Random House Books for Young Readers

Otherearth

This book is the sequel (which I have not read) to OTHERWORLD by the same authors.  I gamely started it anyway, expecting enough back story explanations to soldier on.  By the time I reached Page 67, however, I had been… Read More ›

Love Double Dutch!

Brooklyn NY 7th-grader MaKayla is into Double Dutch, competition jump-roping with two ropes.  Just when her team qualifies to go to the national competition, her parents’ marriage threatens to fall apart and she is sent with her younger brother to… Read More ›

The Science of Breakable Things

Natalie’s botanist researcher mom has been shutting herself away in her bedroom since summer, and it is now approaching Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas–all the traditional family gathering times.  Her dad, a therapist, is trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy, cooking… Read More ›

Summer Unscripted

Rainie is a high-schooler with no direction in life.  She has started and quit many things.  She sees a fellow student do a dramatic monologue, falls for him, and wrangles an invite to work in a resort summer theater.  Before… Read More ›