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Xander’s Panda Party

A joyful and engaging tale of fun and frivolity from master storyteller and winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal, Linda Sue Park.

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Xander Panda is planning a party, a dandy panda party!

But he has to change the plans and send more and more invitations as the guest list grows and grows.

Xander is frantic. His party won’t stay planned!

But with the help of his new friend Amanda, Xander finally gives the perfect party that everyone in the zoo will remember forever.

The Newbery Medal author Linda Sue Park introduces animal taxonomy in a wonderfully way, and celebrated artist Matt Phelan’s charming ink and watercolor paintings are the icing on the cake. It’s a read-aloud whoop-de-do!

Linda Sue Park, author of When My Name Was Keoko, A Long Walk to Water, A Single Shard, Xander's Panda Party, and The Third Gift

Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park is the author of A Single Shard, which was awarded the prestigious Newbery Medal by the American Library Association in 2002, for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. She has written many other award-winning picture books and novels for young people. The daughter of immigrant parents, Ms. Park draws on her Korean ancestry for much of her work. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family.

Matt Phelan

Matt Phelan

Matt Phelanlives a short distance from the Philadelphia Zoo. He has had fun drawing pictures for a living since 2004. His illustrations appear in numerous picture books, some of which he also wrote.