The Ultimate Spring YA/Children Reading List

From our friends at Booksparks

It’s time to indulge in a new children’s book or YA obsession and we have the ultimate spring reading list sure to take both young and old hearts on an unforgettable journey. Brimming with touching life lessons, adrenaline-inducing plots and captivating characters, these unputdownable literary thrill rides are sure to captivate your imagination this spring. 

Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot

When you have a life-threatening eating disorder to battle along will daily hurdles of young insecurities, teenagehood can be dangerously painful. With the help of her family and first love, 16-year-old Pea must overcome her rare eating disorder in order to have a chance at life. Bursting with raw emotion and refreshingly genuine, Sad Perfect is the book every teenager and parent need on their bookshelves this spring. 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

When Starr Carter witnesses the fatal shooting of her unarmed childhood best friend by a police officer, her life and all she stands for changes forever. A rarified look into the painful contrasts between classes in America and the horrifying realities of racism, The Hate U Give is a brave debut that captures the societal flaws we all need to face.  

Renegade Red by Lauren Bird Horowitz

Underground mystical labyrinths, darkly magical realms and two brothers battling for the heart of a girl — do we have your attention yet? A fiercely enchanting reading experience from the first page to the last, there is no chance any reader will be able to escape the spell of this highly anticipated new read in The Light Trilogy. 

 Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

New York Times bestselling author Jenny Han returns with a with dazzling coming-of-age novel centering around one girl’s life-altering decisions and the inevitable growing pains that come along with it. Lara Jean has the love of her life, but is she willing to sacrifice her education to be with him? This heartwarming and humbling reminder of the power of choice will leave every spring reader touched. 

King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard


Chances are you’re already addicted to the sensational Red Queen series, so the third installment is sure to make your YA-loving heart swoon. This chapter explores heroine Mare Barrow’s time as a prisoner, the king who put her there, the dashing exiled prince after her heart and an inevitable war. Don’t make any plans once you pick up King’s Cage — you won’t be able to put it down.

Sydney Mackenzie Knocks ‘Em Dead by Cindy Callaghan

California girl and aspiring actress finds herself in the center of a historical mystery when her parents inherit and move to a spooky Delaware cemetery. Jam packed with mystery, plot trickery and unpredictable conclusions, there isn’t a single dull moment in this reading experience. 

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

When Liesl’s sister is taken by the elusive Goblin King as a bride, she ventures deep into the Underground to rescue her. Instead, she finds herself enraptured and completely bewitched by what she discovers. Each word of this enchanting plot is laced with magic, beauty and romance, and is sure to bewitch you long after completion. 

Gabby Duran Series by Elise Allen

If you think your babysitting experiences were traumatizing, Gabby Duran’s challenge certainly tops yours — aliens. Upon accepting the top-secret position, Gabby embarks on an unworldly and fiercely entertaining mission to keep the little alien girl a secret. A wild ride from start to finish, the Gabby Duran Series is the extraterrestrial adventure everyone needs in their life. 

By Your Side by Kasie West


The best things in life come when we least expect them, including the unlikely romance that unfolds between Autumn Collins and bad boy Dax Miller when they are trapped in a library. A high school version of Pride & Prejudice (feat. plenty of drama) this adorably addictive YA is the teenage love story everyone needs to eat up immediately. 

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