It's We Recommend, in which we use our superpowers to find readers the perfect book. Got a kid who needs a recommendation? Write us at thediamondinthewindow (at) gmail (dot) com with the age, reading tastes, favorite books, and any other relevant (or irrelevant) information, and we'll give it a shot. And really? All the good suggestions are in the comments.
Here's another side of the story. Just as you don't necessarily want your super-reading 8-year-old to be reading about making out, so too do the not-as-ready-to-read-right-now 8-year-olds to be reading about, you know, bunnies.
This is how I found out about Katie Woo:
I am an elementary librarian and I have two girls (third graders, but reading at the early second grade level) who have read all of the Katie Woo books, loved them and are struggling to find a new series. Any suggestions? I tried the series, Max and Zoe, but that hasn't captured their interest.Thanks in advance, for any help that you can give me. They come to the LMC everyday looking for a new book, so I hope I can offer something soon that they will like! I want to keep them reading!
Now I want you to take a look at those shoes, please. Those are some happening shoes. Those are the shoes that girl who is in third grade might want to read about, you know?