Current Recommendations for Booklovers— Children and Young Adult

The Girl Who Loved Pots by Rosilyn Seay

Children and Young Adult

May has a secret. One that she has only shared with her parents. She loves everyday pots and pans. She not only plays with her pots, but she uses her imagination to create infinite adventures with them. For May, they become anything from musical instruments to tables for tea parties. When her new babysitter arrives with a big bag full of puzzles, books, and games; May sneaks off to play with her pots. What happens next surprises them both; and an unexpected bond is formed between May and her new babysitter. From $7.80 SHOP NOW


The Amazing World of STEM by Naeem K. Turner-Bandele & Nathaniel A. Turner, JD. MALS

Children and Young Adult

Welcome to The Amazing World of STEM! The story of Stuart Tyson Elmo Morgan, STEM as friends and family call him. STEM is a burgeoning child engineer. He plans to change the world. After STEM's dad suffers an injury during the family game of soccer, STEM engineers a way to make sure his dad doesn't lose his job. Inspiring and encouraging, The Amazing World of STEM reminds us about the power of love, children's imaginative spirit, and the universal importance of dreams. From $3.99 SHOP NOW


Lisa and Lottie by Erich Kastner

Children and Young Adult

In the book that spawned the beloved movie The Parent Trap, nine-year-old Lisa from Vienna—bold, with a head of curls—meets Munich's buttoned-up Lottie at summer camp. Soon, a newspaper clipping tells the tale: they're identical twins, Lisa living a colorful, big-city life with her father while Lottie keeps house with their gentle mother. Why have their parents separated? And how can they get to the bottom of the mystery? They decide to switch hairstyles, manners, and addresses—and that is where the adventure begins. From $10.69 SHOP NOW


Debutante Hill by Lois Duncan

Children and Young Adult

Lynn Chambers is popular, wealthy, and going (almost) steady with a handsome college boy. But when she decides not to be a debutante, Lynn finds herself on the outside, which leads her to a side of her town she barely knew existed. There she meets Anna, an artist overlooked by the debutante crowd, and bad boy Dirk Masters, who has a fast car, a quick temper, and a dark secret involving Lynn. From $9.99 SHOP NOW


Domestic Arrangements by Norma Klein

Children and Young Adult

Domestic Arrangements is about a recognizable family facing a recognizable dilemma—how to respond to their daughter’s first affair. The Englebergs are not altogether ordinary though: Mom is Amanda, an in-demand actress whose specialties are TV commercials and soap operas; Daddy is Lionel, the director of an Emmy-winning TV documentary; Tatiana, our fourteen-year-old narrator, is a budding actress who just filmed her first ‘tasteful’ nude scene; and finally Cordelia, Tatiana’s acerbic and sharp-witted sister who is facing her own crisis of self-image. From $9.49 SHOP NOW


Corona Daze: Eva's Time at Home During Covid-19 by Jennifer Angel

Children and Young Adult

When the Coronavirus pandemic hits, Eva has to stay at home. She can’t do any of the things she would usually be able to do, like go to school or see her grandparents. But, she can do her part by learning how to wear a mask, social distance, wash and sanitize her hands, and stay at home. As the bad news from the outside world gets worse, Eva starts to worry. With the angry politics and rising death tolls, will she ever learn to be brave and stay positive when there is so much to worry about? From $11.55 SHOP NOW


Beulah Who Thought She Was Swimming: A novella by Francis Moraine

Children and Young Adult

Beulah thinks she is an all-powerful Queen. She travels through wondrous ‘Watery Realms’ where she encounters ‘loyal subjects’. All the while, she's blissfully unaware that those subjects are trying to tell her something: that she’s neither powerful nor a queen! Things change when Beulah meets unruly visitors who send her on a journey of self-discovery — a journey destined to explode her vision of reality and connect her with awesome powers of the Spirit. From $7.99 SHOP NOW


The Tinderbox: Soldier of Indira by Lou Diamond Phillips, Yvonne Phillips

Children and Young Adult

Imagine the intrigue of Game of Thrones mixed with the star-crossed romance of Romeo and Juliet... but in space! Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's famous fairy tale of the same name, Soldier of Indira is perfect for fans of Outlander, Dune, Aurora Rising, and Stardust. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


Sage Alexander and the Hall of Nightmares by Steve Copling

Children and Young Adult

The world is darker than it seems. Demons, vicious half-humans and evil creatures of myth and legend prowl the earth, unseen to human eyes - but not to the eyes of 14-year-old Sage Alexander. Sage must face danger and death as he assembles a supernatural team and battles his way through time and Godspace in order to save his family from the grips of Greed. But he has an even bigger quest ahead of him. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Taking Root by Brenda Bellinger

Children and Young Adult

Taking Root is a story of betrayal and courage. Alienated from her mother, seventeen-year-old Delaney Moran is trying to make it on her own in a city on the edge of San Francisco Bay, but panic attacks threaten to undermine her fragile independence. Luella, a determined social worker, and Murray, the owner of a music store, want to help Delaney but in doing so, they uncover a secret from her past that must be shared with her. Everything is not as she believes it to be. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Contagion by Teri Terry

Children and Young Adult

Young teen Callie might have been one of the first to survive the disease, but unfortunately she didn't survive the so-called treatment. She was kidnapped and experimented upon at a secret lab, one that works with antimatter. When she breaks free of her prison, she unleashes a wave of destruction. Could Callie have been part of an experiment in biological warfare? Who is behind the research? And more importantly, is there a cure? From $9.99 SHOP NOW


Great Grandma's Shed: Marcum Road Follies by Helen Nickolson

Children and Young Adult

While driving her daughter Katherine to daycare about 28 years ago, Helen began telling her “dreams” about Old Red, the kind convertible with magical powers who lived next to them in the country. He also had some adopted buddies–a Dalmatian called Cutie Pie and a duck named Teepo. These stories were very comforting to Katherine, especially when she didn’t want to be separated from her mother. Years later, she still would oftentimes ask her mother if she had had a “dream,” so Helen began recording the adventures of Old Red. From $7.99 SHOP NOW


A Life, Forward by Tracy Hewitt Meyer

Children and Young Adult

Rowan Slone has left her dysfunctional, violent past behind. College is looming on the horizon, she has a new job that she loves, and a safe place to call home. Rowan is close to achieving everything she’s ever wanted—a sense of family, a sense of purpose, and a sense of self. But there are cracks in Rowan’s life as relationship issues threaten to send her future crumbling to the ground. When her long-held secret is discovered, Rowan must find the courage to fight for the most important thing yet—herself. From $3.69 SHOP NOW


The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen

Children and Young Adult

I've been listening to my father sing for my whole life. But we've never met face to face. When my mother dies, I suddenly have a first class ticket into my father's rock star world. It's a world I don't want any part of. Only three things keep me going: my a cappella singing group, a swoony blue-eyed boy named Jake, and burning questions about my past. My father is the only one alive who knows my history. I need the truth, even if it scares me. But never ask a question unless you're sure you want the truth. $0.99 SHOP NOW


Juan Has the Jitters by Aneta Cruz

Children and Young Adult

A story about inclusion, diversity, and the power of math to help one boy with autism thrive among his peers. Parents of children 4 to 8 years-old can use this book to help teach kids about neurodiversity, inclusion, and the beauty in what makes every one of us unique. Teachers will find the book meets several Common Core Standards for pre-K through third grade in reading and math, and nurtures multiple domains of scholastic development. From $10.99 SHOP NOW /


Sage Alexander and the Blood of Seth by Steve Copling

Children and Young Adult

For Sage, life changed when he realized that the Angelic embodiments he could always see, the magnificent powers that he possessed, and the destiny he had to fulfill were all real and true, and that his powers were necessary to defeat the Seven Princes of Hell. After saving his father from the clutches of Greed incarnate and destroying Prince Mammon, Sage has come to realize his place as a protector to humanity. Sage must now venture forth into that dark wasteland mortals call Hell, and retrieve what is his. Join Sage, Elsbeth, Ronan, and more in the next chapter of this treacherous journey. From $14.02 SHOP NOW


I'll Follow the Moon by Stephanie Lisa Tara, Lee Edward Fodi (Illustrator)

Children and Young Adult

Double-gold medalist begins simply in baby sea turtle's voice: "I'm coming Mama, I'll see you soon, I know just how, I'll follow the moon..." Celebrating the love between child and parent comes an achingly beautiful story that has captured hearts around the world. *Donates to charity: every book saves a turtle! From $13.95 SHOP NOW


Bixby Timmons and the Dragonthorp Riddle by Dwight Karkan

Children and Young Adult

Shy teenager Bixby Timmons hates change. So when her family is asked to care for billionaire Cody Dragonthorp’s mansion after he disappears, she’s not thrilled to leave her friends and home. But she soon discovers the vanished tech mogul left clues around the manor that could reveal his location and win her a $100 million prize. With help from her family, Bixby is determined to decode the riddle. But four other competitors stand in her way. Bixby will have to come out of her shell and find the strength to advance to the next level. From $7.99 SHOP NOW


Bedtime for Sweet Creatures by Nikki Grimes

Children and Young Adult

Your bookshelf is noisy with stories. “Which one?” I ask. You point, frozen like a fawn until you hear “Once upon a time.” It’s bedtime, but Mommy’s little boy is not sleepy. He growls like a bear, he questions like an owl, he tosses his mane like a lion. He hunts for water like a sly wolf and hides like a snake. Mommy needs to wrangle her sweet creature in bed so that the whole family can sleep. From $5.39 SHOP NOW


And This Is Laura by Ellen Conford

Children and Young Adult

Laura's oldest brother composes his own music and is a debate team champion; her sister is a star actress and bowler; her youngest brother is in the process of counting to a million. Laura? She's just an ordinary twelve-year old—that is, until she discovers that she can see the future. Suddenly, she has popularity, attention from her parents, even media coverage. It's new and great—until one day, a vision frightens her to the core. From $10.99 SHOP NOW


Sitnalta: Sitnalta Series Book 1 by Alisse Lee Goldenberg

Children and Young Adult

Everyone loves Princess Sitnalta of Colonodona except her father, King Supmylo. He cares only for power and he despises Sitnalta because she wasn’t born a boy. He arranges for 15-year-old Sitnalta to be married, but Sitnalta has other ideas. She sneaks out of her bedroom window and enters the magical forest where she meets Najort, a kind-hearted troll. Sitnalta and Najort flee ahead of the rabid king. For if they are captured, Supmylo will become so invincible, no one could stand against him. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Havenfall by Sara Holland

Children and Young Adult

Hidden deep in the mountains of Colorado lies the Inn at Havenfall, a sanctuary that connects ancient worlds—each with their own magic—together. For generations, the inn has protected all who seek refuge within its walls, and any who disrupt the peace can never return. For Maddie Morrow, Havenfall is an escape from reality...a place to fall in love...and a place where she hopes to inherit the role of Innkeeper from her beloved uncle. But when a body is found, her uncle injured and her boyfriend missing, Maddie is suddenly responsible for the safety of everyone in Havenfall. As dark secrets are revealed about the inn itself, one thing becomes clear to Maddie—no one can be trusted, and no one is safe! From $8.11 SHOP NOW


Maggie and the Flying Pigs by E. D. Baker

Children and Young Adult

Maggie's adventures in the Enchanted Forest continue in the fourth book of a new chapter book series by E. D. Baker! Maggie's newest chore at her friend Bob's stable is taking care of flying pigs — but they're not so easy to deal with! Maggie's used to putting up with a lot though, like her step-mother Zelia, who is trying to get Maggie's step-brother Peter a job at the stable. Peter working with Maggie? Yeah, right! Maybe when pigs fly! From $3.66 SHOP NOW /


Chirp by Kate Messner

Children and Young Adult

When Mia moves to Vermont the summer after seventh grade, she's recovering from a broken arm. Mia's change in scenery brings day camp, new friends, and time with her beloved grandmother. But Gram is convinced someone is trying to destroy her cricket farm. Is it sabotage or is Gram's thinking impaired from the stroke she suffered months ago? Mia and her friends investigate, but can they uncover the truth in time to save Gram's farm? From $6.87 SHOP NOW / 


Cowboy Pug by Laura James

Children and Young Adult

Pug and his faithful companion, Lady Miranda, are going to be cowboys for the day – and first of all they're going horsetrading! But with their noble steed Horsey safely acquired, it's not long before they find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Can Pug the reluctant hero overcome his fears and save the day once more? From $4.30 SHOP NOW /