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The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare

(The Princess in Black #6)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  525 ratings  ·  93 reviews
It’s mayhem at the science fair! A squishy goo monster is a challenge for the Princess in Black — but luckily some science-loving princesses are on hand to help.

Princess Magnolia is excited. Excited and nervous. She’s going to the Interkingdom Science Fair today to present her poster about seeds and plants, and when she arrives, she sees that her friends are there too! Pri
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published September 25th 2018 by Candlewick Press
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Whispering Stories
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Princess Magnolia is attending her first Interkingdom Science Fair where she will be showing her poster about how seeds turn into plants. Whilst she is away from her castle she leaves The Goat Avenger in charge of dealing with the monsters – She’s hoping to have a monster free day.

When she arrives at the fair she meets up with her friends, Princess Orchid, Princess Sneezewort, Princess Snapdragon, and Princess Honeysuckle who are all there hopi
Kate Willis
My younger sisters and I always look forward to the books in this series, and this one was no exception. <3 As always, this was a super cute read, and I absolutely love the illustration style. I could actually pore over the pictures of the science fair for a while if I weren't the one reading aloud. ;) Their projects were great (especially the blanket tower), and I liked how unique each princess was.

Unfortunately, I absolutely could not keep their names straight because there were so many, s
Laura McLoughlin
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
A fun entry. Lots of silliness, lots of princess teamwork, lots of problem solving.

Another winning title for Shannon and Dean Hale. The Princess in Black series is one of the most popular in my school library. I also adore them. It's great to have a series to hand girls who love princesses that has the princesses in the heart of the action and not waiting around to be rescued. This book takes it a step further by having the princesses all participating in a science fair. Princess Magnolia is worried that her project, a poster of seed development, isn't going to be good enough,
Aug 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
I received this as an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Princess Magnolia is attending the science fair and after looking around at the projects of her peers, she realizes hers isn't as awesome as the others. One project is a volcano, which has a secret troublesome ingredient. When the monster in the volcano decides to make his presence known, the Princess in Black and a few of her sidekicks come to the rescue. This novel is a cute quick read with a variety of princesses. I
Carly Friedman
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love these books! Just the right length for both my 3-year-old and 8-year-old. Perfect for a light fun read together ❤ ...more
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First beginners chapter book Sophie has read to me aloud without buddy reading! It is a fun and delightful story. Great series for beginner readers:)
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, library2019
3.5 stars?
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Yet another cute picture book featuring Princess in Black, Princess in Blankets, various flower princesses, and the Goat Avenger.

Though not as relentlessly adorable as some in the series, it's another winner. However, I feel we might be taking things a step too far by giving the rest of the flower princesses secret hero names and disguises as well. Feels like a bit much. But these being best-selling, I guess I'd expect nothing less than milking them for all they're worth.
Tonja Drecker
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dainty princess meets princess power in an adventure which brings fantasy, humor and even science under one tiara.

Princess Magnolia is excited and nervous about her trip and contribution to the science fair. She didn't really spend much time on it and is not sure what to expect. Upon arrival, she meets her princess friends and each has a project which leaves hers looking more miserable with each step she takes. When she reaches Tommy's project, she notices something isn't right. The volcano refu
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another great installment of The Princess in Black series. This time Princess Magnolia is heading to the Interkingdom Science Fair. There are lots of amazing projects, by different princesses, but then a monster appears and the Princess in Black must get rid of it before it spoils the whole fair. The paperback is a bit smaller than A5 in size and has a lovely metallic red colour on the cover. Inside are thick and glossy pages filled with colourful pictures and text.

The story is a fun one
Ms. Yingling
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Princess Magnolia is all set to share her poster on the growth of seeds into plants and the local science fair, even getting coverage for the monsters so they don't disturb her! She meets up with many of her friends, who all have submitted projects of their own. When one volcano project seems to be harboring a monster in its goo, the princess heads under a table, suits up, and the Princess in Black is ready to fight. She's met by the Princess in Blankets, and the two have
Michelle (FabBookReviews)

The sixth entry in the hugely popular (and much loved) Princess in Black chapter book series,The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare finds Princess Magnolia "feeling excited and nervous" as she gears up for the Interkingdom Science Fair to present her project: "a poster that show[s] how seeds grow into plants". With her friend the Goat Avenger looking after the goat pasture, Princess Magnolia decides to leave her "monster-alarm ring" behind. But when Princess Magnolia meets up with her
Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare (#6) by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale. CHAPTER BOOK. Candlewick. 2018. $15.00. 9780763688271



Princess Magnolia eagerly heads off with her entry to the science fair. She is thrilled to see all of the other princesses projects and hopes to have a great day. But things don’t go as planned when an experiment goes wrong and a monster is created. Princess Magnolia must become The Princess in Black a
Dec 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Princess Magnolia AKA The Princess in Black excitedly prepares for the Interkingdom Science Fair with her poster project on how seeds grow, but when she gets there she sees all these great big projects while she is disappointed in her own she is happy to explore and cheer on her princess friends and their projects. When her alter ego, Princess in Black, is needed to battle a goo monster that has taken over one of the projects, it’s up to her and her friends to find a way to find a way to help th ...more
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley for an honest review.

Another fantastic addition to the Princess in Black series, this time with a nod to SCIENCE! LeUyen Pham’s art is phenomenal (I can’t wait until 2020, her year to illustrate the material for the summer reading program via CSLP) and partners with the text for an amazing story. I would frame and hang art from this book (and other PiB books) in my house, I love it so much. The diversity of characters who attend and particip
May 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: children-s-lit
This didn't really do it for me. It was my first Princess in Black book. I know they are easy readers, but the story just didn't really seem to make sense to me. It starts out okay. You think, okay, she's at a science fair and she sees all her friends' projects might be a little more glamorous than hers. There are lots of directions the story can go from there. But a monster that is living inside one of her friends volcano science fair projects? Hm... I guess I thought her science knowledge (alo ...more
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Princess Magnolia is heading to the Interkingdom Science Fair! She's excited to share her poster on the growth cycle of plants, but she isn't sure she'll fit in. When she gets there, she is happy to see her friends and fellow princesses and is impressed by their clever projects! Then, while looking at the other projects, she notices a volcano that is... talking? But with the help of the new hero, the Princess in Blankets, and the other Princesses, the Princess in Black will save the Science Fair ...more
Becky B
Princess Magnolia is excited and a little nervous about her first Interkingdom Science Fair. But a monster taking up residence in another participant's volcano must be dealt with before anyone can share their projects.

I just love Magnolia and the way she and her friends work together to save the fair. They exemplify great problem solving together, and I also like that the Princess in Black isn't threatened by other heroes pitching in. They work together to find a peaceful solution to the problem
Jo Oehrlein
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: easy-reader
When baking soda + vinegar doesn't cause the requisite eruption from the volcano, a science fair participant adds monster hair. This leads to the appearance of a Goo Monster at the Science Fair.

Luckily The Princess in Black and the Princess in Blankets are there to deal with the Goo Monster (with the help of the other princesses).

Love how they work out sharing the load of the heavy monster. Glad they came up with a way to give the monster what the monster wanted/needed while removing the monste
The Keepers of the Books
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's time for the Interkingdom Science Fair and Princess Magnolia, Honeysuckle, and Sneezewort and Tommy are entering. Each has an amazing science fair project. Tommy's, however, has created a monster! Can the friends stop the monster from ruining everyone's science fair projects? The characters in this book are strong, delightful characters that will inspire a new generation of princess superheroes. The plot is well-developed, engaging, and humorous. Pictures and text work well together to crea ...more
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
The Princess in Black series is way popular in our library and they just keep on getting better and better each time you read them. In the science fair scare one of the princess' friends adds monster fur to a volcano and baking soda and vinegar activates the monster and brings it to life. This book will circulate very well just in time for Halloween and our young readers are bound to love it.

Thank you NetGalley and Candlewick Press for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. This title is sure
Princess Magnolia thinks she will have the day free of monsters when she goes to compete in the inter-kingdom science fair. But of course, she recognizes trouble when she sees it there! As a monster emergency occurs, she and the princess in blankets are there to save the day, but they require the help of three other princesses from other kingdoms. In the end, these princesses realize that they are heroes too...they just need some disguises and names.

I really like the science/ problem solving th
Cheriee Weichel
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2018
This might be my favourite title in the series so far. Princess Magnolia sets off to a science fair. While she is there a monster pops out of a volcano. She changes into the Princess in Black and together with the Princess in Blankets, they attempt to subdue the monster who is only looking for a home and something to eat. Eventually the two heroes and three other Princesses band together to take it where it can live.
I like the science focus here, but I love that these princesses work together t
Brona's Books
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love these books so much - they're perfect early readers for 4-7 yr olds.

Five smart, adventurous and brave princesses battle a goo monster that has grown out of control at their local science fair. The Princess in Black is unexpectedly helped out by the mysterious arrival of the Princess in Blankets - who could she be?

And when the goo monster proves to be too big for two Princesses to control, Princesses Honeysuckle, Snapdragon & Orchid step in to help out. With the able assistance of the
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
My kids (boy 6; girl 3) really enjoy these books and ask me to read them repeatedly when we get them from the library. The stories are super predictable and follow the same format, but in a way, that's why they're fun. Despite being chapter books, you can read them quickly (about 15 minutes). You have to do monster voices and play up the battle cries--they're the best. It's been maybe three months since we checked this out from the library and we still spontaneously cry out "Volcano rumble! Buck ...more
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the cutest children’s chapter books I’ve ever read. You meet several princesses who are all diverse, and the titular character Princess in Black, who is a hero, she is tasked with saving the schools science fair from the goo monster, whom was accidentally created instead of a volcano explosion.
My favorite princesses are Snapdragon and Orchid. With the help of their “non powered” friends, and helped find a new home for the Goo Monster, you even got to meet the Goat Avenger.
Definitely re
Anoush Emrazian
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Princess Magnolia takes the day off from protecting her kingdom from monsters and heads to the science fair. She meets all her friends there among many other children entering their projects. While examining all the projects the princesses find a monster hiding in a volcano and the heroes come in to save everone...including the monster!

I like the idea that the monster just needed a place where it would fit in. And I love where this is going--anyone can be a hero! Stand up for your beliefs and he
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Miss 6 and I are major fans of this series so we were delighted to see there was more in the library. It's fun and inclusive and very cool to see that everyone can kick butt! It helps the conversations that often lead with 'that's a boy thing' and 'girls cant do that'. It is awesome to have a solid reminder that 'But the Princess in Black is brave/tough/clever and would be able to do it'.
It's going to be hard to find boys who are empathetic or nurturing as she also likes to tell me that Boys can
Ms Threlkeld
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2nd-3rd-grade
What do you do when a volcanic science project morphs into a sticky monster that threatens to eat everyone at the Interkingdom Science Fair? If you're the Princess in Black and the Princess in Blankets, you use your brains, your brawn and a few royal friends to tote that giant monster to the entrance of Monster Land and banish him forever. As with the other titles in the series, the sixth installment is action-packed, hilarious, and a celebration of bravery and perseverance. The last chapter end ...more
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Shannon Hale is the New York Times best-selling author of six young adult novels: the Newbery Honor book Princess Academy, multiple award winner Book of a Thousand Days, and the highly acclaimed Books of Bayern series. She has written three books for adults, including the upcoming Midnight in Austenland (Jan. 2012), companion book to Austenland. She co-wrote the hit graphic novel Rapunzel's Reveng ...more

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