Hot Off the Presses! New Children’s and YA Books/Ebooks Out This Week

Looking for your next great read? Here’s a list of brand-new titles for young readers publishing this week—and all are available as ebooks.

Looking for your next great read? Here’s a list of brand-new titles for young readers publishing this week—and all are available as ebooks.

Read Aloud Togetherbook covers

How To Solve a Problem: The Rise (and Falls) of a Rock-Climbing Champion by Ashima Shiraishi and Yao Xiao

Olympic hopeful Shiraishi describes how she approaches a climb: step-by-step. An inspiring, empowering story about problem-solving and perseverance.

A Book for Escargot by Dashka Slater

A charming snail goes in search of a cookbook.

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The Wolf of Cape Fen by Juliana Brandt

Twelve-year-old Eliza must protect her younger sister from the magical Wolf and his enigmatic master.

The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead

When Bea’s dad and his partner Jesse announce they’re getting married and that Jesse’s daughter Sonia will be moving in, Bea worries that Sonia won’t be as thrilled at the prospect of being sisters.

Teen Reads

The Burning by Laura Batesbook covers

A debut about bullying and peer pressure, ideal for fans of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak.

Rules for Being a Girl by Candice Bushnell and Katie Cotugno

A fiercely feminist novel for teens not quite ready for Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

The Empire of Dreams by Rae Carson

This rich fantasy features plenty of royal intrigues, revenge, and action.

Little Universes by Heather Demetriosbook covers

High school senior Mae Winters loses everything in a tsunami, including her mom and dad. She and her sister Hannah find their way through grief to hope.

Girl Crushed by Katie Heaney

When BFFs Quinn and Jamie, the only openly gay girls at school, begin dating, things get complicated. For fans of Rainbow Rowell.

They Went Left by Monica Hesse

It’s 1945 and Zofia is recovering her memories after being liberated from a concentration camp.

What I Like About You by Marisa Kanterbook covers

Internet famous Halle meets her online crush IRL.

It Sounded Better in My Head by Nina Kenwood

Love is hard. Natalie’s parents are separating, her two best friends are dating each other, and she’s tentatively embarking on her own first romance.

The Lucky Ones by Liz Lawson

May survived a school shooting, but her twin brother did not. A searing and powerful story about loss and forgiveness.

On the Horizon by Lois Lowry book covers

The best-selling and award-winning author chronicles her childhood experiences in Hawaii and Tokyo.

Goodbye from Nowhere by Sara Zarr

A teen’s life gets turned upside down when he discovers his mother is having an affair.

Kiera Parrott is the reviews & production director for School Library Journal and Library Journal

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