Children's & Teen Recommended Books

Here are our staff's recommendations for children and teens. There's something for every age group.  Some of our most recent picks are listed below.

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Picture Books

Young Readers (Ages 6-9)

Older Child Readers (Ages 10-13)

Teen Readers

By Cathy Camper, Raul the Third (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452128696
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 4th, 2014

An impala, an octopus, and a mosquito make a quirky but exuberant band of friends with a dream – pooling their talents to win a car detailing contest and open their own garage. With Spanish mixed in (and translated), their journey into space makes their car truly cosmic. Pick up a bit of knowledge on cars and astronomy at the same time.  Ages 6+. - Rosemary

ISBN: 9781250040077
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Published: Square Fish - April 22nd, 2014

The year is 2073 when a visitor comes to a very remote island. It is a stunningly, disturbingly perfect place. No one even ages. In seven stories going back, way back, in time we see a painter, vampire, Viking, and others that are connected to this island and bound in some way by an agonizing love. Ages 14+. - Carol.

ISBN: 9781596436114
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 6th, 2015

An adventurous girl and a purple hippo named Louise make the most of the year. As seasons change, perhaps not ALL goes as planned. But imagination and true friends always help you make the most of it.

Nick's bold palette and gentle sensibilities are on full display. The creator of Bad Kitty can do no wrong. Ages 4+. - Rosemary

ISBN: 9780763633615
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - June 12th, 2012

Three cheers, Bink and Gollie are back!  The creative trio, consisting of writers DiCamillo and McGhee and animator Tony Fucile, return after winning the 2011 Geisel for their first collaboration.  Three new episodes offer more delectable vocabulary supported by humorous illustrations.  State Fair lovers will delight in the chosen setting for the chapters depicting a wonderful friendship. - Linda 

ISBN: 9780385389587
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - March 10th, 2015

A charming and magical adventure about a 12-year-old girl named Twig, red moons, pink apple pie and a 200-year-old spell!  Mysterious but not too scary, this sweet, enchanting tale is ultimately about acceptance, forgiveness and love.  Ages 10+. - Abbe