MIDDLE GRADE: The story of a little free library guarded by a cat and a boy who takes on the mystery it keeps.
MIDDLE GRADE: The second book in the humorous, heartfelt, highly illustrated series about a girl who doodles to cope with her anxiety, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sara Shepard.
Feature image credit: Text Publishing American author Sara Shepard is best known for her two series Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game (which have both been turned into television series) as well as eight adult fiction novels. Shepard has now moved into writing middle-grade fiction with her Penny Draws series, of which Penny Draws […]
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