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Our staff is nothing if not opinionated! Browse some of our recent staff picks in fiction for ages 0-7 here. Check out our nonfiction and graphic novel staff picks for more recommendations or ask an expert on our BookKids Hotline! If you're not sure what your reader likes, you can also let us do the shopping for you with a personalized, staff-curated book box or subscription.

 

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Rescuing Mrs. Birdley Cover Image
By Aaron Reynolds, Emma Reynolds (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534427044
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 30th, 2020

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Rory Branagan: Detective #1 Cover Image
By Andrew Clover, Ralph Lazar (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781524793647
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - January 28th, 2020

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Best Friends Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250317469
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - August 27th, 2019

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The Derby Daredevils: Kenzie Kickstarts a Team: (The Derby Daredevils Book #1) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419740794
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amulet Books - March 24th, 2020

Lupe Wong Won't Dance Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646140039
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Levine Querido - September 8th, 2020

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The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374313609
Availability: Not available to order
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 21st, 2020

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The Dragon Ark: Join the Quest to Save the Rarest Dragon on Earth Cover Image
By Curatoria Draconis, Tomislav Tomic (Illustrator), Emma Roberts (Editor)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781419748370
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Magic Cat - October 20th, 2020

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Lightfall: The Girl & the Galdurian Cover Image
By Tim Probert, Tim Probert (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062990464
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperAlley - September 1st, 2020

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Skunk and Badger (Skunk and Badger 1) Cover Image
By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643750057
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

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Twins: A Graphic Novel Cover Image
By Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338236132
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphix - October 6th, 2020

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Spindlefish and Stars Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316496018
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

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The Canyon's Edge Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316494694
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2020

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Maya and the Rising Dark Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781328635181
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

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A Wish in the Dark Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536204940
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - March 24th, 2020

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From the Desk of Zoe Washington Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062875853
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 14th, 2020

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Ghost Squad Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338280128
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - April 7th, 2020

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The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781368051835
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 28th, 2020

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Beetle & the Hollowbones Cover Image
By Aliza Layne, Aliza Layne (Illustrator), Kristen Acampora (Colorist), Natalie Riess (Colorist)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534441545
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

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The Silver Arrow Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316539531
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

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King and the Dragonflies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338129335
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - February 4th, 2020

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Show Me a Sign Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338255812
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

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Goldie Vance: The Hotel Whodunit Cover Image
By Lilliam Rivera, Elle Power (Illustrator), Hope Larson (Created by), Brittney Williams (Created by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780316456647
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 17th, 2020

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Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (A Tristan Strong Novel, Book 1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781368042413
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rick Riordan Presents - September 22nd, 2020

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Lalani of the Distant Sea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062747273
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 3rd, 2019

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The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062345073
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - February 11th, 2020

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New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

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The Girl Who Speaks Bear Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338580839
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

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Witches of Brooklyn Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593119273
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Graphic - September 1st, 2020

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The Runaway Princess Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593118405
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Graphic - January 21st, 2020

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The Deep & Dark Blue Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316486019
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

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Dragon Ops Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368040907
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 12th, 2020

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Other Words for Home Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062747808
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 28th, 2019

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The Last Last-Day-of-Summer (A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure) Cover Image
By Lamar Giles, Derick Brooks (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780358244417
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Versify - September 8th, 2020

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Act (A Click Graphic Novel) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780358206354
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Etch/HMH Books for Young Readers - July 21st, 2020

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The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781328499219
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2018

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Our Castle by the Sea Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338353853
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chicken House - April 30th, 2019

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The Candymakers Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316002592
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2011

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Mr. and Mrs. Bunny--Detectives Extraordinaire! Cover Image
By Polly Horvath, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780375865305
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - February 11th, 2014

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When the Sea Turned to Silver Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316125949
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

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All the Dear Little Animals Cover Image
By Ulf Nilsson, Eva Eriksson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781776572892
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gecko Press - March 3rd, 2020

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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780312659301
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - January 4th, 2011

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Stand Up, Yumi Chung! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525554974
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Kokila - March 17th, 2020

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When Stars Are Scattered Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525553908
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

The Many Worlds of Albie Bright Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781524713607
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - May 28th, 2019

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Pay Attention, Carter Jones Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781432862923
Availability: Backordered. Place an order and we will let you know when to expect your book.
Published: Thorndike Press Large Print - March 20th, 2019

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Everything Sad Is Untrue: (a true story) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646140008
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Levine Querido - August 25th, 2020

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The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog Cover Image
By Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525426165
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2016

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Kiki's Delivery Service Cover Image
By Eiko Kadono, Emily Balistrieri (Translated by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984896667
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2020

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Into the Tall, Tall Grass Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534449688
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - April 6th, 2021

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Ikenga Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593113523
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2020

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Louisiana's Way Home Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780525633938
Availability: Backordered. Place an order and we will let you know when to expect your book.
Published: Listening Library - October 2nd, 2018

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Out of My Mind Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781416971719
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2012

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Counting by 7s Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142422861
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - September 16th, 2014

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Greenglass House Cover Image
By Kate Milford, Jaime Zollars (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780544540286
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - November 1st, 2016

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Snapdragon Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250171115
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - February 4th, 2020

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Lizard's Tale Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781925603910
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Text Publishing Company - May 12th, 2020

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Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534426597
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aladdin - October 22nd, 2019

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The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge Cover Image
By M. T. Anderson, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536213096
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2020

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The Amulet of Samarkand (A Bartimaeus Novel #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780786852550
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 12th, 2004

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The Murderer's Ape Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101931752
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Delacorte Press - January 24th, 2017

Frogkisser! Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338052091
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - February 26th, 2019