Skip to main content
Cover for Step Into the Spotlight!

Step Into the Spotlight!

A Branches Book (The Amazing Stardust Friends #1)

Heather Alexander, Diane Le Feyer (Illustrator)

Paperback

List Price: 4.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (2/24/2015)
Hardcover (2/24/2015)

Description

This glittery early chapter book series is all about friendship!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!Meet the amazing Stardust Girls -- Marlo, Bella, Carly, and Allie! They all live and work at the Stardust Circus. Marlo, the new girl, is eager to make friends. The other girls welcome her and she tries everything to fit in -- trapeze, tightrope walking, juggling, and even dog training -- all with hilarious results. Marlo wants to shine in the spotlight, but what will her special talent be? With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this glittery series is full of sparkle and friendship!


Praise For Step Into the Spotlight!: A Branches Book (The Amazing Stardust Friends #1)

Praise for The Amazing Stardust Friends #1:"Alexander effectively conveys the hard work and athleticism that make a circus artist as well as the multicultural nature of a circus family...Le Feyer's grayscale illustrations add humor and personality. The lure of the big top will bring sparkle-loving girls back to see how Marlo's life with the circus progresses." -- Kirkus"The illustrations are plentiful and break up the text nicely. Kids just starting to read early chapter books, especially those enchanted by the circus, will likely get a kick out of this book." -- BooklistPraise for Branches books:"These books should be considered for larger libraries wanting to enhance their easy-reader collections." -- School Library Journal"Plenty of drawings assist readers with plot development." -- School Library Journal"A nice stepping stone to more advanced chapter books." -- Booklist"We are absolutely desperate for these books. Thank you for recognizing and addressing [this] monumental gap in the market." -Andrew Medlar, Youth Materials Specialist, Chicago Public Library

Praise for The Amazing Stardust Friends #1:"Alexander effectively conveys the hard work and athleticism that make a circus artist as well as the multicultural nature of a circus family...Le Feyer's grayscale illustrations add humor and personality. The lure of the big top will bring sparkle-loving girls back to see how Marlo's life with the circus progresses." -- Kirkus"The illustrations are plentiful and break up the text nicely. Kids just starting to read early chapter books, especially those enchanted by the circus, will likely get a kick out of this book." -- BooklistPraise for Branches books:"These books should be considered for larger libraries wanting to enhance their easy-reader collections." -- School Library Journal"Plenty of drawings assist readers with plot development." -- School Library Journal"A nice stepping stone to more advanced chapter books." -- Booklist"We are absolutely desperate for these books. Thank you for recognizing and addressing [this] monumental gap in the market." -Andrew Medlar, Youth Materials Specialist, Chicago Public Library

Scholastic Inc., 9780545757522, 96pp.

Publication Date: February 24, 2015



About the Author

Diane Le Feyer has illustrated several French children's books. She has also worked as a character designer and storyboard artist in the TV, movie, and video game industries. Diane currently shares her time between France and Ireland.
Heather Alexander is the author of more than forty books for kids. The early chapter book series, THE AMAZING STARDUST FRIENDS, is her first original fiction series. She also spent many years as a children's book editor and worked on famous series including GOOSEBUMPS. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, two daughters, and a small white dog.