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    9780593123928 9781524717674 Paperback / softback, Digest, , $10.99 CAD 9781524717667 Hardback, $22.99 CAD 9780525639053 Downloadable audio file 9781524717698 Hardback, Library binding, , $25.99 CAD 9781524717681 Electronic book text, EPUB
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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date: Nov 05, 2019 Carton Quantity: 24 $40.00 CAD
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By (author): J.J. Grabenstein By (author): Chris Grabenstein Read by: Phoebe Strole
9780593154052 CD-Audio English Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education Nov 05, 2019
$40.00 CAD
Active 5.05 x 5.89 x 1.11 in 0 pages Duration: 240 minutes Listening Library Listening Library (Audio)
“Inspirational, commonsensical, and a whole lot of fun.”—James Patterson

Everyone deserves to shine in this sparkling new book from the New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, Chris Grabenstein, and coauthor J.J. Grabenstein—just right for fans of Word of Mouse and The Fourteenth Goldfish.

Who do you want to be?” asks Mr. Van Deusen. “And not when you grow up. Right here, right now.”

Shine on! might be the catchphrase of twelve-year-old Piper’s hero—astronaut, astronomer, and television host Nellie Dumont Frisse—but Piper knows the truth: some people are born to shine, and she’s just not one of them. That fact has never been clearer than now, since her dad’s new job has landed them both at Chumley Prep, a posh private school where everyone seems to be the best at something and where Piper definitely doesn’t fit in.

Bursting with humor, heart, science, possibilities, and big questions, Shine! is a story about finding your place in the universe—a story about figuring out who you are and who you want to be.

Series Overview: Shine! is a stand-alone and J.J. Grabenstein’s debut as a co-author! Look for a new Lemoncello from Chris in 2020!



MIDDLE GRADE POWERHOUSE AUTHOR KIDS AND TEACHERS KNOW: The Mr. Lemoncello books have sold over a MILLION copies, spent over two years on the NYT list, been nominated for 44 state award lists and have won 22 state awards (and counting)! Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library is now an original Nickelodeon movie.

TIRELESS SELF PROMOTERS: Chris and J.J. are a dynamic husband-wife time! Chris’s brilliant school/bookstore visits and interactive website help his books go the distance. His newsletter reaches 14,000+ kids directly! Shine! is very close to Chris and J.J.’s hearts, and they are eager to do all they can to promote it.

STEAM CONNECTIONS: Strong STEAM thread, including women in science.

GREAT TOPICS FOR CLASSROOM DISCUSSION: Includes important themes for discussion and character education like figuring out who you want to be, celebrating our individuality, empathy, kindness, and helping others.

PERFECT FOR RELUCTANT READERS: A fun, clean, commercial and consumable middle grade standalone!

CROSS-PROMOTION: Simultaneous with the Random House Children’s hardcover, 978-1-5247-1766-7.

J.J. & CHRIS GRABENSTEIN are a husband-wife writing team. J.J. is an award-winning voice-over and stage performer. Chris is the New York Times bestselling author of many books including the Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and Welcome to Wonderland series, as well as the coauthor of numerous page-turners with James Patterson, including Word of Mouse, and the I Funny, House of Robots, and Treasure Hunters series. J.J. and Chris live in New York City.

Author Residence: New York City

Author Hometown: Chris: Buffalo, NY; Signal Mountain, TN/J.J.-Detroit, MI

Marketing: Review coverage in library trade journals & magazines including Booklist, School Library Journal, AudioFile, and Publishers Weekly.

National feature and review attention

National media attention

Online outreach

School & Library Marketing

Display at national conventions

Feature on BOT Library website and in e-newsletter.

"A crowd-pleasing reminder that kindness pays.” –Kirkus Reviews

“This encouraging story of self-discovery celebrates friendship, kindness, and self-actualization.”Publishers Weekly

“This gentle book offers a wonderful reminder that kindness, generosity, and love far outweigh the importance of money, awards, and prestige. —Booklist

“A lighthearted and fast-paced book. The strong message about the power of kindness will be encouraging to readers, and fans of Grabenstein’s “Mr. Lemoncello” series will enjoy a different kind of puzzle.” School Library Journal,

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