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Autumn comes to Camden Falls -- bringing new friends, new teachers, new worries, and new challenges. It's autumn in Camden Falls, and Flora and Ruby are just starting to settle into the town. Flora is worried about spending the first Thanksgiving without their parents. Ruby is worried about getting a part in her school musical. And their new friends, Olivia and Nikki, areAutumn comes to Camden Falls -- bringing new friends, new teachers, new worries, and new challenges. It's autumn in Camden Falls, and Flora and Ruby are just starting to settle into the town. Flora is worried about spending the first Thanksgiving without their parents. Ruby is worried about getting a part in her school musical. And their new friends, Olivia and Nikki, are facing problems of their own. But the friendship that ties them together will also give them the strength to work things out -- one stitch at a time....

Title : Needle and Thread
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ISBN : 9780439868808
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 205 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Needle and Thread Reviews

  • Jessie
    2019-02-27 16:52

    i just started it

  • Rachel Brand
    2019-03-20 11:06

    I didn't enjoy this quite as much as the first book, but this is still a really cute series. My main gripe is that, because of the choppy story-telling that jumps between different characters and often takes an omniscient look at all the characters, I'm not entirely sure what age this book would be suitable for. I read the Babysitters Club books when I was about eight, but they were far more structured. But would this book seem too babyish to someone a bit older? I'm also not sure how the sewing shop would appeal to girls that age, but this book did have a bit of everything in it - Nikki's abusive father, Olivia's parents needing new jobs, the older woman with Alzheimer's, getting a new teacher, Ruby balancing all her activities, their first Thanksgiving without their parents, and so on. A lot of topics are covered in these books, so I hope kids don't find it too much. But there is something incredibly sweet and comforting about Camden Falls. I hope these books are just as relevant when I have kids. And if I don't have girls, I'm going to have some very open-minded sons, considering how big my Ann M. Martin collection is now! 3.5*

  • Jessica
    2019-03-21 16:02

    This is a fun series for young girls. There are a lot of characters with interesting backgrounds and stories that are constantly evolving. Ann M. Martin is wonderful at writing books that match seasons. These books are great at making the reader get the feeling of the season that the book is taking place in. I especially love her books that take place in fall. She weaves in descriptions of change that make you long for that time of year. This one was my favorite of the series because it had some great character growth.

  • Hanna
    2019-03-14 16:05

    The Main Street series by Ann M. Martin is a series I would recomend to anyone! It is one of my most favorite series that I have ever read! It is a story of 2 girls journey as they begin to live with their Grandma in Camden Falls. They meet new friends, work at their grandmas store and help others in need as they go to their first year of school in Camden Falls and fun summers!!! I give this book, author, and series 5 stars!

  • Lola
    2019-02-26 09:40

    A Review In Four WordsEnjoyable but ultimately forgettable.

  • Leah Fox
    2019-03-04 10:44

    great series

  • Claire
    2019-03-17 16:55

    It was amazing it couldn't have been better I felt bad for Nikki no love at all coming from her dad:(

  • Autumn Cook
    2019-03-08 10:49

    Love this Book!!!

  • Kaylin
    2019-02-19 13:49

    These Main Street books are great! The first chapter hooks me into Martin's Main Street series. I think that this book is very detailed and starts off at the place it ended before.

  • Hailey
    2019-03-05 12:48

    It was a great book. I recommend it for 8 and up.

  • Jayla Johnson
    2019-03-16 12:00

    A fun book about friendship.

  • Vanesa
    2019-03-09 15:49

    It was pretty nice.

  • Sarah
    2019-03-11 10:53

    it's a really good book so far.

  • Ellen
    2019-02-23 13:38

    i really like the main street series

  • Brooke
    2019-03-05 11:51

    I love this book in the series also! I bought this book when I bought the third book too. Loved it at 13 and still love it now.

  • Ayesha Ilahi
    2019-02-27 09:57

    It was a very nice Book.

  • Molly
    2019-02-25 14:46

    thanksgiving book!!! LOVED IT!!

  • Divya
    2019-03-02 08:47

    I loved this book. !! I totally recommend this books.

  • Becky Keir Grace
    2019-02-22 13:03

    Needle and Thread picks up right where Welcome to Camden Falls ends. School has started and three of the girls are about to begins 6th grade, with Ruby starting 4th. The girls were so excited to have Mrs. Mandel, an incredibly popular teach and are devastated when she announces she is retiring after Thanksgiving to be with her family. The group is also planning for Halloween and the make a bear sewing class that Flora suggested. The book jumps from girl to girl, and even gives a peak at the other families living in the row houses.Flora, is struggling with the notion that this will be the first holiday season without her parents. She is the pushing force behind the sewing class for children. All the bears made in the class are to be donated to a local charity group that helps children in need. Nikki continues to deal with alcoholic parents. Her father rules with an iron fist and does anything to keep the children under control. Tobias, Nikki’s oldest brother is now beginning to stand up to their father, which seems to tighten his grip on Nikki and Mae. Nikki continues to feed the stray dogs around her house, but struggles with keeping it a secret from her father.Olivia’s 10th birthday is approaching and with her parents not working, there is little hope for a party. Her mother is planning on going back to work while her father looks for a new job. She continues to make excellent grades.Ruby the youngest of the group, and personally my least favorite character, throws herself into everything. She tries out for the chorus and the play. She is also to begin dance classes in Camden Falls. She has to always be in the spotlight, yet her grades are suffering. I think this book touches on some very important topics. Nikki is in a terribly abusive home and tried hard to hide that fact from everyone in fear of being taken into social services. A lot of families are in the same situation as Olivia’s family, searching for a job is hard especially right before the holidays. Flora and Ruby are dealing with the loss of their parents in their own ways. I also think the author is setting Ruby up for a diagnosis such as ADD or ADHD. There is a lot of focus on the Willets and their battle with Alzheimer’s. I think this series would be a great one for a book discussion. So many different topics to cover.

  • Alberto Lopez
    2019-03-01 17:03

    Had fun reading it with my girls.

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2019-03-16 13:57

    Reviewed by Marta Morrison for TeensReadToo.comI read my first MAIN STREET title in the fall of last year and was delighted with it. I have since recommended it to many of my students. I just finished NEEDLE AND THREAD, the second of the series, and fell in love with it all over again. Flora and Ruby are two sisters who have come to live with their grandmother after their parents died in a car accident. Grandmother owns a sewing shop, which Flora loves. This story picks up a few days after the first one ends. The four girls: Flora, Ruby, Olivia (Flora's best friend who lives next door), and Nikki (the girl from the wrong side of the tracks), head off for school. They love their teachers and Ruby becomes very involved with Camden Falls by joining the community kids chorus, taking dance lessons, and getting the lead in the school play. Flora doesn't feel as connected, as she seems to miss her old life a little more than her sister. I loved the way the Grandmother would swear by using phrases that I have used such as "All my stars!" The story also includes many serious subjects that children of today have to face. The chapters about Nikki's family made me sad but also glad that they weren't written with a heavy hand. I so like these books that I intend to have all of them for my 5th-grade classroom and encourage all the girls to read them. Thank you, Ms. Martin, for creating a series which speaks to the children of today.

  • Victoria
    2019-03-17 11:51

    I liked this book very much. This book was very interesting, it had some real life drama but not to much to make you scared,it also had happy heartwarming parts that made you joyful. This book was about two girls who who moved to their grandmothers house after their mother and father passed away in a car accident. This is the second book in the series. The to sisters go through there first year in a totally new place. They all make new friends that have difficult situations going on as well and help each other every step of the way, still having fun around the Holidays, and sewing in there grandmother mins shop. It also contains some mystery because these two girls mother grew up in the same place, and had friends around there, and a mysterious lady who lives in a house and rarely ever comes out. So as you can see this would be a good book, but for a little older children because of the older content such as drug addicts, a older woman with Alzheimer's, etc. But over all this book has a wide variety of these children's lives, and is very intresting. You should defineitley read it!

  • Ed
    2019-02-19 16:38

    I really liked this book. Ann M Martin is a fantastic author. She knows how to describe kids and school and family life, I could relate to a lot of the characters. I have read most of her books so I recommend this book!

  • Suzy
    2019-02-21 11:40

    My daughter & I are enjoying this series very much. The characters are real, and experience the ups downs of early teens, tweens, sibling rivalry, family problems and insecurities. This is a great series with nothing that a parent would worry about, with their girls reading on their own. Heartwarming and heartwrenching at times. A lovely series to share if you're still enjoying reading time together at night. I'm enjoying it while it lasts, with my near 14yo daughter, and will sorely miss these nights when the inevitable happens and our "good nights" do not include reading together.

  • BDC
    2019-02-19 14:41

    Excellent beginning readers series. At first the plethora of characters confused me and my daughter. But after a few chapters it was clear. I like the way the author presents many different personality types and introduces young readers to inner dialogue. It was particularly rich for us to discuss one of the characters who has a dysfunctional family life. We look forward to continuing the series.

  • Julie
    2019-03-09 16:56

    A good follow-up to the first book, Welcome to Camden Falls. I continue to enjoy the setting as character. I wonder how long it will take Flora to adapt to her new town as Ruby so readily seemed to. (Or will Ruby backslide?) I do like that Flora acknowledges that the Row House residents are like a big family to her.

  • Lillian Jillian
    2019-03-19 12:54

    This book is my go-to literature over time periods when the library is closed. The Main Street series are a better experience on audio and I hate to say that the second in the series does not come in listening library as far as I have seen; leadiing to the first becoming more of a pleasing experience.

  • babyhippoface
    2019-03-13 11:04

    I was so surprised by this new series. I really, really like it! Camden Falls sounds like such alovely place to live. Sort of the literary equivalent of Gilmore Girls' Stars Hollow. Hmm. Let's all go have a cup of coffee at Luke's....

  • Catherine
    2019-03-18 14:41

    its about two girls flora and ruby who recently ,about 5 months,moved into cadem falls and is worring about how they are going to celebrate thankgiving without their parents, who recently died in a car crash

  • Katherine
    2019-03-20 11:59

    The Baby Sitters were decent and I read them all, but I can tell that Martin has really grown as an author in this series. I am really enjoying them. Martin addresses tough topics for kids with sensitivity.