The First-Grade Friends series depicts the ordinary challenges and rites of passage of first graders, showing how kids can overcome any problem with the help of good friends and understanding teachers. With simple text and lots of illustrations to aid word recognition, these stories are perfect for beginning readers.
About the Author:
From surviving chicken pox to saving soccer games, Grace Maccarone's books focus on and celebrate children's friendships: "Mostly, I write what I observe. I have written about friends I had as a child. I have written about my daughter and her friends. And I have written about my adult friends as children. I find inspiration from life experiences, books, and conversations."
Betsy Lewin always loved to draw and can't remember ever wanting to be anything but an artist. Her mother, a kindergarten teacher, read to Betsy and her brother every night. Illustrators Ernest H. Shepard and A. B. Frost were among her earliest heroes.