Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Best Books 2021 Grades 4-6

Smith, Cynthia Leitich

Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecti...

Alston, B. B.

Thirteen-year-old Amari, a poor Black girl from the projects, gets an invitation from her missing b...

Haydu, Corey Ann

Joining her family in her community's annual New Year's Day magic-capturing ceremony, a 1...

Fipps, Lisa

Bullied and shamed her whole life for being fat, twelve-year-old Ellie finally gains the confidence...

Lane, Kathleen

"A grab bag of deliciously dark short fiction set in middle school that explores anxieties and...

Lukoff, Kyle

It's the summer before middle school and eleven-year-old Bug's best friend Moira has deci...

Rivera, Kaela

Privately questioning her remote community's superstitions about dangerous powerful spirits in...

Yogis, Jaimal & Truong, Vivian

"When Grace moves to Hong Kong with her mom and new stepdad, her biggest concern is making fri...

King, Thomas

"Borders is a masterfully told story of a boy and his mother whose road trip is thwarted at th...

Chanani, Nidhi

"A mysterious jukebox, old vinyl records, and cryptic notes on music history, are Shaheen'...

Lai, Remy

"Best friends furever! Every Saturday, Pawcasso trots into town with a basket, a shopping list...

Venable, Colleen

Katie is dreading the boring summer ahead while her best friends are all away at camp--something th...

Langeland, Deirdre

"On March 11, 2011, the largest earthquake ever measured in Japan occurred off the northeast c...

Spiegelman, Nadja

"In this updated adaptation of a classic Latin American folktale, Blancaflor, a young ogre wit...

Barone, Rebecca

"In 1910, Captain Robert Scott prepared his crew for a trip that no one had ever completed: a ...

Fletcher, Tiera

The twelve scientists who are profiled here are women from all sorts of backgrounds who are current...

Weatherford, Carole

The 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma, race massacre was one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our na...