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 Princess Posey and the first grade parade (Princess Posey)
 Author: Greene, Stephanie

 Publisher:  Puffin Books (2011)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 83 p., ill., 20 cm.

 BTSB No: 397278 ISBN: 9780399251672
 Ages: 6-9 Grades: 1-4

 Fear -- Fiction
 First day of school -- Fiction
 School stories

Price: $17.96

1 -- Posey's fear of starting first grade is alleviated when her teacher invites the students to wear their most comfortable clothes to school on the first day.

 Illustrator: Sisson, Stephanie Roth

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.90
   Points: .5   Quiz: 140210
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.30
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 50308

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas

   Kirkus Reviews (04/15/10)
   School Library Journal (06/01/10)
   Booklist (07/01/10)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (06/10)
 The Hornbook (07/10)

Full Text Reviews:

Bulletin for the Center... - 06/01/2010 First grade seems like an awfully scary place to Posey, and, despite her mother’s assurances, this former kindergartner is not looking forward to her first day. Not only will she have to walk from her mom’s car to her new classroom all by herself, but she won’t be allowed to wear her most favorite outfit, her pink tutu-the one that transforms her from everyday scaredy cat Posey to Princess Posey, brave and bold. When she receives an invitation from her new teacher, however, to join in on the First Grade Parade-in which she can wear whatever she would like-the school year no longer looks so bleak. Greene, a veteran chronicler of the primary- school experience, offers up a quiet, simple tale that accurately reflects the various anxieties surrounding the beginning of a new school year while gently reminding young readers that their expanding world, while initially a bit frightening, can be plenty of fun, too. Brief sentences and repetitive vocabulary make up the mostly episodic chapters, making this an accessible choice for transitional readers, particularly those who are experiencing their own worries about the next step in their lives. Sisson’s plentiful illustrations are a pleasing blend of soft textures and contemporary spirit. KQG - Copyright 2010 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.

School Library Journal - 06/01/2010 K-Gr 1— Posey is about to start first grade, and she can't help but feel a little intimidated. Her mom won't be walking her to her classroom, neighborhood boys have terrified her with stories of a first-grade monster, and—worst of all—she won't be allowed to wear her pink tutu to school. Posey doesn't think she can be brave without it and is more nervous than ever. How will she survive her first day? This is a sweet book, and children will relate to the child's fears about her new experience and leaving her security tutu behind. There's also a confidence-building ending in which the new first graders are encouraged to be true to themselves. The illustrations are spare and in black and white, but they do complement the story. Children will find this offering a good start for trying chapter books as it is has such an easy reading level. This first title in the series is likely to find an appreciative audience.—Elizabeth Swistock, Jefferson Madison Regional Library, Charlottesville, VA - Copyright 2010 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 07/01/2010 Author of the Sophie Hartley series of middle-grade chapter books, Greene now offers a series for early chapter-book readers. Nervous about starting first grade in the fall, Posey spends the summer wearing the pink tutu that makes her feel special and worrying that this year she must walk into school and down the first-grade hall alone. It doesn’t help that her neighbors, Nick and Tyler, love to tease her about the monster and snakes in that hallway. Midway through the book, Posey jabs Nick’s arm with a stick to find out whether the monster really turned his blood to ink. The chapter ends there, leaving readers to wonder whether she drew blood, got into trouble, and/or apologized. The next chapter opens with her sympathetic grandfather drawing out her concerns as he drives her to the store for ice cream. Apart from those lingering questions, the story and illustrations offer a satisfying portrayal of Posey and her world. The black-and-white illustrations are appealing, and the sparkly pink tutu on the book jacket will draw just the right audience. - Copyright 2010 Booklist.

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