The Un-Friendship Bracelet (Craftily Ever After)
This is the first title in a new series that focuses on crafting. Maddie and her best friend, Emily have a shared passion for crafting. They have matching friendship bracelets that they never take off their wrists. When a new student named Bella moves to town, Maddie quickly befriends her and Emily feels left out. To make matters worse, Emily loses her friendship bracelet and wonders if it’s a sign that she’s losing her best friend. The girls soon mend their friendship by being honest and communicating their concerns to each other. Soon the girls, along with another friend, create a craft studio in an old shed in Bella’s backyard. The story has elements of STEAM with crafting, coding, and tinkering. The text is printed in a large font which makes it great for newly independent readers. The black and white illustrations on every page provide context clues and add visual interest. The back matter includes instructions for making friendship bracelets. This is a solid new chapter book addition.
Renee (Parr Library)