Middle Grade Fiction
Illustrated by Vanessa Flores
Praise for Eat Bugs:
—Mark Cuban, entrepreneur and Shark Tank investor
I totally enjoyed this book. It’s fast and funny—and how scary is it to start a business that asks you to eat BUGS?!”
—R.L. Stine, New York Times bestselling author of Goosebumps
An unusual, inspiring, and intriguing story….”
National Science Teachers of America Best STEM Book of 2021
Inspired by the true story of two friends who landed a deal on Shark Tank. Sixth-grade students-turned-entrepreneurs are on a mission to save the world, one bug at a time!
EAT BUGS: PROJECT STARTUP
When Hallie and Jaye are paired up as partners for a pitch competition held by their Business Education and Entrepreneurship class, it’s far from a perfect match. Jaye dreads working with Hallie, who everyone at school calls “Bug Girl” after she ate a fried cricket during a class trip to the zoo. Then she hears Hallie’s zany startup idea: finding creative ways to sell bugs as food. Eat bugs? No way! thinks Jaye.
But maybe Hallie’s idea isn’t so wacky after all. It’s a great solution to food sustainability. And really healthy, too. In fact, eating bugs just may be their best shot at winning the school competition. If they win, they’ll compete in the county competition, potentially followed by states and nationals. And, more than anything, Jaye wants to win.
Enough to eat a bug. Or two.
EAT BUGS #2: PITCH PARTNERS
Hallie and Jaye are confident that their edible bug business is the food of the future. Their ultimate goal is to get Chirps chips–tortilla chips made with crickets–on every grocery store shelf, and the first step is competing in the county pitch competition. If they win, they’ll go onto New York City for the chance to win BIG money. Bug-tastic! But trouble’s brewing . . . . Their cricket is supply shrinking, they have no kitchen to cook in, and oh, yeah, Hallie might have built a cricket farm in her attic. Her mom’s sure to bug out when she discovers thousands of chirping insects living upstairs!
EVER AFTER HIGH: THE SECRET DIARY OF APPLE WHITE
A prank at Ever After High went royally wrong and turned the school into a spelltacular mess. When I tried to help, I ended up making everything worse! Now Headmaster Grimm thinks I was in on it with Kitty Cheshire, Lizzie Hearts, and Faybelle Thorn, and we’re all on castle clean up duty!
As punishment for the prank, the most enchanting dance of the year has been canceled, and fables are spreading that it’s all my fault. But maybe I can still save the day-and the dance-if we fix up the school in time! Let’s just hope we can finally see crown to crown…
Charm you later,
EVER AFTER HIGH: THE SECRET DIARY OF RAVEN QUEEN
I’m so hexcited for spring break! It’s royally disappointing that Dad has to cut our time together short, but it’s royally cool that I get to spend the break with my best friends forever after, Madeline Hatter and Cerise Hood! I just hope I can shake this fairy, fairy weird feeling I’ve been having. It’s almost as if my mom, the Evil Queen, put a curse on me! But she’s in mirror prison, so that’s impossible….Right? Maybe I’m just losing my crown!
Charm you later,
PICTURE PERFECT: BENDING OVER BACKWARDS
by Heather Alexander and Cari Simmons
Molly Larsen can’t believe this is happening. She had an awesome life in Arizona—a great best friend, a prime spot on her gymnastics squad, and a built-in pool in her backyard. But now she and her family are moving—to New Jersey! Luckily, her best friend, Eden, has a plan: Molly is going to rule her new school by becoming friends with Roseann Bleeker, the most superpopular girl in class!
Soon Molly sees that impressing Roseann is tougher than she’d expected. Just about the only person in the Garden State who seems to “get” Molly is her neighbor Shrimp. But Shrimp is as far from popular as anyone can be. Is Molly doomed to a friendless life on the East Coast? Or can she find her place?
SARANORMAL SERIES #1: GHOST TOWN
Sara Collins is a normal twelve-year-old girl with an abnormal secret: She is psychic. She’s had her abilities for as long as she can remember, but she doesn’t like to talk about them. Sara wants nothing more than to have a normal life, and to her, “normal” doesn’t include anything paranormal. But Sara’s life is about to be turned upside down, because she’s moving across the country with her dad to an old shore town in New Jersey. A shore town with a lot of history … and more than its fair share of ghosts roaming around.
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