Summerâ€™s finally here, and Derek Fallon is looking forward to pelting the UPS truck with water balloons, climbing onto the garage roof, and conducting sillyÂ investigations. But when his parents decide to send him to Learning Camp, Derekâ€™s dreams of fun come to an end. Ever since heâ€™s been labeled a â€śreluctant reader,â€ť his mom has pushed him to read â€śrealâ€ť booksâ€”something other than his beloved Calvin & Hobbes. As Derek forges unexpected friendships and uncovers a family secret involving himself (in diapers! no less), he realizes that adventures and surprisesÂ are around the corner, complete with curve balls.My Life as a Book is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.