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Be a Star!

A Branches Book (The Amazing Stardust Friends #2)

Heather Alexander, Diane Le Feyer (Illustrator)

Paperback

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Description

The circus is going to Hollywood!

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!

The Stardust Girls -- Marlo, Bella, Carly, and Allie -- are all abuzz! A film crew from Hollywood is doing a piece on the circus. Allie loves being in the circus, but she'd love to be a Hollywood star, too! She tries to impress the film crew by becoming the star of the show. But in the circus, everyone works together as a team. And Marlo, Bella, and Carly don't like how Allie is hogging the spotlight. Will Allie get her big Hollywood break?


Praise For Be a Star!: A Branches Book (The Amazing Stardust Friends #2)

Praise for The Amazing Stardust Friends #2:

"Alexander sets recognizable early-elementary dilemmas against an alluring backdrop for a story that feels both familiar and exotic at the same time....Le Feyer's grayscale illustrations...[work] with the text to create a convincingly multiethnic circus community." -- Kirkus

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." -- Booklist

Praise 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., 9780545757546, 96pp.

Publication Date: April 28, 2015



About the Author

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.



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.