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BKLYN Staff Picks- Fiction for Kids

Better Nate Than Ever
Better Nate Than Ever By Federle, Tim (Book - 2013 ) J FIC FEDERLE Available in some locations

Annotation:"As a proud New Yorker, I love Nate’s sense of wonder, fear, and hope when he experiences the city for the first time. Federle’s version of NYC is endearing and lovely and maybe just a little scary. But it’s full of promise. Everything might not be perfect now, but it’s going to get way better for Nate. His future looks pretty bright." - Ingrid (Youth Wing, Central Library)

Chickadee By Erdrich, Louise (Book - 2012 ) J FIC ERDRICH Available in some locations

Annotation:"This fourth book in the Birchbark House series is a poignant look at Native American family life in the 19th century. I recommend all of the titles in the series." - Marilyn (BookOps)

A Girl Called Problem
A Girl Called Problem By Quirk, Katie (Book - 2013 ) J FIC QUIRK Available in some locations

Annotation:"Have a kid who wants to read a mystery? Then hand them the best little mystery novel out this year. It's set in 1960s Tanzania (bet you didn't see THAT one coming) and stars a girl who is convinced that someone is sabotaging her village. It's got hope, and smarts, and a plot that will keep you guessing every step of the way.” - Betsy (BookOps)

Harriet the Spy
Harriet the Spy By Fitzhugh, Louise (Book - 2001 ) J FIC FITZHUGH All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:"For some reason I felt a connection to Harriet, and I read this book several times during my elementary school years (so much so I think the librarian was ready to hide the book from me!)” - Deborah (BPL's Finance Dept.)

Hatchet By Paulsen, Gary (Book - 1999 ) J FIC PAULSEN Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 42 copies

Annotation:"This novel is a gripping adventure story written by an author experienced in outdoor survival. In the Newbery Award-winning book, 13-year-old Brian Robeson boards a single-engine plane bound for Canada to visit his father. During the flight, the only other person on board—a middle-aged pilot—suffers a heart attack and dies. After crash-landing in the Canadian wilderness, Brian is forced to confront his own physical and psychological limitations in order to survive." - Sarah (Central Library)

Knit your Bit
Knit your Bit A World War I Story By Hopkinson, Deborah (Book - 2013 ) J-E HOPKINSON Available in some locations

Annotation:"Very interesting story based on a little-known World War I New York City event." - Marilyn (BookOps)

Okay for Now
Okay for Now By Schmidt, Gary D. (Book - 2011 ) J FIC SCHMIDT Available in some locations

Annotation:"Focusing on a minor character from The Wednesday Wars (also a great read), this book is about Doug Swieteck, who has recently moved from Long Island to upstate New York with his family. While in the small town of Maryville, Doug finds himself fascinating by an Audubon book and begins drawing them. Beautifully crafted, the plot touches on the Vietnam war, child abuse, fractured families and adolescence. It’s an absolute gem and recommended to kids, teens and adults!" - Jen (Youth & Family Services)

Out of My Mind
Out of My Mind By Draper, Sharon M. (Book - 2010 ) J FIC DRAPER Available in some locations

Annotation:This very moving story is about a wonderful girl, bursting with feelings that she has no way to express. An absolute must-read, especially for anyone who has ever felt different or misunderstood.” - Leonard (Kings Highway Library)

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 A Novel By Curtis, Christopher Paul (Book - 1995 ) J FIC C Available in some locations

Annotation:"A funny and moving story of an African American family from Flint, Michigan who spend a summer in Birmingham Alabama. You'll find yourself laughing and crying as you read it on the subway." - Rachel (Youth & Family Services)


Brooklyn Public Library staff members, from accountants to librarians, recommend favorite fiction for kids. Enjoy!


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