What’s UP? with Jan Carr BUDDY AND BEA – NOT REALLY BUDDIES & TINY TORNADOES

What’s Up? with Jan Carr BUDDY AND BEA Series

Find out What’s Up? with Jan Carr, author of over 50 books for children! She’s got a new illustrated chapter book series called BUDDY AND BEA about a couple of second graders who are about as different as two kids can get. Listen as Jan shares a laugh-out-loud chapter from the first book in the series, NOT REALLY BUDDIES, and learn what inspired her to write about the funny, diverse characters in NOT REALLY BUDDIES and TINY TORNADOES.

Can you think of any silly or unusual things that have happened in your classroom? You might want to write them down in a notebook where you can keep writing ideas like Jan did when she was a teacher or you can share them with us in the comments below! We can’t wait to read your stories!

About the Books
NOT REALLY BUDDIES

TINY TORNADOES

Buddy and Bea are two second graders with distinct personalities in a busy, diverse classroom. Bea’s irrepressible – spontaneous and unfiltered. And Buddy is quirky – dreamy and a bit spacey. When Bea arrives as a new kid, she mistakes Buddy for her “buddy,” and gloms onto him. He can’t shake her! Their combustible personality combo makes for numerous, humorous flare-ups.

These books are meant to be laugh out loud. But the series also has emotional resonance, and asks an important question: What happens when two kids who have oil-and-water personalities find themselves in the same classroom and have to get along? Every day???

ABOUT Jan Carr

Jan Carr is the author of more than 50 books for children, including the picture books Star of the Party: The Solar System Celebrates! and Toe Shoe Mouse, as well as books in popular series. She has worked as a Head Start teacher, a book editor, a magazine editor at Sesame Workshop, and taught writing at The New School and School of Visual Arts. She lives in New York City, and you can learn more about her at her website, http://www.jancarr.net.

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Kid Lit TV Commenter Jan Carr

Thanks, KidLit TV! Buddy and Bea are so happy you’ve put them in the spotlight!

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