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Best Wishes

Ages

9+
Becca’s planning a perfect double-digit birthday party, but the only one interested in celebrating with her is Twinkle, her pet goldfish. Until a mysterious package arrives in the mail…
Ages 9+
Pages 192
Publisher Scholastic
Coming Jan 2023
Awards
PJ Our Way Author Incentive Award Winner

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What the Book Is About

In this first book in the Best Wishes series, fifth grader Becca lives in New York City with her mother and older brother. Her father has moved to California and, for the first time, won’t be there for her birthday. Then her best friend Harper ditches her for mean girl Olive just before Becca’s birthday party. When a magic bracelet arrives in the mail, it grants her one wish. Becca wishes for a bevy of friends, and suddenly she has over a hundred guests coming to her birthday party! Are they her real friends, though? This story about true friendship is light and humorous and will have readers eager to meet the next recipient of the magical bracelet in Book 2.
 

Jewish Content & Values

  • Becca’s family keeps kosher and celebrates Shabbat with candles and challah.
  • She and her older brother attend Hebrew school, and he is practicing for his bar mitzvah.

Content Advisory

None.
What the Book Is About

What the Book Is About

In this first book in the Best Wishes series, fifth grader Becca lives in New York City with her mother and older brother. Her father has moved to California and, for the first time, won’t be there for her birthday. Then her best friend Harper ditches her for mean girl Olive just before Becca’s birthday party. When a magic bracelet arrives in the mail, it grants her one wish. Becca wishes for a bevy of friends, and suddenly she has over a hundred guests coming to her birthday party! Are they her real friends, though? This story about true friendship is light and humorous and will have readers eager to meet the next recipient of the magical bracelet in Book 2.
 

Jewish Content & Values

  • Becca’s family keeps kosher and celebrates Shabbat with candles and challah.
  • She and her older brother attend Hebrew school, and he is practicing for his bar mitzvah.

Content Advisory

None.