Summer 2024 Picks for Kids

44 Books Found

  • Al otro lado de la bahía

    Carlitos está feliz viviendo en su pueblo, pero él desea ir en busca de su padre que vive en la capital. 

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  • Alexa Moreno: singular y extraordinaria

    Una reconocida y apasionada gimnasta nunca se rinde a pesar de las altas y bajas de la vida. 

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  • Amari y los hermanos de la noche

    Amari se reúne con la Agencia de Investigadores Sobrenaturales para buscar a su hermano Quinton que ha desaparecido. 

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  • The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

    Maurice the cat and his young human friend travel town to town swindling people out of their money through a Pied Piper scheme. But Maurice and Keith realize there's an underground conspiracy happening, and it might not be the rats to blame. –Olesia Kojemiako, Baychester 

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  • Barb the Last Berzerker

    When Barb gets the opportunity to finally be a hero, she sets off with the Shadow Blade to rescue her friends and also defeat some monsters. This book will appeal to readers who love fast-paced, funny, and sweet adventures. —Andrea Lipinski, Kingsbridge

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  • Batcat

    When Batcat leaves home to find magic ingredients, they meet other creatures who question their unusual appearance. This is a funny and thoughtful story of a nonbinary character discovering that you can be different and be awesome at the same time. –Andrea Lipinski, Kingsbridge

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  • Con Cuba en el bolsillo

    Cumba, un chico de doce años, descubre una nueva ciudad y cultura después de viajar solo a los Estados Unidos para escapar de la dictadura. 

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  • Con la cabeza en alto: Cómo una comunidad amazónica protegió la s

    Ilustrado por Vanessa Jaramillo | La autora es una joven activista que luchó para preservar y salvar las tierras y selvas amazónicas del Ecuador. 

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  • De aquí como el coquí

    Miguel se muda de Puerto Rico a los Estados Unidos y descubre que la ciudad de Nueva York tiene algunos lugares parecidos que le recuerdan a su casa.

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  • Efrén dividido

    Un joven enfrenta una nueva realidad cuando la policía de inmigración investiga a su familia.

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  • Estrella de mar

    Ellie, una chica de doce años, es acosada por ser gorda, pero su nueva amiga y su terapeuta le ayudan a ganar la confianza en sí misma.

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  • Finding Papa

    Illustrated by Thi Bui | A beautiful picture book based on the author's real-life immigration experience. Papa leaves Vietnam in search of a new home for their family in America, and Mama and Mai begin their long, perilous journey by foot and by boat to find Papa. –Cecelia Fiering, Riverdale

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  • Frances and the Monster

    All Frances Stenzel wants to do is leave her house after healing from a car accident seven years ago. One intelligence serum, a bunch of parts from her robot servant, and her great-great grandfather's secret lab give her a summer to remember! –Stephen Amato, Pelham Parkway–Van Nest

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  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

    Feeling overlooked at home, Claudia runs away with her brother to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and finds a mystery to solve. Wry narration presents an engaging portrait of sibling dynamics and Claudia's journey of deciding what she truly values. –Caroline Vitale, Kips Bay

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  • Into the Wild

    Rusty enjoys a housecat’s life—until a chance encounter leads him to a clan of fierce feline warriors. Guided by a mysterious prophecy, the young cat embarks on a journey to prove himself worthy of warriorhood, making friends—and foes—along the way. –Kristen Strmel, West New Brighton

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  • Just Lizzie

    Lizzie's eighth-grade year is filled with tough changes, but none is more important than figuring out her identity and finding a way to share it with a world that doesn't understand her. For fans of coming-out stories and Alex Gino's Melissa. –Elizabeth Graham, Epiphany

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  • The Keeping Quilt

    This sweeping family story spans hundreds of years, several generations, and the life of one very special homemade quilt. A Sydney Taylor Award winner, The Keeping Quilt reminds its readers of the strength of immigrant families and the quiet joy of remaking traditions. –Mallory Steffey, Eastchester

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  • Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom

    Kiki Kallira battles her fear and anxiety as she tries to save her two worlds—the real and imagined one she has created—from the wrath of an ancient Asian deity bent on total destruction. Perfect gateway fantasy fiction for young readers. –Tabrizia Jones, Pelham Parkway Van Nest

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  • The Last Mapmaker

    For fans of fantasy. A young woman sets out on a journey at dangerous seas as she tries to shed her past self and create her own destiny. –Elley Shin, St. George Library Center

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  • Leila and the Blue Fox

    Based on the real life story of one arctic fox's 2,000 mile journey, this beautifully illustrated children's novel confronts the inevitability of migration and the borders that complicate it, for humans and animals alike. –Olivia Ascione D'Elia, St. Agnes

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  • The Lost Year

    As Matthew is stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he realizes that journeys are more than the physical trips you take, but the steps through memory lane as he journeys through the truth of his great-grandmother during the time of Holodomor. –Elley Shin, St. George Library Center

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  • Mi papá es un agrícola / My father, the farmworker

    Ilustrado por Jose Ramirez | Un hijo orgulloso relata el sacrificio y las dificultades de su padre para darle una mejor vida a su familia. 

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  • Milo Imagines the World

    What’s the best way to spend your time on the subway? According to Milo, it’s drawing your fellow passengers on the train! Where are they going? What does life look like for them? Does imagination match up to reality? –Stephen Amato, Pelham Parkway–Van Nest

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  • My Father's Dragon

    In this witty and charming classic, a boy runs away to a mysterious island in search of an imprisoned baby dragon. Readers will love Elmer's ingenuity and the distinct personalities of the animals he encounters on his journey through the jungle. –Caroline Vitale, Kips Bay

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  • My Papi Has A Motorcycle

    Illustrated by Zeke Peña | This Pura Belpré Award-winning picture book invites the reader along for the ride as Daisy and her father zoom through the city on his motorcycle, taking in all that makes this special place home. –Mallory Steffey, Eastchester

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  • Next Stop

    This graphic novel follows young Pia on a magical realist road trip that's both an escape from grief and trauma, and a journey of discovery and redemption. –Olivia Ascione D'Elia, St. Agnes

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  • Nicola Traveling Around the Demons’ World

    A whimsical four-book graphic novel series about Nicola, a human who finds herself in the demon world, and her travel companion Simon, a demon peddler, as they explore the demons’ world and discover the strength of family and friends. –Linda Yau, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library

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  • No Matter the Distance

    Penny has cystic fibrosis—and a special connection with Rose the dolphin. Determined to guide Rose back to the sea, Penny learns that her illness doesn’t have to keep her at home. This novel-in-verse is a superb choice for kids with disabilities. –Emily Petit, Macomb's Bridge

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  • Number the Stars

    Set in WWII Denmark, Annemarie must help her best friend Ellen, who is Jewish, escape the Nazi occupation and journey to safety, in spite of dangerous consequences. A classic novel based on miraculous true events. –Rachel Kahn, Yorkville

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  • One, two, three... climb! / Uno, dos, tres... ¡trepa!

    Coloridas ilustraciones para divertirse contando y trepando a la vez. 

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  • Plátanos go with everything / Los plátanos van con todo

    Ilustrado por Sara Palacios | A Yesenia le encantan los plátanos y disfruta comiendo sus diferentes variedades junto a su familia.

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  • Redwall

    When enemies surround Redwall Abbey, young novice monk Matthias the mouse goes on the classic hero's journey of self-discovery while recovering famed Martin the Warrior's sword. For fans of mythological heroes, Star Wars, and Tamora Pierce. –Joshua Soule, Spuyten Duyvil

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  • Repairing the World

    Daisy and Ruby love exploring together, but when Ruby suddenly dies, Daisy is left to navigate the nature reserve—and middle school—without her oldest friend. Perfect for readers making the transition from middle grade to young adult literature. –Emily Petit, Macomb's Bridge

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  • Rizos

    Ilustrado por Rose Bousamra | Con el apoyo de su tía Ruby y su amiga Camilla, Marlene decide llevar con orgullo sus rizos naturales. 

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  • Rosa plays ball / A Rosa le encanta jugar a la pelota

    Rosa tiene una variedad de pelotas divertidas para jugar con sus amigos. 

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  • Rosalía y el diente que no se caía

    Ilustrado por Arancha Perpiñán | A Rosalía se le ocurren diferentes travesuras para perder su diente y hacerse mayor. 

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  • Skeletina y el hada malvada

    Skeletina disfruta de sus nuevas aventuras en el entremundo mientras ayuda a otra niña a vencer sus miedos

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  • Srta. Quinces

    Sue visita a su familia en Honduras y su mamá le tiene una sorpresa inesperada.

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  • Things in the Basement

    Milo’s family has just moved into a new house. On his way to retrieve a lost sock in the basement laundry room, Milo ventures into a whole new world and embarks on a journey that will help him face fears and make new friends. –Evelyn Williams, Columbus

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  • We play soccer / Jugamos al fútbol

    Ilustrado por Nomar Perez | A dos niños que hablan diferentes idiomas, uno inglés y el otro español, les gusta jugar al fútbol.

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  • Wherever You Go

    Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler | Adorable animals using multiple forms of transportation explore where roads can lead them, including back home. –Jenny Baum, Jefferson Market

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  • Yo Puedo

    Una hermanita menor se enorgullece de su hermano porque él puede hacer muchas cosas por sí solo.

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  • ¡El Cucuy también tiene miedo!

    Ilustrado por Juliana Perdomo | Ramón y el Cucuy, un monstruo que vive en la maceta de un cactus, tienen miedo y no pueden dormir. 

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  • ¡Solo pregunta!: sé diferente, sé valiente, sé tú

    Ilustrado por Rafael López | Sonia y sus amigos aprenden juntos mientras siembran en el jardín.

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