Confectionately Yours #1: Save the Cupcake!
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545222280 Paperback
240 Pages | 5.27" x 7.58" | Ages 8 to 12
Hayley has a knack for baking cupcakes with all sorts of ingredients, from cocoa to peanuts to even Thai curry! She and her little sister, Chloe, have just moved into their grandmother's house with their mom, who divorced their dad a year ago and has just been laid off from her job. Hayley often helps out at her grandmother's tea shop, where she gets to practice her cupcake-baking skills. She makes a batch for her new class only to learn that the PTA president's daughter is allergic to gluten. Before she even gets a chance to share her gluten-free cupcake recipe, Hayley finds out that the PTA may instate a school-wide cupcake ban. Now it's up to Hayley and her new friends to "Save the Cupcake!"
Raves & reviews:
*"This story is a hoot, full of real kinds of middle school misadventures." School Library Journal, starred review (Sixth-Grade Glommers, Norks, and Me)
"The plot is engrossing and appealing and the characters are well developed...a book with wide appeal." Children's Literature (Drop)
"As heartwarming as it is funny." Children's Literature (The Wizard, The Witch, and Two Girls from Jersey)