Pick a book. Grow a Reader!
This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, 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!
Ember is excited to finally have a worthy nemesis. Bubbles the goldfish, who lives upstairs in Mr. Chin’s office, wants to flood the town and make the whole world her fish tank! Ember and the other pets feel confident they can take down Bubbles… until she assembles her own army of fish. Now there are fish EVERYWHERE! Will Ember and the other pets be able to stop Bubbles before she floods the local pool? With laugh-out-loud humor, engaging artwork on every page, and nonstop action that will have readers rushing to turn the pages, Pets Rule! is the just-right series for any emerging reader!
Praise for Pets Rule! #1: My Kingdom of Darkness:
"This early chapter book expertly cultivates a larger-than-life pseudo-antihero... an infectiously silly series starter." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire:
* "Cilla’s empathy, candor, and skill at turning a phrase indicates that her claim to be a future author extraordinaire is completely justified... Anyone who spends time with Cilla Lee-Jenkins will look forward to reading her in the future." -- Booklist, starred review
"Heartwarming and poignant! Meeting Cilla felt like making a new best friend. I can’t wait to share the book with my own daughter." -- Grace Lin, bestselling author of Newbery Honor book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver
"Tan writes in a fun and spunky voice that brings to mind favorite characters such as Junie B. Jones, Ramona Quimby, and Fancy Nancy but is still all her own... Readers will identify with Cilla and wish they were friends with her in real life." -- School Library Journal
"In Tan’s debut novel… readers will meet spunky 8 ½ year old Cilla, who is 50% Chinese, 50% Caucasian and I think 100% wonderful… I suspect young readers will want to reach into the pages and hug her!" -- Rachel Renee Russell writing for Amazon’s Omnivoracious, bestselling author of The Dork Diaries