A quirky and engaging novel about what happens when the unwritten rules that dominate middle school social life are dismantled…Did I mention it’s funny? It is! If only we all had had a school with the ethos of the Mitchell Academy for the middle school years.
Dear Sweet Pea is the perfect book for both tween readers, their parents, or 20-somethings like myself. The protagonist, Sweet Pea, navigates friendships, mean girls, crushes, body-shaming, and her parent's divorce as seventh-grade draws to a close. Don't be surprised if you both laugh out loud and cry while reading.
Funny and clever, this fantastical novel tackles both the hardships of war and the bonds it creates within communities.
A thrilling, thoroughly conceived journey whose arresting mystery, lighthearted humor, and nuanced characters emphatically emphasize the power of a well-told story: to excite, to engage the mind, to make us feel less alone.
Ramée skillfully addresses issues of trauma, racism, and other forms of oppressions in a way that is accessible to young readers. A book that parents can read with their children and have so many entry points for important discussions.
An updated Parent Trap written by two talented authors! And it's an epistolary novel -- in this case that means it's written entirely in email and text messages. Lots of fun and a perfect read for whenever a ray of sunshine might be needed.
With soulful, expressive prose and a collection of charming characters, The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise shows that while, yes, there is so much sadness in the world, there is also so much love, so much compassion, and ultimately, so much good.