Suggested Reading for Kids & Young Adults

 
Susan K., our children's book buyer, really knows what kids like to read. She's on top of all the latest excellent titles for kids and young adults. Here, she shares some of her selections  
  
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452131566
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 25th, 2015


You would like being friends with Leo. He likes to draw, he makes delicious snacks, and most people can’t even see him. Because Leo is also a ghost. When a new family moves into his home and Leo’s efforts to welcome them are misunderstood, Leo decides it is time to leave and see the world. When he meets Jane, a girl with a tremendous imagination, he is astonished to learn that she can actually see him. And Jane is thrilled to find someone willing to take part in her free-ranging adventures. (Ages 4-8)


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ISBN: 9780553524260
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 28th, 2015

A new, original, and never before published Dr. Seuss picture book is coming on July 28! What Pet Should I Get? captures the excitement of a classic childhood moment ofchoosing a pet and features the brother and sister characters that Dr. Seuss introduced in One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. (Ages 3 and up)


By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780399172755
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Published: Philomel Books - August 18th, 2015

This colorful picture book is a hilarious companion to last year’s bestselling The Day the Crayons Quit. Here are a bunch of new colors, who have sent postcards to Duncan begging to be rescued. Maroon fell between the couch cushions—and then Dad sat on him. Turquoise is stuck on one of Duncan’s socks after an unfortunate trip through the dryer. Pea Green, feeling rejected (no kid likes pea soup, right?), has run away. Each pleads to be brought home to the crayon box. (Ages 4 and Up)


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ISBN: 9781481419420
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2015

New from the much-loved author of Rooftoppers. Feo’s mother trains domesticated wolves to be able to fend for themselves in the snowy wilderness of Russia, and Feo is following in her footsteps to become a wolf wilder. But not everyone is enamored with the wolves. And when her mother is taken captive, Feo must travel through the cold, harsh woods to save her—and learn from her wolves how to survive. (Ages 8-12)


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ISBN: 9780545812542
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she’s not a boy—she’s a girl. George thinks she’ll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be “Charlotte’s Web.” George really, wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can’t even try out for the part . . . because she’s a boy. With her best friend’s help, George comes up with a plan, not just so she can be Charlotte, but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all. (Ages 9-12)


By Alison McGhee, Christopher Denise (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781442423367
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2015

Firefly doesn’t merely want to fly, she wants to touch the moon. Cricket doesn’t merely want to sing about baseball, he wants to catch. When these two little creatures with big dreams wander out of Firefly Hollow, they find themselves face-to-face with the one creature they were always told to stay away from: a giant. (Ages 8-12)


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ISBN: 9780385743174
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - August 4th, 2015

This brilliant novel by Newbery Medal winner Rebecca Stead explores multiple perspectives on the bonds and limits of friendship. Bridge is an accident survivor who’s wondering why she’s still alive. Emily has new curves and an almost-boyfriend who wants a certain kind of picture. Tabitha sees through everybody’s games—or so she tells the world. The three girls are best friends with one rule: No fighting. Can it get them through seventh grade? (Ages 10-14)


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ISBN: 9780525429487
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Published: Kathy Dawson Books - August 18th, 2015

Every October Cara and her family become inexplicably and unavoidably accident-prone. Some years it’s bad, like the season when her father died, and some years it’s just a lot of cuts and scrapes. This accident season—when Cara, her ex-stepbrother, Sam, and her best friend, Bea, are 17—is going to be a bad one. But not for the reasons they think. Cara is about to learn that not all the scars left by the accident season are physical: There’s a long-hidden family secret underneath the bumps and bruises. (Ages 14 and Up)


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ISBN: 9780385756204
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2015

Here, the eagerly anticipated companion to Every Day, can be read as a stand-alone, in which Levithan tells Rhiannon’s side of the story. Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, until the morning everything changes. Justin seems to “see” her, to want to be with her for the first time, and they share a perfect day—a perfect day Justin doesn’t remember the next morning. Confused, depressed, and desperate for another day as great as that one, Rhiannon starts questioning everything. Then, one day, a stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who made her feel like a real person, wasn’t Justin at all. (Ages 13 and Up)


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ISBN: 9781770496453
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Published: Tundra Books - August 25th, 2015

A bug flies through an open door into a house, where its entire life changes with the switch of a button: it is sucked into the void of a vacuum bag! The bug moves through denial, bargaining, anger, despair, and eventually acceptance—the five stages of grief—as it comes to terms with its fate. Will there be a light at the end of the tunnel? Adults will fully appreciate the sly humor and the detailed retro illustrations.(Ages 4 and Up)