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These new books are super fun and help kids get in the mood for the year's spookiest holiday.
"Scary Tales: One-Eyed Doll" by James Preller; Feiwel and Friends; 98 pages; $5.99.
Dedicated to ...Read more
Classic fairy tales have always been popular among children, but sometimes the antiquated language and settings can seem foreign. These new novels are just as magical and otherworldly while also being fresh and fast-paced, highly appealing to 2018's kids.
"Into the Nightfell Wood" by Kristin Bailey; Katherine Tegan Books/HarperCollins; 359 ...Read more
Board books are a fantastic, sturdy and hand-fitting way for babies and toddlers to learn about the world. These brand-new books are innovative, modern and incredibly fun.
"House" by Michael Slack; Chronicle Books; $18.99.
Shaped like a house, this boxed set of five board books introduces first words using different parts of a house -- ...Read more
These new picture books are creative and make fantastic story times, even on vacation.
"Max and Bird" by Ed Vere; Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky Kids; 32 pages; $17.99.
From The New York Times bestselling creator of "Max the Brave" comes kitten Max's latest adventure. With huge, expressive eyes, black ball of energy Max longs for a friend, but also...Read more
Some young readers prefer reading real facts in their books; others learn a lot from exciting nonfiction tales. These books introduce youngsters to horses, elephants, extreme weather and 14 extraordinary young women.
"How to Be an Elephant" by Katherine Roy; David Macaulay Studio/Roaring Brook Press; 44 pages; $18.99.
Elephants need all the ...Read more
With all the political craziness of late, kids can become as confused and as stressed as their parents. These books can help them find comfort and realize that even as children, they have power.
"What Can a Citizen Do?" by Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris; Chronicle Books; 48 pages; $17.99.
Shawn Harris' quirky but warm illustrations show off a ...Read more
Though simply reading helps prepare children for the return to learning, books that specifically address going back to school can markedly reduce youngsters' fears and concerns. These new picture books aim to do just that.
"Ready or Not, Woolbur Goes to School!" by Leslie Helakoski; illustrated by Lee Harper; HarperCollins; 28 pages; $17.99. ...Read more
Books about bravery and standing up for what you believe in are more important now than ever before. These thoughtful books celebrate girls, one in space and another fighting for educational justice; a bevy of kids of all kinds being brave; and a war horse with two Purple Hearts.
"Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala" by Lina Maslo; Balzer + ...Read more
Before school starts, gifting a special book that screams "WOW!" is a smart way to get children excited to read again. These new coffee table-worthy tomes are too cool.
"Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" by Rick Riordan; illustrated by John Rocco; Disney Hyperion; 226 pages; $39.99.
"The Lightning Thief," the first book ...Read more
Here are some of the best new summer reads for middle-grade and teen readers:
"The Turning" by Emily Whitman; HarperCollins; 380 pages; $16.99.
Aran is a selkie who lives on the open sea with his clan. He has never quite fully belonged, though, as he was born without a selkie skin and is stuck in human form. So he can't move powerfully ...Read more