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Published by
Random House Books for Young Readers (2020-07-14)
Current material
2nd Pass Pages
Original language
Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction


by Holm, Jennifer L.Holm, Matthew

Watch out, Broadway! Babymouse tries out for the school play in the next book in this highly illustrated series.

All of middle school's a play--at least, it seems that way to Babymouse. So when she hears about auditions for the school play, she jumps at the chance. She knows she's destined to be the lead! Or the lead's best friend. Or...Clown #2? Babymouse scrambles to memorize her one line, work on set design, and try to wrap her head around stage directions. But when the big show has a major glitch, it will take all of Babymouse's newfound skills to save the play.

JENNIFER L. HOLM and MATTHEW HOLM are the sister-and-brother team behind the Eisner Award-winning Babymouse graphic novel series and the New York Times bestseller Sunny Side Up. Jennifer is the author of many acclaimed novels, including three Newbery Honor winners, Our Only May Amelia, Penny from Heaven, and Turtle in Paradise. Matthew Holm is a graphic designer and freelance writer. They are also the creators of the Squish series. To find out more, visit and

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This installment has a delightful throwback feel, showing kids that they can be independent and self-reliant without smartphones without smartphones and/or the internet. Fun, fun, fun.

Review: Kirkus

Readers who've grown up with Babymouse will welcome her new adventures.

Review: The Horn Book

In numerous illustrations, Babymouse's amusing misadventures shine through, inspiring sympathetic laughter. VERDICT A must for libraries where the "Babymouse" series is popular.

Review: School Library Journal

Engaging and contemporary, the Holms' second volume is able to touch upon such important issues as online stranger danger and smartphone burnout without resorting to preachiness. #read this now.

Review: Kirkus, starred review

Chinese (Simpl.): BabyCube ; Czech: Euromedia ; Dutch: De Fontein

Quote: Grinberg

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