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Recommended Books

Find these great books and many more at the Carnegie-Vincent Library! Use the LMU Library Catalog to search for a specific title or browse the library's children's area or the Young Adult (YA) Collection outside the children's area.

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Recommend children's books to buy

Picture Books

Midnight Club
Sloth at the Zoom
I hear you forest
My Words Flew away like Birds
See the Cat: Three Stories about a Dog
The Nut That Fell from the Tree
It's MY Tree
The Old Man and the Penguin
The Undefeated
It Started with a Big Bang
Teddy : the remarkable tale of a president, a cartoonist, a toymaker and a bear
Details opened. Press escape to close. Follow that bee! : a first book of bees in the city

Middle Grade Books

Gone to the Woods
Muddle School
Dress Coded
In a Flash
Class Act
Free Lunch
New Kid
Small Spaces
Tom Gates: Genius Ideas (Mostly)
Moon Landing, 1969
Begone the Raggedy Witches (the Wild Magic Trilogy, Book One)

Young Adult Books


Long ago cursed by the god of lies, a poor miller's daughter has developed a talent for spinning stories that are fantastical and spellbinding and entirely untrue.

Race to the bottom of the earth: Surviving Antarctica

A thrilling nonfiction book for young readers chronicling two treacherous, groundbreaking expeditions to the South Pole―and includes eye-catching photos of the Antarctic landscape.

A Measure of Serenity

Eighteen-year-old Serenity Ashdown has a brilliant mind. Her memory is also far beyond photographic, surpassing her physicist father's abilities. But her world was otherwise normal right up until dimension-hopping enemies forced her into a parallel reality.

Awakening of Malcolm X

a powerful narrative account of the activist's adolescent years in jail, written by his daughter Ilyasah Shabazz along with 2019 Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe award-winning author, Tiffany D. Jackson.

Dear Justyce

Incarcerated teen Quan writes letters to Justyce about his experiences in the American juvenile justice system. 

Everything Sad Is Untrue

At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls "Daniel") stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But no one believes a word he says. 

Early Departures

What if you could bring your best friend back to life--but only for a short time? Jamal's best friend, Q, doesn't know that he died, and that he's about to die . . . again. 


The most astonishing survival tale of all might be that of 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther north than any Europeans before and, on their third polar exploration, lost their ship off the frozen coast of Nova Zembla to unforgiving ice. 

Fever Year

New Year's Day, 1918. America has declared war on Germany and is gathering troops to fight. But there's something coming that is deadlier than any war--The Spanish Flu.

Michigan vs. the Boys

Michigan Manning lives for hockey, and this is her year to shine. That is, until she gets some crushing news: budget cuts will keep the girls' hockey team off the ice this year. 

Always Smile

Carley Allison was an up-and-coming young figure skater and singer who died tragically at the age of 18 of a cancer so rare there were only seven cases in the world.

Call It What You Want

New York Times bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer pens a new emotionally compelling story about two teens struggling in the space between right and wrong. 

Growing Up and Growing Older

Growing Up and Growing Older: Books for Young Readers©

The Growing Up and Growing Older: Books for Young Readers© booklist is a compilation of carefully selected children’s literature that contains positive, meaningful portrayals of older adults and promotes positive aging. The list was created by Dr. Sandra McGuire, Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and formerly Assistant Dean and Professor (Caylor School of Nursing) at Lincoln Memorial University. She is a Fellow of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), serves on the AGHE K-12 Committee and the AGHE Book Awards Task Force. Dr. McGuire is director of the Kids Are Tomorrow’s Seniors (KATS) program and served as a member of AARP’s National Policy Council.