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Cari Best

Cari Best
Alexandra Prinstein

Cari Best has written many award-winning picture books, including Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; and My Three Best Friends and Me, described by the New York Times as “refreshing” and “exciting.” Her picture book If I Could Drive, Mama was described by Publishers Weekly as “a wonderful tribute to an imagination in perpetual motion.” In the Country of Queens is her first novel. Ms. Best lives in Connecticut.

Cari Best

Alexandra Prinstein

Cari Best

Bug Off!

Bug Off!

Cari Best; illustrated by Jennifer Plecas
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Lightning-bug-loving Maude wants to be a member of the Bug-of-the-Month Club in her new neighborhood, and decides that her entrance speech will be about fireflies. She reads, she researches, she prepares,...

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In the Country of Queens

Cari Best
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

Eleven-year-old Shirley Alice Burns lives with her domineering mother, Hurricane Anna, and loving Grandmother. One day she unexpectedly discovers that...

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If I Could Drive, Mama

Cari Best; illustrated by Simone Shin
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

In this fun-filled picture book, Charlie turns a plain cardboard box into an exciting adventure!

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My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay

Cari Best, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Zulay and her three best friends are all in the same first grade class and study the same things, even though Zulay is blind. When their teacher asks her students what activity they want to do on...

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Ava and the Real Lucille

Ava and the Real Lucille

Cari Best, illustrated by Madeline Valentine
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

When Ava and her sister Arlie see the "Write a Poem / Win a Pet" sign in Mr. Noah's pet shop window, Ava is sure the prize is going to be a dog and convinces Arlie to enter the contest with her....

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Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen

Cari Best; Pictures by Christine Davenier
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

I can pop a wheelie, I can touch the sky,
I can pedal backwards, I can really fly!

Sally Jean was born to ride. And her bicycle, Flash, is just about her best friend. But...

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Three Cheers for Catherine the Great!

Catherine the Great

written by Cari Best; illustrations by Giselle Potter
Square Fish
Square Fish

A little English, a little Russian, and a lot of heart make a birthday celebration you won't want to miss! When Sara's grandma, Catherine the Great, suddenly announces, "This year for my birthday,...

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