For fans of Clementine or Katie Kazoo who are are looking for a new series, try the Penelope Crumb series by Shawn Stout. Penelope is a spunky and hilarious fourth grader with a penchant for speaking before she thinks. She loves art class until her best friend draws a picture of her, and Penelope learns she has a big nose. Her mom tells her she has a Crumb nose just like her grandpa so Penelope makes it her mission to track down this mysterious grandpa she’s never met.
For those of you who are already Penelope Crumb fans, check out the newest book. In Penelope Crumb Never Forgets, Penelope is off on more adventures; mainly, trying to ensure that she doesn’t lose her best friend, or forget anyone that is important to her. Penelope is an honest, funny fourth grader with a huge imagination. These charming chapter books are also great read alouds with enough complexity to keep older readers engaged too.
Join us for a book signing with Shawn Stout on Monday, February 18th at 7:00 p.m.
Penelope Crumb by Shawn Stout; Penguin; $5.99; Ages 7 and up
Penelope Crumb Never Forgets; $14.99