Book Review: Emmy in the Key of Code by Aimee Lucido

Tweet When Emmy’s family moves from Wisconsin to San Francisco for her dad’s job, she feels like she doesn’t fit in. Everyone at her new school already seems to have friends and be involved in activities. When her teacher asks … Continue reading

Book Review: Out of Place by Jennifer Blecher

Tweet Twelve-year-old Cove doesn’t know what she’ll do without her best friend, Nina. Nina is the one who helps her ignore the girls who bark at her and call her Rover, like she’s a dog. Nina has always understood that … Continue reading

Book Review: Camp by Kayla Miller

Tweet Olive and Willow are excited about going away to summer camp together for the first time. As best friends, they imagine doing all their activities together and having nonstop fun. But once at camp, Olive is outgoing and makes … Continue reading

Book Review: Angel Thieves by Kathi Appelt

Tweet Sixteen-year-old Cade Curtis and his dad steal angels—the stone kind that sit atop forgotten graves in forgotten cemeteries. They only do it out of necessity, like when the lady who owns the antique store where they both live says … Continue reading

Book Review: Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt

Tweet On the first day of sixth grade Carter Jones opens his front door to find a butler, sent to help his family as part of a bequest in Carter’s grandfather’s will. And the family certainly needs help. Carter has … Continue reading

Book Review: That Night by Amy Giles

Tweet Jess and Lucas each lost a brother when a mass shooting occurred at a theater. Their grief affects them and their families differently; Jess’s mother is depressed and unable to work, Lucas’s mom becomes overprotective. When the two start … Continue reading

Book Review: Come November by Katrin van Dam

Tweet When Rooney starts her senior year of high school she’s looking forward to applying to Columbia University, the only school she really wants to attend. But first she has to make it through November, when her mom, younger brother, … Continue reading

Book Review: Ivy + Bean: One Big Happy Family by Annie Barrows + Sophie Blackall

Tweet When Vanessa calls Ivy spoiled because she’s an only child, Ivy comes up with the solution to change that: get a baby sister. But things don’t go well when she and Bean encourage her mom to have another baby. … Continue reading

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