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Children's Fiction Friendship

The Good-Pie Party

by (author) Emma Dodd & Liz Garton Scanlon

illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Mar 2018
Friendship, New Experience, Cooking & Food
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2018
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2014
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3


A sweet and delicious story about moving, illustrated by award-winning artist Kady MacDonald Denton.

Posy, Megan and Mae have always been the best of friends — but now Posy has to move away. Only their favourite activity can comfort the girls: baking pie! And when they realize they can host a good-pie party instead of a good-bye party, the sad situation becomes a sweet gathering for their entire community.

The Good-Pie Party celebrates good friends, good memories and the joy of a just-right goodbye.

About the authors

Emma Dodd has illustrated many books for children, including MEOW SAID THE COW, WHAT PET TO GET? and the Dot and Dash series. She lives in Surrey, England, with her family.

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Liz Garton Scanlon is the author of seven picture books, including HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BUNNY!, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin, and ALL THE WORLD by Marla Frazee, a Caldecott Honor Book. She lives in Austin, Texas. Please visit her website at

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Kady MacDonald Denton has illustrated more than forty picture books, including the New York Times bestseller A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker, and A SECOND IS A HICCUP by Hazel Hutchins. She lives in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Please visit her website at

Kady MacDonald Denton's profile page

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Good-Pie Party:

“It's delightfully illustrated . . . I love a picture book that makes you feel emotion, and this one is so humane and charming.”— Michele Landsberg, CBC Radio

“A story that celebrates the bond of friendship while acknowledging the reality of transition.” — Publishers Weekly

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