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Best Children's and Teen Indie Books of 2015

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE TIME HUNTERS

    MARCH 23, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE TIME HUNTERS

by Carl Ashmore

This series couldn’t ask for a more vibrant opening chapter. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    A DOG NAMED ZERO AND THE APPLE WITH NO NAME

A DOG NAMED ZERO AND THE APPLE WITH NO NAME

written and illustrated by T.C. Bartlett

Smart, witty text matched by fine design and illustrations make this kids’ book a tasty, offbeat treat. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Greedy Gubbins

    JULY 2, 2015

  • FICTION

    The Midnight Spy

    JULY 26, 2015

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

The Midnight Spy

by Kiki Hamilton

Compelling characters, riveting tension, and rich, complex worldbuilding make this a must-read for fantasy fans. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    IMAGES AND WORDS

    FEB. 26, 2015

CHILDREN'S

IMAGES AND WORDS

by Vroni Hovaguimian

Delightful, magical, and beautiful—should be a classic. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    Jamaal's Journey

    DEC. 3, 2014

TEEN

Jamaal's Journey

by John McCormack

A genuine, upbeat bildungsroman of African-American high school life. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    ONCE UPON A ZOMBIE

ONCE UPON A ZOMBIE

by Billy Phillips Jenny Nissenson

A fast, fun read that’s undeniably cool, just like its princesses. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE LITTLE MOUSE SANTI

    JAN. 1, 2015

CHILDREN'S

THE LITTLE MOUSE SANTI

by David Eugene Ray illustrated by Santiago Germano

A clever picture book with an unexpected punch line that will delight young readers. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    JIMI & ISAAC 5A: THE BRAIN INJURY

    NOV. 25, 2014

JIMI & ISAAC 5A: THE BRAIN INJURY

by Phil Rink

Highly recommended for both its quality of writing and its superb handling of difficult subject matter. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    CITIZEN SIM

    NOV. 25, 2014

TEEN

CITIZEN SIM

by Michael Solana

An utterly sublime debut and a must for pop-culture fans. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    A Wolf at the Gate

    MARCH 28, 2015

CHILDREN'S

A Wolf at the Gate

by Mark Van Steenwyk illustrated by Joel Hedstrom

A visually stunning work addressing themes of peace, generosity, and forgiveness. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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