10 Top YA Books Coming in January

Here are 10 YA titles released in January that have received starred reviews!

Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala

A Complicated Love Story Set in Space by Shaun David Hutchinson

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

Girl on the Line by Faith Gardner

Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

The Life I’m In by Sharon G. Flake

One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe

When You Look Like Us by Pamela N. Harris

16 New Children’s Books Coming in January

Here are 16 new children’s books arriving this month that have received starred reviews!

Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston

The Ambassador of Nowhere, Texas by Kimberly Willis Holt

Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood by Gary Paulsen

Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast and Other Tasty Poems by Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by Ruth Chan

The In-Between by Rebecca K.S. Ansari

Just Like That by Gary D. Schmidt

Katie the Catsitter by Colleen AF Venable, illustrated by Stephanie Yue

Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance Cover

Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes

Lion of Mars by Jennifer L. Holm

Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued by Peter Sis

Race to the Bottom of the Earth: Surviving Antarctica by Rebecca E.F. Barone

Root Magic by Eden Royce

The Sea in Winter by Christine Day

Take Back the Block by Chrystal D. Giles

The World Between Blinks by Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin

Unplugged by Gordon Korman

16 New Picture Books Coming in January

Here are 16 picture books released this month that are getting starred reviews!

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho, illustrated by Dung Ho

The Highest Tribute: Thurgood Marshall’s Life, Leadership and Legacy by Kekla Magoon, illustrated by Laura Freeman

I Dream of Popo by Livia Blackburne, illustrated by Julia Kuo

Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston by Alicia D. Williams, illustrated by Jacqueline Alcantara

Moose, Goose, and Mouse by Mordicai Gerstein, illustrated by Jeff Mack

Oona by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Raissa Figueroa

Outside Inside by LeUyen Pham

Over the Shop by Jonarno Lawson, illustrated by Qin Leng

The Passover Guest by Susan Kusel, illustrated by Sean Rubin

Runaway: the Daring Escape of Ona Judge by Ray Anthony Shepard, illustrated by Keith Mallett

Seeking an Aurora by Elizabeth Pulford, illustrated by Anne Bannock

Ten Beautiful Things by Molly Beth Griffin, illustrated by Maribel Lechuga

Time for Kenny by Brian Pinkney

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Floyd Cooper

We Wait for the Sun by Katie McCabe, illustrated by Raissa Figueroa

What’s the Matter Marlo? by Andrew Arnold

7 Great YA Books Coming in December

Admission by Julie Buxbaum

Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person by Frederick Joseph

The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett

It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne

The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley

This Is How We Fly by Anna Meriano

6 Great Children’s Books Coming in December

The Dog Who Saved the World by Ross Welford

Girl Giant and the Monkey King by Van Hoang

History of the World in Comics by Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu, illustrated by Adrienne Barman

Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy by Melissa de la Cruz

Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell

The Smartest Kid in the Universe by Chris Grabenstein

9 Great Picture Books Coming in December

The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez, illustrated by Lauren Semmer

After the Snowfall by Richard Lo

Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang, illustrated by Charlene Chua

Dear Earth…from Your Friends in Room 5 by Erin Dealey, illustrated by Luisa Uribe

Ice! Poems about Polar Life by Douglas Florian

Little Blue Truck’s Valentine by Alice Schertle, illustrated by Jill McElmurry

Quiet Down, Loud Town! by Alastair Heim, illustrated by Matt Hunt

Snoozie, Sunny and So-So by Dafna Ben-Zvi, illustrated by Ofra Amit, translated by Annette Appel

A Year of Everyday Wonders by Cheryl B. Klein, illustrated by Qin Leng

Winter 2020-2021 Kids’ Indie Next List

The American Booksellers Association has their preview of the titles included on the Winter 2020-2021 Kids’ Indie Next List. The list features a top ten as well as additional picks for ages four through teen. The books are nominated by booksellers at independent bookstores across the country. Here are the books that made the list:

THE TOP TEN

The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez, illustrated by Lauren Semmer

Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston

The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho, illustrated by Dung Ho

Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer

The Sea in Winter by Christine Day

Soulswift by Megan Bannen

The Valley and the Flood by Rebecca Mahoney

A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer

AGES 4 TO 8

Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang, Charlene Chua (Illus.)

Beak & Ally: Unlikely Friends by Norm Feuti

Benny’s True Colors by Norene Paulson, Anne Passchier (Illus.)

The Couch Potato by Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illus.)

Counting Creatures by Julia Donaldson, Sharon King-Chai (Illus.)

Dear Earth…From Your Friends in Room 5 by Erin Dealey, Luisa Uribe (Illus.)

Find Fergus by Mike Boldt

I Love My Teacher by Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd (Illus.)

The Little Mermaid by Jerry Pinkney

No Reading Allowed: The Worst Read-Aloud Book Ever by Raj Haldar, Chris Carpenter, Bryce Gladfelter (Illus.)

Oona by Kelly DiPucchio, Raissa Figueroa (Illus.)

Over the Shop by Jonaro Lawson, Qin Leng (Illus.)

Sylvia and Marsha Start a Revolution!: The Story of the Trans Women of Color Who Made LGBTQ+ History by Joy Ellison, Teshika Silver (Illus.)

The Trouble With Penguins by Rebecca Jordan-Glum

Wreck This Picture Book by Keri Smith

AGES 9 TO 12

The Ballad of Tubs Marshfield by Cara Hoffman

Exploring the White House: Inside America’s Most Famous Home by Kate Andersen Brower

Fantastic Tales of Nothing by Alejandra Green, Fanny Rodriguez

Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast: And Other Tasty Poems by Jack Prelutsky, Ruth Chan (Illus.)

Katie the Catsitter by Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue (Illus.)

Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes

Max and the Midknights: Battle of the Bodkins by Lincoln Peirce

The Mouse Watch by J.J. Gilbert

The Retake by Jen Calonita

Root Magic by Eden Royce

Serena Says by Tanita S. Davis

Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone

Take Back the Block by Chrystal D. Giles

This Is Your Time by Ruby Bridges

Unplugged by Gordon Korman

FOR TEENS

Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala

The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person by Frederick Joseph

The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White

Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett

The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett

Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley

One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite

Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

You Have a Match by Emma Lord

12 Great New YA Books Arriving in November

Here are some of the great YA books getting released in November. Enjoy!

Beautiful Wild by Anna Godbersen

A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey

The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein

Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer

Lies Like Poison by Chelsea Pitcher

Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch

Odessa by Jonathan Hill

Soulswift by Megan Bannen

Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon

Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim

Teen Killers Club by Lily Sparks

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

4 Great New Children’s Books Arriving in November

Here are four great children’s books getting released in November and with lots of buzz.

A Long Road on a Short Day by Gary D. Schmidt, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

Infinity by Pablo Bernasconi

Serena Says by Tanita S. Davis

Stick with Me by Jennifer Blecher