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The Newbie ( a chapter book for kids age 7-10) [Kindle Edition]

Roderick J. Robison
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A chapter book for kids age 7-10 from the author of The Principal's Son and Middle School Millionaires.

Pedro is quite popular and has a lot of friends…until he moves to America. In America, things are altogether different. Pedro finds that making new friends in fourth grade is not at all easy when you’re the new kid. At school, he is belittled by Daryl Jetner, the fourth-grade bully. Nobody talks to him at the lunch table. And he struggles with schoolwork. He joins a soccer team, but he’s an outcast among his teammates, just like at school. Nothing seems to be going right. Pedro just can’t seem to make a friend. It’s going to be a long year…unless he can find a way to forge new friendships.

"Roderick J. Robison has created a wonderful story. A very cute, lighthearted story. This story with its characters allows a reader to grasp what it would be like to be a foreign exchange student or a regular student moving permanently to America." Readers' Favorite

Product Details

  • File Size: 179 KB
  • Print Length: 38 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EX499QK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,580 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book September 6, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a great book for beginner readers. It's easy enough for my 7 year old to read on his own and interesting enough for slightly older children. My kids 7-11 all enjoyed it.

This is a great story about being an outsider as a Brazilian boy moves to America. As he learns about American culture, he sometimes struggles to understand why others don't understand him and his ways.

In the end he is accepted and makes friends. It's a great story for all kids.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME BOOK January 19, 2014
By momin
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I love this book. it is about a new boy at school. I was just like the same feeling as Pedro when I walked into the room. SUCH a nervous feeling. I just w s s new in 2nd grade. not 4th grade.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great for an emerging reader January 6, 2014
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This was a great read for a struggling 10 yrs old.
He was able to read with very little help and learned many new words in the process!
Wish we could have more like this!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for starting readers September 26, 2014
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The Newbie was a really good book for children who are starting out with reading. I would recommend this book to children in grades 2-4 as a starting out chapter book. I liked it for a couple reasons, one being that it was a easy to read and the chapters were short so that it could keep the attention of children who are usually only able to focus for small amounts of time. I also liked it because it had a good theme; being that the main character, Pedro, had just moved to a new town and was having difficulty adjusting. Children can relate to this theme as it is always hard being the new kid, and while some kids may never experience being the new kid on campus, they can at least get a feel for how any new kids feel when they are struggling to fit in. It promotes the idea that children should be more accepting of others and not shun things just because they are new, because new things can be great. All in all I think this book is great for beginning and struggling readers.
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So just passing out candy was passing out. Nobody wanted everybody to understand much and he Zitboy Hunsucker team to try to give them brownies and passionfruit and nobody wanted to talk and then where he later he actually had brought a friend but he was moving to a different state and then he had really good friends and always good I rated this book 5 stars to the awesomeness book , ever
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5.0 out of 5 stars Newbie June 1, 2014
By fghgffg
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This book I great for all kids! If I a heart arming story, that teaches that everyone is different in their own way, and not to judge someone before you get to know them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The newbie April 22, 2014
By Brandon
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This book is good for both boys and girls I like this book because it shows what is like in real life.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Okay March 19, 2014
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I think it was okay because it was to easy. and I'm on a higher level than this book. not my favorite
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 year old son loved it!
My son is on a fall break of sorts and had an assignment to read a chapter book during his break. He reluctantly began reading this book but soon couldn't put it down. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Shelley Riggs
3.0 out of 5 stars Average...
As for me, this book is averagely written. I was looking for the book specifically on this topic, cause my son loves soccer. But the quality of the book is rather disappointing. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Anastasiya
3.0 out of 5 stars it was ok
From the 8 year old: I liked that it was about a boy my age, he makes lots of friends
Published 3 months ago by Ally Meyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book ever
I like the book it seems that he will make no friends but he does at the end that's why I rated 5 stars
Published 4 months ago by it was a good game
4.0 out of 5 stars ok
I liked the book because I was about how adjusting to a knew sitting isn't always easy.

I didn't like it because it was really predictable.
Published 5 months ago by will9870
3.0 out of 5 stars Good and short
I rated this book three stars;it was not so detailed, too simple and short. I recommend this book to kids ages 7-8 for these reasons. adios
Published 10 months ago by Nitza I Maldonado
1.0 out of 5 stars It was not very exciting
Not hard to read, but a good book. I liked it but would not recommend it. It was about baseball so I liked it.
Published 11 months ago by Darrell Jones
3.0 out of 5 stars The Newbie
I think this is about a boy that thought he wouldn't make any friends because he was different from other people and when he talked about children's day then he New he was... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Arianna Matlock
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More About the Author

Roderick J. Robison writes for both the adult and children's market. In addition to books, his stories and nonfiction articles have been published in regional and national magazines, including three leading children's magazines: Highlights For Children, Cricket, and Ladybug. Mr. Robison resides in Massachusetts with his wife and two children. When he's not working or writing he enjoys the outdoors, fishing, and spending time with his family.

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