The Great Hibernation by Tara Dairman

I picked this up for the awesome cover and stayed for the great story.  When all of the adults and teenagers fall asleep, it is up to the kids to run the town and figure out what’s going on.

A fun adventure that gives power to children while reminding them how important the adults in their lives are.  It is also a great reminder of how terrifying children can be.  The Great Hibernation is a great bullying story disguised as a somewhat magical adventure.  Good overcomes evil and the underdog comes out victorious, which to me is a great and powerful story for children.  I wish this book had been around when I was a kid.