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"I LOVED it...sweet, sensitive, and delicious!"--Erin Dionne, author of Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies WANTED: Maid for the most popular kids in 8th grade. Cleaning up after the in-crowd gets Rachel all the best dirt. Rachel can't believe she has to give up her Saturdays to scrubbing other people's toilets. So. Gross. But she kinda, sorta stole $287.22 from her college fund that she's got to pay back ASAP or her mom will ground her for life. Which is even worse than working for her mother's new cleaning business. Maybe. After all, becoming a maid is definitely not going to help her already loserish reputation. But Rachel picks up more than smell socks on the job. As maid to some of the most popular kids in school, Rachel suddenly has all the dirt on the 8th grade in-crowd. Her formerly boring diary is now filled with juicy secrets. And when her crush offers to pay her to spy on his girlfriend, Rachel has to decide if she's willing to get her hands dirty...
Marcus is a Cupid. Lena is a Reaper. Opposites attract in book 2 of the adorkable Switched At First Kiss series by the acclaimed author of The Dirt Diary. Lena's not ready for any more supernatural surprises. Her new boyfriend, Marcus, is a cupid. She's a soul collector ("reaper" just sound so harsh). And they just got their powers un-swapped. But things aren't as back to "normal" as they seem...On his next assignment, Marcus's "love boost" is a little too powerful. (Baby talk is so annoying.) And Lena's soul sort of...escapes. The cause? Lena and Marcus's powers are still intertwined! Their emotions are affecting each other's power. So, basically the fate of the world depends on them getting along in their brand new romance. (Okay, just love and death, but still.)No pressure, right?Praise for I'm With Cupid:"Readers are in for a wild and hilarious ride." -Booklist"Staniszewski provides a deft mix of comedy and sensitive, deeper themes, making her book not only entertaining, but one that offers wisdom."-Kirkus Reviews
"Holy fried onion rings! Fun from beginning to end." --Wendy Mass, New York Times bestselling author of 11 Birthdays and The Candymakers on The Dirt Diary The Gossip File: Chandra lets little kids pee in the pool. Melody stole $ from the café register. Ava isn't who she says she is...Ava is cool. Ava is confident. Ava is really Rachel Lee who is lying her butt off. Rachel is visiting her dad at a resort in sunny Florida and is ready for two weeks of relaxing poolside, trips to Disney World - and NOT scrubbing toilets. Until her dad's new girlfriend, Ellie, begs Rachel to help out at her short-staffed café. That's when Rachel kinda sorta adopts a new identity to impress the cool, older girls who work there. Ava is everything Rachel wishes she could be. But when the girls ask "Ava" to help add juicy resort gossip to their file, Rachel's not sure what to do...especially when one of the entries is a secret about Ellie. Praise for award-winning Author Anna Staniszewski's The Dirt Diary series:"Staniszewski keeps the focus on comedy... Gentle fun laced with equally gentle wisdom." -Kirkus "Rachel's situation and feelings ring true...This realistic read is likely to appeal to middle schoolers and reluctant readers." -School Library Journal "I LOVED it...sweet, sensitive, and delicious!" --Erin Dionne, author of Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies
Marcus is a Cupid. Lena is a Reaper. Opposites attract in the exciting new Switched At First Kiss series by the acclaimed author of The Dirt Diary. Dared to kiss the adorkable Marcus Torelli at a party, Lena thinks it's the perfect opportunity to cross First Kiss off her list of "Things to Accomplish Before I Turn Fourteen. " It's only when she gets sent on an assignment the next day she realizes something went horribly wrong. That ZING she felt wasn't the thrill of her first kiss - she and Marcus have swapped powers! Lena is not your average eighth grader, she's a soul collector with an serious job to do. And Marcus turns out to be a supernatural matchmaker (like cupid, but without the diaper). Now logical Lena finds herself with the love touch, and sweet, sentimental Marcus has death at his fingertips. The truth is that Lena should never have taken that dare. . . because one little kiss has Lena and Marcus in a whole lotta trouble. Praise for Anna Staniszewski's The Dirt Diary:"Holy fried onion rings! Fun from beginning to end. " --Wendy Mass, New York Times bestselling author of 11 Birthdays and The Candymakers"I LOVED it. . . sweet, sensitive, and delicious!" --Erin Dionne, author of Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies
I know what you're thinking: "Can she talk to animals?" Yes, those chatty woodland creatures won't shut up. It's not as cute as you'd think. What's an Adventurer, You Ask? An underappreciated girl like me who travels around to magical Kingdoms saving creatures you don't even know exist. And trust me, they need a lot of help. My new missions is in the Land of Tales (the crazy place all fairy tales come from) to face off with an evil witch and complete Three Impossible Tasks. Easy, right? Being an adventurer is no fairy tale, but this is one mission I can't fail. --Jenny the Adventurer Praise for My Very UnFairy Tale Life: "A light comic romp...Charming."--Kirkus "A speedy and amusing ride...will keep readers entertained."--Publishers Weekly "A magical world that's totally relatable. You'll find yourself wishing you were alongside Jenny fighting against unicorns (who aren't as peaceful as you think) and traveling to fantastical realms."--GirlsLife.com
Praise for My Very UnFairy Tale Life series: "Flippant fantasy fun."--Kirkus "[A] breezy magical romp...the joking tone and thoughtful fairy tale play make this a fresh middle-grade read."--The Horn Book blog "A magical world that's totally relatable. You'll find yourself wishing you were alongside Jenny fighting against unicorns (who aren't as peaceful as you think) and traveling to fantastical realms."--GirlsLife.com You think a trip to Fairy Land sounds fun? Clearly you've never been turned into a mouse by an Evil Queen. This. Is. It. My most important mission as a magical adventurer ever. And probably my last. 'Cause I'm pretty sure if I defy the council and travel to Fairy Land to rescue my parents, I'm so fired. They say it's too dangerous. That the Queen Fairy is crazy, and she's hoarding all the magic to do unspeakable things (like steal the leprechauns' gold and make all of her subjects attend mandatory parades). But none of that matters. I finally have a chance at happily ever after with my family. And crazy fairy or no crazy fairy, I'll do whatever it takes to bring them home. --Jenny the Adventurer
"You know all those stories that claim fairies cry sparkle tears and elves travel by rainbow? They're lies. All lies." Twelve-year-old Jenny has spent the last two years as an adventurer helping magical kingdoms around the universe. But it's a thankless job, leaving her no time for school or friends. She'd almost rather take a math test than rescue yet another magical creature! When Jenny is sent on yet another mission, she has a tough choice to make: quit and have her normal life back, or fulfill her promise and go into a battle she doesn't think she can win.
Rachel Lee never thought she'd fight for the right to clean toilets. But when a rival cleaning business starts stealing her mom's clients, Rachel will do whatever it takes to save herself the horror of moving to Connecticut--which would mean giving up her almost, sort of boyfriend, her fantastic new pastry classes, and her best friend Marisol. Operation Save Mom's Cleaning Business is a go! But when the series of pranks Rachel and her BFF cook up to take down the competition totally backfires, Rachel worries that her recipe for success is a dud. You know what they say--if you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen..."Holy friend onion rings! Fun from beginning to end."--Wendy Mass, bestselling author of 11 Birthdays and The Candymakers on The Dirt Diary
The truth is more than just a game.1.Do you have a best friend? That's one easy. Yes! 2. Have you ever had a fight with your BF? Ugh. Yes.3. Have you ever told your BF a major lie? Ugh again. Yes. (More than I'd like to count)4. Do you ever wish you were best friends with someone else? No! Well, um...Rachel Lee thought that ninth grade would be different. That she would be different. Holding hands with Evan in the hallway, future president of the baking club... but it feels like she and BFF Marisol are drifting apart. At first, Rachel thought the Truth Game app would be a great way to do a little anonymous confessing, to see how others handle their friendship fails. But when her painful truths become public, Rachel's in danger of losing her best friend - permanently. Praise for award-winning Author Anna Staniszewski's The Dirt Diary series:"Staniszewski keeps the focus on comedy... Gentle fun laced with equally gentle wisdom." -Kirkus"Rachel's situation and feelings ring true...This realistic read is likely to appeal to middle schoolers and reluctant readers." -School Library Journal"I LOVED it...sweet, sensitive, and delicious!" -Erin Dionne, author of Models Don't Eat Chocolate CookiesDon't miss the other books in this hilarious series about friendship, first crushes and sweet treats: The Dirt Diary, The Prank List, and The Gossip File.
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