Today's Featured Books— Children and Young Adult

Magical Miri by Debra Kristi

Children and Young Adult

There are the witches of the Quarter, and then there is the unwanted magical bloodline. The family so secret, even its youngest members are unaware. That family would be mine. Now I must uncover the truth and discover my power before the supernatural world swallows me whole. "An excellent story about life-changing events, family drama, and young love." -Liberrian, Amazon Reviewer. 4.2 stars, 136 ratings on Goodreads. Coming to BN.com, Apple, and Kobo February 2024. From $2.99 PRE-ORDER NOW


FREE - Keep Your Friends Close by Niki Keith

Children and Young Adult

A Gritty YA Crime Thriller. "The twists are horrific and the turns are un-be-liev-able.” -Goodreads Review. It was supposed to be a weekend getaway to mend their broken friendships. But when things go terribly wrong, the teens find themselves in an inescapable web of lies. Loyalties are tested, and dark secrets emerge, initiating a sequence of events none can escape. “If you are a fan of Karen M. McManus’ One of Us is Lying series or Holly Jackson’s A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series then you absolutely MUST read this book!” -Goodreads Review. 4.5 stars, 11 ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW


The Palm Tree Swingers Island Band by Lily Lawson

Children and Young Adult

Take a tiger, an orangutan, an elephant, an eagle, a rhino, a dragon, a spider, and a turtle. Mix with music till loudyou might want to stand back. 5.0 stars, 10 ratings. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


88 Life-Changing High School Hacks by Derek T. Freeman

Children and Young Adult

You can master adulthood before you get there or wait for it to master you. Which will you choose? Uncover a treasure trove of 88 of the best tips, tricks, and techniques to launch you from teendom to adulthood with resounding success. And don't worry, you won't lose yourself along the way. You won't have to trade your joy, curiosity, or spark. You won't have to become "boring"—or bored. You'll simply be one step ahead of the game. One day you're in high school, and the next, you're navigating the adult world without a map. This book is full of information that you will need in order to ace the game of life. 4.9 stars, 43 ratings. From $4.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


    The Infamous Story of Retro Brite by Felícia Jones

    Children and Young Adult

    Seventeen-year-old Leon lived his entire life stuck in the small town of Crestview with no plans for the future. He spent his uneventful days going to school, working a dead-end job, and hanging out with his friends. All of this changes when Retro Brite, a popular band, comes to town and sweeps Leon into their world of exploits. Leon learns that having fame, money, and luxury is not what it is made out to be. From the outside, Retro Brite seems like a tight-knit group of friends, but there is more than meets the eye. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


    FREE - The Frights of Fiji by Sunayna Prasad

    Children and Young Adult

    In this middle-grade fantasy, Alyssa is sent to live with her strict, aloof, and uncaring uncle after her parents are killed in a car accident. Alyssa longs for the life she used to have—one filled with fun and love. Then Alyssa is kidnapped by Master Beau, a banished sorcerer with a mysterious connection to her who can only regain his power by weakening hers. Suddenly hurled into a world of wizardry, fantastical beasts, and marvelous technology, Alyssa must defeat Master Beau if she ever wants to get home again. Book 1 in the series. 4.2 stars, 266 ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW


    Building Unstoppable Self-Confidence for Teens by Derek T. Freeman

    Children and Young Adult

    Labels and comparisons stop you from being your real self. Whether you're a nerd or a jock, an overachiever or an underachiever, a loner or an outcast—that is not your entire identity. It's just one tiny part of the vast YOU. The good news is that you already have the key to unlocking your real personality and fearlessly creating your authentic life; you just need a little help to get started. Uncover the whole, wonderful person within and create an incredible life on your own terms. 4.8 stars, 162 ratings. From $9.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


      FrankinSchool: Monster Match by Caryn Rivadeneira

      Children and Young Adult

      Frankinschool Book 1. "Slightly spooky and utterly charming, young readers will enjoy every page of Frankinschool: Monster Match" -Blueink Reviews. While Fred is out sick, a visiting author signs Fred's book To Frank. When Fred's friend Luisa suggests Fred must be Frank in school, this sparks an idea for Fred's creative writing assignment. "This is a great selection for 3rd- to 6th-grade readers who enjoy books about friendship and the supernatural. Readers will be excited for the next book in this delightful series." -Readers' Favorite. From $8.99 SHOP NOW


      FREE - The Adventures of Rocky and Chippy by Dr. Donald Fabacher, Jr.

      Children and Young Adult

      The Adventures of Rocky and Chippy is a series of stories between a Duck and a Goat that become good friends and take part in events that teach them self-realization, forgiveness, morals, respect, and fun times with friends. These two characters should put a smile on your face and love in your heart, and help bring back reading to children at bedtime with kid friendly material with life lessons and morals. Book 1 in the series. FREE - SHOP NOW


      Swim Season by Marianne Sciucco

      Children and Young Adult

      Sometimes winning IS everything. The fast-paced, drama-driven story of Olympic swimming hopeful Aerin Keane, starting senior year in her third high school and trying NOT to win. But can she hide her natural talent and competitive streak when a $50,000 scholarship is on the line? There's drama in and out of the pool as Aerin makes new enemies and new friends, including the intriguing Justin, star of the boy's swim team. As he secretly coaches her to prepare for the championships, their friendship becomes more. 4.6 stars, 63 ratings. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


      Trouble With Parsnips by Laurel Decher

      Children and Young Adult

      It's like The King's Speech but for kids. When it's save-the-kingdom time, a nameless princess has to use her whole toolbox... Organizing a party is hard! When you're a behind-the-scenes inventor princess, it's even worse. But when your royal parents fall ill with croquet fever? All they want to do is play croquet! The pressure's on! Then your royal aunt burns down the castle. And your fairy godmother's booby-trapped gift means. No one hears you at all! What's a princess to do? 4 stars, 16 ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


      Mirror of Wolves by N.P. Thompson

      Children and Young Adult

      "An epic quest!" -Readers' Favorite. When 12-year-old Ty learns of a mystical object that can tell him whether he truly is the one destined to save Arcania from the dark sorcerer Gideon Blackthorn, he is determined to track it down—no matter the cost. But when his quest takes a shocking turn will Ty still find the answers he needs, or will his relentless hunt for the truth jeopardize everything? "The Arcanium series is out of this world! Young readers are going to love the second book." -Goodreads Reviews. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


      Twisting Every Way by Amy Sutphin

      Children and Young Adult

      "Couldn’t put it down" -Amazon Review. Magic would destroy everything she hated, then everything she loved then herself. Two magic-wielding barbarians take Emya as their mage apprentice, a sinister enchantment ensnares her village, and a mysterious young man urges her to run. When her teachers’ dark intentions come to light, she fears it’s too late. Book 1 in the series. 4.7 stars, 14 ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


      The Chronicle Gate by N. Lang

      Children and Young Adult

      Vol. 1 Etheareal. What if you ended up on a planet and had no idea how you got there? On a planet called Ethereal live creatures known as the Elouse. A couple of kids discover a human child from Earth and take him in while their dad, Jasper, finds the planet “Earth.” Meanwhile, the kids discover a plot by the Mer-Dragons to try to capture Jasper and must find a way to help him. To do that, they will have to soar to the stars and do the one thing that is forbidden by the Fay Goddess. Fight! From 4.99 SHOP NOW


      Open at Rock Bottom by L.M. Reed

      Children and Young Adult

      "An irresistibly compelling read! This story explores the murky “gray area” that exists inside all of us...a true masterpiece, unafraid of poking/prodding at the messy complexities of being human." -Amazon Review. Accused of a terrible crime, EJ tries to hide from his past with a new identity. But will the weight of guilt, secrets, and lies lead to a reckoning? "This is a book I could NOT put down. I always love books with well-developed characters about whom I really can relate to or come to care about." -Amazon Review. 5 stars, 10 ratings. From $2.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


      I See Lincoln's Underpants by Mick Sullivan

      Children and Young Adult

      The Surprising Times Underwear (and the People Wearing Them) Made History. From the author of the award-winning The Past and the Curious Podcast comes a giggle-fest for young and old! We all wear underwear — even famous people like Buzz Aldrin, Queen Victoria, and Satchel Paige. Through the ages, plenty of these figures have made history. Sometimes their underwear did, too! From Abe Lincoln’s embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions to Amelia Bloomer’s eponymous undies to Otzi the Iceman’s 5300-year-old skivvies, I See Lincoln’s Underpants opens the top drawers of some of history’s most interesting people for more than just a peek. 5 stars, 12 ratings. From $4.49 SHOP NOW


      Emma Just Medium: The Beach Dilemma by Lara Wiltse Prior

      Children and Young Adult

      Even though her family calls her Emma Bemma, Emma knows she is really just a dilEmma because she's medium. That’s because she’s the middle kid between her two brothers, who everyone calls Big and Little. What if she could get out of being in the middle by taking on a new role? "Each character is incredibly relatable and the real-life scenarios they find themselves in are relevant to kids today. It teaches a valuable lesson about embracing one's personality and learning to appreciate what makes each of us unique." -Kirkus Reviews. From $8.49 SHOP NOW


      Life After by Genalea Barker

      Children and Young Adult

      In this “magnetic novel that cuts right to the heart,” (Indies Today) eighteen-year-old August struggles to adjust to her new reality when all her future plans implode in a single, life-altering day. Bust out your tissues and buckle up for this emotional roller coaster. “Readers will cheer for August in this gorgeously-written story of hope.” -Amber Smith, NYT bestselling author. 5 stars, 46 ratings on Amazon and 4.9 stars, 54 ratings on Goodreads. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


      My Sister Wants an Elephant by Lynne Podrat

      Children and Young Adult

      Randy’s sister wants a WHAT?!? And his Mom isn’t flat-out saying no?! My Sister Wants an Elephant is the true story of two siblings who team up to convince their mother to let them own a couple of wild animals as pets and a mother who just might be persuaded. Full of humor and fun, this book is a good lesson in not giving up on your dreams, no matter how truly wild they may be! 4.3 stars, 12 ratings. From $7.99 SHOP NOW / 


      FREE - A to Z of Creativity by Maya Green

      Children and Young Adult

      Spark your child's creativity! This captivating alphabet book introduces kids aged 3-12 to the wonderful world of artistic expression. From dance and music to writing and crafts, learn about different creative pursuits through vibrant illustrations and engaging descriptions. Encourage your child to explore various forms of art, embrace new experiences, and appreciate the work of others. Aligned with educational frameworks worldwide, it's a valuable tool for parents, teachers, and young learners to ignite their imagination. FREE - SHOP NOW


      The Palm Tree Swingers Island Band by Lily Lawson

      Children and Young Adult

      Take a tiger, an orangutan, an elephant, an eagle, a rhino, a dragon, a spider, and a turtle. Mix with music till loud – you might want to stand back. 5 stars, 10 ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


      Things to See in Arizona by Mary Vensel White

      Children and Young Adult

      Tuesday Mayes has always felt like she was meant for more than the desert she's lived in her whole life. After high school graduation, she is eager to start a new chapter despite a recent health diagnosis. But when her father goes missing, she must confront a reality she's not ready to face. A mix of adventure, romance, and self-discovery, this is a story about growing up, facing fears, and discovering inner strength. On this journey of a lifetime, will Tuesday find out who she truly is and what she truly wants? From $9.99 SHOP NOW


      George Leaves the Lights ON by Barbara J. Genovese

      Children and Young Adult

      George leaves lights on wherever he goes. His parents worry that he’ll blow power grids up and down both Coasts. Maybe to even Madrid and Bombay and far Timbuktu! As the electric bills rise, George’s Mom begins to have terrible dreams. From nightmares of what life would be like without light, she comes up with ideas for conservation. As do her other children. But George keeps leaving the lights ON. Until the day he turns 12. On that day George finally figures out which light it’s important to leave ON. From $12.00 SHOP NOW / 


      Emily's House by Sharon Armstrong

      Children and Young Adult

      Emily Parks is a newcomer to the small town of Mountain Grove, Virginia, where she lives with her alcoholic mother, father, and grandmother. When she has a problem at school, she learns the townspeople she has met are willing to step in and help her. They give her advice, support, and something she has never received before…love. With their help, Emily begins to plan for the life she wants and a way to escape from the world her parents have created. When Emily’s parents leave her in the middle of the night, she must make some quick decisions. Her unusual solution takes everyone in the village by surprise. 4.8 stars, 30 ratings. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


      What Good Luck Bad Luck by Alex Horner

      Children and Young Adult

      Everyone wants to find a lucky four leaf clover. Will Cain be happy after stealing a petal from the three leaf clovers so he too can have four leaves and be popular with the children? Find out what happens in this hilarious book about acceptance and self-value. 4.3 stars, 68 ratings. From $2.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW