Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Grades 4-6 Honorable Mentions for Best Books 2021

Mbalia, Kwame

From seventeen acclaimed Black male and nonbinary authors comes a vibrant collection of stories, co... More

Bruchac, Joseph

Malian was visiting her grandparents on the reservation when the COVID-19 pandemic started. Now she... More

Ewing, Eve L.

A forgotten homemade robot comes to life just when aspiring fifth-grade scientist Maya needs a frie... More

Faruqi, Reem

Young Nurah reluctantly moves with her family from Karachi, Pakistan, to Peachtree City, Georgia, b... More

Freeman, Megan

Perfect for fans of Hatchet and the I Survived series, this harrowing middle grade debut novel-in-v... More

Haddix, Margaret Peterson

Told from separate viewpoints, as evil forces from the parallel world invade their home, the Greyst... More

Libenson, Terri

"A story about being your truest self--and trusting your truest friends. Cliques. Crushes. Com... More

Mbalia, Kwame

Enduring an isolated existence in hardscrabble Addis Prime, a star underground augmented reality ga... More

Mejia, Tehlor

Months after confronting the legendary La Llorona, Paola starts dreaming again, this time about fan... More

Merchant, Tamzin

When Cordelia Hatmaker's beloved father fails to return from a sea voyage, she is determined n... More

Savage, Melissa

"While in a haunted Colorado hotel for her father's ghost-hunting television series, Karm... More

Schmidt, Gary

With insight and a light touch, best-selling, Newbery Honor-winning author Gary D. Schmidt tells tw... More

Shen, E.L.

Twelve-year-old Maxine Chen dreams of being a figure skating champion, but a remarkably talented ne... More

Youngblood, Leslie C.

When eleven-year-old Georgie and her sister Peaches relocate to Bogalusa, Louisiana, with their mot... More

Devenny, Jenny

"Race Cars is a children's book about white privilege created to help facilitate tough co... More

Lloyd, Megan

Hoping to adopt a pet to find a sense of belonging in her busy family, Maggie is disappointed to di... More

Pamment, Jason

"Grand adventure stories often begin where you least expect, Iris knows this because she'... More

Weir, Ivy

"Mary Lennox is a loner living in Silicon Valley. With her parents always working, video game ... More

Brown, Don

"A Shot in the Arm!, book 3 in the Big Ideas that Changed the World series, is the history of ... More