Katie and the Cupcake Cure the Graphic Novel (Cupcake Diaries: The Graphic Novel #1)

by Coco Simon (Author)

The bestselling Cupcake Diaries series is now available in graphic novel format! In this adaptation of the first book, after her best friend moves on, Katie finds a new group of friends and they form the Cupcake Club. Katie is miserable when her best friend is invited to join the Popular Girls Club and Katie is left out. Is there an Unpopular Girls Club she can join? Luckily, Katie finds her way with a great new group of friends--Mia, Emma, and Alexis--and together they become the Cupcake Club. Sometimes starting from scratch turns out to be the icing on the cupcake. Fun, bright, full-color graphic panels tell the story with the same humor and heart as the original novel.

School Library Journal

Gr 3 Up--As Katie begins middle school, she is faced with some unexpected major changes. Her best friend, Callie, is suddenly her former best friend, having just joined a group called the Popular Girls Club. Katie soon forms a new group of friends, who decide to call themselves the Cupcake Club, since they all enjoy sharing cupcakes at lunch. A major focus of this series are the dynamics among the Cupcake Club girls--Katie, Mia, Emma, and Alexis--but since different volumes are narrated by different girls, readers also see into other aspects of their lives. In these first two volumes, readers explore Katie's relationships with her mother and Callie as well as Mia's struggle to fit in at her new school and her schedule conflicts as she splits her time between her divorced parents. The series builds empathy as it follows the highs and lows of new and old friendships. As each character goes through friendship drama that plays tug-of-war with her loyalties, readers will become invested in wanting each girl to find the balance she needs. This new graphic novel series is a smooth adaptation from the original series of novels. The artwork is bright and colorful, capturing the energy and emotion of the story. VERDICT These new books will be welcomed by fans of the original "Cupcake Club" series as well as by any tweens looking for sweet, but realistic, stories about kids trying to form lasting friendships.--Andrea Lipinski

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Coco Simon
From cupcakes to ice cream and donuts! Having written over thirty books about middle school girls and cupcakes and ice cream, Coco Simon decided it was time for a change; so she's switched her focus to her third favorite sweet treat: donuts! When she's not daydreaming about yummy snacks, Coco edits children's books and has written close to one hundred books for children, tweens, and young adults, which is a lot less than the number of cupcakes, ice cream cones, and donuts she's eaten. She is the author of the Cupcake Diaries, the Sprinkle Sundays, and the Donut Dreams series.
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Publication date
September 20, 2022
Cupcake Diaries: The Graphic Novel

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