Let MacKids Matchmaking find your perfect match!

The School & Library team is matching readers with their book soulmate! Would you like to read a middle grade dystopian debut or a Young Adult queer romantic comedy? One of these Spring 2020 books could be your perfect match!


Book Match #1

Chapter Book Friendship Monsters Monster and Boy
Chapter book readers will love this unlikely friendship story! Told with a warm, cozy voice, the story is brought to life with adorable two-color illustrations. Filled with adventure and humor, this chapter book is perfect for sharing with kids just aging out of picture books and for newly independent readers.

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Book Match #2

In this magical middle-grade debut novel, a Cuban American boy must use his secret ability to communicate with animals to save the inhabitants of his town when they are threatened by a tule vieja, a witch that transforms into animals.

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Book Match #3

Debut The Giver dystopia dystopian friendships rebellion
Beyond the mysterious boundary of eleven-year-old Maggie’s town, the Quiet War rages and the dirty, dangerous wanderers roam–a gripping debut for fans of The GiverPax, and Orphan Island.

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Book Match #4

bridget jones queer romantic comedy sarcastic sex-positive georgia nicolson
This is a laugh-out-loud exploration of sexuality, family, female friendship, grief, and community. With the heart and hilarity of Netflix’s critically-acclaimed Sex Education, Wibke Brueggemann’s sex positive debut Love Is for Losers is required reading for Generation Z teens.

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Book Match #5

anna-marie mclemore cancer scorpio magical realism LGBTQ friends-to-lovers
A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his conservative Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in this paranormal YA debut. 

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For even more staff recommendations, check out our Staff Picks page!