Book Review: Starring Jules #1: Starring Jules (As Herself), by Beth Ain

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Starring Jules #1: Starring Jules (As Herself), by Beth Ain

Lights! Camera! Action! A hilarious chapter book debut from a fabulous new talent!

Things to Know About Me
by Jules Bloom

1. I am a scrambled-eggs-and-chocolate-milk type person.
2. I have an audition for a TV commercial (which would be great if I were a tall-icy-drink type person).
3. I am in between best friends right now.
4. I am worried that the audition will be a disaster. (See #1 and #3!)

Jules doesn’t want to ruin THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME, and she’s willing to turn to anyone for help–even her know-it-all ex-best friend! If only that lovely new girl in class would turn out to be the new best friend of her dreams, maybe, just maybe, Jules will be ready for her close-up….

Reading level: Ages 7 and up
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press (March 1, 2013)

My Thoughts:
This is a super cute chapter book about a quirky girl with crazy emotions.  Jules has a funny voice and is entertaining to follow.

This is a simple book great for kids just starting out reading chapters.  The illustrations are adorable and add to the personality of the book and the main character.  Girls especially will be able to relate to the story.


About the Author:

My name is Beth Ain, and I have loved books for kids ever since I was
one, staying up long past my bedtime with a flashlight under the covers.
I had to get to the end of The Boxcar Children if anyone expected me to
get any sleep! And later it was Ramona, and The Trumpet of the Swan,
then anything by Judy Blume, and Tuck Everlasting and Bridge to
Terabithia and The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and My
Side of the Mountain. And then it was anything at all in paperback that
would make me cry my eyes out. I loved these books so much that I became
a children’s book editor. And then I became a children’s book writer.
Well, I guess I was already a writer, it just took me a while to
actually write for a living. And now I am also a mother, which means I
get to read these books all over again. Lucky, lucky me.:)

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    T. Drecker
    March 1, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Jules sounds like a really fun character. I'm sure kids will love it!

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    Adriana (BooksOnHerMind)
    March 1, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I've been seeing this book everywhere all of a sudden.
    I heard she was kind of like Fancy Nancy with the words she used.
    This seems like light and fun. Jules sounds like she could be really fun to read about (:

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