Ashley's Annual One Sentence Kids and Teens Book Picks

 

Here you'll find some of our favorite kids' books. Age recommendations are included. Enjoy, kids of all ages!

Alphabetics: An Aesthetically Awesome Alliterated Alphabet Anthology Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9783899557282
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Published: Little Gestalten - September 12th, 2014

Ages 1-3

my favorite entry that does not include xylophones: 'xander the the extravagant texan exhibits his t. rex through an exposing x-ray to an exhilerated influx of folks'.


Who Done It? Cover Image
By Olivier Tallec, Olivier Tallec (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781452141985
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 13th, 2015

Ages 1-3

each page hosts a rogues gallery of hilarious suspects to deduce who played with the mean cat, who couldn't hold it, and who is shy about dancing.

 


Big Bot, Small Bot: A Book of Robot Opposites Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781576877500
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Published: POW! - June 9th, 2015

Ages 1-3

lift the flaps to see how a robot stays dry in the rain, what makes a robot happy or sad, and just how loud a robot can get when it is very quiet.


Lenny & Lucy Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781596439320
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 6th, 2015

Ages 3 and up

couch cushions and pillows make the perfect fort, but you need something extra to help keep watch for interesting things.


Mother Bruce Cover Image
By Ryan T. Higgins, Ryan T. Higgins (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484730881
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - November 24th, 2015

Ages 3 and up

a bear with a bunch of goslings in a baby bjorn is by far the most hilarious image i have come across in a picture book lately.


Strictly No Elephants Cover Image
By Lisa Mantchev, Taeeun Yoo (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481416474
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 27th, 2015

Ages 3 and up

i mean seriously, who doesn't want a tiny elephant in their pet club?


Is Mommy? Cover Image
By Victoria Chang, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781481402927
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Published: Beach Lane Books - November 3rd, 2015

Ages 3 and up

just the hairstyles alone make this a pure visual delight.


Tough Guys Have Feelings Too Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781909263666
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Published: Nobrow Press - November 3rd, 2015

Ages 3 and up

i have never seen a picture book with a tattooed biker shedding tears, and i say there should be more.


West Meadows Detectives: The Case of the Snack Snatcher Cover Image
By Liam O'Donnell, Aurelie Grand (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781771470698
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Published: Owlkids - October 13th, 2015

Ages 6 to 9

the truth is very important to myron, whose brain works differently, and that difference makes him an excellent detective.


Louise Trapeze Is Totally 100% Fearless Cover Image
By Micol Ostow, Brigette Barrager (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780553497397
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 28th, 2015

Ages 6 to 9

for all of us who have felt too little and too scared at one point.


Sadie's Story Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062338389
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Published: Greenwillow Books - July 21st, 2015

Ages 6 to 9

you do the hocus-pocus and you turn yourself around, that's what magic is all about!


The Boy Who Knew Everything Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780312626006
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 27th, 2015

Ages 8 to 12

the sequel to 'the girl who could fly,' and it delivers


The Doldrums Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062320940
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 29th, 2015

Ages 8 to 12

how can you not be interested in a story about a girl who may (or may not) have had a run in with an alligator and now has a wooden leg?


The Last Kids on Earth Cover Image
By Max Brallier, Doug Holgate (Illustrator), Douglas Holgate (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780670016617
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 13th, 2015

Ages 8 to 12

ah, dealing with a first crush in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, how sweet.


Zeroes Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781481443364
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Published: Simon Pulse - September 29th, 2015

Teens

these kids, all born in the year 2000, have powers that no one understands and they are barely able to control; this action adventure story will keep your heart racing past the cliffhanger.


I Am Princess X Cover Image
By Cherie Priest, Kali Ciesemier (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780545620857
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - May 26th, 2015

Teens

why do these new images of a character that two best friends created long ago keep popping up, when one of them died years ago?


The Rest of Us Just Live Here Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062403162
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Published: Harper Teen - October 6th, 2015

Teens

when you aren't the 'chosen one' to save the school from getting blown up (again), you just have to do your best to get by.

 


Awkward Cover Image
$11.00
ISBN: 9780316381307
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Published: Yen Press - July 21st, 2015

Graphic Novel - Ages 10 and  up

if you loved 'smile', then you will absolutely love 'awkward'.


Friends with Boys Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250068163
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Published: Square Fish - October 6th, 2015

Graphic Novel - Ages 10 and up

now you've gone and done it: you've stolen an ancient relic from the local museum, blamed it on some other kids, and now a ghost is after you; but on the bright side, your high school is putting on a school play about zombies, so, there's that.


Giant Days, Volume 1 Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781608867899
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Published: Boom! Box - December 1st, 2015

Graphic Novel - Ages 10 and up

daring, bold, brash, irreverent, relatable: everything a graphic novel is supposed to be, plus it's really funny.