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 Just Grace and the super sleepover
 Author: Harper, Charise Mericle

 Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
 Pub Year: 2014

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 192 p., ill., 20 cm.

 BTSB No: 420623 ISBN: 9780544045842
 Ages: 6-10 Grades: 1-5

 School stories
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Fear -- Fiction
 Honesty -- Fiction
 Camping -- Fiction
 Sleepovers -- Fiction
 Birthdays -- Fiction

Price: $19.31

Just Grace is excited to attend her classmate Grace F's sleepover birthday party until she learns it will be a camp-out, and then her fears begin to cause trouble.

Just Grace

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 4.90
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 163455

   School Library Journal (01/01/14)
   Booklist (12/01/13)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 12/01/2013 In this latest update, Grace, anxious about an invitation to an outdoor birthday sleepover, feigns eagerness to best friend Mimi, an enthusiastic camper. One untruth leads to another, culminating in Grace announcing that a (nonexistent) birthday card is lost in a haunted recycling container—a fib that her classmates are more than happy to promote. As always, the humor derives from Grace’s earnest attempts to do the right thing; luckily, Grace’s renowned empathy rubs off on Mimi, who is forgiving of her friend’s fabrications. Subplots involving Miss Lois’ fervent geography unit and Grace’s growing appreciation of Sammy add to the fun, as do Harper’s squiggly spot cartoons. - Copyright 2013 Booklist.

School Library Journal - 01/01/2014 Gr 2–4—In this latest series installment, Just Grace has been invited to Grace F.'s birthday party. When she learns that it is to be an outdoor sleepover, she is nervous about the sleeping in a tent. Grace also deals with challenges at school after telling her friend Mimi that there is a ghost in the recycling container, which she does to hide the fact that she forgot to make Grace F. a birthday card. Soon the whole school is lining up to see the ghost and Grace has a hard time keeping track of her lies. After a practice night camping in the backyard with Dad, Grace resolves her problems at school and heads off to the super sleepover. The first-person narrative, interspersed with cartoon drawings, shows the third-grader's unique perspective on the challenges of school, friendship, and family. Short vignettes make this an approachable selection for new chapter book readers.—Sarah Polace, Cuyahoga Public Library System, OH - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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