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Children's Fiction Beginner

Lilly Takes the Lead

by (author) Brenda Bellingham

illustrated by Clarke MacDonald

Formac Publishing Company Limited
Initial publish date
Jul 2006
Beginner, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Emotions & Feelings
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2006
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2006
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Jun 2012
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 5
  • Reading age: 6 to 9


Lilly and her friends are arguing at lunch time about eating good food and bad food because Kendall is eating a chocolate bar. Theresa is mad because Kendall says she is fat and Lilly has to try and keep the peace. When they all go cross-country running, Kendall collapses and the kids don't know what to do, except Lilly.
This latest Lilly adventure shows how children struggle to understand health issues and encourage each other to eat well.

About the authors


Brenda Bellingham
a été travailleuse sociale, enseignante et maman avant de se consacrer à
son métier d'auteure à plein temps. Brenda a écrit de nombreux livres pour
enfants dont Les dragons ne lisent pas de livres, avec Paul et
Lili, Storm Child, et sept livres dans la série Lilly.
Elle vit à Victoria, en Colombie-Britannique.


Brenda Bellingham is a mother and former school teacher who rediscovered writing in her late forties. Her numerous children's books include Storm Child, a Canadian Children's Centre Our Choice selection, and several titles in the Lilly series. Brenda lives in Victoria, B.C.

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CLARKE MACDONALD is an illustrator and graphic designer in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Editorial Reviews

"...a good conversation starter which could lead to a more in-depth study."

Even though these are called 'First Novels', the topics and formats are easily accessible for older, less experienced readers."

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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