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Absorbing Reads for Middle Graders

These new novels for 4th- through 7th-graders feature lions, aliens, a Bronze Age adventure, a boy who sets out to save his sister's life and the environment, and a heartwarming tale of a homeless girl.

"Feral Pride" by Cynthia Leitich Smith; ...

Pet Tales To Please

These funny new books star a rambunctious bunch of pets sure to make children laugh and then want to read more.

"Dogs Are People, Too" by Dave Coverly; Henry Holt; 214 pages; $12.99.

"A Collection of Cartoons To Make Your Tail Wag," as it's ...

Rock and Relax with These New CDs

Music made for children has evolved dramatically in the past 10 years. With high-quality music just as lush and well-produced as adult tunes, this gamut of new CDs is well worth a listen.

All are, or soon will be, available at such outlets as ...

Books for Clever Teen Girls

Young adult fiction has come a long way in the past 10 years, mostly due to the sheer volume of intriguing, fun and smart novels and the popularity of teen reading. These are a few of the most promising reads aimed at girls.

"The Perfectionists...

Vintage-Style Books Harken Back to a Simpler Era

These new children's books have vintage-look illustrations and simple, old-fashioned but fresh stories. The retro (or mid-century) look is extremely popular in design in 2015.

"Shh! We Have a Plan" by Chris Haughton; Candlewick Press; 40 pages;...

Books that Celebrate Freedom and Peace

Current events in our culture today focus on our need for peace and understanding. These new children's books introduce readers to the important principles of freedom, kindness and positivity.

"Seeds of Freedom" by Hester Bass; illustrated by E...