Brand-New Bubbe

A charming and amusing story about the joys and problems of creating a blended family

A delightful picture book about a blended family, of different traditions, and the gentle conflicts that can occur when new relatives are first getting to know each other. Also, it is a charming look at the affection between a child and her grandparents – such a significant relationship for many children.

When Jillian’s mom gets married, Jillian gets a new stepdad. She also gets a new Jewish grandma, named Bubbe, who comes on just a little too strong. Like many children in a newly blended family, Jillian feels loyalty to her other grandmothers — Oma and Gram. She doesn’t want them to feel left out. When Mom tells Jillian to give Bubbe a chance, Jillian finds a way to honor all three grandmas — and finally figures out that family is made of love, not blood. And that there is always room for more love in your life!

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World: Charlesbridge, 2024

The Author

Sarah Aronson

Sarah Aronson is the versatile author of YA novels HEADCASE and BELIEVE. BEYOND LUCKY was her MG debut, and her chapter-book series, THE WISH LIST, is published by Scholastic. Her picture book biography of Rube Goldberg published with Beach Lane in 2018. BRAND NEW BUBBE is forthcoming from Charlesbridge.

Sarah is also a creative writing teacher, and she lives in Illinois with her family.



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