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The Fix-It Friends: Eyes on the Prize

The Fix-It Friends: Eyes on the Prize

The Fix-It Friends (Volume 5)

Nicole C. Kear; illustrated by Tracy Dockray

Imprint

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Because paying attention can be tricky.

Veronica Conti’s on a mission. She wants a trophy. She needs a trophy. She will not rest until a glorious golden trophy is in her hands! So when her school’s 100 Day Contest is announced, Veronica vows to take home the grand prize.

But when Veronica gets teamed up with none other than Matthew Sawyer, her biggest enemy, she thinks all hope is lost. Matt gets distracted and has a history of losing stuff, not to mention that he and Veronica can’t stop arguing.

To win the prize, Matt needs to organize. And to do that, he needs the Fix It Friends! Together, the friends help Matt and Veronica discover that unexpected friendship is the best prize of all.

Eyes on the Prize is the fifth adventure in this funny and relatable chapter book series that teaches emotional intelligence. It includes tools to stay focused, which are applicable for kids with ADD and ADHD.

Includes a toolbox of expert advice on how to pay attention!

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: The Show Must Go On
The Fix-It Friends: Wish You Were Here
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

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Because paying attention can be tricky.

Veronica Conti’s on a mission. She wants a trophy. She needs a trophy. She will not rest until a glorious golden trophy is in her hands! So when her school’s 100 Day Contest is announced, Veronica vows to take home the grand prize.

But when Veronica gets teamed up with none other than Matthew Sawyer, her biggest enemy, she thinks all hope is lost. Matt gets distracted and has a history of losing stuff, not to mention that he and Veronica can’t stop arguing.

To win the prize, Matt needs to organize. And to do that, he needs the Fix It Friends! Together, the friends help Matt and Veronica discover that unexpected friendship is the best prize of all.

Eyes on the Prize is the fifth adventure in this funny and relatable chapter book series that teaches emotional intelligence. It includes tools to stay focused, which are applicable for kids with ADD and ADHD.

Includes a toolbox of expert advice on how to pay attention!

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: The Show Must Go On
The Fix-It Friends: Wish You Were Here
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

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Chapter 1


My name’s Veronica Conti and I love contests.

Staring contest? Sign me up.

Arm-wrestling contest? Yee haw!

Eating contest? I’m your girl … unless I have to eat broccoli. Or cauliflower. Or arugula. I have...

Praise for The Fix-It Friends: Eyes on the Prize

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

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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 HuffingtonPost, 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.