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Penny Draws a School Play

Penny Draws a School Play


Penny Draws a School Play

About the Book

The second book in the humorous, heartfelt, highly illustrated series about a girl who doodles to cope with her anxiety, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sara Shepard.

Halfway through the fifth grade, Penny Lowry is discovering that things are actually going . . . okay! With her friends Maria, Kristian, and Rocco on her side, and her lovable dog Cosmo, she can make it through anything. And when her anxiety comes back, there's always her doodling, or talking to Mrs. Hines, the Feelings Teacher. But big change is around the corner: Penny's family is moving to a new house, her mom is about to give birth to twins, and most stressful of all, she's been tapped for a role in her class play! 

Rolling with life's surprises isn't Penny's strength. But she's learning . . . one doodle at a time!

Product Details

On sale: September 5, 2023
Age: 8-12 years
Grade: Grades 3-7
Page count: 240 Pages
ISBN: 9780593616802
Reading level: Lexile: 620L | Fountas/Pinnell: T

Author Bio

Sara Shepard is the author of two New York Times bestselling series, Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game, as well as the series The Perfectionists. Penny Draws a Best Friend is her middle grade debut. She graduated from New York University and has an MFA from Brooklyn College.


Praise for Penny Draws a School Play:

"Readers will feel seen and validated . . . A helpful story about a young anxiety sufferer navigating the unexpected.” —Kirkus Reviews