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I Can Make This Promise

by Christine Day HarperCollins (October 01, 2019)

In her debut middle grade novel—inspired by her family’s history—Christine Day tells the story of a girl who uncovers her family’s secrets—and finds her own Native American identity.

All her life,...

The Jumbie God's Revenge

by Tracey Baptiste Algonquin Young Readers (September 03, 2019)

Thunder rumbles, lightning strikes, danger appears . . .

When an out-of-season hurricane sweeps through Corinne’s seaside village, Corinne knows it’s not an ordinary storm. At first Corinne believes Mama...

The Hunger in the Forest "Fuuuurrrrrr n'Bum"

by Rosaalda Brandão Grosvenor House Publishing (May 31, 2019)

Hunger in the forest “Fuuuurrrrrr n'bum”, is a cultural book, which tells the story about the relationship between two best friends in a struggle for survival in the forest. It also represents a culture...

Other Words for Home

by Jasmine Warga Balzer + Bray (May 28, 2019)

A gorgeously written, hopeful middle grade novel in verse about a young girl who must leave Syria to move to the United States, perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Aisha Saeed.

Jude never thought she’d...

Just South of Home

by Karen Strong Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 07, 2019)

“Readers of Turnage’s Three Times Lucky will appreciate this well-wrought, atmospheric mystery.” —BCCB

“A stirring Southern middle grade book that burns brighter than fireworks on the Fourth.” —...

Orange for the Sunsets

by Tina Athaide Katherine Tegen Books (April 02, 2019)

From debut author Tina Athaide comes a soaring tale of empathy, hope, and resilience, as two best friends living under Ugandan President Amin’s divisive rule must examine where—and who—they call home.


Love Sugar Magic: A Sprinkle of Spirits

Love Sugar Magic #2

by Anna Meriano & Mirelle Ortega Walden Pond Press (February 05, 2019)

The second book in this breakout series that's been called "charming and delectably sweet." (Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series)

Leonora Logroño has finally been introduced...

Lulu the Broadway Mouse

by Jenna Gavigan Running Press (October 09, 2018)

Ratatouille meets Broadway in this charming new middle grade novel about a little mouse with big dreams.

Lulu is a little girl with a very big dream: she wants to be on Broadway. She wants it more than anything...

Winnie's Great War

by Lindsay Mattick, Josh Greenhut & Sophie Blackall Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 18, 2018)

From the creative team behind the bestselling, Caldecott Medal--winning Finding Winnie comes an extraordinary wartime adventure seen through the eyes of the world's most beloved bear.

Here is a heartwarming imagining...

Days of the Dead

by Kersten Hamilton Sky Pony (September 04, 2018)

By the critically acclaimed author of Tyger Tyger, a warm, magical story of a girl’s struggle to keep a promise to her dead mother.

Glorieta Magdalena Davis Espinosa is happy that Papi married Alice. She’s...

Running on the Roof of the World

by Jess Butterworth Algonquin Young Readers (May 01, 2018)

A story of adventure, survival, courage, and hope, set in the vivid Himalayan landscape of Tibet and India.

Tash lives in Tibet, where as a practicing Buddhist she must follow many rules to avoid the wrath of...

The Misadventures of Seldovia Sam

by Susan Woodward Springer & Amy Meissner Alaska Northwest Books (April 24, 2018)

All four books of Seldovia Sam's exciting misadventures are now collected in one book!

Eight-year-old Sam Peterson from Seldovia, Alaska, doesn't go looking for trouble, but he always seems to find it! This book...

The Last Grand Adventure

by Rebecca Behrens Aladdin (March 20, 2018)

Twelve-year-old Bea finds herself on a unique road trip with her grandmother, as they search for her grandmother’s long-lost sister—the legendary Amelia Earhart—in this charming novel from the author of...

Flame of Truth

by Bontle Senne Cover2Cover Books (March 07, 2018)

Only the Shadow Chasers, with their magical knives, can save the world from the evil that lives in the dreamworld. The powerful Oyo has a Shadow Chasers knife ? and only the cleverest and bravest can withstand...

Oh My Words

by Dorothy Dyer & Rosamund Haden Cover2Cover Books (March 07, 2018)

FunDza has collected stories, poems, articles and interviews to entertain, inspire and surprise you. Read romance, science fiction set it 2044, human drama, and even a story about a serial killer. These pieces...

Can't Stop Reading

by Dorothy Dyer & Ros Haden Cover2Cover Books (March 07, 2018)

Another collection of exciting stories, articles and poems by young South Africans. We hope you will enjoy them so much that you #Can?tStopReading. All of these pieces have been read and enjoyed by thousands...

Escape from Aleppo

by N. H. Senzai Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (January 02, 2018)

“Filled with kindness and hope, but also with the harsh realities of the horrors of war, this heartbreaking book is a necessary reminder of what many people live through every day.” —Booklist (starred...

Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble

Love Sugar Magic #1

by Anna Meriano & Mirelle Ortega Walden Pond Press (January 02, 2018)

"A charming and delectably sweet debut. Mischief, friendship, and a whole lot of heartLove Sugar Magic has it all." Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series

Leonora Logroño’s...

Little Bear's Trial

by Roger Bone & Veronica Castle Crimson Cloak Publishing (December 31, 2017)

A Native American child must make a journey alone for his coming-of-age trial. Journey with him as he learns great values like wisdom, strength, and compassion in this wonderful tale.

Little Bear's father asks...

Diary of a Smart Black Kid

by Taylor Ii M David HOUSE OF DT BOOKS (December 26, 2017)

Baron Winters faces life as an 11 year old.

He knows that going into sixth grade being smart, black and a geek comes with a lot of challenges. Not the least of which is bullets, bullies and parents.

And girls....

Lua the Llama and the Mountain of Joy

by Alison A Birks & Linda Weston Self employed (December 20, 2017)

Lua the Llama has a dream and sets out on a spiritual journey of self-discovery to find out who she really is. Under the guidance of the old healer don Paqo, she finds the nature of her true self and her place...

Origami Peace Cranes

by Sue Dicicco Tuttle Publishing (November 20, 2017)

Origami Peace Cranes is a multicultural children's story about the capacity for friendship in all of us and the power that small things have to make a big difference.

When Emma moves to a new town, she's afraid...

Hey Black Child

by Useni Eugene Perkins & Bryan Collier Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (November 14, 2017)

Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspirational poem to life, written by poet Useni Eugene Perkins.

Hey black child,Do you know...

From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea

by Kai Cheng Thom, Kai Yun Ching & Wai-Yant Li Arsenal Pulp Press (October 16, 2017)

A children’s picture book that incorporates lush visual storytelling with poetic language to tell the tale of a magical gender variant child who brings transformation and change to the world around them with...

Rise of the Jumbies

by Tracey Baptiste Algonquin Young Readers (September 19, 2017)

Deep beneath the waves, a great enemy awakens . . .

Corinne LaMer defeated the wicked jumbie Severine months ago, but things haven’t exactly gone back to normal in her Caribbean island home. Everyone knows...

Forest World

by Margarita Engle Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 29, 2017)

From Young People’s Poet Laureate and award-winning author Margarita Engle comes a lively middle grade novel in verse that tells the story of a Cuban-American boy who visits his family’s village in Cuba...

The Smell of Old Lady Perfume

by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez Cinco Puntos Press (August 25, 2017)

Claudia Guadalupe Martínez's debut novel for tweens garnered lots of praise. Recommended by the Chicago Public Library as the Best of the Best in 2008, it's a bittersweet story about death, family, and the...

Growing Up with Aloha: A Nanea Classic 1

by Kirby Larson American Girl (August 21, 2017)

Nine-year-old Nanea may be the youngest in her family, but she still wants to "dip her paddle in" and be useful. She knows she's grown-up enough to help in her grandparents' market. But before she can prove...

Prints in the Sand: My Journey with Nanea

by Erin Falligant American Girl (August 21, 2017)

The puka shells jingle in my hand. I don't want to lose them, so I slide the necklace over my head. But as I pull my hair out from under the string of shells, the ground drops from beneath my feet. I feel the...

Hula for the Home Front: A Nanea Classic 2

by Kirby Larson American Girl (August 21, 2017)

Nanea had hoped that going back to school would make life seem normal again. But everything has changed since the war, including Miss Smith's wonderful classroom. Nanea's dear friend Donna is gone, and now there's...

The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball

by Dori Jones Yang SparkPress (August 15, 2017)

Despite his impulsive and curious nature, twelve-year-old Leon is determined to follow the Emperor’s rules—to live with an American family, study hard, and return home to modernize China. But he also must...

What Will I See In Brazil? Geography for Kids | Children's Explore the World Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (July 15, 2017)

Pack your imaginary bags and let’s go to Brazil! There are many things to see in Brazil, and this book will showcase some of the most popular. Just think of reading a low-cost, no-passport required means to...

Was Pocahontas Real? Biography Books for Kids 9-12 | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (July 15, 2017)

You’ve seen Pocahontas in movies but have you heard her true story? Yes, Pocahontas was real! She was a real, living, and breathing girl, and she did wonderful things. This biography book will detail her life...

Charming Charlie and the Spectacular Sophia

by Fiona Ware & Samantha Zaleski FW Publishing (July 08, 2017)

When Charlie gets teased one too many times, he and his new best friend Sophia come up with a master plan – but there is a major stumbling block!

Mr Dodds, the Principal of Warm Gully State School, is getting...

Friz the Bee's Royal Honeymoon

by John L.D. Barnett Crimson Cloak Publishing (July 04, 2017)

Newly married, Sir Friz Bee and his royal bride Princess Bee-Atrice are invited by King Bongo III and Queen Fatty B of Beeswanna in Southern Africa to spend their royal honeymoon in the king's safari lodge in...

The Heart-Shattering Facts about the Trail of Tears - US History Non Fiction 4th Grade | Children's American History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

By reading this book, you will gain the historical knowledge behind the Trail of Tears. You will be met with heart-shattering facts so be prepared. The purpose of this book is not dishearten you but to empower...

Maria Tallchief : The First Native American Ballerina - Biography of Famous People | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

How did a Native American woman become a famous ballerina? What struggles did she win in order to claim her title in the world of ballet? How did the world receive her? Read about the story of Maria Tallchief...

Did President Herbert Hoover Really Cause the Great Depression? Biography of Presidents | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

The Great Depression was truly depressing. Everyone was struggling to make ends meet. The stock market crashed and took the economy with it. Jobs were lost and families were greatly affected. But who is to blame...

What Happened Before, During and After the Battle of the Little Bighorn? - US History Lessons 4th Grade | Children's American History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Let’s examine what life was like before, during and after the Battle of Little Bighorn. What were the differences in terms of customs and traditions? Was life easier or more difficult during each of these...

Into An Indian Tent : Native American Indian Homes - US History Books | Children's American History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Have you ever been inside an Indian tent? It’s not your traditional home with defined divisions. It lacks architectural depth but it is rich with customs, traditions and history. By learning how the Native...

Getting to Know the Native American Indian Tribes - US History for Kids | Children's American History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

There are several Native American tribes introduced in this US history book for kids. By going over the facts of the most influential tribes, you will see subtle similarities and differences. You will also be...

Are Indian Reservations Part of the US? US History Lessons 4th Grade | Children's American History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Here lies the big question on territory that once plagued the Native American Indians. Are their reservations part of the US? Let’s explore the answer in this history book for fourth graders. An additional...

New Friends, New Places

by Susan Omar The Islamic Foundation (June 10, 2017)

New Friends, New Places is an exciting, adventurous account of a young British Muslim boy, Adam's stay on an Egyptian farm during his summer holidays. Apart from rejoicing in the simplicity and beauty of the...

When Dimple Met Rishi

by Sandhya Menon Simon Pulse (May 30, 2017)

A New York Times bestseller

An NPR Best Book of 2017

A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2017

A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2017

A School Library Journal Best Young Adult Book of 2017

A Bustle Best YA Novel of 2017...

Anne's House of Dreams

by L. M. Montgomery Dover Publications (May 15, 2017)

In this fifth book of the Anne of Green Gables series, our red-haired heroine finally marries her childhood sweetheart and true love, Gilbert Blythe. After a ceremony in the sunshine of the old orchard at Green...

Juan Pablo and the Butterflies

by Jj Flowers Simon Pulse (May 09, 2017)

After facing a vicious drug cartel in Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly sanctuary, Juan Pablo and his best friend Rocio risk everything and try to escape the cartel’s henchmen—determined to pursue them at all...


by Guy Lodge & Orlando M. Jones Learn 2 Read Read 2 Learn LLC (May 08, 2017)

Maya and Mahlia have front-row seats as they watch their eldest sister Maelyn achieve her goal of becoming valedictorian of her school. Follow Maya as she teaches her younger sister, Mahlia, everything she has...


by Guy Lodge & Orlando M. Jones Learn 2 Read Read 2 Learn LLC (May 08, 2017)

Maya and Mahlia have front-row seats as they watch their eldest sister Maelyn achieve her goal of becoming valedictorian of her school. Follow Maya as she teaches her younger sister, Mahlia, everything she has...

The Emperor's Riddle

by Kat Zhang Aladdin (May 02, 2017)

From acclaimed author Kat Zhang comes a “fast-paced mystery adventure” (BCCB) about a girl who embarks on a hunt for a long-lost treasure while on a summer trip to China.

Mia Chen is on what her mother calls...

The Travel Adventures of PJ Mouse: In Canada

by Gwyneth Jane Page & Megan Elizabeth Gwyneth Jane Page (April 28, 2017)

PJ Mouse, an adorable little stuffed animal, was lost and alone until young Emily heard his cries for help.  Now, along with his new family, PJ gets to travel the world.  Join PJ on his first adventure across...