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20 Best July Books for Young Readers

  • TEEN

    WOE

    JULY 2, 2024

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

WOE

by Lucy Knisley ; illustrated by Lucy Knisley

An amusing, heartfelt, and bittersweet read that will resonate deeply with pet lovers. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

    JULY 2, 2024

  • TEEN

    IT'S ONLY A GAME

    JULY 9, 2024

  • TEEN

    PORTRAIT OF A SHADOW

    JULY 16, 2024

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

PORTRAIT OF A SHADOW

by Meriam Metoui

Thrilling intrigue that leverages desperation and deception in almost equal measures. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE GREAT COOL RANCH DORITO IN THE SKY

    JULY 23, 2024

  • TEEN

    OUR BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS

    AUG. 20, 2024

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

OUR BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS

by Ondjaki ; illustrated by António Jorge Gonçalves ; translated by Lyn Miller-Lachmann

A brilliantly elemental exploration of the light that darkness can bring. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE GHOSTKEEPER

    JULY 23, 2024

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE GHOSTKEEPER

by Johanna Taylor ; illustrated by Johanna Taylor

Powerfully, tenderly, and empathetically examines death, grief, and the afterlife. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE DARK!

    JULY 9, 2024

CHILDREN'S

THE DARK!

by Lindsey Leigh ; illustrated by Lindsey Leigh

As factually grounded as it is irresistibly fun. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    FELIX POWELL, BOY DOG

    JULY 16, 2024

  • CHILDREN'S

    AMIR AND THE JINN PRINCESS

    JULY 23, 2024

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE NIGHT LIBRARIAN

    JULY 30, 2024

CHILDREN'S

THE NIGHT LIBRARIAN

by Christopher Lincoln ; illustrated by Christopher Lincoln ; color by Bonaia Rosada

Charming, highly original, and sure to secure its own place in the graphic canon. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE CREEPENING OF DOGWOOD HOUSE

    JULY 30, 2024

CHILDREN'S

THE CREEPENING OF DOGWOOD HOUSE

by Eden Royce

A thrilling, hair-raising story with strong cultural roots and a well-developed sense of place. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    EVERYONE LOVES CAREER DAY BUT ZIA

    JULY 2, 2024

  • CHILDREN'S

    I AM LA CHIVA!

    JULY 9, 2024

CHILDREN'S

I AM LA CHIVA!

by Karol Hernández ; illustrated by Lorena Alvarez Gómez

A delightful journey; readers will be eager for repeat trips. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    KEYANA LOVES SCHOOL

    JULY 9, 2024

CHILDREN'S

KEYANA LOVES SCHOOL

by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley ; illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow

A joyous depiction of an educational experience that all children deserve. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    A PARTY FOR FLORINE

    JULY 16, 2024

CHILDREN'S

A PARTY FOR FLORINE

by Yevgenia Nayberg ; illustrated by Yevgenia Nayberg

A passionate ode to a pioneering female artist whose influence endures and inspires. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    HOW TO EAT A MANGO

    JULY 16, 2024

CHILDREN'S

HOW TO EAT A MANGO

by Paola Santos ; illustrated by Juliana Perdomo

A heartwarming—and delectable—narrative that readers will treasure. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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