The Prank List by Anna Staniszewski. 221 p. Sourcebooks Inc., July 1, 2014. 9781402286391.
From the arc cover: Rachel Lee never thought she'd fight for the right to clean toilets. But when a rival cleaning business starts stealing her mom's clients, Rachel will do whatever it takes to save herself the horror of moving to Connecticut-which would mean giving up her sort of boyfriend, her fantastic new pastry classes, and her best friend Marisol.
Operation Save Mom's Cleaning Business is a go!
But when a series of pranks Rachel and her BFF cooked up to take down the competition totally backfires, Rachel worries that her recipe for success is a dud. You know what they say-if you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen...
Nerd Camp 2.0 by Elissa Brent Weissman. 282 p. Atheneum Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster, May 6, 2014. 9781442452947.
Publisher synopsis: Gabe’s happily headed back to Nerd Camp—but can he handle a cool-kid invasion?
Gift: Back in January, I had the opportunity to share my love for Poached by Stuart Gibbs with Christian at the Simon & Schuster booth at ALA MW. The review I wrote for SLJ was published in this month's issue and excerpted on the author's web site along with other positive reviews. He promised me a promotional tote bag and it came this week! Thanks Christian! Poached is due out April 8th. If you have a kid who wants action, humor and/ or mystery, hand him (or her) Poached.
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