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Children's Fiction Fantasy & Magic

Polly Diamond and the Topsy-Turvy Day

Book 3

by (author) Alice Kuipers

illustrated by Diana Toledano

Chronicle Books
Initial publish date
Aug 2023
Fantasy & Magic
Recommended Age
7 to 10
Recommended Grade
2 to 5
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2023
    List Price

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One aspiring writer plus one magic book. It all adds up to a whole lot of trouble.

Polly Diamond is back in the third book about the magical mix-ups of Polly and her notebook, Spell!

In this delightfully funny and magical chapter book series, Polly and Spell have all kinds of adventures together because whatever Polly writes in Spell comes true! But when they join forces to help get the best class pet ever, they get more than they bargained for. Can Polly come up with the right words to save the day?

EVERYDAY MAGIC: A creative mashup of relatable family and school life with just a dash of magic make this series a hit with early chapter book readers.

A RELATABLE PROTAGONIST: Polly isn’t perfect but when she makes mistakes, she always sets things right. And she is the perfect sister, friend, and classmate.

INSPIRES A LOVE OF BOOKS: Kids will love Polly and adults will love that Polly inspires a love of reading. Filled with book lists, these books will have readers searching the shelves for Polly’s favorite titles.

GREAT FOR CLASSROOMS AND SCHOOL LIBRARIES: The reading lists, writing prompts, school setting, and class pet element make this a perfect classroom choice.

AN EASY PICK FOR NEWLY INDEPENDENT READERS: With lots of action, fun friendships, and enticing pictures to bring the text to life, this series is perfect for emerging readers.

Praise for Polly Diamond and the Magic Book:

“A delight from start to finish.”—Booklist, starred review

“Think Gooney Bird and Judy Moody rolled into one.”—School Library Journal

“An enchanting adventure of magic and mishaps.”—Kirkus Reviews

A Junior Library Guild selection

Perfect for:

  • Fans of the Ivy + Bean, Amelia Bedelia, Yasmin, and Dory Fantasmagory series
  • Parents, caregivers, educators, and librarians seeking elementary school chapter books and fantasy books for kids
  • A great classroom gift

About the authors

ALICE KUIPERS is the award-winning author of three previous novels, Life On The Refrigerator Door, The Worst Thing She Ever Did and 40 Things I Want To Tell You, and the picture book The Best Ever Bookworm Book by Violet and Victor Small. Her work has been published to critical acclaim in twenty-nine countries. She lives in Saskatoon.


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