highly recommended


Invisible circus unveiled

Jennifer Minicus | 13 Sep 2017

written for ages 9-12 | highly recommended

Micah is determined to find a magician to save his grandfather.

Father really does know best

Jennifer Minicus | 30 Jun 2017

written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended

A touching story about a boy's relationship with his father for children ages 5-8.

What would you do if you were invisible?

Jennifer Minicus | 27 Jun 2017

written for ages 11-14 | highly recommended

Another page-turner from the author of the Mysterious Benedict Society

To Create a World

Carolyn Moynihan | 14 Jun 2017

written for ages 11-14 | highly recommended

A debut fantasy novel with a classical theme and spiritual insight, by our Associate Editor

Children's books nobody can afford to miss

Susan Reibel Moore | 13 Jun 2017

written for ages 11-14 | highly recommended

After their mother abandons them, four children journey on foot to their grandmother's home.

The power of patience

Jon Dykstra | 18 May 2017

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

Good things are worth the wait.

Renowned author's autobiography wins Newbery Honor

Jennifer Minicus | 7 Apr 2017

written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended

A beginner chapter book series for fans of Tomie DePaola

Wordless book enables preschoolers to tell their own story

Jon Dykstra | 16 Mar 2017

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

A Caldecott winner from 2011

Star of Deltora: Book 2

Jane Fagan | 6 Feb 2017

written for ages 9-12 | highly recommended

Britta struggles to complete her quest.

There's a new cat in town

Jennifer Minicus | 23 Jan 2017

written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended

Jenny may be shy, but that won't keep her down.

Fans clamor for new series

Jane Fagan | 16 Jan 2017

written for ages 9-12 | highly recommended

This book is amazing on a number of levels.

Fairies take up residence in local garden

Jane Fagan | 1 Jan 2017

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

A beautiful fantasy picture book.

Reading Matters 2016 Gift List

Jennifer Minicus | 13 Dec 2016

written for all ages | highly recommended

This year's list has a new twist.

Explorers lost in Antartica

Jennifer Minicus | 1 Dec 2016

written for ages 9-12 | highly recommended

Archer is determined to find his famous grandparents.

This book is sure to become a bedtime favorite

Jennifer Minicus | 22 Nov 2016

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

An adorable story about a child's evening routine

A tribute to A.A. Milne

Susan Reibel Moore | 26 Oct 2016

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

Pooh at 90 still enthralls!

Authors escape war with important manuscripts

Jennifer Minicus | 10 Oct 2016

written for ages 9-12 | highly recommended

A biography about the creators of a beloved monkey

Helping children understand dementia

Jane Fagan | 7 Oct 2016

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

A picture book about memory loss and ageing

After 140 years, Tom Sawyer is still a beloved character

Jane Fagan | 26 Aug 2016

written for ages 11-14 | highly recommended

No one captures the heart of a young boy like Mark Twain.

Woman saves 1,000 during WWII

Jane Fagan | 4 Aug 2016

written for ages 9-12 | highly recommended

The story of Nancy Wake, war heroine

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