Best Books of the Month for Kids & Teens: September 2012

Each month our editors select 12 of the best books for kids and teens--see below for this month's favorites in Picture Books, books for Middle Grade readers, and books for Young Adults .

Looking for more? Check out all of this year's picks so far in children's and teens, and the Best Books of the Month for Adults.


1. Every Day
Every Day
by David Levithan
4.3 out of 5 stars (660 customer reviews)
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Knopf Books for Young Readers
August 28, 2012
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, September 2012: Every Day is technically for young adults, but the premise of this unusual book goes much deeper. It asks a question that will resonate with the young and old alike: Can you truly love someone regardless of what they look like ... Read more

2. The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle)
The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle)
by Maggie Stiefvater
4.4 out of 5 stars (482 customer reviews)
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Scholastic Press
September 18, 2012
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Gr 8 Up-Blue was born into a psychic family with the misfortune of having no psychic ability of her own. However, her presence helps others "see" more clearly, which has led to every psychic she's ever met predicting that if Blue were to kiss her true love... Read more

3. The Diviners
The Diviners
by Libba Bray
4.2 out of 5 stars (231 customer reviews)
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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
September 18, 2012
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Gr 10 Up-Set in 1920s New York City, this literary tour-de-force from Printz Award-winner Bray offers grand themes, complex characters, and suspense. After her secret gift for divining information from objects lands her in trouble, 17-year-old Evangeline O... Read more

4. Dodger
Dodger
by Terry Pratchett
4.4 out of 5 stars (426 customer reviews)
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HarperCollins
September 25, 2012
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*Starred Review* On a stormy night in early Victorian London, an able young man named Dodger rises from the sewers in response to a scream, fights off two thugs, and rescues a damsel in distress. Dodger continues to rise throughout the novel, as his love f... Read more