A library person is looking for book suggestions. A few came in, andI’m adding them below; if you have others to suggest, add them in the comments!
“My library is planning to partner with Habitat for Humanity this summer. I’d like my family book club to get really involved, so I’m looking for a chapter book for kids (any level above Picture book and under YA is fine). I’ve racked my brain, Google, and Goodreads to find something pertaining in some way to the importance of a home, house, families who need a second chance, or even building a home – but I haven’t come up with much other than Crenshaw. Any ideas? Thanks!”
Hold Fast by Blue Balliett
“The story of a girl who falls into Chicago’s shelter system, and from there must solve the mystery of her father’s strange disappearance. With her signature, singular love of language and sense of mystery, Blue Balliett weaves a story that takes readers from the cold, snowy Chicago streets to the darkest corner of the public library, on an unforgettable hunt for deep truths and a reunited family.”
Where I Live by Eileen Spinelli
“Diana loves where she lives. She loves the astronomy charts on her walls and the fact that she can wave to her best friend, Rose, from her very own window. And best of all, a wren has recently made its home right by her front door! When her family is forced to move, Diana wonders if she’ll ever find that same grounded and happy feeling again.”
Weekends with Max and His Dad by Linda Urban
“Max and his dad love their weekends together. Weekends mean pancakes, pizza, spy games, dog-walking, school projects, and surprising neighbors! Every weekend presents a small adventure as Max gets to know his dad’s new neighborhood—and learns some new ways of thinking about home.”