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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,564 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paula Danziger Narrator: Alicia Witt Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Amber Brown Series Release Date: May 2008 ISBN: 9780739373446
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Amber Brown and Justin Daniels are best friends. They sit next to each other in school, help each other with fractions and spelling, and always stick up for one another. But when Justin finds out that he is moving away, everything begins to change. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ali | 2/20/2014

    " Amber Brown is Not a Crayon" is one of the funniest books I have ever read and maybe it could be for you too. In the book, Justin and Amber were best friends. All of a sudden, Justin is moving away and they get in a fight. They figure out that getting in a fight over a silly little move is very silly indeed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachael Caisedo | 2/14/2014

    " I would like to use this book in the classroom to do an art activity. I would have the students imagine a country they would travel to. The students would be given magazines to cut out pictures and words of what they think that country would be like. It would be like a page that goes into a scrapbook. This would tie into the story because Amber Brown and her best friend make a scrapbook when they get to China. This could also lead into a research assignment and writing a paper about the country the student chose. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jillian | 2/7/2014

    " i like to read these books because she is just so silly! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dolly | 2/2/2014

    " This is a melancholy story that pretty much had us in tears at the end. Amber is having a tough year. Her parents were fighting, then they got a divorce, then her Dad moved to France, and now her best friend is moving away. It's a rough couple of weeks as she sees the Daniels family packs up and prepares to move. We've read several of the shorter books in this series and now we're moving on to the chapter books. I really like them and I think they capture the feelings and emotions of children at that age. Our girls like them a lot too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelsey | 1/17/2014

    " Read some of these books a while ago, but they are too easy now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 1/16/2014

    " Loved the amber brown books as a kid ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheri Ragland | 1/6/2014

    " Amber Brown, Justin's best friend since preschool. Now in third grade, everything is going to change. It is not uncommon in Mr. Cohen's class to go on a "trip" to a faraway place. They have make-believe passports, chairs lined up as the airplane, a pilot and co-pilot, and of course peanuts. After their flight they go back to the classroom to do a scrap book about their trip to China, and make up post cards to send from China. They send a postcard to Justin's dad who is living in Alabama right now with his new job. Justin's family will be moving to Alabama once their house is sold here in New Jersey. This book describes the events that can happen to two best friends when changes are coming. Moving is something that they are both very disturbed about but are not communicating very well with each other. The author makes both characters easy to relate to and understand their hesitations. He talks about the "waiting period" and when that is finally over what to do now?!! The author, Danziger, also talks about divorce and the complications a child can face in those circumstances. With most households being either one parent or step parents, it helps children relate to the characters more. The resolution to the problem the children face, not living next to one another anymore and in different states, they come to a very plausible resolution, that most children can associate with. This book would be a great read for young adults. It is not a long book, it does have pictures, it is relative to real life and can bring great discussion in a peer group. As a teacher I would have the children write a review on the book and then explain a situation where they had to come up with a proper resolution and how they handled the outcome. Also, exploring the idea of going on a "trip" in the classroom would be a very creative way to allow students to travel around the world and write about it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evy | 1/2/2014

    " One of my favorite authors is Paula Danziger. One of the reasons I love her is because of the wonderful characters she creates and imagines...one of them being Amber Brown. Amber is so effervescent, vivacious, excited that she seems real as you read about her. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sara | 1/1/2014

    " What I learned from this book was that Amber is sad that her best friend is moving away to a different country and Amber is sad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arin Grimm | 12/1/2013

    " One of my favorite series as a youngin :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 10/27/2013

    " One of a series students wanted me to read this summer. Goofy and a play on words are fun for "around 2nd graders." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tayasantos | 10/5/2013

    " I loved this Amber Brown series when I was younger. These books are great for younger readers because they are a great start to chapter books and they are so funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aichlee | 9/30/2013

    " in fifth grade, i made my family dress up as characters from this book for a photo book report. fun! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Strugglingwriter | 9/26/2013

    " I read this with my daughter at bedtime over the course of a few nights last week. We both adore the character "Amber Brown" and I adore the heart with which this book exudes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Lan | 9/6/2013

    " Amber Brown just found out that her best friend, Justin, is moving away. She gets in a big fight with him because she thinks he's not sad about leaving. They eventually talk it out and accept the new change. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly R | 2/24/2013

    " Read during or after 2nd grade. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 1/24/2013

    " This was cute. Definitely not as annoying and un-grammatical as Junie B. Jones. And it dealt with a real situation some children face. I wonder if any of my friends ever felt like this when I was moving away. For it was me doing all of the moving, and not too often being the one who was left. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nbkyouth | 10/15/2012

    " An oldie, but good for lovers of Ivy and Bean. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherrick | 4/4/2012

    " this bok is about amber and her bestfreind having a big fight because he has to move away "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn Meyer | 2/23/2012

    " Great contemporary realistic fiction book about how to deal with a friend moving away. This also addresses the topic of bullying. For grades 2-4 reading level. I think many children could relate to the main characters actions and feelings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danis | 1/5/2012

    " This was an average book dealing with real-life situations. I would have it in my library. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 12/23/2010

    " This is a really good book, I feel really, really sorry for Amber sometimes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marta Boksenbaum | 12/17/2010

    " Absolutely LOVED this book as a child, it has not lost its charm. Amber is so loveable, quirky and messy and so real that you feel that you know her. I enjoyed rereading it immensely "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl in CC NV | 7/26/2010

    " Not exactly the heir to Ramona Quimby, as sometimes Amber has real dark feelings inside, and sometimes she shares them. I don't clearly remember every story so I'm copying this review to each book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Riikka | 6/9/2010

    " I liked the story very much. The story was sad in its way, but I liked that the book kinda that even tough life doesn't always go the way you want, thats okay. (February 12, 2008) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 5/8/2010

    " This was the only Amber Brown book I have read in which I did not find her to be very annoying. Apparently third-grade Amber is more tolerable than fourth-grade Amber. Anyway, this book was pretty sweet and even a little sad at the end. A good easy read for primary grades. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 2/7/2010

    " this was one of my favorite books when i was little. I used to read it over and over again. I loved it!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tasha | 1/17/2010

    " The girls really liked these stories, and the stories were okay, but we listened to these in the car, and the reader really was not that great. She kept dropping the ends of sentences and sounded really whiny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 11/21/2009

    " I read through all the Amber Brown books, and they're pretty cute and fun. They're all either 3 or 4 stars. Danziger does a great job making lovable, creative kids, and she writes to her audience. And the newer second grade Amber Brown books have great illustrations, too. "

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About the Author
Author Paula DanzigerPaula Danziger was born in Washington D.C. and raised in New Jersey. She began her career as a teacher before devoting herself to her writing career full-time. She has received many honors including a Parent's Choice Award and an IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award.