My future stepsister Julia is in sixth grade at Onondaga Hill Middle School. I asked her to recommend some of her favorite books, which I'm passing on to you:
Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass
Love That Dog and Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix
I've read half of them and I totally agree with Julia's recommendations. Enjoy!
5 days ago