Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group. Everyone in The Group wants to be Jen's #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top . . . even if it means bullying others.Continue Reading
Some books are absolutely beautiful. And The Princess in Black is a lovely example of how we can communicate to girls (and boys) that it is totally okay to be feminine and like "girly" things and at the same time like to run and play and solve mysteries and fight monsters. Continue Reading
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Beautiful Book: Toot

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Some books are simply beautiful. There is no other way to describe them. Just glancing at them makes you smile and fills your chest with a comforting warmth. Often, these beautiful books are picture books. And yet, they have so much to offer adults as well. Sometimes the illustrations are gorgeous. At first glance, this […]Continue Reading
Jack might be the only kid in the world who's dreading summer. But he's got a good reason: summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It's a lot of responsibility, and it's boring, too, because Maddy doesn't talk. Ever. But then, one day at the flea market, Maddy does talk—to tell Jack to trade their mom's car for a box of Continue Reading