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Katie and the Cupcake Cure
Contributor(s): Simon, Coco
ISBN: 1442422750     ISBN-13: 9781442422759
Publisher: Simon Spotlight
    OUR PRICE: $6.29  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: May 2011
Annotation: Disappointed because she's been ostracized by a popular girls' club that has given entry to her best friend, Katie forms a new baking club with fellow outsiders Mia, Emma and Alexis. Original. A first novel.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Middle schools; Fiction.
Schools; Fiction.
Cliques (Sociology); Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction | Cooking & Food
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2010940448
Lexile Measure: 570
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Series: Cupcake Diaries
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 7.75" H x 5.25" W x 0.50" (0.25 lbs) 140 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 143532
Reading Level: 3.8   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 3.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q52164
Reading Level: 3.3   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 7.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2014 Spring)
In these lighthearted episodes, BFFs Katie, Mia, Emma, and Alexis--the Cupcake Club--narrate their own stories. The books revolve around their baking business, but friendship, family, and middle-school challenges are explored. The girls' range of backgrounds and family situations allows more opportunity for readers to find a protagonist with whom they most identify in this sweet, accessible series. [Review covers these Cupcake Diaries titles: Alexis and the Missing Ingredient, Emma Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice, Katie and the Cupcake Cure, and Mia in the Mix.]

Reviewed by PW Annex Reviews (Publishers Weekly Annex Reviews)

This debut installment of the Cupcakes Diaries covers familiar turf. On the first day of middle school, Katie's best friend Callie snubs her for the "Popular Girls Club." Hurt but resilient, Katie bonds with stylish Mia, who has just moved to town from Manhattan; shy Emma; and down-to-earth Alexis. When Katie's overprotective, "cupcake crazy" mother (who, yes, calls her "Cupcake") senses that her daughter has had a rough day she proposes a "cupcake cure" and the two bake a batch, which Katie shares with her new pals. Katie, an affable narrator, asserts that middle school "got a little bit easier" after she and her friends form the Cupcake Club and bake together on weekends. At a school fundraiser, Katie and crew sell cupcakes (competing with Callie and her cronies, who hawk disastrous makeovers), and win the prize. "It was like the sweet icing on top of a delicious cupcake," gushes Katie, whose reconciliation with Callie caps this breezy, predictable middle-grade story. Mia in the Mix pubs simultaneously. Ages 8–12. (May)

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