Synopses & Reviews
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;
andquot;This entertaining entrandeacute;e into the world of chapter books will leave young readers laughing, pondering and eagerly anticipating Graceandrsquo;s next adventure.andquot;andmdash;Bookpage
andquot;Easy for readers to relate to, and her voice is consistently funny, frank, and believable.andquot;andmdash;The Horn Book
andquot;Short chapters, frequent black-line illustrations, and Harperandrsquo;s sure voice as the blossoming Grace mark this as one of the better series for emerging chapter-book readers.andquot;andmdash;Booklist
Just Grace and the Snack Attack
andquot;[R]eaders will appreciate her straightforward, honest discussion of strong emotions they'll be sure to relate to.andquot; andmdash;Horn Book
Just Grace Goes Green
andquot;Girls who are settling into chapter book series featuring Clementine and Judy Moody will love the fast pace and familiar school and family situations. . . . Harperandrsquo;s sketches add interest and break up the text, leaving the new reader time to pause and smile.andquot;andmdash;Horn Book
Just Grace Walks the Dog
andquot;Graceandrsquo;s cartoon illustrations and charts enliven the conversational, first-person text. . .and#160;Her ruminations about the ways that peopleandmdash;and animalsandmdash;may not be what they seem will provide both entertainment and food for thought for a wide range of readers.andquot;andmdash;Kirkus Reviews
andquot;Harper has created a quick enjoyable read in this third 'Grace' book.andquot;andmdash;Library Media Connection
Still Just Grace
andquot;Harper's strength is her understanding of third-grade angst...she explores with a comic touch...Suggest this reassuring look at friendship and family to fans of Judy Moody and Clementine.andquot; andmdash;Booklist
andquot;Dealing with the problems of friendship and change in a lively way...a good addition to the middle-grade shelves.andquot; andmdash;School Library Journal
Booksense Summer Selection 2007
*andquot;The kids come alive in the story, and Harper, the author of several previous books, including the graphic novel Fashion Kitty (2005), enhances the comical goings-on with sparkling cartoon sketches. Equally delightful is the wry voice of energetic Just Grace, who never misses an opportunity to point out the injustices life has dealt her. Sheandrsquo;s a hero through and through. Give this to fans of Ann Nagdaandrsquo;s Meow Means Mischief (2003) or anyone looking for a funny book.andquot; andmdash;Booklist, starred review
andquot;Grace is a funny, mischievous protagonist who should easily find a place in the pantheon of precocious third graders. Fans of Amber Brown, Clementine, and Judy Moody will love her.andquot; andmdash;School Library Journal
"With short, snappy sentences and lots of small black-and-white cartoons, the book features young grade-schoolers realistic talks about feeling mad, jealous, and happy with classmates and family (“How to make a bad day worse”).Grace is also concerned about pollution and what kids can do about it, and Harper offers specific suggestions, from recycling and decorating plastic water bottles to saving endangered red pandas, switching off the lights at home, and holding a yard sale. Instead of boring arithmatic, Grace wants exciting lessons about how to save the planet, and readers will want them too after finishing this enjoyable read."--Booklist
"Girls who are settling into chapter book series featuring Clementine and Judy Moody will love the fast pace and familiar school and family situations. Graces amusing lists and headlines such as "How to Make a Bad Day Worse" and "What I Did That Was Unusual" will keep readers entertained, and Harpers sketches add interest and break up the text, leaving the new reader time to pause and smile."--Horn Book
"This is an appealing book for early chapter-book readers. Fans of the series are sure to enjoy it, but it can stand on its own."--School Library Journal
"A fun read for kids and adults."--BookPage
"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."
The ninthand#160;installmentand#160;in this illustrated middle gradeand#160;series builds upon the delightful adventures of Grace, a curious and well-meaning third grader who occasionally gets into a little bit of trouble. And this time, Graceand#160;shines on stage!
In a starred review, Booklist called the Just Grace series and#8220;hilariousand#8221; and said, and#8220;Give this to . . . anyone looking for a funny book.and#8221; 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 donand#8217;t work out quite like she planned, and Marta gets the role. Grace is jealous at first, but soon realizes thereand#8217;s more than one way to shine on stage. This is an act that fans of Judy Moody and Clementine surely wonand#8217;t want to miss!
In the sixth installment of the acclaimed Just Grace series, best friends Grace and Mimi take on a new adventure as mother's helpers when they learn Mimi's going to be a big sister! Playful and easy to relate to, Just Grace and the Terrible Tutu is perfect for emerging chapter book readers.
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 the eleventh installment in the Just Grace series, Just Grace gets an invitation to a super sleepover!
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