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Kids Indie Next

May/June 2023

Find the best recommendations for summer 2023 children's book releases from independent booksellers.

#1 Pick: Big Tree

The Indie Next #1 kids pick for May/June 2023 is Brian Selznick's illustrated, middle-grade novel Big Tree. The fate of all life on Earth may depend on the bravery of two little seeds in this epic adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling creator and Caldecott Medalist of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Big Tree Book Cover

Picture Books

Vashti Harrison

from: $16.29

How Dinosaurs Went Extinct
Ame Dyckman

from: $15.38

Manolo the Unicorn
Jonah Kramer

from: $16.23

100 Mighty Dragons All Named Broccoli
David LaRochelle

from: $13.19

Simon and the Better Bone
Corey R. Tabor

from: $9.19

Snake's Big Mistake
Sarah Kurpiel

from: $6.19

10 Cats
Emily Gravett

from: $14.49

Weather Together
Jessie Sima

from: $16.23

Middle Grade

The Firefly Summer
Morgan Matson

from: $8.99

Jude Saves the World
Ronnie Riley

from: $6.89

Once There Was
Kiyash Monsef

from: $6.29

Opinions and Opossums
Ann Braden

from: $8.99

A Work in Progress
Jarrett Lerner

from: $8.29

Young Adult

Blood Debts
Terry J. Benton-Walker

from: $12.27

I Kick and I Fly
Ruchira Gupta

from: $5.09

If Tomorrow Doesn't Come
Jen St. Jude

from: $8.19

Imogen, Obviously
Becky Albertalli

from: $14.24

Painted Devils
Margaret Owen

from: $17.77

Maurene Goo

from: $6.89

Warrior Girl Unearthed
Angeline Boulley

from: $14.89

Where You See Yourself
Claire Forrest

from: $12.92

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