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And This Is Laura is the hilarious story of an average girl in a family of overachievers who learns she's not so average. Laura's oldest brother composes his own music and is a debate team champion; her sister is a star actress and bowler; her youngest brother is in the process of counting to a million. Laura? She's just an ordinary twelve-year old--that is, until she discovers that she can see the future. Suddenly, she has popularity, attention from her parents, even media coverage. It's new and great--until one day, a vision frightens her to the core.Ellen Conford is one of the most prolific and successful authors of young adult fiction. In addition to the popular Jenny Archer and Annabel the Actress series, Conford has written over thirty novels. She has received numerous awards, notably an ALA Best Book of the Year citation.
Annabel is dead set on becoming a famous actress. When the camp play calls for auditions, she is only too happy to try out for the big part. Annabel clinches it with her blood-curdling screams, and she thinks this gig just might be her big break. But soon she learns there's more to the acting life than fame and fortune. And when a garden snake worms his way onstage opening night, it's up to Annabel to make sure that the show must go on!
Though a little disappointed that her first acting part is to be a gorilla at a birthday party, Annabel determines to really get into the role.
When she learns that a famous director is making a movie in her hometown, ten-year-old Annabel is determined to get a part in it.
When Annabel, who wants to be a famous actress someday, has a part in a real play, she finds she must cope with a big dog and an unruly audience member.
In attempting to win a can-collecting contest, the winner of which will direct a class movie, Jenny risks losing her best friend.
A series of nine romantic episodes in the lives of B. J. and other students at Cutter's Forge High as they plan for the Valentine's Day Sweetheart Stomp.
Bradley Fentriss lives with his dad. He loves his dad. He admires his dad. Bradley's dad, however, is not like the other dads in the neighborhood. He is very large. He is very hairy. He has sharp, pointy teeth. When he gets excited, his chest swells up so much that his shirt buttons pop open. But he is a good father. Whether fixing a hole in the ceiling,, attending Parent-Teacher Night, or planning an extremely unseasonal picnic, Mr. Fentriss is a truly devoted dad. And then some. Here's a story about the everyday life of a not-quite-everyday family. Dad puts a scare in strangers, but not for long. Not after they hear him say fatherly things like "It's important to know your limits," and "A healthy breakfast is the start of a healthy day." And "Watch out for other sledders! No crashing!" They have monstrously good fun-- and so will you.
When a kiss from Danny turns Chandler, a wealthy but lonely orphan, into a frog, Danny's humorous attempts to change her back into a human land the pair on a television talk show.
Relates the experiences of 13-year-old Melanie as she tries to cope with the traumas and pleasures of her first year at summer camp.
Stymied by an assignment to write her autobiography, Jenny decides to enhance her life story by using her considerable imagination.
After perfecting her first-aid skills, Jenny is disappointed in not finding anyone to rescue and decides to invent her own emergencies.
Convinced that her family is poor because her parents refuse to get her a horse or a swimming pool, nine-year-old Jenny Archer follows her own path to making money, and plunges her house into the real estate market.
Jenny Archer is excited about making a television commercial for a new snack food, until she discovers that the food she liked so much was meant for gerbils.
Norman is temporarily distracted from his suspicions about his sister, the "Evil Elaine," when his imagination runs wild with worries about a werewolf in the neighborhood.
Set against a 1950s-era backdrop of James Dean billboards and jukeboxes blasting Elvis,Ellen Conford's classic road adventure follows fifteen-year-old Sylvie as she leaves her foster home in New Jersey chasing dreams of celluloid stardom. Sylvie soon learns, however, that life isn't like the movies as she ends up broke and alone.
Carrie must prevent Prudie from intruding into the newspaper office and stealing her former boyfriend Chip.
Follows the comic mishaps of Jenny Archer as she goes into business preparing lunches for friends at school.
I WAS NEVER THE TYPE FOR WILD, IMPOSSIBLE CRUSHES. Sensible Kate, that's me. There's only one guy I've ever been passionate about: Brick Preston, the hero of my favorite soap. And it was pretty one sided, as mad passions go. Until Brick (known as Thad Marshall in real life) enrolled at North High--and asked me for a date. I just knew we were destined to embark on a lifetime of ecstasy. The only problem was, I was madly in love with a character on TV, who cast women aside like used tissues. If Thad Marshall was anything like Brick Preston, how would I ever hold on to him? And if he wasn't, would I want to?
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