Current Recommendations for Booklovers— Children and Young Adult

Carla's Sandwich by Debbie Herman, Sheila Bailey (Illustrator)

Children and Young Adult

This charming story presents a new way for young children to understand how to creatively embrace who they are, no matter what others think. Lively illustrations help showcase the book's messages of acceptance, tolerance, individuality, and creativity, and the funny plot and authentic dialogue are sure to make this tale a favorite among elementary school children. From $7.99 SHOP NOW


Being Frank by Donna W. Earnhardt, Andrea Castellani (Illustrator)

Children and Young Adult

Frank follows the motto, "Honesty is the best policy." The balancing act of finding tact, that fine line between telling the truth and telling too much truth, is the main theme of this story. No one is quite as impressed with Frank’s honesty as he thinks they should be. He decides to visit his confidante and pal, Grandpa Ernest, who has a history of frankness himself. With a few lessons from Grandpa, Frank begins to understand that the truth is important, but so is not being hurtful. From $7.99 SHOP NOW


Alley Oops by Janice Levy, C. B. Decker (Illustrator)

Children and Young Adult

J. J. Jax has been tormenting Patrick to the point that Patrick is now afraid to go to school. Learning of his son's behavior, J. J.'s father shares an experience he had as a youthful bully and the consequences he recently faced as a result of his actions. J.J. reaches out to Patrick in a school arm-wrestling contest and experiences the "alley oops" moment of empowerment and self-esteem that comes from doing the right thing. From $7.99 SHOP NOW


The Amazing Adventures of Jimmy Crikey by Wallace E Briggs

Children and Young Adult

"Splendidly written with action, humor, and love." Readers' Favorite. A young adult novel with elements of fantasy, science fiction, mysticism and outright adventure, this story will take you below this earth, over mighty oceans, even beyond the stars, to find a place where an orphan can fit in. “The lessons in this book are well presented: bullying is bad, but you can overcome; confidence in yourself is powerful; beauty comes from the inside.” Amazon Review. “Jimmy’s adventures call to mind Enid Blighton’s classic stories or The Tashi books of Anna Fienberg. The characters are loveable, upbeat and ever bonhomous." Kirkus Reviews. From $3.83 SHOP NOW


Ben & Zip: Two Short Friends by Joanne Linden, Tom Goldsmith

Children and Young Adult

A tribute to friendship, boardwalks, and summer, this storybook tells of Ben and Zip, two best friends who will keep readers laughing, cheering, and guessing until the very end when they are reunited after a rainstorm. From $7.99 SHOP NOW


Frederick Fly-Catcher by Helen C. Johannes

Children and Young Adult

“A fun adventure that was a hit with my nine-year-old!” Amazon Review. 2020 Winner in Children's Fiction -N.N. Light Book Awards. What happens when Frederick, a champion fly-catcher, is confronted with a human? After all, humans are dangerous! And worse, this human is carrying a thing of troublesome, powerful magic. What if Frederick can’t get it to stop? "A feel-good story from start to finish!" N.N. Light, Amazon 5-Star Review. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


The Ghost on Firefly Lane, A Pekin Dewlap Mystery #2 by Pamela McCord

Children and Young Adult

A heartbroken ghost searches in vain for her baby. Pekin Dewlap and her best friends Scout and Amber are hired to help her spirit go into the light by the kindhearted homeowners who’ve grown fond of the crying ghost. The teens move into the house while their clients are on a cruise, and their first order of business is to find out the ghost’s identity. "A smart, funny, engaging story that appeals to the young and young at heart." From $2.99 SHOP NOW


The Haunting of Elmwood Manor, A Pekin Dewlap Mystery by Pamela McCord

Children and Young Adult

Three kids and a haunted house. What could possibly go wrong? Well, let’s see. A ghost, another ghost, and the thing under the bed. Fifteen-year old Pekin Dewlap and her best friends start a ghost removal business during summer break from high school. Their first case is to clear a ghost from an old mansion. The only clue they receive from their client is that a young girl went missing from the house a century ago and was never found. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Are You My Monster? by Amanda Noll, Howard McWilliam

Children and Young Adult

Are You My Monster? is a colorful, funny, first monster book especially for babies and toddlers, inspired by the award-winning I Need My Monster. Can you help the little boy find the monster that matches his drawing so he can go to sleep? From $4.99 SHOP NOW


A Life, Redefined by Tracy Hewitt Meyer

Children and Young Adult

Seven years ago, an innocent act by Rowan Slone turned her life into a nightmare. Since the age of ten she’s lived with the burden of her baby brother’s death. When long-time crush Mike Anderson invites her to the Prom, suddenly her future looks brighter. Rowan’s younger sister, Trina, however, is determined to ruin her new-found happiness, no matter the cost. Can Rowan find the strength to move toward the future or is she doomed to dwell in the past? From $3.99 SHOP NOW


Totie The Molar by Hosam Alrqiq, Reema Boufis, Anna Lomakina

Children and Young Adult

Totie the Molar has just been born and he has no idea where he is or what’s going on. But it doesn’t take long before he meets some of the other teeth who are happy to show him around. Kids will love reading about Totie, the friendly, funny tooth, who gets confused easily, while they learn about their teeth and the different jobs they do. From $0 SHOP NOW


The Secrets of Slumberbury by A. Storie Twister, C. Wunder, Javier Gimenez Ratti

Children and Young Adult

With this story, you and your child will discover Slumberbury the magical world, deep underground, where the Sandman and little creatures, called Nodlings, create and deliver dreams to children around the world each night. Follow Henry, a boy who finds himself on a wondrous adventure when he unexpectedly receives a Nodling from the Sandman. From $0 SHOP NOW


Samantha Gets Brave by Melanie McClay

Children and Young Adult

Samantha Taylor is afraid of everything. When a brave decision leads Samantha into the forest, she dives into an adventurous treasure hunt. With dangers all around, Samantha and her new-found friends search for the Saez treasure while overcoming fears and following the clues no one has been able to solve for more than 150 years. From $6.99 SHOP NOW


How High Will It Fly? by DC Swain, Iuliana Iordachescu

Children and Young Adult

If I let my balloon go, how high will it fly? Find out in this fun and imaginative rhyming picture book. With gorgeous watercolor illustrations and a fun, sing-song rhythm, your children are sure to love this journey of a little red balloon. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Pizza by M. C. Goldrick

Children and Young Adult

Mouthwatering pictures, super cheesy jokes, & fun facts make this THE go-to book for any pizza lover. Look & find hidden FLY GUYS are the secret ingredients that go great in this book - but not on a pizza! From $0 SHOP NOW


Merlin Raj And The Santa Algorithm by D. G. Priya, Shelley Hampe

Children and Young Adult

"...emotionally resonant...enjoyable STEM-centered novel for young readers..." -- Kirkus Review. Appealing to readers of all ages, Merlin Raj is an illustrated chapter-book series. From artists to astronauts, the jobs of the future will deal with computers. But do kids like computer books? Not as much as dog stories. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Princess of the Elves by R. L. Medina

Children and Young Adult

"If you like fantasy, YA, elves and fae, and a beautifully crafted fantasy setting, then this is a book for you!"-Goodreads Review. When her mom is kidnapped by goblins, Ren is swept into a dark and alluring world of royal fae, magic, and secrets that will shatter everything she's ever known. "Action packed fantasy!" Amazon Review. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


The Wampum Exchange by Rosemary McKinley

Children and Young Adult

Long Island author, Rosemary McKinley has written a young adult historical novella, The Wampum Exchange, set in 1650, Southold, New York. A twelve-year-old boy has a chance meeting with a Native American boy and their worlds connect in a most interesting way. The tale is told through their daily lives, giving the reader a glimpse into life in America. Middle grade readers, as well as adults would enjoy reading this story. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


The Time Dancer by Stevie McBride

Children and Young Adult

"For fans of Doctor Who and Stranger Things. A Time Travel Mystery with a Hint of Horror." Even though she’s been skipping her way into the future for as long as she can remember, Ellie Johnson has never seen anything quite as strange as the twisted pathways that are keeping her trapped on the top of a hill in the middle of the night. "Frightening and compelling in equal measure." - Amazon Review From $5.99 SHOP NOW


Finnigan the Lionhearted by Mary T. Wagner

Children and Young Adult

"This is a captivating story that will encourage children to read." Readers Favorite review. Finnigan and his circus mouse friends Leroy and Maximillian finally see their dreams come true when the circus pulls into town in this third installment of the award-winning Finnigan the Circus Cat series of books for young readers. Still flying under the radar, the trio find adventure and fun in the Big Top, but Finnigan must summon his "inner lion" to save the day before the Grand Finale sounds! $8.95 SHOP NOW


Dash's Busy Day by Terrance Perrin, Carl Simmons

Children and Young Adult

Learn basic direction concepts and counting as Dash the dragonfly flies left, then right, and all around the pond seeing several other pond inhabitants along the way. Simple, brightly colored, engaging character checking out the environment in which it lives, counting as it goes. The original illustrations were done in ink and watercolor and scanned into computer for final touch up and addition of text. From $0 SHOP NOW /


Martha and Arthur Discover Christmas Holiday Season by Fable Fantablico

Children and Young Adult

In this book, we find our super-cute dragon friends leaving school and heading home to discover the preparations that have been made for Christmas holiday season, including: some pie, a tree, a stocking, a cat in a Christmas hat, and a naughty dog that has eaten the Christmas log! Look out for Santa’s sleigh and the dragons partaking in a Christmas morning snowball fight. Free SHOP NOW


Meditation For Children: A Book of Mindfulness by Shelley Wilson, Phaedra Elson

Children and Young Adult

Designed to help access creative abilities through relaxation and imagination, these stories help develop the necessary tools needed at a young age for lifelong healthy habits of managing stress and anxiety while also improving learning skills. Meditation for Children is a simple way to introduce children to mindfulness through guided visualization. From $7.99 SHOP NOW


Spitfire by Evan Balkan

Children and Young Adult

Caroline Panski harbors one dream: to play ice hockey. But, as the neighborhood boys—and her mother—tell her: Boys play hockey; girls figure skate. Knowing that her beloved father is fighting for freedom far away in Korea saddens her but also gives her strength. And when her school is integrated and she develops a crush on an African- American student, she will need strength and courage to stand up to her classmates just to be his friend. Caroline’s is a difficult and imperfect world, but one that allows for moments of triumph and friendship. From $6.49 SHOP NOW


The Lonely Warthog by Artigua Kilpatrick, Alli Kappen

Children and Young Adult

A lonely warthog is on a quest to find a friend. Will they find one before the day's end? When a lonely warthog can’t find anyone to play with, he soon discovers that the real meaning of friendship was under his nose all along. Beautifully illustrated with bold and bright characters, these fun animals will captivate your child again and again. From $5.99 SHOP NOW