Our Fave Kids & Teen Books!

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

Christmas Is Awesome! (A Hello!Lucky Book) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781419734274
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 15th, 2019

Board Book ages 0 - 4
Full of kindness and cuteness, you can't help but smile at this jubilant Christmas celebration! - Casey


Big Little Hippo Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781454931317
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - March 5th, 2019

Board book -- ages 0-4
This is THE cutest board book! It's about the littlest hippo and self-confidence and kindness. I bought it for myself and then I bought it for all the kids I know! -Sara


The Quiet Book padded board book Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Renata Liwska (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780544056671
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2013

Board Book ages 0 - 4
This all-time staff favorite illustrates all the kinds of quiet, from sad quiet to lollipop quiet. - Casey


Dinosnores (Boynton on Board) Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781523508136
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 3rd, 2019

Board Book ages 0 - 4
New from beloved author Sandra Boynton, this book will send dino-loving babies into the land of zzzs. -Casey


Fabio The World's Greatest Flamingo Detective: The Case of the Missing Hippo Cover Image
By Laura James, Emily Fox (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781547602162
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - August 6th, 2019

Early reader -- ages 5-9
Super cute mystery chapter book with personified animals! Love the pink (but not gendered) color palette! -Sara


Ultimate Spotlight: Astronauts Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9791027607037
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Published: Twirl - July 30th, 2019

Ages 3 -5
Pop-up and pull-the-tab graphics bring to this fact-filled book on astronauts to infinity and beyond! - Casey


The Crayons' Christmas Cover Image
By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780525515746
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 15th, 2019

Ages 3 - 5


Just Because Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Isabelle Arsenault (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763696801
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Published: Candlewick - September 10th, 2019

Ages 3 - 5
Why is the ocean blue? And what happened to the dinosaurs? Maybe you've asked questions like these, too. This interactive bedtime story invites readers to seek answers in our dreams and imaginations. - Casey


The Big Little Thing Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781849766456
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Published: Tate - October 29th, 2019

Picture book -- ages 4 and upI
love everything Beatrice Alemagna does and The Big Little Thing is no exception! Simple and beautiful with a mysterious element! You've got to follow along with the various characters and examine their strange and beautiful illustrations to find out what abstract concept is the "big little thing." -Sara


What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street?: Recipes for Kids From Around the World Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9783791373973
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Published: Prestel Junior - September 24th, 2019

Picture book - ages 3-8
When you are walking down the street or through your apartment building at dinnertime, maybe you can hear dinner sizzling in a skillet and smell things wafting from the oven. You might wonder what your neighbors are preparing for their meal as you are engulfed in the delicious dinner smells. In Felicita Sala's beautiful picture/cookbook story you get to peek inside every home's kitchen at 10 Garden Street and see a community coming together around a table to share their cultures, specialties, and favorite dishes with each other. It is sure to make you hungry, but thankfully Sala has included recipes for each dish she describes! Maybe you and your little one will even make your own version of the 10 Garden Street feast! --Eileen


Saturday Cover Image
By Oge Mora (By (artist))
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316431279
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 22nd, 2019

Picture book - ages 3-8
It is such a bummer when you've planned a special day but things seem to go wrong at every turn. But, as Oge Mora reminds us in this gorgeous book-- if you're spending time with someone you love even the disaster days turn out okay. --Eileen


Little Mole's Wish Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525581345
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - November 19th, 2019

Picture book - ages 3-7
Such a sweet story about a lonely mole who takes the idea of "making friends" quite literally! The illustrations help spark the imaginative nature of Little Mole as he turns a big ball of snow into a friend, someone he can wait for the bus with and keep warm with a gifted hat. The winter landscape, so soft and comforting in some scenes, is also stark and helps emphasize the chill Little Mole feels when he thinks he's lost his new friend. I loved all the fluffy and aching emotions I felt while reading; it'll be the perfect book to read with loved ones while sipping hot cocoa. Yay to the power of imagination and friendship! (and cheers to kind bus drivers and listening grandmas! -Sara


Lenny the Lobster Can't Stay for Dinner: ...or can he? You decide! Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780714878645
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Published: Phaidon Press - April 1st, 2019

Picture book - ages 3-8
This choose your own adventure story has lobster three ways: in the water, in the pot, or at the table-- which will you choose?? Plus it's written by a dad (who loves lobster) and his son (who refuses to eat it) which is super cool. --Eileen


The Greatest Table Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568463032
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Published: Creative Editions - August 6th, 2019

Picture book - ages 3-8
This is a perfect reminder for any time of the year (but especially at this time of the year about goodwill and love) of how making and sharing food brings us together-- no matter where we are or what we're eating we're all just taking a seat at the greatest table! --Eileen


All the Ways to Be Smart Cover Image
By Davina Bell, Allison Colpoys (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781947534964
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Published: Scribble Us - September 3rd, 2019

Picture book - ages 3-8
There are so many different ways to be smart and it’s so important to teach kids that intelligence is harder to define than just doing well on standardized tests. It’s also about science experiments and making friends and playing the ukulele and knowing directions! How freeing to know you’re worthy regardless of how you use your brain. -Sara


Pokko and the Drum Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481480390
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 1st, 2019

Ages 4 - 8
Pokko's quiet frog family worries they've made a mistake by gifting Pokko a noisy drum, but soon see that Pokko's musical talent is a powerful means of expression. - Casey


The Shortest Day Cover Image
By Susan Cooper, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763686987
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Published: Candlewick - October 22nd, 2019

Ages 4 - 8
This breathtaking illustrated poem celebrates the enduring traditions people have created around the winter solstice, a time where we come together to drive away the dark and shepherd in a new year. - Casey


Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419737046
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 5th, 2019

Picture book - ages 4 and up


How to Read a Book Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062307811
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Published: HarperCollins - June 18th, 2019

Picture book - ages 4 and up


Ping Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316424646
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

Picture Book -- ages 3-6
What is love?? How do you do it and how do you receive it? This book is so freakin’ cute and ping pong is now my favorite metaphor for giving and receiving love. Seriously great. -Sara


Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #7) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator), Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338236590
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Published: Graphix - August 13th, 2019

Ages 4-8


Illustoria: For Creative Kids and Their Grownups: Issue #10: Color Cover Image
By Elizabeth Haidle (Editor)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781944211790
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Published: Illustoria Magazine - November 19th, 2019

Ages 6 - 12
A magazine for kids ages 6-12 that's chock-full of DIY project ideas, activity pages, cut-out crafts, factful comics and more! Pair with art supplies for the perfect gift.  -Casey


Stargazing Cover Image
By Jen Wang, Jen Wang (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250183880
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Published: First Second - September 10th, 2019

Graphic Novel, ages 7 and up
Super cute and realistic story about friendship. -Sara


Dear Sweet Pea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062473073
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 1st, 2019

Ages 8 - 12
In the small town of Valentine, TX, Sweet Pea has often written in to her favorite advice column in the local paper, Miss Flora Mae I. When Miss Flora Mae suddenly has to leave town, she tasks Sweet Pea with forwarding her mail... only Sweet Pea takes the liberty of replying to some of the letters herself. Navigating her parents' divorce and evolving friendships at school, Sweet Pea realizes it's time to take some of her own advice. This sweet story of empathy and friendship is inclusive, body-positive, and feels like a big hug. I wish I'd had this story as a middle grader! -Casey


The Midwinter Witch Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338540550
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Published: Graphix - November 5th, 2019

Ages 8-12
Don't miss the latest installment of Witch Boy! This series is for anyone who has ever been told they couldn't be something they wanted to be, and for those ready to prove the world wrong.


Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481438285
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 8th, 2019

Ages 8 - 12
A 2019 National Book Award finalist, this impactful collection of stories tells the story of a neighborhood block by block.


Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534424760
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2019

Middle Grade -- ages 10 and up
This is a gripping spy thriller about a 12 year old genius who’s recruited by the CIA to help them figure out Einstein’s last equation. The bad guys are white supremacists motivated by their hatred of refugees and the CIA is not to be trusted because of their allegiance to a government who would take Einstein's last equation and use it for nefarious purposes (as that govt did in the past with Einstein's former work). I could hardly put this down once I started it!I loved how sassy and rebellious Charlie is, but she also has her own personal morality that makes sense and spending time with her brain made me, a 33 year old lady (*jenna marbles voice*), feel smarter. -Sara


The Magic Misfits Cover Image
By Neil Patrick Harris, Lissy Marlin (Illustrator), Kyle Hilton (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316355575
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2018

Middle grade - ages 8-12
My co-worker Abe loved this book!


Nordic Tales: Folktales from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark (Nordic Folklore and Stories, Illustrated Nordic Book for Teens and Adults) Cover Image
By Chronicle Books, Ulla Thynell (Illustrator)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781452174471
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 13th, 2019

Ages 12 and up
The latest in a series of anthologies collecting folktales from various traditions, Nordic Myth contains 16 classic tales accompanied by full-page illustrations in an oversize, embossed hardcover volume. - Casey


Like a Love Story Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062839367
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 4th, 2019

Young Adult - ages 14 and up
Such a beautiful coming-of-age story about three friends in 1980s NYC. Deals with such a variety of subjects -- AIDS, Judy Garland, the Iranian Revolution, coming to terms with sexuality, friendship troubles, Madonna, being yourself, art, and being an immigrant. This felt realistic with a lightheartedness that belies its sadness at times. One of the best YA books I've read this year! -Sara


Amelia Westlake Was Never Here Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316450669
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Published: Poppy - May 21st, 2019

Young Adult -- ages 14 and up
It's the queer rom-com feminist activist book of my dreams!! -Sara


Little Women: The Original Classic Novel with Photos from the Major Motion Picture Cover Image
By Louisa May Alcott, Greta Gerwig (Introduction by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419741203
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 5th, 2019

Ages 14 and up
This leatherbound edition of a young adult classic includes photos from the new film! -Casey


Let It Snow (Movie Tie-In): Three Holiday Romances Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781101998618
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Published: Penguin Books - October 22nd, 2019

Ages 14 and up
Fill up on holiday cheer (and a healthy side of holiday cynicism) with this collection of stories that inspired the new Netflix movie. -Casey


The Grief Keeper Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525514022
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2019

Ages 14 and up
This is exactly the kind of young adult novel the world needs: topical, thought-provoking, and beautifully written. Marisol’s journey as an LGBTQ asylum seeker in the U.S. brings light to the physical and emotional burdens we place upon migrants while centering on sisterhood, love, and deep inner strength. - Casey


The Year We Fell From Space Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338236361
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 15th, 2019

Middle grade ages 8-12
Liberty is super into stars - partly because she's a cool, smart, maybe future-astronomer, and partly because when everything goes wrong (like parents getting divorced or everything just feeling weird and different) it makes sense that the stars might guide us. Really good book! -Amanda


Shine! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524717667
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

Middle grade ages 8-12


The Good Thieves Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481419482
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2019

Middle grade ages 8-12


The Next Great Paulie Fink Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316380881
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 16th, 2019

Middle grade ages 8-12


Small in the City Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823442614
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 3rd, 2019

Picture book ages 4-8