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KatieKatie always carries a large purse. Why? It has to be big enough to fit a book (or two) and the crossword puzzle, so she can squeeze in some reading while attending her kids' many sporting events.


Three books that she loves to recommend are:

  • The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor
  • This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson


The Things You Kiss Goodbye By Leslie Connor Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060890919
Availability: Unavailable to Order
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 24th, 2014

Fans of Sarah Dessen will love this heartbreaking story about family, loss, and the joys and disappointments of first love.

This One Summer By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki Cover Image
By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki
ISBN: 9781596437746
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: First Second - May 6th, 2014

A New York Times bestseller
A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book
An Eisner Award Winner

Brown Girl Dreaming By Jacqueline Woodson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399252518
Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 Days
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner

Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of
Red at the Bone, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.