Huge Congratulations to Lisa Mullarkey ( ) on the release this month of her new chapter book series, Katharine the Almost Great (Magic Wagon, 2009)!
There are six, count ’em, 6, titles featuring the irrepressible third grader, Katharine Carmichael, in her quest to become Katharine the Great. All she has to do is conquer geometry and stage fright, think up the best school service project ever, help her cousin, Crockett, get elected as class president, discover the truth about her blood-sucking brother, Jack, and survive the trauma of having her mom as the new cook in the cafeteria.
Sounds like a lot of ups, downs, adventures and laughs in these character building stories set at Liberty Corner School, appropriate for young readers ages 7-10. I am most anxious to read Book 2, Major Mama Drama, because I want to find out what kinds of things Katharine’s mom cooks! Does she really ban french fries (oh, no)!?
The other titles in the series, all illustrated by Phyllis Harris, are:
Book 1: Uses Her Common Cents
Book 3: The Biggest Star by Far
Book 4: Bent Out of Shape
Book 5: The Red, White and Blue Crew
Book 6: Can’t Keep Trackula of Jackula
Lisa’s website has more information about all the books, including a cool excerpt from Uses Common Cents, as well as a Teacher’s Guide. The books are available through the publisher, IndieBound, or your favorite online bookseller.
Now, please join me in congratulating Lisa with six big slurps. There’s a spoon for each one of the books in the series. Happy dipping!
Today’s Special: Almost Tomato Soup.
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