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Nikki & Deja: The Newsy News Newsletter

By: Karen English

Illustrator: Laura Freeman

Series: Nikki & Deja, Book 3
Mr. Robinson got locked out of his house in his robe, and Evan broke his arm trying a new trick on his skateboard: things are always happening on Fulton Street. Nikki convinces her friend Deja to help her write a newsletter featuring this exciting "newsy news." At first, all their neighbors want to read what the girls have written. But after just one issue, some unexpected problems arise. Black-and-white digital illustrations.

ISBN: 9780547222479

JLG Release: Feb 2010


Series: Nikki & Deja
Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Newsletters , Neighborhoods , Best friends , Friendship , Schools , Classrooms , Not checking facts , Retractions , Accepting blame , Apologizing

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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Horn Book

In their third story, pals Nikki and Deja write a newsletter to share the happenings on their street and at their school. When their made-up stories upset their neighbors and classmates, though, they have to apologize. English's text is entertaining and accessible. Freeman's digital black-and-white illustrations express the girls' inquisitive and c In their third story, pals Nikki and Deja write a newsletter to share the happenings on their street and at their school. When their made-up stories upset their neighbors and classmates, though, they have to apologize. English's text is entertaining and accessible. Freeman's digital black-and-white illustrations express the girls' inquisitive and creative natures.

Junior Library Guild


• Nikki and Deja have strong, distinct, and appealing personalities.
• The depiction of friendship is realistic: although the girls sometimes roll their eyes at each other and squabble, they still admire each other’s abilities and share secrets. Karen English shows a nice contrast between their thoughts and dialogue.
• Reader

• Nikki and Deja have strong, distinct, and appealing personalities.
• The depiction of friendship is realistic: although the girls sometimes roll their eyes at each other and squabble, they still admire each other’s abilities and share secrets. Karen English shows a nice contrast between their thoughts and dialogue.
• Readers will empathize with Nikki and Deja’s struggle to create a newsletter that lives up to their expectations and with the problems the girls face by jumping to conclusions and by not telling the truth.
• English creates an appealing classroom setting as well as a warm and believable neighborhood.
• Straightforward text, expressive illustrations, and short chapters make the book accessible to newly independent readers.

Book Details

ISBN

9780547222479

First Release

February 2010

Genre

Fiction.

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

5 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Page Count

96

Accelerated Reader

Level 4.1; Points: 2;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 4.2; Points: 5;

Lexile

Level 680L

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

Clarion

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Newsletters, Neighborhoods, Best friends, Friendship, Schools, Classrooms, Not checking facts, Retractions, Accepting blame, Apologizing,

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