The Nora Notebooks, Book 3: The Trouble with Friends (Hardcover)

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By Claudia Mills, Katie Kath (Illustrator)
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The final book in the Nora Notebooks series finds Nora trying to navigate the unscientific matter of making friends with someone you have nothing in common with.

Nora Alpers, fourth-grade scientist, likes things to be just so. Her ant farm, her hobbies, her friends. So when Coach Joe, her teacher, informs the class that all the students have to try something new and write a report about it, Nora is not pleased. She is even less pleased when her classmate Emma seems to decide that befriending Nora will be her "new" thing. Does Emma really want to be friends or is this just an assignment for school?

Nora, meanwhile, has to figure out her own new thing. Will she discover that she has interests outside of science or will all her efforts end up being nothing but trouble?

Praise for the Nora Notebooks series:

"Will resonate with children who have a passion for something out of the ordinary." --Publishers Weekly, starred

"Readers will be drawn into the story by the sincere and realistic characters Mills has created, as well as the pleasing and appealing illustrations found in every chapter." --School Library Journal

"Middle-grade readers will hope for more Nora Notebooks soon." --Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Claudia Mills is the author of over fifty books for young readers. She does not personally keep an ant farm, but she does have a cat, Snickers, with whom she curls up on her couch at home in Boulder, Colorado, drinking hot chocolate and writing. Find Claudia online at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780385391696
ISBN-10: 0385391692
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 7th, 2017
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Nora Notebooks


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