Middle Grade Spotlight & Excerpt: Shine! by J.J. Grabenstein & Chris Grabenstein with a GIVEAWAY


Author: J.J. Grabenstein & Chris Grabenstein
Pub. Date: November 5, 2019
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books

Blog_Shine_cover“Inspirational, commonsensical, and a whole lot of fun.” –James Patterson

Everyone deserves to shine in this sparkling new book from the New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library , Chris Grabenstein, and coauthor J.J. Grabenstein–just right for fans of Word of Mouse and The Fourteenth Goldfish.


“Who do you want to be?” asks Mr. Van Deusen. “And not when you grow up. Right here, right now.



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, since 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.

Co-author J.J. Grabenstein reads the first chapter of SHINE!: 

Blog_shine_authorsAbout JJ & Chris: 
J.J. Grabenstein is the co-author, with her husband, Chris Grabenstein, of SHINE! This is her first novel as a co-author but she has been the “first editor” on everything her husband has ever written, including the award-winning/bestselling ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY series and more than fifty other works. J.J. and Chris live in New York City with their cat Phoebe Squeak.
CHRIS GRABENSTEIN is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY, MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY OLYMPICS, THE ISLAND OF DR. LIBRIS, WELCOME TO WONDERLAND: HOME SWEET MOTEL and many other books, as well as the coauthor of numerous fun and funny page-turners with James Patterson, including I FUNNY, HOUSE OF ROBOTS, TREASURE HUNTERS, and JACKY HA-HA. Chris lives in New York City with his wife, J.J., two cats, and a dog named Fred. You can visit Chris at ChrisGrabenstein.com.

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Giveaway Details:
3 winners will receive a finished copy of SHINE!, US Only.

To Enter the Giveaway, CLICK HERE!

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

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Week Two:

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11/12/2019 HBB Reviews Review
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11/14/2019 @fictitious.fox Review
11/15/2019 Twirling Book Princess Excerpt


Week Three:

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11/20/2019 Savings in Seconds Review
11/21/2019 Popthebutterfly Review
11/22/2019 Two Chicks on Books Excerpt


Week Four:

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Week Five:

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12/5/2019 Owl Always Be Reading Excerpt
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