The Anna, Banana Series

By Anica Mrose Rissi * Illustrated by Meg Park and Cassey Kuo

The Anna, Banana illustrated chapter-book series (for readers ages 6-10) follows Anna as she navigates the ups and downs of elementary-school best friendship, with a little help from her wiener dog, Banana. There are six books in the Anna, Banana series out so far, and two more coming soon!

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Anna, Banana, and the Friendship Split

Anna has two favorite things: her best friend, Sadie, and her dog, Banana. She can't wait to celebrate her birthday with both of them.

But Anna's birthday party turns into a birthday disaster when Sadie starts a terrible fight that Anna never saw coming. Anna doesn't know why her best friend is suddenly acting like her worst enemy, but she knows she'd do anything to fix it. She and Banana just need to come up with a plan.

Only, what if Sadie doesn't want their friendship to be fixed?

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Anna, Banana, and the Puppy Parade

Anna can’t wait for the Puppy Parade. She’s certain Banana will win. Soon Banana will be famous—and that means Anna will be famous too!

But when Sadie and Isabel suggest they all enter Banana in the parade together, Anna starts feeling a little unsure about sharing her dog—and the spotlight—with her friends.

How can Anna be Best in Show and be a good best friend?

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 Coming in October 2018—available for pre-order now!

Coming in October 2018—available for pre-order now!

ANNA, BANANA, AND THE SLEEPOVER SECRET

Anna and her friends love sleepovers...and sharing secrets! Anna can't wait for the first sleepover at Isabel's house. Make your own pizzas, supersparkly nail polish, and a secret surprise from Sadie are sure to make this the most fun sleepover yet. The only way it would be better is if Banana could come!

But when Isabel's sisters join the game of Truth or Dare and Anna's dare goes horribly wrong, the sleepover switches from so fun to no fun. Suddenly the girls are stuck with a big scoop of guilt and a secret they wish they didn't have to keep.

Should Anna keep the secret quiet or will spilling the beans help her find a way to make things right for everyone?

Coming on October 2, 2018

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Anna, Banana, and the Monkey In the Middle

Anna is lucky to have two best friends—it makes everything twice as fun. She’s excited to go with both Sadie and Isabel on their class trip to the zoo.

But when Anna’s two best friends start choosing opposite sides on everything, Anna feels caught in the middle. Sadie wants Anna to see the spiny anteater with her, but Isabel wants to visit the tortoise instead. When Isabel pulls Anna toward the camel house, Sadie yanks her toward the giraffes. It’s like they’re playing a game of tug-of-war and Anna is the rope!

How can Anna keep the peace without causing double trouble?

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Anna, Banana, and the Little Lost Kitten

It's Anna's lucky day: She found a stray kitten! But when her dog, Banana, scares the kitten away, it's up to Anna and her friends to find him again.

Catching the kitten is trickier than Anna expects—kittens are easily scared and very sneaky. And even a small kitten can cause big trouble, as Anna and her friends soon discover. They want to help the kitten find a good place to live, but is saving the kitten worth breaking the rules?

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Anna, Banana Book 8

Coming in Summer 2019. Title and cover to be revealed!

Anna, Banana, and the Big-Mouth Bet

Anna has a loose tooth! It’s as wiggly as her dog Banana’s tail. But while Anna is poking at her loose tooth, class clown Justin keeps poking fun at Anna and her friends. 

Anna tries to make Justin leave them alone and gets pulled into a high-stakes bet. If Anna wins, Justin has to play nice; but if Anna loses, she has to do something so jaw-droppingly embarrassing, even Banana can’t believe it.

There’s no wiggling her way out of this one. Anna has to win this bet.

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Anna, Banana, and the Recipe for Disaster

Anna, Sadie, and Isabel love sharing sweet treats, and they're ready to put their baking skills to the test. The plan? To make the best-ever cookies for the library bake sale! Even Anna's dog, Banana, feels certain the girls can win.

There's only one problem: Monica, Sadie and Isabel's new friend who keeps stirring up trouble. Monica, who might be trying to steal Anna's best friends away from her. Can Anna's special new recipe help win them back, or will an unexpected ingredient turn things from sweet to sour?

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