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The Ellie McDoodle Diaries: Book 2
New Kid in School

Ellie McDoodle Diaries, book 2

What are the first two words of the story? “The End.”
So what do you suppose are the last two words of the story?
(Scroll down to the bottom of this page to find out -- or read the book!)

A back-to-school book for any kid who's ever felt
like an outsider looking in.
When Ellie's family moves to a new town, she's sure she won't fit in.
Nobody else likes to read as much as she does, the other kids at school play
"new kid Bingo" behind her back, and even the teachers can't seem to
remember her name.
But when the students need someone to help them rally against
long lunch lines (and bad food), Ellie is on the case.
And with shorter lines and better food in sight, can friendship be far behind?
For any kid who's ever felt like an outsider looking in, Ellie's journal
captures the frustration, the nervousness, and yes, the occasional happy
surprises of making a fresh start.

Author says:

Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School gets great reviews from teachers,
librarians and bookstore people. It's written from the heart -- I've been
that scared new kid, I know the pain of not fitting in, and I know the
happy endings that result from not giving up on something worthwhile. :)

Ellie McDoodle is often compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
They share a lot of qualities -- middle school protagonist keeps a funny,
illustrated journal about life. The first Ellie McDoodle book came out one
month after the first Wimpy Kid book! Amazing that we were both thinking
of the same basic ideas at the same time. If you enjoy Wimpy Kid or
Dork Diaries, you’ll probably like Ellie McDoodle. And if you like games
and crafts and origami and fun stuff like that, you will LOVE Ellie.
If you enjoy characters who are always tra-la-la happy and never
have a rough time, um, you might not like Ellie. She’s a real girl with real
world troubles. But there’s always a happy ending.

Elllie book 2    Ellie book 2 rejacket   Ellie McDoodle Diaries - new rejacket

These are all the same book.

What's so special about the
Ellie McDoodle Diaries?
Take a look inside!
This book is half art
and half writing on each page.
Great for reluctant readers,
visual kids,
future artists and writers,
and it's terrific
for teaching journaling.
And you'll find lots of crafts and
origami and games --
complete with instructions,
woven into the story.

Quick facts:
Number of pages: 192
Reading level: Ages 7-12
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 "
Publisher: Bloomsbury Books for Young Readers
Hardcover version:
192 pages, $12.99
Release date: July 1, 2008
Reissued May 28, 2013

ISBN 9781619631748
Paperback version:
192 pages, $5.99
Release date: July 7, 2009
Reissued paperback edition (July 5, 2011)
ISBN-10: 1-59990-716-X
ISBN-13: 978-159990-716-1

The Ellie McDoodle Diaries appear in other languages in other countries -- Yay!!!
Sometimes the books have a very different title and cover, even a different name for Ellie.
Here are Ellie books from France, Italy, China, and Brazil.

France translation for book 2   Italian translation for book 2 Ellie   China version of Ellie 2   Ellie 2, Brazil translation

BUY the Ellie McDoodle books at your favorite local independent bookstore. 
Or buy it from my local indie store here:  http://tinyurl.com/schulerbooks 
(shipping’s just $1 per book!) 
Ellie is also available at:: http://www.powells.com , http://www.barnesandnoble.com , 
http://www.walmart.com/ ,http://amazon.com ,
and many fine bookstores across the country and online.. 
And it’s at several airport bookstores, too -- ask for it!


What are the last two words of the story in Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School? They are “the beginning.”

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