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The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade (Hardcover)

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Adorably illustrated and rhythmically written. This book reminds us all to pay attention and that kindness is the most important thing we have to share. Lovely. [Jennifer]

— From The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade


Hardly anyone noticed young Sally McCabe.
She was the smallest girl in the smallest grade.
But Sally notices everything—from the twenty-seven keys on the janitor’s ring to the bullying happening on the playground. One day, Sally has had enough and decides to make herself heard. And when she takes a chance and stands up to the bullies, she finds that one small girl can make a big difference.

Grammy-nominated children’s musician Justin Roberts, together with vibrant artwork from award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson, will have readers cheering for young Sally McCabe.

About the Author

Grammy-nominated Justin Roberts is an all-star of the family music scene. Hailed by the New York Times as “the Judy Blume of kiddie rock,” he logs thousands of miles on the road each year, dishing out unexpectedly intelligent and fun rocking music for kids and their parents. Justin lives in Illinois. Visit Justin at
Christian Robinson is an illustrator of picture books living and working in San Francisco. He studied at the California Institute of the Arts. He has worked with Pixar Animation Studios, The Sesame Street Workshop, and Jib Jab. Visit Christian at

Praise For…

Praise for The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade:

“This effective rhyming book by kiddie-rock star Roberts takes on the subjects of bullying, teasing, and excluding others… This is a serious topic given serious treatment, and it should be ideal for initiating discussions.”—Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9780399257438
ISBN-10: 0399257438
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 4th, 2014
Pages: 40
Language: English