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Smart Cookie

By Elly Swartz   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338143560 Hardcover
288 Pages | 5.8" x 8.55" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338143584 Ebook
288 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

From the author of Finding Perfect comes a funny, heartwarming story about the importance of family and the secrets we keep from those we love.

Sometimes you need to keep a few secrets.

Frankie knows she'll be in big trouble if Dad discovers she secretly posted a dating profile for him online. But she's determined to find him a wife, even if she ends up grounded for life. Frankie wants what she had before Mom died. A family of three. Two is a pair of socks or the wheels on a bicycle or a busy weekend at the B&B where Frankie and Dad live. Three is a family. And Frankie's is missing a piece.

But Operation Mom is harder to pull off than Frankie expects. None of the Possibles are very momish, the B&B's guests keep canceling, Frankie's getting the silent treatment from her once best friend, and there's a maybe-ghost hanging around. Worst of all, Gram and Dad are definitely hiding secrets of their own.

If a smart cookie like Frankie wants to save the B&B and find her missing piece, she's going to have to figure out what secrets are worth keeping and when it's time to let go.

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Praise for Smart Cookie:

"Smart Cookie has all the right ingredients: humor, mystery, friendship, ghosts, and an extra helping of heart." —Wendy Mass, New York Times bestselling author of 11 Birthdays and A Mango-Shaped Space