A New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2017 Selection
A Mighty Girl Best Book of 2017
Illinois State Monarch Award Nominee 2018-2019
Washington State OTTER Award Nominee 2018-2019
North Dakota Flicker Tale Nominee 2018-2019
Florida SSYRA Award Nominee 2018-2019
2018 Winner of the Washington State Book Award for Young Readers
"Concepts are explained concisely and clearly, and a short glossary provides valuable vocabulary building. The slightly larger font makes the text inviting for emerging readers, and the illustrations blend perfectly into the story. Sassafras and the dragon prove to be able sidekicks in the vein of Disney characters...while this book is a natural fit for STEM collections, it deserves a place in all libraries serving young readers."
-- School Library Journal
"...Citro gracefully balances her story's scientific and fantasy elements."
-- Publishers Weekly
"...the imaginative premise and the incorporation of STEM elements make this an attractive and engaging choice."
"...a delightful beginning reader. I will definitely recommend this to kids and I look forward to the other books in this series."
--Mel Barnes, University Bookstore
"Zoey and Sassafras are our heroes! My kids love unravelling their mysterious circumstance, and they even made their own "Thinking Goggles." Zoey is an awesome role model."
-- Megan Lingo, Reading Teacher at Chickadee Lit