KIDS - Recommended New Books

cover image from Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm

Every month, librarians from Denver Public Library branches get together to talk about new books for school-aged kids. Here are some titles we are excited about this summer.

 Books for younger readers:

I Barfed on Mrs. Kenly by Jessica Harper is the third book in the "Uh-oh Cleo" series.  On her way to a birthday party, too many pancakes catch up with Cleo and she barfs on her friend's mom's fancy coat!  Recommended by Val from Virginia Village.

Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 1 by Kanata Konami is the first volume in a new graphic novel series for younger kids.  Chi is a mischievous newborn kitten who gets separated from her family and has many adventures.  Recommended by Kellie from Bear Valley/Children's.

Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Furious Fry by Josh Lewis begins a new series for fans of Captain Underpants.  After falling into a pool of radioactive goo, Fern turns into Super Chicken Nugget Boy every time he gets near some ketchup and mustard.  Recommended by Val from Virginia Village.

Books for older readers:

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger is about an origami finger puppet that gives mysteriously good advice to all the sixth graders.  Recommended by Kellie from Bear Valley/Children's.

Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School: We the Kids by Andrew Clements is a brand new series about three friends who have to find some historic artifacts in order to protect their school.  Recommended by Sarah from Children's.

Crunch by Leslie Connor is about a family of kids who have to live on their own and run their family's bike repair shop when a gas shortage strands their parents away from home.  Recommended by Kristi from Children's.

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper is about a girl with cerebral palsy who is super smart and has a lot to say, except she can't talk.  When she is finally given a way to communicate, will people want to listen to her?  Recommended by Dawn from Schlessman.

Boom! by Mark Haddon is about some kids who hear their teachers speaking an alien language and go on a road trip to uncover an alien invasion.  Recommended by Becker from Schlessman.

Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm is about a girl who goes to live with her cousins in Key West, Florida during the Great Depression.  Recommended by Sarah from Children's.

Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot by Sy Montgomery & Nic Bishop is a true story of scientists on an excursion in New Zealand who are trying to save the almost-extinct Kakapo. Recommended by Ann from Children's.

The Boy Who Could Fly by James Norcliffe is about an orphan boy who meets a mysterious boy who can fly and they change places and lives.  Recommended by Erin from Blair-Caldwell.

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