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Cookie & Milk

A Scientifically Stunt-Tastic Sisterhood

Cookie is a genius—Milk, a daredevil. Cookie loves math and science while Milk loves sports and adrenaline. They are opposites. But they’re also best friends.

Without Milk, Cookie couldn’t imagine her best inventions. And without Cookie, Milk couldn’t do the cool stuff that she loves to do. But can smart and sporty really go together? Follow this dynamic duo through their skateboard stunts and tubular-tastic surfs to discover what lies beneath true friendship. Written by Michele McAvoy, this First Place Dragonfly Book Award winner breaks stereotypes and puts the fabulousness of STEM in the limelight. It is sure to entertain, excite and endear young readers and parents alike. This book comes with a free Reader’s Companion, complete with discussion questions, lesson plans and activities to go beyond the book. The best book for positively embracing STEM and diversity. Cookie & Milk carries the key message of STEM advocacy, multi-racial families and diversity supported by the many advocates of positive parenting solutions. It'll sit comfortably on your shelf alongside other books that focus on similar issues, such as the work of Andrea Beaty (Ada Twist Scientist) Beth Ferry (Stone).

Details & Purchasing

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  • Release Date Fall 2019
  • 32 pages • 9x11 • Ages 4 to 10
  • Hardcover Picture Book, Picture Book
  • ISBN (hardcover): 978-0-9976085-8-8
  • ISBN (picture book): 978-0-9976085-9-5
  • Lexile Leveling: 520
  • Fountas & Pinnell Level: M

Book Reviews

Diane Donovan, Midwest Review

A thoroughly charming picture book story with a valuable underlying message about friendship, Cookie & Milk will prove to be an enduringly popular and appreciated addition to family, elementary school, and community library collections for young readers.

Kirkus Reviews

Even after the story, readers are provided with a list of powerhouse women who were either smart or sporty, and a glossary of words encourages supportive friendships. Gibson’s simple, cartoon illustrations playfully remind girls that there are universal commonalities in sisterhood. Smart, sassy, supportive girl power to the max! Read Full Review

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