There’s just something about middle grade books set in a motel or hotel or even a cozy B&B. Is it just me? I hope not! This list is all about books like those. In many of these stories, you’ll find kids helping out in motels, solving hotel-related mysteries, or living in B&Bs by choice for one reason or another.
Just Harriet is a new chapter book/young middle grade book by Elana K. Arnold who wrote the A Boy Called BAT series. This new title features young Harriet whose family is undergoing a change. Her mom is pregnant and has been placed on bed rest until the baby is born. Harriet, an energetic child has been sent to Marble Island where her grandmother lives and runs a bed and breakfast. She’s understandably frustrated, feeling abandoned by her parents. Thankfully, she takes her cat, Matzo Ball with her. When she arrives at Marble Island, Harriet starts to learn more about her father’s childhood and discovers that they have more in common than she expects.