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Help Wanted, Must Love Books
Help Wanted, Must Love Books
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Reviewed Titles Accelerated Reader
Capstone Editions

Help Wanted, Must Love Books

Shailey loves bedtime, especially reading with her dad. But her dad starts a new job, and it gets in the way of their bedtime routine. So Shailey takes action! She fires her dad, posts a Help Wanted sign, and starts interviews immediately. She is thrilled when her favorite characters from fairytales line up to apply. But Sleeping Beauty can't stay awake, the Gingerbread Man steals her book, and Snow White brings along her whole team. Shailey is running out of options. Is bedtime ruined forever?

Reading LevelGrades 4-7
Interest LevelGrades PreK-2
Lexile LevelAD660L
ATOS Level3
AR Points3
AR Quiz #507064
Text TypeLiterature: Narrative
Text SubtypeComparison
PublisherCapstone Editions
BrandCapstone Editions
Page Count32
Capstone Interactive eBook
List Price: $53.32 School/Library Price

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Price: $17.95


Booklist - Tiffany Flowers

"Readers will easily engage with this adorable book, both through its familiar literary characters and the young girl’s love of reading with a parent, making it a welcome addition to the collections of librarians or reading specialists." - Booklist

January 1, 2020

Kirkus Reviews

"The HR jargon the book depends on may sail over young readers' heads, but the book's saucy tone has the potential to delight a broad audience. . . .Cheery and lighthearted..." - Kirkus Reviews

November 15, 2019


Publishers Weekly

"Warm digital illustrations highlight Shailey’s plight, and the job posting, which Shailey updates after each failed round of interviews, provides a colorful recurrent motif. Professional diction throughout—such as “individual applicants” and “impressive résumé”—and a message about screen time seem more geared toward adult caretakers than young kids, but the look at distractions readers face in a constantly moving digital world will likely prove resonant with adults and children alike." - Publishers Weekly

September 26, 2019


Colorado Council of the International Reading Association

2022 Colorado Children's Book Award Nominee

March 1, 2021

Janet Sumner Johnson

Janet Sumner Johnson

Janet Sumner Johnson lives in Oregon with her husband and three kids. She bakes a mean cinnamon twist and eats way more cookies than are good for her, which explains her running habit. Though her full-time occupation as evil tyrant/benevolent dictator (aka Mom) takes most of her time, she sneaks in writing at night when her inner funny bone is fully unleashed.

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