Kids' Books

Ten Years of Fangirling

Fangirl: The 10th Anniversary EditionThursday, November 9, 2023

This week, Fangirl: 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition by Rainbow Rowell was released.  Bookseller Delaney walks us through what the book has meant to her over the past decade.

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Spotlight On: Dyslexia

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

An adult reading with a childOctober was Dyslexia Awareness Month, but it's something that we as booksellers are particularly attuned to all year round.  It's estimated that 70-80% of people with reading difficulties have some form of dyslexia, but we believe that everyone can find books and stories that work for the way their brains process language.  Here are some recommendations and resources for dyslexic young readers and the grown ups who support their dreams!

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Top Twelve Books for Twelve Year Olds!

Grid of book coversThursday, October 19, 2023


It's hard to believe, but this October marks twelve years since we moved Brilliant Books from our little blue store in Suttons Bay to our beautiful downtown location right here in Traverse City.  To celebrate, we've been sharing some top twelve lists from those years.  You've seen our twelve bestselling staff favorites, twelve books we can always count on, and now, we're sharing this year's top twelve bestselling books for twelve-year-olds!

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Graphic [Novel] Ghosts and Goblins

Wednesday, October 4th, 2023.Spooky books and skull scene

We've already shared some of our top teen books for spooky season, but we felt that list didn't give the graphic novels their due, so we've created a whole new list to remedy that.  Some of these graphic novels are old favorites, some are newly released, and there are even a few that haven't officially hit shelves yet, but together they span the full range from slightly spooky to totally terrifying.  Which will you add to your TBR?

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Halloween for Kids

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Kids reading under covers

Goodbye, ice cream and beach days, hello trick-or-treating & scary stories around the fire!  October is upon us, which means we're getting close to the spookiest of holidays.

Get ready for the big day with some of our favorite Halloween books.  Perfect for all kinds of young goblins, ghouls, and witches, these books will get the whole family excited for Halloween!

Kids' Halloween Books!

Spooky Tales for Teens

Thursday, September 7, 2023.

Grid of book covers

Leaves are starting to change colors and there is (occasionally) a chill in the air...yes, spooky season is nigh, and that means it's time to break out all our favorite ghoulish, ghostly, supernatural, spooky, and downright monstrous recommendations for young adult readers.  Check out this selection of things that go bump in the night!

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