Best Selling Paperback Books by Abby Klein

Abby Klein is the author of Talent Show Scaredy-pants (Ready, Freddy! #5) (2011), Double Trouble #2: April Fool's Surprise (2012), Double Trouble #1: Show & Tell (2012), Shark Attack! (2011) and other 55 books.

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Talent Show Scaredy-pants (Ready, Freddy! #5)

release date: Nov 01, 2011
Talent Show Scaredy-pants (Ready, Freddy! #5)
Watch out, Junie B., there's a new kid on the block! It's Freddy Thresher, a 1st grader who knows it's a jungle out there. Here's the fifth in a new series by an elementary teacher who's seen it all."I have a problem. A really, really, big problem. My class is having a talent show, and I have no talent!"Everyone's excited about the first grade Grandparents Day talent show--everyone except Freddy. He thinks he has no talent, and bully Max Sellars's teasing is making him feel even worse! But when Freddy's dad teaches him some magic tricks, it just might make Freddy a star, AND get Max off his back. Tricks are tricky though, and when things go awry, Freddy must count on Papa Dave and his sister Suzie to make some extra-special magic happen, both for the talent show, and for Max!

Double Trouble #2: April Fool's Surprise

release date: Feb 01, 2012
Double Trouble #2: April Fool's Surprise
Look out, second grade -- here comes trouble! Twin sisters Kelly and Kasey are always getting into some kind of trouble. So of course April Fool's is their favorite holiday! This year the twins have plans to fool everyone, all day long -- including the ultimate trick. This year, Kelly and Kasey are pulling a twin switcheroo! But can they fool the whole second grade?

Double Trouble #1: Show & Tell

release date: Feb 01, 2012
Double Trouble #1: Show & Tell
Look out, second grade -- here comes trouble! From the author of the bestselling Ready, Freddy! series comes a whole new set of adventures! Freddy's twin cousins, Kasey and Kelly, are twice the fun, and DOUBLE the TROUBLE! Kelly and Kasey are twin sisters who share everything -- especially their knack for causing trouble! In the first book of this hilarious new series, the twins can't wait for Pet Day at school. They have so many pets to choose from! Should they bring Zippy the turtle? Honey Buns the rabbit? Skippy the hamster? Harry the tarantula? Whatever they decide, one thing is certain: Pet Day is going to be trouble!

Shark Attack!

release date: Nov 01, 2011
Shark Attack!
Freddy is excited about the class trip to the aquarium, particularly to see the sharks, but he does not know if he is a big enough shark fan to pass the shark quiz.

The Perfect Present (Ready, Freddy! #18)

release date: Nov 01, 2011
The Perfect Present (Ready, Freddy! #18)
With more than 3.2 million copies sold across all channels, READY, FREDDY! is a huge success with first-grade readers -- and this one is perfect for Christmas!Freddy can't wait for all the toys, toys, toys he put on Christmas list! He's sure Santa will bring him everything he's wishing for. But when Freddy learns not every kid is as lucky as he is, he starts to wonder. Could giving presents be as much fun as getting them?

Second Grade Rules! (Ready, Freddy! 2nd Grade #1)

release date: Aug 26, 2014
Second Grade Rules! (Ready, Freddy! 2nd Grade #1)
Freddy is back -- and he's ready for second grade! Freddy likes his new second- grade teacher, but he doesn't like being stuck with Max and Chloe -- especially since his best friend, Robbie, is in another class! Is Freddy ready to reach out to the new student, Josh, and make a friend?

Stop that Hamster (Ready, Freddy! #12)

release date: Nov 01, 2011
Stop that Hamster (Ready, Freddy! #12)
With more than one million copies sold, this series has been a huge Scholastic Book Clubs success. Klein presents a diverse community of 1st graders facing real issues that matter to this age group.All the kids in Freddy's class want to be chosen to take home the class hamster for the weekend. Freddy can hardly believe his good luck when he is chosen. But he's forgotten that his mom is a total Neat Freak and can't stand the idea of having animals in the house. Can Freddy hide the hamster from his mom? And what will happen when the hamster gets loose and starts running around the house? (They always do.) Join Freddy in a typical first-grade adventure filled with humor perfect for this reading age.

Secret Santa Surprise! (Ready, Freddy! 2nd Grade #3)

release date: Oct 27, 2015
Secret Santa Surprise! (Ready, Freddy! 2nd Grade #3)
Freddy is ready -- for 2nd Grade! It's almost Christmas, and Freddy is thrilled when his teacher tells the class that they'll be doing a Secret Santa gift swap. He can't wait to make a special present for one of his friends -- until Freddy picks the worst name in the class! Freddy can't believe it, but maybe with some help from his friends he can be the best Secret Santa ever!

Ready, Freddy! #1: Tooth Trouble

release date: Nov 01, 2011
Ready, Freddy! #1: Tooth Trouble
Watch out, Junie, there's a new kid on the block! It's Freddy Thresher, a first grader who knows it's a jungle out there. A new chapter book series written by an elementary teacher who's seen it all! Freddy Thresher has a problem: a really, really, big problem. He's the only one in his class who hasn't lost a tooth! All of the other students in Mrs. Wushy's first grade have signed their names on the Big Tooth, and Freddy's determined to get his name on it, too. So when Max "The Meanie" Sellars calls Freddy a baby, Freddy decides he's going to lose that tooth one way or another, even if it means getting punched in the face at recess, or even bigger trouble, with Mom!

A Very Crazy Christmas

release date: Jan 01, 2011
A Very Crazy Christmas
Freddy is excited to hear that his cousins, twin sisters Kelly and Kasey, will be visiting for Christmas, even if the twins always find a way of getting Freddy into trouble.

A Little Bit Lucky (Ready, Freddy! 2nd Grade #7)

release date: Jan 31, 2017
A Little Bit Lucky (Ready, Freddy! 2nd Grade #7)
How do you spell L-U-C-K-Y?The whole second grade is excited about the spelling bee, and Freddy's friends are all studying hard. Except Freddy-why study when he has his lucky shark tooth? But when the tooth goes missing, Freddy panics. Can his friends help him get ready for the big competition?

The King of Show-and-Tell (Ready, Freddy! #2)

release date: Nov 01, 2011
The King of Show-and-Tell (Ready, Freddy! #2)
Watch out, Junie, there's a new kid on the block! It's Freddy Thresher, a first grader who knows it's a jungle out there. A new chapter book series written by an elementary teacher who's seen it all!Freddy Thresher has a problem: a really, really, big problem. He never has anything cool to bring for show-and-tell. This week, his best friend, Robbie, has brought the most amazing artifact to share: a real alligator head. How will Freddy come up with anything as cool as that? Good news! Later that day, he finds something very unusual and exciting. If only he can get it to school without his mom, "The Neat Freak," finding out, Freddy will be the King of Show-and-Tell!

Halloween Fraidy Cat (Ready, Freddy! #8)

release date: Nov 01, 2011
Halloween Fraidy Cat (Ready, Freddy! #8)
Join Freddy and his friends for another 1st grade adventure! The eighth in the popular series by an elementary school teacher who's seen it all.Meet Freddy Thresher, a boy who has a nose for trouble and a last name that's made him an expert on sharks. You can learn more about sharks, too, in Freddy's Shark Journal at the back of the book. And see if you can find the word "fin" hidden in every picture! With content, humor, characters, and vocabulary that are perfect for the chapter-book reader--it's time to get ready for Freddy!

Firehouse Fun (Ready, Freddy! #17)

release date: Nov 01, 2011
Firehouse Fun (Ready, Freddy! #17)
With more than 3.2 million copies sold, READY, FREDDY! is a huge success with first-grade readers -- and this title is perfect for fire safety month!Freddy Thresher's first-grade class is taking an exciting field trip -- to the local fire station, where they'll learn safety tips and how firefighters do their jobs! Come along as veteran first-grade teacher Abby Klein delights young readers with another engaging story about Freddy and his friends.

Don't Sit On My Lunch! (Ready, Freddy! #4)

release date: Nov 01, 2011
Don't Sit On My Lunch! (Ready, Freddy! #4)
Watch out, Junie B., there's a new kid on the block! It's Freddy Thresher, a 1st grader who knows it's a jungle out there. Here's the fourth in a new series by an elementary teacher who's seen it all."I have a problem. A really, really, big problem. I want to try out for the peewee hockey team, but so does Max . . ." Bullies are a problem in school, and Max Sellars is the worst one yet. In addition to hassling Freddy, Max also challenges him for the open spot on the peewee hockey team. Freddy's close friend Jessie is a star hockey player, and she secretly teaches him some rules and tricks. In a warm and funny ending, Max and Freddy make peace with one another, and--in a surprising twist--end up becoming teammates.

Ready, Freddy! #26: The Giant Swing

release date: Apr 29, 2014
Ready, Freddy! #26: The Giant Swing
Freddy is back in a brand-new story about a visit to the county fair! What could be more fun than the county fair? Freddy and his friends can't wait to go -- but Max is sure that Freddy will be too scared to go on any of the rides. Freddy is determined to prove Max wrong... but is he brave enough to face the Giant Swing?

Gingerbread Jitters (Ready, Freddy! 2nd Grade #6)

release date: Oct 25, 2016
Gingerbread Jitters (Ready, Freddy! 2nd Grade #6)
Everyone's favorite 2nd-grader is ready for a sweet celebration! This Christmas, Freddy's class is making gingerbread houses to donate to a local children's hospital. Everyone has a great idea of what to bring for decorations -- everyone, that is, except Freddy! If he can think up the perfect ingredient, this season will be totally sweet!

Ready, Freddy! #22: Science Fair Flop

release date: Nov 01, 2011
Ready, Freddy! #22: Science Fair Flop
Everyone's favorite first-grade shark expert is back! With more than 3 million copies sold, it's clear that kids are ready for Freddy!Now that Freddy's in first grade he needs a real science experiment for the school fair. But Freddy isn't a science whiz like his best friend, Robbie. When he finally comes up with a plan -- growing mold -- his mom accidentally throws it away! Can he recreate it in time? Or will the fair be a total flop?

Ready, Set, Snow! (Ready, Freddy! #16)

release date: Nov 01, 2011
Ready, Set, Snow! (Ready, Freddy! #16)
Freddy Thresher's at it again! And this time, there's a snowball fight....Everybody knows shark expert Freddy Thresher is also a snowshoe whiz--or is he? When Mrs. Wushy announces that the class will be competing in the mini-Winter Olympics, everyone is excited for the competition. But, after betting Max the bully that he will win the Snowshoe Race, Freddy heads straight for snowshoe boot camp, and fast! Will Freddy be able to win gold amid sled pulls and the infamous Snowball Toss? (copy continues)

Camping Catastrophe (Ready, Freddy! #14)

release date: Nov 01, 2011
Camping Catastrophe (Ready, Freddy! #14)
With more than two million copies sold, this series is a huge Scholastic Book Clubs success. Klein presents a diverse community of 1st graders facing real issues that matter to this age group.Max, the biggest bully in first grade, just can't believe that Freddy Thresher and his best friend, Robbie, are going on a camping trip this weekend. Worse yet, Freddy's sister, Suzie, has bet him a full week's worth of chores that he'll be too much of a scaredy-cat to spend the whole night in the wild! And, even though Freddy is a little bit worried, he sure isn't going to let Suzie win a bet that involves cleaning the basement! Shark head flashlight, sleeping back, tent, and S'more supplies in tow, Freddy, Robbie, and Mr. Thresher head off to the camp grounds for a weekend of campfire fun.

Firehouse Fun!

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Firehouse Fun!
Freddy's class is excited about going to visit a fire station, but Freddy worries that the other kids will find out that he is afraid to slide down the fireman's pole.

Ready, Freddy! #24: Shark Attack!

release date: Nov 01, 2011
Ready, Freddy! #24: Shark Attack!
Are you Ready for Freddy? Everyone's favorite first grader and shark lover is back in two new stories! Freddy's dream has come true: he's about to be face-to-face with a real live shark! His first-grade class is taking a field trip to the aquarium today, and Freddy can't wait. He'll get to see fish and rays and moon jellies and -- his favorite! -- sharks! The aquarium even has a Shark Quiz. If he can answer all the questions correctly, Freddy will win a prize for his shark knowledge! But wait -- where is Freddy's lucky shark tooth? He can't pass the quiz without it!

Apple Orchard Race (Ready, Freddy! #20)

release date: Nov 01, 2011
Apple Orchard Race (Ready, Freddy! #20)
With more than 3.2 million copies sold across all channels, READY, FREDDY! is a huge success with first-grade readers!Freddy Thresher's first-grade class is taking a field trip to the local apple orchard. Best of all, whoever finds the hidden wooden apples among the real fruit will win $5! But can Freddy get to the prize before Max cheats his way to winning?

Easter Egg Hunt

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Easter Egg Hunt
Freddy really wants to win the big chocolate bunny. But will Max find more eggs?

The Reading Race

release date: Aug 27, 2013
The Reading Race
When Freddy's class holds a reading competition--with an author visit as the first prize--Freddy is determined to win, even if it means staying up all night.

Ready, Freddy! #13: The One Hundredth Day of School!

release date: Nov 01, 2011
Ready, Freddy! #13: The One Hundredth Day of School!
With more than one million copies sold, this series is a huge Scholastic Book Clubs success. Klein presents a diverse community of 1st graders facing real issues that matter to this age group. The 100th day of school is approaching, and to mark the occasion, Freddy and his classmates must each collect and bring to school 100 of something. Freddy is overwhelmed by the thought, then he has a great idea to collect 100 shark trading cards. But he only has 21 cards! How will be get another 79 before the 100th day of school? Even if he had the money, his mom would NEVER let him buy that much bubble gum. Join Freddy as he plots the perfcet plan to reach his goal. The Ready, Freddy! series has content, humor, characters and vocabulary perfect for the early chapter-book reader.

Save the Earth!

release date: Feb 01, 2012
Save the Earth!
To celebrate Earth Day, Freddy's first-grade class participates in a "go green" challenge where they must complete ten planet-friendly activities by the end of the week.

Thanksgiving Turkey Trouble

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Thanksgiving Turkey Trouble
Freddy is unhappy about playing the turkey in his first-grade Thanksgiving Day play, especially with Max bullying and teasing him, but his grandfather and principal both give him ideas for making the part fun.

The Penguin Problem

release date: Jan 01, 2010
The Penguin Problem
When his class decides to adopt a penguin, Freddy tries to come up with a way to raise money for the project.

Caterpillars on the Move!

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Caterpillars on the Move!
"Level 2: developing reader 250-750 words." --- P. [1] of cover.

Looking for Leprechauns

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Looking for Leprechauns
Freddy and his friends are looking for leprechauns. Will they find them?

Valentine's Day Disaster

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Valentine's Day Disaster
"It's Valentine's Day and Freddy's class is having a party! Freddy is excited to decorate valentines, eat cookies, and play games with all of his friends. But everything seems to be going wrong, and Freddy begins to lose heart. Will Valentine's Day be a disaster?" -- Back cover.
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