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23 Hot Summer Books for Young Readers

  • TEEN

    SOMETHING KINDRED

    APRIL 2, 2024

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

SOMETHING KINDRED

by Ciera Burch

A moving story about home with a supernatural twist, exploring what happens to those who leave and the ones left behind. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    DARK PARTS OF THE UNIVERSE

    APRIL 23, 2024

  • TEEN

    I'LL BE WAITING FOR YOU

    APRIL 30, 2024

  • TEEN

    THE WORST PERFECT MOMENT

    MAY 14, 2024

  • TEEN

    ANOTHER FIRST CHANCE

    MAY 28, 2024

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

ANOTHER FIRST CHANCE

by Robbie Couch

An emotionally intense exploration of grief combined with creative speculation about the nature of friendship. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    ANNIE LEBLANC IS NOT DEAD YET

    JUNE 4, 2024

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

ANNIE LEBLANC IS NOT DEAD YET

by Molly Morris

A sweet story that combines realistic relationships with an intriguing, fantastical premise. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    THE DEEP DARK

    JUNE 4, 2024

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE DEEP DARK

by Molly Knox Ostertag ; illustrated by Molly Knox Ostertag

Well-drawn, deeply realized characters enliven this spellbinding and fantastical queer coming-of-age love story. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    FOUR EIDS AND A FUNERAL

    JUNE 4, 2024

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

FOUR EIDS AND A FUNERAL

by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé & Adiba Jaigirdar

A love story that successfully blends the lighthearted with the serious to demonstrate the power of community. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE WRONG BOOK

    FEB. 27, 2024

  • CHILDREN'S

    SUMMER AT SQUEE

    MARCH 5, 2024

CHILDREN'S

SUMMER AT SQUEE

by Andrea Wang

Blending moxie and grace, this novel is a worthy guide through cultural expansiveness and summer camp antics and angst. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE UNDERDOGS OF UPSON DOWNS

    MARCH 12, 2024

  • CHILDREN'S

    GINA KAMINSKI SAVES THE WOLF

    MARCH 19, 2024

CHILDREN'S

GINA KAMINSKI SAVES THE WOLF

by Craig Barr-Green ; illustrated by Francis Martin

An exuberant, laugh-out-loud take on fairy tales that flawlessly incorporates social-emotional skills. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE SPACEMAN

    APRIL 2, 2024

  • CHILDREN'S

    ROAR-CHOO!

    APRIL 9, 2024

  • CHILDREN'S

    CUTE TOOT

    APRIL 23, 2024

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE LAST RHEE WITCH

    MAY 14, 2024

CHILDREN'S

THE LAST RHEE WITCH

by Jenna Lee-Yun

Rich in Korean mythology and suspense; will keep readers guessing. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    WITH JUST ONE WING

    MAY 14, 2024

CHILDREN'S

WITH JUST ONE WING

by Brenda Woods

A heartfelt tale that intertwines a young boy’s personal journey with his love of nature. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    VEGA'S PIECE OF THE SKY

    JUNE 11, 2024

CHILDREN'S

VEGA'S PIECE OF THE SKY

by Jennifer Torres

As in all good quests, the story’s true treasures are the relationships formed along the way. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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