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Stephanie has had it with her baby brother and sister. All they do is sleep, cry, and eat - but for some reason everyone thinks they're adorable. Kate knows exactly how she feels, since she has to put up with her own little sister, Melissa the Monster. But then the Sleepover Friends notice something strange is going on. Stephanie starts spending a lot of time with Melissa - styling her hair, taking her shopping for clothes, teaching her how to dance. And Kate wants to know why Stephanie is suddenly trying to be the perfect big sister - to her little sister!
To help her human friends understand the circumstances of her death, the ghost Alice takes them back to 1899, to the pond where her fatal accident occurred.
While on a camping trip, the members of the Black Cat Club are haunted by a trouble-making ghost.
Despite a warning from their ghostly friend, Alice, the Black Cat Club kids smuggle Belinda's cat, Mittens, into the museum to see an ancient Egyptian cat mummy, after which the mummy disappears and Mittens undergoes a strange personality change.
Dolly said every country girl dreamed of goin' to town--but Dolly knew how to make her dreams come true. She grew up in poverty in the heart of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Dolly was composing music before she could write and singing as soon as she could speak, and always believing in herself. Singing in her uncle's backwoods church, on 4:00 a.m. radio programs, and finally in the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Dolly was heading for the heights of country music stardom. Her heart remains in the country, but Dolly Parton has become a star acclaimed throughout the world.
The Black Cat Club finds strange mysterious occurances at Spirit Lake. Could it be caused by Alice, the ghostly club member or is Alice in danger from another ghost?
Do you believe in magic? Can people really bend spoons, beam messages from one place to another, and make plants grow faster just by thinking hard enough? Lauren, Stephanie, and even Patti believe it's possible. But super-sensible Kate laughs at the whole idea. So the Sleepover Friends decide to set up an experiment to trick Kate. But when things get out of hand, no one is really sure who's fooling whom!
Four friends find an intriguing old skateboard that turns out to be haunted by the malevolent ghost of the teenage boy who was killed while riding it.
The Sleepover Friends are fed up with bossy Kate! The homecoming parade is in a few weeks, and the Sleepover Friends are going to build the best float of all! Kate, of course, immediately takes over as "director" of the float. Then the girls find out they have to work on the float with snooty Ginger Kinkaid! Worse yet, Ginger's got her own ideas about how to design the float. But Lauren, Stephanie, and Patti discover they actually like Ginger's ideas better than Kate's. What happens when the Sleepover Friends get tired of being bossed around by Kate?
And the winner is ... Kate has won first prize in a raffle--six tickets to Wilderness World! And Kate's parents have offered to take the family and the Sleepover Friends for their upcoming spring vacation. But with four people in Kate's family, there are only two tickets left for the Sleepover Friends--so one of them won't be able to go! How can Kate choose between her best friends? Fortunately, the girls come up with a plan: They'll do odd jobs to earn money for one more ticket. But they only have two weeks. And raising the money turns out to be a lot harder than they'd expected!
Ghost Busters! When Kate's family invites the Sleepover Friends to camp-out on Spirit Lake, nothing goes the way Kate expects it to. There are mice in the cabin, spooky stories about the lake, and two dumb boys who love playing practical jokes--on girls! Kate's sure this will be their worst sleepover ever, but Patti, Lauren, and Stephanie are determined to make the best of it. After all, who wants to sit around roasting marshmallows when there are ghosts to be found?
When Kate visits the Lost Valley Dude Ranch with the Sleepover Friends and Stephanie's grandmother, she is intrigued by a cute but secretive boy who is also a guest at the ranch.
Four little monsters! It's the Sleepover Friends' turn to be exchange students with their new friends at Walden Elementary for a week, and everyone's looking forward to the reunion. There's plenty to do out in the country-lots of clean air, good food. ..and Sleepovers, too! Then Kate discovers that the girl she's staying with has four brothers and sisters who are total terrors. They're rude and rowdy, and they love to make a mess... out of her things! Poor Kate-this is one Sleepover exchange she'd like to change back!
Kate's birthday sleepover. Friends want to throw a surprise party. What a mistake! They have to keep all kinds of secrets and almost ignore her. Kate's not suspicious - she's just mad! A surprise party is more trouble than it's worth!
When two of the Sleepover Friends develop crushes on seventh-grade boys, it puts a strain on their friendship and sidetracks their plans for a school costume party.
What if your old friends don't like your new friend? Lauren thinks the new girl in town, Ginger Kinkaid, is really neat--from her moviestar-sounding name to her sophisticated southern drawl. And she and Ginger have so much in common! They both love the color blue, prefer math to history, and think TV star Kevin DeSpain is the cutest man alive. But Kate and Stephanie aren't impressed with Ginger. In fact, they think she's a total fake, who'll say or do anything to win a friend. Are Lauren's Sleepover Friends being unfair? Or is Ginger trying a bit too hard to become Lauren's best--and only--friend?
Lauren decides to speak out for animal rights when Riverhurst Elementary School's new science teacher, cute and popular Mr. Talbot, intends to have his classes dissect frogs.
When Lauren's mom gets a job at on office, Lauren gets to stay home by herself a lot. At first she loves the extra responsibility, and she loves getting to stay up later, and getting a bigger allowance, and having the Sleepover Friends over.
While at her after-school job, Lauren learns that nasty Ginger Kincaid is working at the shop next door, and to make matters worse, Ginger is out to make Patti her new best friend.
One Big Mess! When the Sleepover Friends go to the city for a weekend, they expect it to be pretty exciting. But Lauren gets a real surprise when she opens her suitcase...and finds a gigantic men's undershirt! Poor Lauren - she picked up the wrong bag at the bus station! The bad luck isn't over yet. Stephanie accidentally reads Kate's secret journal, Patti gets trapped alone on a bus, and Stephanie's city friend turns out to be a real snob. Plus, Lauren still doesn't have her clothes back. Will the girls make it through their sleepover without everything going wrong? RL 4 ages 8-12
What a week! Lauren can't believe her bad luck. First, her teacher, Mrs. Mead, announces that everyone's expected to do a project for this year's art fair--and Lauren is a total art klutz! Then, she finds out she's got not one, not two, but three cavities! The rest of the Sleepover Friends try to help Lauren with her art project--and her dental problems. (They even agree to eat rice cakes and drink diet Dr Pepper instead of enjoying their usual sleepover treats!) But it isn't until their new friend, Hope, comes to the rescue that Lauren discovers maybe she's a better artist than she'd thought.
Who wants to live in Nightmare Mansion? Lauren's family is moving to a new house! Her father has found a big, old, run-down place that he hopes to transform into a beautiful home. Lauren is miserable! Moving to "Nightmare Mansion" means being farther away from Patti, Stephanie, and, worst of all, Kate, who's been her almost-next-door-neighbor all her life. But there's no time for moping. Stephanie has gotten the Sleepover Friends involved in tracking down an orphaned princess-who looks suspiciously like Lauren's new neighbor! Is little Maya Jones really Princess Marina of Osterburg?
Wayne Miller believes catching fish and cutting it is men's job and cooking is women's.
Lauren, Patti, Kate, and Stephanie are each having an exchange student from Walden Elementary stay with them for a week. It's going to be a great time! Stephanie and her new friend are going to shop till they drop. There's going to be a big party for the Walden kids...and of course, Patti's organized an eight-girl sleepover! Then Patti finds out she won't be hosting someone. And Lauren's visitor could not care less about making friends. The sleepover exchange sure looks like a washout...until Lauren decides to take charge!
Buried treasure! The Sleepover Friends are going on a "dig" with their class! Scientists from a nearby town have uncovered some valuable old artifacts, and they've asked the kids from Riverhurst to help out with the digging. Stephanie isn't thrilled about crawling around in the dirt, but Kate thinks it sounds like fun. Who knows what they might find? The boys in 5B want to dig up a skeleton. Stephanie hopes to find something more useful--like jewelry. But poor Lauren's been having a bad week. She's sure the dig will be a disaster, too--until she finds real treasure!