Amazon Books for Preschool, Tweens & Teens

Now that kids are back-to-school, ring in the start of the school year with new books for the kids in your life. Whether they're starting kindergarten or finishing last year of high school, below is an exciting assortment of new books from Amazon Children’s Publishing, that's a good fit for every student.

BOOKS FOR PRESCHOOL AND YOUNG READERS

1-2-3 VA-VA-VROOM by Sarah Lynn

1-2-3 VA-VA-VROOM! By Sarah Lynn; illustrated by Daniel Griffo

Pub date: 9/18/12
Price: $16.99
Also available as an eBook
Ages: 3 and up

Lap One! Checkered flag. Seatbelt and helmet snapped! Screeching down the lane! Three kids imagine themselves driving on a racetrack in superfast cars. They zoom around 10 laps, counting toward the finish. Along the way, they Smash! Crash! and Splash! . . . until they scream down the lanes for their final lap. Who will reach the finish line first? The rhyming text and bright digital illustrations bright to life this exciting race. Va-va-vroom!

RALPH TELLS A STORY by Abby Hanlon

RALPH TELLS A STORY by Abby Hanlon

Pub date: 9/18/12
Price: $16.99
Also available as an eBook
Ages: 5-9

Every day at writing time, Ralph struggles to write a story, but with the help of his teacher and his classmates, he discovers that “stories are everywhere!” Inspired by the Lucy Calkins teaching methodology, Ralph Tells a Story is a charming picture book debut by teacher-turned-author Abby Hanlon.

OLD MACDONALD HAD A DRAGON by Ken Baker

OLD MACDONALD HAD A DRAGON by Ken Baker; illustrated by Christopher Santoro

Pub date: 9/18/12
Price: $16.99
Also available as an eBook
Ages: 3 and up

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O! And on that farm he had . . . a dragon? The animals aren’t happy that there’s a dragon on the farm. But Old MacDonald likes his dragon . . . until it starts swallowing up the animals! Can Old MacDonald save his farm before it’s too late? Find out in this silly adaptation of the popular song. Christopher Santoro’s brilliant artwork combines with Ken Baker’s fun text for a story sure to tickle kids’ funny bones.


BOOKS FOR TWEENS

LOSING IT by Erin Fry

LOSING IT by Erin Fry

Pub date: 9/4/12
Price: $16.99
Also available as an eBook
Ages: 10 and up

Bennett Robinson loves baseball. Baseball even helped Bennett and his dad get over his mom’s death from cancer. But there’s no way Bennett could ever play baseball. Bennett is fat, the kind of fat that makes it tough to get off a couch. But day, everything changes.

Bennett’s dad is taken away on a stretcher, and Bennett has to move in with Aunt Laura. And she’s making it her personal mission to Get Bennett Healthy. It’s time for Bennett to step up to the plate. Erin Fry explores the issue of obesity with heart, depth, and humor in this unforgettable debut novel.

LULA BELL ON GEEKDOM, FREAKDOM + THE CHALLENGES OF BAD HAIR by C.C. Payne

LULA BELL ON GEEKDOM, FREAKDOM + THE CHALLENGES OF BAD HAIR by C.C. Payne

Pub date: 10/2/12
Price: $16.99
Also available as an eBook
Ages: 8 and up

While Lula Bell Bonner tries desperately to fit in by not standing out, her wise and irrepressible Grandma Bernice says: Let your light shine! It's Grandma Bernice who provides the joy that balances Lula Bell’s difficult school life, but when this balance is upended.

Kali Keele turns up the heat on her cruel teasing, and when the talent show –that she should NEVER have signed up for-- is about to happen, how in the world can Lula Bell cope? This funny, heartfelt novel exploring friendship, family, and forgiveness, introduces an unforgettable hero, lost in the wilderness of 5th grade, searching for her own shining light.


BOOKS FOR TEENS




ANGEL FALL by Susan Ee

Pub Date: 8/28/12
Price: $6.99 (paperback)
Also available as an eBook and audiobook
Ages: 14 and up

When the heavens fall, who will rise? When Angels of the Apocalypse descend to destroy the modern world, one 17-year-old girl will dare to stand against them: meet Penryn. The YA apocalyptic fantasy has received over 3,500 five-star reader reviews on Goodreads and Amazon.com. Angelfall is Susan Ee’s debut novel and was originally self-published.


THE GOOD BRAIDER by Terry Farish

THE GOOD BRAIDER by Terry Farish

Available now
Price: $17.99
Also available as an eBook
Ages: 14 and up

In spare free verse laced with unforgettable images, Viola's strikingly original voice sings out the story of her family's journey from war-torn Sudan, to Cairo, and finally to Portland, Maine. Here, she dreams of South Sudan while she tries to navigate the strange world of America - a world where a girl can wear a short skirt, get a tattoo or even date a boy; a world that puts her into sharp conflict with her traditional mother who, like Viola, is struggling to braid together the strands of a displaced life.

Terry Farish's haunting novel is not only a riveting story of escape and survival, but the universal tale of a young immigrant's struggle to build a life on the cusp of two cultures.

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