There's Something About Sam (Hardcover)
HMH Books for Young Readers, 9781328766809, 32pp.
Publication Date: July 14, 2020
There’s something strange about the new kid, Sam—though Max can’t quite put his finger on it. But EVERYONE else in his class is invited to Max's birthday sleepover, so his mom invites Sam too.
Sam is just as strange at the party as he is at school: he's wary of the full moon, prefers his hamburgers rare, and can’t help but bite the other kids during an innocent game of Twister. But despite his initial hesitation, Max discovers that what makes us different is actually what makes us special, and that new friends can come in all shapes, sizes, and species . . .
This charming and pitch-perfect story will teach young readers all about the excitement of making new friends, and learning from our differences.
About the Author
Hannah Barnaby holds an MA in Children’s Literature from Simmons College and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College. Formerly a children’s book editor, she has also worked as a bookseller and a writing instructor. Hannah was the first writer to earn the Children’s Writer in Residency at the Boston Public Library. Visit Hannah at hannahbarnaby.com, or follow her on Twitter@HannahRBarnaby or Instagram@hannahbarnaby.