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  • Birthday Glamour!

    Julie Bowe

    eBook (Stone Arch Books, Aug. 1, 2015)
    In this eBook, narrator Victoria Torres is facing a birthday dilemma. Most years, Victoria loves the family birthday party she shares with her grandmother. It's filled with sweet and funny traditions, and of course, there's always a pinata. But now that she's turning twelve, the family party seems completely average compared the bash she could have at the mall's newest spa store, GlamaRama! Her mom refuses to let her have two parties and tells Victoria that's she's going to have to choose. Friends or family? Unfortunately, there's no easy answer!
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  • Face the Music

    Julie Bowe

    language (Stone Arch Books, Aug. 1, 2015)
    For Victoria Torres, middle school band is a completely average experience in this e-book. She fifth chair out of nine flutes, after all. So when her band director asks for a volunteer to play the band's new piccolo, Victoria sees it as her shot to shine. The only problem? Victoria's best friend Bea, who sits first chair, wants to play piccolo too. The girls have to audition for the spot, and the band members will select the winner. Can Victoria and Bea keep the competition friendly, or with the two friends end up in disharmony?
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  • Pompom Problems

    Julie Bowe

    eBook (Stone Arch Books, Aug. 1, 2015)
    In this e-book, being popular is more important than ever to middle schooler, Victoria Torres. Victoria is positive being a cheerleader is the best way to secure her popularity. Her best friend Bea agrees to try out with her, but Victoria is going to need a lot more than Bea's support to make the squad. The competition is stiff and includes the awful Annelise. Will Victoria remember that being a positive role model is just as important as nailing her cartwheel, or will tryouts leave her feeling far below average?
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  • My Best Frenemy

    Julie Bowe

    Paperback (Puffin Books, June 2, 2011)
    Ida May finally fits in at school after becoming best friends with Stacey Merriweather, one of the popular girls. But then Ida's frenemy, bossy Jenna Drews, brings in a game of truth or dare, and all the girls are suddenly daring one another to misbehave. When Ida finds herself in the principal's office, she ends up ratting out her friendsÑwith disastrous consequences. The only way she can fix things is to take a triple-dog dare, but Ida May isn't sure she has the guts. Will her BFF come to her rescue, or is this the perfect job for a frenemy?
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  • Formula for Friends

    Julie Bowe

    eBook (Stone Arch Books, Aug. 1, 2015)
    When it comes to math, Victoria Torres is completely average in this e-book. On the other hand, her older sister, Sofia, is captain of the math team. When one of the team members drops out unexpectedly, Sofia must find a replacement -- fast! With the conference trophy at stake, Sofia volunteers Victoria and grills her in math, night and day. Vicka is no fan of her sister's bossy ways, but winning would certainly give her an in with the smart kids. Can Victoria crunch enough numbers to lead the team to victory, or will her sister's bossy ways be too much to bear?
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  • My Extra Best Friend

    Julie Bowe

    Paperback (Puffin Books, July 11, 2013)
    Summer camp is more fun when you have Friends for Keeps! It's Ida May's first time at sleepaway camp, and her two BFFs, popular Stacey and highly organized Jenna, are also coming along. But when they arrive at camp, their bunkmate is the last person Ida expected to ever see again: Elizabeth Evans, her last best friend who moved away before the start of this series. Ida was heartbroken when Liz didn't answer her letters, and now Liz won't even apologize. All the other girls are ready to welcome Liz back, but Ida just can't be the peacemaker this time. Not until she and Liz talk. Chockablock with fourth-grade wisdom, laughter, jealousies--and apologies--this conclusion to the series is a must read for all Ida May fans.
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  • Friends for Keeps: My Forever Friends

    Julie Bowe

    Paperback (Puffin Books, June 14, 2012)
    Ida May is back in the fourth book of the beloved Friends for Keeps series! Friendships are shifting for Ida May, and all because Jenna and Brooke (former BFFs) are feuding. No one knows what started the fight, but soon the girls in class have taken sides, with Ida May stuck in the middle. Does Ida have what it takes to understand the true nature of Jenna and Brooke's friendship and figure out the way to bring them, and the rest of the class, together?
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  • My New Best Friend

    Julie Bowe

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, April 12, 2010)
    There's a new girl in town! After Ida May’s last best friend moved away, she swore she’d never have another. But then she met fun, sparkly Stacey Merriweather, and now she and Ida are like two peas in a pod. When the friends discover a magical mermaid night-light that seems to grant wishes, they start a secret club—just the two of them. Ida uses the mermaid to make something bad happen to Jenna, the mean girl in class. Then Stacey uses the mermaid to undo a scheduled math test. The more they put the mermaid's powers to use, the more they need to help it along by manipulating the truth with their "highly creative stories." Ida goes along with all the lies at first. But before long, Ida suspects that Stacey is using the mermaid to tell some big lies . . . and to cause some big trouble at home. And soon Ida feels caught between telling the truth and hurting friendship with Stacey. How will Ida set the record straight while still keeping her new best friend?
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  • Big & Little Questions

    Julie Bowe

    Hardcover (Kathy Dawson Books, March 21, 2017)
    A Publishers Weekly and Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year about Wren Jo Byrd, a nine-year-old introvert whose life has gone topsy-turvy ever since her dad moved out."By turns heartbreaking and heartwarming—exactly like real life. Julie Bowe takes on the tough questions about what it means to be honest, to be a good friend, and to be a family, and offers answers that, while not always easy, are always true."—Linda Urban, author of Weekends with Max and A Crooked Kind of Perfect"Bowe so masterfully took me inside the head and heart of Wren Jo Byrd that I felt like a ten year old again—and loved every minute."—Barbara O'Connor, author of How to Steal a DogIt's the start of a new school year and Wren Jo Byrd is worried that everyone will find out her parents separated over the summer. No one knows the truth, not even her best friend, Amber. When even her new teacher refers to her mom as Mrs. Byrd, Wren decides to keep their divorce a total secret. But something else changed over the summer: A new girl named Marianna moved to town and wants to be Amber's next bff. And because of her fib, Wren can't do anything about it. From take-out dinners with Mom to the tiny room she gets at Dad's new place, nothing is the same for Wren anymore. But while Marianna makes everything harder at first, Wren soon learns that Marianna once had to ask many of the same questions—the big ones, as well as the little ones—that Wren is asking now.Set in Wisconsin, with wonderfully nuanced characters—from the bossy new girl, who acts big but has a secret of her own, to the sporty girl who acts little and shy but who becomes an unexpected friend—this is a book about much more than divorce.
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  • My Extra Best Friend

    Julie Bowe

    eBook (Puffin Books, June 14, 2012)
    Summer camp is more fun when you have Friends for Keeps! It's Ida May's first time at sleepaway camp, and her two BFFs, popular Stacey and highly organized Jenna, are also coming along. But when they arrive at camp, their bunkmate is the last person Ida expected to ever see again: Elizabeth Evans, her last best friend who moved away before the start of this series. Ida was heartbroken when Liz didn't answer her letters, and now Liz won't even apologize. All the other girls are ready to welcome Liz back, but Ida just can't be the peacemaker this time. Not until she and Liz talk. Chockablock with fourth-grade wisdom, laughter, jealousies--and apologies--this conclusion to the series is a must read for all Ida May fans.
  • My Best Frenemy

    Julie Bowe

    eBook (Puffin Books, May 13, 2010)
    Ida May finally fits in at school after becoming best friends with Stacey Merriweather, who is universally liked by their classmates. But then Ida?s frenemy, bossy Jenna Drews, brings in a game of truth or dare, and all the girls are suddenly daring one another to misbehave. When Ida finds herself in the principal?s office, she?s scared into ratting out her friends and gets freezed out of the group. The only way she can fix things is to take a triple-dog dare: letting one of the girls pierce her ears. Will her BFF come to her rescue, or is this the perfect job for a frenemy? Packed with fourth-grade jealousies, problems, misbehavior, and consequences, this third book about Ida May stands on its own.
  • My New Best Friend

    Julie Bowe

    language (HMH Books for Young Readers, April 12, 2010)
    There's a new girl in town! After Ida May’s last best friend moved away, she swore she’d never have another. But then she met fun, sparkly Stacey Merriweather, and now she and Ida are like two peas in a pod. When the friends discover a magical mermaid night-light that seems to grant wishes, they start a secret club—just the two of them. Ida uses the mermaid to make something bad happen to Jenna, the mean girl in class. Then Stacey uses the mermaid to undo a scheduled math test. The more they put the mermaid's powers to use, the more they need to help it along by manipulating the truth with their "highly creative stories." Ida goes along with all the lies at first. But before long, Ida suspects that Stacey is using the mermaid to tell some big lies . . . and to cause some big trouble at home. And soon Ida feels caught between telling the truth and hurting friendship with Stacey. How will Ida set the record straight while still keeping her new best friend?
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