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Jane O'Connor
Jane O'Connor is the author of more than thirty books for children, including the New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser, and the Nina, Nina Ballerina stories, illustrated by Dyanne Disalvo-Ryan. Fancy Nancy was nominated for the Quill Award for Best... show more



Jane O'Connor is the author of more than thirty books for children, including the New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser, and the Nina, Nina Ballerina stories, illustrated by Dyanne Disalvo-Ryan. Fancy Nancy was nominated for the Quill Award for Best Picture Book in 2007. The Emperor's Silent Army: Terra Cotta Warriors of Ancient China won Booklist's Best Nonfiction Book for Young Readers in 2000. Jane has two grown sons. She was born, bred and still lives in New York City with her husband and their canine companion, Arrow.

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Ms. Mascia's Classroom Library
Ms. Mascia's Classroom Library rated it 3 years ago
Nancy is a little girl that loves to be fancy. She is fancy with everything she does, including saying fancy words, and dressing in fancy clothes. Now it is time for Nancy to help her family become fancy. What is a fancy word that you like to say? Write the word and draw a picture about your fancy w...
TeaStitchRead
TeaStitchRead rated it 5 years ago
I chose this cozy mystery for the Ghost square because the MC (Oliver Tucker) is a ghost who helps his former (still living) police partner solve crimes. In this particular story, Tucker is not the only ghost - there is his ghost mentor/great-granddad Doc and two other ghosts that are specific to th...
My Future Classroom Library
My Future Classroom Library rated it 5 years ago
Fancy Nancy is my favorite series for lower elementary grades. It tells the adventures of a young girl and it is an easy read. The students could read the story and do a lesson on adjectives. Also, the students could have a lesson on character analysis considering Nancy is a very interesting charact...
kateriker
kateriker rated it 6 years ago
This book is about a student who has an issue thinking of a creative item to bring to class for the 100th day of school. The assignment is to bring 100 of whatever object the student has chosen. During the week she noticed that it seemed as though every student already knew what they were bringing. ...
Mrs. Stuckey's Classroom
Mrs. Stuckey's Classroom rated it 6 years ago
This book is great for emergent readers in a kindergarten class. There are many repetitive sight words for a reader to practice. The story also could help teach about being yourself but also being respectful of friends. In this story, Nina meets a new student named Nina who starts to copy everyth...
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