Kids and Teen Books

Many members of our staff enjoy reading children's and young adult books! You will see reviews from many of us, plus some guest youth readers!

 

 

Orris and Timble: The Beginning By Kate DiCamillo, Carmen Mok (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Carmen Mok (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536222791
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - April 30th, 2024

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Tree. Table. Book. By Lois Lowry Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063299504
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Published: Clarion Books - April 23rd, 2024

Recommended by Robin! Ages 8-12.


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The International House of Dereliction By Jacqueline Davies Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780063258099
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Published: Clarion Books - May 21st, 2024

Ages 8-12, Recommended by Robin!


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The Underdogs of Upson Downs By Craig Silvey Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593703632
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 12th, 2024

Recommended by Robin! Ages 8-12.


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The Puppets of Spelhorst (The Norendy Tales) By Kate DiCamillo, Julie Morstad (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Julie Morstad (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536216752
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Published: Candlewick - October 10th, 2023

My favorite storyteller Kate DiCamillo gives us an original fairy tale--with enchanting illustrations by Julie Morstad--in which five puppets confront circumstances beyond their control with patience, cunning, and high spirits. Exciting and heartwarming! -Robin

Ages 8-12


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She Is a Haunting By Trang Thanh Tran Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781547615681
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - May 7th, 2024

This gorgeously written, deeply haunting ghost story explores complex family dynamics and exhilarating, forbidden romance as a teen girl tries to save her family and herself from a deadly haunted house. One of the best ghost stories I've read.

— Stephen


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Ready, Set, Dough! By Kelly J. Baptist Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593429174
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 17th, 2023

Zoe is determined to win the top prize for the school's fundraiser by selling the most cookie dough, but wasn't prepared for the price she had to pay to win. This award-winning author works for our local school and this is her eighth book. Loved it!  Recommended by Robin

Ages 8-12

 


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Dogtown (A Dogtown Book #1) By Katherine Applegate, Gennifer Choldenko, Wallace West (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250811608
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 19th, 2023

In Dogtown, a shelter for unwanted canine and robot dogs, an extraordinary bond develops between Chance, a longing three-legged dog, Metalhead, an empathetic robot, and Mouse, their friendly ally, as they strive to find forever homes. Recommended by Robin

Ages 8-12


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The Improbable Tales of Baskerville Hall Book 1 By Ali Standish Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063275577
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Published: HarperCollins - September 12th, 2023

When young Arthur Conan Doyle is offered a spot at Baskerville Hall, a secret school for extraordinarily gifted children, he is thrilled to be chosen. He soon discovers that his new school is a peculiar place. Arthur quickly makes friends - - and enemies, too-- deadly foes who wants him expelled . . . or worse. Recommended by Robin

Ages 8-12


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The Lost Library By Rebecca Stead, Wendy Mass Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250838810
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - August 29th, 2023

A mysterious little free library (guarded by a large orange cat) appears overnight in front of a house of a ghost librarian. 11-year-old Evan plucks two weathered books from its shelves, never suspecting that his life is about to change. Recommended by Robin

Ages 8-12.

 


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Fenris & Mott By Greg van Eekhout Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062970640
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Published: HarperCollins - August 8th, 2023

Mott finds what she thinks is an abandoned puppy, who turns out to be not only a wolf, but actually Fenris, the Moon-eating wolf who will bring about Ragnarok --the end of the world in Norse mythology. Can Mott keep herself and Fenris safe from the Norse gods pursuing them and also keep him from eating Los Angeles? Read and find out!  -Stephen

Ages 8-12


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Sparrow Being Sparrow By Gail Donovan, Elysia Case (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gail Donovan, Elysia Case (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781665916707
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 30th, 2024

An endearingly energetic fourth grader takes on the big job of finding new homes for her neighbor's seven cats in this heartwarming illustrated middle grade novel. So good! -Robin

Ages 8-10

 

 


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The Horrible Bag of Terrible Things #1 (The Horrible Bag Series #1) By Rob Renzetti Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593519523
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Published: Penguin Workshop - July 18th, 2023

After a terrible thing climbs out of a horrible bag and kidnaps Zenith's sister Apogee, he must venture into a strange, nightmarish land to rescue her. An exciting adventure full of colorful (and frequently terrible) characters. -Stephen

Ages 8-12.


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Warrior Girl Unearthed By Angeline Boulley Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250766588
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 2nd, 2023

Recommended by Beth! Ages 13+.


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The Turtle of Michigan: A Novel By Naomi Shihab Nye Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780063014176
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 14th, 2023

8-year-old Aref and his mother leave their home in Oman and his grandfather to join his father in Ann Arbor, Michigan for three years. Excellent, positive story what it means to adjust to a new place and meeting new friends of all ages. And turtles, don't forget turtles. -Robin

Ages 8-12