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Looking for a list of the best kids books about cousins?

Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to cousins. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about cousins.

Our list includes picture books and chapter books. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary through early middle school age tween kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid, and you can also use our table of contents to jump to particular topics you think your kid will enjoy.

When it comes to children’s stories about cousins, there are a variety of titles. This list covers everything, from classics like Henry and Mudge and Annie’s Good Move to popular sellers like The Secret Garden.

We hope this list of kids books about cousins can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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Top 10 Books About Cousins

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The Secret Garden
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Recommend Ages: 8-12

After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle’s gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. She is lonely and has no one to play with, but one day she learns of a secret garden somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter. Then Mary uncovers an old key in a flowerbed – and a gust of magic leads her to the hidden door. Slowly she turns the key and enters a world she could never have imagined.

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The Triple Play Twins
Written by David A. Kelly & illustrated by Mark Meyers
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Recommend Ages: 6-9

Batter up! Baseball action and exciting whodunits star in this chapter book series! Next up is Minnesota! Mike and Kate travel to Minneapolis to meet the Minnesota Twins’ star players: Marco and Pedro, a dynamic twin duo known for their signature triple plays. But after a water balloon attack on the players and a suspect on the run, questions start to pile up. Is someone trying to mess with Marco and Pedro’s chances of making the playoffs? As Mike and Kate investigate, they meet Polly and Molly, twin Minnesota locals who lend a helping hand–or two. With new friends by their side, can Mike and Kate solve this mystery? <p/>Ballpark Mysteries are the all-star matchup of fun sleuthing and baseball action, perfect for readers of Ron Roy’s A to Z Mysteries and Matt Christopher’s sports books, and younger siblings of Mike Lupica fans. Each Ballpark Mystery also features Dugout Notes with more amazing baseball facts.

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Clash of the Cackling Cougars
Written by David Bowles & illustrated by Shane Clester
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

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My Cousin Momo
Written & illustrated by Zachariah OHora
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

Momo is coming to visit, and his cousins are SO excited! But even though Momo is a flying squirrel, he won’t fly for his cousin’s friends. Plus, his games are weird. He can’t even play hide and seek right! But when Momo’s cousins give his strange ways a chance, they realize that doing things differently can be fun…almost as much fun as making a new friend.

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From Sunset Till Sunrise
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Recommend Ages: 8-12

Devin Dexter and his cousin Tommy just saved the city of Gravesend from the menace of magical, malicious Cuddle Bunnies brought to life by the warlock, Herb. But there’s no rest for the wicked, as a new mysterious neighbor moves in across the street. At night. With a coffin. Tommy immediately jumps to conclusions as he thinks this can only mean one thing: Vampires. <p/>Devin isn’t so quick to believe, as he is struck by the neighbor’s daughter, a girl his age. Even though Tommy points out that they have never seen her during the day. Yet when she invites him to a dance at her school–the Nosfer Academy of Talented Understudies–how can Devin say no? Tommy, though, realizes that this is an opportunity. After tackling a wizard last winter, surely they can protect Gravesend from some measly vampires, right?

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Ballpark Mysteries #16: The Colorado Curveball
Written by David A. Kelly & illustrated by Mark Meyers
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Recommend Ages: 6-9
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Closer to Nowhere
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Recommend Ages: 10-13
#1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins's poignant middle grade novel in verse about coming to terms with indelible truths of family and belonging.
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Capital Catch
Written by David A. Kelly & illustrated by Mark Meyers
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Recommend Ages: 7-9
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The Twelve Days of Christmas in Tennessee
Written by Alice Faye Duncan & illustrated by Mary Uhles
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

The Volunteer state is GREAT! When Carly visits her cousin Teddy in Tennessee for Christmas, she discovers how amazing it is. She hikes the Great Smoky Mountains, dances to bluegrass music, tastes Nashville’s famous hot chicken, and meets more than one Elvis Presley. Every day, Teddy gives her a special Tennessee gift, from 12 rockers rocking and 11 eagles nesting to a mockingbird in a tulip poplar tree.

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Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Unpleasant Penguins from Pluto (Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot #9), Volume 9
Written by Dav Pilkey & illustrated by Dan Santat
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Recommend Ages: 4-8
An out-of-this-world friendship adventure by Captain Underpants creator Dav Pilkey, with full-color art and mini comics by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat.
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Books About Cousins and Twins

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The Triple Play Twins
Written by David A. Kelly & illustrated by Mark Meyers
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Recommend Ages: 6-9

Batter up! Baseball action and exciting whodunits star in this chapter book series! Next up is Minnesota! Mike and Kate travel to Minneapolis to meet the Minnesota Twins’ star players: Marco and Pedro, a dynamic twin duo known for their signature triple plays. But after a water balloon attack on the players and a suspect on the run, questions start to pile up. Is someone trying to mess with Marco and Pedro’s chances of making the playoffs? As Mike and Kate investigate, they meet Polly and Molly, twin Minnesota locals who lend a helping hand–or two. With new friends by their side, can Mike and Kate solve this mystery? <p/>Ballpark Mysteries are the all-star matchup of fun sleuthing and baseball action, perfect for readers of Ron Roy’s A to Z Mysteries and Matt Christopher’s sports books, and younger siblings of Mike Lupica fans. Each Ballpark Mystery also features Dugout Notes with more amazing baseball facts.

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Calendar Mysteries: April Adventure
Written by Ron Roy
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Recommend Ages: 6-9

From the author of A to Z Mysteries comes a springtime egg hunt mystery featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids!

It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! With the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids!

April is for Adventure...

In the fourth book of the Calendar Mysteries--an early chapter book mystery series--it's springtime in Green Lawn, and Bradley, Brian, Lucy, and Nate are on an Easter egg hunt. They search high and law and find lots of eggs. But soon it's clear that some of the eggs aren't just well hidden. They're gone! Who would steal Easter eggs? It's up to the four kids to crack this eggs-cellent case.

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Calendar Mysteries: August Acrobat
Written by Ron Roy
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Recommend Ages: 6-9

It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! With the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids!

August is for Acrobat...

In the eigth book of the Calendar Mysteries - an early chapter book mystery series - something special is coming to Green Lawn - a traveling circus! But when the performers arrive, they need help. Their show is a mess, and Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy are happy to chip in. They fix up the equipment and find dazzling new acts, but what the show needs most is an acrobat. No one in town is brave enough to go up on the high trapeze, except for one mysterious masked person. If the kids could find out who it is, this might be the best circus ever - but it seems as if this acrobat doesn't want to be found!

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  1. Calendar Mysteries: September Sneakers - It’s a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! With the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids! <p/><b>September is for Sneakers…</b> <p/>In the ninth book of the Calendar Mysteries- an early chapter-book mystery series- Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy have taken care of the first-grade class hamster, Goldi, for the summer. But on the first day of school, when they plan to bring her back, Goldi is missing! In place of her cage is a green-and-orange sneaker key chain. Soon, the kids spot green-and-orange sneakers all over Green Lawn. And they find out other things have been disappearing around town, too. Can the four friends track down the sneaker sneak and get Goldi back?

  2. Calendar Mysteries: May Magic - In the fifth book of the Calendar Mysteries–a new early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives–twins Bradley and Brian Pinto are getting ready to celebrate Mother’s Day by treating their mom to a show by Hypo, the world’s greatest hypnotist. Brian hopes that if Hypo can hypnotize his mom into loving ducks, then she will let him raise ducks in their backyard. But when the Pinto family gets home from the show, the twins’ mom starts acting strange. She splashes in the bathtub for hours, she leaves corn kernels all over, and–could it be?–she quacks! Bradley thinks his mom has actually “turned into a duck!” How did this happen? Can Bradley and Brian, with help from their friends Lucy and Nate, turn their mom back into their mom?

  3. Calendar Mysteries: October Ogre - Carve out family time for this Halloween read starring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids!

  4. Calendar Mysteries: June Jam - It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! With the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids! June is for Jam... In the sixth book of the Calendar Mysteries - an early chapter book mystery series - Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy want to make homemade strawberry jam for Father's Day. Unfortunately, it's not as simple as it first seems. Some sneaky creature is taking bites of their strawberries. Polly the pony, Pal the dog, and Josh the older brother are all suspects. If the kids can't protect the strawberry patch from the mystery chomper, they might be in a real jam! Parents, teachers, and Librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who loves mysteries!

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Books About Cousins and Friendship

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Closer to Nowhere
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins's poignant middle grade novel in verse about coming to terms with indelible truths of family and belonging.
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Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Unpleasant Penguins from Pluto (Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot #9), Volume 9
Written by Dav Pilkey & illustrated by Dan Santat
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Recommend Ages: 4-8
An out-of-this-world friendship adventure by Captain Underpants creator Dav Pilkey, with full-color art and mini comics by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat.
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The Fire-Breathing Ferret Fiasco
Written by David Bowles & illustrated by Shane Clester
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

A silly and spooky new highly illustrated series that's perfect for fans of Eerie Elementary and Notebooks of Doom, featuring art on every page and fun activities at the end of each book!

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  1. Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Naughty Nightcrawlers from Neptune (Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot #8), Volume 8 - An out-of-this-world friendship adventure by Captain Underpants creator Dav Pilkey, with full-color art and mini comics by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat.

  2. Special Gifts, Volume 3 - MEET THE COBBLE STREET COUSINS <br> <b>Lily, </b> who wants to be a poet.<br> <b>Tess, </b> who wants to be a Broadway star.<br> <b>Rosie, </b> who wants a little cottage with flowers by the door. <br> It’s winter vacation and there’s no school for three weeks, but the Cobble Street Cousins aren’t worried about being bored. They’re learning how to sew from their neighbor Mrs. White. And they’re starting to keep a diary about their year living in the wonderful attic room in Aunt Lucy’s little blue house. Best of all, there’s a Winter Solstice party at Aunt Lucy’s boyfriend Michael’s apartment, with special presents for everyo

  3. Some Good News - Meet the <br>Cobble Street Cousins <br> <b>Lily, </b> who wants to be a poet <br> <b>Tess, </b> who wants to be a Broadway star <br> <b>Rosie, </b> who wants a little cottage with flowers by the door <br> It’s spring on Cobble Street, and Lily has a great idea – the Cobble Street Cousins’ own newspaper! Soon the very first edition of <i>The Cobble Street Courier</i> is hot off the presses, with a poem by Lily, Tess’s favorite jokes, and Rosie’s yummy recipe for shortbread – even an interview with Aunt Lucy’s boyfriend, Michael. Now it’s time to deliver the paper to all the cousins’ old friends on Cobble Street – and a couple of new on

  4. Grace - Nine-year-old Grace Thomas is always thinking up big ideas, like starting a business with her friends over the summer! When her mom announces a trip to Paris instead, Grace gets on board, but it quickly seems as if none of her plans are working out the way she’d hoped. She and her French cousin aren’t getting along, and Grace’s friends back home have started a business without her. Can she find the courage to stay open to new ideas and turn the summer around?

Books About Cousins and Sports And Recreation

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The Fenway Foul-Up
Written by David A. Kelly & illustrated by Mark Meyers
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Recommend Ages: 6-9

Cousins Mike and Kate are at Boston’s Fenway Park when the Red Sox’s star hitter discovers that his lucky baseball bat has been stolen.

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Ballpark Mysteries #16: The Colorado Curveball
Written by David A. Kelly & illustrated by Mark Meyers
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Recommend Ages: 6-9
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Capital Catch
Written by David A. Kelly & illustrated by Mark Meyers
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Recommend Ages: 7-9
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  1. Cardinals Caper - Batter up! Baseball action and exciting whodunits star in this chapter book series! Next up is St. Louis Cardinals!

  2. Little Shaq - The start of a brand new series by Shaquille O'Neal and illustrated by 2014 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent award winner Theodore Taylor III, Little Shaq is sure to be a hit with young readers. When Little Shaq and his cousin Barry accidentally break their favorite video game, they need to find a way to replace it. That's when Little Shaq's science project inspires a solution: a gardening business. They can water their neighbors' gardens to raise money for a new game! Little Shaq and Barry make a great team both on and off the basketball court, but will their business be as successful as they hoped? Showing kids that anything is possible with the support of friends and family, Little Shaq will inspire them to love reading, play fair, and have fun! Read all the books in the Little Shaq series!
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Books About Cousins and Holidays

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The Twelve Days of Christmas in Tennessee
Written by Alice Faye Duncan & illustrated by Mary Uhles
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

The Volunteer state is GREAT! When Carly visits her cousin Teddy in Tennessee for Christmas, she discovers how amazing it is. She hikes the Great Smoky Mountains, dances to bluegrass music, tastes Nashville’s famous hot chicken, and meets more than one Elvis Presley. Every day, Teddy gives her a special Tennessee gift, from 12 rockers rocking and 11 eagles nesting to a mockingbird in a tulip poplar tree.

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Freedom's Gifts
Written by Valerie Wesley & illustrated by Sharon Wilson
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Recommend Ages: 8-12

Finding power in lessons from the pastJuneteenth – the day Texan slaves found out they had been freed, two years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation – is June’s favorite holiday. This year, though, her cousin Lillie will be there for the Juneteenth picnic. That could spoil everything. Lillie is used to celebrating the Fourth of July, like everyone else, and has no interest in Southern traditions. But Aunt Marshall, the girls’ great-great-aunt, knows the significance of Juneteenth – she was about June’s age on June 19th, 1865, when the celebration began in Texas – and she just may be able to convince Lillie that Juneteenth is not a dumb old slave holiday, but a part of her heritage, and the first of many of freedom’s gifts.

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Calendar Mysteries: March Mischief
Written by Ron Roy
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Recommend Ages: 6-9

It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! With the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids!

March is for Madness...

In the third book of the Calendar Mysteries - an early chapter book mystery series - it's St. Patrick's Day in Green Lawn. Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy dress up a leprechaun statue for the town's yearly contest. They leave it out on the porch overnight, but the next morning, it's missing! And theirs isn't the only one. All over town, leprechauns are disappearing. Who is behind the mischief? It will take four kids and the luck of the Irish to find out.

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  1. July Jitters - It’s a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! <BR>July is for Jitters… <BR>In the seventh book of the Calendar Mysteries - an early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives - the mayor is having a special Fourth of July contest; the person whose pet has the best Independence Day costume gets to be mayor for a day! Bradly, Brian, Nate, and Lucy transform Polly the pony into Thomas Jefferson and Pal the dog into the Declaration of Independence. But when the pet parade rolls around, the animals are nowhere to be found! Maybe they have stage fright. Can the kids find their dressed-up pets and calm them down betfore the Fourth of July fun begins? <BR>Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are pefect for emerging readers and any kid who loves mysteries!

  2. Calendar Mysteries: November Night - Solve a new November mystery with the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids!

  3. Calendar Mysteries: February Friend - Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy follow clues to find whoever left a rabbit in their first-grade classroom on Valentine’s Day, because they are worried the rabbit will get sick and die of loneliness.

  4. Peppa Pig and the Family Reunion - It’s time for Peppa’s family to get together, and Grandpa and Granny Pig are the first to arrive. Once Auntie Pig, Uncle Pig, Cousin Chloe, and Baby Alexander show up, the whole family is there. Peppa wants to teach the baby how to speak, but all he says is “goo-goo.” It’s a little loud with so many people under one roof, but what matters is celebrating one another — that’s what family is all about.

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Books About Cousins and Social Themes

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Isadora Moon Gets in Trouble
Written by Harriet Muncaster
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My Ex-Imaginary Friend
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Recommend Ages: 9-12

Eleven-year-old Jack thought he had outgrown his imaginary friend, George--until his dad also disappears from his life. His mom's bipolar disorder isn't being properly treated, so while in the throes of a manic episode, she ditches Jack with his aunt, uncle, and cousins. Jack decides that only George can help him figure out where people go when others stop believing in them--and how Jack can put his family back together.

Meanwhile, the imaginary George--half-walrus, half-human, all magic--has a problem of his own: with nobody to believe in him, he is slowly disappearing. Rejoining Jack is his only hope for survival. Or is it?

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The Crossroads
Written by Alexandra Diaz
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Recommend Ages: 8-12

Jaime and Ángela discover what it means to be living as undocumented immigrants in the United States in this timely sequel to the Pura Belpré Honor Book The Only Road. After crossing Mexico into the United States, Jaime Rivera thinks the worst is over. Starting a new school can’t be that bad. Except it is, and not just because he can barely speak English. While his cousin Ángela fits in quickly, with new friends and after-school activities, Jaime struggles with even the idea of calling this strange place “home.” His real home is with his parents, abuela, and the rest of the family; not here where cacti and cattle outnumber people, where he can no longer be himself—a boy from Guatemala. When bad news arrives from his parents back home, feelings of helplessness and guilt gnaw at Jaime. Gang violence in Guatemala means he can’t return home, but he’s not sure if he wants to stay either. The US is not the great place everyone said it would be, especially if you’re sin papeles—undocumented—like Jaime. When things look bleak, hope arrives from unexpected places: a quiet boy on the bus, a music teacher, an old ranch hand. With his sketchbook always close by, Jaime uses his drawings to show what it means to be a true citizen. Powerful and moving, this touching sequel to The Only Road explores overcoming homesickness, finding ways to connect despite a language barrier, and discovering what it means to start over in a new place that alternates between being wonderful and completely unwelcoming.

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  1. Rules of the Ruff - Jessie, twelve, copes with what promised to be a long, boring summer with relatives by becoming apprentice to Wes, a grouchy neighborhood dog walker, who is facing new competition.

  2. Cyclone - Nora’s whole world plummets faster than the Cyclone roller coaster when her cousin Riley falls into a coma that Nora thinks is her fault in this warm, big-hearted debut middle grade novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Doreen Cronin. Riding the Cyclone, the world famous Coney Island rollercoaster, was supposed to be the highlight of Nora’s summer. But right after they disembark, Nora’s cousin Riley falls to the ground…and doesn’t get up. Nora had begged and dragged Riley onto the ride, and no matter what the doctors say, that she had a heart condition, that it could have happened at any time, Nora knows it was her fault. Then, as Riley comes out of her coma, she’s not really Riley at all. The cousin who used to be loud and funny and unafraid now can’t talk, let alone go to the bathroom by herself. Now she’s only 10% Riley. Nora, guilt eating her up on the inside worse than a Coney Island hotdog, thinks she knows how to help. How to get 100% Riley back. But what Nora doesn’t realize is that the guilt will only get worse as that percentage rises.

  3. Lulu and the Cat in the Bag - When a mysterious bag is left on Lulu's doorstep, the last thing her grandmother expects to be in it is a cat--a huge, neon orange cat. But Lulu knows this cat doesn't mean any harm. In fact, it needs a lovely new home.

  4. Royal Crown: From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess - It’s the first coronation of a female monarch of Genovia in 200 years, and Her Royal Highness, Princess Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison, is giving you the inside scoop in this newest (illustrated!) diary from New York Times—bestselling author and illustrator Meg Cabot! Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison should be having fun. Her best friend is visiting from America, her sister’s royal coronation is only three days away (the first coronation of a female ruler in two centuries), and she’s even got a new boyfriend who is actually a very smart and charming prince! But it’s hard to celebrate when her royal cousins are scheming to take over the throne. And with everyone running around, Olivia and her friends have been saddled with royal babysitting duties. Then, to make matters worse, Olivia’s snobby cousin Luisa insists on gossiping about her, especially about things that should be personal . . . it’s none of her business whether Prince Khalil and Olivia have kissed or not! When did growing up royal get so complicated?!?

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Lulu and the Hamster in the Night
Written by Hilary McKay & illustrated by Priscilla Lamont
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Recommend Ages: 7-10

Lulu adopts a hamster, but she can't tell Nan about it because Nan doesn't care for most animals--especially not hamsters. It's her birthday this weekend and Lulu and Mellie are staying the night. Lulu doesn't want to leave her new hamster behind, but can she and Mellie keep it a secret from Nan over the weekend?

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Wedding Flowers
Written by Cynthia Rylant & illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin
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Recommend Ages: 7-9

Ready-for-Chapters <br> Meet the <b>COBBLE STREET COUSINS</b> <br> <b>Lily</b>, who wants to be a poet<br> <b>Tess</b>, who wants to be a Broadway star<br> <b>Rosie</b>, who wants a little cottage with flowers by the door <p/> The cousins are back on Cobble Street for Aunt Lucy and Michael’s wedding – and they’re going to be bridesmaids! Friends old and new (including a little dog in a red plaid jacket) will be gathering in Aunt Lucy’s garden for the ceremony, but first the cousins have to plan special treats for the reception. There’s always so much to do on Cobble Street!

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Anna Hibiscus
Written by Atinuke & illustrated by Lauren Tobia
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa. Amazing Africa. She lives with her whole family in a wonderful house. There is always somebody to laugh or play with. She loves to splash in the sea with her cousins and have parties with her aunties. But more than anything else in the world, Anna Hibiscus would love to see snow.

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  1. Loretta's Gift - Meet a little girl named Loretta who tries to find the perfect gift for her new baby cousin in this sweet picture book by bestselling author Pat Zietlow Miller! Loretta and her parents are so excited that Aunt Esme and Uncle Jax are having a baby! When Gabe arrives, Loretta thinks he is the best baby on the block! Everyone showers him with gifts, but Loretta doesn’t know what to give. Can she think of the perfect gift for her baby cousin?

  2. Hector's Hiccups - Sofia’s Abuela is taking her and Sophia’s cousin Hector to the movies, but when Hector develops hiccups, their movie plans are put on hold until the children get their hiccup problem under control.

  3. Abuela's Birthday - Sofia and her cousins are making a piänata for their grandmother’s birthday party, but when Bella the cat gets involved chaos ensues.

  4. When the Cousins Came - A

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Attack at the Arena
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Recommend Ages: 7-
Over 1 million sold in series!
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Revenge of the Red Knight
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-
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Peril in the Palace
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Recommend Ages: 7-
Over 1 million sold in series!
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  1. Voyage with the Vikings - Over 1 million sold in series!

  2. Charlotte Spies for Justice - In 1864 twelve-year-old former slave Charlotte is lucky enough to live on a plantation near Richmond, Virginia, owned by a Miss Van Lew, who hates slavery, and when Charlotte overhears a conversation she realizes that her mistress is gathering information and passing it on to the Union army; Charlotte is eager to help, (especially since her own cousin, Mary, is involved) but her enthusiasm may endanger them all–or help free 400 Union soldiers who are being moved from Richmond further south.

  3. Changes for Caroline - A letter arrives for Caroline, asking her to come help her uncle Aaron and cousin Lydia on their new farm for the summer. Although Caroline is reluctant to leave her family, she’s eager to lend a hand. So when she suspects that a thief has been stealing much-needed food from the farm, Caroline helps keep watch to guard against the uninvited visitor. Then she makes an unexpected discovery–and learns that some things are not as simple as they seem. The illustrated “Looking Back” section explores how America began to change at the end of the War of 1812.

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The Final Battle... for Now
Written & illustrated by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

The Huit octuplets, each of whom has now discovered her power and received her gift, finally learn where their parents are, but before they can attempt a rescue they must face the Other Eights and a very scary aunt.

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The Dragon in the Driveway
Written by Kate Klimo
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Recommend Ages: 8-12
The Dragon Keepers have a new mission!

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100 Cupboards (100 Cupboards Book 1)
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Recommend Ages: 8-12
Readers who love Percy Jackson, the Unwanteds, and Beyonders will discover that 100 cupboards mean 100 opportunities for adventure! The bestselling and highly acclaimed 100 Cupboards series starts here.
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  1. Time Sight - Castles, battles, the ancient Scottish Highlands, and a boy who is determined to bring everyone safely home combine in this absorbing middle grade time-travel adventure. Will’s mother is in danger overseas, and his father must find her, so Will and his little brother are packed off to relatives in Scotland. Will feels useless. He can’t save his mother. He can’t help his father. And when he tries to amuse his brother on the plane ride, he can’t even locate the images in Jamie’s book—the hidden pictures that everyone else can see. Once at the family’s ancestral castle, though, Will tries again. And as he delicately adjusts his focus, suddenly his eyes tune in to a different visual frequency—the past. Looking back five hundred years is interesting . . . at first. But when Jamie impulsively leaps through the opening in time, Will and his cousin Nan must follow, into a past so dangerous that Will isn’t sure how he will get everyone safely home.

  2. Book of Fatal Errors - Award-winning author Dashka Slater spins a tale of friendship, magic, and eternal life in The Book of Fatal Errors, an evocative and witty middle-grade fantasy. Rufus doesn't just make mistakes - he makes fatal errors. Clumsy and awkward, he feels entrapped by his teasing classmates and their constant laughter. But now it is summer. Rufus is free. He roams the wildlands of his grandfather's mysterious homestead, blissfully unaware of the danger up ahead. And there is much danger. Rufus and his snooty cousin Abigail soon become entangled in the tantalizing world of the feylings, mischievous fairly-like creatures desperate to find their way home. In helping the feylings, Rufus tumbles down a dark path rich with age-old secrets and difficult truths. Any move he makes might be his final fatal error. Or perhaps, his most spectacular beginning.

  3. Stoop Sale Treasure - Meet the best friends at 86 1/2 Twenty-Third Avenue.

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