Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 5 to 7
- Grade: k to 2
Travel to a magical moonlit party with fairy friends Ruby, Iris, and Pip in this wondrous early reader series!
Pick a Book. Grow a Reader!
This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-color artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow!
Best friends Ruby, Iris, and Pip are on their way to a full moon party! In five dazzling stories, the fairy friends use their powers to create their own ride, play fun games to win prizes, and have a dance party! With easy-to-read text and charming full-color artwork throughout, this series is perfect for beginning readers!
About the authors
Jessica Young grew up in Canada, and now she lives in Tennessee. As a children's book author and an art teacher, she loves sharing the creative process with students. Her award-winning picture books, early readers, and chapter books include the Fairylight Friends early reader series, the Haggis and Tank Unleashed early chapter book series, My Blue Is Happy, Play This Book and Pet This Book, A Wish Is a Seed, the Finley Flowers chapter book series, Spy Guy the Not-So-Secret Agent, and I’ll Meet You in Your Dreams.
Marie Vanderbemden is a freelance illustrator who works from her barge moored in Belgium. She studied illustration at the École Supérieure Artistique Saint-Luc in Liège, as well as 3D animation at the Haute École Albert Jacquard in Namur. Since 2016, Marie has illustrated several children's books, including the Fairylight Friends early reader series. She is passionate about photography, sculpture, and ceramics, which she teaches.
Praise for A Magic Spark (Fairylight Friends #1):
"Plotlines are easily digested by emerging independent readers... Full-color art capitalizes on lively, expressive body language for clear, distinct characterization... Gentle fun that prioritizes its readers' needs." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for All Paws on Deck (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #1) by Jessica Young:
"Young... engag[es] her heroes in enticing banter and funny misunderstandings involving puns and homophones... These salty sea dogs put the bite back in buccaneering." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Two canine pals star in this entertaining, comics-style chapter book series for early readers... The animated, distinctly drawn characters... will have kids seeking their future adventures." -- Booklist
"The dogs' odd-couple antics, loads of goofy humor, and an appealing comics/early reader format make for an all-around entertaining read." -- Publishers Weekly
"A must-have for the difficult-to-fill niche for readers transitioning from picture books and beginning readers to early chapter books... A solid new series for newly independent chapter book readers." -- School Library Journal
Praise for Digging for Dinos (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #2) by Jessica Young:
"This sequel is far from a dinosnore; here's to joining these two pals on all their future adventures." -- Kirkus Reviews