Author Guest Post: “Let Kids Read Below Their Reading Levels” by Adrian So, Fourteen-Year Old Author of The Groundworld Heroes

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“Let Kids Read Below Their Reading Levels”

As a high school student, most of my friends around me are reluctant readers. They don’t seem to have a connection with any of the books they’ve read, and often take a long time to finish them. But that comes with one big exception: Books with pictures, and less words.

Even those who despise reading the most would happily flip through pages of Big Nate, Dog-Man, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. One thing teachers might take notice of is that these books are well below the reading level of grade nine (the grade I am currently in). Hence a teacher of mine condemned it when one of my friends pulled out a comic book during silent reading.

My book, The Groundworld Heroes, is intended for young children, but I believe that anyone interested shall be able to read it. So I think educators should leave room for students to choose their preferred reading material. If there isn’t freedom of choice, students will lose interest or even develop a hatred of reading altogether.

Having the ability to read is instrumental to the success of our next generation. We shall encourage them to select what they read and not limit them to a specific reading level.

You can order my “under-the-reading-level” book here:
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Publishing August 6th, 2024

About the Book: “An original voice and a fun, funny adventure underground.” Adam Rex, NYT Bestselling Author of THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY

When Groundworld is on the brink of extinction, it takes one mole with courage to save the day.

When Benjamin, a junior mole digger, witnesses a human invasion of his homeland, he must find his long-lost courage and unite two culturally distinct realms to fight the intruders and save his kind from extinction. What perils lie before him as he ventures into the unknown? Can Benjamin go up against a rough bunch of illegal animal trappers before it’s too late?

Meet the Groundworld heroes as they defend their country’s sovereignty and save their fellow citizens from capture and extinction.

Perfect for fans of Kate Dicamillo and Roald Dahl.

About the Author: Adrian So is a young writer who lives in Canada. In his free time, he likes to read, write, hang out with his gang of crazy friends, and play soccer. He is currently a high school student.

Thank you, Adrian, for supporting something that we truly believe here at UR!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 5/6/24

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
For readers of all ages

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly blog hop we host which focuses on sharing what we’re reading. This Kid Lit version of IMWAYR focuses primarily on books marketed for kids and teens, but books for readers of all ages are shared. We love this community and how it offers opportunities to share and recommend books with each other.

The original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. The Kid Lit IMWAYR was co-created by Kellee & Jen at Teach Mentor Texts.

We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Happy reading!

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Thursday: Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: A Few Books that I Read Recently that were Amazing!

Sunday: Author Guest Post: “So What You’re Really Saying Is…” by Adam Borba, Author of This Again

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Middle Grade

  • The Mona Lisa Vanishes: A Legendary Painter, A Shocking Heist, and the Birth of a Global Celebrity by Nicholas Day, Illustrated by Brett Helquist: This is one of my favorite nonfiction books I’ve read recently. I loved how the author intertwined the story of the Mona Lisa theft with Leonardo Da Vinci’s life and other parts of history, including art history. It was written like a story but it is all true, which makes it even cooler.
  • The Door of No Return by Kwame Alexander: Kwame Alexander set out to tell a story about a time period and people who are not often within books, and he did so in a beautiful way. The Door of No Return takes place in 19th century Ghana and tells the story of an 11-year-old, his life, and a twist that causes a tragedy.
  • Good Different by Meg Eden Kuyatt: Selah has very been one to share how she feels, because what she feels isn’t “normal,” but then she finds poetry and we get to follow her journey of self-discovery and advocacy through her poetic journal.
  • The Moonwind Mysteries #2: The Queen of Thieves by Johan Rundberg: After I read The Night Raven and found out it was book one of a series, I knew I was going to pick up all the sequels because I love Mika’s brain, her bravery, and her heart. This story is very different than the first but once again we see Mika faced with a challenge that she must solve.
  • Simon Sort of Says by Erin Bow: This one is hard for me because I overall really liked the book, especially the setting and all of the supporting characters. The book is quirky and funny and heartfelt. But I really had a problem with not knowing about Simon’s tragedy before reading. Although the author added a trigger warning that the book was about PTSD after a tragedy, the tragedy is left a mystery until it is revealed within the book and I was not ready at that moment to read a book about what the tragedy was. Because of this, it took away from my being able to love the book.

Young Adult

 

  • The Selection and ALL of its sequels and novellas by Kiera Cass: I truly got obsessed with this series for a bit. I cannot believe I waited so long to read it, and once I got started I could not stop. I read everything in the world. For those of you that don’t know, this book combines the idea of “The Bachelor” with Hunger Games and does so in a way that you CANNOT put the book down.
  • Give Me a Sign by Anna Sortino: Although I definitely loved this book for its dive into identity within the Deaf community, I loved it even more because of the camp vibes! Sortino does a fantastic job of combining her goals of exploring Deaf culture and delving into a fun summer camp coming-of-age story.
  • Chaos Theory by Nic Stone: This is a story as old as time: Boy and girl meet, they promise to only be friends, but love is inevitable. But Shelbi and Andy are learning to live with themselves and aren’t sure if they are right to be anything positive to one another. The story focuses on prioritizing mental health, which is something very close to my heart, so I was sucked in straight from Nic Stone’s forward all the way through to her Author’s Note.
  • Salt the Water by Candice Iloh: This book was recommended to me by author A.S. King, and I can see why–Iloh’s verse is masterly, the theme is timely and brilliant, and her story is so many emotions rolled into one. I also was lucky enough to listen to the audio which was done very well and allowed me to hear Iloh’s poetry, which is such a pleasure.

Picture Books

  • Baba’s Peach Tree by Marie Tang & Seo Kim: “The thinks we nourish always flourish” is one of my favorite lines in a recent book, and truly embodies what this book is all about. From the beginning author’s note to set the stage for our beautifully illustrated story about a migrant family about hopes, dreams, and sacrifices. The flourishing imagery carries throughout, even during the struggles, and takes us through so much with Tao Hua and her father. An emotional read.
  • Oddbird’s Chosen Family by Derek Desierto: A sweet, entertaining, and silly story about found/chosen family. This is a story that is important to tell because family is so differently defined for each person and Oddbird shows us that not all families look the same. I also loved the illustrations that were so colorful, including all of Oddbird’s friends who each had their own personality and looks–it makes me wish each of them had their own book!

To learn more about any of these books, click on any title/image to go to the book’s Goodreads page or check out my read bookshelf on Goodreads.

Ricki

This is my week off; see you next week!

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Thursday: Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: The Evers: Forever Twelve by Stacy McAnulty

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Author Guest Post: “So What You’re Really Saying Is…” by Adam Borba, Author of This Again

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“So What You’re Really Saying Is…”

By the end of the sixth grade, most students have been introduced to the concept of a thesis statement by their English teachers. That infamous sentence that typically appears in the first paragraph of an essay declaring the main point or purpose of the paper in a concise summary. It gives a paper direction and informs readers what the author intends to discuss. For years, I dreaded them. I found thesis statements daunting and believed their prescriptive nature took the fun and art out of writing and made it more formal, like science or math (never my strong suits). But while I loathed thesis statements as a kid, as a storyteller, I love a strong, clear theme. The irony is thesis statements and themes are essentially the same—it’s just a successful rebrand. Like Blue Ribbon Sports changing its name to Nike or a restaurant deciding their menu’s underwhelming fettuccini alfredo is actually amazing cacio e pepe. Let me explain!

A theme (or message) is the essence of a story—what it’s all about. Themes tend to be strongest when they’re simple, clear, and universal, so they’re relatable to everyone. A single sentence, often only a few words. They’re not always a line that’s written verbatim (or spoken in a movie) and rarely are themes stated definitively up front, but even buried in subtext all the scenes in a story with a strong thematic build to that idea. Themes are something that I learned to appreciate while developing and producing movies, which I’ve done for over twenty years. Early in my career, I discovered having a clear theme tended to be one of the things that allowed an audience (or readers) to have a strong emotional connection with a story.

When I’m beginning a movie or writing a book, one of the early goals I have is to get to that one sentence message. Again, preferably something universal. And it’s always something that my colleagues, the director, and the film’s writers have agreed to. A few examples: In Pete’s Dragon it was “Everyone belongs somewhere.” In Timmy Failure it was “It’s okay to be different.” In Peter Pan & Wendy it was “Everyone grows up at their own pace,” In A Wrinkle in Time it was “Everyone is deserving of love.”

When I’m writing, I try to figure out the theme before I begin a rough draft, so I can tie it to narrative and character as much as possible, because ideally, it’s the theme that the protagonist learns that ultimately allows them to get out of trouble and succeed in the end.

My first book, The Midnight Brigade, is about a shy boy named Carl with a big heart who has trouble sharing how he feels. The book is set in Pittsburgh and one night Carl finds a grumpy troll named Frank living under one of the city’s four hundred bridges. Carl decides to keep the troll a secret with his friends which leads to all kinds of trouble. Ultimately, the troll teaches Carl to be bold (the story’s theme), which sets the kid on a stronger path.

In my novel Outside Nowhere, the main character, Parker Kelbrook is an extrovert. He’s funny, and charming, and talks a lot. He’s a Ferris Bueller-type, the opposite of Carl and he doesn’t take life seriously. When the story begins, Parker is more concerned about himself than other people. So, as a character, he’s got a lot of room to grow. The kid loves pulling pranks, and in the opening scene, he pulls one that goes too far, pouring sixty gallons of fruit punch mix into a community pool. Afterwards, his dad sends him halfway across the country to work on a farm in the middle of nowhere.

The farm has three rules:

  1. Do your chores
  2. Stay out of the farmhouse
  3. Don’t eat the crops

The other kids on the farm are roll up your sleeves, get the work-done-types. So, Parker doesn’t fit in. They don’t find him charming or funny because he’s not getting his chores done and he’s making more work for everyone else.

Parker needs learn how to turn things around for himself. And when he does, magical and mysterious events begin happening. For instance, one morning he wakes to discover a cow on the roof of a barn, which makes Parker realize that things on this farm aren’t as they appear. Eventually, when Parker accepts the story’s theme that it’s less important how you start something, and more important how you finish, he sets off on a quest to right his wrongs.

My new novel, This Again, is in the spirit of Back to the Future or Groundhog Day. It’s about an anxious, perfectionist kid named Noah who’s running for class president and has no shot of winning, until one day in a bowling alley he runs into a kid who looks exactly like him. The double explains that he’s Noah from nine days in the future and has come back in time to help Noah make all of his dreams come true. As long as Noah does everything he tells him to do no matter how silly and ridiculous it sounds.

This Again is about the funny misadventures of a kid who attempts to orchestrate the perfect day with the help of his future self and a time machine. It’s a story about fate and free will. But more importantly, it’s a book about a kid wrestling with anxiety and perfectionism, learning to accept that life doesn’t always go according to plan and that he’s good enough. And once again, the book is driven by a universal theme: No one can do everything. Much of Noah’s anxiety comes from comparing himself to others (family, friends, classmates), a fear of failure, and trying to do too much at once. Along the way he learns the importance of balance, and that sometimes people appear to have their lives more under control than they actually do. And by learning and accepting this theme, Noah just might have a shot to win in the end.

So, readers can go on these fun rides and take away the same lessons that the protagonists learn, because the themes are universal, but also, they’re so baked into the story, that they’re one and the same. Like the importance of a strong thesis statement that my wonderfully patient, darn-near saintly English teachers growing up attempted to instill on me. And while I didn’t appreciate thesis statements when I was younger, I’ve realized how important it is to define the core of a piece, whether it’s in a film or a book. It not only helps you as a writer to tell a compelling story, but helps readers connect with the material. The next time you read or watch something that you love, beyond the plot and in the subtext, take a step back and ask yourself what the creator was really trying to say. Chances are, it’ll be a message that resonates with you.

Published April 16th, 2024 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

About the Book: Noah Nicholson focuses on the could’ve-beens, should’ve-beens and wish-I-dids in his life. Still, there’s plenty to be grateful for— he gets solid grades, he has a nice group of friends, and he’s becoming closer with Lucy Martinez (who he’s had a crush on since the second grade). Most excitingly, he might have a chance to be voted class president next week.

But one day, Noah sees the oddest thing—he sees himself. It turns out, this lookalike is Noah from the future, and he’s here to make sure that Present-Day Noah snags the class president spot. It’s up to the two of them to make sure everything goes off without a hitch, but fate just might have other plans…

Perfect for fans of Finn and the Intergalactic Lunchbox and Operation Do-OverThis Again? takes readers on an incredible journey through time, mind, and middle school.

About the Author: ADAM BORBA is a writer and filmmaker from California who helps develop and produce movies for Walt Disney Studios. He is the author of The Midnight Brigade and Outside Nowhere.

Thank you, Adam, for tying together lessons and reality!

Author Guest Post: “Social Emotional Learning with Picture Books” by Darcy Pattison, Author of BE STRONG: The Rise of Beloved Public Art Sculptor, Nancy Schön

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“Social Emotional Learning with Picture Books”

Educators know the importance of addressing the social and emotional learning of kids in their classrooms. The Casel framework has become a popular way to discuss the skills. It begins with a breakdown of the child’s social situation: classroom, schools, with family/caregivers, and communities. Within each level, it looks at a child’s social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision making, self-awareness, and self- management. Here are recent picture books that address these social and emotional skills.

Social Awareness: The abilities to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and contexts. 


Barrio Rising: The Protest that Built Chicano Park, by María Dolores Águila,  Magdalena Mora  (June, 2024)

Which would you want in your neighborhood, a city park or a police station? When the residents of San Diego’s Chicane neighborhood Barrio Logan discovered a police station is being built they decide to speak out. When you try to make your voices heard, you must reach for understanding between diverse groups and cultures. Follow a young activist who must connect her perspective to the wider perspectives to accomplish her goals for her neighborhood.

Relationship Skills: The abilities to establish and maintain healthy and supportive relationships and to effectively navigate settings with diverse individuals and groups


Luli and the Language of Tea written by Andrea Wang and illustrated by Hyewon Yum (2022)

Tea has the power to unite and build relationships. Or at least that’s what a Chinese child Luli discovers. When she is left in a playroom with other multilingual kids, she calls out “Cha!” When the kids realize that she is offering them a drink of tea, they each respond with their own language’s word for tea. Luli’s willingness to share enriches the relationships in the playroom.

Responsible Decision Making: The abilities to make caring and constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions across diverse situations. 


The Little Butterfly That Could by Ross Curach (2021)

After a hard hatching from its chrysalis, the butterfly faces a huge new challenge: migration.

“200 MILES? How am I supposed to travel that far?” the butterfly wails.

Each step along the way involves a decision that will affect his success or failure in traveling to the ancestral home. The butterfly encounters whales, insects, storms, and discouragement. Each decision leads him closer to his destination. Hilarious, this book is sure to make kids think about decisions, and about persistence.

Self-Awareness: The abilities to understand one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior across contexts.


Fairy Science by Ashley Spires (2019)

All the fairies in Pixieville believe in magic–except Esther. She believes in science.

When a forest tree stops growing, all the fairies are stumped–including Esther. But not for long! Esther knows that science can get to the root of the problem–and its solution! Esther is self-aware and understands that she operates by science, not magic.

Self-Management. The abilities to manage one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations and to achieve goals and aspirations. 


BE STRONG: The Rise of Beloved Public Art Sculptor, Nancy Schön, by Darcy Pattison, illustrated by Rich Davis (2024)

When kids are frustrated by art, building, creating, athletics, or life, and they want to quit, sculptor Nancy Schön’s story will inspire them with two simple words: Be Strong.

On a rainy day in October, 1987—perfect weather for a duck—a bronze sculpture of a duck family was installed in Boston’s Public Garden. Based on Robert McCloskey’s Caldecott award-winning book MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS, sculptor Nancy Schön created a kid-friendly sculpture. She wanted the duck family to be touchable and huggable, a sculpture that kids could climb around on.

The incredible journey from a book to a sculpture adds a new chapter in an inspiring new biography of Jewish-American sculptor Nancy Schön, BE STRONG. Large outdoor sculptures were a new venture for Nancy and the scale made the project incredibly difficult. The mother duck’s head fell off. One duckling was the wrong size. She had to research how it looked inside of a duck’s beak. Through the hard days of trying to create a new type of sculpture, Nancy clung to two words: Be Strong.

About the Author: Children’s book author and indie publisher DARCY PATTISON has written over seventy award-winning fiction and non-fiction books for children. Five books have received starred PW, Kirkus, or BCCB reviews. Awards include the Irma Black Honor award, five NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books, four Eureka! Nonfiction Honor book (CA Reading Assn.), two Junior Library Guild selections, two NCTE Notable Children’s Book in Language Arts, a Notable Social Studies Trade Book, a Best STEM Book, an Arkansiana Award, and the Susannah DeBlack Arkansas Children’s History Book award. She’s the 2007 recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Arts Award for Individual Artist for her work in children’s literature. Her books have been translated into ten languages.

Thank you, Darcy, for putting together this amazing SEL picture book list!

Educators’ Guide for Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions by Navdeep Singh Dhillon

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Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions
Author: Navdeep Singh Dhillon
Published: February 8th, 2022 by Dial Books

Summary: For fans of Sandhya Menon and Adam Silvera, a prom-night romantic-comedy romp about a Sikh teen’s search for love and identity

Sunny G’s brother left him one thing when he died: His notebook, which Sunny is determined to fill up with a series of rash decisions. Decision number one was a big one: He stopped wearing his turban, cut off his hair, and shaved his beard. He doesn’t look like a Sikh anymore. He doesn’t look like himself anymore. Even his cosplay doesn’t look right without his beard.

Sunny debuts his new look at prom, which he’s stuck going to alone. He’s skipping the big fandom party—the one where he’d normally be in full cosplay, up on stage playing bass with his band and his best friend, Ngozi—in favor of the Very Important Prom Experience. An experience that’s starting to look like a bust.

Enter Mindii Vang, a girl with a penchant for making rash decisions of her own, starting with stealing Sunny’s notebook. When Sunny chases after her, prom turns into an all-night adventure—a night full of rash, wonderful, romantic, stupid, life-changing decisions.

Teachers’ Tools for Navigation and Discussion Questions: 

Please view and enjoy the educators’ guide I created for Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions:

You can also access the educators’ guide here.

You can learn more about Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions, including a play list!, on the author’s webpage.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 4/22/24

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
For readers of all ages

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly blog hop we host which focuses on sharing what we’re reading. This Kid Lit version of IMWAYR focuses primarily on books marketed for kids and teens, but books for readers of all ages are shared. We love this community and how it offers opportunities to share and recommend books with each other.

The original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. The Kid Lit IMWAYR was co-created by Kellee & Jen at Teach Mentor Texts.

We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Happy reading!

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Tuesday: The Mystery of Locked Rooms by Lindsay Currie

Sunday: Author Guest Post: “Location, Location, Location” by Sandy Grubb, Author of Just Like Click

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I am taking today off from IMWAYR, but you can learn more about any of the books I’ve been reading by checking out my read bookshelf on Goodreads.

Ricki

It is my week off, so I will see you next week!

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Tuesday: Educators’ Guide for Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions by Navdeep Singh Dhillon

Sunday: Author Guest Post: “Social Emotional Learning with Picture Books” by Darcy Pattison, Author of BE STRONG: The Rise of Beloved Public Art Sculptor, Nancy Schön

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Author Guest Post: “Location, Location, Location” by Sandy Grubb, Author of Just Like Click

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“Location, Location, Location”

Let’s face it—location matters and not just in real estate. If the hero of your story is battling pirates, it’s a much different story if the hero’s ship is sailing on rough seas off the coast of Somalia versus floating in a wading pool in the backyard. Imagine how different the books on this list would be if the settings were changed up:

  • Charlotte’s Web in a spaceship to Mars instead of the Zuckermans’ farm
  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon in an Arizona desert instead of a forest filled with dangers
  • Maizy Chen’s Last Chance in Switzerland instead of well…Last Chance
  • Freewater in the Rocky Mountains instead of the Great Dismal Swamp

The setting for the stories I write have always come to me before I choose my characters and figure out my plots. I’m not saying it must be that way, it’s just the way it’s worked out for me so far. Someday, I may take on the challenge of building a magical world, but for now, I find great satisfaction in writing contemporary stories.

Setting sets the stage. It conveys the time and place for the events of your story, where characters must face their challenges and come out on the other side changed for the better. Your setting needs to fit the kind of story you’re writing.

Setting defines limits and possibilities. If your character must confront magical swamp characters, it’s most likely not going to happen in a New York City highrise, though that could possibly be interesting. One challenge in writing is to avoid overly-used tropes. “It was a dark and stormy night” is perhaps the most famous setting cliché of all time. This was the opening line in a 19th century novel by the English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Edgar Allan Poe used it the following year as the opening line of a short story. It may have been left buried in time if it weren’t more recently used by Madeleine L’Engle as the opening line of A Wrinkle in Time and then over and over again by Snoopy of the Peanuts comic strip. Poe, Charles Schultz, and L’Engle knew full well they were taking a cliché from the past for a new double entendre effect.

When done well to full advantage, the setting becomes like another character in the story. By changing the season, time of day, lighting, weather, sounds, and smells an author can communicate emotions and tension in their story. In an early chapter of Just Like Click, Nick heads out at midnight to meet Celia for the first time. We read, “A gnarly pine snag sneers at me. I turn toward the stream. The inky black waters rush by chanting, Die, die, die.” With this setting description, it’s easy to know how Nick is feeling about being outside alone in the middle of the night without just typing “Nick was scared.” In addition, readers experience the setting with Nick.

Do you want to try some brainstorming?

What are some settings you may want to use for a story? Can you list five?

What kind of story might take place in each setting? In each case, think of events that could happen only in that setting.

Have fun with your writing. Use your imagination. Try new things. Writing takes courage—be brave!

Published April 16th, 2024 by Fitzroy Books/Regal House Publishing

About the Book: Nick Townley has lived his entire life—all eleven years—at Black Butte Ranch, nestled in the foothills of the snow-capped Cascade Mountains. While his parents push him to study, practice sports, and make friends, Nick prefers to retreat into his superhero universe and create exciting Adventures of Click comics. When a string of robberies threatens Dad’s job, forcing them to move across the country, Nick’s world implodes. He loves his home, and what will he do about the $237,000 in cash under his bed that Great Gramp gave him before he died?

Desperate to stop the move, Nick steps off his comic book pages and ventures into the night as Click, an undercover superhero. Catching thieves would be a lot easier if he had actual superpowers. When three new kids discover his identity and want to join him, Nick vows to stay undercover…until he realizes even a superhero needs friends. But can he ask them to put their lives in danger to save his home? What would Click do?

About the Author: Sandy Grubb has been writing children’s stories since she was a child herself. Her debut novel, Just Like Click, won the esteemed Kraken Book Prize, recognizing finely crafted middle grade fiction. When not at home in Lake Oswego, Oregon, Sandy and her family can often be found exploring nature trails and playing badminton at Black Butte Ranch, just like Click…and Nick!

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Thank you, Sandy, for this reflection on setting!