The Crystal Pool In Fairylight Friends

Guest Blogger  //  Oct 23, 2020

The Crystal Pool In Fairylight Friends

Below, author Jessica Young writes about her new Acorn series, Fairylight Friends, and what makes the Crystal Pool featured in the series so special! You can also find Fairylight Friends activity pages for your kids!


I’m Jessica Young, the author of the Fairylight Friends Acorn series for early readers, illustrated by Marie Vanderbemden. In the series, Ruby, Iris, and Pip are friends who discover their fairy magic and explore Fairy Forest with their teacher Ms. Goldwing. 

In A Magic Spark, the first book in the series, Ruby, Iris, and Pip learn that every fairy has a special kind of magic. They take a trip to Crystal Pool and each of them sees a different picture in the water—a clue to their own magic power.

I believe we all have magic powers—things we love to do that can make the world a better place. I’ve always loved using my imagination, thinking up ideas, and making stuff. I discovered the magic of writing after I had my first child and wrote a book for him. If I looked into Crystal Pool, I think I might see a picture of a pen.

If you looked into Crystal Pool, what picture would you see? (Think about things you like to do, or things you’d like to try. Maybe you have more than one!)

I hope you enjoy Fairylight Friends, and that it sparks some magic in you! I’m happy to share these activity pages, below, so you can have even more fun with the series!

More About Fairylight Friends and A Magic Spark:

This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-color artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow!

Ruby, Iris, and Pip go to fairy school together and they are best friends. Ruby loves to make art, Iris loves to fly fast, and Pip loves to grow things. Now, each of them must discover their special fairy power. Fly along with these fairy friends on their magical adventures, as they bake a snazzy cake, zoom across the night sky, and plan a big surprise party. With easy-to-read text and full-color artwork throughout, this sparkly early reader series is perfect for beginning readers!

To learn more about Fairylight Friends, click here

To learn more about Acorn, click here!