BEST OF 2021 LISTS!

We've compiled Book Culture's "Best of the Year" kids books by age. These books came out in 2021 and caught our eye for their charm, relevance, pizazz, and awesomeness. Enjoy!

The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316450058
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Published: LB Kids - June 29th, 2021

You're My Little Bookworm Cover Image
By Nicola Edwards, Natalie Marshall (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781645176787
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Published: Silver Dolphin Books - June 29th, 2021

Nerdy Babies: Dinosaurs Cover Image
By Emmy Kastner, Emmy Kastner (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250756077
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - July 13th, 2021

Becoming Vanessa Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525582120
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

Memory Jars Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250314871
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 25th, 2021

Brave as a Mouse Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593181836
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Published: Random House Studio - May 25th, 2021

Sunny-Side Up Cover Image
By Jacky Davis, Fiona Woodcock (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062573070
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 9th, 2021

Milo Imagines the World Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399549083
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2021

Be a Tree! Cover Image
By Maria Gianferrari, Felicita Sala (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419744228
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 30th, 2021

Bird House Cover Image
By Blanca Gómez (Illustrator), Blanca Gómez
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419744082
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

My Monster and Me Cover Image
By Nadiya Hussain, Ella Bailey (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593350768
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

Dumplings for Lili Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324003427
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Published: Norton Young Readers - June 1st, 2021

The Octopus Escapes Cover Image
By Maile Meloy, Felicita Sala (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984812698
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

Genie Meanie (Orca Echoes) Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781459823983
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - February 16th, 2021

Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-Be Best Friend Cover Image
By Dawn Quigley, Tara Audibert (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780063015388
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Published: Heartdrum - May 11th, 2021

Ballet Bunnies #1: The New Class Cover Image
By Swapna Reddy, Binny Talib (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780593304921
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

J.D. and the Great Barber Battle (J.D. the Kid Barber #1) Cover Image
By J. Dillard, Akeem S. Roberts (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780593111543
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Published: Kokila - February 23rd, 2021

Mr. Summerling's Secret Code #1 (The Treasure Troop #1) Cover Image
By Dori Hillestad Butler, Tim Budgen (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780593094822
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 19th, 2021

Sydney And Taylor Explore The Whole Wide World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358106319
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Published: Clarion Books - February 2nd, 2021

Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062970428
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 4th, 2021

The Case of the Missing Cheetah (Secret Spy Society #1) Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780593204351
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 23rd, 2021

Maya and the Robot Cover Image
By Eve L. Ewing, Christine Almeda (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984814630
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Published: Kokila - July 13th, 2021

Ophie’s Ghosts Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062915894
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 18th, 2021

Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062975164
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 19th, 2021

Ahmed Aziz’s Epic Year Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063024892
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Published: Quill Tree Books - June 22nd, 2021

Finding Junie Kim Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062987983
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Published: HarperCollins - May 4th, 2021

Willodeen Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250147400
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 7th, 2021

Marcus Makes a Movie Cover Image
By Kevin Hart, Geoff Rodkey (With), David Cooper (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593179147
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2021

When You Trap a Tiger: (Winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524715700
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 28th, 2020

Trouble in the Stars Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593204283
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 27th, 2021

One Small Hop Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338565614
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 1st, 2021

The Beatryce Prophecy Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536213614
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Published: Candlewick - September 28th, 2021

The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062275127
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Published: Walden Pond Press - October 12th, 2021

Voyage of the Sparrowhawk Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324019725
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Published: Norton Young Readers - October 12th, 2021

The Last Cuentista Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646140893
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Published: Levine Querido - October 12th, 2021

The Robber Girl Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763669560
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Published: Candlewick - September 14th, 2021

The First Case (Pup Detectives #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781534474949
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Published: Little Simon - February 2nd, 2021

Long Distance Cover Image
By Whitney Gardner, Whitney Gardner (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781534455658
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 29th, 2021

Witches of Brooklyn: (A Graphic Novel) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593119273
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Published: Random House Graphic - September 1st, 2020

The Okay Witch and the Hungry Shadow Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534431485
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Published: Aladdin - July 6th, 2021

Allergic: A Graphic Novel Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338568905
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Published: Graphix - March 2nd, 2021

Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250225894
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Published: First Second - April 6th, 2021

The Legend of Auntie Po Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525554899
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Published: Kokila - June 15th, 2021

Chef Yasmina and the Potato Panic Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250622051
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Published: First Second - February 9th, 2021