Kids + Teens

Perfect Books for Young Grads

It’s graduation season and it’s time to celebrate (with books)! Whether they’re completing nursery school or middle school, delight the graduate in your life with these inspiring reads.

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Tomorrow Most Likely

By Dave Eggers, illustrated by Lane Smith

Ages 3-5

What new experiences will tomorrow bring? This is the exciting question behind Dave Eggers’s new book, Tomorrow Most Likely. This fresh take on a bedtime read will have kids dreaming about the next day.

Find it here.

 

Most Marshmallows

Most Marshmallows

Most Marshmallows

By Rowboat Watkins

Ages 3-5

Some marshmallows have big dreams! The squishy, sweet characters in Rowboat Watkins’s book, Most Marshmallows, remind young readers that anything is possible.

Find it here.

 

I Have an Idea!

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I Have an Idea!

By Hervé Tullet

Ages 5-8

Bestselling author Hervé Tullet’s latest book, I Have an Idea!, explores the magic of creativity and invention. With Tullet’s signature visual wit, this book is certain to spark curiosity and joy.

Find it here.

 

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We Are the Change

We Are the Change

Introduction by Harry Belafonte

Ages 9-12

Inspire young leaders with this collection of illustrated civil rights quotations. Featuring an introduction by Harry Belafonte, words from Eleanor Roosevelt, Maya Angelou, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. among others, We Are the Change sets a powerful example for generations of leaders to come.

Find it here.

 

Knockout

Knockout

By K.A. Holt

Ages 9-12

As a baby, Levi had a serious disease that caused him respiratory issues. He’s fine now, but his family is overprotective and his schoolmates think he’s a joke. Could boxing be his ticket to a fresh start? Levi recently discovered the sport and loves it more than anything. Will his mom let him explore his new passion? Can he convince everyone that he’s not the kid he used to be?

Find it here.

 

Truth & Daring

Truth & Daring

By Sarah O’Leary Burningham, illustrated by Sarah Walsh

Ages 10+

This guided journal pairs self-reflection prompts with action to challenge readers to dig deep and try new things, while quotes throughout empower and inspire. Every left-hand page features a Truth prompt, inviting readers to reflect on their life; and every right-hand page features a Dare prompt, inviting readers to take action!

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Art Boss

Art Boss

By Kalya Cagan

Ages 14+

Artist Piper Perish has moved from her hometown of Houston, Texas, to New York City. Life in the Big Apple is exciting but Piper’s high-pressure work makes it difficult for her to find time for creativity. Art Boss will have readers asking big questions along with Piper: What is art for? What can art do? And how can a young artist change the world?

Find it here.

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Find more gifts for graduates here. Is your grad a grown-up? We have inspiring ideas for adults, too!

Mary Duke

Mary Duke

Children’s Marketing Manager at Chronicle Books. She likes animals, snack time, thrift stores, and going to bed early.
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