Favorite Girls Next Door Series
Ruby and The Booker Boys by Derrick Barnes
Eight-year-old Ruby Booker is the baby sis of the most popular boys on Chill Brook Ave. When Ruby isn’t hanging with her friend, Theresa Petticoat, she’s finding out what kind of mischief her brothers are getting into. She’s sweet and sassy and every bit as tough as her older siblings. She sings like nobody’s business; she has a pet iguana named Lady Love; her favorite color is grape-jelly purple; and when she grows up, she’s going to be the most famous woman animal doctor on the planet. She’s the fabulous, oh-so-spectacular Ruby Marigold Booker!
Brand New School Brave New Ruby
Trivia Queen, 3rd Grade Supreme
Slumber Party Payback
Ruby Flips For Attention
Lola Levine by Monica Brown
Second-grader Lola Levine is half-Peruvian and half-Jewish; she is a skilled soccer player, a persuasive writer, and aspires to own a cat in the near future should her parents concede.
Lola Levine is Not Mean
Lola Levine Drama Queen
Lola Levine and the Ballet Scheme
Lola Levine Meets Jelly and Bean
Lola Levine and the Vacation Dream
Lola Levine and the Halloween Scream
Stella Diaz by Angel Dominguez
Stella Díaz loves marine animals, especially her betta fish, Pancho. But Stella Díaz is not a betta fish. Betta fish like to be alone, while Stella loves spending time with her mom and brother and her best friend Jenny. Trouble is, Jenny is in another class this year, and Stella feels very lonely.
Stella Diaz Has Something to Say
Stella Diaz Never Gives Up
Stella Diaz Dreams Big
Dyamonde Daniel by Nikki Grimes
Dyamonde Daniel may be new in town, but that doesn’t stop her from making a place for herself in a jiffy. With her can-do attitude and awesome brain power she takes the whole neighborhood by storm. The only thing puzzling her is the other new kid in her class. Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel
Halfway to Perfect
Just Grace by Charise Mericle Harper
Grace loves cats. She also loves taking pictures of cats and drawing Not-So Super comics. She doesn’t like Sammy Stringer, a boy in her class. She’s got lots and lots of ideas, and when her neighbor’s cat goes missing, Grace does her best to make Mrs. Luther feel less lonely. But as the mystery of the missing cat continues, Grace’s well-intentioned plan backfires, and she finds herself in a bit of trouble. Maybe, just maybe, Sammy Stringer will help her through.
Still Just Grace
Just Grace Walks the Dog
Just Grace Goes Green
Just Grace and the Snack Attack
Just Grace and the Terrible Tutu
Just Grace and the Double Surprise
Just Grace and the Flower Girl Power
Just Grace, Star on Stage
Just Grace and the Trouble with Cupcakes
Just Grace and the Super Sleepover
Just Grace Gets Crafty
Ruby Lu by Lenore Look
Most days the best thing about being Ruby is everything. Like when she’s the star of her own backyard magic show. Or when she gives a talk at the school safety assembly on the benefits of reflective tape. Or when she rides the No. 3 bus all the way to Chinatown to visit GungGung and PohPoh.
And then there are the days when it’s very hard to be Ruby. Like when her mom suggests Chinese school on Saturdays. Or when her little brother, Oscar, spills all of Ruby’s best magician secrets. Or when her parents don’t think she’s old enough to drive!
Ruby Lu, Brave and True
Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything
Ruby Lu, Star of the Show