Award-winning author Jennifer J. Stewart writes seriously funny books for children. She enjoys speaking in schools and volunteers with Make Way for Books, a non-profit organization giving all young children the chance to read and succeed.
Phoebe Marchant isn’t your average poor little orphan. As heiress to her father’s fortune, she’s the richest twelve-year-old in America. But life isn’t always easy for Phoebe. Along with Poppy’s fortune, she’s inherited a big problem, Vicki-with-two-i’s, the last and luckiest in her long string of stepmothers. Luckily, Phoebe’s a professional when it comes to getting rid of unwanted stepmothers.
Rick is unhappy when his mother moves them to Arizona, where he knows no one. He dreads the boring summer, until Madam Yang arrives on the scene. She's a fire-breathing, princess-chasing, time-traveling, hotheaded dragon, with her own ideas about everything. Now Rick and his neighbor Natalie are in the hot seat. Will the two of them be able to keep Madam Yang happy, or will their goose be cooked?
"Think of it as an adventure," Annie Ferris's father tells her when he announces that the family will be spending two months in Nepal on a medical mission. But what sort of adventure is it if you have to leave behind your friends, sleep in a tent with your bratty little sister, and be expected to eat something called yak cheese? When Annie meets Nirmala, she begins to get to know the real Nepal.