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New Children's Book Provides Humor as It Takes on Divorce
August 8, 2017
Graff came into our studio to speak with reporter Peter Crimmins. She began by reading a passage from The Great Treehouse War, when Winnie's parents told her and her cat, Buttons, to come into the living room for an important talk.
Three Delightful Summer Reads for 8-to-12-Year-Old Readers
June 12, 2017
In The Great Treehouse War, by Lisa Graff, all Winnie wants is to continue to be a good student, a friend, a cat lover, a doodler. But her feuding parents have taken over her life. They’re divorcing, with shared custody, and she’s quite literally stuck between them. The only days she has to herself are her “nothing special” Wednesdays.
13 Thoughtful Novels That Deal with Divorce for Tweens
Custody arrangements can be challenging for kids, but perhaps never more so than for Winnie. She spends three days a week with her mom, three days a week with her dad, and one day a week in a treehouse between her parents’ houses. After a year, Winnie is fed up and takes matters into her own hands—along with nine of her closest friends. What happens next is surprising, charming, and utterly unique.
New Kids’ and YA Books: Week of May 15, 2017
May 11, 2017
In the appealing faux-memoir The Great Treehouse War, 11-year-old Winnie Malladi-Maraj is caught in a tug-of-war between her divorced parents.
2017 Summer Book Reviews
May 9, 2017
Looking for a sizzling summer read? We asked our kid reporters to review the season's hottest new books. Here's our list of kid-approved page-turners.
17 Middle Grade Books to Look Forward to in 2017
We’ve found 17 brand-new stories coming out in 2017 that we think your kids will love. Whether they enjoy coming-of-age tales, fantasy, humor, science fiction, history, or adventure, middle grade readers will find plenty of great books to choose from on this list.