New Children's Books 2018

Are you tired of reading the same bedtime story over and over again? Or maybe you want to encourage your tween to try a new series. Whatever you need, this list of the latest kids' books has you covered. It's updated every week with the newest reviews for kids 2-12, and you'll be able to find cute picture books for your preschooler, funny chapter books for your early reader, and cool graphic novels for your tween, as well as nonfiction and novels of all genres. Stay up to date by checking back frequently, since we'll put the latest titles at the top of the list. For more great recommendations for kids, try the Best Book Series for Early ReadersGraphic Novels, and Coming-of-Age Books.  

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Carmela Full of Wishes Book Poster Image
Sweet, poignant story of young girl from immigrant family.
By Matt de la Peña
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Start Now! You Can Make a Difference Book Poster Image
Inspiring book cheers kids' efforts to make things better.
By Chelsea Clinton
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Louisiana's Way Home Book Poster Image
Harrowing, heartfelt, funny tale of '70s Southern tween.
By Kate DiCamillo
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Nate Expectations Book Poster Image
Theater kid blossoms in new role in sweet homecoming tale.
By Tim Federle
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Grenade Book Poster Image
Tense, gripping WWII drama has powerful cost-of-war message.
By Alan Gratz
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Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Girl invents a painting machine in fun story of engineering.
By Andrea Beaty
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You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P! Book Poster Image
Brave but heavy-handed look at racism and deaf life.
By Alex Gino
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Bluecrowne:  A Greenglass House Story Book Poster Image
Engaging fantasy adventure trades ghosts for magic.
By Kate Milford
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Analee, In Real Life Book Poster Image
Fake-relationship comedy is fun for romance fans.
By Janelle Milanes
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Dry Book Poster Image
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Gripping disaster novel imagines California without water.
By Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman
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A Parade of Elephants Book Poster Image
Sweet, cozy counting book teaches basic preschool concepts.
By Kevin Henkes
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The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare Book Poster Image
Princesses learn to be heroes in fun science fair romp.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
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Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster Book Poster Image
Haunting tale of friendship and magic in Victorian times.
By Jonathan Auxier
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The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge Book Poster Image
Funny, creepy tale of elf and goblin's uneasy friendship.
By M.T. Anderson
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Good Rosie! Book Poster Image
Lonely dog makes friends in relatable picture book.
By Kate DiCamillo
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Isle of the Lost: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
Disney villain-kids tale gets fast-paced graphic revamp.
By Melissa de la Cruz, Robert Venditti
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Merci Suarez Changes Gears Book Poster Image
Upbeat coming-of-age story explores culture, class, aging.
By Meg Medina
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The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler Book Poster Image
Gripping true story of devout man who tried to stop Hitler.
By John Hendrix
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Sea Prayer Book Poster Image
Powerful, heartrending letter from refugee dad to his son.
By Khaled Hosseini
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Imagine! Book Poster Image
Wordless book celebrates art with magical trip to museum.
By Raúl Colón
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Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise Book Poster Image
Playfulness makes silly sequel as hilarious as original.
By David Ezra Stein
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What Can a Citizen Do? Book Poster Image
Timely book on citizenship engages kids on their level.
By Dave Eggers
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Mac Undercover: Mac B., Kid Spy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Rollicking spy adventure is loaded with humor.
By Mac Barnett
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The Third Mushroom Book Poster Image
Charming sequel reminds kids to be open to new experiences.
By Jennifer L. Holm
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#NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line Book Poster Image
Compelling story of how Parkland shooting inspired activism.
By David Hogg, Lauren Hogg
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Seafire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Swashbuckling all-girl crew fuels thrilling dystopian tale.
By Natalie C. Parker
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We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide Book Poster Image
A must-read history of racism and oppression in America.
By Carol Anderson, Tonya Bolden
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Corduroy Takes a Bow Book Poster Image
Toy bear gets in the act at the theater in charming sequel.
By Viola Davis
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Dreamers Book Poster Image
Gorgeous, joyous book about immigrant mom and child.
By Yuyi Morales
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The Stuff of Stars Book Poster Image
Poetic book introduces big cosmic concepts to little humans.
By Marion Dane Bauer
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Impostors Book Poster Image
All action and cool tech in Uglies Quartet spin-off.
By Scott Westerfeld
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Turning Pages: My Life Story Book Poster Image
Inspiring life story of first Latina Supreme Court Justice.
By Sonia Sotomayor
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The Day War Came Book Poster Image
Poignant but haunting story of child refugee offers hope.
By Nicola Davies
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Unbelievably Boring Bart Book Poster Image
Fun story of the middle school trials of shy game designer.
By James Patterson, Duane Swierczynski
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We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices Book Poster Image
Inspiring advice from diverse authors and illustrators.
By Wade Hudson, Cheryl Willis Hudson
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Harbor Me Book Poster Image
Kids get safe space to tell their stories in moving tale.
By Jacqueline Woodson
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Nowhere Boy Book Poster Image
Riveting friendship tale set against terror, refugee crisis.
By Katherine Marsh
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The Day You Begin Book Poster Image
Encouraging advice for kids who feel excluded or less than.
By Jacqueline Woodson
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Ivy + Bean One Big Happy Family: Ivy + Bean, Book 11 Book Poster Image
Ivy tries to prove she's not "spoiled" in funny, warm tale.
By Annie Barrows
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Finding Langston Book Poster Image
In lovely, moving story, boy who lost mom discovers poetry.
By Lesa Cline-Ransome
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The 91-Story Treehouse: The Treehouse Books, Book 7 Book Poster Image
Frivolous friends try babysitting in rambling tale.
By Andy Griffiths
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Lions & Liars Book Poster Image
Lively tween camp misadventure has laughs, life lessons.
By Kate Beasley
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The Gift of Dark Hollow: Longburrow, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Magical gifts help brave rabbits in exciting sequel.
By Kieran Larwood
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I Am Still Alive Book Poster Image
Teen survives alone in the wilderness in gripping thriller.
By Kate Alice Marshall
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Riding Lessons: Ellen & Ned, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Kind, horsey story spotlights adoption and empathy.
By Jane Smiley
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Willa of the Wood Book Poster Image
Action-packed, violent, absorbing, heartfelt fantasy.
By Robert Beatty
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Illegal Book Poster Image
Graphic novel paints harrowing picture of refugee crisis.
By Andrew Donkin, Eoin Colfer
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The Outcast: Summoner Trilogy Prequel Book Poster Image
Action-packed origin story for Fletcher's mentor Arcturus.
By Taran Matharu
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The Cardboard Kingdom Book Poster Image
Kids make up own brave adventures in fun tale of free play.
By Chad Sell
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Nightbooks Book Poster Image
Witch holds kids captive in creepy but sweet fantasy tale.
By J.A. White
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Click, Clack, Quack to School! Book Poster Image
Animals let loose at recess in fun school-visit tale.
By Doreen Cronin
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The Legend of Greg: Failures, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Middle Earth meets Chicago in wild magical Dwarf tale.
By Chris Rylander
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All Summer Long Book Poster Image
Best friends battle summer blues in heartfelt graphic novel.
By Hope Larson
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Just Like Jackie Book Poster Image
Emotional tale of girl's struggle with her family history.
By Lindsey Stoddard
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Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women Book Poster Image
Inspiring stories of girls who made their mark on the world.
By Kate Schatz
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The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins Book Poster Image
Graphic novel parodies fantasy gaming with skill, affection.
By Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy
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Little Skeletons/Esqueletitos: Countdown to Midnight Book Poster Image
Fun, rhythmic, bilingual Day of the Dead romp.
By Susie Jaramillo
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Llama Llama Loves to Read Book Poster Image
Reading looks exciting and fun in lively classroom story.
By Anna Dewdney, Reed Duncan
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The Downward Spiral: Lock and Key, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Moodier young Sherlock sequel is chock-full of secrets.
By Ridley Pearson
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The Language of Spells Book Poster Image
Viennese girl meets dragon in sweet, poignant fantasy.
By Garret Weyr
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Be Prepared Book Poster Image
Smart, funny account of summer camp discomfort.
By Vera Brosgol
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Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere Book Poster Image
Exciting story of launching 1930 deep-sea diving tank.
By Barb Rosenstock
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Bat and the Waiting Game Book Poster Image
Story of boy on the spectrum explores feelings, challenges.
By Elana K. Arnold
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Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea Book Poster Image
Dreamy, visual vacation unfolds in sweet beach tale.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
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A House That Once Was Book Poster Image
Lovely, lyrical adventure as kids explore abandoned house.
By Julie Fogliano
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The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle Book Poster Image
Girl bikes across the U.S. in quirky road-trip adventure.
By Christina Uss
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Guardians of the Taiga: Wild Rescuers, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Minecraft wolf-girl heroine shines in exciting book debut.
By StacyPlays
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Not So Normal Norbert Book Poster Image
Fun fantasy/sci-fi blend combats dystopia with laughs.
By James Patterson, Joey Green
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Where the Watermelons Grow Book Poster Image
Book about mental illness in family is real yet reassuring.
By Cindy Baldwin
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Elementals: Ice Wolves Book Poster Image
Shapeshifting twins tale slow to wow; series has potential.
By Amie Kaufman
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The Journey of Little Charlie Book Poster Image
Tense, powerful novel of boy and slave catcher in 1858.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
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Al Capone Throws Me a Curve: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 4 Book Poster Image
Riveting prison drama returns with focus on family, freedom.
By Gennifer Choldenko
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Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots Book Poster Image
Vibrant novel in verse shows anti-Latino racism in '40s L.A.
By Margarita Engle
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Evangeline of the Bayou Book Poster Image
Exciting thrills and chills in mysterious supernatural tale.
By Jan Eldredge
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The Parker Inheritance Book Poster Image
Kids investigate past racist incident in thrilling mystery.
By Varian Johnson
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The 5 O'Clock Band Book Poster Image
Trombone Shorty tale is joyous love letter to New Orleans.
By Troy Andrews
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Polly Diamond and the Magic Book Book Poster Image
Girl learns words, family matter in fun, imaginative story.
By Alice Kuipers
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A Boy Called Bat Book Poster Image
Gentle tale of animal-loving boy on the autism spectrum.
By Elana K. Arnold
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My FANGtastically Evil Vampire Pet Book Poster Image
Fun, evilly funny mischief and pets at summer camp.
By Mo O’Hara
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Charlie & Frog Book Poster Image
Fun, educational mystery introduces kids to sign language.
By Karen Kane
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The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Book Poster Image
Math whiz gets out of comfort zone in smart, touching story.
By Stacy McAnulty
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Raffie on the Run Book Poster Image
Subway rat aims to rescue brother in swift urban adventure.
By Jacqueline Resnick
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The Mad Wolf's Daughter Book Poster Image
Mighty tween heroine rocks fun, thrilling medieval tale.
By Diane Magras
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Sunny: Track, Book 3 Book Poster Image
Runner finds own way to grieve in unique series volume.
By Jason Reynolds
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Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam Book Poster Image
Powerful, intimate must-read account of the Vietnam War.
By Elizabeth Partridge
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What I Leave Behind Book Poster Image
Teen walks out his grief in beautiful, captivating book.
By Alison McGhee
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Dad by My Side Book Poster Image
Charming book celebrates daughter-dad relationship.
By Soosh
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Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor Book Poster Image
Fun hands-on projects, inspiration for different thinkers.
By Temple Grandin
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Middle School: From Hero to Zero: Middle School Series, Book 10 Book Poster Image
Lots of heart in funny tale of Rafe's class trip to London.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
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Waste of Space: Moon Base Alpha, Book 3 Book Poster Image
Attempted murder, mechanical crisis spark satisfying finale.
By Stuart Gibbs
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Love & Luck Book Poster Image
Sibs squabble in cute but contrived Irish road-trip tale.
By Jenna Evans Welch
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Julián Is a Mermaid Book Poster Image
In touching story and art, boy imagines he's a mermaid.
By Jessica Love
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The Cobalt Prince: 5 Worlds, Book 2 Book Poster Image
New dangers, unexpected allies enliven galactic quest.
By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel
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From Twinkle, with Love Book Poster Image
Sparkling romantic comedy has lots to say about friendship.
By Sandhya Menon
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How to Code a Sandcastle Book Poster Image
Solid coding lessons fill fun tale of girl and her robot.
By Josh Funk
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Ocean Meets Sky Book Poster Image
Boy remembers his grandfather in magical, visual tale.
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan
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What If... Book Poster Image
Joyous celebration of a kid’s boundless creativity.
By Samantha Berger
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A Stone for Sascha Book Poster Image
Beautiful art in wordless tale of loss and passage of time.
By Aaron Becker
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No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Book Poster Image
Meaty bio of RBG shows how she fought for women's rights.
By Kathleen Krull
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Endling #1: The Last Book Poster Image
Fast-paced animal fantasy tackles theme of extinction.
By Katherine Applegate
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The Penderwicks at Last Book Poster Image
Charming, funny series finale comes full circle.
By Jeanne Birdsall
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Amal Unbound Book Poster Image
Compelling story of girl in Pakistan forced to be a servant.
By Aisha Saeed
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The Burning Maze: The Trials of Apollo, Book 3 Book Poster Image
Evil Caligula reigns again in high-action Apollo sequel.
By Rick Riordan
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Positively Izzy Book Poster Image
Teen girls connect in emotional graphic novel.
By Terri Libenson
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You Are Mighty:  A Guide to Changing the World Book Poster Image
Lively, left-leaning how-to for kid activism.
By Caroline Paul
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Square Book Poster Image
Is Square a genius artist? In funny story, Circle thinks so!
By Mac Barnett
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Bob Book Poster Image
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Sensitive, suspenseful story of girl's little green friend.
By Wendy Mass, Rebecca Stead
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Marge in Charge and the Stolen Treasure Book Poster Image
Light, breezy stories in sequel about wacky babysitter.
By Isla Fisher
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The Thrifty Guide to the American Revolution: A Handbook for Time Travelers Book Poster Image
Jokey history offers Yelp-like reviews for time travelers.
By Jonathan W. Stokes
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New Shoes Book Poster Image
Fun look at a preschooler's thrill of getting new shoes.
By Chris Raschka
(2018)
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The Lifters Book Poster Image
Quirky fable promotes family, community, teamwork.
By Dave Eggers
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Potions & Parameters: Secret Coders, Book 5 Book Poster Image
Hint of romance in funny, high-energy graphic novel.
By Gene Luen Yang
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Beast of Stone: Wing & Claw, Book 3 Book Poster Image
Animal series finale satisfies with many solid messages.
By Linda Sue Park
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The Confidence Code for Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, and Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self Book Poster Image
Empowering advice to help girls discover their strength.
By Katty Kay, Claire Shipman, JillEllyn Riley
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Brightly Burning Book Poster Image
Engaging reboot puts Jane Eyre in space.
By Alexa Donne
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Hudson and the Puppy: Lost in Paris: Paris-Chien, Book 3 Book Poster Image
Dog helps homeless pup in charming Paris adventure.
By Jackie Clark Mancuso
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Road Trip with Max and His Mom Book Poster Image
Fun road trip sequel explores emotional effects of divorce.
By Linda Urban
(2018)
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The Creature of the Pines: The Unicorn Rescue Society, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Kids save mythical creature in sweet, funny fantasy.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2018)
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Rebound Book Poster Image
Heartfelt, soaring, fast-break story of loss and growth.
By Kwame Alexander
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Crash: The Great Depression and the Fall and Rise of America Book Poster Image
Compelling history brings the Great Depression to life.
By Marc Favreau
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Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President Book Poster Image
Bunny hops along with Mike Pence in patriotic picture book.
By Charlotte Pence
(2018)
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Worlds Apart: Story Thieves, Book 5 Book Poster Image
Wild adventures, cameos, recaps in loony series finale.
By James Riley
(2018)
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You Go First Book Poster Image
Sweet, hopeful tale of friendship, family, and perseverance.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2018)
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Sometimes You Fly Book Poster Image