Best Books of the Month for Kids: February 2012

Each month our editors select eight of the best books for kids--see below for this month's favorites in Picture Books and books for Middle Grade readers.

Looking for more? Check out our picks for the Top 10 Books of 2011 for Kids and Teens, see all of last year's picks, and February's Best Books of the Month for Adults.


Picture Books |Middle Grade Books | Kindle Book Edition
1. Wonder
Wonder
by R. J. Palacio
4.8 out of 5 stars (6,674 customer reviews)
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Knopf Books for Young Readers
February 14, 2012
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Amazon.com Review
Amazon Best Books of the Month for Kids, February 2012: Wonder is a rare gem of a novel--beautifully written and populated by characters who linger in your memory and heart. August Pullman is a 10-year-old boy who likes Star Wars and Xbox, ordinary except for his jarring ... Read more

2. The Case of the Deadly Desperados: Western Mysteries, Book One (P.K. Pinkerton)
The Case of the Deadly Desperados: Western Mysteries, Book One (P.K. Pinkerton)
by Caroline Lawrence
4.1 out of 5 stars (15 customer reviews)
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G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
February 16, 2012
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Review
 ". . . it's clear P.K. has what today we would call Asperger's syndrome or high-functioning autism. Brilliant, touch-averse and reclusive, he 'cannot express emotions easily. Nor read them neither.' But he is endowed with 'keen observation skills' and an excellent memory. The autism conceit also reveals Lawrence's influences, ... Read more

3. Mr. and Mrs. Bunny--Detectives Extraordinaire!
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny--Detectives Extraordinaire!
by Polly Horvath
4.0 out of 5 stars (38 customer reviews)
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Schwartz & Wade
February 14, 2012
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From School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-When Madeline, a fifth grader, comes home to discover that her somewhat unconventional, hippie parents are missing, so begins another fantastic and entertainingly quirky chapter book (Schwartz + Wade, 2012) by Polly Horvath. Madeline, who lives on H... Read more

4. Cold Cereal (Cold Cereal Saga)
Cold Cereal (Cold Cereal Saga)
by Adam Rex
4.1 out of 5 stars (58 customer reviews)
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Balzer + Bray
February 7, 2012
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Amazon.com Review
Jon Scieszka Interviews Adam Rex Jon Scieszka is the National Ambassador for Children’s Literature emeritus and the bestselling author of more than 25 books for kids, including The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Math Curse, Robot Zot!, and the Time Warp Trio series. Jon ... Read more



Best of the Month in Young Adult

Graffiti Moon Over the course of one evening Lucy searches for Shadow, who she believes is her soul mate, with the help of Ed, a former classmate she's never liked much. Will Lucy find what she is looking for, or learn that what she wants is right in front of her face? (Kindle Book | hardcover). See more: