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A Pie for Us!: An Acorn Book (Best Buddies #1)

A Pie for Us!: An Acorn Book (Best Buddies #1)

Current price: $5.99
Publication Date: October 17th, 2023
Scholastic Inc.
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(Children's Graphic Novels)
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Best friends Sniff and Scratch NEED to reach a yummy-smelling pie, in this laugh-out-loud, full-color book perfect for beginning readers!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-color artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow!

Sniff is a dog. Scratch is a cat. And they’re best friends… most of the time! In these three hilarious short stories, Sniff and Scratch find creative ways to reach a pie on the kitchen counter, Sniff panics when Scratch gets stuck in a box, and they meet a strange new dog and cat just like them.

These silly, pet-themed stories feature color-coded speech bubbles and easy-to-read text throughout, making this book a perfect choice for new readers!

About the Author

Luisa Leal is an illustrator and designer born and raised in Venezuela. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design and combined the technical skills with her passion for illustration to become a full-time artist. Best Buddies, written by Vicky Fang, is her first early readers series. Currently Luisa lives in Las Vegas. You can visit Luisa at
Vicky Fang is a product designer who spent five years designing kids' technology experiences for both Google and Intel, often to inspire and empower kids in coding and technology. She started writing to support the growing need for early coding education, particularly for girls and kids of color. She is the author, and sometimes illustrator, of nineteen new and upcoming books for kids, including the Layla and the Bots series, Invent-a-Pet, I Can Code Board Books, Friendbots, and the forthcoming Ava Lin series, Best Buddies series, AlphaBot, and The Boo Crew Needs You! You can visit Vicky at

Praise for A Pie for Us!: An Acorn Book (Best Buddies #1)

Praise for A Pie for Us! (Best Buddies #1):

A School Library Journal's Best Book of 2023

* "It is not easy to find engaging stories at very beginning reading levels, and this one stands out for all the right reasons. Highly recommended." -- School Library Journal, starred review

Praise for Happy Paws (Layla and the Bots #1) by Vicky Fang:

"This easy-to-predict story, told in a mix of text and speech balloons, will give new readers confidence while imparting solid STEM lessons of research and implementation, and it's great to see a young girl of color portrayed as a confident inventor (and rock star). A solid introduction for an appealing new chapter-book character." -- Kirkus Reviews

"This transitional chapter book is ideal for emergent or early fluency readers. It includes charming illustrations to assist with decoding, and interesting STEM themes... this bright, inventive title would make a nice addition to a library's early chapter book collection." -- School Library Journal