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Stella Batts Needs a New Name (Stella Batts Series #1)
     

Stella Batts Needs a New Name (Stella Batts Series #1)

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by Courtney Sheinmel
 

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In Needs a New Name, Stella decides to change her name after a boy from her class keeps calling her "Smella." How hard can it be to pick a new name? It's not as easy as it sounds.

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In Needs a New Name, Stella decides to change her name after a boy from her class keeps calling her "Smella." How hard can it be to pick a new name? It's not as easy as it sounds.

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In the first of a new series, third-grader Stella realizes she really needs a new name, since the class bully has started calling her "Smella," following an unfortunate (and stinky) accident on a field trip. That's not the only reason that Stella wants to change her name; she's also frustrated because she doesn't have a nickname. She and her best friends decide to choose new names that seem more appropriate to their interests: Candy! Willa becomes Caramel, Lucy's new name is Truffle and Talisa is Kit Kat. But Stella surprises everybody when she chooses the name of a bookstore for herself--Scheherazade, or Sherry for short. After a few days of name changing, described in Stella's autobiography, she realizes it's hard to remember everyone's new names, including her own. When she hears that her parents chose Stella especially for her, that's sufficient reason to give up her new one. Featuring large print and cheery black-and-white illustrations on almost every spread, this would be an easy sell for girls just transitioning to chapter books. While nothing of great significance happens, it effectively portrays the minor ups and downs of typical suburban elementary-school life, neatly captured in Stella's age-appropriate first-person narration. A pleasant, good-humored early chapter book with the effervescence--and substance--of a soft drink. (Fiction. 5-9)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585368662
Publisher:
Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date:
06/25/2012
Series:
Stella Batts Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
662,993
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Courtney Sheinmel is the author of All the Things You Are, Sincerely, Positively, and My So-Called Family. She graduated with honors from Barnard College, part of Columbia University, and attended Fordham University School of Law. Courtney lives, works, and writes in New York City. Visit her at CourtneySheinmel.com

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Stella Batts Needs a New Name 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!  I'm a Christian homeschool mom & read this aloud to my girls. There was nothing inappropriate in the book or the ones that followed. We love Stella & hope there will be many more wholesome books to come! I really love there was no divorce, they were a sweet loving family, and when there was a problem it was kindly & lovingly resolved.I highly recommend this book!
JES1943 More than 1 year ago
Great book for kids
JackieJF More than 1 year ago
Awesome series for boys or girls.  It draws kids in and gets them reading.  It's clean and sweet and a worthwhile adventure for any child.  I'm so glad we've found these books!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series they should make more in the series go stella batts!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally a book series my daughter can read that the main character isn't always doing or saying innapropriate things! We love the character of Stella & look forward to the next book as soon as we finish one!