The Penderwicks on Gardam Street

In the second book about the Penderwicks, the sisters are home on Gardam Street and ready for an adventure! But the adventure they get isn’t quite what they had in mind. Mr. Penderwick’s sister has decided it’s time for him to start dating—and the girls know that can only mean one thing: disaster.

Enter the Save Daddy Plan—a plot so brilliant, so bold, so funny, that only the Penderwick girls could have come up with it. But in the meantime, they have some other problems to deal with. Rosalind can’t seem to get the annoying Tommy Geiger out of her hair—and she can’t stand him, really. Skye loses her temper on the soccer field in a most undignified manner. Jane’s love of creative writing leads her into deep waters. And Batty’s getting into mischief spying on the new next-door neighbor. As for Hound, he’s always in trouble.

It’s sheer pleasure to spend time with these exquisitely drawn characters, girls so real that readers will feel the wind through their hair as they power down the soccer field.
— Publishers Weekly, starred review
Memorable characters, realistic family dynamics and subplots of school and relationship disasters, together with generous dashes of humor and mystery, all combine to make this sequel to The Penderwicks a perfect choice for 8-12-year olds.
— Chicago Sun Times
This is a book to cherish and hold close like a warm, cuddly blanket that you draw around yourself to keep out the cold.
— School Library Journal, starred review