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Mallory

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Mallory

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Tamara Schmitz

Meet Mallory McDonald, a spunky, energetic young girl whose comical exploits and joke-telling will hit the mark with early chapter book readers.

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Mallory

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written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Tamara Schmitz - Children's 7-11

When eight-and-a-half-year-old Mallory McDonald's parents tell her that they are moving, she's mad --- really mad! It's not fair! How can they make her move away from Mary Ann, her best friend in the whole wide world? Who will she paint her toenails with, tell secrets to and make scrapbooks with? When Mallory arrives at her new house on Wish Pond Road, things are terrible. Her room is too small and the girl next door is mean. But Joey lives next door, too. Even though he doesn't paint his toes, he tells jokes, helps teach her cat to do tricks and shows her how to skateboard. Mallory's having so much fun she forgets the pact she made with Mary Ann never to make friends with a boy next door. 

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Tamara Schmitz - Children's 7-11

Summer is over and that can only mean one thing for eight-year-old Mallory McDonald (like the restaurant, but no relation) --- she has to go back to school. But not just any school, a new school with all new kids in it. 

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Tamara Schmitz - Children's 7-11

Spunky, eight-year-old Mallory McDonald is very unhappy when her parents decide to get her older brother Max a dog. Why would her parents agree to such a thing? Dogs are smelly and bark and chew on things. Plus, they already have a perfectly good cat, Cheeseburger. When they finally get the puppy, it's worse than Mallory imagined. 

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Tamara Schmitz - Children's 7-11

Mallory McDonald is turning nine! And she is ready to celebrate getting the past year over --- one troubled with moving, starting a new school, making new friends and sibling rivalry. Mallory wants her ninth birthday to be extra special. So instead of celebrating just one day, she plans an entire "birth month" celebration. But soon, things aren't going according to plan, and Mallory fears that being nine may be just as difficult as being eight.

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Barbara Pollak - Children's 7-11

Mallory McDonald has her eye on the perfect purse, but it's too expensive and Mallory's mom is not buying! So Mallory comes up with the perfect plan to get the perfect purse. She'll just start a business! Yet starting a business isn't as easy as it seems. Mallory finally earns enough to buy what she wants. But if her business is such as success, why does Mallory feel like such a failure?

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Barbara Pollak - Children's 7-11

Valentine's Day is approaching and everyone seems to be crazed with love --- except for Mallory. She's been invited to a Valentine's party next door and rumor has it that her next-door neighbor's dad is going to propose to her best friend's mom. What will it mean if her two best friends become brother and sister? Where will she fit in? And to make matters even more confusing, Mallory is receiving presents from a secret admirer. Who could it be?

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Barbara Pollak - Children's 7-11

Bon Voyage! Mallory and her family and friends are setting sail on a cruise. But poor Mallory feels like she's sunk and she hasn't even set sail yet. Her two best friends' parents are getting married and even though Mallory is trying her best to be happy for Mary Ann and Joey, she can't help feeling left out. Can Mallory find a way to be happy for her friends and not feel like a third wheel?

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Barbara Pollak - Children's 7-11

Everyone seems to know what they want to be for Career Day at school --- that is, everyone except Mallory. She can't seem to find anything she's good at. When she finally decides to be a fashion designer, some of her classmates laugh at her. 

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

It's summertime and the Wish Pond Road gang is getting ready to go to Camp Blue Lake. Mallory's not so sure she wants to go. What if she gets homesick or none of the other kids like her? Her best friends, Mary Ann and Joey, convince her how fun it will be to go swimming, boating and roast marshmallows over a campfire. But when Mallory arrives at camp, nothing goes as planned.

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

It's a new school year for Mallory and everything's perfect! She has a new computer, a pair of just-right back-to-school shoes and her best friend, Mary Ann, is in her class. But somehow things go from perfectly good to perfectly bad. Mallory's first crush is the same boy Mary Ann likes --- and Mary Ann gets all his attention. And even though she has the right shoes, Mallory somehow gets off on the wrong foot with her teacher, Mr. Knight. 

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

Mallory is in Washington, D.C. with her fourth grade class. She can't wait to see the famous monuments and museums. But from the moment she sets foot in the nation's capital, there's one thing she doesn't see much of...her best friend. Mary Ann is spending so much time with the new boy in their class, she's forgotten all about being partners with Mallory. 

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

It's New Year's Eve and Mallory can't wait to celebrate! Her camp friends are coming to Fern Falls and she and Mary Ann have planned out every last detail for a perfect winter reunion and New Year's Eve party. But what Mallory hadn't planned on is getting sick. Poor Mallory has to ring in the New Year in the hospital instead of at home with her friends and family. 

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

Mallory McDonald is going green! As an official member of the Fern Falls Elementary Environmental Committee, Mallory is super excited to make her school and home more environmentally friendly. She's even selected to be class representative for the all-school Green Fair. But the minute Mallory goes green, everything goes wrong. 

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

The world is a stage for Mallory McDonald! When Mallory tries out for a part in the school play and gets the lead, she is super excited. But not everyone shares her enthusiasm, especially her best friend Mary Ann. In fact, the more excited Mallory gets, the less excited Mary Ann becomes. Mallory can't understand why Mary Ann is acting so strange. 

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

When it comes to boys, brothers, dads and dogs, only one thing is certain: Mallory is about to become an expert!

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

To celebrate her tenth birthday, Mallory wants to have the most super sleepover celebration ever! Mallory plans out everything to the last detail. As long as she promises not to let the fun get out of control, her parents agree to letting her friends sleep over. But Mallory's best friend, Mary Ann, has her own ideas about what a super sleepover party should include.

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

Mallory has a new diary, and big news to write in it: a cute fifth-grade boy LIKES her! The only problem: Mallory's friends are more excited about it than she is. Mallory's not sure what to do, what to say on the phone, or even how she feels. Her best friend, Mary Ann, however, is sure about what Mallory should feel and do. 

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

Mallory is on a mission. Max, her brother, is spending all his time with his girlfriend and won't allow Mallory around for ANY of it. Mallory wants to know what's going on when they're together. Are Max and Winnie hatching secret plans? Are they causing danger? And as Max's sister, doesn't she have the right to know?

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

START SPREADING THE NEWS...Mallory and Mary Ann are headed to New York. They've got sights to see! The Empire State Building. The Statue of Liberty. Times Square. Central Park. But they also have a problem to solve. Only one of them is invited to appear on their favorite TV show, Fashion Fran. 

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

Mallory is excited about the six-week arts electives program at Fern Falls Elementary --- until she gets stuck in her last-choice class, band. To make matters worse, she is assigned to the tuba, and when she plays, it sounds more like passing gas than music. She dreads the showcase at the end of the program. But with some good guidance from her mom and her band teacher, Mallory learns the meaning of "practice makes perfect" and that, in fact, making music can be lots of fun!

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

There's a new girl in town and not everyone is happy about it. When Chloe Jennifer moves to Wish Pond Road, Mallory's friendship with Mary Ann is turned upside down. Mary Ann starts including Chloe Jennifer in everything that Mallory and Mary Ann do --- and in Mallory's opinion, three's a crowd!

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

There's a new baby on Wish Pond Road, and Mallory has had all the baby talk she can take! Mallory wants to be excited about Mary Ann and Joey's new brother, Charlie. But she can't help wondering what life will be like now that there's a baby around. 

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

Mallory can't wait to play in her town's new girls' basketball league! What could be more fun than trying something new and being on a team? But Mallory's basketball career gets off to a rocky start. None of her friends are on her team. And no matter how much she tries, she can't make a basket. Mallory works as hard as she can to improve.

written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis - Children's 7-11

Everything in Mallory McDonald's life is changing! Fourth grade is over and summer is off to a shaky start. The Winstons are moving from Wish Pond Road to a bigger house across town, so Mallory's best friends, Mary Ann and Joey, won't be living next door anymore. And her friend Chloe Jennifer will be gone for the whole summer. 

Written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis. - Children's 8-12, Family, Fiction, Friendship
Mallory's new neighbors, the Goldmans, have twin five-year-old boys who need babysitters. Mrs. Goldman hires Mallory and her friend Chloe Jennifer to watch the boys while she works from home. Mallory can't wait! The boys are adorable, so this job will be tons of fun...right? Actually, the boys turn out to be a handful. Plus, Mallory has trouble balancing her babysitting duties with her schoolwork, friends, and preparation for an upcoming school poetry slam. Will she figure out how to prioritize the things that matter the most before her new career ruins her life?