Blue Hen 2025 Top Five Titles

Young Readers:

How to Send a Hug by Hayley Rocco and illustrated by John Rocco
Stanley’s Secret by John Sullivan and illustrated by Zach Manbeck
Once Upon a Book by Grace Lin and illustrated by Kate Messner
Beneath by Cori Doerrfeld
I’m a Volcano! by Bridget Heos and illustrated by Mike Ciccotello

Middle Readers:

Odder by Katherine Applegate
Yusuf Azeem is Not a Hero by Saadia Faruqi
Maybe, Maybe Marisol Rainey by Erin Entrada Kelly
Hummingbird by Natalie Lloyd
Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston

Middle Readers Graphic Novels:

Anne of West Philly Written by Ivy Noell Weir and Illustrated by Myisha Haynes ISBN: 9780316459785
Miss Quinces Written and Illustrated by Kat Fajardo ISBN: 9781338535587
Just Roll With It Written by Veronica Agarwal and Lee Durfey-Lavoie  ISBN: 9780593125410
Allergic Written by Megan Wagner Lloyd and Illustrated by Michelle Mee Nutter ISBN: 9781338568912
The Snowcat Prince Written by Dina Norland ISBN: 9781637151983

Teen Readers:

We Were Kings Written by Court Stevens
The Weight of Blood Written by Tiffany D. Jackson
Once There Was Written by Kiyash Monsef
The Sunbearer Trials Written by Aiden Thomas
Cinder & Glass Written by Melissa de la Cruz

Teen Readers Graphic Novels:

Hockey Girl Loves Drama Boy Written by Faith Erin Hicks ISBN: 9781250838735
In Limbo Written by Deb JJ Lee ISBN: 9781250252661
Hungry Ghost Written by Victoria Ying ISBN: 9781250767004
Insomniacs After School, Vol. 1 Written by Makoto Ojiro ISBN: 9781974736577
Blue Box, Vol. 1 Written by Kouji Miura ISBN:  9781974734627

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