by Beth Ain
Fourth grade is here, and Izzy Kline is nervous. There are plenty of reasons for the butterflies in her stomach to flap their wings. There’s a new girl in her class who might be a new best friend. The whole grade is going to put on a performance of Free to Be…You and Me, a great show with lots of music and the kinds of big “life lessons” her mom always wants to talk about, especially now that Izzy’s dad has moved out. So many moments, both big and small, make up a year. Beth Ain chronicles them all in this funny and heartwarming novel, which allows each relatable moment to feel special and important.
A beautiful novel written in verse, IZZY KLINE HAS BUTTERFLIES (Random House Books for Young Readers) will inspire young girls to discover their inner voice.
A Message from the Author:
Here's a special message from Beth about her Butterfly Moments campaign. Follow the link for more detailed information along with a cute butterfly printable teachers can use in the classroom.
“I'm so excited to share this book with kids and their parents. Because it is written in small moments, it might just become a way back into your upper-elementary child's bedtime routine. My hope is that children will connect with all the funny and insightful things going on in Izzy's head, and that the book will give parents a way into their kids' interior life and the wide range of emotions kids this age often feel. And it might inspire them to write, too! I really want kids to see how their sweet or not-so-sweet moments can be enough to make something special -- that if they take a step back and become mindful of the small moments, they might find that poetry sometimes just presents itself out of nowhere smack in the middle of math class. I kind of hope parents will try their hand at it, too. Butterfly moments are all around -- catch one!”
Advance Praise for IZZY KLINE HAS BUTTERFLIES
"If you've ever wondered what living inside a fourth-grader's head feels like, this is it! Pitch perfect, heartfelt, and real."~Wendy Mass, New York Times bestselling author of The Candymakers
"Captures the soap opera that is fourth grade with honesty, humor, and heart."~Kirby Larson, Newbery-Honor winning author of Hattie Big Sky
“Light, bright, and believable, just right for young middle graders.”~Kirkus Reviews
Beth Ain is the author of several children’s books, including the Starring Jules series. She lives in Port Washington, New York, with her husband and two children.
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary ARC of this book.