The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid

By Dylan Thuras / Rosemary Mosco. The team behind the #1 bestselling Atlas Obscura presents a kid’s illustrated guide to 100 of the world’s most mesmerizing and mysterious wonders, both natural and manmade, in 47 countries and on every continent on earth. Travel the world through common points of interest, from sacred skeletons (Trunyan Tree cemetery in Indonesia leads you to India’s Skeleton Lake, for example) to wild waterfalls (while in Zambia visit the Devil’s Swimming Pool–and then move on to Antarctica’s Blood Falls) to ice caves to bioluminescence.

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Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, and More

By Mallika Chopra. A fully illustrated go-to meditation guide, written by Deepak Chopra’s wellness-expert daughter, counsels children ages 8-12 on how to use breathing techniques and guided meditations for stress management, better sleep, self-confidence and improved focus.

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The Lost Continent

By Tui Sutherland. After finding another continent on the planet, the dragons discover a new tribe.

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Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World

By Ashley Herring Blake.

“Twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen’s house is destroyed in a tornado, and in the aftermath of the storm, she begins to develop feelings for another girl at school”–

The Serpent’s Secret

By Sayantani Dasgupta. Up until her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala considered herself an ordinary sixth-grader in Parsippany, New Jersey, but then her parents disappear and a drooling rakkhosh demon shows up in her kitchen, and soon she is swept into another dimension, full of magic, winged horses, talking birds (very annoying), and cute princes–and somehow Kiranmala needs to sort it all out, find her parents, and basically save the world.

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Granted

By John David Anderson. A fairy-in-training who is among the select few who grant the wishes of unsuspecting people struggles to protect the fairy world in the face of waning magic levels, an effort that exposes her to the dangers of the human world. By the award-winning author of Ms. Bixby’s Last Day.

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Marabel and the Book of Fate

By Tracy Barrett. When Princess Marabel’s twin brother, Marco, is kidnapped on their thirteenth birthday, Princess Marabel must defy expectations and prophecies, leave the castle for the first time, and face great danger to rescue him.

Rocket

By Mike Vago.

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The Most Dangerous Book: An Illustrated Introduction to Archery

By Daniel Nayeri.

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The War I Finally Won

By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. As World War II creeps closer to her door, eleven-year-old Ada learns to manage life on the crowded cottage she shares with her brother, their legal guardian, and a German Jewish refugee.

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