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Power of Kindness, Resilience & Hope


Chris and J.J. Grabenstein


Grades 4 - 8

Shine on! might be the catchphrase of twelve-year-old Piper's hero--astronaut, astronomer, and television host Nellie Dumont Frisse--but Piper knows the truth: some people are born to shine, and she's just not one of them. That fact has never been clearer than now, since her dad's new job has landed them both at Chumley Prep, a posh private school where everyone seems to be the best at something and where Piper definitely doesn't fit in. Bursting with humor, heart, science, possibilities, and big questions, Shine! is a story about finding your place in the universe--a story about figuring out who you are and who you want to be.

About the Author

J.J. & CHRIS GRABENSTEIN are a husband-wife writing team J.J. is an award-winning voice-over and stage performer as well as her husband's long-time secret weapon, reading and editing each one of his 75 published books before anyone else saw them. This is her debut as a co-author. Chris is the #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of the Mr. Lemoncello, Welcome to Wonderland, Dog Squad, Smartest Kid In The Universe, and Haunted Mystery series, as well as the coauthor of numerous fun and funny page-turners with James Patterson, including the Max Einstein, Jacky Ha Ha, I Funny, House of Robots, and Treasure Hunters series. J.J. and Chris live in New York City, with Phoebe Squeak and Luigi, two cats adopted from their local rescue group where J.J. is a volunteer. Visit for trailers, bonus quizzes, and more.

Chris and J.J. Grabenstein

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