Happy Birthday, Mallory!

From the Series Mallory

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Mallory McDonald is turning nine! And she is ready to celebrate getting the past year over—one troubled with moving, starting a new school, making new friends, and sibling rivalry. Mallory wants her ninth birthday to be extra special. So instead of celebrating just one day, she plans an entire “birth month” celebration. But soon, things aren’t going according to plan, and Mallory fears that being nine may be just as difficult as being eight.

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978-0-8225-6502-4
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978-0-8225-6297-9
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978-1-4677-5906-9
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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction
Copyright 2006
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 160
Publication Date 2005-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.5
BISACS JUV045000, JUV017100
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.375 x 7.3125
Lexile 650
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 3.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 88512
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
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Reviews

School Library Journal

“Mallory’s enthusiasm is infectious and she can be understanding when things don’t go her way. . . Cartoonlike drawings and large print make the story accessible to early chapter-book readers.” —School Library Journal

Illustrator: Tamara Schmitz

As an illustrator, Tamara Schmitz is well known to the many elementary-grade fans of Laurie Friedman's Mallory chapter books. Tamara grew up one of six children in the small town of Carey, Ohio. She graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design, and spent her early career as an art director in advertising, teaching art, and illustrating greeting cards. Schmitz addresses a topic close to her own heart in her original self-illustrated picture book Standing on My Own Two Feet: A Child's Affirmation of Love in the Midst of Divorce. Sitting at her desk for too many hours, however, drives Tamara crazy. So in her free time she works on getting her third degree black belt in Taekwondo. Tamara resides in Cincinnati with her husband, two children, and stepson.

Author: Laurie Friedman

Laurie Friedman is the author of the popular Mallory series, The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair series, and many award-winning picture books. She lives in Florida.

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Mallory

Meet Mallory McDonald, a spunky, energetic young girl whose comical exploits and joke-telling will hit the mark with early chapter book readers. Check out Mallory’s website at www.mallorymcdonald.com. Kids can meet Mallory’s creator (author Laurie Friedman), find out fun… View available downloads →