> Skip to content
  • Published: 5 January 2022
  • ISBN: 9781524717674
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $14.99

Shine!




Everyone deserves to shine in this sparkling book about a girl who's trying to find her place in the universe--and middle school--from the New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library!

Shine on! might be the catchphrase of twelve-year-old Piper's hero--astronaut, astronomer, and television host Nellie Dumont Frisse--but Piper knows the truth: some people are born to shine, and she's just not one of them. That fact has never been clearer than now, when her dad's new job has landed them both at Chumley Prep, a posh private school where everyone seems to be the best at something and where Piper definitely doesn't fit in.

Bursting with humor, heart, science, possibilities, and big questions, Shine! is a story about finding your place in the universe--a story about figuring out who you are and who you want to be. BONUS! Science experiment included!

  • Published: 5 January 2022
  • ISBN: 9781524717674
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $14.99

About the authors

Chris Grabenstein

Chris Grabenstein is an award-winning author of books for children and adults, a playwright, screenwriter, and former advertising executive and improvisational comedian.

Winner of two Anthony and four Agatha Awards, he is also the co-author with James Patterson of The #1 New York Times bestseller I FUNNY.

A former writer for Jim Henson's Muppets and past president of the New York Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, Chris co-wrote the screenplay for the CBS-TV movie, The Christmas Gift, starring John Denver.

He lives in New York City with his wife, three cats, and a rescue dog named Fred, who starred in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Broadway. You can visit Chris (and Fred) at www.ChrisGrabenstein.com

Praise for Shine!

"Shine! will put a smile on your heart. Read this book!" –Jennifer L. HolmNew York Times bestselling author of The Fourteenth Goldfish "A crowd-pleasing reminder that kindness pays.” –Kirkus Reviews “This encouraging story of self-discovery celebrates friendship, kindness, and self-actualization.”Publishers Weekly “This gentle book offers a wonderful reminder that kindness, generosity, and love far outweigh the importance of money, awards, and prestige. —Booklist “A lighthearted and fast-paced book. The strong message about the power of kindness will be encouraging to readers, and fans of Grabenstein’s “Mr. Lemoncello” series will enjoy a different kind of puzzle.” School Library Journal,

Related titles