Found in Children’s Chapter BooksAmber Brown’s life is complicated by her parents’ divorce and shared custody, but her irrepressible spirit, great friends, and sense of humor make her third- and fourth-grade escapades lively and entertaining.
Amber Brown is one happy camper. She and her best friend, Justin, are spending the summer at Camp Cushetunk. Learning to ride Cinnamon, the sweetest horse ever, is so amazing that Amber doesn’t even mind shoveling her poop. Then Amber becomes the target of a series of pranks. Certain she knows who is behind them, Amber and her friends come up with the biggest prank ever to get revenge. But the outcome is not what they expect. Turns out horsing around can lead to big trouble. But sometimes, Amber is surprised to learn, big trouble can lead to big changes for the better.
I, Amber Brown, have boxes to fill. Now that Amber’s mom and Max are married, the three of them are moving to a new house and Amber is worried about more than just packing. How can she leave the home her dad used to live in? And with her dad dating again, how will they ever find time for just the two of them? All of these changes make Amber’s head spin, but with standardized tests coming up at school as well as a dance competition, she needs to focus more than ever. If Amber wants to adjust to her new life and survive the school year, she’d better get moving!
“Amber manages to hit the sweet spot once again… In their second volume, Coville and Levy continue Danziger’s Amber Brown series with wit, style, and intelligence.” —Booklist
Amber Brown is excited about her mom and Max’s upcoming wedding. Not only does Amber get to be the Best Child but all her best friends are invited, including Justin, whose family will be making a special trip back to town just for the big event! But when every conversation about the wedding causes a fight about money, they talk about a having a tiny wedding without any family or friends. On top of that she’s on the hunt for the perfect dress and writing her Best Child speech.
Paula Danziger called Bruce Coville and Elizabeth Levy her best friend and her other best friend, and this close connection enabled them to lovingly capture Amber Brown’s voice, sense of humor, big-heartedness, and her fondness for puns.
Amber’s parents just aren’t acting the way she thinks parents should. Sometimes her dad goes out on dates when he is supposed to be spending time with her. And her Mom went to Disneyland with Aunt Pam while Amber was with her dad (not fair!). Then Mom and Max decide to get married even sooner and move to a new house—maybe even a new town. Some kids seem to have no problems…and that makes Amber Brown green with envy.
Amber Brown loves the holidays. But this year, the season is bringing big changes. Amber’s dad has moved back to New Jersey, which means shared custody. Soon Amber feels as if half of her belongs to her mom and half of her belongs to her dad. Amber decides that she needs to claim something for herself, and when the topic of ear-piercing comes up, she knows just what she’s going to do! After all, don’t her ears belong to her? Full of all the fun, humor, and realistic dialogue that Paula Danziger’s famous for, this is a winning entry in the ever-popular series.
“Upbeat, authentic, and humorous.” – School Library Journal, starred review
Amber Brown has a big decision to make: spend Thanksgiving with Mom in Walla Walla, Washington, or with Dad in New York. Amber doesnÕt want to choose, but the grown-ups are leaving it up to her. Things only get worse when she goes to school and meets the new girlÑKelly Green. No one in the class has ever had a two-color name like Amber Brown. Home. School. Nothing is going right! Amber Brown is most definitely feeling blue.
Amber Brown’s going through a growth spurt . . . and her body’s not the only thing that’s changing. Her mom and Max are engaged. Her dad is moving back from Paris. And now her school’s overrun by skunks, and she feels like she’s being held captive in a hot, crowded school bus that’s going nowhere. But growth spurts and skunks are not her only concerns. Why can’t her parents agree on anything . . . and most important, what will happen when Dad moves back?
Amber is used to change?her life has been full of it lately. First her best friend Justin moved and she became best friends with Brandi. Then she had to deal with her parents? divorce and her dad?s move to France. She?s even getting used to her mom?s boyfriend, Max. Now the only change that she wants is to redo her bedroom. But then Max asks Amber?s mom to marry him. If she says yes, they might have to move. But if she says no, then Max may leave. Amber?s mom is confused?and so is Amber! Can?t things just stay the same for once?
Amber Brown is in deep trouble. Lately, no matter what she does, it isn?t enough. She straightens up her room?sort of. She does her homework?well, most of it. And she agrees to meet Max, her mother?s new boyfriend?but she doesn?t agree to like him. Now her mother is angry, her teacher wants all of her homework, and Max keeps trying to make her laugh. What?s Amber to do? All she wants is a little extra credit. She really tries. . . . But how will she succeed?
Amber Brown isn?t entirely ready for fourth grade. She has her pens, pencils, new clothes, and new shoes. But the one thing she doesn?t have is her best friend, Justin Daniels. Justin has moved away, leaving Amber utterly best friend-less. Amber knows Justin can?t be replaced, but she is on the lookout for a new friend. Brandi seems a likely choice?but does Brandi want to choose Amber in return? Will Amber Brown go fourth, and go forth, with a new best friend?
It’s finally summer and Amber Brown is going to London to visit her aunt Pam and then to Paris to visit with her father. She is one excited kid before she goes. And one itchy kid when she arrives. Mosquito bites, she thinks. Chicken pox, she finds out. Is her vacation completely ruined? And now that she can’t go to Paris, how will she be able to convince her dad to move back home?
Amber Brown and Justin Daniels are best friends. They’ve known each other for practically forever, sit next to each other in class, help each other with homework, and always stick up for each other. Justin never says things like, “Amber Brown is not a crayon.” Amber never says, “Justin Time.” They’re a great team—until disaster strikes. Justin has to move away, and now the best friends are fighting. Will they be able to work it out before it’s too late?