Stella Diaz Has Something to Say by Angela Dominguez

Stella Diaz Has Something to Say was an absolute joy to read! This book deals with so many relevant topics that plague our country today. Immigration, language barriers and bullying in schools are issues so many of our children face daily, characters such as Stella can help children see they are not alone. Diverse books are so essential in schools […]

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 […]

A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS! You are about to read the true story of Father Christmas. It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible. If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away. It is most certainly not for you. Because this […]

Aliens Get the Sniffles Too! Ahhh-Choo! by Katy Duffield

Mateo really enjoys this book! He loves the vibrant pictures and the alien family in the story. This is one we read at bedtime and Mateo loves to describe what he thinks is going on within the pages. We end up making up a different story every time. It is really fun and easy to do […]

My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff

Shani Petroff’s newest young adult comedy of errors, My New Crush Gave to Me, is the perfect read for those searching for some love and laughter along with their holiday spirit. Who needs a Christmas Miracle when you have a fool-proof plan? Charlotte “Charlie” Donovan knows exactly what she wants for Christmas: Teo Ortiz. He’s […]

Sparked by: Helena Echlin & Malena Watrous

Title: SPARKED Author: Helena Echlin & Malena Watrous Pub. Date: October 3, 2017 Publisher: Geek & Sundry Pages: 310 Formats: Hardcover, eBook Find it: Amazon, B&N, TBD, Goodreads Fifteen-year-old Laurel Goodwin wakes up to find her older sister Ivy missing from their Airstream trailer in the Oregon redwoods. A recurring nightmare convinces her that Ivy was abducted, but no one takes her dream seriously, including […]

Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons #2) by Marie Lu

Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy. The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list. One by one, the city’s elites are being executed as their mansions’ security systems turn against […]

Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls by Beth McMuller

“A girl discovers her boarding school is actually an elite spy-training program, and she must learn the skills of the trade in order to find her mother in this action-packed middle grade debut.” (Blurb) This is definitely the summer of female heroes thanks to Wonder Woman. Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls is a little […]