Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel by Nikki Grimes is a quick but fun read.
Having just moved to a new neighborhood, Dyamonde is still adjusting to her new life after her parents’ divorce and working out the friendship thing in a new school. When a new boy enrolls in her class, everyone is put on alert, except for Dyanmonde.
Quick to notice that the new boy, Free has a grumpy attitude, Dyamonde immediately writes him off as rude. However, living in a lively community where everyone knows everyone, Dyamonde comes to discover just how much she has in common with the new kid.
Author Nikki Grimes character is a feisty 3rd grader with the brain power as big as her hair. Young readers will enjoy the short tales of the Dyamonde Daniel series.
I would recommend this book and the others from the Dyamonde Daniel series to new chapter book readers who are looking for a new favorite character.