What Should I Read?
When Sophie Thinks She Can't...
When Sophie gets stuck, she feels she isn't smart. "I can't do it!" she says. Her friends feel the same way. But then their teacher opens their minds to a helpful little word... "yet." This book is the perfect story to introduce children to growth mindset.Resource Link
The Serpent's Secret: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond
On the morning of her 12th birthday, Kiranmala is just a regular 6th grader living in New Jersey, until her parents mysteriously vanish and a drooling rakkhosh demon slams through her kitchen, determined to eat her alive! Suddenly, Kiran is swept into the underworld, where -- among other things -- she must avoid the Serpent King and Rakkhoshi Queen in order to save her parents, the entire state of NJ, the world, and everything beyond it.Resource Link
Super Max and the Mystery of Thornwood's Revenge
Twelve-year-old Max is determined to investigate the connection between a hacker's online attacks of her grandfather and other town officials and suspicious activity at the supposedly haunted Thornwood Manor, even though her grandfather, who is Blue Creek's police chief, wants to keep Max and her souped-up wheelchair out of police business.Resource Link
The Incredible Magic of Being
Nine-year-old Julian almost died when he was born and he believes that he has a special connection to the universe because of that, and he wants to make his two moms and his sister (who turned into a black hole of discontentment when she turned fourteen) happy because he is convinced that soon he will die and travel to the dog star--but now they have moved to Maine and he resolves to also use his "uni-sense" ability to help Mr. X, their neighbor, who is in desperate need of healing.Resource Link
Brave Red, Smart Frog: A New Book of Old Tales
This chapter book-sized collection of fairy tales includes Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, and The Frog Prince, as well as some lesser-known tales. Each story is about 10-15 pages, the perfect length for listeners who are ready for a longer bedtime story.Resource Link
When Coach Coop, a former star player for the Dallas Cowboys, starts exhibiting side effects from the many concussions he suffered while playing professionally, twelve-year-old wide receiver Clay Hollis becomes determined to help him get through the football season until Thanksgiving, when Coach plans to attend a ceremony honoring him and his former Super Bowl-winning teammates.Resource Link