Cheer along with Hannah Sparkles on her first day of school!
Hannah Sparkles and her best friend, Sunny Everbright, are ready for first grade. Their day starts as perfect as pom-poms...until Hannah and Sunny are seated far apart in the classroom. Even worse, Hannah is having trouble making new friends.
It’s going to take some extra thinking for Hannah to learn that sometimes being a good listener is the best way to be a good friend.
Perfect for fans of Fancy Nancy and Pinkalicious, Hannah Sparkles’s second story is sure to bring sparkly smiles to new readers who are just starting school too.
“Brantley-Newton creates a welcoming school environment filled with cozy nooks, while the heroine exudes personality. Mellom sensitively conveys how school brings with it important, unexpected social lessons.” —Publishers Weekly
“The illustrations are brightly colored and dynamic to match [and] the theme of friendship and first-day jitters will surely resonate with new students… suitable for reading aloud to young children or independent reading for early elementary students.” —School Library Journal
Robin Mellom is the author of several middle grade novels, including the Classroom series, Confessions from the Principal’s Kid, and The Pages Between Us, which was coauthored with Lindsey Leavitt. Her own child was born just like Hannah Sparkles: without crying one bit! Robin lives in California with her family, where she twirls, sparkles, and shines as often as possible. These days, her go-to happy place is the beach. Learn more at www.robinmellom.com.
Vanessa Brantley-Newton is the author and illustrator of Let Freedom Sing and Don’t Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table and has illustrated numerous children’s books, including Hannah Sparkles. Vanessa currently makes her nest in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, their daughter, and a very rambunctious cat named Stripes. See more of her work at www.oohlaladesignstudio.blogspot.com.