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Lilly Babysits her Brother
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Lilly Babysits her Brother

By Brenda Bellingham, Illustrated by Clarke MacDonald

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Series: Formac First Novels

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Lilly is finally old enough to babysit her brother Mac for the day, and she's thrilled because she gets to use her mom's smartphone! It's gearing up to be an exciting day -- until the hyper-allergic Mac discovers a dead bird. Lilly has to do her best to keep Mac safe and happy without ruffling anyone's feathers.

"This is a cute story about Lilly and how she cares for her brother. It involves problem solving, responsibility, and love. It is a relatively easy read, not too long for a reluctant reader but involved enough to keep interest. I would recommend this as a good early reader book."

- Sandra Knabe, Teacher

"this early chapter book fills the requisite for young readers moving from picture books to novels. The 49 pages have plenty of white space, the chapters are short with full page black and white drawings for every chapter, and a simple plot line will help young readers with the transition."

- Louise Sidley Resource Links

"I was really pleased to read this pleasant little book. There was a charming relationship described here by Brenda Bellingham. She captured a very nice relationship between Lilly and Mac through the play time and help they provided one another." Highly Recommended 4/4 stars

- John Dryden CM: Canadian Review of Materials

BRENDA BELLINGHAM was born in Liverpool, England and now lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Her numerous childrens books include many Canadian Children's Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens selections.

CLARKE MacDONALD is an illustrator and graphic designer in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 60 pages
Publication Date: 18th September 2013
ISBN: 9781459502871
Format: 7.5in x 5in
b&w illustrations

Binding: Hardback, 60 pages
Publication Date: 18th September 2013
ISBN: 9781459502864
Format: 7.5in x 5in
b&w illustrations

Binding: Electronic book text, 60 pages
Publication Date: 18th September 2013
ISBN: 9781459502888
Format: EPUB
b&w illustrations

BISAC Code:  JUV013070, JUV043000
Imprint: Formac

Interest age: From 6 To 9
Lexile Reading Level: 560


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First Novels

Beginner chapters books for ages 6 to 9

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Series features

  • Engaging stories for early readers
  • Award-winning authors and illustrators
  • Chapter book format, with short chapters and amusing b&w illustrations
  • Reading level: grade 2.0-3.0
  • Interest level: ages 6-9

"young readers will appreciate the accessible text, action-filled black-and-white illustrations and discrete chapters that end on suspenseful notes" — Kirkus Reviews

First Novels are humorous, easy-to-read novels that encourage children to begin reading on their own. The series features vibrant, loveable characters, age-appropriate plots and lively illustrations. The books deal with themes kids face every day such as teasing, friendship, competition and multiculturalism.