8 New July Teen Books to Wake Your Brain Cells

Here are eight great new teen novels being released in July that are getting lots of great buzz.

Being Toffee by Sarah Crossan

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

Faith: Taking Flight by Julie Murphy

The Glare by Margot Harrison

A Peculiar Peril by Jeff VanderMeer

This Is My America by Kim Johnson

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

7 New July Children’s Books to Wake Your Brain Cells

Here are seven new children’s books being released in July that have gotten plenty of buzz from review journals.

Brother’s Keeper by Julie Lee

Dress Coded by Carrie Firestone

Monster and Boy by Hannah Barnaby, illustrated by Anoosha Syed

Shirley and Jamila Save Their Summer by Gillian Goerz

Something to Say by Lisa Moore Ramee

The Time of Green Magic by Hilary McKay

War Stories by Gordon Korman

 

8 July Picture Books to Wake Your Brain Cells

Here are a nice summery bunch of picture books all published in the month of July. They have all gotten some buzz in review journals.

Catch that Chicken! by Atinuke, illustrated by Angela Brooksbank

Danbi Leads the School Parade by Anna Kim

Finding Francois by Gus Gordon

Gustavo, the Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago

I Got the School Spirit by Connie Schofield-Morrison, illustrated by Frank Morrison

If You Want a Friend in Washington: Wacky, Wild and Wonderful Presidential Pets by Erin McGill

We Will Rock Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

Your Name Is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

 

 

June 2020 Own Voices Books for Children and Teens

Here are a list of some great #ownvoices picks coming out in June for children and teens.

All the Things We Never Knew

All the Things We Never Knew by Liara Tamani

Asha and the Spirit Bird

Asha and the Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan

Forest of Souls (Shamanborn, #1)

Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee

Hunted by the Sky (Hunted by the Sky, #1)

Hunted by the Sky by Tanaz Bhathena

I'll Be the One

I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee

Lulu the One and Only

Lulu the One and Only by Lynnette Mawhinney, illustrated by Jennie Poh

Nana Akua Goes to School

Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam Walker, illustrated by April Harrison

The Shared Room

The Shared Room by Kao Kalia Yang, illustrated by Xee Reiter

A Song Below Water

A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, #1)

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

The Way to Rio Luna

The Way to Rio Luna by Zoraida Cordova

You Should See Me in a Crown

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

Indies Introduce Summer/Fall 2020

The American Booksellers Association has announced the Independent Booksellers’ Debut Picks of the Season, also called Indies Introduce. These picks cover both summer and fall for this year and are selected as the best of the season. The lists include adult fiction and nonfiction, middle grade and young adult. Below are the middle grade and young adult picks:

MIDDLE GRADE

Cattywampus by Ash Van Otterloo

Dan Unmasked by Chris Negron

The Places We Sleep by Caroline Brooks DuBois

Witches of Brooklyn by Sophie Escabasse

A Wolf for a Spell by Karah Sutton

YOUNG ADULT

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

The Truth Project by Dante Medema

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

16 New June Teen Books to Wake Your Brain Cells

Here are 16 of the new books for teens that are being released in June and are getting lots of buzz:

Agnes at the End of the World by Kelly McWilliams

All the Things We Never Knew by Liara Tamani

Burn by Patrick Ness

The Circus Rose by Betsy Cornwell

Girl, Unframed by Deb Caletti

Hood by Jenny Elder Moke

I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee

The Kinder Poison by Natalie Mae

My Eyes Are Up Here by Laura Zimmermann

Sarah Bernhardt: The Divine and Dazzling Life of the World’s First Superstar by Catherine Reef

Sisters of Sword and Song by Rebecca Ross

Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

The State of Us by Shaun David Hutchinson

You Say It First by Katie Cotugno

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

 

 

10 New June Middle Grade Books to Wake Your Brain Cells

Here are 10 of the buzziest books coming out in June. Note: a bunch of books that had been slated to be released in June have been moved back to fall or 2021.

Asha and the Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan

Beyond Me by Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu

Braver: A Wombat’s Tale by Suzanne Selfors and Walker Ranson

Catalyst by Sarah Beth Durst

Con Quest! by Sam Maggs

Curse of the Night Witch by Alex Aster

Otto Tattercoat and the Forest of Lost Things by Matilda Woods

Raising Lumie by Joan Bauer

Sara and the Search for Normal by Wesley King

The Way to Rio Luna by Zoraida Cordova

 

 

13 New June Picture Books to Wake Your Brain Cells

Here are 13 picture books coming out in June that are getting lots of positive buzz:

Dusk Explorers by Lindsay Leslie, illustrated by Ellen Rooney

From Ed’s to Ned’s by Gideon Sterer, illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins

The Hidden Rainbow by Christie Matheson

Joy by Yasmeen Ismail, illustrated by Jenni Desmond

Little Bear’s Treasures by Stella Dreis

Love by Sophia by Jim Averbeck, illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail

Ocean Speaks: How Marie Tharp Revealed the Ocean’s Biggest Secret by Jess Keating, illustrated by Katie Hickey

Our Favorite Day of the Year by A. E. Ali, illustrated by Rahele Jomepour Bell

Rescuing Mrs. Birdley by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Emma Reynolds

Sloth Went by Adam Lehrhaupt, illustrated by Benson Shum

Tad by Benji Davies

The Word for Friend by Aidan Cassie

When Emily Was Small by Lauren Soloy

 

7 May Teen Titles to Wake Your Brain Cells

Here are 8 of the teen books coming out in May that are getting plenty of buzz!

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

Loop by Benjamin Oliver

Parachutes by Kelly Yang

Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith

Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru

We Are Not from Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez