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The Best Books of 2023 – Kids, Children, and Youth (A Year-End List Aggregation)

“What are the best Kids, Children, and Youth books released in 2023?” We looked at 639 of the top Kids, Children, and Youth books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 29 books, all appearing on 3 or more “Best Kids, Children, and Youth” book lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 600+ titles, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

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Top 29 Best Kids, Children, and Youth Books From 2023

29.) A First Time for Everything written by Dan Santat

A First Time for Everything by Dan Santat

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus Review
  • Powell’s
  • Shepherd

Dan’s always been a good kid. The kind of kid who listens to his teachers, helps his mom with grocery shopping, and stays out of trouble. But being a good kid doesn’t stop him from being bullied and feeling like he’s invisible, which is why Dan has l…

28.) Aniana del Mar Jumps In written by Jasminne Mendez

Aniana del Mar Jumps In by Jasminne Mendez

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus Review
  • NYPL
  • School Library Journal

Aniana del Mar belongs in the water like a dolphin belongs to the sea. But she and Papi keep her swim practices and meets hidden from Mami, who has never recovered from losing someone she loves to the water years ago. That is, until the day Ani’s sti…

27.) Dear Mothman written by Robin Gow

Dear Mothman by Robin Gow

Lists It Appears On:

  • BookPage
  • NYPL
  • School Library Journal

Halfway through sixth grade, Noah’s best friend and the only other trans boy in his school, Lewis, passed away in a car accident. Adventurous and curious, Lewis was always bringing a new paranormal story to share with Noah. Together they daydreamed a…

26.) Do You Remember? written by Sydney Smith

Do You Remember? by Sydney Smith

Lists It Appears On:

  • LoveReading 4 Kids
  • NY Times
  • NYPL

Tucked in bed at a new apartment, a boy and his mother trade favorite memories. Some are idyllic, like a picnic with Dad, but others are more surprising: a fall from a bike into soft piled hay, the smell of an old oil lamp when a rainstorm blew the p…

25.) Elf Dog and Owl Head written by M. T. Anderson and Junyi Wu

Elf Dog and Owl Head by M. T. Anderson and Junyi Wu

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus Review
  • Powell’s
  • Selected Reads

Clay has had his fill of home life. A global plague has brought the world to a screeching halt, and with little to look forward to but a summer of video-calling friends, vying with annoying sisters for the family computer, and tuning out his parents’…

24.) Finally Seen written by Kelly Yang

Finally Seen by Kelly Yang

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • LoveReading 4 Kids
  • School Library Journal

When ten-year-old Lina Gao steps off the plane in Los Angeles, it’s her first time in America and the first time seeing her parents and her little sister in five years! She’s been waiting for this moment every day while she lived with her grandmother…

23.) Impossible Creatures written by Katherine Rundell

Impossible Creatures by Katherine Rundell

Lists It Appears On:

  • LoveReading 4 Kids
  • Shepherd
  • Waterstones

A boy called Christopher is visiting his reclusive grandfather when he witnesses an avalanche of mythical creatures come tearing down the hill. This is how Christopher learns that his grandfather is the guardian of one of the ways between the non-mag…

22.) Jawbreaker written by Christina Wyman

Jawbreaker by Christina Wyman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Kirkus Review
  • Publishers Weekly

Max Plink’s life is complicated. Her parents aren’t getting along. The school bullies are relentless―and her own sister is the cruelest of them. Worst of all, her mouth is a mess. With a mismatched puzzle of a jaw, Max has a Class II malocclusion, ot…

21.) Parachute Kids: A Graphic Novel written by Betty C. Tang

Parachute Kids: A Graphic Novel by Betty C. Tang

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus Review
  • NYPL
  • Selected Reads

Feng-Li can’t wait to discover America with her family! But after an action-packed vacation, her parents deliver shocking news: They are returning to Taiwan and leaving Feng-Li and her older siblings in California on their own….

20.) Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Chalice of the Gods written by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Chalice of the Gods by Rick Riordan

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Powell’s
  • Waterstones

After saving the world multiple times, Percy Jackson is hoping to have a normal senior year. Unfortunately, the gods aren’t quite done with him. Percy will have to fulfill three quests in order to get the necessary three letters of recommendation fro…

19.) Ruby Lost and Found written by Christina Li

Ruby Lost and Found by Christina Li

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus Review
  • NYPL
  • Shepherd

Thanks to her Ye-Ye’s epic scavenger hunts, thirteen-year-old Ruby Chu knows San Francisco like the back of her hand. But after his death, she feels lost, and it seems like everyone—from her best friends to her older sister—is abandoning her….

18.) The Labors of Hercules Beal written by Gary D. Schmidt

The Labors of Hercules Beal by Gary D. Schmidt

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Kirkus Review
  • Shepherd

Herc Beal knows who he’s named after—a mythical hero—but he’s no superhero. He’s the smallest kid in his class. So when his homeroom teacher at his new middle school gives him the assignment of duplicating the mythical Hercules’s amazing feats in rea…

17.) The Lost Year written by Katherine Marsh

The Lost Year by Katherine Marsh

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus Review
  • NYPL
  • School Library Journal

Thirteen-year-old Matthew is miserable. His journalist dad is stuck overseas indefinitely, and his mom has moved in his one-hundred-year-old great-grandmother to ride out the pandemic, adding to his stress and isolation…

16.) The Probability of Everything written by Sarah Everett

The Probability of Everything by Sarah Everett

Lists It Appears On:

  • Publishers Weekly
  • School Library Journal
  • Shepherd

Eleven-year-old Kemi Carter loves scientific facts, specifically probability. It’s how she understands the world and her place in it. Kemi knows her odds of being born were 1 in 5.5 trillion and that the odds of her having the best family ever were e…

15.) The Story of Gumluck the Wizard written by Adam Rex

The Story of Gumluck the Wizard by Adam Rex

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Kirkus Review
  • Publishers Weekly

This is a story about magic, if you like that kind of thing. It is also a story about a ghost with amnesia, an unpopular fairy, an ungrateful little town, and an extremely wise and helpful raven (who happens to be a pretty talented storyteller). But …

14.) The Tree and the River written by Aaron Becker

The Tree and the River by Aaron Becker

Lists It Appears On:

  • LoveReading 4 Kids
  • Powell’s
  • Selected Reads

In an alternate past—or possible future—a mighty tree stands on the banks of a winding river, bearing silent witness to the flow of time and change. A family farms the fertile valley. Soon, a village sprouts, and not long after, a town. Residents lea…

13.) There Was a Party for Langston written by Jason Reynolds, illus. by Jerome and Jarrett Pumphrey

There Was a Party for Langston by Jason Reynolds, illus. by Jerome and Jarrett Pumphrey

Lists It Appears On:

  • NY Times
  • NYPL
  • Powell’s

Back in the day, there was a heckuva party, a jam, for a word-making man. The King of Letters. Langston Hughes. His ABCs became drums, bumping jumping thumping like a heart the size of the whole country. They sent some people yelling and others, his …

12.) What Happened to Rachel Riley? written by Claire Swinarski

What Happened to Rachel Riley? by Claire Swinarski

Lists It Appears On:

  • BookPage
  • NYPL
  • School Library Journal

Anna Hunt may be the new girl at East Middle School, but she can already tell there’s something off about her eighth-grade class. Rachel Riley, who just last year was one of the most popular girls in school, has become a social outcast. But no one, i…

11.) Big written by Vashti Harrison

Big by Vashti Harrison

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • NY Times
  • NYPL
  • Selected Reads

The first picture book written and illustrated by award-winning creator Vashti Harrison traces a child’s journey to self-love and shows the power of words to both hurt and heal. With spare text and exquisite illustrations, this emotional exploration …

10.) Chinese Menu: The History, Myths, and Legends Behind Your Favorite Foods written by Grace Lin

Chinese Menu: The History, Myths, and Legends Behind Your Favorite Foods by Grace Lin

Lists It Appears On:

  • BookPage
  • Kirkus Review
  • NYPL
  • Publishers Weekly

Separated into courses like a Chinese menu, these tales—based in real history and folklore—are filled with squabbling dragons, magical fruits, and hungry monks. This book will bring you to far-off times and marvelous places, all while making your mou…

9.) Nic Blake and the Remarkables: The Manifestor Prophecy written by Angie Thomas

Nic Blake and the Remarkables: The Manifestor Prophecy by Angie Thomas

Lists It Appears On:

  • LoveReading 4 Kids
  • School Library Journal
  • Shepherd
  • Waterstones

It’s not easy being a Remarkable in the Unremarkable world. Some things are cool–like getting a pet hellhound for your twelfth birthday. Others, not so much–like not being trusted to learn magic because you might use it to take revenge on an annoyi…

8.) The Mona Lisa Vanishes: A Legendary Painter, a Shocking Heist, and the Birth of a Global Celebrity written by Nicholas Day, illustrated by Brett Helquist

The Mona Lisa Vanishes: A Legendary Painter, a Shocking Heist, and the Birth of a Global Celebrity by Nicholas Day, illustrated by Brett Helquist

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Kirkus Review
  • NYPL
  • Publishers Weekly

On a hot August day in Paris, just over a century ago, a desperate guard burst into the office of the director of the Louvre and shouted, La Joconde, c’est partie! The Mona Lisa, she’s gone!…

7.) The Skull: A Tyrolean Folktale written by Jon Klassen

The Skull: A Tyrolean Folktale by Jon Klassen

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Kirkus Review
  • NY Times
  • NYPL
  • Shepherd

Jon Klassen’s signature wry humor takes a turn for the ghostly in this thrilling retelling of a traditional Tyrolean folktale. In a big abandoned house, on a barren hill, lives a skull. A brave girl named Otilla has escaped from terrible danger and r…

6.) The Swifts: A Dictionary of Scoundrels written by Beth Lincoln, illus. by Claire Powell

The Swifts: A Dictionary of Scoundrels by Beth Lincoln, illus. by Claire Powell

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Kirkus Review
  • NYPL
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Waterstones

On the day they are born, every Swift child is brought before the sacred Family Dictionary. They are given a name, and a definition. A definition it is assumed they will grow up to match….

5.) Greenwild: The World Behind The Door written by Pari Thomson

Greenwild: The World Behind The Door by Pari Thomson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • NYPL
  • Pan Macmillan
  • School Library Journal
  • Shepherd
  • Waterstones

Eleven-year-old Daisy Thistledown is on the run. Her mother has been keeping big, glittering secrets, and now she has vanished. Daisy knows it’s up to her to find Ma—but someone is hunting her across London. Someone determined to stop her from discov…

4.) Simon Sort of Says written by Erin Bow

Simon Sort of Says by Erin Bow

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus Review
  • Powell’s
  • Publishers Weekly
  • School Library Journal
  • Selected Reads
  • Shepherd

Simon O’Keeffe’s biggest claim to fame should be the time his dad accidentally gave a squirrel a holy sacrament. Or maybe the alpaca disaster that went viral on YouTube. But the story the whole world wants to tell about Simon is the one he’d do anyth…

3.) Remember Us written by Jacqueline Woodson

Remember Us by Jacqueline Woodson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • BookPage
  • Kirkus Review
  • NY Times
  • NYPL
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Selected Reads

It seems like Sage’s whole world is on fire the summer before she starts seventh grade. As house after house burns down, her Bushwick neighborhood gets referred to as “The Matchbox” in the local newspaper. And while Sage prefers to spend her time sho…

2.) The Eyes and the Impossible written by Dave Eggers

The Eyes and the Impossible by Dave Eggers

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Kirkus Review
  • NY Times
  • NYPL
  • Powell’s
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Shepherd

Johannes, a free dog, lives in an urban park by the sea. His job is to be the Eyes—to see everything that happens within the park and report back to the park’s elders, three ancient Bison. His friends—a seagull, a raccoon, a squirrel, and a pelican—w…

1.) Mexikid written by Pedro Martín

Mexikid by Pedro Martín

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Kirkus Review
  • LoveReading 4 Kids
  • NY Times
  • NYPL
  • Powell’s
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Shepherd

Pedro Martín has grown up hearing stories about his abuelito—his legendary crime-fighting, grandfather who was once a part of the Mexican Revolution! But that doesn’t mean Pedro is excited at the news that Abuelito is coming to live with their family…

The 600+ Additional Best Kids, Children, and Youth Books Released In 2023

30) Adventuremice: Otter Chaos – Philip Reeve List: (LoveReading 4 Kids, Waterstones)

31) Alebrijes – Donna Barba Higuera. Illustrated by David Álvarez. List: (Kirkus Review, NY Times)

32) An American Story – Kwame Alexander. Illustrated by Dare Coulter. List: (NY Times, NYPL)

33) Bea Wolf – Zach Weinersmith, illustrated by Boulet List: (Kirkus Review, Publishers Weekly)

34) Big Tree – Brian Selznick List: (BookPage, NY Times)

35) Bunny vs Monkey: The Impossible Pig – Jamie Smart List: (Shepherd, Waterstones)

36) Calling the Moon: 16 Period Stories from BIPOC Authors – Aida Salazar, Yamile Saied Mendez… List: (Kirkus Review, NYPL)

37) Cat Kid Comic Club: Influencers: A Graphic Novel (Cat Kid Comic Club #5) – Dav Pilkey List: (Amazon, Waterstones)

38) Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Sleigh! – Mo Willems List: (Amazon, Financial Times)

39) Ellie Engle Saves Herself – Leah Johnson List: (Kirkus Review, School Library Journal)

40) Finding Bear – Hannah Gold List: (LoveReading 4 Kids, Waterstones)

41) Godfather Death – Sally Nicholls and Júlia Sardà List: (Financial Times, LoveReading 4 Kids)

42) Gone Wolf – Amber McBride List: (Kirkus Review, Publishers Weekly)

43) Good Different – Meg Eden Kuyatt List: (School Library Journal, Shepherd)

44) Henry, Like Always – Jenn Bailey, illustrated by Mika Song List: (Kirkus Review, Selected Reads)

45) Hope in the Valley – Mitali Perkins List: (BookPage, Kirkus Review)

46) In the Shadow of the Wolf Queen – Kiran Millwood Hargrave List: (LoveReading 4 Kids, Waterstones)

47) It Found Us – Lindsay Currie List: (School Library Journal, Shepherd)

48) Juniper’s Christmas – Eoin Colfer List: (Kirkus Review, Waterstones)

49) Mascot – Charles Waters and Traci Sorell List: (Kirkus Review, NYPL)

50) Mr. S – Monica Arnaldo List: (NYPL, Shepherd)

51) My Head Has a Bellyache: And More Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups – Chris Harris, illustrated by Andrea Tsurumi List: (Kirkus Review, Powell’s)

52) Once Upon a Legend – Ben Miller List: (LoveReading 4 Kids, Waterstones)

53) Promise Boys – Nick Brooks List: (LoveReading 4 Kids, Pan Macmillan)

54) Remember – Joy Harjo, illustrated by Michaela Goade List: (NYPL, Powell’s)

55) Safiyyah’s War – Hiba Noor Khan List: (LoveReading 4 Kids, Waterstones)

56) Saving Sunshine – Saadia Faruqi, Shazleen Khan List: (Kirkus Review, NYPL)

57) Shira & Esther’s Double Dream Debut – Anna E. Jordan List: (Kirkus Review, Publishers Weekly)

58) Sisters of the Lost Marsh – Lucy Strange List: (Kirkus Review, NYPL)

59) Skandar and the Phantom Rider – A.F. Steadman List: (Amazon, Waterstones)

60) Something, Someday – Amanda Gorman and Christian Robinson List: (Amazon, Selected Reads)

61) Stuntboy, In Between Time – Jason Reynolds List: (Amazon, LoveReading 4 Kids)

62) The 169-Storey Treehouse: Monkeys, Mirrors, Mayhem! – The Treehouse Series – Andy Griffiths List: (Pan Macmillan, Waterstones)

63) The Artist – Ed Vere List: (Amazon, LoveReading 4 Kids)

64) The Boy With Wings: Clash of the Super Kids – Sir Lenny Henry List: (Pan Macmillan, Waterstones)

65) The Carrefour Curse – Dianne K. Salerni List: (Kirkus Review, Shepherd)

66) The Door of No Return – Kwame Alexander List: (ALSC, LoveReading 4 Kids)

67) The Ice Children – M. G. Leonard List: (Pan Macmillan, Waterstones)

68) The Little Kid with the Big Green Hand – Matthew Gray Gubler List: (Amazon, LoveReading 4 Kids)

69) The Lost Library – Rebecca Stead List: (Amazon, Shepherd)

70) The Many Assassinations of Samir, the Seller of Dreams – Daniel Nayeri, illustrated by Daniel Miyares List: (Kirkus Review, School Library Journal)

71) The Monkey Trial – Anita Sanchez List: (Kirkus Review, NYPL)

72) The Moth Keeper – K. O’Neill List: (Kirkus Review, Powell’s)

73) The Nutcracker And the Mouse King’s Christmas Shenanigans – Alex T. Smith List: (LoveReading 4 Kids, Pan Macmillan)

74) The Puppets of Spelhorst – Kate DiCamillo List: (Amazon, BookPage)

75) The Rescue of Ravenwood – Natasha Farrant List: (LoveReading 4 Kids, Waterstones)

76) The Search for the Giant Arctic Jellyfish – Chloe Savage List: (Amazon, Powell’s)

77) The Snow Girl – Sophie Anderson List: (LoveReading 4 Kids, Waterstones)

78) The Thames and Tide Club: The Secret City – Katya Balen List: (LoveReading 4 Kids, Waterstones)

79) The Wonder Brothers – Frank Cottrell-Boyce List: (Pan Macmillan, Waterstones)

80) The Year My Life Went Down the Toilet – Jake Maia Arlow List: (NYPL, Selected Reads)

81) Things in the Basement – Ben Hatke List: (NY Times, NYPL)

82) Tiger Daughter – Rebecca Lim List: (Amazon, Kirkus Review)

83) We Still Belong – List: (Kirkus Review, School Library Journal)

84) Where The River Takes Us – Lesley Parr List: (LoveReading 4 Kids, Waterstones)

85) Will on the Inside – Andrew Eliopulos List: (NYPL, School Library Journal)

86) WORLD MADE OF GLASS – Jerry Pinkney List: (Kirkus Review, School Library Journal)

87) Worm and Caterpillar Are Friends – Kaz Windness List: (Kirkus Review, NYPL)

88) You Are Here – Ellen Oh List: (BookPage, NYPL)

89) ¡El Cucuy también tiene miedo! – Donna Barba Higuera List: (NYPL, LoveReading 4 Kids)

90) 10 Dogs – Emily Gravett List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

91) 9 Kilometers – Claudio Aguilera List: (NYPL)

92) A Calamity of Mannerings – Joanna Nadin List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

93) A FIRST GUIDE TO CATS – John Bradshaw List: (Kirkus Review)

94) A FIRST GUIDE TO DOGS – John Bradshaw List: (Kirkus Review)

95) A History of Me – Adrea Theodore List: (ALSC)

96) A Land of Books: Dreams of Young Mexihcah Word Painters – Duncan Tonatiuh List: (ALSC)

97) A POCKETFUL OF STARS – Liz Hudson List: (Kirkus Review)

98) A Really Short Journey Through the Body – Bill Bryson List: (The Guardian)

99) A River’s Gifts: The Mighty Elwha River Reborn – Patricia Newman List: (ALSC)

100) A Rover’s Story – Jasmine Warga List: (ALSC)

101) A Seed Grows – Antoinette Portis List: (ALSC)

102) A Spark In The Cinders – Jenny Elder Moke List: (Shepherd)

103) A Spoonful of Time – List: (School Library Journal)

104) A Very Cranky Book – Angela DiTerlizzi List: (Amazon)

105) A Walk in the Woods – Nikki Grimes. Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney and Brian Pinkney. List: (NY Times)

106) A Walk through the Rain Forest – Martin Jenkins List: (ALSC)

107) A Way to the Stars – David Almond and Gill Smith List: (The Guardian)

108) A Work in Progress – List: (NYPL)

109) Abeni’s Song (Abeni’s Song, 1) – P. Djèlí Clark List: (Amazon)

110) Afterward, Everything was Different – Rafael Yockteng List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

111) Ain’t Burned All the Bright – Jason Reynolds List: (ALSC)

112) All the Beating Hearts – Julie Fogliano List: (Powell’s)

113) All We Need Is Love and a Really Soft Pillow! – Peter H. Reynolds List: (Amazon)

114) Alone: The Journeys of Three Young Refugees – Paul Tom, illustrated by Mélanie Baillairgé, List: (Kirkus Review)

115) Also – E List: (ALSC)

116) American Murderer: The Parasite That Haunted the South – Gail Jarrow List: (ALSC)

117) Amy Gets Eaten: The laugh-out-loud picture book from bestselling Adam Kay and Henry Paker – Adam Kay List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

118) Ancestory: The Mystery and Majesty of Ancient Cave Art – Hannah Salyer List: (NYPL)

119) Arkspire – Arkspire – Jamie Littler List: (Waterstones)

120) At the Drop of a Cat – Élise Fontenaille List: (NYPL)

121) Aviva vs. the Dybbuk – Mari Lowe List: (ALSC)

122) Away With Words – Sophie Cameron List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

123) B Is for Bananas – Carrie Tillotson List: (Amazon)

124) Bábo – Astrid Kamalyan List: (NYPL)

125) Babushka – Natasha Devon List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

126) Baby’s Black and White Contrast Book: High-Contrast Art for Visual Stimulation at Tummy Time – Tabitha Paige List: (Amazon)

127) Back to the Bright Before – Katherin Nolte List: (Shepherd)

128) Basher STEM Junior: Science – List: (Amazon)

129) Bathe the Cat – Alice B List: (ALSC)

130) Begin Again: How We Got Here and Where We Might Go – Our Human Story. So Far. – Oliver Jeffers List: (The Guardian)

131) Behind the Scenes at the Museum: Your All-access Guide to the World’s Amazing Museums (DK Behind the Scenes) – DK List: (Amazon)

132) Beneath – Cori Doerrfeld List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

133) Benita y las criaturas nocturnas – Mariana Llanos List: (NYPL)

134) Berry Song – Michaela Goade List: (ALSC)

135) Bertie and the Alien Chicken – Jenny Pearson List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

136) Big Tune – Alliah L. Agostini List: (NYPL)

137) Bigg School: Best Friends Forever – Lisa Williamson List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

138) Billie Blaster and the Robot Army from Outer Space – Laini Taylor List: (Powell’s)

139) Billy and the Giant Adventure: Exclusive Edition – Jamie Oliver List: (Waterstones)

140) Bitterthorn – Kat Dunn List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

141) Black Bird, Blue Road – Sofiya Pasternack List: (ALSC)

142) Black Heroes of the Wild West: Featuring Stagecoach Mary, Bass Reeves, and Bob Lemmons: A TOON Graphic (TOON Graphics) – James Otis Smith List: (Amazon)

143) Blue: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky – Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond List: (ALSC)

144) Breaking to the Beat! – Linda J. Acevedo List: (NYPL)

145) Brilliant Black British History – Atinuke List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

146) Bugblock (An Abrams Block Book) – Christopher Franceschelli List: (Amazon)

147) Bunny and Tree – Balint Zsako List: (NYPL)

148) Buzzing – Samuel Sattin and Rye Hickman List: (Selected Reads)

149) Camp Sylvania – Julie Murphy List: (Amazon)

150) Can You Find Santa? – Axel Scheffler List: (Pan Macmillan)

151) Cape – Kevin Johnson List: (NYPL)

152) Caprice – Coe Booth List: (ALSC)

153) Cat on the Run in Cat of Death (Cat on the Run 1) – From the Creator of the Bad Guys – Aaron Blabey List: (Amazon)

154) Chef Edna – Melvina Noel List: (NYPL)

155) Chews Your Own Tasty Adventure – Dr Sai Pathmanathan List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

156) Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget – The Official Book of the Film – Amanda Li List: (Pan Macmillan)

157) Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement – Angela Joy List: (ALSC)

158) City of Stolen Magic – Nazneen Ahmed Pathak List: (Waterstones)

159) Clutch: Signed Edition – The Twitchers – M.G. Leonard List: (Waterstones)

160) Code Red – Kyle Mills List: (Kirkus Review)

161) Con la cabeza en alto – Patricia Gualinga y Laura Resau List: (NYPL)

162) Concrete: From the Ground Up – Larissa Theule List: (ALSC)

163) Conjure Island – Eden Royce List: (BookPage)

164) Construction Site: Taking Flight! (Goodnight, Goodnight, Construc) – Sherri Duskey Rinker List: (Amazon)

165) Contenders – Traci Sorell List: (NYPL)

166) Cosima Unfortunate Steals A Star – Cosima Unfortunate Book 1 – Laura Noakes List: (Waterstones)

167) COYOTE QUEEN – Jessica Vitalis List: (Kirkus Review)

168) Cross My Heart and Never Lie – Nora Dåsnes List: (NYPL)

169) Crossing the Line – Tia Fisher List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

170) CROWNED: Magical Folk and Fairy Tales from the Diaspora – Kahran Bethencourt List: (Amazon)

171) Curlfriends: New in Town – Sharee Miller List: (NYPL)

172) D is for Dog – Em Lynas List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

173) Dark Lord’s Daughter – Patricia C. Wrede List: (Powell’s)

174) Darwin’s Super-Pooping Worm Spectacular – Polly Owen List: (Amazon)

175) Deadly Deep – Jennifer Killick List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

176) Deephaven – Ethan M. Aldridge List: (NYPL)

177) Detective Duck: The Case of the Strange Splash (Detective Duck #1) – Henry Winkler List: (Amazon)

178) Diary of a Wimpy Kid: No Brainer – Jeff Kinney List: (Waterstones)

179) Different: A Story of the Spanish Civil War – Mónica Montañés List: (ALSC)

180) Dog Man 11: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea – Dog Man – Dav Pilkey List: (Waterstones)

181) Dog Man: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea: A Graphic Novel (Dog Man #11) – Dav Pilkey List: (Amazon)

182) Dogtown (A Dogtown Book, 1) – Katherine Applegate List: (Amazon)

183) DON’T WANT TO BE YOUR MONSTER – Shelly Brown List: (Kirkus Review)

184) Donde el corazón te lleva: La historia de Dindim y Joao – Irma Gold, traducido por Ana Pániker List: (NYPL)

185) Doodles from the Boogie Down – Stephanie Rodriguez List: (NYPL)

186) Doris – Lo Cole List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

187) Dormouse Has a Cold: A Lift-the-flap Story – Tales From Acorn Wood – Julia Donaldson List: (Pan Macmillan)

188) Dragon’s First Taco (from the creators of Dragons Love Tacos) – Adam Rubin List: (Amazon)

189) Dragonfly Eyes – Cao Wenxuan List: (ALSC)

190) Duel – Jessixa Bagley, illus. by Aaron Bagley List: (Publishers Weekly)

191) Eagle Drums – Nasugraq Rainey Hopson List: (BookPage)

192) Eerie Tales from the School of Screams – Graham Annable List: (NYPL)

193) El amor más grande – Megan Jacobson, traducido por Luis… List: (NYPL)

194) El rebaño – Margarita del Mazo List: (NYPL)

195) El sapo – Elise Gravel, traducido por… List: (NYPL)

196) Endlessly Ever After: Pick Your Path to Countless Fairy Tale Endings – Laurel Snyder List: (ALSC)

197) Enlightened – Sachi Ediriweera List: (Shepherd)

198) Enough is… – Jessica Whipple List: (Shepherd)

199) Escape to the River Sea – Emma Carroll List: (Pan Macmillan)

200) Evergreen – Matthew Cordell List: (Powell’s)

201) Every Dog in the Neighborhood – Philip C List: (ALSC)

202) Every Dreaming Creature – Brendan Wenzel List: (Amazon)

203) Everything in Its Place: A Story of Books and Belonging – Pauline David-Sax List: (ALSC)

204) EXTRA NORMAL – Kate Alice Marshall List: (Kirkus Review)

205) Fablehouse – Emma Norry List: (Waterstones)

206) FACING THE MOUNTAIN – Clare Elsom List: (Kirkus Review)

207) Fake Dates and Mooncakes – Sher Lee List: (Pan Macmillan)

208) FAREWELL CUBA, MI ISLA – Alexandra Diaz List: (Kirkus Review)

209) Farmhouse – Sophie Blackall List: (ALSC)

210) Fetching Dreams – Mary Bleckwehl List: (Shepherd)

211) Finding Fire – Logan S List: (ALSC)

212) Finding Wonder – Lauren St. John List: (Waterstones)

213) Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote – Veronica Chambers List: (Amazon)

214) Fire Chief Fran – Linda Ashman List: (ALSC)

215) Fish and Wave – Sergio Ruzzier List: (ALSC)

216) Flora’s Wish – Fiona Halliday List: (Amazon)

217) FLYING UP THE MOUNTAIN – Elizabeth-Irene Baitie List: (Kirkus Review)

218) FOREVER FRIENDS – Susan Lubner List: (Kirkus Review)

219) FOREVER TWELVE – Stacy McAnulty List: (Kirkus Review)

220) Foxlight – Katya Balen List: (Waterstones)

221) Frankie and Friends – Christine Platt List: (NYPL)

222) Fred’s Big Feelings: The Life and Legacy of Mister Rogers – Laura Renauld List: (Amazon)

223) Freewater – Amina Luqman-Dawson List: (ALSC)

224) Frizzy – Claribel A List: (ALSC)

225) From Here to There – Vivian French List: (NYPL)

226) Ghost Book – Remy Lai List: (Amazon)

227) Ghost Girl – Brooke Carter List: (NYPL)

228) Gigantic – Rob Biddulph List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

229) Gigi and Ojiji – Melissa Iwai List: (ALSC)

230) GINNY OFF THE MAP – Caroline Hickey List: (Kirkus Review)

231) Giraffe and a Half – Nicola Kent List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

232) Girls – Annet Schaap List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

233) Give Me a Sign – Anna Sortino List: (Shepherd)

234) Glassborn – Magicborn – Peter Bunzl List: (Waterstones)

235) Glitter Everywhere! Where It Came From, Where It’s Found & Where It’s Going – Chris Barton, illustrated by Chaaya Prabhat List: (NYPL)

236) Glowrushes – Roberto Piumini. Translated by Leah Janeczko. List: (NY Times)

237) Gray Fox in the Moonlight – Isaac Peterson List: (Powell’s)

238) Great Carrier Reef – List: (NYPL)

239) Grimwood: Attack of the Stink Monster!: Exclusive Edition – Grimwood 3 – Nadia Shireen List: (Waterstones)

240) Grow: Secrets of Our DNA (Our Natural World) – Nicola Davies List: (Amazon)

241) GRUMBONES – Jenn Bennett List: (Kirkus Review)

242) Grumpy Monkey Yuck! – List: (Amazon)

243) H Is for Harlem – Dinah Johnson List: (ALSC)

244) Hamra and the Jungle of Memories – List: (School Library Journal)

245) Hands – Torrey Maldonado List: (NYPL)

246) Hell Breaks Loose – Skulduggery Pleasant – Derek Landy List: (Waterstones)

247) Hello, Puddle! – Anita Sanchez List: (ALSC)

248) Her Radiant Curse – Elizabeth Lim List: (Shepherd)

249) HEROES OF THE WATER MONSTER – Brian Young List: (Kirkus Review)

250) HIDDEN TRUTHS – Elly Swartz List: (Kirkus Review)

251) History Comics: The Roanoke Colony: America’s First Mystery – Chris Schweizer List: (Amazon)

252) Hockey Girl Loves Drama Boy – Faith Erin Hicks List: (Pan Macmillan)

253) Holding Her Own – Shannon Wright List: (NYPL)

254) Home is Where My Heart Is – Smriti Halls List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

255) Honey and the Valley of Horses – Wendy Orr List: (Shepherd)

256) Honeybee Rescue: A Backyard Drama – Loree Griffin Burns List: (ALSC)

257) Hoops – Matt Tavares List: (NYPL)

258) HORNBEAM ALL IN – Cynthia Rylant List: (Kirkus Review)

259) Hot Dog – Doug Salati List: (ALSC)

260) How the Sea Came to Be – Jennifer Berne List: (NYPL)

261) How to Bird – Rasha Hamid List: (NYPL)

262) How to Build a Human: In Seven Evolutionary Steps – Pamela S List: (ALSC)

263) How To Die Famous – Benjamin Dean List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

264) HOW TO MAKE A MOVIE IN 12 DAYS – Fiona Hardy List: (Kirkus Review)

265) How to Say Hello to a Worm: A First Guide to the Outside – Kari Percival List: (ALSC)

266) How to Solve a Problem: The Rise (and Falls) of a Rock-Climbing Champion – Ashima Shiraishi List: (Amazon)

267) HOW TO STAY INVISIBLE – Katherine Roy List: (Kirkus Review)

268) How to Write a Story: (Read-Aloud Book, Learn to Read and Write) – Kate Messner List: (Amazon)

269) I Am Not a Label: 34 disabled artists, thinkers, athletes and activists from past and present – Cerrie Burnell List: (Amazon)

270) I am Oliver the Otter: A Tale from our Wild and Wonderful Riverbanks – Pam Ayres List: (Pan Macmillan)

271) I Did It! – Michael Emberley List: (ALSC)

272) I Kissed Shara Wheeler – Casey McQuiston List: (Pan Macmillan)

273) I Love You to the Moon and Back All Year Long – Amelia Hepworth List: (Amazon)

274) I Must Betray You – Ruta Sepetys List: (ALSC)

275) I Wish for You – David Wax List: (Amazon)

276) I Wish You All the Best – Mason Deaver List: (Pan Macmillan)

277) I’ll Hold Your Hand – Maggie C. Rudd List: (Amazon)

278) I’ll Tell You No Lies – Amanda McCrina List: (Shepherd)

279) I’m From – Gary R. Gray Jr., illustrated by Oge Mora List: (NYPL)

280) I’m Not Scary! – Rod Campbell List: (Pan Macmillan)

281) If I Was a Horse – Sophie Blackall List: (Amazon)

282) In Every Life – Marla Frazee List: (Shepherd)

283) In the Key of Us – Mariama J List: (ALSC)

284) In the Night Garden – Carin Berger List: (Shepherd)

285) Infinity’s Secret: Exclusive Edition – Dragon Force 1 – Katie Tsang List: (Waterstones)

286) InvestiGators: Agents of S.U.I.T. – List: (Amazon)

287) Investigators: All Tide Up – John Patrick Green List: (Pan Macmillan)

288) Isla to Island – Alexis Castellanos List: (ALSC)

289) Island of Whispers – Frances Hardinge, illustrated by Emily Gravett List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

290) Iveliz Explains It All – Andrea Beatriz Arango List: (ALSC)

291) Jacko – Jeanne Willis List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

292) Jayben and the Golden Torch: Book 1 – JAYBEN – Thomas Leeds List: (Waterstones)

293) Jefferson Measures a Moose – Mara Rockliff List: (Amazon)

294) Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone – Tae Keller List: (ALSC)

295) João by a Thread – Roger Mello List: (ALSC)

296) John’s Turn – Mac Barnett List: (ALSC)

297) José and El Perro – Susan Rose and Silvia López List: (NYPL)

298) Juego de libertad: Mestre Bimba y el arte de la Capoeira – Duncan Tonatiuh List: (NYPL)

299) JULIA AND THE SHARK – Kiran Millwood Hargrave List: (Kirkus Review)

300) Julia Donaldson’s Book of Names – Julia Donaldson List: (Pan Macmillan)

301) Jumper: A Day in the Life of a Backyard Jumping Spider – Jessica Lanan List: (NYPL)

302) JUNIPER HARVEY AND THE VANISHING KINGDOM – Nina Varela List: (Kirkus Review)

303) Just a Girl: A True Story of World War II – Lia Levi List: (ALSC)

304) JUST A PINCH OF MAGIC – Alechia Dow List: (Kirkus Review)

305) Just Because – Matthew McConaughey List: (Amazon)

306) JUST JERRY – Jerry Pinkney List: (Kirkus Review)

307) Just Like Grandma – Kim Rogers List: (NYPL)

308) Kate the Chemist: The Big Book of Experiments – Kate Biberdorf List: (Amazon)

309) Kay’s Incredible Inventions – Adam Kay List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

310) KEEP DANCING, LIZZIE CHU – Chaaya Prabhat List: (Kirkus Review)

311) Keep Smiling – Floella Benjamin List: (Pan Macmillan)

312) Kicked Out – A. M. Dassu List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

313) Kicks in the Sky – C.G. Esperanza List: (NYPL)

314) Killer Underwear Invasion! How to Spot Fake News, Disinformation & Conspiracy Theories – Elise Gravel List: (ALSC)

315) Kitty – Rebecca Jordan-Glum List: (ALSC)

316) Knight Owl – Christopher Denise List: (ALSC)

317) Kofi and the Rap Battle Summer – Jeffrey Boakye List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

318) Kozo the Sparrow – Allen Say List: (NY Times)

319) Lasagna Means I Love You – Kate O’Shaughnessy List: (NYPL)

320) Leeva at Last – List: (School Library Journal)

321) Lei and the Fire Goddess – List: (School Library Journal)

322) Let’s Find Yaya and Boo at Home!: A Hide-and-Seek Adventure (Find Momo) – Andrew Knapp List: (Amazon)

323) Life-Size Animals: An Illustrated Safari – Rita Mabel Schiavo List: (Amazon)

324) Lift-the-flap Questions and Answers about Refugees – Katie Daynes and 1 more List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

325) Link + Hud: Heroes by a Hair – Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey List: (NYPL)

326) Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion – Shannon Stocker List: (ALSC)

327) Little Dumplings – Jekka Kuhlmann List: (Amazon)

328) Little Monarchs – Jonathan Case List: (ALSC)

329) Little Sure Shot – Matt Ralphs List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

330) Lizzy and the Cloud – Terry Fan and Eric Fan List: (ALSC)

331) Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Ruling the World – Loki: A Bad God’s Guide – Louie Stowell List: (Waterstones)

332) Looshkin: Oof! Right in the Puddings! – Jamie Smart List: (Waterstones)

333) Love in the Library – Maggie Tokuda-Hall List: (ALSC)

334) Luli and the Language of Tea – Andrea Wang List: (ALSC)

335) Luna and the Sky Dragon – Bethan Woollvin List: (Pan Macmillan)

336) Luna and the Treasure of Tlaloc – Joe Todd-Stanton List: (Shepherd)

337) Maggie Lou, Firefox – Arnolda Dufour Bowes, illustrated by Karlene Harvey List: (Kirkus Review)

338) Magia – Mirelle Ortega List: (NYPL)

339) Magic: Once Upon a Faraway Land – Mirelle Ortega List: (ALSC)

340) Maizy Chen’s Last Chance – Lisa Yee List: (ALSC)

341) MAKING MORE – Katherine Roy List: (Kirkus Review)

342) Mama Shamsi at the Bazaar – Mojdeh Hassani and Samira Iravani, illustrated by Maya Fidawi List: (NYPL)

343) Man Man and the Tree of Memories – Yaba Badoe List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

344) Maribel’s Year – Michelle Sterling List: (Powell’s)

345) Marshmallow Clouds: Two Poets at Play among Figures of Speech – Ted Kooser and Connie Wanek List: (ALSC)

346) Max and Chaffy: Welcome to Animal Island! – Jamie Smart List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

347) Me and the Boss: A Story about Mending and Love – Michelle Edwards List: (ALSC)

348) Mehndi Boy – Zain Bandali List: (NYPL)

349) Mercy Watson Is Missing!: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Seven – Kate DiCamillo List: (Amazon)

350) Michael Morpurgo’s Tales from Shakespeare – Michael Morpurgo List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

351) Mil mariposas blancas – Jessica Betancourt-Perez y Karen… List: (NYPL)

352) Monster in the Woods – Dave Shelton List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

353) MONSTER! THIRSTY! DRINK! – Sean Taylor List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

354) Moonflight – Gill Lewis List: (Waterstones)

355) MR. LINCOLN SITS FOR HIS PORTRAIT – Blythe Russo List: (Kirkus Review)

356) My Baba’s Garden – Jordan Scott List: (NYPL)

357) My Especially Weird Week with Tess – Anna Woltz List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

358) My Hair Is Like the Sun – St. Clair Detrick-Jules List: (Amazon)

359) My Heart Was a Tree – Michael Morpurgo List: (Pan Macmillan)

360) My Indigo World – Rosa Chang List: (NYPL)

361) My Life on Fire – Cath Howe List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

362) My Name is Sunshine Simpson – G.M. Linton List: (Waterstones)

363) My Stand Up Farm Animals – Rod Campbell List: (Pan Macmillan)

364) Mysteries at Sea: Peril on the Atlantic – Mysteries at Sea – A.M. Howell List: (Waterstones)

365) Mythwakers: The Minotaur – Kate Ristau List: (Powell’s)

366) Nell & the Netherbeast – Adi Rule List: (Shepherd)

367) Nena, y Roberta ¿dónde está? – Marie Biskai List: (NYPL)

368) Night Night Books: Night Night Dinosaur – Roger Priddy List: (Amazon)

369) Nightjar – Katya Balen List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

370) No Place Like Home – List: (School Library Journal)

371) NOT AN EASY WIN – Shazleen Khan List: (Kirkus Review)

372) Nothing Else but Miracles – Kate Albus List: (NYPL)

373) Nowhere Island – Tania Unsworth List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

374) Nuestro techo es azul – Sara E. Echenique List: (NYPL)

375) Ocean Speaks: How Marie Tharp Revealed the Ocean’s Biggest Secret – Jess Keating List: (Amazon)

376) Odder – Katherine Applegate List: (ALSC)

377) Oh Maya Gods!: Exclusive Edition – Who Let the Gods Out? – Maz Evans List: (Waterstones)

378) Old Gods New Tricks – Thiago de Moraes List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

379) OLIVER’S GREAT BIG UNIVERSE – Jorge Cham List: (Kirkus Review)

380) On the Move: Home Is Where You Find It – Michael Rosen List: (ALSC)

381) On the Tip of a Wave – List: (The Guardian)

382) One – List: (Amazon)

383) One Little Word – Joseph Coelho List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

384) Ooo, Baby Baby!: A Little Book of Love – Sandra Boynton List: (Amazon)

385) Opinions and Opossums – List: (School Library Journal)

386) Oscar’s Lion – Adam Baron List: (The Guardian)

387) Out of a Jar – Deborah Marcero List: (ALSC)

388) Out of the Shadows: How Lotte Reiniger Made the First Animated Fairytale Movie – Fiona Robinson List: (ALSC)

389) Out There – Seaerra Miller List: (Powell’s)

390) Out There in the Wild – James Carter List: (Pan Macmillan)

391) Owl and Penguin – Vikram Madan List: (ALSC)

392) Pages & Co.: The Last Bookwanderer – Pages & Co. Book 6 – Anna James List: (Waterstones)

393) Papá’s Magical Water-jug Clock – Jesús Trejo Eliza Kinkz (Illustrator) List: (NYPL)

394) Peanut Jones and End of the Rainbow – Rob Biddulph List: (Pan Macmillan)

395) Peekaboo Rex! (Boynton on Board) – Sandra Boynton List: (Amazon)

396) Phenomenal AOC: The Roots and Rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – Anika Aldamuy Denise List: (ALSC)

397) Pigs Can’t Look Up – Vincent D’Onofrio List: (Powell’s)

398) PINE ISLAND VISITORS – David Álvarez List: (Kirkus Review)

399) Plague-Busters! Medicine’s Battles with History’s Deadliest Diseases – Lindsey Fitzharris List: (Shepherd)

400) Powwow Day – Traci Sorell List: (ALSC)

401) Pumpkin Day at the Zoo – Susan Meissner List: (Shepherd)

402) RAIN REMEMBERS – Courtne Comrie List: (Kirkus Review)

403) Rainbow Grey: Battle for the Skies – Rainbow Grey Series – Laura Ellen Anderson List: (Waterstones)

404) Rainbow Shopping – Qing Zhuang List: (NYPL)

405) Ravencave – Marcus Sedgwick List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

406) Read to Your Baby Every Night: 30 classic lullabies and rhymes to read aloud (Stitched Storytime, 3) – Lucy Brownridge List: (Amazon)

407) Read, Scream, Repeat: Exclusive Edition – Jennifer Killick List: (Waterstones)

408) Rock, Rosetta, Rock! Roll, Rosetta, Roll! – Tonya Bolden List: (NYPL)

409) Roll, Roll, Little Pea – Cécile Bergame List: (NYPL)

410) Rosie Raja: Mission to Cairo – Sufiya Ahmed List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

411) Run for Your Life – List: (School Library Journal)

412) Salma Makes a Home – Danny Ramadan List: (NYPL)

413) SALSA MAGIC – Letisha Marrero List: (Kirkus Review)

414) Saving H’Non: Chang and the Elephant – List: (Kirkus Review)

415) Saving Neverland – Abi Elphinstone List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

416) School Trip – List: (Kirkus Review)

417) Search for a Giant Squid – Amy Seto Forrester List: (NYPL)

418) SEE THE GHOST – Jon Klassen List: (Kirkus Review)

419) Seeking Freedom: The Untold Story of Fortress Monroe and the Ending of Slavery in America – Selene Castrovilla List: (ALSC)

420) Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams’s Photographs Reveal about the Japanese American Incarceration – Elizabeth Partridge List: (ALSC)

421) Shipwrecked! – Martin W. Sandler List: (NYPL)

422) Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, said the Sloth – Eric Carle List: (Amazon)

423) Smaller Sister – Maggie Edkins Willis List: (ALSC)

424) Smarty Ants – Corey Rosen Schwartz List: (Shepherd)

425) SOMETHING LIKE HOME – Andrea Beatriz Arango List: (Kirkus Review)

426) Sparrow Being Sparrow – Gail Donovan List: (Shepherd)

427) Speak Up! – Nathan Bryon List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

428) Srta. Quinces – Kat Fajardo List: (ALSC)

429) Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual – Carole Boston Weatherford List: (ALSC)

430) Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler – Ibi Zoboi List: (ALSC)

431) Starborn: How the Stars Made Us (and Who We Would Be Without Them) – List: (Kirkus Review)

432) Stars of the Night – Caren Stelson List: (NYPL)

433) Steady For This – Nathanael Lessore List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

434) Stickler Loves the World – Lane Smith List: (Amazon)

435) Still Dreaming / Seguimos soñando – Claudia Guadalupe Martínez List: (ALSC)

436) Stink – Jenny McLachlan List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

437) Stolen History: The Truth About the British Empire and How it Shaped Us (Penguin) – Sathnam Sanghera List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

438) Story of Now – Shelina Janmohamed List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

439) Sunshine Simpson Cooks Up a Storm – G.M. Linton List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

440) Suzie and the Moon Bugs – Space Blasters Book 2 – Katie Tsang List: (Waterstones)

441) Sweet Justice: Georgia Gilmore and the Montgomery Bus Boycott – Mara Rockliff List: (ALSC)

442) Swifter than Starlight – Cerrie Burnell List: (Waterstones)

443) Swim Team – Johnnie Christmas List: (ALSC)

444) Ten-Word Tiny Tales – Joseph Coelho List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

445) TETHERED TO OTHER STARS – Elisa Stone Leahy List: (Kirkus Review)

446) Thank a Farmer – Maria Gianferrari List: (NYPL)

447) That Flag – Tameka Fryer Brown, illustrated by Nikkolas Smith List: (NYPL)

448) The Apartment House on Poppy Hill: Book 1 (Apartment House on Poppy Hill, 1) – Nina LaCour List: (Amazon)

449) The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere – Jaclyn Moriarty List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

450) The Bad Guys in Let the Games Begin! (The Bad Guys #17) – Aaron Blabey List: (Amazon)

451) The Baddies – Julia Donaldson List: (Amazon)

452) The Bear who had Nothing to Wear – Jeanne Willis List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

453) The Beautiful Something Else – Ash Van Otterloo List: (Shepherd)

454) The Best Sleepover in the World – Jacqueline Wilson List: (Waterstones)

455) The Big Cheese – Jory John List: (Amazon)

456) The Big Dreaming – Michael Rosen and Daniel Egnéus List: (The Guardian)

457) The Bluest Sky – Christina Diaz Gonzalez List: (ALSC)

458) The Blunders – David Walliams List: (Waterstones)

459) THE BOOK THAT NO ONE WANTED TO READ – Richard Ayoade List: (Kirkus Review)

460) The Bowerbird – Julia Donaldson List: (Pan Macmillan)

461) The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name – Sandhya Parappukkaran List: (NYPL)

462) The Breakfast Club Adventures: The Ghoul in the School – The Breakfast Club Adventures – Marcus Rashford List: (Waterstones)

463) The Breakfast Club Adventures: The Phantom Thief – Marcus Rashford List: (Pan Macmillan)

464) The Brilliant Ms. Bangle – Cara Devins List: (Shepherd)

465) The Case of the Lighthouse Intruder – Di Island Crew Investigates – Kereen Getten List: (Waterstones)

466) The Coquíes Still Sing: A Story of Home, Hope, and Rebuilding – Karina Nicole González List: (ALSC)

467) THE DEEP! – Lindsey Leigh List: (Kirkus Review)

468) THE DEMON SWORD ASPERIDES – Sarah Jean Horwitz List: (Kirkus Review)

469) The Detention Detectives – Lis Jardine List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

470) The Double Trouble Society and the Worst Curse – The Double Trouble Society – Carrie Hope Fletcher List: (Waterstones)

471) THE DREAMATICS – Michelle Cuevas List: (Kirkus Review)

472) The Duck Never Blinks – Alex Latimer List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

473) The Duck with No Luck – Gemma Merino List: (Pan Macmillan)

474) THE ENCHANTED LIFE OF VALENTINA MEJÍA – Alexandra Alessandri List: (Kirkus Review)

475) The Extraordinary Book That Makes You Feel Happy – Poppy O’Neill List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

476) The Fantastic Bureau of Imagination – Brad Montague List: (Amazon)

477) The Final Year – Matt Goodfellow List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

478) The Fire, the Water, and Maudie McGinn – Sally J. Pla List: (NYPL)

479) THE FIREFLY SUMMER – Morgan Matson List: (Kirkus Review)

480) The First Shadowdragon – The Last Firefox – Lee Newbery List: (Waterstones)

481) The Flamingo – Guojing List: (ALSC)

482) The Girl from Earth’s End – List: (School Library Journal)

483) The Girl Who LOVES Bugs – Lily Murray List: (Pan Macmillan)

484) The Hare-Shaped Hole – John Dougherty List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

485) The Headmaster’s List – Melissa de la Cruz List: (Pan Macmillan)

486) THE HOUSE OF THE LOST ON THE CAPE – Avery Fischer Udagawa List: (Kirkus Review)

487) The House That Whispers – Lin Thompson List: (NYPL)

488) The Imaginary Alphabet – Sylvie Daigneault List: (Amazon)

489) The Indestructible Tom Crean: Heroic Explorer of the Antarctic – Jennifer Thermes List: (Powell’s)

490) The Kingdom over the Sea – Zohra Nabi List: (Waterstones)

491) The Last Mapmaker – Christina Soontornvat List: (ALSC)

492) The Legend of Ghastly Jack Crowheart – Loretta Schauer List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

493) The Lion Queen – Rina Singh List: (NYPL)

494) The Little Mermaid – Campbell Books List: (Pan Macmillan)

495) The Lizzie and Belle Mysteries: Portraits and Poison – The Lizzie and Belle Mysteries Book 2 – J.T. Williams List: (Waterstones)

496) The Lost Diary of Charlie Small Volume 2 Pirate Galleon – Nick Ward List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

497) The Lost Diary of Charlie Small Volume 6 Frostbite Pass – Nick Ward List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

498) The Lovely Dark – Matthew Fox List: (Financial Times)

499) The Magic Hour – David Wolstencroft List: (Waterstones)

500) THE MAGICIANS – Karin Snelson List: (Kirkus Review)

501) The Many Masks of Andy Zhou – Jack Cheng List: (NYPL)

502) The Met ABC: An Alphabet Book of Art (DK The Met) – DK List: (Amazon)

503) The Ministry of Unladylike Activity 2: The Body in the Blitz – The Ministry of Unladylike Activity – Robin Stevens List: (Waterstones)

504) THE MOSSHEART’S PROMISE – List: (Kirkus Review)

505) The Mysteries of the Universe: Discover the best-kept secrets of space (DK Children’s Anthologies) – Will Gater List: (Amazon)

506) The Night Animals – Sarah Ann Juckes List: (Waterstones)

507) THE NIGHT RAVEN – Johan Rundberg List: (Kirkus Review)

508) The Notebook Keeper: A Story of Kindness from the Border – Stephen Briseño List: (ALSC)

509) THE NOTORIOUS SCARLETT AND BROWNE – Jonathan Stroud List: (Kirkus Review)

510) The Nowhere Thief – Alice M. Ross List: (Waterstones)

511) The Ogre Who Wasn’t – Michael Morpurgo and Emily Gravett List: (The Guardian)

512) The Ogress and the Orphans – Kelly Barnhill List: (ALSC)

513) THE OJJA-WOJJA – Magdalene Visaggio List: (Kirkus Review)

514) The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read – Rita Lorraine Hubbard List: (Amazon)

515) The One and Only Ruby – Katherine Applegate List: (Amazon)

516) The Other Edie Trimmer – Jacqueline Wilson List: (Waterstones)

517) The Otherwoods – Justine Pucella Winans List: (Publishers Weekly)

518) The Panda’s Child – Jackie Morris List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

519) The Party Diaires – Mitali Banerjee Ruths List: (NYPL)

520) The Patron Thief of Bread – Lindsay Eagar List: (ALSC)

521) The Piano at the Station – Helen Rutter List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

522) The Real Dada Mother Goose: A Treasury of Complete Nonsense – Jon Scieszka List: (ALSC)

523) The Red Fruit – Lee Gee Eun List: (Amazon)

524) THE REMARKABLE RESCUE AT MILKWEED MEADOW – Elaine Dimopoulos List: (Kirkus Review)

525) The Restaurant at the End of the Universe – Douglas Adams List: (Pan Macmillan)

526) The Road to After – Rebekah Lowell List: (ALSC)

527) The Secret Battle of Evan Pao – Wendy Wan-Long Shang List: (ALSC)

528) The Secret of the Blood-Red Key – The Stolen Dreams Adventures – David Farr List: (Waterstones)

529) The Sky Is Not the Limit – Jérémie Decalf List: (NYPL)

530) The Song Walker – Zillah Bethell List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

531) THE STARS AND OTHER STORIES – Jarvis List: (Kirkus Review)

532) The Storyteller – Brandon Hobson List: (NY Times)

533) The Sun and the Star – Rick Riordan List: (Kirkus Review)

534) The Talk – Alicia D List: (ALSC)

535) The Thing About Lemons – Tasha Harrison List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

536) The Three Billy Goats Gruff – Mac Barnett List: (ALSC)

537) The Times Machine!: Learn Multiplication and Division. . . Like, Yesterday! (McKellar Math) – Danica McKellar List: (Amazon)

538) The Tower of Life: How Yaffa Eliach Rebuilt Her Town in Stories and Photographs – Chana Stiefel List: (ALSC)

539) The Train Home – Dan-ah Kim List: (NYPL)

540) The Train of Dark Wonders – A Train of Dark Wonders Adventure – Alex Bell List: (Waterstones)

541) The Umbrella Maker’s Son – Katrina Leno List: (NYPL)

542) The Universe in You – Jason Chin List: (ALSC)

543) The Unlikely Rise of Harry Sponge: Signed Edition – Stephen Mangan List: (Waterstones)

544) The Unlovable Alina Butt – Ambreen Butt-Hussain List: (NYPL)

545) The Vanquishers: Exclusive Edition – The Vanquishers – Kalynn Bayron List: (Waterstones)

546) The Very Unfortunate Wish of Melony Yoshimura – List: (School Library Journal)

547) The Walk – Winsome Bingham List: (NYPL)

548) THE WHEEL OF THE YEAR – Fiona Cook List: (Kirkus Review)

549) The Wicked Unseen – Gigi Griffis List: (Shepherd)

550) THE WILD JOURNEY OF JUNIPER BERRY – Chad Morris List: (Kirkus Review)

551) The Wild Robot Protects (Volume 3) (The Wild Robot, 3) – Peter Brown List: (Amazon)

552) The Windeby Puzzle: History and Story – Lois Lowry List: (NY Times)

553) THE WINTERTON DECEPTION – Janet Sumner Johnson List: (Kirkus Review)

554) The Wonder Team and the Forgotten Footballers – The Wonder Team – Leah Williamson List: (Waterstones)

555) The World Belonged to Us – Jacqueline Woodson List: (ALSC)

556) The World’s Best Class Plant – Audrey Vernick List: (Shepherd)

557) The World’s Worst Monsters – David Walliams List: (Waterstones)

558) The Wrath of the Woolington Wyrm – Miss Mary-Kate Martin’s Guide to Monsters – Karen Foxlee List: (Waterstones)

559) There’s Nothing Faster Than a Cheetah – Tom Nicoll List: (Pan Macmillan)

560) These Olive Trees – Aya Ghanameh List: (NYPL)

561) They Hold the Line – Dan Paley List: (NYPL)

562) This Book Is Banned: A Delightfully Silly Picture Book From the Author of P Is for Pterodactyl – Raj Haldar List: (Amazon)

563) This Dark Descent – Kalyn Josephson List: (Pan Macmillan)

564) Those Kids from Fawn Creek – Erin Entrada Kelly List: (ALSC)

565) Tiger Trouble – Dan Thompson List: (Shepherd)

566) Time Travel Twins: The Viking Attack – Josh Lacey List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

567) Tiny Jumper – Candy Dahl List: (Shepherd)

568) To the Other Side – Erika Meza List: (NYPL)

569) Today I Am a River – Kate Coombs List: (Shepherd)

570) Tom Gates 21: Five Star Stories – Liz Pichon List: (Waterstones)

571) Tony Ross’s Little Princess – List: (The Guardian)

572) Too Early – Nora Ericson List: (ALSC)

573) Too Small Tola Gets Tough – Atinuke, illustrated by Onyinwe Iwu List: (Kirkus Review)

574) Total Garbage – Rebecca Donnelly List: (NYPL)

575) Treacle Town – Brian Conaghan List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

576) TREASURE ISLAND – Jewell Parker Rhodes List: (Kirkus Review)

577) Tumble – Celia C List: (ALSC)

578) Two Tribes – Emily Bowen Cohen List: (NYPL)

579) U Is for Universe (The Babylit Books) – Greg Paprocki List: (Amazon)

580) Ultrawild (Allen & Unwin) – Steve Mushin List: (The Guardian)

581) Unraveller – Frances Hardinge List: (Pan Macmillan)

582) Unseen Jungle – Eleanor Spicer Rice List: (NYPL)

583) Unspoken – Kwame Alexander List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

584) Until the Road Ends: Signed Edition – Phil Earle List: (Waterstones)

585) Valiente como un león – Erika Meza List: (NYPL)

586) Vegetables in Pajamas – Jared Chapman List: (Amazon)

587) Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist for Justice – Tommie Smith and Derrick Barnes List: (ALSC)

588) Villains Academy – Villains Academy 1 – Ryan Hammond List: (Waterstones)

589) Violet and Jobie in the Wild – Lynne Rae Perkins List: (ALSC)

590) Wants vs. Needs vs. Robots – Michael Rex List: (Amazon)

591) Watch Me Bloom – Krina Patel-Sage List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

592) We Are Here – Tami Charles List: (Amazon)

593) We Don’t Lose Our Class Goldfish: A Penelope Rex Book – List: (Amazon)

594) WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT VAGINAS – Allison K. Rodgers List: (Kirkus Review)

595) We’re Going to a Birthday Party A Lift-the-Flap Adventure – Martha Mumford List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

596) Weird and Wonderful Animals – Ben Rothery List: (Financial Times)

597) Welcome to the Wonder House – Rebecca Kai Dotlich List: (Shepherd)

598) Welcome to the World – Julia Donaldson List: (Amazon)

599) Wendington Jones and The Missing Tree – Daniel Dockery List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

600) Wepa – J de la Vega List: (NYPL)

601) Whale Fall – Melissa Stewart List: (NYPL)

602) What If One Day… – Bruce Handy. Illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin. List: (NY Times)

603) WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A BIRD (ADAPTED FOR YOUNG READERS) – David Allen Sibley List: (Kirkus Review)

604) What Stays Buried – List: (School Library Journal)

605) What You Need to Be Warm – Neil Gaiman List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

606) When Darwin Sailed the Sea: Uncover how Darwin’s revolutionary ideas helped change the world – David Long List: (Amazon)

607) When You Can Swim – Jack Wong List: (NYPL)

608) Where the Light Goes – Sara Barnard List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

609) Where the Lockwood Grows – Olivia A. Cole List: (NYPL)

610) Where Wonder Grows – Xelena González List: (ALSC)

611) WHERE’S JOON? – Julie Kim List: (Kirkus Review)

612) Which Way Round the Galaxy: Signed Edition – Cressida Cowell List: (Waterstones)

613) Who Lives Here? – Julia Donaldson List: (Pan Macmillan)

614) Who Will Make the Snow?” – Taras and Marjana Prokhasko. Translated by Boris Dralyuk and List: (NY Times)

615) Why Do Elephants Have Big Ears?: Questions ― and Surprising Answers ― About Animals – Steve Jenkins List: (Amazon)

616) Wild – Ele Fountain List: (Financial Times)

617) Wild Child – Dara McAnulty List: (Pan Macmillan)

618) Wild Song – Candy Gourlay List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

619) Wildlife on Paper: Animals at Risk Around the Globe – Kunal Kundu List: (Amazon)

620) Window Fishing – DK Dyson List: (NYPL)

621) Wings of Glory: Signed Edition – Dermot O’Leary List: (Waterstones)

622) Wings, Waves, and Webs – Robin Mitchell Cranfield List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

623) Winnie-the-Pooh and Me – Jeanne Willis List: (Pan Macmillan)

624) Wishing Season – Anica Mrose Rissi List: (Shepherd)

625) Wolf Road – Alice Roberts List: (Waterstones)

626) Wolfpack (Young Readers Edition) – Abby Wambach List: (Amazon)

627) Wonderful Seasons – Emily Winfield Martin List: (Amazon)

628) Wonka – Roald Dahl List: (Waterstones)

629) Wrecker – Carl Hiaasen List: (Amazon)

630) Yellow Dog Blues – Alice Faye Duncan List: (ALSC)

631) Yes We Will: Asian Americans Who Shaped This Country – Kelly Yang List: (ALSC)

632) Yoshi and the Ocean: A Sea Turtle’s Incredible Journey Home – Lindsay Moore List: (ALSC)

633) You Can Do Anything, Tyrone!: An Out of This World, Fun-filled Adventure – Lenny Henry List: (Pan Macmillan)

634) You Could Be So Pretty – Holly Bourne List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

635) You Don’t Know What War Is – Yeva Skalietska List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

636) You Have the Power – Leah Williamson List: (Pan Macmillan)

637) You So Black – Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D. List: (NYPL)

638) You Think You Know Me – Ayaan Mohamud List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

639) Yours From the Tower – Sally Nicholls List: (LoveReading 4 Kids)

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