This Month in Kids Books: March 2024

Reading recommendations for kids
March 13, 2024
Featured Title
Book cover with a colorful illustration of the main character and the title, “Ultraviolent” written in blue text at the bottom of the cover.Ultraviolet by Aida Salazar
For Elio Solis, eighth grade fizzes with change—his body teeming with hormones. His feelings that flow like lava. His relationship with Pops, who’s always telling him to man up, the Solis way. And especially Camelia, his first girlfriend. But then, betrayal and heartbreak send Elio spiraling toward revenge, a fight to prove his manhood, and defend Camelia’s honor. He doesn’t anticipate the dire consequences, or that Camelia’s not looking for a savior.

What’s New This Month
The latest Dog Man title is incoming, so make sure to place a hold if you haven’t already. New entries in the Warriors, I Survived (Graphic Novel), Magic Tree House: The Graphic Novel, Kitty-Corn, Science Comics, and Treehouse series are on the way. Also, make sure to check out new books from authors like Sophie Blackall, Kaela Rivera, Elisa Cooper, Sayantani DasGupta, John Schu, Cori Doerrfeld, and more. What’s Hot This Month
From first crushes to awkward junior high dances, check out these funny and wholesome romances for middle-grade readers.  
What We Are Reading
Here are some quotes from library staff about their latest recommended picks:

Once Upside-Downy Day by Renée Kurilla: “Rhyming book of all the ways you can have a bad day, with lots of emotional literacy and a few coping techniques… well illustrated, very relatable, great rhythms.”
Lotería by Karla Arenas Valenti: “Similar to the movie Book of Life, Clara is in the hands of Life and Death’s game (and she has no idea) as she navigates some familial challenges in this fantasy adventure book.”
Woo Hoo! You’re Doing Great! by Sandra Boynton: “This is kind of my favorite, because I tend to be an enthusiastic chicken and it’s a fun way of reminding everyone to appreciate others AND to self-appreciate.”
Your Pal Fred by Michael Rex: “Fred is a silly, kind, loving robot, who kids will find amusing as he is catapulted from one kingdom to another by the Big Bads who are fighting for control of the desert they live in.”
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