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Publisher's Summary

Meet Stella Batts. She is eight-years old and she loves to write. She loves to write lists; like her favorite things and kids in her class. And she's writing her autobiography. Stella's favorite color is yellow and she LOVES fudge. As a matter of fact, there is a special fudge counter at her family's candy store because fudge is one of her favorite things to eat!

But Stella has just one problem - her name. A boy from her class keeps calling her 'Smella' after she trips on their class nature walk. ("I don't even want to say what I landed in, it was too gross, so I'm just going to leave out that part."). So Stella decides there's really only one thing to do: she has to change her name. After all, how hard can it be to pick a new name? But it's not as easy as it sounds.

©2012 Courtney Sheinmel (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

What listeners say about Needs a New Name: Stella Batts, Book 1

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Great story that teaches good morals.

What did you love best about Needs a New Name: Stella Batts, Book 1?

I loved being able share this fun, wholesome story with my daughter. All of the content was positive. I would love to see more content like this out there. My daughter and I will read the whole sires once the rest of the series is Whispersync for Voice enabled.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

We listened to this book on the way home from vacation and my kids where enjoying it so much that they stayed in the car while I unloaded because they wanted to finish the epilogue.

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played it for my 8yo niece

my niece is a bit lazy when it comes to reading books so I started playing audiobooks while she paints & draws. she enjoyed this story very much.

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Okay for what it is

If you are on audible at the moment looking for the deeper side of children's literature along the lines of CS Lewis, keep looking. If on the other hand you want something lite to keep your primary school children assumed for a short time this might be just the thing. This is good for what it is, just don't expect too much

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loved it!

my 7 year old thoroughly enjoyed both the narration and the story.. she can't wait to start another book!

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My Stella loves this book!!

My 8 year old daughter loves this book and we listen to it nightly!! We love the characters, the story and the pace. Well done and we love Audible!!

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I love this book

My kid is afraid of sleeping alone so I found this story so she can listen to it while she sleeps and it’s been a life change-r!

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I love it 🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍

I like it because even though there is a bully the I like that there is a bully because it really shows what kids have to go through at the school and how he always is making fun of her and all that because it actually shows what kids have to go through it's a good book though I like the part that she has a best friend and I like this one cuz it's really good and I also like all the other books so you guys this is all the other book stuff and it really shows what kids mostly girls have to go through so I think everybody would enjoy but mostly girls

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I didn't like the bully of the story. I liked that the fudge was named after stella.

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Awesome book

I love this book it is so funny and interesting and I want to listen more

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  • Richard Hanrahan
  • 09-10-21

New name for stella batts

Wish it was longer because I loves it so much ha ha ha coopers cola bottles too

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  • 01-22-21

plot

very very fun and a little bit educational but more fun. you learn to be graetfull

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  • bmb8lco
  • 02-20-22

The Review of Stella Batts Book 1,that was reall

I reeeeeaaallly loved it,my name would have been Starburst
or Glow Gum,it's great,perfect,funny and enjoyable,by Rachel C Robinson

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-11-22

I like it it is Ok ✅

I love it 😍 but I have only read about 2 minutes so far but I still love ❤️ it.
I recommend it to anyone who has really enjoyed adventure stories or First Person books 📚.
I actually read the fourth book first then the first book second although it seems a bit weird but to me it isn’t
Otherwise it is REALLY GOOD and that’s why I gave it 15 star’s
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ by the way you don’t have to count how many stars there are because it says 15!!!

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  • Nicola Hallam
  • 04-20-20

Stella Bates needs a new name

It is a amazing book

It's a good book to fall asleep to

Good for kids ages 7/12

My child loves it

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  • Surinder P S Khural
  • 06-05-22

Soooooo good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love it and it is the best book 📚
You are going to love it 🥰 🐶🦊🐹🐼🦄

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  • 05-31-22

I'm Annabeth 12 years old

I love the name Ariela it's such a beautiful name but I hate when they keep saying eensy weensy my faveroite is Ariel

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  • Alasdair
  • 05-10-22

Too short

Too short it was good but I like book 📕 6 better my dog 🐶 and puppy 🐕 like it too🐾😀🐶🐕🦮🐩🐕‍🦺

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  • 05-02-22

Great book

I liked it so much 👁👄👁😀😀😀😀😀😀it the best book for me and hope fully for everyone

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  • 02-20-22

Good narrator and story

My child liked how I knew who the character would be due to the narrators different voices.
Kept her entertained for 1h20 in the car, on a long journey.

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  • 03-15-20

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I like that it was an autobiography of Stella and how she realised that changing her name was a bad idea . I recommend this to all people who are want ing something interesting to listen to.

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 04-05-22

Okay?

I liked it buttttttttt no I just didn’t know what to say but it was really…
Um ….. interesting?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-05-21

Amazing!

This Is amazing I’ve listened to It like 7 times!
I recommend this book to everyone who wants a really fun listen.
The whole series is amazing as well.
I recommend the whole series.