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Parents' Guide to

A Is for Amber Series

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Amber's adventures have great messages for young readers.

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These books are fantastic for emerging readers, or for those who want to practice their skills while learning a bit more science and vocabulary than in typical chapter books for this age range. The Amber Brown series A Is for Amber is a fun -- occasionally deep -- take on life and friendship in early elementary school. In one of the books, Amber's parents have an argument, and Amber's worries are entirely relatable to children who have been upset by their own parents' arguments. On the positive side, there are birthday parties and lighthearted family trips and lots to laugh about, and each book ends with a lovely version of Amber telling herself that everything is going to be OK. It's a great message to kids about the complexity of life, told in ways that make sense to readers young and old.

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