BLUE WINDOW, by Adina Rishe Gewirtz, Candlewick Press

Five siblings fall through time and space into a strange, unkind world -- their arrival mysteriously foretold -- and land in the center of an epic civil struggle in a country where many citizens have given themselves over to their primal fears and animal passions at the urging of a power-hungry demagogue. When siblings Susan, … Continue reading BLUE WINDOW, by Adina Rishe Gewirtz, Candlewick Press

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THE KNOWLEDGE (A Richard Jury Mystery), By Martha Grimes, Atlantic Monthly Press

With their signature wit, sly plotting, and gloriously offbeat characters, Martha Grimes’s New York Times bestselling Richard Jury mysteries are “utterly unlike anyone else’s detective novels” (Washington Post). In the latest series outing, The Knowledge, the Scotland Yard detective nearly meets his match in a Baker Street Irregulars-like gang of kids and a homicide case … Continue reading THE KNOWLEDGE (A Richard Jury Mystery), By Martha Grimes, Atlantic Monthly Press

LOVE, PENELOPE, by Joanne Rocklin, Illustrated by Lucy Knisley, Amulet Books/Abrams Books, Hachette Book Group

Penny is excited to welcome her new sibling, so throughout her mom’s pregnancy she writes letters to it (not it, YOU!). She introduces herself (Penelope, but she prefers “Penny”) and their moms (Sammy and Becky). She brags about their home city, Oakland, California (the weather, the Bay, and the Golden State Warriors) and shares the … Continue reading LOVE, PENELOPE, by Joanne Rocklin, Illustrated by Lucy Knisley, Amulet Books/Abrams Books, Hachette Book Group

DOODLE JOURNEYS, A FILL-IN JOURNAL FOR EVERY DAY EXPLORERS, by Dawn DeVries Sokol, Amulet Books/Abrams Books, Hachette Book Group

Travel for kids often means sitting in a plane, train, or car with an iPad on their laps—head down, headphones on, watching a movie or playing a mind-numbing game. In Doodle Journeys, an interactive guidebook, Dawn creates prompts that inspire children to pick up their head and look outside the window. They are challenged to … Continue reading DOODLE JOURNEYS, A FILL-IN JOURNAL FOR EVERY DAY EXPLORERS, by Dawn DeVries Sokol, Amulet Books/Abrams Books, Hachette Book Group