Nine-and-a-half-year-old Mallory's trepidation about going to sleepaway camp is multiplied when she and her best friend are assigned to different cabins, and a new "friend" seems determined to get Mallory in trouble.
Ten-year-old Mallory, determined to find out what her brother Max does while spending time with his girlfriend, Winnie, spies an innocent kiss on the cheek then tells her babysitter and friends a more exciting tale. Includes a recipe for double chocolate chip cookies and directions for playing four games.
"Mallory is excited about the six-week arts electives program at Fern Falls Elementary--until she gets stuck in her last-choice elective, band. To make matters worse, she is assigned to the tuba, and when she plays, it sound more like passing gas than music. She dreads the showcase at the end of the program. But with some good guidance from her mom and her band teacher, Mallory learns the meaning of "practice makes perfect," and that, in fact, making...
Ten-year-old Mallory's crush on J.T., a boy in her older brother's class, gets her in trouble with her teacher, her family, and her friends but no matter what she does, J.T. does not seem interested in her.
Mallory's journal of her fourth-grade trip to Washington D.C. reveals how much fun she has, despite a loose tooth, being upset with her best friend Mary Ann and getting separated from her class in a museum.
"When Mallory wins Fashion Fran's design contest, she and Mary Ann are headed to New York City! But as they share the sights, sounds, and tastes of New York, there's just one problem. Only Mallory gets to appear on the Fashion Fran show, even though she pinky-swore with Mary Ann that they'd both go on. Can Mallory find a way to share the spotlight with her best friend before the pinky-swear she made ruins the trip of a lifetime--and their friendship?"--...
When Mallory is appointed to the Fern Falls Elementary School Environmental Committee, which is deciding on class projects for the upcoming Green Fair, she rapidly succeeds in alienating her classmates, friends, and family by her overzealous efforts to save the planet.