Product Details
List Price:
$15.95
Ages:
8 to 11
Grades:
3 to 6
Pages:
160
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.25"
Published:
10/2014
Imprint:
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-993-3
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations
Lexile Level:
480L

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About the Book

Overview

Ten-year-old Celie has quite a few things on her mind—fights with her sister Jo, secrets at school, an increasingly forgetful grandmother, and worst of all, a best friend who won’t speak to her. How can a girl who hates change survive, when everything in her life is changing? By writing, of course. Celie’s often comical and always heartfelt diary entries include notes, e-mails, homework assignments, and pages from her top-secret spy notebook.

Reviews

* " . . . Wright's spot-on black-and-white illustrations perfectly complement Sternberg's text. . . This satisfying slice-of-life story about the permutations of friendship and family resonates." Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"As she did in Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie and its sequels, Sternberg exposes the travails of adolescence with authenticity and humor in this first volume of the Top-Secret Diary of Celie Valentine series. . . " Publishers Weekly

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Meet the Author

Julie Sternberg

Julie Sternberg is the author of the best-selling Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie, its sequels Like Bug Juice on a Burger and Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake, The Top-Secret Diary of Celie Valentine series, and Bedtime at Bessie and Lil’s. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York. Visit juliesternberg.com.

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Meet the Illustrator

Johanna Wright

Johanna Wright is the illustrator of Clover Twig and the Magical Cottage, Clover Twig and the Perilous Path, and several picture books, including the upcoming Spring 2017 book, Keep a Pocket in Your Poem, and her own The Secret Circus, Bunnies on Ice, and The Orchestra Pit. She lives with her family in Portland, Oregon. Visit johannawright.com.

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