Finding the best cookbooks for kids often means choosing options that are challenging without being overwhelming to use. For this list, I looked for cookbooks for toddlers and for tweens. I’ve separated the books on my list into both categories.
When Nimra joins public school after years in Islamic school, she’s not expecting to become 1/4th of Barakah Beats, a popular boy band in her school. But that’s what happens. When her BFF (at least to Nimra) stops acting so BFF-y after Nimra decides to wear her hijab to public school, Nimra is desperate to keep their friendship. Even if it means joining a boy band when it conflicts with her Islamic beliefs. Can Nimra find a way to use her voice without going against her values or hurting her new friends and bandmates?
Many middle grade books highlight the ups and downs of having a sibling, but today’s post is all about the middle grade books about being an only child. This list doesn’t just feature books in which the protagonist is an only child. Rather, in most or all of these stories, the kids muse a bit about pros and occasional cons of being an only child.
35 of the best YA books about food. These YA books with a food theme make for yummy, but contemplative reads.
Today’s pick is Axie Oh’s recent YA novel, XOXO. The book is the story of cello prodigy Jenny and the strange boy she meets in the US, who happens to be a K-Pop star as she discovers on a visit to Seoul, South Korea.
Maple’s dreams of going to middle school with her best friends come crashing down when she’s held back in the fifth grade because she can’t read. Maple is Indian and Jewish (Hin-Jew as she calls herself) and constantly feels caught in between — never fully belonging on one side. On top of that, Maple gets caught in a web of lies when she tells a new fifth grader that she’s only in the class to support the new kids — and not because she’s a repeater. It doesn’t help that her friends Marigold and Aislin totally dump her because she didn’t move on to a new class with them. Can Maple find her place in the world?