Jerdine Nolen
Block Party Surprise
Michelle Henninger, illustrator
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015
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books in alphabetical order
  Block Party Surprise

Bradford Street Buddies Book #1


Welcome to the neighborhood! Join twins Jada and Jamal, and their best friends, Carlita and Josh, for Bradford Street's fall block party. Beginning and newly independent readers are in for a surprise of prehistoric proportions as they explore this fun-filled multicultural neighborhood brimming with community spirit.


“Full-color, detailed watercollor illustrations show a welcome cast of ethnically diverse characters. This new offering is tailor-made for children who are ready for books they can read independently with confidence.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Ink-and-watercolor illustrations provide helpful visual cues while capturing the autumnal atmosphere and the distinct facial expressions of the multicultural cast … This approachable story will be rewarding for kids just getting into independent reading.” (Booklist


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