Synopses & Reviews
It's time for the school fair, and Just Grace's class has chosen a cupcake theme. But the fairand#8217;s highlight, a cupcake competition, causes quite a stir when Grace gets paired with dreadful Owen 1 and not with herand#160;best pal, Mimi. Grace is devastated. And just when she thinks things canand#8217;t get worse, her team votes down her idea to build a cupcake Eiffel Tower in favor of building Spiderman.
It's aand#160;challenging time for Grace. Will she be able to overcome her disappointment and lead her team onward?and#160;Will Graceand#8217;s team ever figure out how toand#160;make a Spiderman out of cupcakes?
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"Spirited Sophie is back for a fourth tale in this highly readable series. . . Those readers ready to graduate from Judy Moody and Junie B. Jones will find a kindred spirit in Sophie."
"In Greene's fourth Sophie Hartley book, the author lightheartedly yet earnestly portrays the shifting dynamics of being on the cusp of middle school. . . . A reliably cute and comfortable read for the younger range of the targeted audience."
"In this wryly amusing, perceptive story, Greene captures the viewpoint of a preteen who, after observing her older siblings in action, is in no hurry to become a teenager. . . . A solid addition to the consistently entertaining Sophie Hartley series."
"In this latest addition to this thoughtful and charming series, Greene paints a convincing picture of the last breath of childhood with sensitivity and humor. . . . Like the early volumes of Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's Alice series, this sweet and sincere story will resonate with preteens who accept their future but certainly don't wish to hasten it."
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"This title can be read alone and will win new fans, while long-standing fans will cheer. Just Grace continues to be just delightful."
"Harper succeeds in capturing the classroom dynamics as well as the ups and downs of the characters' emotions."
"As always, the humor derives from Grace's earnest attempts to do the right thing. . . Subplots involving Miss Lois' fervent geography unit and Grace's growing appreciation of Sammy add to the fun, as do Harper's squiggly spot cartoons."
Megan McDonalds story — as featured in Judys uber-cool movie — is back in a must have edition illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. RARE!
Roar! Its not bad enough that Mom and Dad are heading to California, leaving Judy and Stink with Aunt Awful (er, Opal), but now two of Judys friends are going Splitsville, too. Just when it looks like her summer is going to be BOR-ing- eureka! — Judy comes up with the most thrill-a-delic plan ever. Get ready for a race involving tightrope walking, Scream Monster riding, and way more! Add in a treasure hunt for Judys teacher, a midnight stakeout, a runaway ice cream truck, and a dash of Bigfoot, and what have you got? The Judy Moodiest summer ever!
In the fourth middle-grade novel about the irrepressible Sophie Hartley, Sophie, 10, doesnt want to turn into a moody teenager like her older brother and sister, and she certainly doesnt want to see The Movie (about gross adolescent body changes) at school. On the other hand, she doesnt want to be considered immature by her classmates. A lively, funny story that touches on a perennially fascinating subject.
"Readers ready to graduate from Judy Moody and Junie B. Jones will find a kindred spirit in Sophie.” —Kirkus Reviews
Sophie Hartley, age ten, does not want to be a teenager like all her other classmates. She vows she'll never be like her older sister, who has tantrums about her hair and almost everything else. No, Sophie likes being who she is right now—helping out at home, doing art projects, and hanging out with her two best friends.
As usual, Sophie faces challenges and challengers with determination. With a typically realistic, humorous take on friendships and family, Sophie takes one step closer to growing up without compromising her sense of self.
Count on Grace to cook up a creative compromise just in time to save the day in this tenth installment of the beloved Just Grace series. It's a cupcake-themed adventure, with plenty of fun sprinkled on top.
In the eleventh installment in the Just Grace series, Just Grace gets an invitation to a super sleepover!
Put on your pajamas and bring your sleeping bagand#8212;itand#8217;s time for Just Grace to go to a super sleepover! Birthdays and sleepovers are always super fun, but thereand#8217;s just one thing that keeps Just Grace from getting super excited about this sleepover.and#160;
Book eleven in the Just Grace series continues the illustrated adventures of the beloved third-grader Just Grace, who has been praised by the Horn Book for having a voice that is and#8220;consistently funny, frank, and believable.and#8221; The familiar school, friendship, and family situations in these books resonate with Graceand#8217;s audience and keep them and#8220;speed[ing] through this latest and look[ing] forward eagerly to the next.and#8221;
The ninthand#160;paperback installmentand#160;in this illustrated middle gradeand#160;series builds on the delightful adventures of Grace, a curious and well-meaning third-grader who occasionally gets into a little bit of trouble. And this time, Graceand#160;shines on stage!
In a starred review, Booklist called the Just Grace series and#8220;hilariousand#8221; and said, and#8220;Give this to . . . anyone looking for a funny book.and#8221; Grace is a curious and well-meaning third-grader who occasionally gets into a little bit of trouble. This time, her class is putting on a play, and Grace is determined to be the star! But things donand#8217;t work out quite like she planned, and Marta gets the role. Grace is jealous at first, but soon realizes thereand#8217;s more than one way to shine on stage. This is an act that fans of Judy Moody and Clementine surely wonand#8217;t want to miss!
About the Author
Megan McDonald is the creator of the popular and award-winning Judy Moody and Stink series. She is also the author of three Sisters Club stories, Ant and Honey Bee: A Pair of Friends at Halloween
, and many other books for children. She lives in Sebastopol, California.
Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator of the Judy Moody and Stink books and the author-illustrator of The Dot, Ish, So Few of Me, and Rose's Garden. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.