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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The 5 O'Clock Band Book Poster Image
Trombone Shorty tale is joyous love letter to New Orleans.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Worlds Apart: Story Thieves, Book 5 Book Poster Image
Wild adventures, cameos, recaps in loony series finale.
By James Riley
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You Go First Book Poster Image
Sweet, hopeful tale of friendship, family, and perseverance.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
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Sometimes You Fly Book Poster Image
Joyous celebration of the trial and error of growing up.
By Katherine Applegate
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The 78-Story Treehouse: The Treehouse Books, Book 6 Book Poster Image
Jealousy pits friend against friend in rambunctious story.
By Andy Griffiths
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Ladybug Girl and the Rescue Dogs Book Poster Image
Lulu helps dog adoption effort in cute series finale.
By Jacky Davis
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Down by the River: A Family Fly Fishing Story Book Poster Image
Boy learns from his grandpa in warm family tale.
By Andrew Weiner
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The Problim Children Book Poster Image
Misfit siblings feud with neighbor in fun but chaotic romp.
By Natalie Lloyd
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Waking the Monsters: Hilo Book 4 Book Poster Image
Gina steps up in fun-filled, action-packed volume.
By Judd Winick
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Aru Shah and the End of Time: A Pandava Novel, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Flawed but fascinating modern spin on Indian mythology.
By Roshani Chokshi
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The Prince and the Dressmaker Book Poster Image
Charming, cross-dressing prince breaks the fairy tale mold.
By Jen Wang
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Hello Hello Book Poster Image
Intro to wildlife at risk celebrates animals of all stripes.
By Brendan Wenzel
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El Chupacabras Book Poster Image
Entertaining bilingual book plays with legend and language.
By Adam Rubin
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The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon Book Poster Image
Suspense, drama in tale of runner who helped break barrier.
By Frances Poletti, Kristina Yee
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Fairy Mom and Me, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Fluffy fun for fairy fans encourages teamwork, patience.
By Sophie Kinsella
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Time Jumpers: Five Kingdoms, Book 5 Book Poster Image
Series finale loses momentum but ends in heroic flourish.
By Brandon Mull
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Old MacDonald Had a Boat Book Poster Image
New spin on old song when Old MacDonald retools his boat.
By Steve Goetz
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A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo Book Poster Image
Cute story of two boy bunnies who get married.
By Jill Twiss
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Teddy's Favorite Toy Book Poster Image
Boy loves doll in story with humor and heart.
By Christian Trimmer
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They Say Blue Book Poster Image
Dreamy, visually stunning meditation on colors and seasons.
By Jillian Tamaki
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What Do You Do with a Chance? Book Poster Image
Life advice for the young shows how to snag golden chances.
By Kobi Yamada
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Who Says Women Can't Be Computer Programmers?: The Story of Ada Lovelace Book Poster Image
Playful bio of female who pioneered programming in 1800s.
By Tanya Lee Stone
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Granted Book Poster Image
Grounded fairy learns to let her heart lead in magical tale.
By John David Anderson
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Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World Book Poster Image
First stirrings of girl's same-sex crush gently handled.
By Ashley Herring Blake
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Islandborn Book Poster Image
Vibrant memories of Caribbean island celebrate heritage.
By Junot Díaz
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The Wild Robot Escapes Book Poster Image
Animals aid robot journey in sequel tinged with human love.
By Peter Brown
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The Night Diary Book Poster Image
India-Pakistan religious conflict drives moving family tale.
By Veera Hiranandani
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The Traitor's Game, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Royal intrigue, mild romance in action-packed fantasy.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
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I've Loved You Since Forever Book Poster Image
Simple book about parent-child love from Today show anchor.
By Hoda Kotb
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Baby Monkey, Private Eye Book Poster Image
Sweet, silly pictures and story will delight early readers.
By Brian Selznick, David Serlin
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Harriet Gets Carried Away Book Poster Image
Fanciful story of birthday girl spirited away by penguins.
By Jessie Sima
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She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History Book Poster Image
Inspiring tales of great women who followed their dreams.
By Chelsea Clinton
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The Serpent's Secret: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Rushed, fun adventure with Indian princess in combat boots.
By Sayantani DasGupta
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The Book of Boy Book Poster Image
Boy seeks relics in fun, mystical Middle Ages fantasy.
By Catherine Gilbert Murdock
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Tempests and Slaughter: The Numair Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Strong characters, murder fill exciting magic-academy tale.
By Tamora Pierce
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Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten Book Poster Image
Charming, artful bio celebrates singer, music, kindness.
By Laura Veirs
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Winterhouse Book Poster Image
Perfectly set bookish mystery with some spooky stuff.
By Ben Guterson
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Betty Before X Book Poster Image
Inspiring, intimate story of activist's early years.
By Ilyasah Shabazz, Renee Watson
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Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man Book Poster Image
Compelling, fact-filled bio of the abolitionist icon.
By Tonya Bolden
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What the Night Sings Book Poster Image
Powerful story of teen girl's life after the Holocaust.
By Vesper Stamper
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Dragon Bones: The Unwanteds Quests, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Magical twin girls shine in this slow-starting story.
By Lisa McMann
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The Last Gargoyle Book Poster Image
Sweetness, monsters, gore in darkly appealing fantasy.
By Paul Durham
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Big Cat, Little Cat Book Poster Image
Strikingly designed tale of cat-kitten friendship.
By Elisha Cooper
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Windows Book Poster Image
Artful glimpse of boy's walk in his neighborhood at dusk.
By Julia Denos
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Wolf in the Snow Book Poster Image
Girl rescues lost wolf pup in wordless tale of compassion.
By Matthew Cordell
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Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York Book Poster Image
Inspiring story of resisting segregation in 1850s New York.
By Amy Hill Hearth
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March Forward Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine Book Poster Image
Must-read memoir of a childhood in the segregated South.
By Melba Pattillo Beals
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Gone Rogue: Wires and Nerve, Vol. 2: The Lunar Chronicles Series Book Poster Image
Graphic novel series ender has both action and depth.
By Marissa Meyer
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This Is Not a Valentine Book Poster Image
Fresh take on the holiday reflects down-to-earth friendship.
By Carter Higgins
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I Am Harriet Tubman: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
Courage, doing the right thing are themes in thrilling bio.
By Brad Meltzer
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The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle Book Poster Image
Riveting, poignant drama explores kindness, friendship.
By Leslie Connor
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Thunderhead: Arc of a Scythe, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Sci-fi chiller ups the action, twists in fast-paced sequel.
By Neal Shusterman
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Valensteins Book Poster Image
Monsters learn about love in funny Valentine's Day tale.
By Ethan Long
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Click, Clack, Moo I Love You Book Poster Image
Joyous, inclusive tale of Valentine's Day on the farm.
By Doreen Cronin
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Dear Girl, Book Poster Image
Poignant letter encourages girls to be all they can be.
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Paris Rosenthal
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Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race Book Poster Image
Picture book intro to important, inspirational story.
By Margot Lee Shetterly, Winifred Conkling
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Ellie, Engineer, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Girl solves boys-vs.-girls dispute in smart series start.
By Jackson Pearce
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Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Magically sweet story set in Mexican American family bakery.
By Anna Meriano
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The Lost Rainforest: Mez's Magic Book Poster Image
Action-packed but scattered tale of magic talking animals.
By Eliot Schrefer
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Bad Kitty Camp Daze Book Poster Image
Silly identity mix-up reveals sweet lesson on getting along.
By Nick Bruel
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Escape from Aleppo Book Poster Image
Gripping, moving tale of Syrian teen fleeing war-torn city.
By N. H. Senzai
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Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 Book Poster Image
Vivid photos, clear text bring heroic protest to life.
By Larry Dane Brimner
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Unicorn Power!: Lumberjanes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Spirited comics-based novel has girl power to the max.
By Mariko Tamaki
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Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote Book Poster Image
Exciting history of women winning voting rights.
By Susan Zimet
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Love Book Poster Image
Gorgeous book about love shows family worry and pain, too.
By Matt de la Peña
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Mae Among the Stars Book Poster Image
Simple bio of first African-American female astronaut.
By Roda Ahmed
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The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes Book Poster Image
Clever twist on classic tale adds dimension and great art.
By Ying Chang Compestine
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The First Rule of Punk Book Poster Image
Creative Latina finds her voice and pride in spirited tale.
By Celia C. Pérez
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Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court Book Poster Image
Thoughtful memoir by basketball star and civil rights icon.
By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
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