Kid Picks

Recommendations by staff and readers alike!

Staff Picks

Open Carry by Marc Cameron

Arliss Cutter, a Deputy U.S. Marshal, is detailed to Anchorage, Alaska, to head up the Fugitive Apprehension Team. He’s requested the transfer to help care for his recently widowed sister-in-law and her three children. After a young native Tinglit girl is murdered and...

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Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

I’m a huge fan of Moriarty’s books, and this one is no exception. Four grown siblings are faced with a harsh reality when their mother goes missing. Is it possible their retired father, a former tennis coach, had something to do with it? But where is their mother and...

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Dark Things I Adore by Katie Lattari

In 1988, a group of hippy-like artists live in a remote cabin arts camp in the Maine woods. Three decades later, art professor Max visits his protégé student Audra’s remote home to check out her graduate thesis. What it doesn’t realize is how the past and present are...

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Magpie by Elizabeth Day

This was an interesting twisty book but a warning for those experiencing infertility or mental illness, as it can be triggering. Marisa and Jake seem like the perfect couple with a new home and a new baby on the way. But then Kate moves in to help with the finances...

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Young Reader Picks