Book Review: Dear Student by Elly Swartz

Tweet Dear Student by Elly Swartz opens on Autumn’s first day of sixth grade. Even though her dad has left their home for a two-year stint in the Peace Corps, he still offers her a suggestion: get involved in one … Continue reading

Book Review: The River Between Hearts by Heather Mateus Sappenfield

Tweet The River Between Hearts by Heather Mateus Sappenfield starts on the first day of summer after fourth grade, when Rill Kruse follows her cat Clifford into the woods and to the family tree house. The one her dad helped … Continue reading

Book Review: The Lost Language by Claudia Mills

Tweet Betsy and Liz dub themselves Bumble and Lizard when they become friends in elementary school. And they stay fast friends, a fact Betsy’s mom is not thrilled about, as she worries that Betsy lets Liz have too much control … Continue reading

Book Review: Besties Work It Out by Kayla Miller and Jeffrey Canino

Tweet Beth and Chandra are best friends who set up a lemonade stand to make money. Beth wants to buy her mom a special treat for her birthday, and Chandra hopes to adopt a cat from the local shelter. When … Continue reading

Book Review: Elinormal by Kate McCarroll Moore

Tweet Eleven-year-old Elinor Malcolm feels the pressure of living up to her parents’ expectations. Especially those of her mom, a high-profile lawyer in New York City. Enrolled in a ballet school she doesn’t want to attend, Elinor takes to skipping … Continue reading

Book Review: Once Upon a Camel by Kathi Appelt

Tweet Zada has seen adventure in her long life, racing as one of the Pasha of Smyrna’s elite camels, trekking across the American southwest for the US Army, and facing down a mob of mustangs bent on trampling a cougar … Continue reading

Book Review: The Dreamcatcher Codes by Barbara Newman

Tweet For a long time Sophia has been the guardian of a magical horseshoe which hold the key to keeping the natural world healthy. But when the horseshoe shatters and raven steals a piece, she must gather four young adventurers … Continue reading

Book Review: My Name Is Layla by Reyna Marder Gentin

Tweet Layla dreads starting 8th grade, another year, she assumes, of mediocre grades and the feeling of just getting by. Life at home has difficult moments too: her dad’s been gone since she was a baby, her mother juggles single-parenting … Continue reading

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