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Children enjoy reading fiction just as much as adults do. They enjoy romance, sci-fi and mystery, plus other categories and settings adults have left behind (such as the classroom drama). Children's imaginations are wide open. Good authors of kids' fiction know how to write for the age and interest level without oversimplifying. Life can be difficult and complex, and kids know that. You'll find a Kids' Fiction list on the New, Best & Fun page, tabbed from the library catalog. Check out the list for new Kids' Fiction recently purchased.
In the adventure mystery Hide And Seek, by Kate Messner, junior members of a secret society travel to the rain forests of Costa Rica in search of a stolen chalice. The Key & The Flame, by Claire Caterer, fits into a fantasy time-travel genre, with a character who crosses into a medieval world by unlocking a door in a tree. When the Butterflies Came, by Kimberley Griffiths Little, is described as a magical, breathtaking mystery full of loss and love, family and faith, and has at its center a young girl feeling isolated after the death of her grandmother.
Take a look at the list if you are looking for fiction for younger readers. You'll find new authors and ideas every month to satisfy all kinds of interests.