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Ava and Pip

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Ava and Pip

The New York Times called Ava and Pip “a love letter to language." Told in an inviting diary format, Ava and Pip is an endearing story about friendship, family, identity and inspiration. Outgoing Ava loves her older sister, Pip, but can’t understand why Pip is so reserved and never seems to make friends with others. When Ava uses her writing talents to help her sister overcome her shyness, both girls learn the impact their words and stories can have.

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Ava and Pip

Books in this series

by Carol Weston - Children's, Fiction
An endearing tween story about friendship, family, identity, and inspiration. Outgoing Ava loves her older sister, Pip, but can't understand why Pip is so reserved and never seems to make friends with others. When Ava uses her writing talents to help her sister overcome her shyness, both girls learn the impact their words and stories can have on the world around them.
by Carol Weston - Fiction

When Ava Wren hears about an injured yellow tabby with mismatched ears, she becomes obsessed and wants to rescue him. She even picks out a perfect palindromic name: T-A-C-O-C-A-T. But when Taco joins the family, he doesn't snuggle or purr-all he does is hide. Worse, Ava's best friend starts hanging out with Zara, a new girl in fifth grade. Ava feels alone and writes an acclaimed story, "The Cat Who Wouldn't Purr." What begins as exciting news turns into a disaster.

by Carol Weston - Children's 9-12

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and when another girl asks out Ava's friend Chuck, Ava realizes that she is definitely NOT okay with it. To top it all off, Pip's friend Tanya is being bullied for her size, and Ava starts a series of projects to help Tanya feel better about herself. But a misstep leads to some serious backlash, and Ava discovers that words can be powerful instigators. All Ava wants is to help Tanya find her inner confidence. But how can she give advice when she's not even sure she can stick by her words --- or tell Chuck how she really feels?