Ruby and the Booker Boys # 1: Brand New School, Brave New Ruby
  • Ruby and the Booker Boys # 1: Brand New School, Brave New Ruby
  • Ruby and the Booker Boys # 1: Brand New School, Brave New Ruby

Ruby and the Booker Boys # 1: Brand New School, Brave New Ruby

by Derrick Barnes, Vanessa Brantley Newton
     
 

Eight-year-old Ruby Booker is the baby sis of Marcellus (11), Roosevelt (10), and Tyner (9), the most popular boys on Chill Brook Ave. When Ruby isn't hanging with her friend, Theresa Petticoat, she's finding out what kind of mischief her brothers are getting into. She's sweet and sassy and every bit as tough as her older siblings. She sings like nobody's business;… See more details below

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Eight-year-old Ruby Booker is the baby sis of Marcellus (11), Roosevelt (10), and Tyner (9), the most popular boys on Chill Brook Ave. When Ruby isn't hanging with her friend, Theresa Petticoat, she's finding out what kind of mischief her brothers are getting into. She's sweet and sassy and every bit as tough as her older siblings. She sings like nobody's business; she has a pet iguana named Lady Love; her favorite color is grape-jelly purple; and when she grows up, she's going to be the most famous woman animal doctor on the planet. She's the fabulous, oh-so-spectacular Ruby Marigold Booker!

In Book 1, Ruby is leaving her old school and headed to a new one where nobody knows her--and where her older brothers rule. But that's about to change, because Ruby Booker has BIG plans! Although things don't go according to plan, Ruby manages to grab the spotlight when she sings a song over the P.A. system during announcements. By the time school lets out, one thing is clear: Ruby Booker isn't "the Booker Boys' baby sis" anymore.

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Kirkus Reviews
African American third grader Ruby Booker is going to school with her three older and immensely popular brothers for the first time. Nevertheless, her brothers will not overshadow her: She plans to show the world that she is a star in her own rights. Many younger siblings find themselves in this exact predicament and will find strength and motivation in Ruby's spirit. Although the story might bring comfort and familiarity to those readers, they will have to get past both distracting slang and clumsy writing: Ruby's teacher tells her, "Marcellus was one of the best students I ever had. I had him in the third grade, and now he's grown up to be such a multitalented, extremely intelligent Hope Road student." Newton's blackandwhite illustrations break up the space but add little to the story. This series kickoff will publish simultaneously with its second volume, Trivia Queen, 3rd Grade Supreme (9780545017619). (Fiction. 710)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545017602
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Series:
Ruby And The Booker Boys Series, #1
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
280,792
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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