Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen is a fun middle-school historical fiction novel that is based on a true story back in the 1920’s about a movie director who finds a fierce police dog to be his next big star.
“For years, Ana and Lily have been looking forward to writing and selling their own cookbook for their middle school project. So when her teacher assigns her to a different partner, Ana is devastated. What could have been their big break as bakers has turned into a huge – maybe even friendship-ending disaster.”
Notebook Doodles Go Girl! is not just another kid’s coloring book! It is designed specifically for the design-savvy TWEEN who thinks kid’s books are too juvenile and mom’s adult coloring books are too, well…adult!
Last month marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, which brings a perfect time to introduce this book by Kathleen Burkinshaw, The Last Cherry Blossom. It’s a VERY interesting middle school (ages 11-13) part historical fiction, part cultural immersion as it is based off the author’s mother’s own story growing up in Hiroshima.