Current Recommendations for Booklovers— Children and Young Adult

Ella of All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor

Children and Young Adult

World War I has ended, and Ella, the oldest of the five sisters, who dreams of singing and dancing in the theater, is discovered by a Broadway talent scout. It seems that she will have her chance at a theatrical career after all, starting in vaudeville. But her thoughts are also on Jules, just returned from the War, and marriage. Once again a loving family provides the support needed to make the right decision. From $6.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / IG Publishing


Mischief and Malice by Berthe Amoss

Children and Young Adult

Following the death of her Aunt Eveline, fourteen-year old Addie is now living with her Aunt Tooise, Uncle Henry, and her longtime rival cousin. Meanwhile, Louis, the father of Tom, Addie's lifelong neighbor and best friend, suddenly returns after having disappeared when Tom was a baby. Between school dances, organizing a Christmas play, fretting about her hair, and a blossoming romance with Tom, Addie stumbles upon a mystery and a devastating secret that could destroy Louis and Tom's lives. From $10.79 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / IG Publishing


The Dog and the Flea: A Tale of Two Opposites by Fred Olds

Children and Young Adult

Flea moves about differently than any flea you’ve ever met before. But he still gives Doggy a huge, itchy issue. Now with both Doggy and Flea dealing with their own problems, what happens when the sun beats down on Doggy, and Flea gets too hot? Doggy’s quick reaction just might save him some scratching in this fun picture book. Your child will learn the meaning of the word opposite, which is used in the text and illustrated. It includes facts about dogs and fleas, plus an opposite activity! Free Kindle / Publisher


My Wolf's Bane by Veronica Blade

Children and Young Adult

Autumn thought she was a normal teenager. Suddenly, she can outrun every critter in the forest, making her wonder if she’s even human. 
When the new guy at school, Zack, witnesses a questionable scene, he unfairly pins her as stuck-up. Not only is Zack both insufferable and irresistible, he seems to sniff her anytime he gets close. As passion flares between them, Autumn isn’t sure which is more dangerous: her psycho ex-boyfriend, or falling for Zack — who’s risking his life just by being near her. Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo


A Fate of Dragons by Morgan Rice

Children and Young Adult

A Fate of the Dragons (Book #3 in the Sorcerer's Ring) takes us deeper into Thor's epic journey to becoming a warrior, as he journeys across the Sea of Fire to the dragon's Isle of Mist. An unforgiving place, home to the most elite warriors of the world, it's a place where Thor's powers and abilities deepen as he trains. His friendships deepen, too, as he and other face challenges beyond what they could imagine. But when the situation quickly changes from being a training session to being a matter of life or death, not all will survive. From $0.99 Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Google


Only the Destined by Morgan Rice

Children and Young Adult

Royce, 17, must embark with his friends on an epic journey across the sea to find the magic relic that can lead him to his father. With the king gathering an army to attack their lands, the fate of his people depends on Royce. Genevieve, meanwhile, finally aware of the evil nature of her noble guests, must make an epic decision that will decide her own life or death. Only the Destined is Book Three of The Way of Steel series, an epic tale of friends and lovers, knights and honor, and of betrayal, destiny and love that will appeal to all ages and genders. $4.99 Nook / Kindle / Kobo / Google


The Affiliate by K.A. Linde

Children and Young Adult

On the day of her Presenting, in front of the entire Byern Court, seventeen-year-old Cyrene Strohm's lifelong plans come to fruition when she's chosen for one of the most prestigious positions in her homeland--an Affiliate to the Queen. Or so she thinks. When Cyrene receives a mysterious letter and an unreadable book, she finds nothing is as it seems. Thrust into a world of dangerous political intrigue and deadly magic, Cyrene's position only grows more treacherous when she finds herself drawn to the one man she can never have...King Edric himself. Cyrene must decide if love is truly worth the price of freedom. Free Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Google


A Throne for Sisters by Morgan Rice

Children and Young Adult

Sophia and her younger sister, Kate, are desperate to leave their horrific orphanage. Orphans, unwanted and unloved, they nonetheless dream of coming of age elsewhere, of finding a better life, even if that means living on the streets of the brutal city of Ashton. Sophia and Kate, also best friends, have each other’s backs—and yet they want different things from life. As they each embark on a quest and adventure their own ways, they struggle to survive. Faced with choices neither can imagine, their choices may propel them to the highest power—or plunge them to the lowest depths. Free Kindle / Nook / Google


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