Don t Wear Polka Dot Underwear with White Pants

Author: Allison Gutknecht
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442483941
Release Date: 2013-11-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Eight-year-old Mandy Berr learns life lessons with patriotic pizazz in the first adventure of a new chapter book series. Eight-year-old Mandy Berr has a lot going on. She has to share her parents’ attention with her newborn twin siblings, who are always crying, and her little brother, Timmy, who is constantly in her way. And she also has to find a way to deal with her nemesis, Dennis, who has a knack for getting under her skin. At least Mandy has the upcoming Presidential Pageant to look forward to at school. She is determined to be President George Washington—she is perfect for the lead part, after all. But when Mandy’s teacher makes a surprising choice, it looks like Mandy will have to keep sharing the spotlight. Can she find her own way to shine? Mandy has some valuable life lessons to learns in this adorable chapter book—including the fact that white pants and polka dot underwear are never a good combination.

A Cast Is the Perfect Accessory

Author: Allison Gutknecht
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442483972
Release Date: 2014-03-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Eight-year-old Mandy Berr is spirited, sassy, and determined to shine—even if she’s not the center of attention! After learning the hard way that polka dot underwear and white pants are not the best combination, Mandy Berr has gotten over that fashion faux pas, and has (almost) recovered from not being named George Washington in the recent Presidential Pageant. But just when things seem like they might be back in her favor, her former nemesis, Natalie, manages to steal Mandy’s spotlight—again. A broken wrist for Natalie means a cool cast and the attention of Mandy’s classmates…even from Anya, Mandy’s BFF. Can Mandy figure out a way to get back into the center of attention, win back her best friend, AND snag a pair of fancy-dancy periwinkle sunglasses?

Never Wear Red Lipstick on Picture Day

Author: Allison Gutknecht
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481429603
Release Date: 2014-11-11
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The spirited and sassy eight-year-old Mandy Berr strives to look—and behave!—her best in this sweet and funny tale. Class Picture Day is fast approaching, and Mandy Berr is looking for the perfect accessory that will complete her special outfit. Her fancy-dancy sunglasses, sparkly scarf, and pink handbag are all up for consideration—but Mandy isn’t sure those will be good enough. As if picking out an appropriate look for her class picture wasn’t enough to worry about, the principal announces a contest for the entire school: whoever exhibits the best behavior in the lunchroom for two weeks gets to have a lunch with him in the mythical teacher’s lounge! Mandy is determined to win…but will her nemesis, Dennis, get in her way?

Pizza Is the Best Breakfast

Author: Allison Gutknecht
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481429610
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Mandy is exicted to spend a visit with her favorite cousin Paige, but when Paige arrives, she isn't the same person Mandy thought she would be.

The Bling Queen

Author: Allison Gutknecht
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481453103
Release Date: 2016-09-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A tween jewelry designer finds herself competing for an online fashion blog spot in this funny and sparkly M!X novel. Twelve-year-old Tess loves fashion, but she has a soft spot for accessories. In fact, Tess runs her own consulting firm for the kids at her school. If you need the finishing touch for middle school dances, special occasions like a thirteenth birthday or bat/bar mitzvah, Tess can make it happen. She loves reading The Miscellaneous Moxie, THE online fashion blog that’s as crazy about accessories as Tess is. So when the blog opens up a contest, calling all of their faithful readers to enter to win a chance at designing an accessory of their very own, Tess jumps at the chance to create something that will wow the judges. But things get more complicated when her former BFF turned frenemy, Kayte (who added the y to be “unique”), a self-proclaimed fashion plate, tries to encroach on Tess’s turf—and submits her own entries for the blog contest. In the midst of the Bling War, Tess discovers that a precious locket from her beloved grandmother, Mimi, is missing. Can Tess solve the mystery behind the missing necklace and get crowned the Bling Queen, too?

Sing Like Nobody s Listening

Author: Allison Gutknecht
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481471565
Release Date: 2018-01-16
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When she feels like she is losing her best friend to the school's spring musical production, Wylie starts an a cappella group hoping to make some new friends of her own.

Spring Break Mistake

Author: Allison Gutknecht
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481471558
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A tween is forced to use her photography skills to track down a missing classmate during a class trip in New York City in this M!X novel from the author of The Bling Queen. After years of suffering through the most boring spring vacations ever, Avalon Kelly is ready for a week of adventure. On a hash-tagged whim, she entered the PhotoReady app’s spring break getaway contest to NYC—and won! But right away, this trip of a lifetime isn’t turning out as planned. Avalon’s best friend isn’t one of the PhotoReady winners, which means that not only will Avalon have to venture to the Big Apple by herself, but she’ll be assigned a stranger as a roommate. The perky and talkative Sofia seems pleasant enough, but snooty Kensington—who was placed in Room 609 at the last moment due to a mix-up—is a whole other story. Just when Avalon is about ready to abandon the trip entirely, one of the fellow contest winners, the cute and mysterious Tate, disappears from the group, and the Room 609 girls must band together, using the clues within their photographs, if they have any hope of tracking him down. Will the hunt for Tate and the view of New York City through her camera lens be enough to convince Avalon to stick it out for the full week?

Persian Girls

Author: Nahid Rachlin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101007709
Release Date: 2007-12-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

For many years, heartache prevented Nahid Rachlin from turning her sharp novelist's eye inward: to tell the story of how her own life diverged from that of her closest confidante and beloved sister, Pari. Growing up in Iran, both refused to accept traditional Muslim mores, and dreamed of careers in literature and on the stage. Their lives changed abruptly when Pari was coerced by their father into marrying a wealthy and cruel suitor. Nahid narrowly avoided a similar fate, and instead negotiated with him to pursue her studies in America. When Nahid received the unsettling and mysterious news that Pari had died after falling down a flight of stairs, she traveled back to Iran--now under the Islamic regime--to find out what happened to her truest friend, confront her past, and evaluate what the future holds for the heartbroken in a tale of crushing sorrow, sisterhood, and ultimately, hope. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Emperor s New Clothes

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Scandinavia Publishing House
ISBN: 9788771326703
Release Date: 2015-01-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Thirty of Hans Christian Andersen's most cherished stories in single volumes Illustrator various artists. Known all over the world, these fairytales hold stories of great value and are a source of inspiration for both young and old.

Touching Spirit Bear

Author: Ben Mikaelsen
Publisher:
ISBN: 0786263512
Release Date: 2004-02-01
Genre: Large type books

Winner of the Nautilus AwardInterest Level: Middle/High SchoolReading Grade Level: 3rd & 4thLexile Level: Not AvailableTheme: Emotions/Growing Up

Maniac Magee

Author: Jerry Spinelli
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316333504
Release Date: 2014-01-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run--and not just run away, but run. This is where the myth of Maniac Magee begins, as he changes the lives of a racially divided small town with his amazing and legendary feats.

The Mistress s Daughter

Author: A. M. Homes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0670038385
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A woman who was adopted as a newborn recounts her experience of meeting her birth parents, describing how adoption affected her sense of identity, her efforts to learn about her late birth mother's personal life, and her discouragement with her birth father's unwillingness to invite her into his family.

Out of My Mind

Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416971719
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

The Glass Castle

Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439156964
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

A Streetcar Named Desire

Author: Tennessee Williams
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 0822210894
Release Date: 1953
Genre: Drama

Tennessee Williams' classic drama studies the emotional disintegration of a Southern woman whose last chance for happiness is destroyed by her vindictive brother-in-law.