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15 Best February Books for Young Readers

  • TEEN

    PANGU'S SHADOW

    FEB. 6, 2024

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

PANGU'S SHADOW

by Karen Bao

Hard to put down: a strongly written work that pulls no punches while providing much-needed representation. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    BRIGHT RED FRUIT

    FEB. 6, 2024

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

BRIGHT RED FRUIT

by Safia Elhillo

A stunning work that deeply explores poetry, the complexities of identity, and the longing for love. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    EVEN IF IT BREAKS YOUR HEART

    FEB. 6, 2024

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

EVEN IF IT BREAKS YOUR HEART

by Erin Hahn

A deeply satisfying romance in which personal growth and dreams are realized. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    DEAD THINGS ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR

    FEB. 13, 2024

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

DEAD THINGS ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR

by Robin Wasley

A thrilling, moving, and fantastical apocalyptic novel that readers won’t want to put down. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    BLACK GIRL YOU ARE ATLAS

    FEB. 13, 2024

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

BLACK GIRL YOU ARE ATLAS

by Renée Watson ; illustrated by Ekua Holmes

A compelling ode to self-resurrection and Black sisterhood that finds much-needed light in the world’s darkness. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE OBSERVOLOGIST

    FEB. 6, 2024

CHILDREN'S

THE OBSERVOLOGIST

by Giselle Clarkson ; illustrated by Giselle Clarkson

A charming work sure to spark a lifelong habit of looking closely at the natural world. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    NOT THE WORST FRIEND IN THE WORLD

    FEB. 6, 2024

CHILDREN'S

NOT THE WORST FRIEND IN THE WORLD

by Anne Rellihan

The mystery will reel readers in, while the emotions and relationships make this a book to savor. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    SICK!

    FEB. 20, 2024

  • CHILDREN'S

    DNDOGGOS

    FEB. 27, 2024

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

DNDOGGOS

by Scout Underhill ; illustrated by Scout Underhill ; color by Liana Sposto

A smart, endearing tale packed with adorable dogs and useful tips for role-playing game newcomers. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    GO FORTH AND TELL

    FEB. 6, 2024

  • CHILDREN'S

    WHY WE DANCE

    FEB. 6, 2024

CHILDREN'S

WHY WE DANCE

by Deidre Havrelock ; illustrated by Aly McKnight

A powerful story that will have hearts beating in time with the pounding drums and dancers’ bounce-steps. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    ARE YOU BIG?

    FEB. 6, 2024

CHILDREN'S

ARE YOU BIG?

by Mo Willems ; illustrated by Mo Willems

Vast charm in a (relatively) small package yields big laughs. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    PRETTY UGLY

    FEB. 27, 2024

CHILDREN'S

PRETTY UGLY

by David Sedaris ; illustrated by Ian Falconer

Consider this little monstrosity a much-needed corrective to smarmy platitudes. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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