The New Kid by Karen English is spot-on storytelling and relatable
Third-grader Gavin and his friends aren’t sure what to make of the new boy in their class, Khufu. He sure doesn’t look or act like the other kids and they suspect that he stole Gavin’s bike!
Meanwhile, Gavin’s Great-Aunt Myrtle is coming to stay with his family again. Gavin is sure she’ll be teaming up with his big sister to boss him around the whole time.
This book is spot-on storytelling, relatable characters and situations, and has plenty of action.
It is a gently humorous story about a diverse group of elementary-schoolers shows that even someone who seems strange can turn out to be a good friend, if you give them a chance.
TNT Recommended Read