Dork Diaries 5: Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All

Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All I am the Book Bear and I approve of this message. My oldest daughter, an intermediate grade reader, and a lot of her friends love and relate to the protagonist of this book. Eighth-grader Nikki Maxwell is already more than a little cynical. “I’m definitely not the kind of…

Varian Johnson’s Saving Maddie Keeps Readers Turning Pages

Saving Maddie does not need to be saved,” wrote one amazon reviewer. “The book will do well and be enjoyed by many people because there is something in it for everyone.” With nuanced characters, Varian Johnson author of My Life As A Rhombus,  and  Red Polka Dot in World Full of Plaid offers a realistic treatment of…