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The Fix-It Friends: The Show Must Go On

The Fix-It Friends: The Show Must Go On

The Fix-It Friends (Volume 3)

Nicole C. Kear; illustrated by Tracy Dockray

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In the third adventure in Nicole C. Kear's sweet chapter book series, it’s up to the Fix-It Friends to help the star of the school play prepare for opening night.

Because reading isn’t always as easy as ABC.

It’s a dream come true! Veronica’s playing the Queen of Hearts in the school play. It’s perfect: She gets to be a star and scream her head off!

Even better, she makes an amazing new friend. Liv, who’s playing Alice, is a natural—it seems there’s nothing she can’t do! That is, until she reveals to Veronica that reading is really hard for her. To learn her lines, she’s going to need a lot of help.

That’s the cue for the Fix-It Friends! With Jude working on sets, Cora on costumes, Ezra on stage lights, and Veronica by her side on stage, Liv is surrounded by just the right crew to help her get ready for opening night.

After all, the show must go on!

Told in Veronica’s charismatic, enthusiastic, and funny voice, The Show Must Go On is the third book in The Fix-It Friends series, which makes childhood issues accessible for chapter book readers.

Includes a toolbox of expert advice on how to approach reading challenges!

Don’t miss the other Fix-It Friends adventures:
The Fix-It Friends: Have No Fear!
The Fix-It Friends: Sticks and Stones
The Fix-It Friends: Wish You Were Here
The Fix-It Friends: Eyes on the Prize
The Fix-It Friends: Three’s a Crowd

An Imprint Book

Praise for The Fix-It Friends: Have No Fear!:

"Fears are scary! But don’t worry: the Fix-It Friends are here with step-by-step … More…

In the third adventure in Nicole C. Kear's sweet chapter book series, it’s up to the Fix-It Friends to help the star of the school play prepare for opening night.

Because reading isn’t always as easy as ABC.

It’s a dream come true! Veronica’s playing the Queen of Hearts in the school play. It’s perfect: She gets to be a star and scream her head off!

Even better, she makes an amazing new friend. Liv, who’s playing Alice, is a natural—it seems there’s nothing she can’t do! That is, until she reveals to Veronica that reading is really hard for her. To learn her lines, she’s going to need a lot of help.

That’s the cue for the Fix-It Friends! With Jude working on sets, Cora on costumes, Ezra on stage lights, and Veronica by her side on stage, Liv is surrounded by just the right crew to help her get ready for opening night.

After all, the show must go on!

Told in Veronica’s charismatic, enthusiastic, and funny voice, The Show Must Go On is the third book in The Fix-It Friends series, which makes childhood issues accessible for chapter book readers.

Includes a toolbox of expert advice on how to approach reading challenges!

Don’t miss the other Fix-It Friends adventures:
The Fix-It Friends: Have No Fear!
The Fix-It Friends: Sticks and Stones
The Fix-It Friends: Wish You Were Here
The Fix-It Friends: Eyes on the Prize
The Fix-It Friends: Three’s a Crowd

An Imprint Book

Praise for The Fix-It Friends: Have No Fear!:

"Fears are scary! But don’t worry: the Fix-It Friends are here with step-by-step help —and humor too.”—Fran Manushkin, author of the Katie Woo series

“Full of heart and more than a little spunk” —Kathleen Lane, author of The Best Worst Thing

An empowering resource for kids — and they're just plain fun to read.” —Lauren Knickerbocker, Ph.D., Co-Director, Early Childhood Service, NYU Child Study Center

“Hooray for these young friends who work together; this diverse crew will have readers looking forward to more.” —Kirkus Reviews

"The humor is spot-on, and the stories pull kids in, teaching without preaching, encouraging children to be active problem-solvers in their own lives." —Dr. Dawn Huebner, Ph. D., child psychologist and creator of the What-to-Do Guides for Kids series

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Chapter 1


I’m Veronica Conti and I’m seven.

Seven and a half, actually.

I think I may even be seven and three-quarters, but my know-it-all brother, Jude, says I’m not.

He is nine years old, which is only...

Praise for The Fix-It Friends: The Show Must Go On

Praise for The Fix-It Friends: Have No Fear!:

"Fears are scary! But don’t worry: the Fix-It Friends are here with step-by-step help —and humor too.”—Fran Manushkin, author of the Katie Woo series

“Full of heart and more than a little spunk” —Kathleen Lane, author of The Best Worst Thing

An empowering resource for kids — and they're just plain fun to read.” —Lauren Knickerbocker, Ph.D., Co-Director, Early Childhood Service, NYU Child Study Center

“Hooray for these young friends who work together; this diverse crew will have readers looking forward to more.” —Kirkus Reviews

"The humor is spot-on, and the stories pull kids in, teaching without preaching, encouraging children to be active problem-solvers in their own lives." —Dr. Dawn Huebner, Ph. D., child psychologist and creator of the What-to-Do Guides for Kids series

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Nicole C. Kear; illustrated by Tracy Dockray

Nicole C. Kear is the author of the chapter book series The Fix-It Friends (Imprint) and the memoir Now I See You (St. Martin’s Press), chosen as a Must-Read by People, Martha Stewart Living, Parade, Redbook, and Marie Claire UK among others. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Good Housekeeping, New York, Psychology Today, and Parents as well as on Salon, the Huffington Post, and xoJane. She teaches writing at the NYU School of Professional Studies.

A native of New York, she received a BA from Yale, a MA from Columbia, and a red nose from the San Francisco School of Circus Arts. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, three children, and two albino frogs.

Tracy Dockray illustrated the paperback cover of Lois Lowry's Stay, a dog's tale about his life, and a picture book, Izzy & Oscar (Sourcebooks, 2015) a story about a more unusual kind of pet. Tracy has illustrated numerous other picture books such as The Tushy Book and the prize winning Lost and Found Pony, as well as an edition of Beverly Cleary's Ramona series, Ralph the Mouse series, Henry Huggins series, and The Fix-It Friends series.