Best Children’s Books of the Month

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The Best Children's and YA Books of September 2020

September will bring with it the first day of fall, and with fall comes a veritable treasure chest of the year’s best new books for kids and teens.

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The Best Children's and YA Books of August 2020

From explorations into space to crucial talks on race and a queer love story sequel set in Iran, these exciting new titles for young readers will usher you through to cooler days ahead.

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The Best Children's and YA Books of July 2020

Summer reading is in full swing, and we’ve rounded up the best reads for all ages to keep your household unplugged and entertained.

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The Best Children's and YA Books of June 2020

Encourage growth, self-reflection, and good-hearted fun with these fantastic new reads.

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The Best Children’s and YA Books of May 2020

May’s best new books are meant to entertain and ease the cooped-up doldrums. Stay well and happy reading!

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Best Children's and YA Books of April 2020

The best children's and YA books of April are heartening and stimulating. We hope that these stories provide you and your loved ones with a few moments of connection and comfort, and encourage you to read together.

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The Best Children’s & YA Books of March 2020

Ring in spring with fabulous new picture books, motivating middle grade reads, and trailblazing YA novels!

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The Best Children's and YA Books of February 2020

From picture books about democracy to novels starring gender-creative and LGBTQIA+ kids, February's best new books are welcome additions to any home or school libraries.

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The Best Children’s and YA Books of January 2020

As we turn the page into a new year, there's much to look forward to - and at Brightly, we're particularly excited for a slate of exceptional new picture books, middle grade reads, and YA novels arriving in 2020.

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The Best Children’s and YA Books of December 2019

As we dive into the holiday season, make sure your kids have plenty of reading material to enjoy over a cozy winter vacation.

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The Best Children’s and YA Books of November 2019

This month's best new book releases feature laugh-filled romps, intriguing mysteries, and out-of-this-world adventures.

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The Best Children’s and YA Books of October 2019

October is packed with reads both delightful and profound — from picture books celebrating generosity and creativity to middle grade reads about the power of kindness.

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The Best Children’s and YA Books of September 2019

From a brand-new Dr. Seuss book to YA novels tackling serious topics with brave protagonists, your beloved young readers are in for a treat.  

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The Best Children’s and YA Books of August 2019

Packed with heart, humor, and stellar prose, this month’s best new releases are delightfully unmissable.

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