Synopses & Reviews
It's Clementine's turn to be "Friend of the Week"! She gets to be line leader, collect the lunch money, and feed the fish. Even better, the other kids will make her a booklet, full of the things they value about having her in the class. After reading her friend Margaret's booklet, Clementine begins to get nervous and a little jealous --she has
to get a great booklet now. Fortunately, she has a lot of astoundishing ideas for getting the kids to write great stuff about her. Unfortunately, just as she's working on the best one, something terrible happens to her beloved kitten Moisturizer. Worst of all, exactly when she needs a friend the most, Margaret lets her down.
Or does she...? Praise for Clementine:*"Humorous scenarios tumble together, blending picturesque dialogue with a fresh perspective as only the unique Clementine can offer. Frazee's engaging pen-and-ink drawings capture the energy and fresh-faced expressions of the irrepressible heroine. A delightful addition to any beginning chapter-book collection." --School Library Journal, starred review
"Reminiscent of both Ramona and Junie B. Jones, Clementine is an ingenuous third-grader with a talent for trouble and a good heart. Frazee's expressive ink drawings capture every nuance of the characters' emotions, from bemusement to anger to dejection. Sometimes touching and frequently amusing, this engaging chapter book is well suited to reading alone or reading aloud to a roomful of children." -Booklist
For The Talented Clementine:
"Recommenders hoping to turn indifferent readers into voracious ones often reach first for solid, funny chapter-book series; this follow-up to Clementine proves that Pennypacker's deserves a place alongside those by Johanna Hurwitz, Beverly Cleary, and Megan MacDonald. Frazee's polished, warm-spirited line drawings, not all seen, capture the endearing idiosyncrasies of its heroine, who will equally charm returning readers and those meeting her for the first time."--Booklist
For Clementine's Letter:
"...she shines with a vibrant spirit that can never be completely extinguished, even when she is feeling down. Frazee's pen-and-ink drawings perfectly capture Clementine's personality and her world."--School Library Journal, starred review
"As always, the humor derives from Grace's earnest attempts to do the right thing. . . Subplots involving Miss Lois' fervent geography unit and Grace's growing appreciation of Sammy add to the fun, as do Harper's squiggly spot cartoons."
"This title can be read alone and will win new fans, while long-standing fans will cheer. Just Grace continues to be just delightful."
"Harper succeeds in capturing the classroom dynamics as well as the ups and downs of the characters' emotions."
Clementine has been picked for Friend of the Week, which means she gets to be line leader, collect the milk money, and feed the fish. Even better, she'll get a Friend of the Week booklet in which all the other third grade kids will write why they like her. Clementine's best friend Margaret has all sorts of crazy ideas for how Clementine can prove to the class she is a friend. Clementine has to get a great booklet, so she does what Margaret says. What begins as one of the best weeks ever may turn out to be the worst. Who knew that being a friend could be so hard?
In the eleventh installment in the Just Grace series, Just Grace gets an invitation to a super sleepover!
Put on your pajamas and bring your sleeping bagand#8212;itand#8217;s time for Just Grace to go to a super sleepover! Birthdays and sleepovers are always super fun, but thereand#8217;s just one thing that keeps Just Grace from getting super excited about this sleepover.and#160;
Book eleven in the Just Grace series continues the illustrated adventures of the beloved third-grader Just Grace, who has been praised by the Horn Book for having a voice that is and#8220;consistently funny, frank, and believable.and#8221; The familiar school, friendship, and family situations in these books resonate with Graceand#8217;s audience and keep them and#8220;speed[ing] through this latest and look[ing] forward eagerly to the next.and#8221;
Count on Grace to cook up a creative compromise just in time to save the day in this tenth installment of the beloved Just Grace series. It's a cupcake-themed adventure, with plenty of fun sprinkled on top.
It's time for the school fair, and Just Grace's class has chosen a cupcake theme. But the fairand#8217;s highlight, a cupcake competition, causes quite a stir when Grace gets paired with dreadful Owen 1 and not with herand#160;best pal, Mimi. Grace is devastated. And just when she thinks things canand#8217;t get worse, her team votes down her idea to build a cupcake Eiffel Tower in favor of building Spiderman.
It's aand#160;challenging time for Grace. Will she be able to overcome her disappointment and lead her team onward?and#160;Will Graceand#8217;s team ever figure out how toand#160;make a Spiderman out of cupcakes?
Visit Just Graceand#8217;s website at www.justgracebooks.com to find all sorts of fun things, including videos, quizzes, and information about all the Just Grace books.
About the Author
Sara Pennypacker (www.sarapennypacker.com) is the author of three previous Clementine books and Sparrow Girl
, illustrated by Yoko Tanaka. She divides her time between Cambridge and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Marla Frazee (www.marlafrazee.com) has illustrated all of the Clementine books and many other beloved titles. She has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on two occasions, for All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon, and for A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, which she also wrote. She lives in Pasadena, California, where she works in a small backyard cabin under an avocado tree.