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Dreamer, Wisher, Liar is a heartwarming story about one girl's transformative summer full of friendship, secret magic, and family. Fans of Rebecca Stead will enjoy Charise Mericle Harper's funny and poignant novel.When her best friend is moving away and her mom has arranged for some strange little girl to come and stay with them, Ash--who is petrified of change and new people--is expecting the worst summer of her life. Then seven-year-old Claire shows up. Armed with a love of thrift-store clothes and an altogether too-sunny disposition, Claire proceeds to turn Ash's carefully constructed life upside down.While every part of Ash's life seems to be disrupted, she must protect a carefully hidden secret: She has discovered a magical jar in her basement. It's a wish jar, full of someone's old wishes--and it has the power to send her back in time and provide a window into another friendship between two girls. Discovering her own connection to the girls' story shows Ash that her life is full of surprises and friends she never saw coming.
The third-grader Grace Stewart gets stuck with the name "Just Grace" when she tries to distinguish herself from the three other Graces in her class. Grace is plenty different, though. She has a "teeny-tiny superpower," for instance--she can tell if someone is unhappy and often tries to fix it. When she concocts an elaborate scheme to help her neighbor Mrs. Luther feel less lonely, however, her good intentions backfire rather dramatically. Headlines such as "What Happened At Home That Was Completely Surprising" and "Spying For A Good Reason Is Not Bad" keep things lively, as do various lists ("Boy Things," "Rooms You Can Jump In"), comic strips, and the author's cartoonish spot art. A funny glimpse into a third-grader's madcap world of dashed hopes, perceived enemies, possible friends, cats, and sandwiches. Don't miss the Just Grace website www.justgracebooks.com with its superpower quiz, podcasts, excerpts, and downloads . . . or the other books in the Just Grace series: Still Just Grace, Just Grace Goes Green, Just Grace Walks the Dog, Just Grace and the Snack Attack, Just Grace and the Terrible Tutu, and Just Grace and the Double Surprise! This book features a teaser chapter from Just Grace and the Flower Girl Power.
In this seventh installment in the Just Grace series, any day now Grace's best friend in the whole world, Mimi, is going to be getting a brand-new sister. Grace is really excited, plus nervous, plus worried, plus happy all mixed together. But both Grace and Mimi are in for a surprise when they find out that Mimi's family is not adopting a brand-new sister--and instead she is getting a brand-new brother. (Oh, brother!) And to heighten the excitement even further, Grace is in for another big surprise!
Fresh, innovative, and loaded with laugh-out-loud wit and humor, Just Grace is a seriesthat stands out from the pack, just like Grace herself. Author Charise Harper weavestogether distinctive, quirky illustrations and vibrant characters in fast-paced stories thatcapture familiar school and family situations that every young girl can relate to in a trulyauthentic voice. Artist, comedian, animal-lover, environmentalist, cook, sister, good friend--Grace is the quintessential 3rd grader... just a little bit... different.In this eighth addition to the series--Grace has major problems. Her neighbor isgetting married and she has to get over her disappointment at not being chosen for aflower girl, not to mention figure out what to give as a wedding present! But with a touchof girl power, Grace musters up a fantastic idea that takes a lot of planning and a littlehelp from all of her friends; her dog, Mr. Scruffers; and Crinkles the cat. Will her plan gooff without a hitch on wedding day?
After reading this new book about Just Grace you will know how to . . . 1. turn your favorite potato chips into a tasty chipwich.2. draw and fold up your very own zine, which is a cool little book made from only one piece of paper.3. look for and use the special powers of the wish chip. This book will not help you know how to . . . 1. do fancy hairstyles for your cat.2. make a flower garden in your room.3. bake a four- or even five-layer cake. But this book might make you feel a little bit hungry, and if it does, then you will know you are having a "snack attack" just like Grace! Move over Judy Moody, Amber Brown and Clementine, there's a new spunky third grader on the block! Learn more about Just Grace at www.justgracebooks.com This book features a teaser chapter from Just Grace and the Flower Girl Power.
In this sixth installment in the Just Grace series, Grace and Mimi have a secret . . . Mimi is going to be a big sister. Then when Lily, a visiting four year old, turns into the Terrible Tutu, Grace can't escape her, and Mimi can't wait to be with her. Using all her empathy powers Grace shows Lily and Mimi the creative path towards a new friendship.
Grace can do a lot of things...but can she save the planet???? Or at the very least, can she help her best friend Mimi get her favorite stuffed animal back?Lots of exciting things are happening to Grace and her friends. Most exciting of all, Mimi's older cousin Gwen is coming to stay with Mimi, and Miss Lois's class is GOING GREEN! For their "green" project, Grace and Mimi aim to inspire their friends and classmates to conserve plastic bottles. But a far more important issue is that Gwen has taken a strong liking to Mimi's favorite stuffed toy, Willoughby. Just Grace uses her empathy superpower to figure out ways to make her best friend feel better, and she makes a difference for the environment too. Yard sales, toy owls, decorated plastic water bottles, flaming onion rings, and a very entrepreneurial Sammy Stringer make this another winning entry in the JUST GRACE series.
In a starred review, Booklist called the Just Grace series "hilarious" and said, "Give this to . . . anyone looking for a funny book." Grace is a curious and well-meaning third-grader who occasionally gets into a little bit of trouble. This time, her class is putting on a play, and Grace is determined to be the star! But things don't work out quite like she planned, and Marta gets the role. Grace is jealous at first, but soon realizes there's more than one way to shine on stage. This is an act that fans of Judy Moody and Clementine surely won't want to miss!
Things you learn in this book: 1). Sometimes it is o.k. to be sneaky if you don't get caught.2). How to do flashlight morse code.3). What happened at school that was exciting: nothing.4) How it feels to walk into your class after going to the principal's office!5) Many other things, most importantly, how to convince your parents to MAYBE let you get a dog. A real one, not one made of cardboard.
For pink-obsessed Violet Bunny, attending the Pink Girls Pink-nic and Tea Party with her mama is the best day of the year-you should see her outfit! It's always been girls-only, and pink-pink-pink. But when Mama wakes up with pink spots, the day seems ruined-until Daddy steps in to take her place. But Daddy is a boy, and not at all pink. What to do? Why, pink him up, of course. And with stickers, glitter, ribbons, and tape, the pink-nic becomes a daddy-daughter outing, and Violet's pinked-up daddy is the hit of the party. Violet realizes she can pink up anything-and she will! Here's a bunny-funny, sweet offering sure to please daughters and parents.
A fun new boy has just moved in next door to Grace's best friend, Mimi. When Grace has to go away on a family trip during school, she is terrified that when she comes back Mimi will be best friends with Max instead! After her trip, not only does it seem her fear has come true, but Mimi is even friends with the disgusting Sammy. Now Just Grace has to team up with two other Graces in her third-grade class for a school project, including the Big Meanie.
Bad Dude, who we met in Wedgieman to the Rescue, is up to no good again. This time, he's using his evil Powerful Ordinary-Object Phaser (also known as POOP) to change the size of things. He's created giant bees and giant bunnies who wind up terrorizing him until Wedgieman saves the day and puts the giant phaser out of commission--but not before Wedgieman creates a Giant Carrot Wedgie for the neighborhood kids there are giant carrots for everyone!Beginning readers (and their caregivers) will howl with delight over the ka-pow! humor and blam! illustrations.
In The Adventures of Wedgieman: A Hero Is Born, young readers will follow Veggiebaby from his humble beginnings on his journey to becoming Veggieman. Um, make that Wedgieman, since that's what the kids in the neighborhood all call him. Let's face it--children aren't the best spellers and, well, wedgies are a lot cooler than veggies!But it's not all cauliflower and carrot sticks--Wedgieman has to fight some pretty bad dudes in his work as a superhero, yet the one battle he can't seem to win is the one over his superhero name. Brought vividly to life by Bob Shea's graphic and stylish illustrations, The Adventures of Wedgieman blends Charise Mericle Harper's outlandish humor with tongue-in-cheek action that will delight young readers.The Adventures of Wedgieman: A Hero Is Born is the first book in the series, and two more are on the way!
Following his debut in Wedgieman: A Hero Is Born, our superhero continues on his mission to get children to eat their vegetables. Until he meets Bad Dude and his secret inventions, that is. Bad Dude has a plan; it's a bad plan. He wants to use his Make-Things-Disappear Machine to zap the playground and make it dematerialize--and then force all the children to work in the Bad Dude Factory! But have no fear, Wedgieman comes to the rescue and saves the day--and develops a new wedgie in the process that's called The Celery!Beginning readers (and their caregivers) will howl with delight over the ka-pow! humor and blam! illustrations.
MOST OF THE TIME, Randolph is very, very nice. But when his friend Ivy gets invited to a really great sleepover birthday party and he doesn't, Randolph feels a little left out, and sad, and mad. And then he goes a little crazy! Will he ever turn back to the nice friend he once was? We hope so! This nutty friendship story recognizes that even best friends aren't always good friends (sometimes they can be downright rotten!). Kids' squirmier feelings are conveyed with good humor and empathy in this reassuring tale about the icky feelings we all have, even though we are mostly very, very nice.From the Hardcover edition.
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