The Year of the Baby (An Anna Wang novel #2) (Paperback)

The Year of the Baby (An Anna Wang novel #2) By Andrea Cheng, Patrice Barton (Illustrator) Cover Image

The Year of the Baby (An Anna Wang novel #2) (Paperback)

By Andrea Cheng, Patrice Barton (Illustrator)

Last year, Anna learned how to be a good friend. Now that her family has adopted a baby girl from China, she wants to learn how to be a good sister. But the new year proves challenging when the doctor warns that the baby isn’t thriving. Can Anna and her best friends, Laura and Camille, create a science project that saves the day? In this heartwarming sequel to The Year of the Book, readers will be just as moved by Anna's devotion to her new sister as they will be inspired by her loving family and lasting friendships.

Andrea Cheng is the author of several children’s books, including the acclaimed middle-grade Anna Wang series critics call "gentle," "accessible," and "just right." Though she passed away in 2015, her books will continue to inspire readers. Visit her website at

Patrice Barton's talents were discovered at age three, whens she created a mural with a pastry brush and Crisco. She lives in Austin with her family. Visit her website at

Product Details ISBN: 9780544225251
ISBN-10: 0544225252
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2014
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: An Anna Wang novel

"Middle-grade readers will find many ways to connect with Anna and her friends in this warm family and school story."

"This book deals deftly with a range of thorny adoption- and ethnic-stereotyping issues, such as the abandonment of female Chinese infants and the assumption that all Asians are gifted students, and it has special meaning for families touched by adoption."
School Library Journal, starred review

"The science-fair and adoption angles make this useful in a number of settings, and readers who have followed Anna since fourth grade will hope Cheng goes on to keep tabs on her as she reaches sixth grade."
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books