Just Like Jackie

Just Like Jackie By:  Lindsey Stoddard Eleven year-old Robinson “Robbie” Hart wants to be more like her namesake Jackie Robinson, but she gets in trouble at school for letting her anger get the best of her.  Robbie is worried about her guardian grandfather’s failing memory.  He is the only family she has.  She wishes she […]

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You Go First

You Go First Erin Entrada Kelly   Preteens Charlotte and Ben share an online friendship that serves as a lifeline, while each struggle with family problems and middle school social issues.  At first the two share a passion for Scrabble, but their online friendship evolves into a friendship by phone – since they live in […]

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Hardscrabble

Hardscrabble By:  Sandra Dallas The Martin family moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s and endures many hardships while trying to farm the land.  The story, told through the eyes of twelve-year-old Belle, is both heartbreaking and uplifting.  Belle and her six siblings live with their mother and father in a sod dugout […]

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Bobo and the New Baby

Bobo and the New Baby By Rebecca Minhsuan Huang “Until one day, Mr. and Mrs. Lee come home with… a BABY!” Bobo and the New Baby is a charming story following the Lee family, which includes Mr. and Mrs. Lee’s dachshund Bobo. Mr. and Mrs. Lee are excited to welcome their first baby to the […]

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