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Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book #1: Amelia Bedelia Means Business

By Herman Parish, Illustrated by Lynne Avril

Amelia Bedelia makes her chapter book debut! In Amelia Bedelia Means Business, a New York Times bestseller and the first book in the new chapter book series, young Amelia Bedelia will do almost anything for a shiny new bicycle.

Amelia Bedelia's parents say they'll split the cost of a new bike with her, and that means Amelia Bedelia needs to put the pedal to the metal and earn some dough! With Amelia Bedelia anything can happen, and it usually does. Short, fast-paced chapters, tons of friends, silly situations, and funny wordplay and misunderstandings make the Amelia Bedelia chapter books an ideal choice for readers of the Ivy and Bean, Magic Tree House, and Judy Moody books. Features black-and-white pictures by Lynne Avril on every page!

Look out! Here comes Amelia Bedelia, and she means business! "Sure to be favorites on the early chapter-book shelves."—School Library Journal

Supports the Common Core State Standards

  • Grade level: 2
  • Interest Level: 2-5
  • Guided Reading Level: M


Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Series Teaching Guide

This teaching guide for Amelia Bedelia Means Business, Amelia Bedelia Unleashed, and Amelia Bedelia Road Trip! is aligned with Common Core standards for grades 2-5 and includes discussion questions, writing prompts, classroom activities, a reproducible word search, and a reproducible "Homophone Memory Game." [PDF]

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • On Sale: 11/30/-0001
  • ISBN: 9780062094964
  • ISBN 10: 0062094963
  • ISBN 13: 9780062094964
  • Pages: 160
  • Trim Size: 5.13 x 7.63 in
  • Subcategory:
  • Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
  • Juvenile Fiction / Concepts / Words

New York Times Book Review"No child can resist Amelia [Bedelia] and her literal trips through the minefield of the English language-and no adult can fail to notice that she's usually right when she's wrong."

Kirkus ReviewsPraise for the young Amelia Bedelia series: "Parish has turned the clock back, making Amelia Bedelia young again and giving a new generation of readers the opportunity to enjoy her humor and self-confidence."

Publishers Weekly"Her ingenuous spirit will continue to capture hearts."

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