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Wild Girls Mother-Daughter Book Club

Since 2008 I have run a monthly book club for girls 9-12 and their moms at indie bookstore Books Inc. in San Francisco's Laurel Village. Here is a year's worth of our most recent picks. Why not listen in?

Hello, Universe

By Erin Entrada Kelly
Narrated by Ramon de Ocampo & Amielynn Abellera /  5 hours 17 minutes

Winner of the Newbery Medal

“A charming, intriguingly plotted novel.” —Washington Post

Acclaimed and award-winning author Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe is a funny and poignant neighborhood story about unexpected friendships.

Told from four intertwining points of view—two boys and two girls—the novel celebrates bravery, being different, and... Read More »

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Orphan Island

By Laurel Snyder
Narrated by Kim Mai Guest /  7 hours 46 minutes

A National Book Award Longlist title!

"A wondrous book, wise and wild and deeply true." —Kelly Barnhill, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon

"This is one of those books that haunts you long after you read it. Thought-provoking and magical." —Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series

In the tradition of modern-day... Read More »

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The Science of Breakable Things

By Tae Keller
Narrated by Jennifer Kim /  5 hours 12 minutes

Natalie's uplifting story of using the scientific process to "save" her mother from depression is what Booklist calls "a winning story full of heart and action."

Eggs are breakable. Hope is not.

When Natalie's science teacher suggests that she enter an egg drop competition, Natalie thinks that this might be the perfect solution to all of her... Read More »

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Out of Left Field

The Gordon Family Saga
By Ellen Klages
Narrated by Julie Dretzin /  7 hours 29 minutes

A story about the fight for equal rights in America's favorite arena: the baseball field!

Ten-year-old Katy Gordon loves baseball, and she's good at it, too. She tries out for the 1958 Little League season in the disguise of a boy, and she gets in easily. But when the coach finds out she's a girl, he forbids her from playing. "Since the beginning... Read More »

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Amal Unbound

By Aisha Saeed
Narrated by Priya Ayyar /  4 hours 36 minutes

"Saeed's timely and stirring middle-grade debut is a celebration of resistance and justice."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The compelling story of a girl's fight to regain her life and dreams after being forced into indentured servitude.


Life is quiet and ordinary in Amal's Pakistani village, but she had no complaints, and besides, she's busy... Read More »

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Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Nevermoor: Book #1
By Jessica Townsend
Narrated by Gemma Whelan /  11 hours

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

“A deliciously delightful and utterly enchanting debut sure to dazzle fans of the Harry Potter series, “Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow,” by Jessica Townsend, caught me from the very first chapter. I absolutely couldn’t put this gem down after meeting Morrigan, a cursed child destined to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday. Complete with monsters lurking in the shadows, a Magnificat named Fenestra and the magical city, Nevermoor, home of the Wundrous Society, Townsends tale is a treasure for all ages and will leave you longing for more. Will Morrigan figure out her talent in time to save herself from the wicked Wundersmith or is she doomed to die a dark death and disappear for all time? Fantastically fun and fast paced read…I loved it!! Read by Gemma Whelan, you'll be anxiously awaiting the next installment "Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow due out in late November.”

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The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary

By Laura Shovan
Narrated by Jonathan Todd Ross, Kevin R. Free, Jessica Almasy, Jill Frutkin, Cherise Boothe, Rachel Botchan & Almarie Guerra /  3 hours 14 minutes

Eighteen kids, one year of poems, one school set to close. Two yellow bulldozers crouched outside, ready to eat the building in one greedy gulp. But look out, bulldozers. Ms. Hill's fifth-grade class has plans for you. They're going to speak up and work together to save their school. Laura Shovan's engaging novel is a time capsule of one class's... Read More »

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Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!

Lumberjanes
By Mariko Tamaki
Narrated by Amanda Leigh Cobb /  4 hours 15 minutes

Based on the bestselling, cult-favorite graphic novels, this series of middle-grade novels follows the five campers on totally new, action-packed adventures Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin-Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley-love their summers at camp.... Read More »

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Amina's Voice

By Hena Khan
Narrated by Soneela Nankani /  4 hours 20 minutes

"Amina's anxieties are entirely relatable, but it's her sweet-hearted nature that makes her such a winning protagonist." -Entertainment Weekly A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community in this sweet and moving middle grade... Read More »

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Cloud and Wallfish

By Anne Nesbet
Narrated by Will Ropp /  7 hours 54 minutes

Slip behind the Iron Curtain into a world of smoke, secrets, and lies in this stunning novel where someone is always listening and nothing is as it seems.

Noah Keller has a pretty normal life, until one wild afternoon when his parents pick him up from school and head straight for the airport, telling him on the ride that his name isn’t really... Read More »

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Short

By Holly Goldberg Sloan
Narrated by Tara Sands /  6 hours 33 minutes

In this heartwarming and funny middle-grade novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s, Julia grows into herself while playing a Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz

Julia is very short for her age, but by the end of the summer run of The Wizard of Oz, she’ll realize how big she is inside, where it counts. She hasn’t ever thought... Read More »

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Lemons

By Melissa Savage
Narrated by Tara Sands /  7 hours 15 minutes

The search for Bigfoot gets juicy in this funny and touching story that’s perfect for fans of Kate DiCamillo’s Flora & Ulysses and the movie Smallfoot!

Lemonade Liberty Witt’s mama always told her: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But Lem can’t possibly make lemonade out of her new life in Willow Creek, California—the Bigfoot... Read More »

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