2015 Selection

sam coverNumber One Sam by Greg Pizzoli

They're off! Sam is the best race-car driver in history – he is number one at every race! But when his best friend, Maggie, shows that she has racing talent of her own, Sam doesn't know how to handle coming in second place. Will he learn what it truly means to be a winner?

The Reviews Are In for Number One Sam!

From The New York Times Book Review
"Pizzoli's zingy ice-pop colors and dramatically varied page compositions take home the blue ribbon."

From School Library Journal (Starred Review)
"The simple yet exciting text drives the story forward and will make it a popular choice at storytimes."

 From Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Another winner from Pizzoli."

From Kirkus (Starred Review)
"A polished work, from the words to the finish on the race cars."

From The Horn Book
"It's not easy to write a book for new readers because everything from the font, to the word choice and repetition, to the plot and page turns has to work within the construct of readability. This one does it all."

Also by Greg Pizzoli

  • The Watermelon Seed, 2014 recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
  • Not Very Scary
  • Tricky Vic
  • Klip Klop #1
  • C'mon, Go!

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