Here are three chapter-books I've read recently based upon fellow bloggers' reviews:
Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree—Lauren Tarshis
Reviewer: Fuse Number 8
The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things--Carolyn Mackler
Note: One of the highlights for me was the main character's Thanksgiving visit from New York to Seattle.
Life as We Knew It--Susan Beth Pfeffer
Reviewer: Jen Robinson
Also, don't miss out on a review of two picture-books from Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast:
The Wish and A Seed is Sleepy
Reviewer: Jules of 7Imp
Note: Both of these picture-books feature sunflowers prominently (as if sunflowers could be anything but prominent). Ever since she was a baby, Lucia has been my "Sunflower Girl." She's long-legged and beautiful. By the time she's a teenager, she will probably be taller than I. She's almost four years old, and already she's more than half my height.
Sunflower Girl with Mommy