Brand New School, Brave New Ruby (Ruby and the Booker Boys Series #1)

Brand New School, Brave New Ruby (Ruby and the Booker Boys Series #1)

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Overview


Brought to you by Newbery Honor author Derrick Barnes, eight-year-old Ruby Booker is the baby sis of Marcellus (11), Roosevelt (10), and Tyner (9), the most popular boys on Chill Brook Ave. When Ruby isn't hanging with her friend, Theresa Petticoat, she's finding out what kind of mischief her brothers are getting into. She's sweet and sassy and every bit as tough as her older siblings. She sings like nobody's business; she has a pet iguana named Lady Love; her favorite color is grape-jelly purple; and when she grows up, she's going to be the most famous woman animal doctor on the planet. She's the fabulous, oh-so-spectacular Ruby Marigold Booker!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545017602
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Series: Ruby and the Booker Boys Series , #1
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 107,561
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.62(h) x (d)
Lexile: 700L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author


Derrick Barnes is the Newbery Honor author of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, as well as several other acclaimed books, including the Ruby and the Booker Boys series: Brand New School, Brave New Ruby; Trivia Queen, Third Grade Supreme; The Slumber Party Payback; and Ruby Flips for Attention. Derrick and his wife, Tinka, reside in Kansas City, MO, with their three sons.



Illustrator Vanessa Brantley Newton trained at the Fashion School of Technology and the School of Visual Arts. She has illustrated many books for children, including Mister and Lady Day, One Love, and Let Freedom Sing. She and her husband live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Brand New School, Brave New Ruby 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
dr_mom More than 1 year ago
my daughter is in 1st grade and reads chapter books. we've had a hard time finding books that focus on african american girls. this book fits that. she enjoys reading and is interested in reading about ruby. we read aloud together and i must admit, i like the story line too. this book is excellent for young girls, especially african american girls. it helps build self esteem, develop an interest in reading, and mirrors positive african american life. a must buy. however, i do have a hard time finding these in the book store, they usually have to order them. that's the downside in all of this. worth the effort
YouthGPL on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kearsten says: Ruby worries that her first day at her new school will be overshadowed by her superstar older brothers, but she persists in trying to find ways to shine all on her own.This isn't a deep book - Ruby's whole desire is to show her classmates (and school, if possible) that she can sing, and she's set on finding a way to show it, despite her three brothers' interruptions. However, this would be a good choice for 2nd-3rd grade girls.
atlomas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book could be used to introduce chapter books to a girl. Ruby is a very cute character that many girls can relate to.
kayceel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ruby worries that her first day at her new school will be overshadowed by her superstar older brothers, but she persists in trying to find ways to shine all on her own.This isn't a deep book - Ruby's whole desire is to show her classmates (and school, if possible) that she can sing, and she's set on finding a way to show it, despite her three brothers' interruptions. However, this would be a good choice for 2nd-3rd grade girls.
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ChicaG More than 1 year ago
My eight year old daughter LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book!!!She has read all the books in the series and is eagerly awaiting the release of the next book. She took the books to school to read during quite time. These books kept her interest and made her laugh.She would like for girls her age to read it and see for themselves how great the books are.
RUBILIOUS More than 1 year ago
This book demonstration many things for me and my daughter, but more than the learning value, it held my daughter attention. She has read this book 4 times. I love the characters and the way they are revealed. I must say anyone would love this book - boy or girl. Especially if you have more than one child your household and are trying to find your place in it. I love Ruby's spunk. AND I love all her brothers because this struggle is played out in household all over the world. Marcellus! - who does not know him.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Watch Out for Ruby! This firecracker will teach young girls that it's ok to be different and afraid, especially in new situations. The books colorful description and importance to stand out from the crowd will be an instant favorite.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While reading Ruby and The Booker Boys.. I slowly recalled the fact that I was just like this in the third grade.. This smart, brave, and sassy eight year old has won the hearts of many African American families'including my own'. She reminded me that family is ever lasting. FINALLY, we have our own series to enjoy. This can be compared to Ramona the Brave and Amber Brown. Teaches our children to be much more diverse, friendly, and social! I think this would be a great read for my 6 year old little brother because it will teach him to be SO much more social and appreciate other races as much as he appreciates his. I plan to share this book series with him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my daughter after she looked at the cover and saw a girl that looked like her. She loved the book from the very beginning. She related to the characters and the situation. It was a great experience for her. She was excited about the themes and enjoyed the entire book. She actually read it in two days! Great book we got #2 by the end of the week and will be pre-ordering #3. Mr. Barnes has done a great job and I look forward to having my daugher explore some of his other titles
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was lucky enough to read books one and two before the release...and let me tell you...my daughteres love Ruby!!! This series is written with real sibling-parent speak. Not that watered down, Disney speak. All of the characters are likeable, even One of the Booker Boys, the rowdy, yet loveable Roosevelt. When this series hits the stores I'm sure it'll be bigger than Junie B. Jones, The Cheetah Girls, and all of those cheesy fairy books. Can't wait for July 2008! I've already ordered two copies of each book, but theres nothing like going into the store on the day of the release and being afew more for my daughters' classroom. Sincerely, Uncle Don