Book Buzz

purchase your books here – author visit, all-school reads and virginia readers choice, and cbg

friday barnes: girl detective (bk 1)

by r.a. spratt

Introducing Friday Barnes, genius girl detective, in this first book of a hilarious new mystery adventure series! When Friday Barnes, girl genius, solves a bank robbery, she uses the reward money to send herself to Highcrest Academy, the most exclusive boarding school in the country―and discovers it’s a hotbed of crime!

friday barnes: under suspicion (bk 2)

by r.a. spratt

Getting arrested was the last thing Friday expected after solving the swamp-yeti mystery at her boarding school. But she better clear her name fast! She’s got new cases to investigate, like a scandalous quiche bake-off, a decades old mystery buried in her school’s backyard, and why the new boy, Christopher, is being so nice to her.

friday barnes: big trouble (bk 3)

by r.a. spratt

In the third book in R.A. Spratt’s hilarious Friday Barnes Mystery series, crime hits close to home when Friday Barnes learns her mother has been kidnapped. Can super sleuth and girl genius Friday crack the case of her missing mother, reign in a royal brat, and unmask the elusive Pimpernel?

friday barnes: no rules (bk 4)

by r.a. spratt

Friday Barnes has been deported to Switzerland . . . but we need her back! With their go-to detective gone, Highcrest Academy has descended into chaos. Can Friday find the prankster and save her school? If it involves running, then probably not, but otherwise . . . Friday’s on the case!

$13.99 Buy This Book

the adventures of nanny piggins

by r.a. spratt

This critically acclaimed, award-winning middle-grade debut follows the story of the three Green children who are cared for by a nanny pig. Yes, a pig. A fabulously sassy and impeccably dressed pig as a matter of fact.

nanny piggins and the wicked plan

by r.a. spratt

in book two, Mr. Green decides to get married, and his children are horrified. If he carries out his diabolical plan, he’ll fire their beloved nanny. Breakfast without chocolate? Never! Their father must be stopped, and Nanny Piggins, a former circus pig and a champion pit baker, is just the pig to do it!

stella diaz has something to say

by angela dominguez

The first middle-grade novel from award-winning picture book author-illustrator Dominguez, based on her experiences growing up Mexican-American, stars an infectiously charming character that comes to life through relatable storytelling and adorable black-and-white art throughout.

$16.99 Buy This Book

the miraculous journey of edward tulane

story by kate dicamillo
art by bagram ibatoulline

this modern classic revolves around a china rabbit and his perilous journey back to his owner. sweet and lovely and a must-have for your personal library.

kaechele elementary all school read

$7.99 $6.15 Buy This Book

the velveteen rabbit

by margery williams
illustrated by william nicholson

Complete with the endearing, original color illustrations of William Nicholson, The Velveteen Rabbit tells a triumphant and timeless story about the redemptive power of love.

Kaechele Elementary all school read: k-2 option

$5.99 $5.09 Buy This Book

the velveteen rabbit

by margery williams
illustrated by sarah massini

This beautiful gift edition of Williams’ time-honored tale includes an exclusive audio download of British actress Juliet Stevenson reading the story. Full color.

kaechele elementary all school read: k-2 option

$19.99 $16.99 Buy This Book

surf’s up

by kwame alexander

Surf’s up! Not yet, Dude! Books are boring! Not this one! Bro and Dude have very different ideas about how to spend the day at the beach. But as Bro continues to gasp and cheer as he reads his book (Moby Dick), Dude can’t help but get curious.

suggested age: 4-8

$17.95 Buy This Book

acoustic rooster and his barnyard band

by kwame alexander

Acoustic Rooster forms a jazz band with Duck Ellington, Bee Holliday, and Pepe Ernesto Cruz to compete in the annual Barnyard Talent Show against such greats as Thelonius Steer, Mules Davis, and Ella Finchgerald. Includes glossary, notes on the characters and songs, and jazz timeline.

suggested age: 6-8

$15.95 Buy This Book

animal ark

by kwame alexander

A howling wolf, a stalking tiger, a playful panda, a dancing bird – pairing the stunning photography of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore with the delicate poetry of Newbery award-winning author Kwame Alexander, this lush picture book celebrates the beauty, diversity, and fragility of the animal world.

suggested age: 5-10

$15.99 Buy This Book

out of wonder

by kwame alexander

A collection of twenty poems written in tribute to well-known poets from around the world.

suggested age: 8-12

$16.99 Buy This Book

the crossover

by kwame alexander

In this middle grade novel in verse, twelve-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

suggested age: 10-12

$16.99 Buy This Book