The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton
“Princess Pinecone would like a real war horse for her birthday, instead of which she gets a plump, cute pony–but sometimes cuteness can be a kind of weapon, especially in a fight with dodgeballs and spitballs and hairballs and squareballs.” [JPB BEATON,K]
The Bad Kid by Sarah Lariviere
“Claudeline Feng LeBernardin is very good at being bad. Her Grandpa Si was a real-life gangster, and Claude always thought she’d take over the family business when he was gone. Instead, Claude’s dad is in charge—and she’s sure he’s running things into the ground. She wants to step in, but her parents are keeping secrets and her partner in crime, Fingerless Brett, is suddenly on the straight and narrow.
“Then, when a very strange character by the name of Alma Lingonberry shows up in the neighborhood, Claude gets closer to the crime life than ever. Before long, she’s swept up in a maddening mystery that’s got her wondering: What does it really mean to be bad?” [J LARIVIERE,S]
“Collects more than forty easy-to-follow recipes for aspiring bakers that are fit for any occasion, from cupcakes and cookies to madeleines and tartlets.” [J641.8654 AMERICAN]