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, which are 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." Oh and what happens in Vegas should be shared: AVA AND PIP won the 2016 Nevada Young Readers' Award. It was also a Maud Hart Lovelace Award nominee! Now the whole series is in paperback!

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Speed of Life 

April 2017 

Sofia, 14, thinks her life is over when really it is just beginning. A year and a day, and a story of love, family, friendship, grief, and growing up.

Sofia, 14, thinks her life is over when really it is just beginning. A year and a day, and a story of love, family, friendship, grief, and growing up.

The multicultural cast is led by the completely likable Sofia... Complex characters and a strong voice make this one stand out.
— Kirkus Starred Review
A wonderful book that takes us from loss to laughter.
— Richard Peck, Newbery medalist
Speed of Life is the kind of book that you want to read speedily, all at once, because the characters are so engaging, the voice of the narrator pitch perfect, the situations convincingly real and raw, the humor and liveliness of the prose such fun to follow, and the feelings of that time in a teenager’s life when everything can go from awful to awesome in a heartbeat are so vividly captured. You won’t want to put it down. But my advice is slow down and savor this delightful book, full of cariño, funny and heartfelt, and (spoiler alert) not just for teens.
— Julia Alvarez, bestselling author
The forthcoming Carol Weston novel is fantastic. Is there a grant that would give every middle school girl a copy? Every middle school girl and her parents should read Speed of Life.
— Pamela Klinger-Horn, Excelsior Bay Books

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Melanie Martin series

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.

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Girltalk: All the Stuff Your Sister Never Told You

Carol Weston's signature book, now in its fourth edition, has been translated into over a dozen languages. This tried-and-true critically-acclaimed book can give a girl the gift of confidence.

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For Girls Only

"There are so many dumb advice books that it's a pleasure to find one that really works." - USA Today

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