Welcome to the 3rd annual Middle Grade Summer Book Club and I think I have some GREAT books lined up for kids to read this summer... we have some mystery, chic books, and some great ones for guys & girls!
When she helps a family who is in a car accident, Lily knows she's found her true calling -- she's meant to be a "great healer." Armed with medical tv shows, books from the library, and a health class at a local gym, Lily's out to make the world a healthier place, starting with her best friends. If only they'd cooperate...
I love the idea of a kid knowing what she (or he) wants to be when they grow up. Lily Robbins MD is one of those kids - she loves helping others and making a difference in someone's life. You'll find Lily reaching out to others, learning more than just first aid and trying to find ways she can succeed in reaching her goal.... to be a doctor when she grows up.
Lily and her friends are wonderful kids... yes, they're all boy crazy and kinda strange as all middle grade kids are but I really liked them. Each kid in the book has their own special personality and each of Lily's friends seem to be the kind of kids I'd want my own daughter to be involved with. Lily has a passion for well a variety of things. Her family knows her as the kid that can't stick with one passion so when she asks for CPR & First Aid lessons after she helps a little boy with internal injuries when he is in a bad car accident she decides "I want to be a dr when I grow up" her parents tell her "we'll see" and lets see if your still interested in 6 months. Lily's dad ends up finding a class for girls 10-13 at his fitness center and when it turns out that it's about puberty and periods (etc) she decides she doesn't want to finish the class & guess what mom & dad make her stick with it.
Lilly Robbins MD is all about preadolescent girls, BFF's and angst girl style. It's about learning about your body, changes and middle school. Boys too. I wouldn't have a problem handing this book off to a 4th grade girl (and up) to read. The information about the changes a girl goes through is clear cut, well put and in words your girls will be comfortable with. I loved the idea of having a celebration when a little girl turns into a Mini Woman - sure wish someone had done that for me when I was 9!
Tween You and Me: for Faithgirlz & Mini Women 9 to 13'ish
Nancy Rue is the author of Lilly Robbins MD and several other books for Tween Girls. She has put together a wonderful website & newsletter for girls in this age group - it's kind of a club for Mini Women! She talks about girl stuff like.... boys, periods, treating others (friends & parents) with respect and a whole lot more! Be sure to sign up for the Tween You and Me newsletter - it's your mandatory entry for this week's giveaway. =D
Thanks for having such a passion for encouraging kids to be Strong Readers! I have another Nancy Rue review going up sometime this fall I believe... be sure to check it out and then follow my blog so you can return to learn more about The Merciful Scar! Be sure to visit the rest of the Middle Grade Summer Book Club:
Week 1: The Cats of Tanglewood Forest (order) (my review) Week 2: Leviathan (order) (my review) Week 3: The Lily Series: Lily Robbins, MD (order) (my review) Week 4: Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel (order) (my review) Week 5: The Phoenix Files (order) (my review)
Week 6: Unleash (order) (my review)
The annual Summer Book Club Giveaway!
You can enter our great Summer Book Club Giveaway which will be drawn on August 1st - just in time for the last few weeks of summer when kids start to get bored and need something new to do. This year we will be running it a little different since I am officially without a computer (thanks to Malware & a nasty virus which wiped out my registry) -
How to Enter:
Each week return to CCB to read that week's review and enter that week's entry question. Each week there will be a mandatory question (as well as the usual provide your FULL Contact information) - without the contact information your answers and entries will be deleted. You'll also have the opportunity to enter via Tweeting, posting on FB and Sharing on any of the numerous linkies that are available. The non-mandatory entries are extras that you have the choice of getting extra entries.