TC-VIB Picks for Kids (Very Impressive Books)

 
Every now and then we encounter a new children's book or series that we’re so excited about we want to broadcast it from the rooftop. We've created the Kids' TC V.I.B. (very impressive book) to highlight real stand-outs among the many delightful and meaningful new editions for young readers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our latest selection for this honor is:

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
by Teresa Toten
($17.99 Delacorte Press)

Adam Spencer Ross is almost 15, living in New York City with his mom, and visiting his dad and stepfamily across town. He used to be an alter boy,  is a member of the Young Adult OCD Support Group Course, and on page one, Adam discovers what it's like to fall instantly in love.
 
I suffered along with Adam while he struggled to overcome his own problems -- his lies, medications, his counting, his tapping -- while dealing with his mother's problems, school and of course, therapy. Adam does have some help -- a champion of a therapist, his dad and stepfamily, a best friend who sticks with him, and a kindly neighbor just when he needs one. 
 
I was the loud person cheering for Adam all throughout the book! This book is in my top five YA favorites of all time, and I didn't want it to end. Though when it did end, it was wrapped up masterfully. Encore, Ms. Toten, she asked hopefully?  -- Recommended by Jocelyn Gebhardt
 
Purchase this book & previous Kids' V.I.B. selections below:
 
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553507867
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Published: Delacorte Press - March 10th, 2015

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ISBN: 9780525428435
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By JonArno Lawson, Sydney Smith (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781554984312
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By Matthew Burgess, Kris Di Giacomo (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781592701711
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - April 7th, 2015

By Vern Kousky, Vern Kousky (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399164408
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 24th, 2015

$16.99
ISBN: 9780062229182
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Published: HarperCollins - February 17th, 2015

By Deborah Underwood, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780547928524
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - April 1st, 2014

$14.95
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Published: Sterling - September 2nd, 2014

$16.99
ISBN: 9780399252518
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2014

By Cece Bell, David Lasky (Illustrator)
$10.95
ISBN: 9781419712173
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 2nd, 2014

$17.99
ISBN: 9780670785025
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Published: Viking Children's Books - June 12th, 2014

By Luis Carlos Montalvan, Dan Dion (Photographer), Bret Witter (With)
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ISBN: 9781596438910
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 27th, 2014

$19.99
ISBN: 9780545106078
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 27th, 2014

$15.99
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - April 8th, 2014

$17.99
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 15th, 2014

$17.99
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Published: Beach Lane Books - March 4th, 2014

$15.99
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 4th, 2014

$19.99
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 28th, 2014

$16.99
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Published: Dial Books - August 29th, 2013

$18.00
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2013

$17.99
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2013

$7.99
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - July 2nd, 2013

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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - September 3rd, 2013

$17.99
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2013

By Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman, Jim Borgman (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062228512
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Published: Harper Teen - May 21st, 2013

$18.99
ISBN: 9780399162411
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Published: Putnam Publishing Group - May 7th, 2013