Ava Wren, series
Ava is a fifth grader who she tells her diary everything. Like when she’s upset with her sister. Or gets in trouble at school. Or has a hush-hush crush on her best guy friend. Ava’s family is big on palindromes -- words that are the same backward and forward, like M-O-M, D-A-D, S-I-S, H-U-H, and W-O-W! The New York Times called Ava and Pip "a love letter to language." AVA AND PIP won the 2016 Nevada Young Readers' Award. and was a Maud Hart Lovelace Award nominee in Minnesota! All three books are now in paperback!
Do you like to travel? So does Melanie Martin and her little brother Matt the Brat! Melanie is ten and lives in New York City with her art teacher mom and history buff dad. These four diary-novels all double as travel guides.