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Book Review: Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Late-Breaking News!

Nancy Clancy Star Reporter Breaking News

Title: Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Late-Breaking News!
Author: Jane O’Connor
Illustrator: Robin Preiss Glasser
Print Length: 144 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (February 28, 2017)
Type: Chapter Book
Source: Library

Book Description:

From New York Times bestselling team Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser comes the eighth and final installment of the Fancy Nancy chapter book series: Nancy Clancy and the Late-Breaking News!

Nancy Clancy is working to be the star reporter of the Third Grade Gazette—that’s a fancy word for newspaper. When the latest issue comes out, Nancy and Bree decide the articles just aren’t interesting enough and set out to find some really exciting news to report on. But when Nancy overhears something she shouldn’t and the news gets out, she learns that a good reporter knows when to keep things confidential and may even get some surprising and unexpected news herself.

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My Thoughts:

Nancy is one of those girls who I fell in love with along with my little girl when we started reading Fancy Nancy years ago. Nancy is a wonderful role model (extra points for her fanciness which is just the right amount) and totally adorable to boot.

In this book, Nancy is planning to ensure her articles make it to the front page of the class newspaper. She wants to be the star reporter and decides that the Third Grade Gazette needs more exciting news.

As she works on her article, she learns a lot. She finds out what things should go into a newspaper and what should not, about researching the facts, about confidentiality, about the fact that news travels faster than you want it to, and also learns that to find out the truth behind what one (over)hears is important. She also learns that change is not always bad, and surprises can well, surprise you!

As in all Fancy Nancy books, Robin Preiss Glasser’s illustrations are wonderful. I feel that a Fancy Nancy coloring book would be a great thing to have with all the gorgeous artwork.

I love how Jane O’Connor introduces new words to readers in this series, oftentimes by making them a fancier way of saying other words. Truly a fun way to increase your vocabulary.

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Rating: A
Reading Level: 6 – 10 years
Reread Level: B+

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And Some More Books Featuring #FancyNancy

We read all of her picture book series when my DD was little, and have read many of her chapter books too (I (re)read some even after my DD outgrew them!) – and reviewed some of them earlier on the blog,  including Fancy Nancy Fancy Nancy: Bonjour Butterfly, Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy, Fancy Nancy Tea Parties and Fancy Nancy Thanksgiving Banquet.

Does Fancy Nancy catch your attention? Has a little girl you know or you yourself read the books?


Writing this post as a series for the Ultimate Blog Challenge and Write 31 Days.  31 Days, 31 Books! This is for Day Twelve (and I need to catch up on the 10th day)

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4 thoughts on “Book Review: Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Late-Breaking News!

  1. I am a huge fan of the Fancy Nancy books and I have a few from the 2006 to 2009 that I purchased for my daughter. They are so beautifully written but the illustrations are my favorite part for sure! this is a great one and I will have to look for it for my God Daughter!

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