Amelia Bedelia Means Business - book cover
Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • Publisher : Greenwillow Books; 1st edition
  • Published : 29 Jan 2013
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN-10 : 0062094963
  • ISBN-13 : 9780062094964
  • Language : English

Amelia Bedelia Means Business

Amelia Bedelia makes her chapter book debut! In Amelia Bedelia Means Business, a New York Times bestseller and the first book in the new chapter book series, young Amelia Bedelia will do almost anything for a shiny new bicycle. 

Amelia Bedelia's parents say they'll split the cost of a new bike with her, and that means Amelia Bedelia needs to put the pedal to the metal and earn some dough! With Amelia Bedelia anything can happen, and it usually does. Short, fast-paced chapters, tons of friends, silly situations, and funny wordplay and misunderstandings make the Amelia Bedelia chapter books an ideal choice for readers of the Ivy and Bean, Magic Tree House, and Judy Moody books. Features black-and-white pictures by Lynne Avril on every page!

Look out! Here comes Amelia Bedelia, and she means business! "Sure to be favorites on the early chapter-book shelves."-School Library Journal

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Editorial Reviews

"No child can resist Amelia [Bedelia] and her literal trips through the minefield of the English language―and no adult can fail to notice that she's usually right when she's wrong." -- New York Times Book Review

Praise for the young Amelia Bedelia series: "Parish has turned the clock back, making Amelia Bedelia young again and giving a new generation of readers the opportunity to enjoy her humor and self-confidence." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Her ingenuous spirit will continue to capture hearts." -- Publishers Weekly

Readers Top Reviews

ElizabethMiss Joanne
My daughter, age 8, second grade, loved this book. It was her first experience with Amelia Bedelia. She liked how there was a preview for the next book and has been asking for it! My daughter is a great reader and this was not a difficult read for her.
My daughter is super picky about the books she reads. Every bad kitty book is worn through, but I have entire series that collect dust. She's really enjoyed Amelia Bedelia and I am so relieved. I remember reading AB books when I was a kid and it's something we really connect on, laugh about, and read to each other. I will definitely be purchasing more for her.
Nicole Brown
I always loved Amelia Bedelia books as a child and I am so thrilled to share them with my children. My six year old loved Amelia Bedelia Means Business and so did I -- the writing is really made so that its age appropriate for children but also has funny jokes and inferences that adults will appreciate and the kids are usually asking, why are you laughing? The lessons of the story are positive -- the value of money, making money takes hard work and be yourself and don't be jealous of other people's possessions.
Jane Starling
I purchased them for my reading group at school. I am getting our students started on a little chapter book so they can easily read larger books. Fun book. As a reading teacher Amelia Bedelia are fun books for students to read.
Scott Henson📚Bookwy
The seven-year old granddaughter got a bit bored halfway through. Was a struggle to have her plow through to the finish, and not because of reading level. She liked Amelia books in shorter doses. And she liked this okay, at least parts of it. But I suspect she won't be asking for more Amelia anytime soon when we have her read chapter books. If she does, I'll come back and add a star. Okay for what it is, especially if your little girl is already an Amelia Bedelia fan. But it's a pretty thin character to stretch to chapter-book plot levels.

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