The Kindness Club: Chloe on the Bright Side (Paperback)

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Chloe Silver has always been good at looking on the bright side. Even though her parents got divorced and she's moved to a new town, she knows that she will make great friends at her new school. So when she is assigned a science project with offbeat Lucy Tanaka and nerdy Theo Barnes, they have fun creating an experiment that tests out the laws of science through different acts of kindness . . . officially forming The Kindness Club.

But when she is also asked join the cool girls' exclusive It Girls club, Chloe feels completely torn between the It Girls and The Kindness Club. Faced with the possibility of upsetting all her new friends, Chloe's capacity for kindness is put to the test. Sometimes mistakes yield the best discoveries, and there is one hypothesis that can always be proven correct: Kindness is the coolest.

Inspired by kindness projects and anti-bullying campaigns across the country, the first book of this delightful series will have all readers thinking kind!

About the Author

Courtney Sheinmel is a recovering attorney, chocolate lover, mac and cheese expert, and the author of over a dozen highly celebrated novels for kids and young adults, including Edgewater, Sincerely, and the Stella Batts series. She mentors teen writers at Writopia Lab, a nonprofit in New York City, and she received a National Scholastic Outstanding Educator Award. Courtney wants to hear your kindness stories! Write to her at

Praise For…

"Sheinmel’s characters are absolutely charming. Middle grade readers will want to join their club--as a matter of fact, I do too!" - Sarah Mlynowski, New York Times bestselling author of the Whatever After series

"A great big hug of a book that proves friendships are built one small act of kindness at a time." - Michael Buckley, New York Times bestselling author of The Sisters Grimm and NERDS series

"A warm and charming first installment. . . . Readers will be rewarded with a satisfying read and, hopefully, a little inspiration to be considerate in their own lives. . . . Recommended." - School Library Journal

"Chloe is a modern-day Pollyanna, spreading kindness everywhere she goes." - Booklist

"Imagine what a better world we’d live in if Kindness Clubs spring up at every school. This series is inspiring!" - Wendy Mass, New York Times bestselling author of THE CANDYMAKERS on DESIGNED BY LUCY

Product Details
ISBN: 9781681195315
ISBN-10: 1681195313
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: November 7th, 2017
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: The Kindness Club