The Nora Notebooks, Book 2 (Hardcover)

The Trouble with Babies

By Claudia Mills, Katie Kath (Illustrator)

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780385391658, 192pp.

Publication Date: August 2, 2016

List Price: 12.99*
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Description

"The thought-provoking reflections on personality and growth add insight and discussability."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 

Fourth grade scientists are not meant to be babysitters. The second book in the Nora Notebooks finds Nora Alpers in unfamiliar territory.

 
Nora Alpers has just become a ten-year-old aunt. To prepare for the new arrival, Nora has been writing down baby-related facts in her special notebook, just like she does with her favorite subject: ants. She likes the idea that someone who studies the A-N-T is also an A-U-N-T, even though she doesn’t know anything about taking care of babies.
  A new family member isn’t the only thing stressing Nora out. At school, Nora has to write journals in the voice of a pioneer on the Oregon Trail and prepare for the annual science fair. Science is normally Nora’s best subject—until Nora ends up being paired with science-hating, cat-obsessed Emma! How will Nora ever learn to be a good aunt if she’s trying to survive the Oregon Trail and arguing against Emma’s unscientific science-fair ideas?
 
Readers will welcome the return of Nora who Publishers Weekly called “delightful[ly] enterprising” in a starred review.


About the Author

Claudia Mills is the author of over fifty books for young readers. She does not personally keep an ant farm, but she does have a cat, Snickers, with whom she curls up on her couch at home in Boulder, Colorado, drinking hot chocolate and writing.  Visit her at claudiamillsauthor.com.