4.Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson WINNER OF A CORETTA SCOTT KING
4.SUCH SMALL HANDSBY ANDRÉS BARBA, LISA DILLMAN (TRANSLATOR)Buy it from Amazon
When 7-year-old Marina arrives at the orphanage, she is an object of fascination for the other children. An outcast, she asserts her place by inventing a nighttime game to play with the others. (It’s not a good game. You wouldn’t want to play it.) The book delves in and out of a sort of nightmarish narration by Marie, who is also suffering injuries after a fatal car accident involving her parents.
5.THE LIES WE TOLD BY CAMILLA WAYBuy it from Amazon
“At first I mistook the severed head for something else.” And with that first line, this thriller is off and running! It’s two stories: one is about a woman’s missing boyfriend, but the other one involves an evil child who torments her mother. Hannah is one of the best child villains to come along in a while. She is devious and awful, and gaslights her mother, starting at a very young age. What do you do when your child is a monster?
6.RING (RING SERIES, BOOK ONE) BY KOJI SUZUKI, GLYNNE WALLEY (TRANSLATOR)Buy it from Amazon
If you’ve seen the films based on this book, you already know what I’m going to say. Ringis about a videotape that mysteriously appears and warns viewers they will die if they don’t perform certain tasks in a week. It’s tied in the disappearance 30 years earlier of a young girl named Sadako Yamamura. You really, really don’t want to see her now.