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Series: No. 1 Car Spotter


Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A delightful immersion in an unfamiliar world for early chapter-book readers. (Fiction. 7-11)"
In four connected short stories set in a tiny African village, No. 1 fulfills his dream of seeing a Pontiac Firebird up close and meeting its professor owner. Read full book review >
THE NO. 1 CAR SPOTTER by Atinuke
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"First published in England in 2010, this promises another engaging chapter-book series, a treat for lively middle-grade boys. (Fiction. 7-11) "
Oluwalase Babatunde Benson, otherwise known as No. 1, is not only the best car-spotter in his African village, his electric ideas improve village life. Read full book review >