It was Allyson Healey’s last day of her three-week post-graduation European trip and she was just as organized as you would expect someone with a type A personality would be, until she met Willem. He’s free-spirited and everything opposite of Allyson, but in an unusual act of spontaneity, she decides to explore Paris with him, which changes her life. It’s a book about love, travel, and self-discovery.
CINDER by Marissa Meyer garnered a **Starred Review** ex PublishersWeekly. It was also a 2012 YALSA Teen Choice Nominee, and made its debut on the 2012 Best MG/YA Book list. (see list for other contenders and reading level info)
Newbery Honor 1961 ~ The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden (illustrated beautifully by Garth Williams). How can a little musical cricket help Mario the newsboy sell more papers? A great family or classroom read-aloud.