Friday, April 10, 2015

Display: Delightfully Delicious Reads

Close to Famous
By Joan Bauer
Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they use their strengths and challenge themselves to build a new life, with the help of the friends they make there.

Granny Torrellis Makes Soup
By Sharon Creech
With the help of her wise old grandmother, twelve-year-old Rosie manages to work out some problems in her relationship with her best friend, Bailey, the boy next door.

Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies
By Erin Dionne
Overweight thirteen-year-old Celeste begins a campaign to lose weight in order to make sure she does not win the Miss HuskeyPeach modeling challenge, in which her mother and aunt have entered her--against her wishes.

At the Sign of the Sugared Plum
By Mary Hooper
In June 1665, excited at the prospect of coming to London to work at her sister Sarah's candy shop, teenaged Hannah is unconcerned about rumors of Plague until, as the hot summer advances and increasing numbers of people succumb to the disease, she and Sarah find themselves trapped in the city with no means of escape.

Everything on a Waffle
By Polly Horvath
Eleven-year-old Primrose living in a small fishing village in British Columbia recounts her experiences and all that she learns about human nature and the unpredictability of life in the months after her parents are lost at sea.

Dumpling Days
By Grace Lin
When Pacy, her two sisters, and their parents go to Taiwan to celebrate Grandma's sixtieth birthday, the girls learn a great deal about their heritage.

Bliss
By Kathryn Littlewood
Twelve-year-old Rose Bliss wants to work magic in her family's bakery as her parents do, but when they are called away and Rose and her siblings are left in charge, the magic goes awry and a beautiful stranger tries to talk Rose into giving her the Bliss Cookery Booke.

The Candy Shop War
By Brandon Mull
When fifth-graders Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon meet the owner of the new candy store in town and are given a magical candy that endows them with super powers, they find that along with its benefits there are also dangerous consequences.

Save the Cupcake!
By Lisa Papademetriou
Hayley's world is far from perfect: her parents have divorced, her mom has lost her job, and she and her sister Chloe are stuck sharing a bedroom in their grandmother's apartment. Luckily, Hayley has a knack for baking cupcakes -- and cupcakes always make life just a little sweeter! But when she and her best friend Artie start drifting apart, she realizes that it's going to take more than sugar and spice to make things nice.

Something New
By Lisa Papademetriou
Hayley's life hasn't exactly been a piece of cake, and now there's even more change in store: an adorable new puppy, a possible new school, and a new baking challenge--a wedding cake for her grandmother's big day!

Sugar and Spice
By Lisa Papademetriou
Hayley, her little sister, Chloe, and their mom have finally settled into their new home above their Gran's tea shop, but things at school aren't going so well: Hayley's former best friend, Artie, is back in the picture and getting between Hayley and her new pal Meghan-- a surefire recipe for disaster!

Taking the Cake
By Lisa Papademetriou
Hayley and her little sister, Chloe, have just moved into their grandmother's house with their mom, who recently divorced their dad and now runs the family's tea shop. With her knack for baking, Hayley helps out too, but her newfound talent seems to have cost her her best friend, Artie. Now Hayley's crushing on someone who might just be Artie's new boyfriend. This mess really takes the cake!

The Teashop Girls
By Laura Schaeffer
 Fourteen-year-old Annie, along with her two best friends, tries desperately to save her grandmother's beloved, old-fashioned teashop in Madison, Wisconsin, while she also learns to accept the inevitability of change in life. Includes proverbs, quotations, and brief stories about tea, as well as recipes.

Alexis and the Perfect Recipe
By Coco Simon
Alexis Becker loves to organize and plan and set goals, which is why she is in charge of the business end of the Cupcake Club. But when she suddenly develops a major crush on Matt Taylor - who happens to be Emma's brother - things get a little disorganized.

Emma on Thin Icing
By Coco Simon
Mia asks the girls in the Cupcake Club to be junior bridesmaids in her mother's wedding.

Kate and the Cupcake Cure
By Coco Simon
When Katie's best friend Callie leaves her for a clique called the Popular Girls Club on the first day of middle school, Katie decides to find a group that she can join.

Mia in the Mix
By Coco Simon When the popular girls club takes interest in Mia, she has to decide between being popular and her new cupcake club friends.

A World of Food
By Carl Warner
Photographs of twelve miniature landscapes made entirely from edible ingredients accompanied by rhyming verses introduce a variety of foods and colors.

The Chocolate Sunday Mystery
By Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Boxcar children investigate when ice cream and other items start disappearing from their favorite ice cream parlor.

Pie
By Sarah Weeks
After the death of Polly Portman, whose award-winning pies put the town of Ipswitch, Pennsylvania, on the map in the 1950s, her devoted niece Alice and Alice's friend Charlie investigate who is going to extremes to find Aunt Polly's secret pie crust recipe. Includes fourteen pie recipes.

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