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Bo's Magical New Friend

(Unicorn Diaries #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Meet Rainbow Tinseltail and the unicorns of Sparklegrove Forest, in this magical series from the creator of the bestselling Owl Diaries series!

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This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page,
Hardcover, 80 pages
Published December 26th 2019 by Scholastic Inc.
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Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes it’s nice to read a book that’s just plain fun and that makes you smile on every page. :-)

Everything adorable and colorful about unicorns comes to life in this first book in the Unicorn Diaries series! If you love the Owl Diaries books like I do, definitely pick this one up. Can’t wait to share it with the kids at school!
Raven Black
Super sugary sweet, but a fun unicorn story about friendship. Early readers will enjoy seeing themselves on the overly colorful and busy illustrations.
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is going to be a HUGE hit amongst the new reader brigade. A fun read with friendship and problem solving at the core, this series is going to be a firm favorite from the get go.
Jillian Heise
By the same author as Owl Diaries + Unicorns? This will be a big hit with my students!
Ms. Yingling
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Bo is glad to be at school and working towards a patch for her blanket, and she is also glad to see a new classmate at Sparklegrover School for Unicorns, Sunny. Sunny is a bit unusual because he doesn't know what his magical power is. Bo's is to grant wishes, so she wants Bo to make a wish to know his powers, but he does not. When the unicorns go out on a trip, trolls capture Sunny and another unicorn, and the others must use their powers to free their friends.
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, rc19
fours stars, not because I personally loved it (I prefer the Owl Diaries series) but for successfully doing what it set out to do--an easy reader just chalk full of magical sparkles with the appealing story line of becoming best friends with the new uncorn in class.
Will definitely recommend these for the sparkly unicorn loving new readers at my library. do the unicorns have names if they just randomly appear in the forest?
Was also disappointed that Sunny wasn’t a pseudo unicorn with a plunger on his head, which is what his bowler hat looks like :(
Syntha Green
Jan 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: chapter-books
I would have loved this when I was little
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cute! Loved the illustrations and the world-building (unicorn powers, how the school is structured, etc.) Standard friendship story. The illustrations really made this fun!
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So excited to have a new series to go alongside Owl Diaries!!
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 3rd-grade
This is so cute and the illustrations are beautiful! It also has a really good message. My unicorn lovers are going to adore this new book!!!
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So cute!
Another cute, easy chapter book series by the author of Owl Diaries. This is written in diary form, with very colorful illustrations.
Jan 15, 2020 rated it liked it
New series from the author of Owl Diaries.
One of the unicorns shares the story of school life as a diary.
Charming illustrations and text will draw mid-elementary readers in. And, unicorns...
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Rebecca Elliott is the author and illustrator of the best-selling Owl Diaries series (Scholastic US) & over 20 picture books including Just Because, Sometimes, Naked Trevor and Zoo Girl, for which she was nominated for the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal.
Her new series The Unicorn Diaries (Scholastic US) & her first YA novel 'Pretty Funny for a Girl' (Penguin Random House) is due out 2020.

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