Called a "picture book dream team" by Booklist, NYT Bestselling author Pat Zietlow Miller and ALA winning author e.E. Charlton-Trujillo are back with the sequel to the celebrated Lupe Lopez: Rock Star Rules!
Famous at Hector P. Garcia Elementary for being the first kid in kindergarten to ever start a band, Lupe Lopez enters first grade seeking a new sort of fame. She’s ready to rock and roll straight into the role of Reading Rock Star! But despite her best efforts, the words she thought she knew—now grouped in sentences—only glare back at her. Stuck in Group A with the kids who can’t read, she becomes the object of a rival’s mockery. Will her beloved band, and her confidence, survive the sting of defeat? Leave it to Lupe to prove that the beat she feels when she taps her pencil isn’t so very different from words and sentences—and that a real rock star is someone who doesn’t give up. Featuring simple text laced with Spanish words, dynamic illustrations, and a reassuring theme, this sequel to Lupe Lopez: Rock Star Rules! will encourage fledgling readers to keep trying, even if they miss a beat or two.
"I love seeing a character who struggles, who makes mistakes, who apologizes, who TRIES. Those are lessons I want my daughter to learn...Highly recommend for parents of young kids!"
More Than You'll Ever Know
NYT Bestselling author Pat Zietlow Miller's and ALA winning author e.E. Charlton-Trujillo's second collaboration is a brilliant, inclusive ode to self-expression, girl power, and the many things readers can create!
Have you ever dreamed of building something? Maybe something little—like a birdhouse? Or something big—like a skyscraper? If you can envision it, you can build it! A Girl Can Build Anything is a playful celebration of all the different ways girls can make things—from tinkering to tool wielding, from ideas on paper to big, lived-out dreams that require brick and mortar. This fun and empowering ode to self expression will inspire readers to jump up and immediately start to build. Because they can. They can do anything!
"The girls of this story imagine, learn, try, and persevere ... this ode to girl power should inspire tinkerers and future builders alike."
Horn Book Magazine