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About Jane O'Connor
Jane O'Connor is the author of more than thirty books for children, including the New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser, and the Nina, Nina Ballerina stories, illustrated by Dyanne Disalvo-Ryan. Fancy Nancy was nominated for the Quill Award for Best Picture Book in 2007. The Emperor's Silent Army: Terra Cotta Warriors of Ancient China won Booklist's Best Nonfiction Book for Young Readers in 2000. Jane has two grown sons. She was born, bred and still lives in New York City with her husband and their canine companion, Arrow.
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Nancy is utterly fascinated by movie stars—and everybody knows that movie stars don't go to bed early!
Laugh along as Nancy and her friends do everything backward in this Fancy Nancy I Can Read story from New York Times bestselling team Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser!
Why is everything topsy-turvy today? It's Backward Day at Fancy Nancy's school! Everyone is dressed for the occasion. When Ms. Glass can't think of any more backward ideas for the class, Nancy comes up with the perfect way to celebrate the day.
Fancy Nancy: It’s Backward Day! is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. The back matter features a list of the rich vocabulary words that are used throughout the story along with their definition.
Nancy has fun with her reading buddy in this I Can Read story from New York Times bestselling team Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser!
Ooh la la—Fancy Nancy is so lucky! She and her reading buddy, Violet, read together every Monday. But when a few Mondays go by without being able to meet, Nancy begins to miss her new friend. Will Violet and Nancy find a way to read together even if they’re not at school?
Fancy Nancy: Best Reading Buddies is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
In this fun chapter book, it's Nancy's time to shine as she takes center stage in the school play. There's no way Nancy will get stuck in the chorus again this year—she's been practicing guitar for months and her audition was superb!
When Nancy gets a callback, she's overwhelmed with joy. But after Nancy's performance during the play is captured on video and gets posted on YouTube, it seems her stardom has gone viral. Will Nancy's humiliation get the best of her, or will she find a way to embrace her newfound fame?
Nancy Clancy is ready for her close-up in the fifth installment in the Nancy Clancy chapter book series by New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser. Fans will enjoy watching Nancy sparkle in the spotlight!
Join Nancy Clancy in New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser's fourth Nancy Clancy chapter book about the past, present, and future! Nancy and her best friend, Bree, must go back in time to solve their latest mystery. While Nancy's class learns about time capsules in school, another relic from the past pops up in the present. Nancy buys an old desk at a tag sale and soon finds out that someone left behind a key. In the perfect follow-up to Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth; Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer; and Nancy Clancy Sees the Future, Nancy and Bree set out to unlock the secret of the silver key in the hopes of finding some treasure along the way. But unlocking the mystery soon proves to be more difficult than they had thought, and when the answer isn't what they had expected, Nancy and Bree learn there are some things that remain timeless forever.
Fans of Fancy Nancy will love joining Nancy Clancy in the latest edition to the chapter book series. The central theme of all the Nancy Clancy books shines through, showing the power of positive thinking and the will to never give up.
*NOW A HIT TV SERIES ON DISNEY JUNIOR*
From the dazzling bestselling duo Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser comes a fancy, frilly ballet story with a lot of heart. Young ballerinas and Fancy Nancy fans will shout encore!
Fancy Nancy is ready for the spotlight! Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, couldn't be more excited about their upcoming dance show. After all, it's all about mermaids, and who knows how to be a fancy, glamorous mermaid better than Fancy Nancy herself?
But when another ballerina wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted? And when disaster strikes right before the big ballet, who will step into the spotlight?
Perfect for fans of the Eloise and Olivia books.
Ooh la la! Fancy Nancy is starring in her own fabulous TV show on Disney Junior. READ THE BOOKS THAT STARTED IT ALL!
Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy
Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly
Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas
Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique
Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet
Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe
Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century
Fancy Nancy 10th Anniversary Edition
Fancy Nancy: Saturday Night Sleepover
Fancy Nancy: Oodles of Kittens
Fancy Nancy’s little sister JoJo returns in her very own adventure!
JoJo is helping Mommy and Daddy with the new twins. But they look the same! How will JoJo tell the twins apart? JoJo’s plan will keep you laughing.
Beginning readers will love this My First I Can Read that is carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and charming illustrations.
From the beloved New York Times bestselling author-illustrator team Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, Fancy Nancy: JoJo and the Twins is a My First I Can Read, perfect for shared reading with a child.
Nancy touches upon a subject near and dear to all in this Fancy Nancy story from the beloved New York Times bestselling author-illustrator team Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser.
Nancy absolutely must have her first tooth fall out at school. That way she will be sure to receive the special tooth-holder necklace from the school nurse. But when Nancy's tooth starts wiggling at home, she is worried she might lose it before class. How can Nancy make sure her loose tooth falls out at school?
Fancy Nancy and the Too-Loose Tooth is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. The back matter features a list of the rich vocabulary words that are used throughout the story along with their definition.
In this funny Halloween story for beginning readers, Lulu the witch girl is a little nervous about her first day of school, but she heads off with her broom and Dracula lunch box. She immediately loves her new teacher, Miss Slime, especially her wart. Lulu’s first flying lesson around the cemetery goes great!
There’s only one thing she doesn’t like about witch school: curly-haired Sandy Witch, who seems to do everything better than Lulu.
Funny, spooky Lulu Goes to Witch School is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own, but still need a little help. Perfect for both Halloween and back to school reads, this classic story has been given fresh illustrations by Bella Sinclair in this beautiful new edition.
Join Fancy Nancy as she plans a surprise party in New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser's beginning reader Fancy Nancy: Super Secret Surprise Party.
Shh! Fancy Nancy and her classmates are planning a surprise party—that means it's top secret! Together Nancy and her friends prepare the treats and decorate the classroom for the party. Everything has to be kept super secret. Even the cupcakes have a surprise inside! Will you be able to guess who the party is for? Fans of Fancy Nancy will delight as they join Nancy in planning a fabulous surprise.
This Level One I Can Read book is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
For young readers who grew up with the bestselling Fancy Nancy picture books, Nancy Clancy is now starring in her own chapter books!
In this first in a series of delightful chapter books, Fancy Nancy takes on the role of detective. When one of Nancy's classmate's most treasured possessions disappear from school, it's up to detective Nancy to solve the mystery and save the day.
With the help of her friend Bree, she follows the clues to an unexpected source. Fans of Nancy Drew's Clue Crew will be among the readers happy to see a new Nancy join the ranks of super sleuths!
Baby would love to. She alone notices the little family. She gazes longingly at their snowy little world, but the snow globe is up way too high for her to reach. Then, when a real snowstorm sends the big children outside sledding in the moonlight, Baby finds herself alone in the parlor. . . . Will the snow globe family at last get a chance to go sledding too?
As readers follow the parallel adventures of both families, big and little, they will take special pleasure in the miniature world of the snow globe, where the skating pond is the size of a shiny quarter and a snowman is no bigger than a sugar cube.
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