Tooth Fairy's First Night

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Sally has always longed to be a tooth fairy. On her seventh birthday, she is finally going off to get her first tooth, with the most important rule—“You must never wake a sleeping child!” running through her mind. When she reaches the house, she finds the job is not as easy as she’d hoped. A good tooth fairy always gets her tooth—but will Sally get hers? This warm and playful tale about a determined tooth fairy will have children of all ages sleeping with one eye open, hoping to catch their own tooth fairy in the act.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV037000, JUV019000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 280
Guided Reading Level L
ATOS Reading Level 4.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 85871
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards and Reviewed


  • Book-of-the-Month Children's Club Selection, Winner, 2005
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2005


Kirkus Reviews

“A resourceful young tooth fairy on her first mission encounters unexpected difficulties in this charmer.”
Kirkus Reviews

The Horn Book Guide

“Berkeley’s portrayal of Sally is refreshingly unsentimental.”
The Horn Book Guide

School Library Journal

“Whimsical watercolor illustrations of the perplexed but determined young tooth fairy perfectly capture the spirit of the story. An imaginative tale with a satisfying ending, and a suitable addition to the tooth fairy picture-books collection.”
School Library Journal

Author: Anne Bowen

Anne Bowen is the author of Tooth Fairy’s First Night, which was nominated for the Nevada Young Reader’s Award, the Nebraska Golden Sower Award, and the Georgia Picture Book Award. Her book, What Do Teacher’s Do (after YOU Leave School)? was a CBC Book Award nominee and a Society of School Librarians International Honor Book. She also wrote When You Visit Grandma and Grandpa, A Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year, and I Know An Old Teacher, which was included in the 100th anniversary edition of the Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Books of the Year. Anne was a teacher for thirty years. She lives in Ogden, Utah, with her husband.

Illustrator: Jon Berkeley