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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.

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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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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.

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  • Michael
  • 15-05-2017

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.

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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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  • Ana
  • 15-02-2021

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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  • Angela
  • 13-01-2021

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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  • Sehrish
  • 22-09-2020

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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  • Renu Chawla
  • 24-06-2021

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!

Ana,

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  • Carrie Giannotti
  • 15-06-2021

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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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  • Amber
  • 12-06-2021

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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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  • Maya
  • 24-05-2021

Awesome book

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

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  • Yume
  • 23-04-2021

Cute story

entertaining characters, i really like them, relatable story
i also wanted to change my name, but when i got the age to be allowed to do the paperworks, i was used to my old one, still don't like it though
i like the childish - typical siblings' quarrel way, she realizes, she prefers her old name. :3

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  • slkeji12
  • 27-03-2021

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I heart this book the one thing I don't like about is the voices their a little squeaky.

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  • Richard Hanrahan
  • 10-09-2021

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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  • Reader
  • 22-01-2021

plot

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

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  • Nicola Hallam
  • 20-04-2020

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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  • Anthony
  • 06-01-2022

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I disliked the Smella but KitKat was the best name caramel was good too. Kk

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  • Lucym8885
  • 31-12-2021

I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT THING!!!!!

I loooooooooooooooooooove this it is sooooooooooooo good 😍🥰😘😘🥰😍😍🥰😘😘🥰😍😍🥰😘 I loved all the new names Caremel is my favourite Willa is nice and I would like to have her as a best friend I have the next and the next and ALL OF THEM!!!!

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  • ladyJ
  • 07-10-2021

Loved by my 9 year old

My daughter adores this title and from what I've heard it's got some powerful messages

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-09-2021

cute

enjoyed it despite it being a children's story , good for relaxing to 😌

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