In the one house between them lives their eccentric neighbor Miss Flora Mae, the famed local advice columnist behind “Miss Flora Mae I?”Dividing her time between two homes is not easy. She never could have imagined that they would have the “brilliant” idea of living in nearly identical houses on the same street.
Dear Sweet Pea #ad - Things might be unbearable if sweet Pea didn’t have Oscar—her new best friend—and her fifteen-pound cat, Cheese. Then one day flora leaves for a trip and asks Sweet Pea to forward her the letters for the column. The first middle grade novel from julie murphy, #1 new york times bestselling author of Dumplin’ now a popular Netflix film, Ali Benjamin, is a funny, heartwarming story perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead, and Holly Goldberg Sloan.
Patricia “sweet pea” dimarco wasn’t sure what to expect when her parents announced they were getting a divorce.
Roll with ItAtheneum Books for Young Readers #ad - That surprises some people, who see a kid in a wheelchair and think she’s going to be all sunshine and cuddles. The thing is, ellie has big dreams: She might be eating Stouffer’s for dinner, but one day she’s going to be a professional baker. Palacio, author of wonder in the tradition of wonder and Out of My Mind, this big-hearted middle grade debut tells the story of an irrepressible girl with cerebral palsy whose life takes an unexpected turn when she moves to a new town.
Ellie’s a girl who tells it like it is. Except she’s not just the new kid—she’s the new kid in the wheelchair who lives in the trailer park on the wrong side of town. Now she just has to convince her mom that this town might just be the best thing that ever happened to them! It all feels like one challenge too many, until Ellie starts to make her first-ever friends.
Roll with It #ad - If she’s not writing fan letters to her favorite celebrity chefs, she’s practicing recipes on her well-meaning, if overworked, mother. But when ellie and her mom move so they can help take care of her ailing grandpa, Ellie has to start all over again in a new town at a new school. A kirkus reviews best middle grade book of 2019 “A big-hearted story that’s as sweet as it is awesome.
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote SunriseHenry Holt and Co. (BYR) #ad - Salvador and his mom are looking to start over. And then there's Gladys. Over the course of thousands of miles, Coyote will learn that going home can sometimes be the hardest journey of all. But that with friends by her side, she just might be able to turn her “once upon a time” into a “happily ever after.
This title has common core connections. Lester has a lady love to meet. Val needs a safe place to be herself. Your heart needs this joyful miracle of a book. Katherine applegate, acclaimed author of the one and only ivan and wishtreeA 2019 Parents' Choice Award Gold Medal Winner Amazon’s #1 Best Children’s Book of 2019A Junior Library Guild SelectionFive years.
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise #ad - That's how long coyote and her dad, have lived on the road in an old school bus, Rodeo, criss-crossing the nation. It's also how long ago Coyote lost her mom and two sisters in a car crash. Coyote hasn’t been home in all that time, but when she learns that the park in her old neighborhood is being demolished—the very same park where she, her mom, and her sisters buried a treasured memory box—she devises an elaborate plan to get her dad to drive 3, 600 miles back to Washington state in four days.
. Without him realizing it.
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten BlocksAtheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books #ad - A national book award finalist an npr favorite book of 2019 a new york times best children’s book of 2019 a school library journal best middle grade Book of 2019 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019 A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019 From National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all the different directions a walk home can take.
This story was going to begin like all the best stories. But no one saw it happen. Making jokes. Finding comfort. Jason reynolds conjures ten tales one per block about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and brilliantly weaves them into one wickedly funny, piercingly poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life.
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks #ad - . Lotioning up. With a school bus falling from the sky. Wiping out. Executing complicated handshakes. Braving up. They were all too busy— Talking about boogers. But mostly, too busy walking home.
White Bird: A Wonder StoryKnopf Books for Young Readers #ad - R. J. It tells the hardest truths with honesty and calm so that young readers can hear them. Here, a young jewish girl, palacio makes her graphic novel debut with Grandmère's heartrending story: how she, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II; how the boy she and her classmates once shunned became her savior and best friend.
J. Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with an unforgettable story of the power of kindness and unrelenting courage in a time of war. I was captivated by White Bird. Sara's harrowing experience movingly demonstrates the power of kindness to change hearts, build bridges, and even save lives. Inspired by her blockbuster phenomenon Wonder, R.
White Bird: A Wonder Story #ad - As grandmère tells julian, but in those days, "It always takes courage to be kind, such kindness could cost you everything. With poignant symbolism and gorgeous artwork that brings Sara's story out of the past and cements it firmly in this moment in history, White Bird is sure to captivate anyone who was moved by the book Wonder or the blockbuster movie adaptation and its message.
Praise for wonder:#1 new york times bestsellerusa today bestsellertime Magazine's 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time"In a wonder of a debut, Palacio has written a crackling page-turner filled with characters you can't help but root for. Entertainment Weekly"Rich and memorable. The new york times"a beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation.
The wall Street Journal.
Free LunchNorton Young Readers #ad - Compulsively readable, and authentically told with the voice and point of view of a 6th-grade kid, beautifully crafted, Free Lunch is a remarkable debut by a gifted storyteller. Grounded in the immediacy of physical hunger and the humiliation of having to announce it every day in the school lunch line, Rex’s is a compelling story of a more profound hunger—that of a child for his parents’ love and care.
. A mighty portrait of poverty amid cruelty and optimism. Kirkus starred reviewfree Lunch is the story of Rex Ogle’s first semester in sixth grade. Rex and his baby brother often went hungry, wore secondhand clothes, and were short of school supplies, and Rex was on his school’s free lunch program.
The Hippo at the End of the HallCandlewick Press #ad - Why else would the images on the postcard have stirred up memories of his father, who was lost at sea long ago? Ben makes his way to the old dilapidated building to find a host of curious talking animals awaiting his arrival. When ben receives a mysterious invitation to an odd museum, he’s swept into a peculiar world of forgotten secrets and wild magic in this illustrated novel.
The invitation to the Gee Museum was delivered by bees. They are certain he is the only one who can save the museum. But ben and the animals in the Gee collection will have to outwit a devious rival museum owner and a greedy land developer. Helen cooper’s first novel brims with mystery and hope, and her lovely illustrations bring the wonders of the Gee Museum to life.
The Hippo at the End of the Hall #ad - With a bit of luck, some strange magic, and a little help from his mom, Ben might succeed in ensuring the future of the museum — and finding the answers about his father that he’s been searching for his whole life. It wasn’t addressed to anyone, but Ben knows that it was meant for him.
Beverly, Right HereCandlewick Press #ad - Beverly doesn’t want to depend on anyone, and she definitely doesn’t want anyone to depend on her. They went faster still. This was what Beverly wanted — what she always wanted. But despite her best efforts, she can’t help forming connections with the people around her — and gradually, she learns to see herself through their eyes.
By now, she figures, it’s not running away. It’s leaving. Revisiting once again the world of Raymie Nightingale, two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo turns her focus to the tough-talking, inescapably tenderhearted Beverly. Beverly put her foot down on the gas. To stay away. Beverly tapinski has run away from home plenty of times, but that was when she was just a kid.
Beverly, Right Here #ad - In a touching, and fearless conclusion to her sequence of novels about the beloved Three Rancheros, funny, #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo tells the story of a character who will break your heart and put it back together again. To get away as fast as she could. Determined to make it on her own, rhonda, buddy, whom she left without a word; and her mom, Beverly finds a job and a place to live and tries to forget about her dog, now buried underneath the orange trees back home; her friend Raymie, who has never cared about anyone but herself.
To get away.
The MiraculousFarrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) #ad - And he believes every single one. If that can happen, then miracles can’t exist. I loved this extraordinary debut. Leslie connor, national book award Finalist author of The Truth as Told by Mason ButtleThis title has common core connections. But then his newborn sister dies, at only eight days old. A beautifully rendered and meaningful read for young readers asking deep questions.
Veera hiranandani, yet woven through with wry humor, Newbery Honor–winning author of The Night Diary“Exquisitely crafted, serious, this story’s miracles are its fierce and tender characters. So wunder gets rid of The Miraculous. An amazon best children's book of 2019in the tradition of heartwrenching and hopeful middle grade novels such as Bridge to Terabithia comes Jess Redman's stunning debut about a young boy who must regain his faith in miracles after a tragedy changes his world.
The Miraculous #ad - Eleven-year-old Wunder Ellis is a miracologist. He stops believing. Then he meets faye—a cape-wearing, outspoken girl with losses of her own. She asks them to believe. The old woman asks them for their help. And they go on a journey that leads to friendship, to adventure, to healing—and to miracles. The miraculous is jess redman’s sparkling debut novel about facing grief, trusting the unknown, and finding brightness in the darkest moments.
Puddin' Dumplin' Book 2Balzer + Bray #ad - This year she has new plans to chase her secret dream of being a newscaster—and to kiss the boy she’s crushing on. Callie reyes is the pretty girl who is next in line for dance team captain and has the popular boyfriend. The irresistible companion to the #1 new york times bestseller Dumplin’, now a Netflix feature film starring Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston, and a soundtrack by Dolly Parton!Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year since she was a little girl.
Not this year. But when it comes to other girls, she’s more frenemy than friend. When circumstances bring the girls together over the course of a semester, they surprise everyone especially themselves by realizing that they might have more in common than they ever imagined. A story about unexpected friendship, romance, and Texas-size girl power, this is another winner from Julie Murphy.
Lalani of the Distant SeaGreenwillow Books #ad - Inspired by filipino folklore, this engrossing fantasy is for readers who loved Grace Lin’s Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Disney’s Moana. And what does the future hold for young girls? Chores and more chores. But generations of men and boys have died on the same quest—how can an ordinary girl survive the epic tests of the archipelago? And how will she manage without Veyda, courage, her best friend? Newbery Medalist and New York Times–bestselling author Erin Entrada Kelly’s debut fantasy novel is inspired by Filipino folklore and is an unforgettable coming-of-age story about friendship, and identity.
To the west looms a vengeful mountain, one that threatens to collapse and bury the village at any moment. To the north, a dangerous fog swallows sailors who dare to venture out, looking for a more hospitable land. Fast-paced and full of wonder, this is a powerful, gripping must-read. Kirkus starred review“A lush and mysterious fable, full of beauty, full of wonder.
Rebecca stead, literary adventure about bravery, self-reliance, Newbery Medal–winning author of When You Reach MeNewbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly’s debut fantasy novel is a gorgeous, friendship, and the choice between accepting fate or forging your own path. When lalani sarita’s mother falls ill with an incurable disease, Lalani embarks on a dangerous journey across the sea in the hope of safeguarding her own future.
Lalani of the Distant Sea #ad - When lalani sarita’s mother falls gravely ill, twelve-year-old Lalani faces an impossible task—she must leave Sanlagita and find the riches of the legendary Mount Isa, which towers on an island to the north. Perfect for fans of lauren wolk’s beyond the Bright Sea and Kelly Barnhill’s The Girl Who Drank the Moon.