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The Cupcake Club Series, Book 1

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The Cupcake Club Series, Book 1

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Meet Kylie Carson.

She's a fourth grader with a big problem. How will she make friends at her new school? Should she tell her classmates she loves monster movies? Forget it. Play the part of a turnip in the school play? Disaster! Then Kylie comes up with a delicious idea: What if she starts a cupcake club?

Soon Kylie's club is spinning out tasty treats with the help of her fellow bakers and new friends. But when Meredith tries to sabotage the girls' big cupcake party, will it be the end of the Cupcake Club?

Includes recipes and tips to try at home!

"Kids and cupcakes are the perfect recipe!"-Sophie and Katerine, stars of TLC's DC Cupcakes

Meet Kylie Carson.

She's a fourth grader with a big problem. How will she make friends at her new school? Should she tell her classmates she loves monster movies? Forget it. Play the part of a turnip in the school play? Disaster! Then Kylie comes up with a delicious idea: What if she starts a cupcake club?

Soon Kylie's club is spinning out tasty treats with the help of her fellow bakers and new friends. But when Meredith tries to sabotage the girls' big cupcake party, will it be the end of the Cupcake Club?

Includes recipes and tips to try at home!

"Kids and cupcakes are the perfect recipe!"-Sophie and Katerine, stars of TLC's DC Cupcakes

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  • ATOS:
    4.5
  • Lexile:
    680
  • Interest Level:
    MG
  • Text Difficulty:
    3

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    Chapter 1: A Monstrous Day

    Why does it have to be Monday?

    Kylie Carson pulled the blanket over her head and pretended not to hear her snooze alarm beeping for the third time. And Monday, November 6, no less! Her fourth-grade teacher, Ms. Shottlan, had asked everyone to pick a topic they were an expert on and share ten fabulous facts about it.

    "The idea," her teacher said, "is to wow us!"

    The big red circle on the calendar had stared at Kylie for two weeks. By this time, most of the kids had already presented their reports. Emily Dutter talked about horseback riding. Jeremy Saperstone explained about football, and Meredith Mitchell? She went on and on about gymnastics-and held up the three gold medals she won at last year's state championship meet.

    But what had she chosen to talk about? Monster movies! It was truly the only thing Kylie was an expert on. Dracula vs. Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Phantom of the Opera. She saw them all a million times! But now that the day was here and the clock said 7:57, she was having second thoughts.

    She plopped down in her seat at the kitchen table, still in her peace-sign pj's and fuzzy slippers.

    "Is it Pajama Day at school?" her mom teased. "Or are we just starting a new fashion trend?

    Kylie groaned. "Expert presentation today."

    "Ah-hah!" said her mom. "And you are an expert at being late to school?"

    "I don't want to go," said Kylie. "It's going to be a colossal disaster!"

    "Colossal disaster, huh? That's a pretty dramatic way to describe a five-minute report in front of your class. But then again, monster movies are very dramatic-so I suppose it's appropriate." Her mom chuckled.

    Kylie rolled her eyes. "What if they laugh at me?" she asked. "Or worse...throw things."

    "They won't laugh," her mother assured her, tossing another pancake onto Kylie's plate, even though she had barely touched the first one.

    "No, trust me, they will. Gavin Gilligan flicked a grape at Jeremy Saperstone yesterday in the cafeteria-and that was just because Jeremy looked at him funny. One weird look and Jeremy got a grape in his eye! No one in my class likes monster movies. They'll think I'm stupid!"

    Her mom handed her the maple syrup. "I think it's a little late to change your mind, don't you? School starts in twenty minutes."

    That was it-she was doomed. Doomed like the Wolfman when the sheriff came after him with a gun loaded with silver bullets. The furry fiend knew he was in for an unhappily-ever-after, and Kylie knew the same. She could feel it in her bones. If she could just miss school this one day!

    "You know, my throat's a little sore," she said with a cough.

    Her mom felt Kylie's head. "Nice try," her mom said. "Cool as a cucumber. Get dressed."

    Kylie came out of her room five minutes later, dragging her feet-this time in gray high-top sneakers. She'd chosen her black jeans and a black, long-sleeve tee, because the dark color matched her dark mood.

    "Much better," her mom said. Then she handed Kylie her backpack, her lunch box, and the huge poster board she'd made: a collage of the world's greatest monsters at their bloodiest, creepiest, scariest best.

    "You'll be great, honey," her mom said, planting a kiss on Kylie's cheek. "It's normal to feel butterflies when you speak in front of a group of people. I always do."

    It wasn't so much the group as it was one particular person Kylie was worried about. And it wasn't butterflies she...

About the Author-
  • New York Times bestselling co-author of Soul Surfer, SHERYL BERK is the founding editor in chief of Life & Style Weekly as well as a contributor to InStyle, Martha Stewart, and other publications.
    Her daughter, CARRIE, a cupcake connoisseur, cooked up the idea for the Cupcake Club series in second grade. Together, they have invented dozens of crazy cupcake recipes in their NYC kitchen (can you say Purple Velvet?) and have the frosting stains on the ceiling to prove it. Carrie maintains her own cupcake blog, featuring reviews, photos and recipes of her culinary adventures.
Reviews-
  • DOGO Books 20charte - I loved Peace, Love, and Cupcakes! I thought it was so cool that a mother and daughter wrote it. The characters in the club are all so different but they got along so well. They all helped each other so much. I didn't like Meredith and her club. I couldn't stop reading it. It's not hard and a short book. Now, I'm on to the 2nd one!
  • Publisher's Weekly

    March 5, 2012
    With this middling story about four fourth-grade outsiders who start a baking club, Sheryl Berk (coauthor of Soul Surfer) and her nine-year-old daughter launch the Peace, Love and Cupcakes series, whose premise is similar to that of Coco Simon’s Cupcake Diaries series. The girls’ drama teacher proposes the club after witnessing a prank that mean girl Meredith plays on Kylie, her ­frequent victim. Hoping that baking goodies will make people like her, Kylie recruits three classmates to join: overweight, good-natured Jenna; shy and artistic Lexi; and dyslexic tomboy Sadie. After the group bakes a batch to sell at a fund-raiser, their cupcake-making spirals into a thriving business. Mere­dith’s nastiness persists until Kylie retaliates with a potentially harmful stunt, for which she pays surprisingly little consequence. Hampered by clichéd portrayals of the students, the novel offers routine messages about being a good friend, working together, and dealing with bullying. Detailed descriptions of the girls’ baking should appeal to aspiring pastry chefs; three recipes are included at the end of the novel. Ages 9–up. Agent: Katherine Latshaw, the Literary Group.

  • Cupcakes Take the Cake "A sweet book!"
  • Washington Post, KidsPost "9-year-old author has recipe for success"
  • New York Family Magazine "Sheryl Berk and her nine-year-old daughter, Carrie, have cooked up a delightful new series sure to be a treat."
  • Esther's Ever After "I think that this is one of the best ideas for a club ever. I mean, I would totally join this club if it was available at my school! Nevertheless, I liked the role that it had to play in the story. I liked how it brought together all the main characters, making them form a strong friendship. I thought that this was a unique club idea in a novel, and something I could really relate to."
  • The Angel Forever "I really enjoyed The Cupcake Club. It read quickly and brought up some great discussion topics like bullying, building self esteem, not giving up, making friends, forgiving, and more."
  • New York Daily News. "Author Sheryl Berk has good reason to be proud this Mother's Day. She has co-written a book with daughter Carrie - who's only 9."
  • Escape Through The Pages "...a wonderful start to a fun new series."
  • New York Family "Sheryl Berk and her nine-year-old daughter, Carrie, have cooked up a delightful new series sure to be a treat."
  • YA Librarian Tales "There is a lot to recommend to young tween girl readers in Peace, Love and Cupcakes! This is a great book to hand to readers looking for something sweet... that features characters most girls (and boys if they would read the book) can relate to."
  • The Reading Housewives of Indiana "It is a very cute book and a great book for a young girl to read...I loved reading about all of the successes and failures the club had while baking."
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