Celebrate Día: Books for Teens in Grades 6-8
April 30th is Día! El día de los niños/El día de los libros, or Children’s Day/Book Day, is a celebration of children, books, and literacy. We’re so excited to celebrate and share diverse books, languages and cultures this month—and all year long! The following titles are recommended for teens in grades 6-8.
Graphic Novels by Black Creators
Graphic novels remain an incredibly popular format among young readers. Their rich, vivid imagery supports reading comprehension. The text often includes challenging vocabulary. Reluctant readers can find them more approachable … Continued
Hidden Historical Fiction Gems for Tweens
Check out these six eye-opening titles focused on historical events that have been less covered in youth literature.
Crack the Code
As the weather turns colder, it is the perfect time for puzzles and games. Puzzles help children build necessary skills, like problem solving, concentration, and reasoning. Filled with secret codes and puzzling mysteries, these titles will keep aspiring spies and coders busy for days.
Magical Schools for Extraordinary Teens
Get the school year off to a heroic start with these young adult and middle-grade fiction titles about magical schools and institutions for extraordinary teens- and no, they’re not the one you’re thinking of!
Check out this magical middle grade graphic novel to discover an amazing new world.
The Midnight Brigade
“The Midnight Brigade” is a whimsical middle-grade novel touching on themes like trust, friendship, and honesty.
The Perfect Summer Sidekick
As the school year ends, kids and their families are gearing up for summer fun. Whether you are cooling down at the splash park or in search of a frozen treat, a book is the perfect summer sidekick. For early elementary and middle school kids, graphic novels are in high demand, and here are some (mostly) brand-new titles to enjoy.
Amusing Middle Grade Books for Summer
Summer is upon us, and that means time for amusement parks! The rides. The food. The games. The calliope music (if that’s your thing). It’s magic. These middle grade titles perfectly capture the special hold such parks have on us.
African American History, Biography & Culture: Books for Middle & High School
Through stories that illustrate African American history, biography and culture, teens in grades 6-12 can learn about people and events in an exciting way.