Young Readers

Picture Book of the Day


by Charles Reasoner (Author)

Booktalk: See what the busy truck does all day in this board book.


It’s the start of a big busy day.


Chapter Book of the Day

The Romeo And Juliet Code

by Phoebe Stone (Author)

304 pages

Booktalk: Felicity’s glamorous parents have a secret. When they leave her with distant relatives in Maine, Felicity hopes they won’t leave her long. Her new Uncle Gideon hides things. Her Aunt Miami is star-crossed. And Derek, a kid her age, refuses to leave his room.

But Felicity needs Derek’s help. Gideon is getting coded letters from Felicity’s parents, and she’s sure they’re in trouble. Can Felicity crack the code, heal the family and save her parents, all while surviving her first crush?

Snippet: I barely heard them. I was watching that letter halfway under the door. And then just as I was about to turn round and go downstairs, the letter moved. Someone pulled it under the door and picked it up.

My heart started racing and thumping and spinning, carrying on inside me like a tiny bird in a new cage. I was scared and nervous and pleased all at once. It was a nice feeling to realize that I had run a test and it had worked. I had proved that Derek existed. He was in there. It made me think that I can be a clever girl, even though I can’t do long division.

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