THE SUMMER WE FOUND BABY, by Amy Hest, Candlewick Press

Set during World War II, this poignant, briskly paced historical novel relays the events of one extraordinary summer from three engaging points of view. On the morning of the dedication of the new children's library in Belle Beach, Long Island, eleven-year-old Julie Sweet and her six-year-old sister, Martha, find a baby in a basket on … Continue reading THE SUMMER WE FOUND BABY, by Amy Hest, Candlewick Press

JELLY BEAN SUMMER, by Joyce Magnin, Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky

Living on the roof to escape her crazy family works…until reality pulls Joyce back to the ground Joyce has had it with her family (especially with UFO-sighting Elaine who loves her guinea pig more than her own sister). Her solution? Move out of the house and pitch a tent on the roof for the summer. … Continue reading JELLY BEAN SUMMER, by Joyce Magnin, Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky