Reading is important for kids and teens. It is a fact that reading to your little one as early as when they are in the womb that it creates a bond. Reading is an essential skill children must learn in order to become successful at school and life. Books are great gifts and stocking stuffers for children and teens. Below are a few of our favorite titles.
SANTA MOUSE By Michael Brown, Illustrated by Elfrieda De Witt ISBN 9781534437944 | Ages 4-8
In this charming holiday story, meet a tiny mouse with no name who is blessed with a large imagination and a generous spirit. He lives a very lonely life in a very big house. Yet he dearly loves Christmas and one Christmas Eve he surprises Santa Claus with a most unusual present. How does this small mouse with a big heart become Santa’s special helper?
MERRY CHRISTMAS, PJ MASKS By May Nakamura ISBN 9781534451438 | Ages 2-5
The PJ Masks are excited about exchanging Christmas gifts. That is, of course, until the Wolfy kids find and destroy all the presents. It’s up to the PJ Masks to save the day—and Christmas!
MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY By Abigail Tabby Illustrated by Alice Wong ISBN 9781534445543 | Up to 3
This perfect holiday-themed lullaby is filled with good wishes and as much happiness, cheer, and joy as there is on Christmas Day.
SNOOPY’S SNOW DAY By Charles M. Schulz, Illustrated by Robert Pope ISBN 9781534450820 | Ages 3-7
Join Snoopy and the Peanuts gang for a day of playing in the snow in this adorable shaped board book with foil on the cover!
CHRISTMAS IS HERE By Charles M. Schulz, Illustrated by Robert Pope ISBN 9781534450554 | Ages 5-7
Celebrate the Christmas season with Snoopy and the Peanuts gang in this special Level 2 Ready-to-Read!
REACHING FOR THE MOON By Katherine Johnson ISBN 9781534440838 | Ages 10 and up
“From a long-lived American legend, this rich volume is a national treasure.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred
Katherine Johnson’s story was made famous in the bestselling book and Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures. Now in Reaching for the Moon she tells her own story for the first time, in a lively autobiography that will inspire young readers everywhere.
FRANKIE SPARKS AND THE BIG SLED CHALLENGE By Megan Frazer, Illustrated by Nadja Sarell ISBN 9781534430501 | Ages 7-10
Frankie Sparks uses her inventing skills to build the best sled ever in this third chapter book in the STEM inspired Frankie Sparks, Third-Grade Inventor series.
DORK DIARIES 14: TALES OF A NOT-SO-BEST FRIEND FOREVER By Rachel Renée Russell ISBN 9781534427204 | Ages 9-13
Nikki and her bandmates are looking forward to an AWESOME summer on tour as the opening act for the world famous Bad Boyz! But Nikki has a total MELTDOWN when she learns that her frenemy MacKenzie Hollister is her new roommate! Will Nikki survive her dream tour as it quickly goes from AWESOME to AWFUL?! The drama continues in Dork Diaries 14: Tales from a Not-So-Best Friend Forever!
SLAY By Brittney Morris ISBN 9781534445420 | Ages 12 and Up
“The YA debut we’re most excited for this year.” —Entertainment Weekly
Ready Player One meets The Hate U Give in this dynamite debut novel that follows a fierce teen game developer as she battles a real-life troll intent on ruining the Black Panther–inspired video game she created and the safe community it represents for Black gamers.
OKAY WITCH By Emma Steinkellner ISBN 9781534431454 | Ages 8 and up
Sabrina the Teenage Witch meets Roller Girl in this hilarious, one-of-a-kind graphic novel about a half-witch who has just discovered the truth about herself, her family, and her town and is doing her best to survive middle school!
“This endearingly illustrated and energetically paced graphic novel has an abundance of sweetness and warm humor…but also addresses serious topics of racism and misogyny.”—Horn Book Magazine
CURSED By Thomas Wheeler, Illustrated by Frank Miller ISBN 9781534425330 | Ages 14 and up
The Lady of the Lake is the true hero in this cinematic twist on the tale of King Arthur created by Thomas Wheeler and legendary artist, producer, and director Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City). Featuring 8 full-color and 30 black-and-white pieces of original artwork by Frank Miller. Look out for the original Netflix series starring Katherine Langford streaming everywhere Spring 2020!
WINTERWOOD By Shea Ernshaw ISBN 9781534439412 | Ages 14 and up
B&N Teen Blog “Most Anticipated Fantasy YA of 2019”
From New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep comes a haunting romance perfect for fans of Practical Magic, where dark fairy tales and enchanted folklore collide after a boy, believed to be missing, emerges from the magical woods—and falls in love with the witch determined to unravel his secrets.