Author: J.J. Grabenstein & Chris Grabenstein
Pub. Date: November 5, 2019
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD
“Inspirational, commonsensical, and a whole lot of fun.” –James Patterson
Everyone deserves to shine in this sparkling new book from the New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library , Chris Grabenstein, and coauthor J.J. Grabenstein–just right for fans of Word of Mouse and The Fourteenth Goldfish.
“Who do you want to be?” asks Mr. Van Deusen. “And not when you grow up. Right here, right now.”
Shine on! might be the catchphrase of twelve-year-old Piper’s hero–astronaut, astronomer, and television host Nellie Dumont Frisse–but Piper knows the truth: some people are born to shine, and she’s just not one of them. That fact has never been clearer than now, since her dad’s new job has landed them both at Chumley Prep, a posh private school where everyone seems to be the best at something and where Piper definitely doesn’t fit in.
Bursting with humor, heart, science, possibilities, and big questions, Shine! is a story about finding your place in the universe–a story about figuring out who you are and who you want to be.
Co-author J.J. Grabenstein reads the first chapter of SHINE!:
SHINE! First Chapter Read Aloud from Chris Grabenstein on Vimeo.
J.J. Grabenstein is the co-author, with her husband, Chris Grabenstein, of SHINE! This is her first novel as a co-author but she has been the “first editor” on everything her husband has ever written, including the award-winning/bestselling ESCAPE FROM MR.LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY series and more than fifty other works.
J.J. and Chris live in New York City with their cat Phoebe Squeak.
CHRIS GRABENSTEIN is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY, MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY OLYMPICS, THE ISLAND OF DR. LIBRIS, WELCOME TO WONDERLAND: HOME SWEET MOTEL and many other books, as well as the coauthor of numerous fun and funny page-turners with James Patterson, including I FUNNY, HOUSE OF ROBOTS, TREASURE HUNTERS, and JACKY HA-HA. Chris lives in New York City with his wife, J.J., two cats, and a dog named Fred. You can visit Chris at ChrisGrabenstein.com.
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3 winners will receive a finished copy of SHINE!, US Only.
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Victoria Scott says
This is the perfect book for my daughter!
Corey Markum says
My 9-yr-old son’s favorite author(s)! He’s a voracious reader, but frequently returns to the Lemoncello saga. Would love to win him a copy!
Danielle Hammelef says
This book will be fun to read! thanks for the excerpt and post today.
Tim Yoder says
I was “introduced” to Chris this year via our school’s Reading Club. I have only read one book thus far, but I am looking forward to reading a lot more. Thanks for writing such great books!
Congrats J.J. on your first official publication. Looking forward to many more.
Debra Branigan says
Love the cover! I can’t wait to read this and then pass it on!
Book looks great, all the books on author website do!
Daniel M says
sounds like a fun one
Vicki Wurgler says
thank you for your giveaway
Karley Moore says
This looks like an adorable book to give my niece.
Cristal Cast says
James Coyne says
I like the cover