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#AtoZ Challenge Letter C




Hi and welcome. Here’s to letter C!

Two fun titles today:














If you’ve not heard of Cupcake Diaries it’s prolly because you don’t have a tween girl at home. The series combines my two loves; books and cupcakes.  Middle school isn’t easy and fitting in is so hard, right? These enterprising young ladies find a way to accommodate both through a Cupcake Club! I love it!



The Creature from The Seventh Grade by Bob Balaban is our next pick.  I had the pleasure of meeting Bob Balaban at a party once. He’s a famous actor as well, so I played it real cool with him when we met.  (NOT). let me see if I can drum up a pic.

I found it!

Bob Balaban BEA










Yes, that’s really me! All brace face. Diggin it?

Here’s a blurb about the book:

If popularity were a score between one and ten, Charlie Drinkwater would be a zero. He’s nerdy and unathletic, and to top it all off, he’s suddenly morphed into a giant mutant sea creature sometime between first-period science class and third-period English.

Now Charlie’s two best friends are treating him like a science project, there’s a petition to get him kicked out of school, the cool kids are recruiting him for their clique, and for some reason his parents are acting like everything is perfectly normal. What’s a slimy, scaly, seventh-grade creature to do?

I know, right? I’m so GLAD I don’t hafta do middle school all over again. Once was enough.  Sometimes I felt like a slimy sea creature.

Who’s ready for the letter D??

Come back tomorrow, yo.

By Pam

My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.

18 replies on “#AtoZ Challenge Letter C”

Nice to meet you, Pam. I recognize Bob Balaban. He’s played in many shows and movies. I didn’t know he was a writer. Cupcake Diaries sounds sweet.

I didn’t know Bob Balahan was a writer but I did see him in several movies and tv shows, he leaves an impression. That story made me laugh though, sounds like something a lot of kids can relate to, I still remember what it felt like! 🙂
Andrea, #atozchallenge Mighty Minion Asset

I’m so glad I’m not the only one who remembers Bob Balaban! Middle school was tough for me, I think Bob’s book idea is perfect. It’s a fun read!

I am going to have to get my daughter to read the Cupcake series. Looks sweet. She is reading the Warrior books right now and devouring each series. 😉

Two more books for me to add to my list which is fast approaching several thousand miles in length.

AZtech minion here. 🙂

The titles sound great! I also have a passion for curating children’s literature. It’s not part of my A to Z Challenge – so far (may need to change that) ! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cupcakes and books…well this book surely is going in my to-buy list 🙂 sounds lovely! You look cute in that pic!

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