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Alexis and the Missing Ingredient (Cupcake Diaries)

by Coco Simon

Alexis thinks the Cupcake Club feels incomplete--until she discovers that friendship comes in many flavors. Alexis feels lonely and left out when Emma goes away on a family trip. Sure, Mia and Katie are her friends too, but without her BFF Emma to round out the group, Alexis feels like a third wheel. Then when Ava comes to visit Mia, Katie is the one who feels like she just lost her best friend. Eventually all the girls realize friends are like cupcakes--you can never have too many.

Alexis and the Perfect Recipe

by Coco Simon

The fourth book in Spotlight's fun and delicious tween series is told from the perspective of Alexis, the most organized member of the Cupcake Club. Alexis likes everything to be exact and logical, but she's finding that when it comes to love, there's no room for logic!

Alexis Cool as a Cupcake

by Coco Simon

The Cupcake Club learns that good leadership is a huge part of running a successful business--and friendship is the icing on the cake! Alexis is the clear leader of the Cupcake Club: She's organized, punctual, and happy to take on the stuff like scheduling, budgets, invoicing, and the things that the other girls don't really want to do. In other words, the "unfun" things. But one day Alexis feels particularly unappreciated and informs the Cupcake Club that she is no longer in charge! After deadlines get missed and supplies aren't bought, the girls realize they definitely need a leader....And Alexis realizes being the leader is kind of cool; as long as you know how to ask for help when you need it!

Alexis Gets Frosted

by Coco Simon

Alexis has true friends in the Cupcake Club--which is a good thing, because everyone else is calling her names.Everyone in the Cupcake Club was thrilled when mean girl Sydney moved away, but the new girl, Olivia, is even worse than Sydney was! Every time she passes Alexis in the hallway, she says something nasty to her. And if that wasn't bad enough, she also has all the girls in the Best Friends Club making jokes about Alexis! Alexis has no idea why this is happening...until she remembers an offhand remark she made to a friend about Olivia. It wasn't meant to be mean, but did Olivia take it the wrong way? If Alexis is willing to shoulder some blame, will Olivia call off the teasing campaign?

The Cupcake Diaries

by Coco Simon

Sometimes starting from scratch turns out to be the icing on the cupcake. It's Katie Brown's first day at her new school and she's already feeling miserable. Her best friend Callie has been invited to join the Popular Girls Club and Katie's been left out in the cold. Is their an Unpopular Girls Club she can join? The only thing that makes Katie feel better is the special cupcake her mum packed for her lunch, just biting into the sweet treat stops her feeling so sad. And even better, the delicious looking cupcake attracts three other girls who are also feeling a bit lost at the new school. And as the girls' friendship grows they decide to start their very own cupcake club - sharing and making their own special recipes!

The Cupcake Diaries: Alexis Cool as a Cupcake

by Coco Simon

Alexis is the clear leader of the Cupcake Club: She's organized, punctual, and happy to take on the stuff like scheduling, budgets, invoicing, and the things that the other girls don't really want to do. In other words, the "unfun" things. But one day Alexis feels particularly unappreciated and informs the Cupcake Club that she is no longer in charge! After deadlines get missed and supplies aren't bought, the girls realize they definitely need a leader....And Alexis realizes being the leader is kind of cool; as long as you know how to ask for help when you need it!

The Cupcake Diaries: Alexis Gets Frosted

by Coco Simon

Everyone was thrilled when mean girl Sydney moved away, but the new girl Olivia is even worse. Everytime she passes Alexis in the hallway, she sayssomething nasty to her. Not only that, she has all the girls in the Best Friends Club make jokes about Alexis as well. Alexis has no idea what's goingon...until she remembers an off-hand remark she made to a friend about Olivia. It wasn't meant to be mean, but obviously Olivia took it the wrong way.Alexis is willing to admit some blame, but is Olivia willing to call off the hate campaign? It doesn't seem likely!

The Cupcake Diaries: Emma All Stirred Up

by Coco Simon

Emma needs a break from big-sister duty in this addition to Spotlight's treat of a tween series. Emma is not thrilled with always having to rearrange her schedule so she can babysit her younger brother, Jake. Now Emma's parents have broken some news that really threatens to push Emma over the edge--since Emma and Jake are going to the same day camp this summer, she's expected to sit with Jake on the bus. Not only does this mean Emma can't hang out with her friends, but she also has to comfort Jake--who has a serious issue with motion sickness. Can Emma find a way to sweeten up her summer plans?

The Cupcake Diaries: Emma On Thin Icing

by Coco Simon

In EMMA On Thin Icing, Mia asks the girls in the Cupcake Club to be junior bridesmaids in her mother's wedding, and everyone is superexcited--especially about the dresses! Emma is dismayed to learn the dress costs more than she anticipated--a lot more! With her mom on furlough at the library, there's not a lot of money at the Taylor house for extras. So Emma decides to take on a few more jobs and chores around the house to help cover the cost and avoid disappointing her friends. But before long it seems Emma may have bitten off more than she can chew. Can she handle it all? Alexis and the Perfect Recipe tells about Alexis Becker, by far the most prepared, very exact, and extremely organized Cupcake Club member. But there's more to Alexis than meets the eye. Like the fact that she has a messy drawer, and that she likes to secretly dance in her bedroom. And the biggest secret of all? Alexis has a crush! But is there a formula for love?#3 Emma on Thin Icing

The Cupcake Diaries: Emma, Smile and Say 'Cupcake!'

by Coco Simon

Emma finds out that The Special Day wedding salon is running an ad in the local newspaper, and they want Emma to model in the advertisement. When a local department store also wants to use Emma as a model, she's suddenly very much in demand! But after running all over New York City for auditions (and being told over and over she "just isn't right") Emma realizes being a model is a lot tougher than she thought. Does Emma really want to be America's next top model or is being a part of the Cupcake Club sweet enough?

The Cupcake Diaries: Katie and the Cupcake Cure

by Coco Simon

This first book in The Cupcake Diaries is told through the perspective of Katie Brown. We find Katie miserable on the first day of middle school. Her best friend Callie came back from camp boy-crazy and part of a whole new group of friends. When it's made clear that Callie is in the PGC (Popular Girls Club) and Katie is not invited to join, Katie suddenly feels incredibly alone. Katie realizes if she's going to survive middle school she needs to seriously regroup and find some new friends. But how? She bites into the cupcake her mother packed her for lunch and for a second closes her eyes. The sweet treat makes her happy--finally something goes right! Looking around her table, Katie notices the other students seeming a bit lost, as well. Which gives her an idea...With three new friends Katie forms a club as a way to spread the cupcake love and earn some cupcake cash.

The Cupcake Diaries: Katie and the Cupcake War

by Coco Simon

Katie finds the courage to face off with a former friend in this addition toSpotlight's sweet treat of a tween series. Katie and Callie used to be best friends--until Callie ditched Katie so she could join the Popular Girls Club. And even though Katie is now very happy with her Cupcake Club friends, Callie's mean move still bothers her. Finally, Katie finds a way to confront Callie...but it's going to take lots of sweet-talking to repair the friendship.

The Cupcake Diaries: Katie, Batter Up

by Coco Simon

Katie's Cupcake Club friends all have other activities besides making cupcakes. Mia and Alexis are on the soccer team and Emma plays the flute. Katie sets out to find her extracurricular niche and soon she's dribbling, passing, and catching in an effort to find the right sport for her. Sure Katie can whip up a great cupcake but can she cook on the field too? When Katie tries out and makes the softball team it's batter up...but instead of swinging away she gets nervous during games. What if she makes a mistake? What if they lose? Is this the kind of batter Katie really wants to be dealing with? Katie starts to figure out that doing what you love always makes the batter sweeter.

The Cupcake Diaries: Katie's New Recipe

by Coco Simon

For as long as Katie can remember, it's just been her and her mum. But two things happen that throw Katie into a tailspin; first, her mum gets a boyfriend and second, she gets an email from her dad, asking to meet her. It's always been just Katie and her mum...and now there are TWO new men in her life for her to deal with!Can Katie cope with all this change? With the help and support of her best friends in the Cupcake Club, Katie might just be able to turn these new ingredients into a perfect recipe!

The Cupcake Diaries: Mia, a Matter of Taste

by Coco Simon

Mia has just got some bad news: she needs braces. And just when she thinks things can't get any worse...they do. Her teacher is concerned that Mia is squinting in class and a trip to the optician confirms it: she needs glasses too!Mia is miserable with her new look, but will her Cupcake Club friends manage to reassure her that glasses and braces don't get in the way of what they really see? The same old Mia.

The Cupcake Diaries: Mia in the Mix

by Coco Simon

At Park Street School, you have the Popular Girls. They even have a Popular Girls Club. But what happens when you aren't invited to join? Do you start an Unpopular Club? No, you start a Cupcake Club! This second book from The Cupcake Diaries is told through the perspective of Mia. Like the other members of the club, readers will get a chance to know the new girl in school. Mia has never had a problem making friends before. Her motto is to be open and friendly with everyone. However, not everyone at Park Street school believes in mixing in with different groups of friends. When the Popular Girls Club takes interest in Mia's keen fashion sense and decide to recruit her, Mia has to decide between them and the Cupcake Club members. What's a girl to do?

The Cupcake Diaries: Mia's Boiling Point

by Coco Simon

The Cupcake Club questions its loyalties when Mia makes friends with a mean girl in disguise. There's a new girl in town, and Mia tries to take her under her wing. But Olivia Allen is not so nice; as a matter of fact, she might be even meaner than Sydney Whitman! Mia's been saving for weeks to buy a new pair of shoes, but when Olivia asks to borrow money, Mia gives it to her--only to find out Olivia spends the cash on the exact same shoes Mia has been saving up for! Plus she makes fun of the other Cupcake girls and tells Mia she shouldn't be friends with them. Will Mia see Olivia's true colors before she wreaks havoc on the Cupcake Club?

Emma All Stirred Up!

by Coco Simon

Emma needs a break from big-sister duty in this addition to Spotlight's treat of a tween series.Emma is not thrilled with always having to rearrange her schedule so she can babysit her younger brother, Jake. Now Emma's parents have broken some news that really threatens to push Emma over the edge--since Emma and Jake are going to the same day camp this summer, she's expected to sit with Jake on the bus. Not only does this mean Emma can't hang out with her friends, but she also has to comfort Jake--who has a serious issue with motion sickness. Can Emma find a way to sweeten up her summer plans?

Emma: Lights! Camera! Cupcakes!

by Coco Simon

Emma has a supersweet, superstar secret--but can she keep it from the Cupcake Club?Hollywood star Romaine Ford is back in town, and she needs cupcakes for her movie premiere...and her wedding! But everything is top-secret. Emma is asked to make the cupcakes, but she can't tell the rest of the club who they are for! Romaine doesn't want any paparazzi to ruin her wedding, and she feels the less people who know, the better. Can Emma fulfill this order without spilling the secret to her best friends?

Emma on Thin Icing

by Coco Simon

When Mia asks the girls in the club to be junior bridesmaids in her mother's wedding, everyone is superexcited about the idea...especially when they find the perfect dress for the occasion! It's Emma's dream dress, except it's a little more than she expected. And with her mom now out of a job (she's been put on furlough at the library) there's not a lot of room at the Taylor's house for extras. But not wanting to disappoint her friends, Emma decides to take on a few more jobs and chores around the house to help cover the cost. Between babysitting her bratty brother, a dog-walking business, flute practice, the Cupcake Club--and oh yeah, being a typical tween girl--Emma may have bitten off more than she can chew. Can she handle it all?

Emma, Smile and Say "Cupcake!"

by Coco Simon

Emma wants to be a model, but membership in the Cupcake Club might be all the fame she needs.The Special Day wedding salon is running an ad in the local newspaper, and they want Emma to model in the advertisement. When a local department store also wants to use Emma as a model, she's suddenly very much in demand! But after running all over New York City for auditions (and being told over and over she "just isn't right") Emma realizes being a model is a lot tougher than she thought. Does Emma really want to be America's next top model, or is being a part of the Cupcake Club sweet enough?

Emma Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

by Coco Simon

Emma puts her big sister skills--and her bravery--to the test when her brother has to stay in the hospital.Emma's younger brother Jake has been getting sore throats for quite a while. When her parents take him to the doctor, their suspicions are confirmed: Jake needs to get his tonsils out. The Cupcake Club rallies around Jake, and even bakes him a special batch of cupcakes to make him feel better. Emma feels bad for him, but wants to stay as far away from hospitals as possible--she's a bit squeamish and gets woozy at the sight of blood. But Jake throws a fit the day of his operation and says he only wants "Emmy" to stay with him. Emma's mom tells her she doesn't have to stay, but Emma realizes Jake isn't faking; he's really scared. Can Emma get over her own fears in order to help her little brother?

Katie and the Cupcake Cure

by Coco Simon

This first book in The Cupcake Diaries is told through the perspective of Katie Brown. We find Katie miserable on the first day of middle school. Her best friend Callie came back from camp boy-crazy and part of a whole new group of friends. When it's made clear that Callie is in the PGC (Popular Girls Club) and Katie is not invited to join, Katie suddenly feels incredibly alone. Katie realizes if she's going to survive middle school she needs to seriously regroup and find some new friends. But how? She bites into the cupcake her mother packed her for lunch and for a second closes her eyes. The sweet treat makes her happy--finally something goes right! Looking around her table, Katie notices the other students seeming a bit lost, as well. Which gives her an idea...With three new friends Katie forms a club as a way to spread the cupcake love and earn some cupcake cash.lar Girls Club take an interest in Mia's keen fashion sense and decide to recruit her for their club, Mia feels the pressure. How can she decide between new friends and old friends? Will she be able to find a sweet blend of the two?

Katie and the Cupcake War

by Coco Simon

Katie finds the courage to face off with a former friend in this addition to Spotlight's sweet treat of a tween series.Katie and Callie used to be best friends--until Callie ditched Katie so she could join the Popular Girls Club. And even though Katie is now very happy with her Cupcake Club friends, Callie's mean move still bothers her. Finally, Katie finds a way to confront Callie...but it's going to take lots of sweet-talking to repair the friendship.

Katie, Batter Up!

by Coco Simon

A sporty addition to a sweet tween series that's all about friendship--and cupcakes, of course!Katie's Cupcake Club friends all have other activities besides making cupcakes: Mia and Alexis are on the soccer team and Emma plays the flute. Katie sets out to find her extracurricular niche and soon she's dribbling, passing, and catching. Sure, Katie can whip up a great cupcake--but can she cook on the field too? When Katie tries out and makes the softball team it's batter up....But instead of swinging away, she gets nervous during games. What if she makes a mistake? What if they lose? Is this the kind of batter Katie really wants to be dealing with? Katie starts to figure out that doing what you love always makes the batter sweeter.

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