Best New Books for Children & Young Adults

  1. “Look and Be Grateful,” by Tommy dePaola (3 and up)
    In fewer than 50 words, picture-book master Tomie dePaola shares a recipe for happiness: “Open your eyes, and look. Open your eyes, and see, and say thank you."
  2. “Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound,” by Andrea Davis Pinkney (10 and up)
    Pinkney tells the story of Berry Gordy’s enterprising ways and the irresistible Motown sounds of the 1960s and ’70s.
  3. "Da Vinci’s Tiger,” by Laura Malone Elliott (13 and up)
    In late 15th-century Florence, under the charismatic Lorenzo de Medici, 17-year-old Ginevra de Benci Niccolini catches the appreciative eye of Bernardo Bembo, the ambassador from Venice.