Katie Starting from Scratch

Katie Starting from Scratch

(Book #21 of Cupcake Diaries)
For Ages: 8 - 12
When Katie brings her maybe-someday stepsister to Cupcake Club, she gets her first taste of sibling rivalry—and it’s not very sweet!

Katie’s mom asks Katie for a huge favor: will she spend some time with Emily, her boyfriend’s daughter? Katie agrees and brings Emily to a Cupcake Club meeting. Things go well—almost too well. Everyone likes Emily so much, Katie wonders if her friends like Emily more than they like her! And if her mom marries Emily’s dad, will Emily become her favorite daughter? Katie is an only child, so all this sibling stuff is new to her. She’s starting from scratch!
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  • Simon Spotlight | 
  • 160 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481404723 | 
  • August 2014 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
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Katie Starting from Scratch

CHAPTER 1 Really, Mom?
So, Emily, what’s new with you? How are things going at school?” my mom asked the girl sitting next to me.

“It’s okay,” Emily replied. “I like all my teachers.”

Emily’s dad, who was sitting next to my mom, smiled at her.

I should probably remind you that Emily’s dad, Jeff, is also a math teacher at the middle school that I go to. There I call... see more

About the Author

Coco Simon

Coco Simon always dreamed of opening a cupcake bakery, but she was afraid she would eat all the profits. When she’s not daydreaming about cupcakes, Coco edits children’s books and has written close to 100 books for children, tweens, and young adults, which is a lot less than the number of cupcakes she’s eaten. Cupcake Diaries is the first time Coco has mixed her love of cupcakes with writing.

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