16 Best New Children’s Books of May 2018

New Children’s Books of May 2018

Here are the Best New Children’s Books of May 2018. This list was put together by Editors of Amazon Children’s Books department.

New Children’s Books of May 2018

Best New Children's Books of May 2018

Positively Izzy 

by Terri Libenson
Release Date: May 1, 2018

Best New Children's Books of May 2018 : Positively IzzyIzzy and Brianna both navigate complex middle school experiences. Izzy is an unreliable middle sister. There is nothing she loves more than acting in skits and making up funny stories. However, she can never quite focus enough to get her schoolwork done. Brianna is studious, reserved, and a little lonely. Bri wants people to see there’s more to her than just a report card full of As.

Bri and Izzy’s lives converge on the day of a school talent show. The show turns out to be even more dramatic than either of the girls could have imagined.

This is a great story with carefully detailed characters. It is a humorous and hilarious read for middle school children.

This book is one of the best new children’s books of May 2018. It is currently the bestseller in the Children’s School Issues category of Amazon’s Children’s Books department.

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Actualized: Book 3 of the Configured Trilogy (Volume 3)

by Jenetta Penner
Release Date: May 4, 2018

Best New Children's Books of May 2018 : ActualizedActualized is the conclusion to the Configured Trilogy Series. It is jampacked with action and has a beautiful ending. It is an exciting and emotional conclusion to the series.

The story comes down to just one choice … save the world or save the ones you love.

The story is not over the top and the characters are not overly dramatic. If you followed the trilogy, you will definitely love the epilogue.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide

by Pablo Hidalgo
Release Date: May 25, 2018

Best New Children's Books of May 2018 : Solo: A Star Wars StoryThis encyclopedia is an essential guide to Solo: A Star Wars StoryTM.  It explores the world of young Han Solo in unrivaled detail. It is an authoritative companion to the latest Star WarsTM movie. It also features the fascinating planets, vehicles, and aliens that Han Solo encounters on his early adventures.

This is one of the best new books of May 2018. It is currently the #1 Best Seller in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedias category of Amazon’s Children’s Books department.

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The Penderwicks at Last

by Jeanne Birdsall
Release Date: May 15, 2018

Best New Children's Books of May 2018 : The Penderwicks at LastThe Penderwicks at Last is the final book in the endearing Penderwicks Series. In this final installment, the spotlight is on the youngest sibling Lydia, a would-be dancer. Amid the hectic preparations of eldest sister Rosalind, Lydia meets a new gal-pal. She gets embroiled in the arrangements of what eventually evolves into a double wedding.

Adding to the confusion is an older brother who is aspiring to be a film director, as well as riotous animals, including a stair-climbing chicken and an independent-minded sheep.

Ultimately, Lydia emerges as her own winning personality.

The author writes with a relaxed, casual hand and introduces old-fashioned, humorous warmth into the events. Certainly, faithful and loyal fans will be delighted to know that the author virtually promises that two very popular characters will wed several years hence. Is an encore in the works?

Let’s not say goodbye, Penderwicks. It’s not yet time to say goodbye.

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Boying Up: How to be Brave, Bold and Brilliant

by Mayim Bialik
Release Date: May 8, 2018

Best New Children's Books of May 2018 : Boying UpBoying Up is certainly one of the best new books of May 2018. It is not a story book. Rather, it is a pragmatic and relatable tool for explaining how the body of a boy looks and works during puberty.

The author combines personal anecdotes as an overly observant mother of two boys with plenty of scientific information from her life as a neuroscientist. Mayim Bialik, Ph.D.,  talks directly to teen boys about what it means to grow from a boy to a man biologically, psychologically, and sociologically. She takes boys through the challenges and triumphs of Boying Up today.

The book consists of six sections.  In each section, the author takes a look at what it means for boys to come of age in today’s world, how they can take control of their paths, and what they can do to help shape the types of futures they want for themselves.

Boying Up is currently the #1 Best New Children’s Books of May 2018 in the Teen and Young Adults Biology Books category of Amazon’s Children’s Books category.

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Borscht is Boring: From the Federal Witch Universe (Fergus’s Adventures Book 1)

by T S Paul
Release Date: May 9, 2018

Best New Children's Books of May 2018 : Borscht is BoringThis book is currently the #1 Best Seller and one of the new children’s books of May 2108 in the Children’s Dragon Stories category of Amazon’s Children’s eBooks Department.

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Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 14: Cloudy With a Chance of Apocalypse

by Zack Zombie
Release Date: May 12, 2018

Best New Children's Books of May 2018 : Diary of a Minecraft ZombieThis book, currently the #1 New Release in the Children’s General Humor Books category in Amazon’s Children’s Books department, is one of the best new children’s books of May 2018.

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie is basically about how a Minecraft Zombie deals with puberty. But there’s a volcano that’s threatening to blow Zombie’s village off the map, and it’s up to Zombie to save it.

How will Zombie save his village and at the same time deal with his puberty?

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The Last Musketeer

by Stuart Gibbs
Release Date: May 18, 2018

Best New Children's Books of May 2018 : The Last MusketeerThis is the first book in the exciting time travel adventure trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Stuart Gibbs. It is one of the best new books of May 2018 in the Children’s Classic Literature category in Amazon’s Children’s Books department.

Greg is not too happy to be in Paris with his parents while they are selling off family heirlooms. Among their possessions is a magical crystal that, when seized by a corrupt thief, propels them into the distant past. Suddenly in 17th-century Paris, Greg’s parents are incarcerated in the La Mort Triste and sentenced to die. Greg has only a few days to save them. He obtains the help of three teenage boys: Aramis, Porthos, and Athos. Each one is keen for adventure. As the boys walk through the foul streets of medieval Paris with the king’s guards following close behind, they endure death-defying frays and swordfights on horseback, chandeliers, and ledges.

With the past and the present interweaving in confused knots of who’s who and what’s what, Gibbs intertwines historical facts about Paris. The author also weaves in quirky bits about rats, bed bugs and the lack of toilets and pockets in pants. Greg, now named D’Artagnon, eventually understands his role in this group. But it’s going to take more than self-deception to get him and his parents back home—or is Paris home?

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Talons of Power (Wings of Fire, Book 9)

by Tui T. Sutherland
Release Date: May 29, 2018

Best New Children's Books of May 2018 : Talons of PowerThis book is the ninth installment of the Wings of Fire series. It is currently one of the best new children’s books of May 2018 in the Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > Dragons category.

The story is told from Turtle’s perspective. He is a SeaWing dragon. He is afraid of everything, seemingly even his own shadow. And he is also an animus in secret. If he were, he would use his animus powers to help Pyrrhia. But he would rather keep his abilities a secret, even from his own sister.

Meanwhile, Darkstalker, the sinister and impossibly old dragon from Pyrrhia’s most infamous myths, has returned. He is concentrating all his attention and charm on animus dragons.

Turtle alone seems to be un-susceptible to Darkstalker’s allure. And it is up to him to recognize what Darkstalker is really up to. The more he watches from the sidelines, the more Turtle knows that someone needs to stop the mighty and ruthless dragon. But Turtle is running out of time to find one. He might have to save the day instead.

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Llama Llama Loves to Read

by Anna Dewdney, Reed Duncan
Release Date: May 1, 2018

Best New Children's Books of May 2018 : Llama Llama Loves to ReadLlama Llama is growing up. He is also experiencing the difficulties and excitement of learning to read. Llama Llama already knows the alphabet. But the next step is to put those letters together to form words. And putting those words together makes stories! Progress is slow at first, starting with familiar words such as Llama Llama’s name and “love.” But the pace steps up, and soon Llama Llama is a proud reader.

Some rhymes are a bit shoddy, and the impression is more instructional than warm: “Words tell truth. / Words tell new things. / Words make songs / that we can sing! // Words are the very best of presents. / Words together make a sentence!” What stands out is the small llama’s determination and sense of personal achievement. “Who can’t wait to read to Mama? / You’re a READER, llama llama!” Fans of the series will always cry out for more, but this is not likely to be one that they will ask for again and again.

Llama Lama Loves to Read is currently the #1 New Children’s Books of May 2018 in the Children’s Parents Books category of Amazon’s Children’s Books.

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National Geographic Kids Almanac 2019 (National Geographic Almanacs)

by National Geographic Kids
Release Date: May 8, 2018

Best New Children's Books of May 2018 : National Geographic Kids Almanac 2019
Have fun keeping up with our rapidly changing world with the New York Times best-selling almanac, curated and created just for kids. It is filled with unimaginable photos; plenty of fun facts, crafts, and activities; and captivating features about animals, science, nature, technology, and more. New features include an updated “Fun and Games” chapter.  It is filled with all-new games, jokes, and comics; all new weird-but-true facts; “19 Facts for 2019” feature in every chapter; updated reference material; and cool stuff on topics today’s curious kids care about.

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The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate

by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
Release Date: May 8, 2018

Best New Children's Books of May 2018 : The Princess in Black and the Mysterious PlaydatePrincess Magnolia and Princess Sneezewort have plans. And these plans are mysterious plans, like a princess playdate! They dress up and do karaoke. They romp with their playhouse and then stomp through their snack-time. But then a cry from outside Princess Sneezewort’s castle disrupts their fun. It’s a monster trying to eat someone’s kitty! This is a job for the Princess in Black. Yet when the Princess in Black gets there, she finds only a masked stranger and no monster in sight . . . or is there? Action and humor overflow in this ode to friendship that proves that when shape-shifting monsters interfere with your plans, two heroes are better than one.

This book is Book 5 in the Princess in Black series. It is currently one of the Best New Children’s Books of May 2018 in the Children’s Superhero Fiction category of Amazon’s Children’s Books department.

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Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! – The Itchy Book!

by Mo Willems, LeUyen Pham
Release Date: May 15, 2018

Best New Children's Books of May 2018 The Itchy Book!Triceratops has an itch. So does Pterodactyl. And Brontosaurus too. And T-Rex! But Dino-Mo reminds them all of the BIG rule: Dinosaurs do not scratch! What’s an itchy dinosaur to do? Find out in this humorous and adorable beginning reader written and illustrated by  LeUyen Pham.

This book is currently the #1 New Children’s Books of May 2018 in the Children’s Beginner Readers category of Amazon’s Children’s Books department.

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Organic Chemistry for Babies (Baby University)

by Chris Ferrie, Clara Florance
Release Date: May 1, 2018

Best New Children's Books of May 2018 : Organic Chemistry for BabiesOrganic Chemistry for Babies is a colorful and simple introduction to the structure of organic, carbon-containing compounds and materials. With a playful and humorous approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to acquaint basic ideas to even the youngest scientists. After all, it’s never too early to become a scientist!

The book is written by experts Chris Ferrie and Clara Florance. Chris Ferrie is an award-winning physicist and is the senior lecturer for Quantum Software and Information at the University of Technology Sydney.  He has a Masters in Applied Mathematics, BMath in Mathematical Physics and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics. Co-written by Cara Florance, who has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and a BS in Chemistry with work experience in astrobiology and radiation decontamination.

This book is currently the #1 New Children’s Books of May 2018 in the Children’s Chemistry Books category of Amazon’s Children’s Books department.

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L.O.L. Surprise! Coloring Book For Kids: Over 150 JUMBO Coloring Pages That Are Perfect for Beginners: For Girls, Boys, and Anyone Who Loves An L.O.L Surprise!

by Evelyn Parker
Release Date: May 5, 2018

Best New Children's Books of May 2018This coloring book is designed for young children who love L.O.L Surprise! This book includes over 150 pages of L.O.L Surprise Doll images designed to entertain and engage. Help your little ones celebrate their love of L.O.L. Surprise Dolls with this big full-page coloring book that is perfect for little hands. This book will provide hours of coloring fun and the easy to color designs will help to build fine-motor skills and hand-eye coordination. You can use pens, pencils, markers, paint, and crayons. Each coloring page is on a separate sheet.

This book is currently the #1 New Children’s Books of May 2018 in the Doll Crafts category of Amazon’s Children’s Books department.

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Amal Unbound

by Aisha Saeed
Release Date: May 8, 2018

Best New Children's Books of May 2018 Amal UnboundAmal is an intelligent girl. She lives in a small village in Punjab, Pakistan. She dreams of becoming a teacher and a poet. When she unwittingly insults Jawad, the son of her village’s wealthy and influential, but corrupt, landlord, Khan Sahib, she is coerced into indentured servitude with his family. Jawad promises Amal’s father that she will be “treated like all my servants, no better, no worse.” He also assures him that he will “let her visit twice a year like the others.” Once in her oppressor’s home, Amal is subjected to Jawad’s insults, which are somewhat relieved by the kind words of his mother, Nasreen Baji, whose servant she becomes. Amal remained optimistic by reading poetry books that she surreptitiously sneaks from the estate library. She also teaches the other servant girls how to read and write. Amal ultimately finds a friend in the U.S.–educated teacher, Asif. She learns from him that the powerful aren’t invincible.

Saeed’s timely and rallying middle-grade debut is a celebration of resistance and justice. It is inspired by Malala Yousafzai and countless unknown girls like her.

This book is currently the #1 New Children’s Books of May 2018 in the Children’s Middle East Books of Amazon’s Children’s Books department.

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