Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake

Author: Julie Sternberg
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613126611
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I did a mean thing. A very mean thing. I HATE that I did it. But I did. This is worse than carrot juice on a cupcake or a wasp on my pillow or a dress that’s too tight at the neck. In the third installment from the team who created Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie and Like Bug Juice on a Burger, Eleanor’s relationship with her best friend, Pearl, experiences its first growing pains. When a glamorous new student transfers to school, at first Eleanor’s excited about the possibility of a new friend. But when Pearl is assigned to be the new girl’s buddy, Eleanor fears she can’t compete. To make matters worse, Eleanor’s been chosen for the lead role in the springtime musical, which means she has to sing a solo in front of the entire school! From overcoming stage fright to having a secret crush, young readers will relate to Eleanor as she navigates the bittersweet waters of growing up. Praise for Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake STARRED REVIEW "Sternberg again displays her talent at putting Eleanor on the horns of a common youthful dilemma in accessible prose." --Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review "This is another very true-to-life story about the challenges of growing up. Julie Sternberg captures young emotions so perfectly!" --School Library Monthly "The measures Eleanor takes to right her wrongs and rise to challenges are beautifully revealed in Sternberg’s spare text, which leaves plenty of room for the reader to empathize. Like Eleanor, this series continues to grow and blossom." --Booklist "The pen and ink drawings capture facial expressions and emotions quite well. A good addition for most early-chapter-book collections." --School Library Journal

Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie

Author: Julie Sternberg
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613120869
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I had a bad August. A very bad August. As bad as pickle juice on a cookie. Eleanor’s beloved babysitter, Bibi, is moving away. Suddenly, the things she used to enjoy aren’t fun anymore—everything reminds her of Bibi. To make matters worse, Eleanor has a new babysitter, who just isn’t the same. But as the new school year looms ahead, so do new beginnings. And Eleanor is about to learn some special things about herself, friendship, and the bittersweet process of growing up.

Like Bug Juice on a Burger

Author: Julie Sternberg
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613124791
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I hate camp. I just hate it. I wish I didn’t. But I do. Being here is worse than bug juice on a burger. Or homework on Thanksgiving. Or water seeping into my shoes. In this sequel to Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie, Eleanor is off to summer camp. At first she’s excited, but when she gets there she finds bugs, no electricity, and terrible food. And worst of all: swim class, where she just can’t seem to keep up with the other campers. But as the days go by, Eleanor realizes that life is full of special surprises—even after some belly flops. Praise for Like Bug Juice on a Burger "Eleanor doesn’t just survive, she grows...Readers will celebrate and look forward to more." —Kirkus Reviews "Sternberg gets all of the details exactly right, from the “orange, oozing sloppy joes” to the frustrations of trying to swim in a life jacket. susan dove lempke." —The HornBook "This is a really sweet novel in verse and a good sequel to Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie (Abrams, 2011), though it works fine as a stand-alone." —School Library Journal "Eleanor’s tentative yet heartfelt voice comes through as clearly as in the first volume, with the short, ragged-right-margin lines as approachable as her personality. Sternberg is particularly deft at leaving young-reader-sized room for interpretation and extrapolation." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "This sequel to Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie (2011) is just as endearing and wise, illustrating how small triumphs can help children survive what, at the time, seems an insurmountable trial." —Booklist Award Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbons List 2013 Honor list - 2014 Gryphon Award

Friendship Over

Author: Julie Sternberg
Publisher: Highlights Press
ISBN: 1629792845
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When ten-year-old Celie’s father gives her a journal and a punching bag for her birthday, he tells her they’ll help her work through her feelings, and wow—does she have feelings to work through. Her best friend Lula isn’t speaking to her, her sister Jo locks her out of their room to hang out with her new, cooler friend, and her Granny is suddenly behaving in the most perplexing manner. Good thing Celie's armed with a grape-flavored pen and a solid sense of humor. This pitch-perfect chapter book, told through Celie’s journal entries, notes, emails, and even homework assignments will engage readers who love Clementine and Ivy and Bean, among other plucky girl heroines.

Just Grace Gets Crafty

Author: Charise Mericle Harper
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544289943
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Grace has lots of new and exciting things to share in the latest addition to the Just Grace series! There's a new crossing guard in town named Marie who needs a bit of help making friends, a fun substitute teacher for Miss Lois, and most exciting, Grace and Mimi are going to have their own table at the craft fair! They are going to make lots of crafts to sell—and hopefully save up enough money to go to the county fair. There is one small problem, though—Mimi is a sewing natural, but when it comes to crafting, Grace doesn't know what to make. Leave it to Grace to come up with a great idea for the fair that is a big success, and even helps the new crossing guard find a friend.

Everything s Changed

Author: Julie Sternberg
Publisher: Highlights Press
ISBN: 1629797987
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Ten-year-old Celie and her family have moved an hour away from her school and her friends, and the changes don’t stop there. At her new school, Celie struggles to make friends, torn between energetic and intriguing Mary Majors Meade and sweet but shy Charlie Larken, two classmates who do not get along. On top of adjusting to her new school, complete with harder homework and friendship troubles, Celie deals with changes at home when her forgetful Granny and a home nurse move into their apartment. When misunderstandings lead to a falling out between Celie’s older sister Jo and her boyfriend, Celie is determined to make it right. However, her choices lead to a dangerous situation. Will Celie be able to handle all these new changes in her life? Once more Celie turns to her diary, filling the pages with heartfelt and often humorous entries, notes, drawings, and pages from her top-secret spy notebook.

Secrets Out

Author: Julie Sternberg
Publisher: Highlights Press
ISBN: 1629794341
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Ten-year-old Celie’s grandmother has moved in with her family, and Granny’s forgetfulness is starting to worry Celie. In the meantime, she can tell her parents are keeping secrets, but she can’t talk to her best friend Lula or her sister Jo, because they’re both keeping secrets, too! Why is Lula not sharing with Celie? Who is Jo texting all the time? And what is Celie supposed to do when special time with her grandmother becomes much more complicated—and possibly dangerous—than Celie can manage on her own? Once again Celie turns to her diary as she tries to sort this all out, filling the pages with heartfelt and often humorous entries, notes, drawings, and pages from her top-secret spy notebook.

Peanut Butter Cupcake

Author: Terry Border
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698171519
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For fans of The Day the Crayons Quit, Little Pea, or How Are You Peeling? What’s a little piece of bread to do when he’s feeling lonely? Find a friend, of course! And that’s exactly what Peanut Butter tries to do. But sometimes friends are hard to come by, especially when Hamburger has to walk his (hot) dogs, Cupcake is too busy building castles in her sprinkle box, and Egg laughs so hard he starts to crack up! Does Peanut Butter have a soulmate? Young readers will know the answer long before Peanut Butter does and laugh along with each mismatched pairing. In a story that pairs silliness with poignancy, and friendship with anthropomorphic food, Terry Border, the photography mastermind behind the Bent Objects project, makes a triumphant entrance into the children's book world. Complete with a rhyming refrain, this is sure to be a favorite family read-aloud--and laugh-aloud. Praise for PEANUT BUTTER & CUPCAKE "Border’s witty food comedy will lure children who are hungry for clever visual entertainment."--Publishers Weekly "[T]he creatively zany photographs...will make this a read-aloud hit."--School Library Journal "This book would be a great read-aloud on friendship and food."--Library Media Connection

Zorgamazoo

Author: Robert Paul Weston
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781595141996
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Offers a sophisticated rhyming adventure featuring a courageous girl named Katrina Katrell and her intriguing quest to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Zorgamazoo. 30,000 first printing.

Gooney Bird Greene

Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547488981
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From the moment Gooney Bird Greene arrives at Watertower Elementary School, her fellow second-graders are intrigued by her unique sense of style and her unusual lunches. So when story time arrives, the choice is unanimous: they want to hear about Gooney Bird Greene. And that suits her just fine, because, as it turns out, Gooney Bird has quite a few interesting and “absolutely true” stories to tell. Through Gooney Bird and her tales, acclaimed author Lois Lowry introduces young readers to the concepts and elements of storytelling. By demonstrating some of the simple techniques that reveal the extraordinary in everyday events, this book will encourage the storyteller in everyone.