Browsing: Jane Yolen

It’s time for “Best New Kids Books” list! From beautiful, fun, engaging picture books to unforgettable middle grade books to feel-good young adult novels, May brings an abundance of great books …

A child and his or her father go out at night, in the deep winter woods near their farm, to see if they can spot any owls. John Shoenherr’s wintery, realistic illustrations are so exquisitely moonlit and lovely, and the story is so profoundly quiet and reverent, that a deep feeling of peace has always descended over us each of the million times we’ve read it.

Kate Messner is an award-winning author whose books for kids have been New York Times Notable, Junior Library Guild, IndieBound, and Bank Street College of Education Best Books selections. Her latest picture book, Sea Monster and the Bossy Fish, is a great back-to-school (and any other time) read. Messner took a break from one of her favorite summer pastimes, kayaking, to share this great list of her family’s favorite books.