Penguin Young ReadersToggle navigation

School & Library

Star News for Star Books!

Boots on the Ground
6 Starred Reviews

★ "Partridge proves once again that nonfiction can be every bit as dramatic as the best fiction."*America's war in Vietnam. In over a decade of bitter fighting, it claimed the lives of more than 58,000 American soldiers and beleaguered four US...

A Land of Permanent Goodbyes
3 Starred Reviews

A powerful novel of refugees escaping from war-torn Syria, masterfully told by a journalist who witnessed the crisis firsthand. In a country ripped apart by war, Tareq lives with his big and loving family . . . until the bombs...

5 Starred Reviews

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"[A] poetic reckoning of the importance of love in a child's life . . . eloquent and moving."—People "Everything that can be called love -- from shared joy to comfort in the darkness -- is gathered in the...

The Night Diary
5 Starred Reviews

"A gripping, nuanced story of the human cost of conflict appropriate for both children and adults."                                                 ...

Blood Water Paint
4 Starred Reviews

"When I finished this novel, I knew I would be haunted and empowered by Artemisia Gentileschi's story for the rest of my life."—Amanda Lovelace, bestselling author of the princess saves herself in this oneA William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist2018...

3 Starred Reviews

From New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination.   Every kid in Lola's school was from somewhere else. Hers was...

The Rabbit Listened
3 Starred Reviews

A universal, deeply moving exploration of grief and empathyWith its spare, poignant text and irresistibly sweet illustrations, The Rabbit Listened is a tender meditation on loss.When something terrible happens, Taylor doesn't know where to turn. All the animals are sure...

A Round of Robins
3 Starred Reviews

Sixteen fresh and funny poems welcome a new batch of robins to the world!Food FightJumble, jostle, rumble, squirm;Dad has landed with a worm.Game of tug-of-war begins--Biggest bossy baby wins.Mama's a skillful architect, constructing a sturdy nest, while Dad's a champion...

Out of Left Field
3 Starred Reviews

A story about the fight for equal rights in America's favorite arena: the baseball field!Every boy in the neighborhood knows Katy Gordon is their best pitcher, even though she's a girl. But when she tries out for Little League, it's...

Connect with Penguin School & Library

Penguin Classroom
For our final day of Literary cheer, follow us on Twitter at and let us know the 2017 title... 2016-12-26 14:12:19

Penguin Classroom
Day 11: Are you a high school teacher? Looking for the perfect class set for your students? Then STILL LIFE WITH TORNADO is... 2016-12-24 04:12:51

Penguin Classroom
Happy holidays from PRINCESS POSEY AND THE CHRISTMAS MAGIC! 2016-12-23 16:12:24

Follow us on Facebook

RT @nancyrosep: Congrats ?@padmatv? ! A 2nd starred review just in from PW for THE BRIDGE HOME. “a poignant portrait of... 5 hours ago

RT @ransomriggs: Only a few weeks left to enter to win a writing workshop with me for your school or library! Visit... 5 hours ago

Did you love @RutaSepetys' BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY? Are you excited for the movie to come out this January?! Good ne…... 5 hours ago

S&L_Author Appearance
S&L Author Roster
S&L_Skype in the Classroom