FINDING PERFECT To Molly Nathans, perfect is: The number four The tip of a newly sharpened number two pencil A crisp, white pad of paper Her neatly aligned glass animal figurines What’s not perfect is Molly’s mother leaving the family to take a faraway job with the promise to return in one year. Molly knows that promises are...Read More
Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies All the students in the class are assigned reading buddies. Except for Adelaide. She already has one. A bear! And Adelaide is quite persuasive as she explains to her language arts teacher, Mrs. Fitz-Pea, and the reader, that bears really do make the best reading buddies. They sniff out...Read More
Tokens and Omens Zander, Alexa, and the other sixteen-year-old children of their village must prepare for their quest, a dangerous rite of passage, by earning tokens through good deeds to combat the deadly omens incurred for wrongdoings. In Puck’s Gulch, sixteen-year-olds undergo a dangerous trial known as the Quest. During a time of magic, Fate...Read More
Penny and Jelly: The School Show Penny & Jelly: Slumber Under the Stars, illustrated by Thyra Heder (fiction: HMH/June Coyote Moon, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline (nonfiction: Roaring Brook/July) Officer Katz & Houndini: A Tale of Two Tales, illustrated by Danny Chatzikonstantinou (fiction: Aladdin/October) http://mariagianferrari.com/books Image: book3_highlighted.jpgRead More
Blemished Heart: One Girl’s Escape from Abuse to Freedom Lizzy Bauman keeps getting into trouble. Every time she’s punished, a dark spot is added to her heart. Resolving to do better, she writes down her misdeeds in a little book. She desperately wants to erase the blemishes and prevent any more from appearing. As she...Read More
Sarah Aronson holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of one picture book, The Princess and the Pea: A Very Short Pop-Up, and three novels: Head Case, Beyond Lucky, Believe, and The Wish List.