Explore the world with Princess Truly!
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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!
Princess Truly is on a great adventure! With a twinkle from her magical, sparkling curls, she can go anywhere in the world. Whether exploring with her little brother Ty, or her sidekick pug Sir Noodles, she uses her bravery and curiosity to dream BIG. Travel with Truly to swim with penguins in the South Pole, explore the wonders of the rainforest, and discover the magic of the world all around you! These rhyming, funny, and empowering stories with full-color artwork and easy-to-read text throughout are perfect for new readers!
Praise from Booklist:
"An excellent book for any budding reader that encourages the use of imagination, exploration, and discovery."
About the Author
Kelly Greenawalt is a children's book author, wife, and mother of five living just outside Houston, Texas. Princess Truly was inspired by her daughters, Calista and Kaia, who are smart, spunky, and have magical curls of their own.
Amariah Rauscher is an artist and illustrator specializing in luminous watercolor illustration. She lives with her husband and children in Illinois, where she enjoys drawing, painting, and bringing Princess Truly's newest journeys to life.
Praise for Off I Go! (Princess Truly #2):
"Princess Truly is not only magical, she is also kind... This is evident throughout the narrative as she helps a penguin and tries to cheer up Sir Noodles. The book contains three short chapters with one or two sentences per page, making it a great choice for students who are just starting to read chapter books. The full-color illustrations on each page add to the fun, whimsical text. Princess Truly's curls actually sparkle with rainbows when she works her magic. VERDICT This adorable story is a must-have for fans of the series, as well as a great addition to any early chapter book section." -- School Library Journal
"The lovable picture-book character Princess Truly enters the realm of beginning readers here, allowing youngsters to grow with their favorite spunky, magical-haired girl... Throughout the book, sweet, pastel-colored illustrations appear as full- or double-page scenes, on which one to two simple sentences are written in lightly rhyming text. An excellent book for any budding reader that encourages the use of imagination, exploration, and discovery." -- Booklist
Praise for I Am a Super Girl! (Princess Truly #1):
"Young readers who admire Black Panther but need to see superheroes as young as they are will enjoy not only Princess Truly's magic hair and flightworthy boots, but also her confidence, creativity, and supportive attitude toward others... Readers will respond to this confident, can-do girl who demonstrates that magical adventures are easy to create." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Divided into three short stories and illustrated with energetic, colorful images that both mirror and deepen the text, this transitional chapter book is ideal for brand-new readers. Many children (and their caregivers) will also appreciate that, while Princess Truly does have magical skills, what makes her truly "super" is her kindness, empathy, and creative problem-solving." -- Publishers Weekly
Praise for Princess Truly in My Magical, Sparkling Curls:
"Girls... will welcome this gleeful celebration of self-confidence and black girl magic." -- Publishers Weekly
"Explores the magical potential of Afro hair...[a] home-away tale worth the trip." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Princess Truly is a bold and bright role model of positive self-image and embracing your unique diversity." -- Booklist
Praise for Princess Truly in I Am Truly:
Named a Best Book of 2017 by Essence Magazine.
"The perfect choice for youngsters from pre-K to second grade." -- Essence
"A celebration of boundless potential...positive, fun, and truly lively." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Defies predictability...pair with Andrea Beaty's Rosie Revere, Engineer (2013) for another story about a strong, independent, capable girl." -- Booklist
"No task is too small or too big for Princess Truly, who is every little girl in the world." -- Texas Magazine