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Allegra Biscotti is a hot new fashion designer. However, Allegra is different from other fashion designers because she is actually the secret identity of Emma Rose, who is NOT an adult! Emma Rose is a talented kid who can't reveal to the world that Allegra Biscotti is actually an eighth grader in middle school!
After being wowed by stumbling upon three dresses in Emma's makeshift studio, fashionista Paige Young wants Allegra to produce more for a fashion spread. Emma Rose is soon tasked with building a three piece collection for Madison magazine. Paige, Emma's fashion hero, has hung her own career upon Allegra; she believes Allegra will be the next biggest thing. Will Emma be able to hide her talent from Paige, the fashion world, and her own family? Will she able to produce the three pieces for the Allegra Biscotti collection by the magazine's deadline?
Olivia Bennett's The Allegra Biscotti Collection (AR 7.0, Level 5.1) is the first book in a series about Emma Rose and her alter-ego. Kids who have an interest in clothes and fashion will be entranced by how a designer's collection is produced from idea to fashion spread. A fast-paced industry, the fashion process becomes quite a thriller in Olivia Bennett's hands. Look for the sequel!
I am so screwed.
I watch them wind their way into the crowd, wondering when exactly I lost hope any hope of enjoying this party.
I close my eyes to calm the anger boiling in my stomach and also to block out the crowd around me.
I wish my birthday wishes actually came true. Because they never freakin' do.
Kayla McHenry just wanted to have a nice dinner on her sixteenth birthday party. Her mother, however, wants to impress some important clients for her event planning business. So she plans a huge bash for Kayla, who makes a birthday wish she will come to regret.
Kayla soon finds out what happens when every birthday wish she ever made comes true. A humorous mix-up of epic proportions follows. Will Kayla be able to juggle her changing friendship with her best friend Nicole while harboring a huge crush on Ben, Nicole's boyfriend? Will she be able to explain why she has a live, pink My Little Pony in her garage or why her Raggedy Ann doll has come to life to her busy mother? Will she be able to avoid the desperate birthday wish she made when she was fifteen and pining for a kiss from Ben?
Life is not going so well for Callie Boone during the summer before middle school! Her ex-best friend is now ignoring and making fun of her behind her back. Her family is driving her crazy. She is banned from the pool. And, she now faces middle school in the fall without a best friend! What is a girl to do?
Confused and hurt, Callie depends upon her diving practice time and her snack-loving father, who is a former diving star. Then a boy named Hoot moves in next door. Callie tests the limits of friendship with her new friend and learns what a real friend is like. A tragic twist shows her that there are more important things to life than her feelings about her former best friend.
After All, You're Callie Boone (AR 6.0, Level 4.7) is a fine motto to live by for anyone. Winnie Mack shows kids how important nutritious eating and loyalty are in life. Humorous and quick-paced, Mack's debut novel is a great summer read.