Counting by 7s

Counting by sevens

Counting by 7s, by Holly Goldberg Sloan. When Willow’s parents tragically and unexpectedly die, she relies on her one friend’s family and an apathetic school counselor to help her find her way in the world. This is a story about not labeling people, about family being what you make it, and about believing in yourself and others.

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The Year of the Baby

the year of the baby

The Year of the Baby, by Andrea Cheng; illus. by Patrice Barton. Anna Wang is worried that her newly adopted baby sister Kaylee from China isn’t gaining weight and decides to make Kaylee the subject of a science fair project.

unBEElievables

unBEElievables

unBEElievables, by Douglas Florian. Truly un-bee-lievable honeybee poems and paintings! This is the not-to-be-missed poetry book. Clever, smart, and often silly poems printed on vibrant color with stunning illustrations. This is the way to make facts stick, and this book is brilliant with the addition of bee facts. Fun to read aloud.

The Snow Queen

snowqueen

The Snow Queen, by Hans Christian Andersen; illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline. When Kai mysteriously disappears, Gerda sets out on an epic quest to save her best friend from the enchantment of the evil Snow Queen. A classic tale of friendship, love, and bravery, beautifully retold with lavish illustrations by master artist Bagram Ibatoulline.