Parents | Raising readers & learners.

Home of Parent & Child Magazine



Series: Stella and the Night Sprites (Book #1)
by Sam Hay Illustrated by Turine Tran

Stella is upset when she finds out she needs glasses. But then it turns out her new glasses are magic! When she wears them, Stella can see the sparkly night sprites. In this first book, Stella meets Trixie, a knit-knotter sprite. Trixie seems nice, but she ties knots in kids' hair to make it all tingly-tangly. If Trixie doesn't stop tying knots, Stella will have to get a haircut! Can Stella stop her magical new friend from turning her hair into a tangled mess?

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Download the activity sheet based on the book.

6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades 1 - 3
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages

About the Author and Illustrator

Sam Hay Sam Hay has always wanted to be a writer, and growing up in Scotland, she filled endless notebooks with stories and poem She is the author of more than twenty books for children.
Turine Tran Turine Tran was born and raised in Saigon, Vietnam. She traveled all over the world learning about art from Singapore to Paris to Scotland, where she earned a Masters of Art degree.

The Reading Toolkit

Shop From Scholastic

Paperback Book: $3.99

Buy Now

Find Just-Right Books

Find Just-Right Books