For those doing a Group Read of Shine!, Chris and J.J. Grabenstein will help kick off your study of the book with a custom video greeting. Just fill out this Google form.

Shine! is a story full of humor and wonderful messages. Shine! generates positive discussions, self-exploration, and inspiration to do the right thing, even when no one is looking. This is a book every child should read!”
—Lisa Wattai, “Authors in April,” Rochester, Michigan

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“We chose Shine! as our first book club selection during distance learning and it was a huge hit! The kids were really engaged with the book, and they appreciated the positive messages the story teaches about friendship and believing in yourself.”
—Chadwick School, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
Shine! is recommended to any school looking for an enjoyable and impactful story. The book’s messages of kindness and courage will be sure to inspire students to ‘shine’ in their own way for years to come.”
—Luther Lee Emerson School, Demarest, NJ
“I encourage all students and teachers to share in the wonderful journey of Piper Milly in Shine!
—Highland Elementary School, Cheshire, CT
“We were able to utilize the many themes in the book to create interactive and thought provoking activities that allowed our own students to shine. They participated in a variety of creative projects that extended their love of the book even further.”
—Woodland Middle School, Brentwood, TN

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