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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Construction Site on Christmas Night Book Poster Image
Hardworking trucks get perfect gifts in sweet bedtime tale.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
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We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga Book Poster Image
Warm celebration of Cherokee families' year-round gratitude.
By Traci Sorell
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I Am Sonia Sotomayor: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
Positive messages in engaging bio of Supreme Court justice.
By Brad Meltzer
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Flashback: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 7 Book Poster Image
Little is resolved in colossal teen-elf epic installment.
By Shannon Messenger
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Inkling Book Poster Image
Live ink blob helps family cope with loss in touching tale.
By Kenneth Oppel
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All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah Book Poster Image
Little sister finds way to contribute in warm holiday story.
By Emily Jenkins
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A Big Mooncake for Little Star Book Poster Image
Girl sneaks nibbles, mooncake wanes in cozy bedtime charmer.
By Grace Lin
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Construction Site on Christmas Night Book Poster Image
Hardworking trucks get perfect gifts in sweet bedtime tale.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
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The Magic Misfits, The Second Story: Magic Misfits, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Focus on family, friendship holds wild adventure together.
By Neil Patrick Harris
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Love Like Sky Book Poster Image
Moving story of girl adjusting to being in blended family.
By Leslie C. Youngblood
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Archenemies: Renegades, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Sequel is slow to build, full of super-spy intrigue.
By Marissa Meyer
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Merry Christmas, Little Elliot Book Poster Image
Elliot and Mouse bring a lonely girl cheer in warm tale.
By Mike Curato
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Galapagos Girl / Galapagueña Book Poster Image
Colorful bilingual book about the Galápagos Islands.
By Marsha Diane Arnold
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A Dastardly Plot: A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Zany retro adventure tackles discrimination, evil schemes.
By Christopher Healy
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Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish Book Poster Image
Boy searches for dad, finds cultural roots in moving tale.
By Pablo Cartaya
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Five Feet Apart Book Poster Image
Sweet love story of sick teens who aren't allowed to touch.
By Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis
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Fangsgiving Book Poster Image
Vampire learns the meaning of family in funny holiday tale.
By Ethan Long
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Be Kind Book Poster Image
Warm story shows big impact of simple acts of kindness.
By Pat Zietlow Miller
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More Than a Princess Book Poster Image
Fast-paced adventure of princess who breaks the mold.
By E.D. Baker
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Ellie, Engineer: The Next Level Book Poster Image
STEM-loving kids break down stereotypes in fun, funny book.
By Jackson Pearce
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Twilight of the Elves: The Adventurers Guild, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Fantasy sequel fueled by action, humor, zombie elves.
By Zack Loran Clark, Nick Eliopulos
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Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow: Nevermoor, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Charming fantasy of misfit girl casts a magical spell.
By Jessica Townsend
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Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World Book Poster Image
Inspiring bios of female artists and scientists worldwide.
By Vashti Harrison
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown Book Poster Image
Epic neighborhood snowball fight perks up 13th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
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The House in Poplar Wood Book Poster Image
Teens bond, match wits with Death in riveting tale.
By K.E. Ormsbee
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Abraham Lincoln: The Making of America Book Poster Image
Compelling, engaging, and nuanced biography of Honest Abe.
By Teri Kanefield
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Vampirina in the Snow Book Poster Image
Vampire girl gives tips on how to have wintry fun outdoors.
By Anne Marie Pace
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Me, Myselfie & I: A Cautionary Tale Book Poster Image
Funny look at mom who gets addicted to selfies.
By Jamie Lee Curtis
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What's the Big Deal About Elections Book Poster Image
Info-packed, kid-friendly look at voting in the USA.
By Ruby Shamir
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Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist Book Poster Image
Inspiring memoir of trailblazing Latina rocket scientist.
By Sylvia Acevedo
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Small Spaces Book Poster Image
Tween horror done right: scary, not gory, with some heart.
By Katherine Arden
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Squirm Book Poster Image
Boy saves animals and his family in fun environmental tale.
By Carl Hiaasen
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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein Book Poster Image
Clever retelling of horror classic from female perspective.
By Kiersten White
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Construction Cat Book Poster Image
Mom cat leads construction crew in fun, fresh work tale.
By Barbara Odanaka
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Mary Poppins Book Poster Image
Gorgeous art, spare text in picture book version of classic.
By P.L. Travers
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9 from the Nine Worlds: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book Poster Image
Companion book to Norse mythology series best for fans.
By Rick Riordan
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The Girl Guide: 50 Ways to Learn to Love Your Changing Body Book Poster Image
Wonderfully candid, body-positive tips to inspire girls.
By Marawa Ibrahim
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Tight Book Poster Image
Authentic, nuanced tale of Brooklyn boy has lots of heart.
By Torrey Maldonado
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Crown of Thunder: Beasts Made of Night, Book 2 Book Poster Image
New intrigue in action-packed, African-influenced fantasy.
By Tochi Onyebuchi
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Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment Book Poster Image
Orphan uses science to save world in fast-paced adventure.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
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Saving Winslow Book Poster Image
Gentle, moving story about loving bravely despite risk.
By Sharon Creech
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Mascot Book Poster Image
Tween's humor lifts story about grief, physical injury.
By Antony John
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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
(2018)
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Louisiana's Way Home Book Poster Image
Harrowing, heartfelt, funny tale of '70s Southern tween.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2018)
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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