Big News! (Emma is on the Air #1) (Paperback)

By Ida Siegal, Karla Peña (Illustrator)

Scholastic Paperbacks, 9780545686921, 128pp.

Publication Date: April 28, 2015

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Hardcover (4/28/2015)

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WNBC reporter Ida Siegal makes her debut as a chapter book author with a hilarious look at one girl's journey into journalism, mystery-solving, and fame -- or at least two out of those three!

This is Emma Perez, and I'm ON THE AIR!

Today at lunch, my friend Javier found a slimy worm in his hamburger. It was extra gross! Now everyone wants to know how the worm got in there. Someone might even get in trouble! The school needs my famous reporter skills to solve the case!

Emma Perez has been looking for some big news to help her become a famous reporter. Javier's wormburger is perfect-people need to know what happened! Emma is ready to find witnesses, gather clues, and file her report.

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About the Author

Ida Siegal is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and on-air reporter at NBC's flagship station in New York City, WNBC. Ida also lives in New York City, with her husband and their two children. The Emma Is On the Air series is her children's book writing debut.

Praise For Big News! (Emma is on the Air #1)

Praise for Big News! (Emma is on the Air #1):

"Emma is confident, outgoing and tenacious... [Her] lively personality is evident in the cartoonish black-and-white illustrations... [A]n entertaining series debut." --Kirkus Reviews

"...Siegal's heroine has all the personality and persistence necessary for a career in front of a camera (or between the pages of a chapter book)." --Publisher's Weekly