In Wonton Terror, Lana and Adam are preparing to go on their first vacation as a couple. Her aunt Grace -- her mother's very "Americanized" sister -- is also visiting. On top of all of that, a food truck explosion kills a long-time friend of the Lee family.
Franny has a new friend—a crow who brings her presents in its beak. Like a red button! And a silver heart! Franny’s dad doesn’t believe her. He says crows and kids can’t be friends. But Franny knows better. How will Franny prove her new playmate is real? And what will the crafty crow bring next?
Dim Sum of All Fears is the second book in Vivien Chien's Noodle Shop mystery series. I enjoyed the first one, Death By Dumpling and this one did not disappoint.
Not If I Can Help It is a shining example of the way books can foster empathy. This middle-grade novel about a girl with sensory processing disorder is captivating and very realistic.
The Line Tender is an achingly beautiful middle-grade novel (more suited to adults). This book portrays death and grieving realistically, spotlights awe-inspiring marine life, and features an unforgettable female protagonist.
The Escape Manual for Introverts is a collection of illustrations empathizing with the plight of the introvert stuck in prolonged social situations. Author Katie Vaz recommends a variety of escape solutions in multiple scenarios.
This book is SO CUTE without being eye-roll inducing. I was nervous about reading it because many reviews recommended it, but as "younger YA." I loved it! Zora's character is determined and community-centered.
The Friendship Lie is a heartrending story about what happens when a friendship goes sour. This middle-grade novel spotlights healthy friendships and coping with parental separation.
The Undoing of Thistle Tate: strong young adult novel looks behind the scenes of publishing, packed with well-rounded characters and has an engaging plot.
SYNOPSIS John David Anderson, the acclaimed author of Sidekicked, returns with Ms. Bixby's Last Day, a story of three kids, a very special teacher, and one day that none of them will ever forget. Summary: Ms. Bixby's Last Day In this story, a young teacher is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. However, her illness isn't the [...]