Nikki and Deja: The Newsy News Newsletter: Nikki and Deja, Book Three

Nikki and Deja: The Newsy News Newsletter: Nikki and Deja, Book Three

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Newsy news is not just regular news. It's news that's interesting and exciting. Nikki and Deja know that there's plenty of newsy news happening on their block and at Carver Elementary, just waiting to be reported. Luckily, Nikki has her special pen and notepad, Deja has the use of Auntie Dee's computer, and they both have lots of ideas. Before long, the Fulton Street Newsy News Newsletter is born. At first, everyone wants to read what the girls have written. But after just one issue, some unexpected problems arise. Will Nikki and Deja's plans to become celebrated journalists succeed?

Like the first two Nikki and Deja stories, this accessible chapter book shines with emotional depth and humor, perfectly capturing the complexities and joys of elementary school girls' friendships.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547406268

  • ISBN-10: 0547406266

  • Pages: 96

  • Price: $6.99

  • Publication Date: 01/03/2011

  • Carton Quantity: 48

  • Age(s): 6,7,8,9

  • Grade(s): 1-4

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 680L
    • Guided Reading Level O

Karen English
Author

Karen English

Karen English is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winner and the author of It All Comes Down to This, a Kirkus Prize Finalist, as well as the Nikki and Deja and The Carver Chronicles series. Her novels have been praised for their accessible writing, authentic characters, and satisfying storylines. She is a former elementary school teacher and lives in Los Angeles, California.
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Laura Freeman
Illustrator

Laura Freeman

Laura Freeman has illustrated several books for young readers, including the Nikki and Deja and Carver Chronicles series, and Natalie's Hair Was Wild, which she also wrote. Laura grew up in New York City, and now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two children. www.lfreemanart.com Instagram: @laurafreemanart Twitter: @LauraFreemanArt.
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  • reviews

     

    Nikki and Deja: Birthday Blues by Karen English, illustrated by Laura Freeman

    Clarion, Winter 2009     ISBN-13: 978-0-618-97787-1

     

    Junior Library Guild Premier Selection

     

    "Early chapter-book readers will relate to the protagonist's authentic emotions as English acknowledges the chellenges and complexities of classroom life." --School Library Journal

     

    "Likable and independent African-American girls are a rare find in early chapter books--let's hope these two can start a trend." --Kirkus Reviews

     

    "An accessible story of recognizably real grade-school politicking and enduring friendship that's suitable for reading aloud or alone. Fans of the duo will rejoice at their return." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

     

     

    Nikki and Deja by Karen English, illustrated by Laura Freeman

    Clarion, Fall 2007     ISBN-13: 978-0-618-75238-6

     

    Junior Library Guild Premier Selection

    Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year

    Kansas State Reading Circle Recommendation

    Best Children's Book of the Year/Child Study Association

    Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books recommended title

     

    "Accessible writing, authentic characters, an easy-to-identify-with plot and Freeman's appealing black-and-white illustrations come together smoothly in this straightforward friendship tale. English nicely fills an underdeveloped area--this is a first-chapter book featuring African-American girls, and race is presented as an attribute of the characters rather than as an issue." --Kirkus Reviews

     

    "More probing than many chapter books, this title delivers the satisfaction of a full-length novel." --Publishers Weekly

     

    "Children will quickly connect with the distinctive characters and authentically drawn situations and emotions. . . . A strong start to what will hopefully become a series." --ALA Booklist

     

    "English, who has been an elementary school teacher, clearly knows her audience and understands the intricacies of their relationship dynamics. . . . Kids negotiating the sometimes treacherous waters of middle-grade friendship will find Nikki and Deja's story both truthful and comforting." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

     

    "The book is a welcome rarity--a contemporary story about middle class black children." --Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)

     

    "English captures a strong sense of both girls, their enduring relationship, and the uncomfortable struggles that friends weather when changes erupt." --The News & Observer (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)

     

    "Nikki and Deja is the kind of early chapter book that African-American girls and their parents have been seeking for a long time." --The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin)

     

     

    Hot Day on Abbott Avenue by Karen English, illlustrated by Javaka Steptoe

    Clarion, 2004     ISBN-13: 978-0-395-98527-4

     

    Jane Addams Honor Award

    Charlote Zolotow Award--Highly Commended Title

    NAPPA Parenting Publications Award

    ALSC Notable Children's Book

    ALA Notable Book

    CCBC Choices

    Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year

    School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

    NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

     

    "English has childhood spats down pat. . . . Both original and emotionally effective. . . . Full of movement and energy and joy. . . . 'So good!'" --Kirkus Reviews

     

     

    The Baby on the Way by Karen English, illustrated by Sean Qualls

    FSG, 2005     ISBN-13: 9780374373610

     

    "A solemn spiritual, whose resolution lies less in the possibility of joy than in the quieter peace of enduring." --New York Times Book Review

     

     

    Speak to Me (And I Will Listen Between the Lines) by Karen English, illustrated by Amy Bates

    FSG, 2004     ISBN-13: 9780374371562

     

    School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

     

    "English employs the simplest of language in perfect evocation of the children's thoughts, confusions, small hopes, and large dreams. . . . Just wonderful." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review 

     

    "English's rich descriptions and insights bring readers into the world of six inner-city third -grade students." --School Library Journal, starred review

     

     

    Francie by Karen English

    FSG, 1999     ISBN-13: 9780312373832

     

    Coretta Scott King Honor Award

    Parents' Choice Recommendation

     

    "Francie's smooth-flowing, well-paced narration is gently assisted by just the right touch of the vernacular. Characterization is evenhanded and believable, while place and time envelop readers." --School Library Journal

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547406268

  • ISBN-10: 0547406266

  • Pages: 96

  • Price: $6.99

  • Publication Date: 01/03/2011

  • Carton Quantity: 48

  • Age(s): 6,7,8,9

  • Grade(s): 1-4

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 680L
    • Guided Reading Level O

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