Author: Courtney Sheinmel
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Genre: Children’s books
Goodreads: Can you keep a secret? Stella Batts has a lot of secrets to keep these days–there’s the secret of what really happened to her little sister’s pet fish, and there’s the secret school project she’s working on with her friend Lucy, and there’s the secret on the second floor of her family’s candy store. Actually, Stella doesn’t know the candy store secret yet, because her dad won’t tell her. Even though she’s eight years old, and that’s old enough to be trusted! Stella hasn’t told any of her other secrets all week, and some of her other friends are feeling left out. But that’s the problem with being told a secret: You have to keep it!
Ope’s Opinion: These are my girls I will be reading this book to. This book is so good adults will enjoy reading to children. Later those children will enjoy reading it themselves.
Stella learns about keeping secrets – when to keep them, when to share them, and who to share them with. It is a hard concept for children to learn. I thought there were several good real life examples in this book.
I am interested in reading more of Stella Batts books.
Rating: 5 – This book is so good it will be passed on and on and on….