Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock by Angela Cervantes

“Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.” In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is involved in a research fellowship for the summer. Paloma is a vibrant, smart, fun character who at first […]

Girls Who Code by: Sarah Hutt & Illustrated: Brenna Vaughan

Girls Who Code #3: Lights, Music, Code   Perfect for fans of The Babysitters Club and anyone interested in computer science, this series is published in partnership with the organization Girls Who Code! Maya and her friends from coding club have an exciting new project: they’re coding lights and music for the winter dance! But […]

How to Tame a Human Tornado by Paul Tobin

The adventures continue for sixth-grade genius inventor Nate Bannister and his best friend Delphine in the third book of The Genius Factor series. It’s Friday the 13th again, and Nate hasn’t just done one really outrageous thing. He hasn’t even done THREE crazy things like normal. No, this time he’s gone and hidden his science […]

Storng Inside by Andrew Maraniss

Inspirational and Important. Strong Inside is one of those stories that will make you angry, make you laugh and make you want to continue to fight for equal rights for all people. 

Lola Dutch by Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright

I don’t have a daughter, but if I did, I would want her to exactly like Lola Dutch! I love her!! This has to be one of the cutest books I have ever read! Not only are the illustrations charming and the message delightful, the cover turns into a dollhouse play sheet! Complete with a […]

Ellie, Engineer by Jackson Pearce

The hilarious and smart start of a series about a girl who loves to build—STEM-powered, creative fun for girls. Ellie is an engineer. With a tool belt strapped over her favorite skirt (who says you can’t wear a dress and have two kinds of screwdrivers handy, just in case?), she invents and builds amazing creations […]

LOVE by Matt de la Peña Illustrated by Loren Long

  My Two Sons. THIS IS LOVE!   Matt de la Peña is the author of Last Stop on Market Street, which won the Newbery Medal and was chosen for a Caldecott Honor. He is also the author the award-winning picture book A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis and six critically acclaimed young adult […]

Christmas In Cooperstown by David A. Kelly

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Mike and Kate get the BEST Christmas present ever–a mystery at the Baseball Hall of Fame! After volunteering to wrap presents for charity, Mike and Kate get a special thank-you: a sleepover at the Baseball Hall of Fame! But when they’re sneaking around the museum late at night, their flashlight reveals that one […]

Space Boy and the Snow Monster by Dian Curtis Regan and illustrated by Robert Neubecker

Mateo loved this book! He loves monsters so this Snow Monster is his favorite monster at the present time!!  I loved the illustrations, the pace of the book and the fun adventure that unfolds. We have read it a few times and after I read it to him, he proceeds to tell me his version of […]

The Kindness Club Designed by Lucy by Courtney Sheinmel

Creative and fashion-forward Lucy Tanaka was thrilled when Chloe Silver moved to town. Together with Theo Barnes, they formed The Kindness Club, testing different acts of kindness on their friends, neighbors, and siblings. One day, Lucy learns that their classmate, Serena, recently lost her mother. On top of that, it’s Serena’s birthday next weekend. Lucy […]

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