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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers began publishing books for children in 1926. We publish a diverse, carefully curated list of the finest books for young readers of all ages and backgrounds. LBYR has the distinct honor of being the first and only publishing division to have won the Caldecott Medal, the annual award for the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children, three years in a row. We have four imprints: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers publishes our core list of literary and commercial books, LB Kids produces novelty and licensed titles, Poppy is comprised of commercial titles for teens, and NOVL spans original digital content for teens. Our mission is to inspire a lifelong love of reading.

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Most Recent Book
You Don't Want a Unicorn! book

board Books

Dream Big, Little One book
5.4
famous people · historical figures
Dream Big, Little One
I Love the Earth book
4.8
recycling
I Love the Earth
The Peace Book book
4.0
friendship · gardening · helping others · kindness
The Peace Book
I Love You, Blankie book
5.5
bedtime · imagination · adventure · love · lullaby
I Love You, Blankie
Besos for Baby book
4.3
spanish · kisses · love · vocabulary · babies
Besos for Baby
Springtime Baby book
4.3
Spring
Springtime Baby
Pinwheel book
6.0
interactive · rhyming · art
Pinwheel
The Lady with the Alligator Purse book
4.1
alligators · alligators and crocodiles
The Lady with the Alligator Purse

chapter Books

chapter book
Dreamland Burning
unicorns · siblings
Marabel and the Book of Fate
chapter book
Love and First Sight
chapter book
The Cruel Prince
Mayday book
5.5
coping with death · vehicles · computers · bereavement · death · airplanes · grandpa
Mayday
chapter book
The Revival
being famous · acting · school
The Fantastic and Terrible Fame of Classroom 13
pirates · powers · superpowers · bravery
Peter Powers and the Swashbuckling Sky Pirates!
activism · historical figures · female role models · history
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
The Magic Misfits book
5.8
family · friendship · making friends · LGBTQ · magic
The Magic Misfits
outer space · rescue · cats
CatStronauts: Space Station Situation
chapter book
Tool of War
powers · snow · superpowers · Christmas
Peter Powers and the Sinister Snowman Showdown
chapter book
Devils & Thieves
superpowers · heroes · art
Draw-It-Yourself Adventures: Superhero Saga
dragons · sleuthing · rescue · detectives · mystery
The Dragonsitter Detective
writing · wish · school · magic
The Disastrous Magical Wishes of Classroom 13
historical figures · based on a true story · America
Guts & Glory: The American Revolution
The Star Thief book
5.3
boats · powers · superpowers · stars
The Star Thief
The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes book
6.0
Age 10 · Best Children's Books by Age
The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes
historical figures · based on a true story
Guts & Glory: The American Civil War
bereavement · coping with death · fact filled · friendship · death
The Thing About Jellyfish
classic chapter · 2019 Chapter Book Summer Reading List · newbery
Maniac Magee
Age 7 · Best Children's Books by Age · classic chapter
Mr. Popper's Penguins
mystery · adventure · outer space
The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet

picture Books

Dandy book
5.5
dads
Dandy
caldecott · sharing
Thank You, Omu!
Dad By My Side book
5.5
2019 Picture Book Summer Reading List · dads
Dad By My Side
Hello Lighthouse book
5.5
the ocean · caldecott
Hello Lighthouse
picture book
What If...
The Brother Book book
4.0
brothers
The Brother Book
friendship · explorers · baby animals · bears
Baby Bear's Book of Tiny Tales
being different · diversity · poetry · being yourself · self-discovery
Hey Black Child
Read the Book, Lemmings! book
4.3
foxes · rescue · reading · the ocean · bears
Read the Book, Lemmings!
Malala's Magic Pencil book
5.8
famous people · historical figures · powers · strong female characters · female role models · activism · writing · helping others · self-discovery · resolving conflict · problem solving · magic · wish
Malala's Magic Pencil
Rory the Dinosaur Needs a Christmas Tree book
3.3
family · trees · love · Christmas · friendship · dinosaurs
Rory the Dinosaur Needs a Christmas Tree
farm · dogs · moving · animals
A Farm for Maisie
The Bad Mood and the Stick book
4.0
trees · anger · emotions
The Bad Mood and the Stick
Love the World book
4.0
animals · community · kindness · love · belonging
Love the World
leaving home · trains · getting lost · adventure
The Littlest Train
I'm Just No Good at Rhyming book
4.0
poetry · word play · rhyming
I'm Just No Good at Rhyming
building · trucks
Bob the Builder: Fall 2017
Halloween · witch · counting · numbers · bats · ghosts
Zip! Zoom! On a Broom
Shine! book
4.9
Kindergarten · gratitude · happiness · stars · the ocean
Shine!
Love Matters Most book
5.1
families
Love Matters Most
Radiant Child book
4.3
caldecott
Radiant Child
Refuge book
6.3
holidays · Christian · Christmas
Refuge
Tek book
4.3
computers
Tek
The Darkest Dark book
5.0
growing up · bedtime · dreams · bravery · adventure · planets · astronaut · outer space
The Darkest Dark
picture book
Are We There Yet?
Horrible Bear! book
5.0
forgiveness · bears · stuffed animal friends
Horrible Bear!
The Goodbye Book book
4.5
coping with death · fish · pets · death · bereavement
The Goodbye Book
The Curvy Tree book
5.0
bullying · being yourself · being different · trees
The Curvy Tree
Finding Winnie book
4.0
caldecott
Finding Winnie
Wherever You Go book
6.5
Preschool · Age 4 · being yourself · travel · Best Children's Books by Age · 100 Hidden Gem · seasons · children's books for adults · graduation gift worthy · adventure · leaving home
Wherever You Go
Mama Seeton's Whistle book
5.8
family history · moms · family · love
Mama Seeton's Whistle
Wolfie the Bunny book
5.2
Age 4 · Best Children's Books by Age · 100 Hidden Gem · families · parenting · new baby · brothers · babies · siblings · new sibling · belonging · bravery
Wolfie the Bunny
Violet and Victor Write the Best-Ever Bookworm Book book
2.8
rescue · teamwork · twins · siblings · writing
Violet and Victor Write the Best-Ever Bookworm Book
A Perfectly Messed-Up Story book
4.7
books · coping with failure
A Perfectly Messed-Up Story
Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree book
4.4
trees · reading · teamwork · libraries · friendship · building · community helpers · helping others
Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree
This Is a Moose book
3.3
the moon · dreams · moose · outer space · astronaut
This Is a Moose
Once Upon a Memory book
5.3
100 Hidden Gem
Once Upon a Memory
The Night Before Christmas book
5.8
Christmas · holidays · classic literature
The Night Before Christmas
activism · civil rights movement · Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song
Chamelia and the New Kid in Class book
5.0
Kindergarten · making friends · empathy · competition · admitting you are wrong
Chamelia and the New Kid in Class
The Dark book
4.8
Preschool · 100 Hidden Gem · facing fears
The Dark
The Monsters' Monster book
5.5
Halloween · monsters · gratitude
The Monsters' Monster
music · magic · biography · self-discovery
When Bob Met Woody
Me . . . Jane book
5.1
activism · female role models · famous people · science · animals · growing up
Me . . . Jane
I Can Be Anything book
5.1
Preschool · Age 5 · Best Children's Books by Age · 100 Hidden Gem · children's books for adults · playing · word play · imagination · growing up · jobs
I Can Be Anything
South book
4.5
fall
South
Martha doesn't say sorry! book
4.5
saying sorry · forgiveness
Martha doesn't say sorry!
The Curious Garden book
5.4
coping with failure · gardening · nature
The Curious Garden
Bippity Bop Barbershop book
5.5
trying new things · bravery · haircut · dads · African American
Bippity Bop Barbershop
Saying Goodbye to Lulu book
3.5
coping with death · dogs · pets · death · bereavement
Saying Goodbye to Lulu
cowboys and cowgirls
Cowboys and Cowgirls
It's OK To Be Different book
5.0
confidence
It's OK To Be Different
The Jolly Postman book
5.8
100 Hidden Gem · interactive · fairy tales · letter writing · fractured fairy tales
The Jolly Postman
emotions · being yourself · being different
It's Okay To Be Different
Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big book
4.5
lying · honesty
Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big
D.W. the Picky Eater book
5.5
picky-eating
D.W. the Picky Eater
picture book
The Leopard's Drum
Why The Sky Is Far Away book
4.0
picture book
Why The Sky Is Far Away
The Rag Coat book
6.1
2019 Picture Book Summer Reading List · bullying · friendship · love · family
The Rag Coat
Saint George and the Dragon book
5.3
folk lore · dragons · caldecott
Saint George and the Dragon
dinosaurs · divorce
Dinosaurs Divorce!
Arthur's Eyes book
4.6
glasses
Arthur's Eyes
Thank You and Good Night book
5.3
friendship · calming reads for bedtime · bedtime
Thank You and Good Night
Santa's Book of Names book
5.1
Christmas · Santa Claus · reading · holidays
Santa's Book of Names
trucks · dinosaurs · snow
Dinotrux: Fall 17 Reader

Authors & Illustrators

Alex Irvine
Ali Benjamin
Alice Kuipers
Allan Ahlberg
Ame Dyckman
Andrea Davis Pinkney
Andrew Judge
Anne Booth
Ard Hoyt
Beck Stanton
Ben Thompson
Berkeley Breathed
Bethanie Deeney Murguia
Blanca Gomez
Brandon Dorman
Brandon T Snider
Brett Witter
Brian Pinkney
Bruce Whatley
Bryan Collier
Carla Golembe
Carson Ellis
Charles Santoso
Chris Colfer
Chris Gall
Chris Grabenstein
Chris Hadfield
Chris Harris
Chris Judge
Chris Weitz
Clement Clarke Moore
C.M. Butzer
Cori Doerrfeld
Corinne Demas
Cressida Cowell
Dan Santat
Dave Bardin
David McPhail
Dean Hale
DreamWorks
Drew Brockington
E.B. Lewis
Ed Emberley
Eleanor Cameron
Elise Broach
Elise Parsley
Eliza Wheeler
Ellen Forney
Ellie Rose
Ethan Long
Florence Atwater
Frank Viva
Gail Gibbons
Garry Parsons
Gary Golio
Geoff Rodkey
Gerry Turley
GM Berrow
Grace Lin
Hasbro
Holly Black
Holly Hobbie
Honest Lee
Jabari Asim
James Patterson
Jane Massey
Janet Ahlberg
Jared Chapman
Javaka Steptoe
Jen Arena
Jennifer Churchman
Jennifer Latham
Jennifer Rush
Jerry Spinelli
Jessica Souhami
Jimmy Liao
Joelle Dreidemy
John Churchman
Jonathan Evans
Jon Klassen
Josh Lacey
Josh Sundquist
Juliana Neufeld
Justus Lee
Karen Harrington
Kathleen Lane
Kent Clark
Kerascoet
Kyle Hinton
Lane Smith
Lauren A. Mills
Laurene Krasny Brown
Lemony Snicket
LeUyen Pham
Libba Bray
Lindsay Mattick
Lindsey Becker
Lissy Marlin
Liz Climo
Malala Yousafzai
Marc Brown
Marc Burckhardt
Margaret Hodges
Mary-Joan Gerson
Mattel
Matthew Forsythe
Matthew J Gilbert
Matt Stanton
Mij Kelly
Mike Curato
Misty von Spooks
Monica Brown
Nadine Bernard Westcott
Naoko Stoop
Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
Neil Patrick Harris
Nina Laden
Oge Mora
Paolo Bacigalupi
Patrick McDonnell
Pat Zietlow Miller
Penumbra Quill
Perdita Finn
Peter Brown
Pseudonymous Bosch
Renata Liwska
Richard Atwater
Richard T. Morris
Robert Henneberger
Robert Rudman
Rosalinde Bonnet
Salina Yoon
Samantha Berger
Sam Usher
Seth
Shane Evans
Shannon Hale
Shelley Pearsall
Sherman Alexie
Sheryl Haft
Soosh
Sophie Blackall
Steve James
Steve Korte
Sujean Rim
Suzanne Selfors
Suzanne Slade
Teri Sloat
The Fan Brothers
Todd Parr
Tom Lichtenheld
Tracy Barrett
Trenton Lee Stewart
Trey King
Trina Schart Hyman
Useni Eugene Perkins
Vashti Harrison
Veronica Miller Jamison
Vicki Myron
Wade Albert White
Zachariah OHora
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