Synopses & Reviews
With his girlfriend, Jil!, away for the summer, Matthew has plenty of time to earn some money. Not only is he in debt to his parents, but he also owes money to most of his classmates, and he desperately wants to buy a new computer program. Matthew's full of money-making ideas, like renting out his sister's room, but will his wild schemes end up making more trouble than money? "ADanziger's? vibrant narrative, characteristically overflowing with puns, jibes and jokes, once again demonstrates that this talented author knows what makes kids tick -- and what makes them laugh." -- Publishers Weekly
Amber Brown is worried. Her parents had a fight before she left for school. Amber fears they will not be able to enjoy Halloween, but, of course, this Halloween turns out to be as wonderful as the rest. Full color.
Halloween is one of Amber brown's favorite holidays, and this year she has come up with a fantastic costume. It's so perfect that she's keeping it a secret even from her best friend, Justin, no matter what he bribes her with. Amber can't wait to reveal the surprise and go trick-or-treating, but she's worried that her parents' arguing will put a damper on the holiday. But with pumpkin decorating, Halloween jokes, candy treats, and the greatest costume ever, this is going to be the perfect Halloween!
Amber Brown has come up with a fantastic costume, but it's a secret. She won't even tell Justin, no matter what he bribes her with.
But one thing worries Amber all day. Her parents had a fight before school. What if they don't make up before their traditional Halloween dinner (macaroni and cheese, carrots, and orange juice)? What if they are in bad moods during trick-or-treating? Halloween is one of Amber's favorite holidays, and of course this one turns out to be as wonderful as all the rest.
Amber Brown wakes up and hopes that the day is going to be perfect. She is very glad to finally be on vacation with her parents and her friend Justin, and today they are going to a county fair! The day doesn't turn out exactly as planned, but Amber finds out that sometimes an almost-perfect day can be good, too. Young readers will relish Amber's newest adventure and look forward to the next installment!
Illustrated by Tony Ross.
Amber Brown is excited to be starting second grade--and a little nervous, too. But Amber Brown decides she's ready for whatever happens, and second grade had better be ready for Amber Brown!
Amber Brown wants a watch for her birthday. Maybe her best friend, Justin Daniels, should get one too. He is never on time! Will Justin be late to Ambers birthday party?
Always Bright, Amazingly Bold, Amber Brown!and#160;
Amber's parents just aren't acting the way she thinks parents should. Sometimes her dad goes out on dates when he is supposed to be spending time with her. And her Mom went to Disneyland with Aunt Pam while Amber was with her dad (not fair!). Then Mom and Max decide to get married even sooner and move to a new houseand#151;maybe even a new town. Some kids seem to have no problems...and that makes Amber Brown green with envy.
Best friends Amber Brown and Justin Daniels are taking a vacation together! Theres just one problemJustins little brother, Danny. He always wants to tag along. Can Amber find a way to make Danny go away so she can have Justin all to herself?
Amber awakes, ready for a perfect day at the county fair. She, her parents, and her best friend, Justin, and his family are in the Poconos on vacation. She's got it all planned . . . hot dogs, cotton candy, games, and wonderful rides.
The morning turns out almost exactly as Amber hoped, but then her mom and dad get into a fight. And a perfect day at the fair turns into just a fair day.
Having her parents live in the same town isn't working out as well as Amber had hoped. Since she's staying at her dad's over Christmas vacation, she doesn't get to go to Disneyland with her mom and aunt Pam. When her mom gets back, she tells Amber that she and Max are getting married soon and are going to look for a new house-maybe even in a new town! And then, when Amber is meant to see a movie with her dad, he goes out on a date instead.
Some kids have parents who are still together. Some kids don't ever have to move. Some kids seem to have no problems-making Amber Brown green with envy.
Amber Brown thinks that second grae rules! But when her teacher says desks have to be kept clean, Amber knows that is one rule she cannot follow. She desperately wants the desk fairy, Deskarina, to visit her desk and leave a reward. A messy desk never bothered Amber before, but now that a treat is involved, it does...
Following closely on the events in Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown, kids and teachers will applaud this hilarious take on a universal classroom issue.
Amber Brown is expecting the best vacation ever! Her family is going to the Poconos with her best friend, Justin Daniels, and his family. Amber can't wait to explore the tree house, cool off in the pool, and maybe even sleep out in a tent. Justin and Amber are best friends, but will they get along the whole time?
About the Author
Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in New York, Paula Danziger knew since second grade that she wanted to be a writer. Beginning her career as a teacher, Danziger taught at the junior high, high school, college levels. She received her Masters Degree in reading and during that time she wrote her first bestselling novel, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit
. She returned to teaching, but the success of her book encouraged her to become a full-time writer. It was non-stop for Danziger since then. Among her titles are: the enormously popular Amber Brown
books as well as Remember Me To Harold Square
, The Divorce Express
, and Can You Sue Your Parents For Malpractice?
Danziger received numerous honors, including: Parent's Choice Awards, International Reading Association - Children's Book Council Awards, a IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award and many nominations for state reading and library association awards.
Known as a flamboyantly funny and deeply honest writer and speaker, Paula Danziger knew how to relate to young readers at their level. She was vital, funny, and compassionate. She knew how kids felt, what made them laugh, what they wore, collected, read, and played with. From collecting novelty toys that would make any teacher cringe, to wearing jangly earrings, funky glasses and shoes covered with beads and sequins, Paula Danziger had a direct line into kids' hearts and funnybones. She will be missed always.
In Paula's memory, The Amber Brown Fund has been established to bring authors and illustrators to schools and libraries which otherwise could not afford them. Donations may be sent to The Amber Brown Fund/ SCBWI Museum of Children’s Books, 8271 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048.
Tony Ross lives in London, England.