Sometimes best friends don't give the best advice. Like when Matthew tells Beast it's okay to write anything in his book report. Beast writes how much he loved the dog in the The Halloween Horror, and now the author is coming to visit Polk Street School. Problem is, there was no dog in that book. Uh-oh.
This news of being named an [ALA] Alex Award winner is especially sweet because I, personally, know what it means to be included into a world of free access to books, which has been my real family since the first day of the first grade, when I stepped into the bookmobile.