Available November 5th
"Inspirational, commonsensical, and a whole lot of fun."
Everyone deserves to shine in this sparkling new book from New York Times bestselling author Chris Grabenstein and coauthor J.J. Grabenstein.
"Who do you want to be?" asks Mr. Van Deusen. “And not when you grow up. Right here, right now.”
Shine on! might be the catchphrase of twelve-year-old Piper Milly’s hero—astronaut, astronomer, and television host Nellie Dumont Frissé—but Piper knows the truth: some people are born to shine, and she’s just not one of them. That fact has never been clearer than now, since her dad’s new job has landed them both at Chumley Prep, a posh private school where everyone seems to be the best at something and where Piper definitely doesn’t fit in.
Bursting with humor, heart, science, possibilities, and big questions, Shine! is a story about finding your place in the universe—a story about figuring out who you are and who you want to be.
Chris talks to Van from the Austin Public Library about SHINE! and writing. Van spelled Chris’s name incorrectly, but he’s a puppet. His hands are too furry to spell correctly.
"Shine! will put a smile on your heart. Read this book!"
—Jennifer L. Holm, New York Times bestselling
author of The Fourteenth Goldfish
"Shine! more than shines, it GLOWS. My twelve-year-old summed it up in one word: 'beautiful.'"
—Wendy Mass, New York Times bestselling
author of The Candymakers
"A reminder that nothing is more important than being a friend and being yourself."
—Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning