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Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…
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Secret Saturdays

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Secret Saturdays By Torrey Maldonado Putnam Juvenile • 2010 • 195 pages Hardcover ($16.99) ISBN 978-0-399-25158-0 Ages 10 and up What does it mean to be a man? Living in the hardscrabble neighborhood of Red Hook, in New York City,…
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How Tía Lola Ended Up Starting Over

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How Tía Lola Ended Up Starting Over By Julia Alvarez Random House • 2011 • 145 pages Paperback ($6.99) ISBN: 978-0-375-87320-1 Ages  8-12 In the final entry in the Tía Lola series, families are reconfigured, a mystery is solved,…
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The Trouble with Half a Moon

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The Trouble with Half a Moon By Danette Vigilante Putnam • 2011 • 181 pages Hardcover ($16.99) ISBN: 978-0-399-25159-7 Ages 9-12 Like most 13-year-olds, Dellie has a lot on her mind: school, parents, friends, and boys. But Dellie's…
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Starfields Book Review

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Starfields By Carolyn Marsden Candlewick Press • 2011 • 224 pages Hardcover. ($15.99) ISBN 9780763648206 Ages 10 and up At the center of this well-written novel is nine-year old Rosalba, a Mayan girl who lives with her family in…
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A Thunderous Whisper

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A Thunderous Whisper By Christina Diaz Gonzalez Knopf • 2012 • 304 pages Hardcover ($16.99) ISBN: 978-0-375-86929-7 Ages 10 and up With this new book, the author of The Red Umbrella (Knopf) continues to chronicle the lives of children…
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Wonder

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Wonder By R.J. Palacio Knopf • 2012 • 320 pages Hardcover ($15.99) ISBN: 978-0-375-86902-0 Ages 10 and up August Pullman, better known as Auggie, is about to start 5th grade in a new school. Up until now, he had been homeschooled…
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The Revolution Of Evelyn Serrano

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The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano By Sonia Manzano Scholastic • 2012 • 224 pages ISBN: 978-0545325059 Hardcover ($17.99) Ages 10-14 Like Pam Muñoz Ryan, who so beautifully and eloquently captures the essence of the Mexican-American…
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Love, Amalia

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Love, Amalia By Alma Flor Ada & Gabriel M. Zubizarreta Atheneum • 2012 • 127 pages ISBN: 978-1-4424-2402-9 Hardcover (15.99) Ages 8-12 Love, Amalia is an arrow aimed right at the heart of upper-elementary grade school girls.…
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The Wild Book

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The Wild Book By Margarita Engle Houghton Mifflin • 2012 • 133 pages ISBN: 978-0-547-58131-6 Hardcover ($16.99) Ages 10-14 A good number of us have had some experience with the topic of this book, so I will share mine: One of my…