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Pippa Morgan's Diary
Contributor(s): Kelsey, Annie, Larsen, Kate (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 1492623288     ISBN-13: 9781492623281
Publisher: Sourcebooks Young Readers
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Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: December 2015

Annotation: When Pippa tells a small lie to impress her best friend, she is entered into the school talent show even though she cannot sing at all.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Best friends; Fiction.
Honesty; Fiction.
Talent shows; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2015031921
Lexile Measure: 750
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Pippa Morgan's Diary
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.00" H x 5.50" W x 0.75" (0.59 lbs) 145 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 180658
Reading Level: 4.6   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 2.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2015 September)

Gr 3–5—In this journal-style novel, a young girl learns how quickly a lie can spiral out of control. Since her best friend moved away and her parents divorced, life has become difficult for Pippa Morgan, a 10-year-old with an active imagination. When a classroom seating change lands her right next to Catie, the most popular girl in school, Pippa tells a desperate lie (namely, that she auditioned for a popular televised singing competition) to impress her. Soon, her fib starts to unravel. Readers will quickly sail through Pippa's story, which is written as a series of diary entries in a large typeface with simple ink illustrations on nearly every page. Kelsey does a masterful job of concisely, but clearly, explaining important factors (the divorce of Pippa's parents, for example). Important preteen social issues are addressed, including lying to gain peer acceptance and dealing with divorce. VERDICT With its approachable style and friendly language, this is sure to please both older fans of Rebecca Elliott's "Owl Diaries" (Scholastic) and reluctant readers alike.—Kelley Smith, Women's Health Foundation, Chicago, IL

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