Ruby Lu, Star of the Show

Ruby Lu, Star of the Show

Illustrated by: Stef Choi
For Ages: 6 - 10
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Ruby Lu returns—in paperback! Can this spunky middle-grader solve her family’s money troubles?

Ruby is starting third grade, and she can’t wait! She’ll get to join fun clubs, learn cursive, and play in the orchestra. But there’s one big change Ruby Lu isn’t expecting: Her father loses his job. Now he’s taking care of her and Oscar while her mother works, and it’s definitely not all fun and games, especially with money so tight. So Ruby, determined and resourceful as ever, sets out to make a million dollars! And though she soon learns that making money isn’t easy, she also discovers that having a loving family is the most valuable thing of all.
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  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 144 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416917762 | 
  • February 2012 | 
  • Grades 1 - 5
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CHAPTER ONE
The Best Thing About Third Grade


The best thing about third grade was absolutely everything.

“Waffles with berries and extra whipped cream!” Ruby exclaimed. Ruby liked the breakfast.

“Hooray!” exclaimed her cousin Flying Duck in Chinese Sign Language. Both girls wiggled their thumbs, which means “thank you” in CSL.

Ruby’s dad wiggled his thumbs back. Unlike other days when he would rush off to work before anyone else made it downstairs, he was in the kitchen serving his Back-to-School Breakfast Special for the girls. It was a tradition that he had... see more

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