Monthly Bookopolis Book Picks

Recommendations from and for Young Readers

One of my favorite things to do is put together monthly round-ups of our favorite books for young readers. It’s a mix of favorites that our team has read and books that have been highly rated by young readers on Bookopolis. The lists are usually heavy on middle grade books (typically for 3rd-7th graders) but also include chapter books (typically for K-3rd graders) and young adult books (typically for 8th-12th graders.)

Want to get these emails each month along with other book recommendations and tips for getting kids to read? Subscribe to our newsletter.


10 Book Picks to Support Mentally Healthy Kids (May 2023)

10 Eco-Themed Books in Honor of Earth Day (April 2023)

5 Professional Development Books for Educators (March 2023 – Bonus)

10 Book Picks Celebrating Women in History (March 2023)

10 Award-Winning Books to Read During Black History Month…and beyond (Feb 2023)

9 Kid-Approved Book Picks for Advanced Readers (Jan 2023)


10 of My Favorite Middle Grade Books (July 2022)

10 Books to Keep Kids Reading this Summer (June 2022)

10 Great Picks to Jumpstart Your Student’s Summer Reading (May 2022)

10 of our Favorite Books from 2022 (so far) (April 2022)

10 Books to Enjoy During March Book Madness  (March 2022)

10 Engaging Books that Let Readers Escape (February 2022)

New Year, New Books to Get Kids Reading (January 2022)


Holiday Book-Giving Guide (December 2021)

10 Middle Grade Books with Neurodivergent Characters (November 2021)

10 Picks to Keep Kids Reading This Fall (October 2021)

Our Favorite September New Releases (September 2021)

Summer Reading Book Picks (August 2021)

Summer Reading Book Picks (July 2021)

Summer Reading Book Picks (June 2021)

Books for Kids Who Like STEM (April 2021)

10 Books About Overcoming Obstacles (March 2021)

10 Kid-Approved Newbery Medal Winners (February 2021)

11 Books to Get Your Tweens and Teens Reading in 2021 (January 2021)


Kid-Approved Books that Make Great Gifts (December 2020)

13 Page-Turning Historical Fiction Tales (November 2020)

12 Stories for Kids Who Love Animals (October 2020)

10 Short Story Collections for Young Readers (September 2020)

13 Modern Twists on Classic Fairy Tales (August 2020)

12 Mystery Books to Challenge and Intrigue (July 2020)

10 Anti-Racist Books from Black Authors (June 2020)

8 Books Kids Are Reading Now (May 2020)

8 Books for the New Normal (April 2020)

8 Comforting Books for Uncertain Times (March 2020)

9 Books We Love (and Read Again and Again) (February 2020)

8 Books to Start the New Year (January 2020)


8 Books That Make Great Gifts (December 2019)

9 Books Kids Can’t Stop Talking About (November 2019)

9 Must-Read Picks for Kids (October 2019)

8 New Books for a New School Year (September 2019)

Finish Summer Reading with these Kid-Approved Books (August 2019)

8 Book Picks for the End of the School Year (May 2019)

8 Books for Spring Reading (April 2019)

8 Must-Read Picks For Kids (March 2019)

8 Great Picks For Kids (February 2019)

Start the New Year with a New Book (January 2019)


Perfect Gifts for the Young Reader on Your Holiday List (December 2018)

8 Extraordinary Middle Grade Book Picks (November 2018)

8 Soon-to-be-Favorite Book Picks (October 2018)

8 Kid-Approved Book Picks (September 2018)

3 Ways to Find a Good Book and 11 Book Ideas (August 2018)

10 Books to Bring on Vacation to Get Kids Reading (July 2018)

10 Books to Get Your Kids Reading this Summer (June 2018)


2017 Book-Giving Guide (December 2017)

Keep Kids Reading in August (August 2017)

8 Books to Get Your Kids Reading this Summer (July 2017)

Hand-Picked Favorites for Summer Reading (June 2017)

2016 Book-Giving Guide (December 2016)

Great Books with Great Characters (June 2016)

Mysteries to Read Over Spring Break (April 2015)

Books about Overcoming Obstacles (March 2015)

Leave a Reply