Bat and the Waiting Game (A Boy Called Bat #2)

Bat and the Waiting Game (A Boy Called Bat #2)

In the tradition of Clementine and Ramona Quimby, meet Bat. Author Elana K. Arnold returns with another irresistible story of friendship in this widely acclaimed series starring an unforgettable boy on the autism spectrum. For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life is pretty great. He?s the caretaker of the best baby skunk in the world?even Janie, his older sister, is wa In the tradition of Clementine and Ramona Quimby, meet Bat. Author Elana K. Arnold returns with another irres...

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Title:Bat and the Waiting Game (A Boy Called Bat #2)
Author:Elana K. Arnold
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0062445871
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:192 pages pages

Bat and the Waiting Game (A Boy Called Bat #2) Reviews

  • Lorie Barber
    Oct 05, 2017

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

  • Mrs. Krajewski
    Apr 08, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

  • Ms Threlkeld
    Apr 21, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    3.5 stars. This series is seriously adorable. Bat pulled at my heart strings right away, again, with his love for Thor. This book takes place just a week after the first, with the skunk starting to grow and Bat?s relationship with his new friend, Israel, starting to grow, as well...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    "Janie is a social butterfly. And I am a social frog." As Bat continues to take care of Thor, his skunk kit, he tries to navigate his first true friendship with Israel. Meanwhile, Janie is trying out for the school play and making all kinds of friends. Janie makes friendship look so...

    I just love the character of Bat! He truly has my heart. In this installment, Bat is raising Thor, his skunk kit, until Thor is ready to head back into the wild. Thor is growing as is Bat?s anxiety about how long he will be able to care for Thor. Bat is also navigating social situati...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

    Bat may just be one of my favourite middle grade characters ever. The author portrayal of him and the way his autism is done are so spot on. If any kids ever want to know what it is like for someone who has autism, they should definitely read these books. They are just fantastic and I ...

    Elana again tells a tale about a boy with autism that is completely in line with my experience as a teacher. In fact, it's the most realistic depiction I've seen. This book has it all -- heart tugs, family dynamics, and some humor delicately sprinkled in. As with A Boy Called B...

    Love Bat. Keep them coming. Elena K Arnold?s, realistic, authentic, relevant, and much needed character helps kids learn about self and others through family stories with bonus learning from/with an understanding for Bat?s autism. ...

    Here's my review on YA Books Central. Don't want to click the link? In short, my advice is to buy the book. I loved it, and Bat is wonderful! http://www.yabookscentral.com/kbc-hom... ...

    This is the 2nd book in the Bat series. I believe the author plans on writing a 3rd. This story picks up where the other one left off. Bat is still trying to negotiate school only now his sister won't be coming home to watch him. If you liked the first one, you'll like this one as well...

    Just as good as the first book. I love Bat! Read this one aloud to my 10 year olds and they adored it, too. ...

    Perfect sequel! Love how Bat is evolving. ...

  • Diane
    May 06, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    3.5 stars. This series is seriously adorable. Bat pulled at my heart strings right away, again, with his love for Thor. This book takes place just a week after the first, with the skunk starting to grow and Bat?s relationship with his new friend, Israel, starting to grow, as well...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    "Janie is a social butterfly. And I am a social frog." As Bat continues to take care of Thor, his skunk kit, he tries to navigate his first true friendship with Israel. Meanwhile, Janie is trying out for the school play and making all kinds of friends. Janie makes friendship look so...

  • Erin Downing
    May 15, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    3.5 stars. This series is seriously adorable. Bat pulled at my heart strings right away, again, with his love for Thor. This book takes place just a week after the first, with the skunk starting to grow and Bat?s relationship with his new friend, Israel, starting to grow, as well...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    "Janie is a social butterfly. And I am a social frog." As Bat continues to take care of Thor, his skunk kit, he tries to navigate his first true friendship with Israel. Meanwhile, Janie is trying out for the school play and making all kinds of friends. Janie makes friendship look so...

    I just love the character of Bat! He truly has my heart. In this installment, Bat is raising Thor, his skunk kit, until Thor is ready to head back into the wild. Thor is growing as is Bat?s anxiety about how long he will be able to care for Thor. Bat is also navigating social situati...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

    Bat may just be one of my favourite middle grade characters ever. The author portrayal of him and the way his autism is done are so spot on. If any kids ever want to know what it is like for someone who has autism, they should definitely read these books. They are just fantastic and I ...

    Elana again tells a tale about a boy with autism that is completely in line with my experience as a teacher. In fact, it's the most realistic depiction I've seen. This book has it all -- heart tugs, family dynamics, and some humor delicately sprinkled in. As with A Boy Called B...

    Love Bat. Keep them coming. Elena K Arnold?s, realistic, authentic, relevant, and much needed character helps kids learn about self and others through family stories with bonus learning from/with an understanding for Bat?s autism. ...

    Here's my review on YA Books Central. Don't want to click the link? In short, my advice is to buy the book. I loved it, and Bat is wonderful! http://www.yabookscentral.com/kbc-hom... ...

    This is the 2nd book in the Bat series. I believe the author plans on writing a 3rd. This story picks up where the other one left off. Bat is still trying to negotiate school only now his sister won't be coming home to watch him. If you liked the first one, you'll like this one as well...

    Just as good as the first book. I love Bat! Read this one aloud to my 10 year olds and they adored it, too. ...

  • Teri
    Jun 15, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    3.5 stars. This series is seriously adorable. Bat pulled at my heart strings right away, again, with his love for Thor. This book takes place just a week after the first, with the skunk starting to grow and Bat?s relationship with his new friend, Israel, starting to grow, as well...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    "Janie is a social butterfly. And I am a social frog." As Bat continues to take care of Thor, his skunk kit, he tries to navigate his first true friendship with Israel. Meanwhile, Janie is trying out for the school play and making all kinds of friends. Janie makes friendship look so...

    I just love the character of Bat! He truly has my heart. In this installment, Bat is raising Thor, his skunk kit, until Thor is ready to head back into the wild. Thor is growing as is Bat?s anxiety about how long he will be able to care for Thor. Bat is also navigating social situati...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

    Bat may just be one of my favourite middle grade characters ever. The author portrayal of him and the way his autism is done are so spot on. If any kids ever want to know what it is like for someone who has autism, they should definitely read these books. They are just fantastic and I ...

    Elana again tells a tale about a boy with autism that is completely in line with my experience as a teacher. In fact, it's the most realistic depiction I've seen. This book has it all -- heart tugs, family dynamics, and some humor delicately sprinkled in. As with A Boy Called B...

    Love Bat. Keep them coming. Elena K Arnold?s, realistic, authentic, relevant, and much needed character helps kids learn about self and others through family stories with bonus learning from/with an understanding for Bat?s autism. ...

    Here's my review on YA Books Central. Don't want to click the link? In short, my advice is to buy the book. I loved it, and Bat is wonderful! http://www.yabookscentral.com/kbc-hom... ...

    This is the 2nd book in the Bat series. I believe the author plans on writing a 3rd. This story picks up where the other one left off. Bat is still trying to negotiate school only now his sister won't be coming home to watch him. If you liked the first one, you'll like this one as well...

    Just as good as the first book. I love Bat! Read this one aloud to my 10 year olds and they adored it, too. ...

    Perfect sequel! Love how Bat is evolving. ...

    I am in love with Bat! He is a sweet young boy with autism. This book gives a unique perspective into his life and how he handles change. His interactions with Mom melted my heart! ...

    #2 in series, but it was fine to read this out of order. Sweet characters... ...

    What a tender story! So many great life details here...divorced parents, caring for a pet, autism, being a friend...the list just goes on and on. Wonderful story for young people. ...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Jan 15, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

  • Brittany
    Nov 10, 2017

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

  • Ron
    Jun 19, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    3.5 stars. This series is seriously adorable. Bat pulled at my heart strings right away, again, with his love for Thor. This book takes place just a week after the first, with the skunk starting to grow and Bat?s relationship with his new friend, Israel, starting to grow, as well...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    "Janie is a social butterfly. And I am a social frog." As Bat continues to take care of Thor, his skunk kit, he tries to navigate his first true friendship with Israel. Meanwhile, Janie is trying out for the school play and making all kinds of friends. Janie makes friendship look so...

    I just love the character of Bat! He truly has my heart. In this installment, Bat is raising Thor, his skunk kit, until Thor is ready to head back into the wild. Thor is growing as is Bat?s anxiety about how long he will be able to care for Thor. Bat is also navigating social situati...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

    Bat may just be one of my favourite middle grade characters ever. The author portrayal of him and the way his autism is done are so spot on. If any kids ever want to know what it is like for someone who has autism, they should definitely read these books. They are just fantastic and I ...

    Elana again tells a tale about a boy with autism that is completely in line with my experience as a teacher. In fact, it's the most realistic depiction I've seen. This book has it all -- heart tugs, family dynamics, and some humor delicately sprinkled in. As with A Boy Called B...

    Love Bat. Keep them coming. Elena K Arnold?s, realistic, authentic, relevant, and much needed character helps kids learn about self and others through family stories with bonus learning from/with an understanding for Bat?s autism. ...

    Here's my review on YA Books Central. Don't want to click the link? In short, my advice is to buy the book. I loved it, and Bat is wonderful! http://www.yabookscentral.com/kbc-hom... ...

    This is the 2nd book in the Bat series. I believe the author plans on writing a 3rd. This story picks up where the other one left off. Bat is still trying to negotiate school only now his sister won't be coming home to watch him. If you liked the first one, you'll like this one as well...

  • Pop Bop
    Jan 01, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

  • Patrick
    Sep 02, 2017

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

  • Michele Knott
    Mar 12, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

  • Tj Shay
    Jun 29, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    3.5 stars. This series is seriously adorable. Bat pulled at my heart strings right away, again, with his love for Thor. This book takes place just a week after the first, with the skunk starting to grow and Bat?s relationship with his new friend, Israel, starting to grow, as well...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    "Janie is a social butterfly. And I am a social frog." As Bat continues to take care of Thor, his skunk kit, he tries to navigate his first true friendship with Israel. Meanwhile, Janie is trying out for the school play and making all kinds of friends. Janie makes friendship look so...

    I just love the character of Bat! He truly has my heart. In this installment, Bat is raising Thor, his skunk kit, until Thor is ready to head back into the wild. Thor is growing as is Bat?s anxiety about how long he will be able to care for Thor. Bat is also navigating social situati...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

    Bat may just be one of my favourite middle grade characters ever. The author portrayal of him and the way his autism is done are so spot on. If any kids ever want to know what it is like for someone who has autism, they should definitely read these books. They are just fantastic and I ...

    Elana again tells a tale about a boy with autism that is completely in line with my experience as a teacher. In fact, it's the most realistic depiction I've seen. This book has it all -- heart tugs, family dynamics, and some humor delicately sprinkled in. As with A Boy Called B...

  • Brittany
    Jun 22, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    3.5 stars. This series is seriously adorable. Bat pulled at my heart strings right away, again, with his love for Thor. This book takes place just a week after the first, with the skunk starting to grow and Bat?s relationship with his new friend, Israel, starting to grow, as well...

  • Sarah
    Mar 26, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    Apr 03, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

  • Carrie
    Apr 15, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    3.5 stars. This series is seriously adorable. Bat pulled at my heart strings right away, again, with his love for Thor. This book takes place just a week after the first, with the skunk starting to grow and Bat?s relationship with his new friend, Israel, starting to grow, as well...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

  • Suzanne Artis
    Jun 29, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    3.5 stars. This series is seriously adorable. Bat pulled at my heart strings right away, again, with his love for Thor. This book takes place just a week after the first, with the skunk starting to grow and Bat?s relationship with his new friend, Israel, starting to grow, as well...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    "Janie is a social butterfly. And I am a social frog." As Bat continues to take care of Thor, his skunk kit, he tries to navigate his first true friendship with Israel. Meanwhile, Janie is trying out for the school play and making all kinds of friends. Janie makes friendship look so...

    I just love the character of Bat! He truly has my heart. In this installment, Bat is raising Thor, his skunk kit, until Thor is ready to head back into the wild. Thor is growing as is Bat?s anxiety about how long he will be able to care for Thor. Bat is also navigating social situati...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

    Bat may just be one of my favourite middle grade characters ever. The author portrayal of him and the way his autism is done are so spot on. If any kids ever want to know what it is like for someone who has autism, they should definitely read these books. They are just fantastic and I ...

    Elana again tells a tale about a boy with autism that is completely in line with my experience as a teacher. In fact, it's the most realistic depiction I've seen. This book has it all -- heart tugs, family dynamics, and some humor delicately sprinkled in. As with A Boy Called B...

    Love Bat. Keep them coming. Elena K Arnold?s, realistic, authentic, relevant, and much needed character helps kids learn about self and others through family stories with bonus learning from/with an understanding for Bat?s autism. ...

    Here's my review on YA Books Central. Don't want to click the link? In short, my advice is to buy the book. I loved it, and Bat is wonderful! http://www.yabookscentral.com/kbc-hom... ...

    This is the 2nd book in the Bat series. I believe the author plans on writing a 3rd. This story picks up where the other one left off. Bat is still trying to negotiate school only now his sister won't be coming home to watch him. If you liked the first one, you'll like this one as well...

    Just as good as the first book. I love Bat! Read this one aloud to my 10 year olds and they adored it, too. ...

    Perfect sequel! Love how Bat is evolving. ...

    I am in love with Bat! He is a sweet young boy with autism. This book gives a unique perspective into his life and how he handles change. His interactions with Mom melted my heart! ...

    #2 in series, but it was fine to read this out of order. Sweet characters... ...

  • Sarah
    Dec 05, 2017

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

  • Kristie
    Mar 06, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    3.5 stars. This series is seriously adorable. Bat pulled at my heart strings right away, again, with his love for Thor. This book takes place just a week after the first, with the skunk starting to grow and Bat?s relationship with his new friend, Israel, starting to grow, as well...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    "Janie is a social butterfly. And I am a social frog." As Bat continues to take care of Thor, his skunk kit, he tries to navigate his first true friendship with Israel. Meanwhile, Janie is trying out for the school play and making all kinds of friends. Janie makes friendship look so...

    I just love the character of Bat! He truly has my heart. In this installment, Bat is raising Thor, his skunk kit, until Thor is ready to head back into the wild. Thor is growing as is Bat?s anxiety about how long he will be able to care for Thor. Bat is also navigating social situati...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

    Bat may just be one of my favourite middle grade characters ever. The author portrayal of him and the way his autism is done are so spot on. If any kids ever want to know what it is like for someone who has autism, they should definitely read these books. They are just fantastic and I ...

    Elana again tells a tale about a boy with autism that is completely in line with my experience as a teacher. In fact, it's the most realistic depiction I've seen. This book has it all -- heart tugs, family dynamics, and some humor delicately sprinkled in. As with A Boy Called B...

    Love Bat. Keep them coming. Elena K Arnold?s, realistic, authentic, relevant, and much needed character helps kids learn about self and others through family stories with bonus learning from/with an understanding for Bat?s autism. ...

    Here's my review on YA Books Central. Don't want to click the link? In short, my advice is to buy the book. I loved it, and Bat is wonderful! http://www.yabookscentral.com/kbc-hom... ...

  • Anna
    Mar 29, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

  • James Bailey
    Apr 10, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    3.5 stars. This series is seriously adorable. Bat pulled at my heart strings right away, again, with his love for Thor. This book takes place just a week after the first, with the skunk starting to grow and Bat?s relationship with his new friend, Israel, starting to grow, as well...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    "Janie is a social butterfly. And I am a social frog." As Bat continues to take care of Thor, his skunk kit, he tries to navigate his first true friendship with Israel. Meanwhile, Janie is trying out for the school play and making all kinds of friends. Janie makes friendship look so...

    I just love the character of Bat! He truly has my heart. In this installment, Bat is raising Thor, his skunk kit, until Thor is ready to head back into the wild. Thor is growing as is Bat?s anxiety about how long he will be able to care for Thor. Bat is also navigating social situati...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

  • Julie Kirchner
    Jul 05, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    3.5 stars. This series is seriously adorable. Bat pulled at my heart strings right away, again, with his love for Thor. This book takes place just a week after the first, with the skunk starting to grow and Bat?s relationship with his new friend, Israel, starting to grow, as well...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    "Janie is a social butterfly. And I am a social frog." As Bat continues to take care of Thor, his skunk kit, he tries to navigate his first true friendship with Israel. Meanwhile, Janie is trying out for the school play and making all kinds of friends. Janie makes friendship look so...

    I just love the character of Bat! He truly has my heart. In this installment, Bat is raising Thor, his skunk kit, until Thor is ready to head back into the wild. Thor is growing as is Bat?s anxiety about how long he will be able to care for Thor. Bat is also navigating social situati...

  • Alex
    Jul 20, 2017

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

  • Kristen Picone
    Jan 13, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

  • Melanie Dulaney
    Jan 16, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

  • Brandy
    Jan 06, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    3.5 stars. This series is seriously adorable. Bat pulled at my heart strings right away, again, with his love for Thor. This book takes place just a week after the first, with the skunk starting to grow and Bat?s relationship with his new friend, Israel, starting to grow, as well...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    "Janie is a social butterfly. And I am a social frog." As Bat continues to take care of Thor, his skunk kit, he tries to navigate his first true friendship with Israel. Meanwhile, Janie is trying out for the school play and making all kinds of friends. Janie makes friendship look so...

    I just love the character of Bat! He truly has my heart. In this installment, Bat is raising Thor, his skunk kit, until Thor is ready to head back into the wild. Thor is growing as is Bat?s anxiety about how long he will be able to care for Thor. Bat is also navigating social situati...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

    Bat may just be one of my favourite middle grade characters ever. The author portrayal of him and the way his autism is done are so spot on. If any kids ever want to know what it is like for someone who has autism, they should definitely read these books. They are just fantastic and I ...

    Elana again tells a tale about a boy with autism that is completely in line with my experience as a teacher. In fact, it's the most realistic depiction I've seen. This book has it all -- heart tugs, family dynamics, and some humor delicately sprinkled in. As with A Boy Called B...

    Love Bat. Keep them coming. Elena K Arnold?s, realistic, authentic, relevant, and much needed character helps kids learn about self and others through family stories with bonus learning from/with an understanding for Bat?s autism. ...

    Here's my review on YA Books Central. Don't want to click the link? In short, my advice is to buy the book. I loved it, and Bat is wonderful! http://www.yabookscentral.com/kbc-hom... ...

    This is the 2nd book in the Bat series. I believe the author plans on writing a 3rd. This story picks up where the other one left off. Bat is still trying to negotiate school only now his sister won't be coming home to watch him. If you liked the first one, you'll like this one as well...

    Just as good as the first book. I love Bat! Read this one aloud to my 10 year olds and they adored it, too. ...

    Perfect sequel! Love how Bat is evolving. ...

    I am in love with Bat! He is a sweet young boy with autism. This book gives a unique perspective into his life and how he handles change. His interactions with Mom melted my heart! ...

  • JoEllen
    Apr 11, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    3.5 stars. This series is seriously adorable. Bat pulled at my heart strings right away, again, with his love for Thor. This book takes place just a week after the first, with the skunk starting to grow and Bat?s relationship with his new friend, Israel, starting to grow, as well...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    "Janie is a social butterfly. And I am a social frog." As Bat continues to take care of Thor, his skunk kit, he tries to navigate his first true friendship with Israel. Meanwhile, Janie is trying out for the school play and making all kinds of friends. Janie makes friendship look so...

    I just love the character of Bat! He truly has my heart. In this installment, Bat is raising Thor, his skunk kit, until Thor is ready to head back into the wild. Thor is growing as is Bat?s anxiety about how long he will be able to care for Thor. Bat is also navigating social situati...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

    Bat may just be one of my favourite middle grade characters ever. The author portrayal of him and the way his autism is done are so spot on. If any kids ever want to know what it is like for someone who has autism, they should definitely read these books. They are just fantastic and I ...

    Elana again tells a tale about a boy with autism that is completely in line with my experience as a teacher. In fact, it's the most realistic depiction I've seen. This book has it all -- heart tugs, family dynamics, and some humor delicately sprinkled in. As with A Boy Called B...

    Love Bat. Keep them coming. Elena K Arnold?s, realistic, authentic, relevant, and much needed character helps kids learn about self and others through family stories with bonus learning from/with an understanding for Bat?s autism. ...

  • Tiffani Smith
    Jul 15, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    3.5 stars. This series is seriously adorable. Bat pulled at my heart strings right away, again, with his love for Thor. This book takes place just a week after the first, with the skunk starting to grow and Bat?s relationship with his new friend, Israel, starting to grow, as well...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    "Janie is a social butterfly. And I am a social frog." As Bat continues to take care of Thor, his skunk kit, he tries to navigate his first true friendship with Israel. Meanwhile, Janie is trying out for the school play and making all kinds of friends. Janie makes friendship look so...

    I just love the character of Bat! He truly has my heart. In this installment, Bat is raising Thor, his skunk kit, until Thor is ready to head back into the wild. Thor is growing as is Bat?s anxiety about how long he will be able to care for Thor. Bat is also navigating social situati...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

    Bat may just be one of my favourite middle grade characters ever. The author portrayal of him and the way his autism is done are so spot on. If any kids ever want to know what it is like for someone who has autism, they should definitely read these books. They are just fantastic and I ...

  • Katerin
    Apr 02, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...