The Pages Between Us series
Told in letters, posters, blog posts, homework assignments, and more, The Pages Between Us is a totally fun, totally earnest snapshot of middle grade friendship—and what it truly means to be there for someone during the ups, downs, and everything in between. A darling series for upper elementary readers preparing for middle school, as well as middle schoolers already experiencing Piper and Olivia’s joys and heartaches.
“Leavitt and Mellom’s humorous and perceptive tale deftly explores the quandary of how to sustain a cherished friendship while nurturing individual growth.” –KIRKUS
“The girls’ voices are recognizably different… the premise and the delightful feeling of reading someone’s secrets should keep tween readers engaged.” ~Booklist
“Leavitt and Mellom have made the girls’ challenges–with each other, with their peers, with their families, and with themselves–relatable to those readers struggling to navigate the changes that middle school brings.” ~Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“A cousin to Rachel Renée Russell’s “Dork Diaries”… this is a gentler version of middle school, as the girls support each other through familiar trials… will be enjoyed by strong readers eager to devour realistic fiction with a multimedia slant.” ~School Library Journal
“In Piper and Olivia, Leavitt and Mellom have created a warm and likeable, but believably awkward pair of preadolescents. Readers will enjoy this story of love, friendship, change, and family.” ~Children’s Literature
The Pages Between Us
Told in letters, posters, blog posts, homework assignments, and more, The Pages Between Us is a totally fun, totally earnest snapshot of middle grade friendship—and what it truly means to be there for someone during the ups, downs, and everything in between.
Piper and Olivia have been best friends since…well, forever. But they’re distressed to find that their new middle school schedules aren’t giving them enough together-time. Luckily, an idea sparks when Piper finds a cute, sparkly notebook to disguise as her “French Class” homework. It’s genius—now the two BFFs can stick together all the time. And document their adventures—you know, for anthropology’s sake.
But as the two navigate the tricky new world of sixth grade, they realize that they may need to branch out more than they originally thought. Their notebook, once a life raft, begins to feel like a big responsibility. Can they grow up, without growing apart?
In the Spotlight
BFFs Olivia and Piper star in this fun snapshot of middle grade friendship told in a sweet journal-style book packed with engaging art. This is a follow-up to The Pages Between Us, by beloved middle grade authors Lindsey Leavitt and Robin Mellom.
It’s time for the Battle of the Books!
When no one from their school signs up for the annual competition, BFFs Piper (The Drama Lover) and Olivia (The Bookworm) decide to put their talents to good use by creating a video to get their classmates excited about the contest.
Only things don’t go exactly as planned…
The video goes viral, thrusting Olivia into a spotlight she never wanted, while no one seems to remember that Piper wrote, produced and directed the video. And on top of everything, while their video motivated a lot of people to sign up to participate in Battle of the Books, no one seems to have any interest in doing the reading.
With the tournament approaching will Piper and Olivia be able to work together to save the day yet again?