Cookie Cutters & Sled Runners {Book Review}

Cookie Cutters & Sled Runners {Book Review}

I received a copy of “Cookie Cutters & Sled Runners($15.99 value) in exchange for this promotion. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own. 


“For years, Ana and Lily have been looking forward to writing and selling their own cookbook for their middle school project.  So when her teacher assigns her to a different partner, Ana is devastated.  What could have been their big break as bakers has turned into a huge – maybe even friendship-ending disaster.”


Remember middle school??  So many changes are happening including moving from class to class and not having the same class as your best friend and things are just…plain different with this new-found freedom.  As Ana is working through these middle school insecurities, she also has obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety.  While Lily has been Ana’s best friend forever and understands her disorder, Ana worries about her new project partner, Dasher, won’t understand the issues she carries.

All in all, Ana is very regimented and knows what she wants, but will this middle school project put her over the edge as she experiences new friends, new experiences, plus more anxiety?

Fun book to read that was a quick read and moved along well.  Perfect for middle schoolers, but the guidelines show for a bit younger ages of 8-12.  Also, I’m sure my 16-year-old will also enjoy this book as it has a lot of life lessons to learn about the flexibility of life.

Cookie Cutters & Sled Runners is geared toward middle school age and can be purchased at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

About the Author

Natalie Rompella is the author of more than forty books and educational guides for young readers, and the winner of a Work-In-Progress grant from the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for an early version of Cookie Cutters & Sled Runners.  Just like Ana, Natalie grew up baking and inventing her own recipes, and as an adult she fell in love with sled dog racing – watching it, that is!  A former museum educator and elementary and middle school teacher, Natalie lives with her family in the Chicago suburbs.


Cynthia Tait

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