age 5+

Condensed telling of movie misses some of the magic.

By: Kim Smith (2017)
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I Am Gandhi: Ordinary People Change the World

age 5+

Engaging picture bio of Indian hero, nonviolence pioneer.

By: Brad Meltzer (2017)
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The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid

age 8+

Charming, twisty caper about kid pickpockets in France.

By: Colin Meloy (2017)
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