Tween Theme

 A copy of "Much Ado About Baseball" by Rajani LaRocca sits on an illustrated baseball diamond at home plate. In the blue of the sky is a white line drawing of a baseball and a math symbol. This is the September Tween Hint.

The Tween Theme

We are so excited to share our September Tween theme, Math & Fastballs! ➗⚾️

Math and baseball combine with savory snacks and Shakespeare in the town of Comity in Much Ado About Baseball by Rajani LaRocca! Each box will include a signed bookplate from the author plus FIVE gifts to bring this fun read to LIFE!

Twelve-year-old Trish can solve tough math problems and throw a mean fastball. At her first summer baseball practice, Trish realizes one of her teammates is Ben, the sixth-grade math prodigy she beat in the spring Math Puzzler Championships. It's only logical that Trish and Ben become friends with all their shared interests, but Ben makes it clear he still hasn't gotten over that loss and isn't ready to be friends.

To make matters worse, their team can't win a single game.  Then they meet Rob, a new kid who smacks home runs without breaking a sweat. Rob's family sells unusual snacks that could turn things around for their team! Trish is dubious, but she's willing to try almost anything to help  her teammates.

When a mysterious booklet of math puzzles claiming to reveal the "ultimate answer" arrives in her mailbox, Trish and Ben work to solve the puzzles together. Ben starts getting hits, and their team becomes unstoppable. Trish is happy to keep riding the wave of good luck . . . until they get to a puzzle they can't solve, with tragic consequences. Can they find the answer to this ultimate puzzle, or will they strike out when it counts the most?

On sale now through September 4th (or until we sell out), this box is a home run you don't want to miss! Boxes are expected to ship in early September.