Download PDF Stella Bellarosa by Julie Krantz and published by Purple Pie Press. This book was released on 2013-11 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A wallet, a thief, and a brilliant plan--what could possibly go wrong? At least that's what Stella thinks--until she and Pin Pin get caught with the goods, that is, and all heaven, hell and whatever's-in-between breaks loose, forcing the best friends to hit the road. Tag along as Stella and Pin Pin runaway to midtown Manhattan, all the while battling archrival Teresa Como for the title to SOHO's Annual Food Drive, their ticket to Regis Academy--a posh high school for girls, hidden far, far away in the Catskills. Oh-la-la, for the chance to leave home--for good! Problem is... the road isn't much safer than home, especially when the runaways attract the attention of police, museum officials and--worst of all--Stella's unforgiving father. Also pitted against their extravagant dream is the threat of Pin and her family's deportation, including baby sister, Audrey, who lies at the heart of this quirky coming-of-age novel--STELLA BELLAROSA: Tales of an Aspiring Teenage Superhero, a serious MG with a funny-bone. Read this excerpt from the novel to see how Stella and Pin Pin deal with the many social issues they face, including the challenges of immigrating to a foreign city, bullying, making friends, and teens and preteens coming of age. "So ... how was your day? Anything new?" I was surprised at Pin's perkiness, considering how glum she'd been this morning. "Nope. Nothing's new. No thing what-so-ever." Ha. That's when I knew she was lying. Pin Pin's always emphatic when she lies. "Oh," I replied coolly. The best way to get info from Pin's to act disinterested. It drives her nuts. "Well, 'nothing's' better than 'something bad' I guess." Pin looked at me sharply. "What do you mean? Did you hear something?" Hmmm. Now she was being cagy, so I baited her. "Nah. Well, yeah, nah. Not really. You know-no big deal." When she didn't bite, I tried a more direct approach. "Oh, well. Okay. You know what my day was like-regurgitated eggs, chunks of...." "Okay, okay. I... confess.... Because you are making me sick, Stella Bellarosa. Sick in my gizzards." Heheh. Pin's word choice killed me. But the second way to make her talk was to gross her out. Which I'd done, at least in part. So I prodded some more. "Confess, Pin? Confess to what?" "Oh. Didn't I tell you?" She tried to act blase, but her right eye kept blinking. Pin had a tic or something that twitched when she was upset. Like when she talked about China. Or home. Or Audr-. Suddenly I knew this had something to do with her family. "Tell me what?" I said. "Oh, yeah... you were probably puking when it happen." "When what happened?" I said in a clipped voice. Pin's coyness was starting to irritate me. "It," she said, shrugging. "I take it." "Take what?" "Mrs. Tucci's wallet." I needed a calming breath, but gulped in a mouthful of rancid city air instead and choked. Shock does that to a person. And, believe me, 'shock' is mild for describing how I felt. "What do you mean you took Mrs. Tucci's wallet?" "It was easy," she continued, shifting her weight in a decidedly uneasy way. Easy? Yeah, I could believe it. We'd known Mrs. Tucci forever. She was the oldest substitute at Holy Infant Elementary School-maybe in the world. She wore pointy glasses with rhinestones in the corners and carried a purse as big as a dumpster. Must've eaten truckloads of spumoni as a kid, because she had three gold teeth. "So?" A lump of mucous formed in my throat, but I ignored it. "How? And, oh my god... why?" "Well. Mrs. T's a rich woman, right?" Pin explained. "You've seen her pocky-book. It's huge. She has gold in her mouth and diamonds everywhere. She's probably a millionaire. No big deal." "No big deal?" I could feel another lump rising in my gullet. Continue reading to see how 13-year-olds Stella and Pin Pin struggle to come of age in the midst of challenges as diverse as immigration, growing up in a foreign city, and bullyi
Download PDF Blueberry Moon by Julie Krantz and published by . This book was released on 2015-01-15 with total page 36 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Charming story told in verse about a young child who thinks she has nothing to do but sulk. See what happens when she opens herself to the world of imagination--sailing on the seven seas? Traveling to Brazil? Skiing on Mt. Fuji? Yes, yes, yes--and more!
Download PDF Isabel Plum by Julie Krantz and published by Purple Pie Press. This book was released on 2015-04-11 with total page 42 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Isabel Plum likes getting way. And-right here, right now-that means getting a cute and cuddly puppy. There's only one problem: Isabel is allergic. See what happens when Isabel's disappointment leads to an important discovery-one this single-minded heroine least expects! Fans of classics like Eloise and Madeline, as well as contemporary favorites like Fancy Nancy and Olivia, will find much to admire in Ms. Krantz's lively children's books. The award-winning author of four outstanding children's picture books as well as the acclaimed middle grade novel, Stella Bellarosa: Tales of an Aspiring Teenage Superhero, Ms. Krantz often describes herself as "one of those geeky kids who headed to the library for a good time." A budding author at age thirteen, she published an article in the Riverton, NJ newspaper about her school's first vending machine. Ms. Krantz is active in various print and online forums, where her work can be found in places as diverse as Spider Magazine, the SCBWI National Bulletin and on Amazon. Her first picture book, ISABEL PLUM: ICHTHYOLOGIST, was published in January of 2014, followed by Tip & Oliver: BFFs and BLUEBERRY MOON, both released in January 2015. YOGABETS, her newest picture book, will be released in April of 2015. Visit her at http: //www.amazon.com/Julie-Krantz/e/B00996YNZ4/ and http: //www.juliekrantz.wordpress.com to learn more about her poetry, picture books and novels.
Download PDF Oliver Learns to Swim by Julie Krantz and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2016-07-19 with total page 46 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tip and Oliver are best friends--until a rift occurs when Oliver joins the Hicksville Cycle and Sail Club, and Tip does not. Not because he doesn't want to--because he can't. Only dogs with pedigrees can join the Club. Still, Tip is the one Oliver turns to when he needs help passing the Club's required swimming test. Tip agrees to teach Oliver how to swim. Only problem is Oliver is a long, lanky bag of bones who's never set foot in water before. That doesn't stop Tip from trying, though, without much success. See what happens when Tip's exhaustion leads to a crisis that requires Oliver to step up to the plate. Will he risk his life to save Tip's? Or will his inability to swim lead to disastrous consequences?
Download PDF Tip and Oliver: BFFs by Julie Krantz and published by . This book was released on 2015-01-16 with total page 42 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? See what happens when Tip's owners adopt a new puppy without consulting him. Jumping on the sofa? Digging in the yard? And that's just the beginning!
Download PDF Flyaway Rhymes by Julie Krantz and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2017-01-26 with total page 38 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Flyaway Rhymes is fourth in Julie Krantz's poetry series about the seasons. Lighthearted and fun, Ms. Krantz's work appeals to children and adults alike, all of whom will find something new to laugh about and appreciate in the world around them. An award-winning writer, Ms. Krantz has written and illustrated more than twelve books for young children.
Download PDF Basketball Madness Strikes Again by and published by pie baby. This book was released on 2018-09-29 with total page 52 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a funny and heartwarming children's book about two basketball-loving dogs who are both best friends and rivals. It's full of lively and colorful illustrations depicting Tip and Oliver engaged in various aspects of playing basketball. It's set in Chapel Hill, NC.
Download PDF Bloom Tunes by Julie Krantz and published by Purple Pie Press. This book was released on 2016-04-07 with total page 42 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Just what parents and children need after a long, cold winter, BLOOM TUNES, is a collection of eighteen charming poems by award-winning author, Julie Krantz.
Download PDF Yogabets by Julie Krantz and published by Purple Pie Press. This book was released on 2015-03-20 with total page 36 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Award-winning author Julie Krantz's new children's picture book, YOGABETS, introduces the time-honored English alphabet with a contemporary twist-yoga. Written in verse, YOGABETS is the charming story of two young siblings' jam-packed day told by way of ideograms, pictures that illuminate the shape of each letter of the alphabet. YOGABETS not only entertains and informs children about the ABCs, it also manages to captivate parents, teachers and librarians with its delightful tale and innovative illustrations. Especially interesting is the way Ms. Krantz interprets each letter of the alphabet with a unique yoga pose. A must-read for any library or home collection of abecedarians-one that's guaranteed to spend more time off than on the shelves! Julie Krantz is the author of four outstanding children's picture books as well as highly-regarded middle grade novel, Stella Bellarosa: Tales of an Aspiring Teenage Superhero. Funny, frank and affable, Ms. Krantz often describes herself as 'one of those geeks who headed to the library for a good time.' A budding author at age thirteen, she published her debut article in the Riverton, NJ newspaper about her school's first vending machine. An award-winning author (2008 recipient of an SCBWI Letter of Merit, a DAC Emerging Artists Grant in 2006, and a First Place in Children's Writing from Carteret Writers, Inc. in 2000) Ms. Krantz writes poetry and fiction and illustrates her own picture books. Active in various print and online forums, her work can be found in Spider Magazine, the SCBWI National Bulletin and on Amazon. Her two first picture books, ISABEL PLUM: ICHTHYOLOGIST and TIP & OLIVER: BFFs were published in January of 2014. BLUEBERRY MOON was released in January of 2015 on Amazon. Her very first children's story, YOSHI'S YUCCA, appeared in the September 2007 issue of Spider Magazine. In addition to writing, Julie Krantz has raised four children (and had her hair raised by them!) and loves hiking, camping, shopping, knitting, and participating in blogs and writing contests. She also enjoys visiting schools for workshops, talks and poetry readings. That just about covers it. Oh! Except for watching movies and traveling. In fact, Ms. Krantz has lived in many places, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Arizona, California, North Carolina, Florida and France. STELLA BELLAROSA: Tales of an Aspiring Teenage Superhero is Julie's first novel. Visit her facebook page (http: //www.facebook.com/juliekrantzbooks) and blog (http: //www.juliekrantz.wordpress.com/) to learn more about her picture books and novels. Fans of timeless picture books such as Kay Thompson's Eloise and Eloise in Paris, and Ludwig Bemelman's Madeline, Madeline at Christmas and Mad About Madeline to name a few, as well as readers of Kevin Henkes' Julius: The Baby of the World, Chrysanthemum and Lily will find much to enjoy and admire in Ms. Krantz's offerings. Fans of contemporary writers such as Ian Falconer (Olivia, Olivia and the Fairy Princesses, Olivia Saves the Circus, etc.) and Jane O'Conner (Fancy Nancy, Fancy Nancy: Budding Ballerina, Fancy Nancy: Tea for Two, etc.) will also be charmed my Ms. Krantz's new additions to the picture book world. The following works by Julie Krantz can be found on Amazon at these URLs - ISABEL PLUM: Ichthyologist http: //www.amazon.com/Isabel-Plum-Ichthyologist-childrens-friendship-ebook/dp/B00HPC7TCS/ref=la_B00996YNZ4_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426523325&sr=1-3#reader_B00HPC7TCS TIP & OLIVER: BFFs http: //www.amazon.com/Tip-Oliver-beginner-friendship-feelings-ebook/dp/B00SA9UD7I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426523885&sr=8-1&keywords=tip+and+oliver BLUEBERRY MOON http: //www.amazon.com/Blueberry-Moon-childrens-bedtime-story-ebook/dp/B00SNP6NPA/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_1#reader_B00SNP6NPA STELLA BELLAROSA: Tales of an Aspiring Teenage Superhero http: //www.amazon.com/Stella-Bellarosa-immigration-discrimination-Historical-ebook/dp/B00I0GB5I2/