Today's Featured Books— Children and Young Adult

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


The Boys of Benjamin Boulevard by Samantha Robinson

Children and Young Adult

In this clean and wholesome young adult romance, Carly Matthews has a life that would seem enviable to anyone on the outside. She's dating the most popular guy in school, and her best friend rules the school. She lives in a huge house in a gated community and could buy anything she wants. So why does she feel so empty? After a disagreement with her best friend, Carly makes a spur-of-the-moment decision that leads her to Alex. He’s cute, he’s kind, and she’s unavailable. Is it possible for your whole life to change after spending a few hours with a stranger? She’s about to find out. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


The Adventures of Jimmy Crikey: Jade, the Youngest Ever Witch by Wallace E. Briggs

Children and Young Adult

Things get complicated when the cave world of Lithnia, the Sky Islands, and Roombelow all fall under threat, requiring help from Jimmy and Jade. And things get even worse when an alien race from the Alpha Centauri system risks destroying Earth in order to save their own planet. Can Jimmy help the aliens resolve their plight without bloodshed? And when Witch Matilda is called to a higher realm, who will be appointed as her successor? From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW / 


The Adventures of Jimmy Crikey: The Emerald Lake by Wallace E. Briggs

Children and Young Adult

The underground home of the Aquamites is invaded by a flesh-eating, fire-breathing serpent that is impervious to the magic of the four guardian witches. The witches call on Jimmy for help. Jimmy accompanies Elwinn, witch guardian of everything associated with water, to visit the Emerald Lake. They capture the serpents, but Annison is seriously injured when a serpent takes a big bite out of her tail. All appears lost until Lord Oron reveals his true identityand a plan that could save Annison's life. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Jimmy Crikey's Adventures in Parallel Worlds by Wallace E. Briggs

Children and Young Adult

When Earth is invaded by an alien species of omnivorous worm, the four guardian witches of Earth are powerless against them. So it falls to Jimmy to seek the help of his technologically advanced friends on Attalia, his home planet in a different dimension. Jimmy may be an orphan, but he has friends on both sides of the universe, including Jade, the apprentice witch who joins Jimmy on his quest. They escape the worms once and reach the safety of Attalia. But when Jade's life is threatened again, it's up to Jimmy to save the day in this middle grade fantasy/adventure novel. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Jimmy Crikey's Adventures in the Sky Islands (and beyond) by Wallace E. Briggs

Children and Young Adult

Jimmy Crikey is an orphan alien living on Earth, and because of his strange appearance, Jimmy is bullied beyond endurance. Once freed from the bullies, Jimmy blossoms and develops into a genuine hero. He uses his unique Attalian powers to defend Roombelow from many of the dangers that threaten him. Meanwhile, far above Earth, the Sky Islands are invaded by the galactic race of Zylons. It takes the combined power of the four witches, the ancient Weatherman, Jade (an apprentice witch), and Jimmy to save the Sky Islands. But then the Weatherman disappears, and Jimmy and his friends set out to rescue him. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Peregrine Harker and the Black Death by Luke Hollands

Children and Young Adult

London 1908. A secret society stalks the murky streets, a deadly assassin lurks in the shadows, and a series of unexplained deaths are linked by a mysterious symbol. When boy-detective Peregrine Harker stumbles across a gruesome murder, he sparks a chain of events that drag him on a rip-roaring journey through a world of spluttering gas lamps, thick fog, deadly secrets, and dastardly villains. Every step of Peregrine’s white-knuckle adventure brings him closer to the vile heart of a terrifying mystery – the true story behind the Brotherhood of the Black Death. 4.3 stars, 16 ratings. From $4.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


The Dragon Grammar Book by Diane Mae Robinson

Children and Young Adult

Four-Time Gold Medal Winning Book in Children/Teen Education. Finally, an easy-to-understand English grammar book with fun grammar lessons for ages 8 and up. "Award-winning author and writing instructor Diane Mae Robinson presents The Dragon Grammar Book-Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom, an English grammar guide book created to be thoroughly accessible to readers of all ages and backgrounds." -Midwest Book Review. 4.4 stars, 692 ratings. From $4.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


The Amazing Adventures of Jimmy Crikey: Worlds Beneath and Above the Stars by Wallace E. Briggs

Children and Young Adult

Jimmy Crikey is a brave soul whose incredible courage allows him to rise above every challenge in his path, on his way to discovering why he looks so very strange.​ ​With a bright red mop of unruly hair, big blue eyes, a small snub nose, pointed ears, and enormous feet, poor Jimmy is ridiculed by the neighbourhood children and runs away in search of a world where he fits in. Following a midnight flight through the forest, he stumbles into a lost, underground world called Roombelow where magic, adventure, danger, and excitement await. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Petronella and the Janjilons by Cheryl Bentley

Children and Young Adult

The Janjilons are not what they seem. They look like a type of monkey, but they are really children. How did they turn into Janjilons? And could it happen to anyone?​ ​Behind this mystery is someone evil: Judge Ormerod who wants to be the next Duke of Westshire. With the help of three weird sisters, he has to rid the land of clever children from being an obstacle to him. The Janjilons work for him as the three sisters mete out punishment and keep them locked up.​ ​Petronella starts to look into these strange happenings. But time is running out because when the Judge no longer needs the Janjilons, they will be destroyed.​ ​From $4.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


The Amazing Bees by Yoel Silber

Children and Young Adult

"The Amazing Bees is a must read for all children, their parents, teachers and others." -Dr. Renai Jonas. Follow the exciting adventure of Princess Debbee, a honeybee who sets out to save her hive from destruction by thoughtless humans. This engaging story teaches children how their actions impact the environment and provides a powerful female role model to look up to. From $1.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


FREE - A High Courage by Gail Piner

Children and Young Adult

Widowed. Homeless. Alone. How will a brave young woman support her six children in a man's world? When her husband dies suddenly in 1928, North Carolina farmwife Mary Heath has to figure out how to raise her six children alone. After her husband’s funeral, she learns she doesn’t even own the house she called home. Struggling to find work and avoiding the plots of relatives who only see the children as a chance to have free labor for their tobacco farms, Mary searches for a way to keep her family safe and together. Based on a true story. 4.8 stars, 6 ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW / 


FREE - Kids On Earth by Sensei Paul David

Children and Young Adult

A Children’s Documentary Series Exploring Global Cultures & The Natural World: Costa Rica. Wouldn't you like to take a family vacation to a place you've never been, right now? You and your entire family are invited to come and experience, learn, feel, and imagine what life in other countries all over the world is like from other kids. Visit fascinating countries around the world without ever having to leave your home with a kid’s documentary series that teaches an appreciation for both culture and biodiversity by country worldwide. FREE - SHOP NOW / 


Vehicular Magic by Gretchen Elhassani

Children and Young Adult

In the real world, Pandora is homeless. Her family sleeps in a car parked in a municipal lot. But when a wizard attacks one night and her parents go out to defend their home, Pandora is transported to a magical upside-down world where rich people live in cars. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /  


Rooty the Rutabaga by Steven Megson

Children and Young Adult

Nobody knows what kind of veggie he is. But will kindness help him find his place in the sun? If you and your child like cute characters, beautifully illustrated images, and learning positive messages, then you’ll love Steven Megson’s well-tended plot. Winner of the Literary Titan Award. "This book has an important message for young children and is beautifully presented with colorful illustrations by Andy Yura. I would highly recommend this book to any parent with young kids." -Readers' Favorite. 4.6 stars, 163 ratings. From $4.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


FREE - Kronnus 13 by James Sharkey

Children and Young Adult

A fatal virus that kills children when they turn thirteen has swept the globe. A distant planet holds the cure, but few children are selected to travel. Teenagers fly or die. Death or Kronnus 13. Zak Connors is about to become a teenager and is selected to fly to Kronnus 13. During his first night on "new Earth," he has a vision of his mother who disappeared without a trace when he was five years old. He then discovers he has special gifts and uses them to uncover the secrets of his mysterious new world. 4.0 stars, 11 ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW / 


Portal Through the Pond by David K. Anderson

Children and Young Adult

They said her grandfather was dead. They said her grandmother was crazy. Christy knows they’re wrong. Portal Through the Pond is the first book of the Empty World Saga, a science fiction adventure series for kids aged 8-12. 4.3 stars, 329 ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


The Foxglove Fairy Mystery by Kate Lucas

Children and Young Adult

Join Foxglove Fairy, a brilliant detective in the Enchanted Valley of Flower Fairies, as she tackles her most daring mystery yet! When a mysterious thief steals Mint Fairy's golden coins, Foxglove Fairy must solve the case before it's too late. Armed with clues and her legendary wits, Foxglove Fairy must use her skills to crack the case. Discover an enchanting world of fairies, magic, and thrilling detective adventures in this whimsical children's book. 4.7 stars, 22 ratings. From $6.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Southpaw Sully by Steven Carman

Children and Young Adult

New release. All proceeds will go to the Sunshine Foundation to help children facing a wide variety of health and other challenges. "Irresistible. It's funny, smart, and ultimately wise—about baseball and about life. It's a story about loss and grief, but also about grit and resilience, about healing and redemption, about the power of love and friendship and family to sustain us. I loved every minute I spent with Sully and his teammates." -Mick Cochrane, author of The Girl Who Threw Butterflies, a Booklist Top 10 Sports Book for Youth. From $4.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


FREE - Chickens Don't Swim by Laura Willingham

Children and Young Adult

"Perseverance and innovation win in this delightful tale. When Lily's town gets too hot, Lily gets crafty creating a way for chickens to cool off and figures out - chickens CAN swim!" -Chari Smith, author of The Piano and Extraordinary Women from U.S. History. Lily the chicken learns she can't swim, but adapts by finding a creative solution. Adventure has mishaps, but reaching goals is rewarding. Where there's a will, there's a way! FREE - SHOP NOW


FREE - Finding Caleb by Scott Hammond

Children and Young Adult

Caleb's finest hour is his deepest secret. Not even his parents knew what really happened after three nights in the wilderness. Now another school, another class, and another group of kids who were not his friends. FREE - SHOP NOW


FREE - The Escapers by LJ Monahan

Children and Young Adult

Fourteen-year-old Bryce hates the Imjac, the alien invaders who conquered Earth and killed his parents. But he thinks their threats to him are over when he moves in with his aunt, uncle, and cousin Amanda on their farm. But the Imjac capture Bryce and Amanda, forcing them to work in one of their prison camps, where the aliens seek the rich minerals of the Earth to fuel their domination of the universe. When Bryce discovers his gift for using alien technology, will it be the key to escape from the island? Book One of the Alien Harvester Series. 4.9 stars, 20 ratings. A Wishing Shelf Book Awards Finalist. FREE - SHOP NOW /