Red Scarf Girl

Searing memoir set during the height of the Cultural Revolution in China. More

Bridge to Terabithia

Newbery Medal–winning novel; a true modern classic and touchstone of children’s literature. More

Journey to Jo’burg

Groundbreaking book set in South Africa during the apartheid era and banned by its government. More

Freaky Friday

Classic comedic children’s novel that is so funny it has been adapted into film three times. More

Divergent

First book in the Divergent trilogy, which has sold more than 32 million copies worldwide. More

Beezus and Ramona

Newbery Medal winner; humorous and beloved tale of the ups and downs of sisterhood. More

Sounder

Newbery Award–winning book that became an influential children’s work on race and class. More

Jacqueline Winspear

I read because I love language, the way the joining of words and the rhythm of a story can make me laugh, cry, or take me out of my world or immerse me in the lives of others. More

Stuart Little

White’s beloved classic about a small mouse on a big adventure is a perennial bestseller. More

Howl’s Moving Castle

This popular novel stars one of the most beloved and charismatic characters in children’s literature. More

Cammie McGovern

As the younger sister of an adored (sometimes overly perfect) sister, discovering Ramona and Beezus and the gang on Klikitat Street was a life-changer for me. More

Monster

Winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award and the Coretta Scott King Award. More

Tessa Duder

This week, I’ve been with Elena Ferrante in Naples, travelling The Silk Roads with Peter Frankopan... More

A Light in the Attic

Classic collection of poems and illustrations by Shel Silverstein; ALA Notable Children’s Book. More