Using her keen observation skills, 11-year-old Harriet M. When she loses track of her notebook, and before she can stop them, it ends up in the wrong hands, her friends read the sometimes awful things she's observed and written about each of them. Welsch writes down in her notebook what she considers the truth about everyone in and around her New York City neighborhood.
I love the story of Harriet so much I feel as if I lived it. Jonathan franzen, author of Freedom and The Corrections Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers. How can harriet find a way to keep her integrity and also put her life and her friendships back together?“I don’t know of a better novel about the costs and rewards of being a truth teller, nor of any book that made more readers of my generation want to become fiction writers.
Handpicked by amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading. This special 50th anniversary edition of the classic and ground-breaking coming-of-age novel, and many more, Lois Lowry, includes tributes by Judy Blume, Harriet the Spy, Meg Cabot, Rebecca Stead, as well as a map of Harriet's New York City neighborhood and spy route and original author/editor correspondence.
Pay Attention, Carter Jones
Schmidt tells a coming-of-age story with the light touch of The Wednesday Wars, the heart of Okay for Now, and the unique presence of a wise and witty butler. Handpicked by amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading. Bestselling author Gary D.
In addition to figuring out middle school, Carter has to adjust to the unwelcome presence of this new know-it-all adult in his life and navigate the butler's notions of decorum. Sparkling with humor, this insightful and compassionate story will resonate with readers who have confronted secrets of their own.
And ultimately, when his burden of grief and anger from the past can no longer be ignored, Carter learns that a burden becomes lighter when it is shared. Carter jones is astonished early one morning when he finds a real English butler, bowler hat and all, on the doorstep - one who stays to help the Jones family, which is a little bit broken.
The Shadows The Books of Elsewhere, Vol. 1
And eerily sinister. Then olive finds a pair of antique spectacles in a dusty drawer and discovers the most peculiar thing yet: She can travel inside the house’s spooky paintings to a world that’s strangely quiet. With only the cats and an unusual boy she meets in Elsewhere on her side, it’s up to Olive to save the house from the shadows, before the lights go out for good.
Handpicked by amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading. For fans of pseudonymous bosch, and septimus Heap comes the first book in the award-winning, Coraline, New York Times bestselling Books of Elsewhere series. This house is keeping secrets.
. When eleven-year-old olive and her parents move into the crumbling mansion on Linden Street and find it filled with mysterious paintings, Olive knows the place is creepy—but it isn’t until she encounters its three talking cats that she realizes there’s something darkly magical afoot. But in entering elsewhere, olive has been ensnared in a mystery darker and more dangerous than she could have imagined, confronting a power that wants to be rid of her by any means necessary.
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
Told in letters to sophie’s abuela, unusual Chickens is a quirky, and more, to-do lists, quizzes, a chicken-care correspondence course, clucky classic in the making. But when a respected local farmer tries to steal them, Sophie must find a way to keep them and their superpowers safe. But farm life gets more interesting when a cranky chicken appears and Sophie discovers the hen can move objects with the power of her little chicken brain: jam jars, the latch to her henhouse, the entire henhouse.
. Handpicked by amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading. Fans of katherine applegate and Erin Entrada Kelly will love this quirky story of a determined girl, and some extraordinary chickens. And then more of her great-uncle’s unusual chickens come home to roost.
Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers. Twelve-year-old sophie brown feels like a fish out of water when she and her parents move from Los Angeles to the farm they’ve inherited from a great-uncle. Determined, earning money for chicken feed, resourceful Sophie learns to care for her flock, collecting eggs.
The Last Last-Day-of-Summer
Otto and sheed are the local sleuths in their zany Virginia town, masters of unraveling mischief using their unmatched powers of deduction. And as the summer winds down and the first day of school looms, the boys are craving just a little bit more time for fun, even as they bicker over what kind of fun they want to have.
And i, for one, am grateful to Giles, and this brilliant story, for that reminder. Jason reynolds, author of newbery honoree long way down “the legendary heroes of this legendary book are already legendary when the story begins! From there things can only get legendary-er!” —Tom Angleberger, author of the Origami Yoda series "Lamar Giles has written an instant classic—readers won't want their time with the Legendary Alston Boys of Logan County to end.
Gwenda bond, author of the lois lane seriesthe hardy boys meets the Phantom Tollbooth, they find the secrets hidden between the unmoving seconds, in the new century! When two adventurous cousins accidentally extend the last day of summer by freezing time, minutes, and hours are not the endless fun they expected.
Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers. Every single child should have the freedom to be one of The Legendary Alstons. That is, until a mysterious man appears with a camera that literally freezes time. Handpicked by amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.
The last last-day-of-summer reminds me that all children deserve to exist in magical spaces where their imaginations and familial bonds will them into heroism.
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
This summer the penderwick sisters have a wonderful surprise: a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel. But the best discovery of all is Jeffrey Tifton, son of Arundel’s owner, who quickly proves to be the perfect companion for their adventures. Deliciously nostalgic and quaintly witty, this is a story as breezy and carefree as a summer day.
Which, of course, they will—won’t they? One thing’s for sure: it will be a summer the Penderwicks will never forget. Tifton is not as pleased with the Penderwicks as Jeffrey is, though, and warns the new friends to stay out of trouble. The icy-hearted Mrs. Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers. Soon they are busy discovering the summertime magic of Arundel’s sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits, and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in Massachusetts.
Handpicked by amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading. With over one million copies sold, this series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall is perfect for fans of Noel Streatfeild and Edward Eager.
His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Handpicked by amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading. In her first novel since the one and only Ivan, friendship, Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, winner of the Newbery Medal, and resilience.
Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. Feiwel Friends. There's no more money for rent. Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers. Again. Crenshaw is a cat. And not much for food, either. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?Beloved author Katherine Applegate proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary.
He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. This title has Common Core connections.
Will the scouts survive this journey together--or will their unbreakable friendships prove vulnerable after all? Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers. The scouts decide to secretly climb old man basinger's silo to watch a meteor shower, and when one meteor seems to crash nearby, the Scouts know they have to set out on their next adventure and find it.
. It's 1985, and the summer before seventh grade is just beginning. Handpicked by amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading. Stranger things meets the goonies in this suspenseful yet heartwarming adventure story about a group of friends who set out to find a crashed meteor.
. But find mystery and danger instead as their close relationships begin to fracture. Annie, beans, rocky, and Fynn are the Scouts--best friends who do everything together. Bonds are tested when new kids join their adventure and the group's true feelings are revealed. But their fun overnight jaunt through the woods soon takes a turn for the worst when they discover a series of disturbing clues about the meteor--and suddenly find themselves on the run from the wild, violent Mason clan.
The Library of Ever
Reading it is like getting lost in an entire library full of books, new york times bestselling author of the Story Thieves series“Full of whimsy and pluck, and never wanting to leave!”―James Riley, The Library of Ever is a total delight!”―Wendy Mass, New York Times bestselling author Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers.
Handpicked by amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading. The library of ever is an instant classic for middle grade readers and booklovers everywhere―an adventure across time and space, as a young girl becomes a warrior for the forces of knowledge.
With her parents off traveling the globe, bored, Lenora is bored, bored―until she discovers a secret doorway into the ultimate library. Feiwel Friends. And lenora becomes its newly appointed Fourth Assistant Apprentice Librarian. Mazelike and reality-bending, the library contains all the universe’s wisdom.
To save the library, Lenora will have to test her limits and uncover secrets hidden among its shelves. Every book ever written, and every fact ever known, can be found within its walls. She rockets to the stars, travels to a future filled with robots, and faces down a dark nothingness that wants to destroy all knowledge.
An imprint bookan amazon Best Book of the Month“Unusually clever.
The Doughnut Fix
And so begins the only thing that could make life in Petersville worth living: getting the recipe, making the doughnuts, and bringing them back to the town through his very own doughnut stand. Tristan isn't gifted or talented like his sister Jeanine, and he's always been okay with that because he can make a perfect chocolate chip cookie and he lives in the greatest city in the world.
Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers. Handpicked by amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading. An amazon best book of the month!superfudge meets The Lemonade War in this funny, adventure, heartwarming series debut about change, family, and of course, doughnuts.
It's like suddenly they're supposed to be this other family, one that can survive without bagels and movie theaters. His suspicions about his new town are confirmed when he's tricked into believing the local general store has life-changing chocolate cream doughnuts, when in fact the owner hasn't made them in years.
But tristan will soon discover that when starting a business, it helps to be both Gifted and Talented, and It's possible he's bitten off more than he can chew. Feiwel Friends. But his life takes a turn for the worse when his parents decide to move to middle-of-nowhere Petersville―a town with one street and no restaurants.
The Pumpkin War
Her best friend sam doesn't care much about winning, or at least Billie didn't think so until last summer's race, when his pumpkin crashed into hers as she was about to cross the finish line and he won. It's a tricky science to grow pumpkins, since weather, bugs, and critters can wipe out a crop. Feiwel Friends.
Handpicked by amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading. Cathleen young's characters will forever have a place in my heart. Holly goldberg sloan, author of counting by 7sFormer best friends compete to see who can grow the biggest pumpkin and win the annual giant pumpkin race on the lake.
. All summer, thousand-pound pumpkins, adults and kids across the island grow giant, then hollow one out and paddle in it across the lake to the cheers of the entire town. Twelve-year-old billie loves to win; she has a bulletin board overflowing with first-prize ribbons. This summer, billie is determined to get revenge by growing the best and biggest pumpkin and beating Sam in the race.
A great pick for fans of Half a Chance and Gertie's Leap to Greatness. At the end of every summer, Madeline Island hosts its famous pumpkin race. Then a surprise visit from a long-lost relative shakes things up, and her bond with Sam, and Billie begins to see her family, in a new way.