Guest blog post by Ashley Cooke, Associate Marketing Manager
With more than 19 million copies in print, the Scholastic Branches line of early chapter books has done so much to grow readers between the ages of 5-8, and to fill a sizable gap in children's publishing. Now the same team who brought you Branches has launched Acorn: a brand-new publishing line, to plant a love of reading in younger readers between the ages of 4-7!
Created by a lineup of bestselling and award-winning authors and illustrators—including Dav Pilkey, Max Brallier, Cynthia Rylant, and Mark Teague—each series in the Acorn line is designed to grow reading confidence. With colorful, illustrated stories, color-coded speech bubbles, and easy-to-read text, all Acorn books make it easy and fun for kids to start reading.
Introduce your young reader to an Acorn book today! Share the excerpts below, which feature each of the four new series available now.
A Friend for Dragon (Dragon #1) By Dav Pilkey
Dragon is a humble hero with a heart of gold, and he always helps those who need him.
Sparkly New Friends (Unicorn and Yeti #1) by Heather Ayris Burnell, illustrated by Hazel Quintanilla
Unicorn has a horn and can do magic. Yeti is big and furry and cannot do magic. But what do these two have in common? Well, they both love sparkly things, magic rainbows, and—most of all—being best friends!
Do You Like My Bike? (Hello, Hedgehog! #1) by Norm Feuti
Best friends Harry and Hedgehog tackle common milestones—like learning to ride a bike without training wheels—in these sweet and reassuring friendship stories.
Hello, Crabby! (A Crabby Book #1) by Jonathan Fenske
Meet Crabby. This crab is a little bit grumpy, a little bit bored, and just plain…crabby! Plankton tries again and again to cheer Crabby up—with laugh-out-loud results!