Christopher Paul Curtis’s “The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963” incorporates the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, it isn’t just a lesson about the civil rights movement.

Authors and reviewers share their favorite middle grade, nonfiction and picture books.

Rosanne Parry has been curious about the huge animals since she heard them as a child.

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John Rocco’s new book is filled with illustrations that help explain the daunting task.

  • Abby McGanney Nolan
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Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney’s latest collaboration is historical but timely.

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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Fewer than 30 of the California birds existed in the 1980s. Now there are more than 450.

  • Abby McGanney Nolan
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Kids from 36 states and D.C. joined this year’s club and received a gift for bedtime reading.

In 1946, a White boy learns about discrimination when a Black man saves him from harm.

  • Abby McGanney Nolan
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A boy whose family is in trouble hopes a secret spell book will help.

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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A treasure hunt at summer camp brings together five kids with different talents.

A teen considers leaving his very unusual island home to escape a trauma in his past.

  • Abby McGanney Nolan
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Young detectives hatch a secret plan to find a missing 11-year-old.

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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A girl’s journey to the Tasmanian rainforest helps her learn about family and threatened animals.

  • Abby McGanney Nolan
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Two girls who seem like opposites become fast friends — until one becomes jealous.

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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A 10-year-old aims to solve a crime that has put her favorite place — the library — in danger.

We’ve selected 8 books with secrets that will make them hard to put down.

She played detective much like the main character in the latest Greenglass House novel.

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Fans encouraged Katherine Applegate to write a sequel to the tale of the caged silverback gorilla.

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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“Cast Away,” her newest poetry collection, examined what people throw out.

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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