Category: Book Birthday Bash

Book Birthday Bash: Where the Watermelons Grow

  Happy Book Birthday to WHERE THE WATERMELONS GROW! Here’s a note from author Cindy Baldwin about this middle-grade novel: “I first ‘met’ WHERE THE WATERMELONS GROW in an unusual way—I was singing the song ‘Down by the Bay’ to my then-one-year-old, and started thinking about how much the song put me in mind of…
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Book Birthday Bash: The Boy, The Boat, and The Beast

  Happy Book Birthday to MY book THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST! In this middle-grade novel, a boy washes up on a mysterious, seemingly uninhabited beach. Who is he? How did he get there? The boy can’t remember. When he sees a light shining over the foreboding wall of trees that surrounds the shore,…
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Book Birthday Bash: Ready or Not, Woolbur Goes to School

  Happy Book Birthday to READY OR NOT, WOOLBUR GOES TO SCHOOL! In this funny empowering picture book, Woolbur’s eternal optimism faces off against the worries of going to school for the first time. Learning to write, paint, share, eat strange food and ride the bus are just a few things Woolbur finds fascinating about…
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Book Birthday Bash: The House That Lou Built

  Happy Book Birthday to THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT! Everyone, #MeetLOU! Lou’s twelve, loves DIY, and has a big dream: to build her own tiny house. Lou comes from a huge extended Filipino American family and while she loves them dearly, she sometimes longs for a space of her own (what kid doesn’t?!). However,…
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Book Birthday Bash: Just Under the Clouds

  Happy Book Birthday to JUST UNDER THE CLOUDS! JUST UNDER THE CLOUDS is a middle grade novel about a homeless girl, Cora, in Brooklyn, trying to understand where she belongs and how she’ll find a place for her family to call home. It’s about sisters and friendships and climbing trees, all while surveying the…
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Book Birthday Bash: The Spirit of Cattail County

  Happy Book Birthday to THE SPIRIT OF CATTAIL COUNTY! In this middle-grade novel, Sparrow doesn’t have many friends. Some kids believe her house near the swamp is haunted. Others think there’s something “unusual” about her. But Sparrow’s not lonely — she has a best friend who’s always with her. He sits with Sparrow on…
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Book Birthday Bash: The Accidental Bad Girl

  Happy Book Birthday to THE ACCIDENTAL BAD GIRL! In this young adult novel, after getting caught hooking up with her best friend’s ex on the last day of junior year, Kendall starts senior year friendless and ostracized. She plans to keep her head down until she graduates. But after discovering her online identity has…
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Book Birthday Bash: When the Beat Drops

  Happy Book Birthday to WHEN THE BEAT DROPS! In this young adult novel, 17-year-old Mira has always danced to her own beat. A music prodigy in a family of athletes, she’d rather play trumpet than play ball—and with her audition to a prestigious jazz conservatory just around the corner (and her two best friends…
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Book Birthday Bash: Tiny Infinities

  Happy Book Birthday to TINY INFINITIES! In this funny, heartfelt, beautifully written story of family and friendship, thirteen-year-old Alice’s determination to set a swim team record for the Cherrywood Sharks anchors her through the summer when her parents split up and she’s taking care of her mom, who’s suffering through a period of deep…
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Book Birthday Bash: The Boy From Tomorrow

  Happy Book Birthday to THE BOY FROM TOMORROW! In this middle-grade novel, Josie and Alec both live at 444 Sparrow Street. They sleep in the same room, but they’ve never laid eyes on each other. They are twelve years old but a hundred years apart. The children meet through a handpainted spirit board—Josie in…
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