Current Recommendations for Booklovers— Children and Young Adult

I Don't Want to Eat Bugs by Rachel Branton & Tim Petersen

Children and Young Adult

Lisbon is hungry and it’s hard to wait for dinner. When her animal friends try to help her find something tasty to eat, the real the problems begin! Join Lisbon on her funny misadventures. Each beautiful illustration is designed to inspire the imaginations of children. An activity page at the end of the book allows for more fun as they search for special items in the illustrations. Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Google



Chase Tinker and the House of Magic by Malia Ann Haberman

Children and Young Adult

Join Chase Tinker and his family and friends for some wild and crazy supernatural escapades while living in a gigantic, 560-year-old magical house where magic, adventure, excitement, and danger can be found around nearly every corner. Root for Chase in his pursuit of a way to outwit, out-magic, and outmaneuver dangerous and wicked villains who are planning to destroy the Tinkers and get control of this incredible and unique house. Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple

A Home for Hilly by Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.

Children and Young Adult

An illustrated children's book about a puppy who goes from being hungry, scared and alone in a shelter to being happy, healthy and finding her forever home. Hilly finds out that, like all of us, love and care is all she needed to become the best version of herself. For every download, Hills® Pet Nutrition will donate a meal to a shelter. Free KindleNook

How Oakley Lost His Spots by DC Swain, Alina Kapitsa

Children and Young Adult

Oakley is a Dalmatian who doesn’t have any spots. Convinced by his friend Rover that he has lost them, he sets off to find his spots, only to find out that Dalmatians aren’t born with spots and that they all develop at different times. A vividly illustrated picture book, this story is perfect for showing children how everyone develops at different rates. $0.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo

The Vikings Chosen by Quinn Loftis

Children and Young Adult

His orders are clear: launch a raid against England and bring home the spoils of war. But the prophecy is also clear: General Torben will take a foreign bride—one who is a seer and healer just like his mother. The eldest princess of England is said to be just that. But he's a Viking army general and she's an English princess—and one who is already promised to the king of Tara. Two worlds collide in this epic historical fiction centered on an undeniable chemistry that smolders against the odds. Starting at $2.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple / Google

Extraordinary October by Diana Wagman

Children and Young Adult

October is an ordinary girl. Then, three days before her 18th birthday, she develops a strange itch that won't go away, and her life is turned upside down. Suddenly, she can hear dogs talk, make crows fly, and two new and very handsome boys at school are vying for her affections. After she starts "transplanting" herself, October learns that she is not ordinary at all, but the daughter of a troll princess and a fairy prince, and a pawn in a deadly war between the trolls and the fairies. Now October will have to use all of her powers to save her family, and stop a mysterious evil that threatens to destroy the fairy world. Starting at $10.22 Kindle / Nook / Kobo


The Haunting of Lavender Raine by Jessica Renwick

Children and Young Adult

Even though her mother is obsessed with the paranormal, thirteen-year-old Lavender Raine does not believe in ghosts. Or spirits. Or specters—or whatever you want to call them. But when her cat bolts into the woods and she chases after him, they are confronted by a chilling presence that puts her belief to the test. With her grandmother's necklace disappearing, her best friend having boy trouble, and that ghost—or whatever it is—showing up at every turn, things keep getting worse. With help from her quirky friend, Rosie, and her sassy cat, Blot, can Lavender find the necklace and get rid of the ghost haunting her? $2.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple

House of Dragons by K.A. Linde

Children and Young Adult

Half-Fae, half human Kerrigan was dropped off on the steps of Draco Mountain with nothing but a note. Her life changes completely as she’s swept into the care of the elite training program. On the year of her seventeenth name day, each student is chosen by one of the twelve tribes of Alandria to enter society - everyone except Kerrigan. She strikes a bargain with the Dragon Society: convince a tribe to select her or give up her birthright. With the unlikeliest of allies—Fordham, the cursed Fae prince - she has to chart her own destiny to reshape the world. $7.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple / Google


Lifeline by Abbey Nash

Children and Young Adult

After nearly dying in the ER, Eli agrees to go to LakeShore Recovery Center, an inpatient substance abuse treatment program where he’ll spend the next 28 days. It's there that Eli meets Libby, the sharp-edged artist, whose freshly tattooed scars mirror the emotional scars Eli tries his best to ignore. Eli soon learns that if he's to have any chance at a future, he'll first have to confront his past. Starting at $7.49 Kindle / Kobo

Achoo! Why Pollen Counts by Shennen Bersani

Children and Young Adult

Spring has arrived and pollen is in the air. Baby Bear does not like the pollen—it sticks to his fur and makes him itchy and sneezy. He’s allergic! Achoo! He just wishes the pollen were gone. When his friends gather to tell him why they need pollen, Baby Bear learns that pollen is good for the forest and provides food for many animals, including him! Pollen might be something we all love to hate, but can we really live without it? This story explains why we need it. Starting at $6.95 Kindle / Nook / Google / Arbordale Publishing

Candy Bomber by Michael O. Tunnell

Children and Young Adult

One WWII pilot’s mission to lift the spirits of children living in war-torn Berlin in 1945 comes to life in this moving middle-grade historical account. After World War II the United States and Britain airlifted food and supplies into Russian-blockaded West Berlin. US Air Force Lieutenant Gail S. Halvorsen knew the children of the city were suffering. To bring a bit of hope, he began dropping chocolate and chewing gum by parachute. $8.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple

ABC Safari by Karen Lee

Children and Young Adult

Let’s search for adventure above in the sky. We’ll scout through the mountains and hills, and then try exploring the forests, the meadows and plains, cross the dry desert and through jungle rains. We’ll trek through a swamp, in a puddle, a pond, in lakes and the river, the ocean beyond. But, what are we looking for? Who will we see? Find animals on this ABC Safari with me! Starting at $6.95 Kindle / Nook / Arbordale Publishing

Try Looking Ahead by Jason Rodriguez

Children and Young Adult

This YA collection of Twilight Zone–inspired short stories is a stunning assortment of modern-day twists on classic fables and science fiction standards that tell of a girl who can live in yesterday, a boy who can see through mountains, and a closet monster hunter. These impoverished youth don’t have a lot, but make the most of what they have. As is always the case, every gift comes with responsibility, every vision comes with unwanted knowledge, and nothing is ever what it seems. $3.99 Rosarium / Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple / Google / 

Winter Light by Martha Engber

Children and Young Adult

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WINTER LIGHT is the story of 15-year-old Mary Donahue of suburban Chicago, a kid on the cusp of failure during the brutal blizzard winter of 1978-79, the end of a hard luck, hard rock era sunk in the cynical aftermath of the Vietnam War. Though a smart, beautiful kid, she’s a motherless girl raised by an uneducated, alcoholic father within an extended family of alcoholics and addicts. Aware that she’s sinking, she’s reaches out to an unlikely source, Kathleen, a nice, normal kid from class. $2.99 from Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Google / Publisher / Author

The Great Nijinsky: God of Dance by Lynn Curlee

Children and Young Adult

A tragic story of a great genius, this compelling work of narrative nonfiction chronicles a life of obsessive artistry, celebrity, and notoriety. Biographical narrative is interspersed with spotlights on the ballets the dancer popularized: classic masterworks such as Afternoon of a FaunThe Firebird, and of course, the shockingly original Rite of Spring, which caused the audience to riot at its premiere. Illustrated with elegant, intimate portraits as well as archival art and photographs. $8.99 from Amazon

A Long Day in November by Ernest J. Gaines

Children and Young Adult

An affectionate and funny story set in the “black quarter" of a Southern sugar cane plantation in the 1940s and told by a child named Eddie, who watches his mother leave his father over his preoccupation with his car, which his father ultimately burns to the ground on the advice of a voodoo woman to get his wife back. $2.99 from Amazon / Nook / Kobo

Ludell by Brenda Wilkinson

Children and Young Adult

A National Book Award nominee in 1975, Ludell is the first book in a groundbreaking trilogy about a young African American girl growing up during the 1950s in a small Georgia town. Ludell Wilson is a wisecracking bookworm and burgeoning writer who adores her best friend Ruthie Mae, her loving—but strict—grandmother, and everything about growing up. But in the still-segregated South, Ludell‘s warm community exists side-by-side with poverty and injustice. Starting at $10.69 from Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo


Revengers by David Valdes Greenwood

Children and Young Adult

Ama, Mark, and Justin have each witnessed a murder that went unpunished. In recent months, their dreams have been haunted by someone who understands their pain: a Fury who survived the witch hunts of Old Salem. She enters their dreams and summons them to be Revengers. If they abide by her seemingly simple set of rules, she promises supernatural protection. One catch: exacting revenge means becoming killers themselves. When they agree things begin to spiral out of control and they come to understand they are pawns in ancient game. As the Fury toys with them, they race against the clock, hoping to live more than just a few more days… Starting at $2.99 from Amazon / Kobo


Crushing the Red Flowers by Jennifer Voigt Kaplan

Children and Young Adult

Crushing the Red Flowers is the story of how two ordinary boys cope under the extraordinary circumstances of Kristallnacht. Emil and Friedrich couldn't have less in common, but in the summer of 1938, they must both deal with the changes steamrolling through Germany. Friedrich struggles with an uncle in jail and a cruel Hitler Youth leader, while Emil does his best to avoid the blistering anti-Semitism that's threatening his family. Then in the late hours of November 9th, their world explodes, and the two boys are forced together in a race against time that requires Friedrich to risk his life in order to save Emil and his family. Starting at $8.49 at Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo

Finnigan and the Lost Circus Wagon by Mary T Wagner

Children and Young Adult

Finnigan and his “circus mice” pals are back for more adventures in this lively sequel to “Finnigan the Circus Cat.” Rescued as a tiny kitten, Finnigan is now all grown with a flair for the trapeze. But he’s still flying “under the radar” at the circus museum. This works just fine for everyone…until two grifters show up with designs on a treasure hidden in a rickety old wagon. While Finnigan and his friends try scare off the crooks, it’s getting harder and harder to keep Finnigan a secret!! $0.99 from Amazon / Author / 

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell

Children and Young Adult

The word otsaliheliga (oh-jah-LEE-hay-le-gah) is used by members of the Cherokee Nation to express gratitude. Beginning in the fall with the new year and ending in summer, follow a full Cherokee year of celebrations and experiences. Appended with a glossary and the complete Cherokee syllabary, originally created by Sequoyah. $9.99 from Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo

Everly by Meg Bonney

Children and Young Adult

Madison is about to graduate and head off toward a bright future that any kid would kill for. The problem? Madison just wants to find her birth parents. When her Aunt Ruth is kidnapped and taken to a world called Everly, all of Madison’s plans are put on hold. Traveling through caverns and towering oak tree forests, Madison quickly realizes that behind Everly’s beauty is a world of magic, violence, and shocking truths. Armed only with an enchanted sword and a sharp tongue, she battles her way past witches and bounty hunters to attempt a dangerous rescue that changes both her and Everly’s future forever. Starting at $0.99 from Amazon / Kobo


Belle's Journey by Rob Bierregaard

Children and Young Adult

Dr. B. and Dick, two osprey scientists in Massachusetts, observe ospreys and their offspring, tagging one special fledgling with a transmitter to better study migration habits. Follow Belle as she attempts her first flight, conquers her first fishing endeavour, and heads south for her first migration all while her tracking device transmits information about where's she been. Based on information garnered through twenty years of research by the author, Belle's Journey will soar into reader's hearts. $8.99 from Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo

Finnigan the Circus Cat by Mary T Wagner

Children and Young Adult

Maximilian and Leroy are two circus mice who think they’ve got it made in the shade at the old, shuttered Farnsworth Circus Museum. But when a new generation of Farnsworths move in, things start to shake up. And when eight-year-old Lucy finds a tiny rescue kitten and hides him in the barn because her dad is allergic to cats, the mice need to think fast if they’re going to be able to stay. Inspired by a real-life rescue kitten, this heartwarming book will delight children and adults alike! $0.99 from Amazon / Author / 

Dream Big, Little Scientists by Michelle Schaub

Children and Young Adult

Twelve kids. A dozen bedtimes. Endless sweet ways to say goodnight with science! Spark curiosity and exploration with this innovative bedtime story for budding scientists that introduces eleven branches of science. From astronomy to physics to chemistry to geology, this STEM picture book will help kids get excited to explore. Includes further information about each branch of science. $9.99 from Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / 
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