"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.
November 5, 2019
Lexile: 650L | Fountas/Pinnell: U
J.J. & CHRIS GRABENSTEIN are a husband-wife writing team. J.J. is an award-winning voice-over and stage performer. Chris is a 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. Visit them online at ChrisGrabenstein.com and on Twitter at @CGrabenstein.
will put a smile on your heart. Read this book!
" –Jennifer L. Holm
, New York Times
bestselling author of The Fourteenth Goldfish
reminder that kindness pays
.” –Kirkus Reviews
story of self-discovery celebrates friendship, kindness
, and self-actualization
“This gentle book offers a wonderful reminder that kindness, generosity,
far outweigh the importance of money, awards, and prestige. —Booklist
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,