What’s Available This Month: June PJ Our Way Books

Posted June 01, 2018  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

Welcome to this new PJ Our Way Parents’ Blog where each month we will share information about the four books available for selection in PJ Our Way.

Finding the Worm

Finding the Worm by Mark Goldblatt

Ages 10+

346 pages

In this sequel to Twerp, Julian, Lonnie, Quentin, Shlomo, Howie, and Eric the Red are in middle school and their friendship is stronger than ever. Then Quentin is diagnosed with a brain tumor, Julian is falsely accused of defacing a painting, and his friend Beverly keeps challenging him to race her. Finding the Worm captures the friendship between a group of pre-teen boys with humor, tragedy, moral dilemmas, and loads of heart. It has some tear-jerking moments, but is a wonderful choice for mature middle-grade readers, and is based in part on the author’s own childhood.

Rabbi Harvey Rides Again

Rabbi Harvey Rides Again by Steve Sheinkin

Ages 9+

144 pages

Once again, author Steve Sheinkin makes clever and witty Jewish folk takes accessible and fun for kids. Set in the Wild West of the 1870s, Rabbi Harvey is the unlikely leader of the citizens of Elk Spring, Colorado. Equipped with Jewish knowledge, a good heart, and a keen wit, Rabbi Harvey resolves disputes, fights crime, and saves the town from no-good robbers. This well-drawn graphic novel is an easy and enjoyable book for readers of all ages

The Family with Two Front Doors

The Family with Two Front Doors by Anna Ciddor

Ages: 9+

143 pages

Life in the close-knit Rabinovitch household is full of children, adventures and food! Then one day Papa announces that a husband has been found for 15-year-old Adina -- and she won’t meet him until her wedding day! Told mostly through the eyes of 10-year-old Nomi and mischievous Yakov, this charming book has been compared to Little Women, Little House on the Prairie, and All-of-a-Kind Family. The children have strong personalities and there is plenty of gentle humor and detail about Jewish life and traditions in 1920s Poland. Despite the historical setting, the writing is very fresh. Parents will enjoy this book as much as their children.

This is Not the Abby Show

This is Not the Abby Show by Debbie Reed Fischer

Ages: 10+

302 pages

Abby’s always been impulsive, but up until TNTRML (the night that ruined my life) she’s always had it under control. Now she’s stuck in summer school instead of the drama camp she’s been looking forward to all year. And she’s grounded: no Netflix, no social media, and a nine o’clock bedtime. Life could not be worse, until Abby begins to make some new friends who accept her for who she is: a creative and gifted kid with ADHD. This book is laugh-out-loud hilarious and kids will root for Abby as she navigates her complicated life and tries to rein in her unpredictable mouth. 

What do you think of this month’s books? Comment below to let us know.

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