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Our Sixth-Grade Sugar Babies

Our Sixth-Grade Sugar Babies

by Eve Bunting Illustrated by Aleta Jenks
When a gorgeous seventh-grade boy moves across the street, Vicki is ecstatic — until she remembers her latest school assignment. For one week, Vicki and the rest of her sixth-grade class have to pretend they're parents and carry around five-pound bags of sugar dressed in baby clothes. And if he sees her carrying around a silly-looking sugar baby, Vicki is sure she'll die of embarrassment.

Then one day the worst happens. Vicki has to ditch her baby before her hunky neighbor sees it-and the baby disappears. Now Vicki is frantic. What has happened to her poor sugar baby? And what will this do to her grade? There's only one thing to do-and that's to find out where the baby is, before an already sticky situation turns into an even bigger mess!

Ages
9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Grade Level Equivalent
5.2
Lexile Measure
650L
Guided Reading
NR
Publisher
Tandem Library
Genre
Comedy and Humor, Realistic Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Eve Bunting Eve Bunting was born in the small village of Maghera in Northern Ireland. She has written more than 100 books for young readers and has received numerous awards and honors.
Aleta Jenks

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