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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Emily Sparkes and the Friendship Fiasco

By Ruth Fitzgerald

Join Emily Sparkes for hilarious observations about life, parents and how to handle the grossest boys in the universe! Perfect for fans of Cathy Cassidy and Dork Diaries. Now shortlisted for the Scholastic Laugh Out Loud Book Award (The Lollies).

'Lots of fun and a really cool read!' - Cathy Cassidy

Emily Sparkes thinks having your best friend move to Wales at the same time as your parents decide to have a new baby is probably more trauma than anyone should have to cope with. But things go from bad to worse when she's paired with revolting Gross-Out Gavin for the school trip! Emily is determined to escape him, and when glamorous new girl Chloe Clarke turns up it seems her prayers might be answered.

Unfortunately, everyone has gone Chloe Clarke mad and Emily finds her 'sworn enemy' Zuzanna has had the same idea. Getting and keeping Chloe as a friend proves a lot more troublesome than Emily anticipated and leads her into a whole new set of disasters . . .

More satisfying than much junior chick-litThis is a good readI have read the first Emily Sparkes book and really LOVE it . . . it's lots of fun and a really cool read!Lots to appeal to fans of Cathy Cassidy and Dork Diaries in this funny new seriesUtterly hilarious and utterly relatable, Ruth Fitzgerald just gets all of the awful problems associated with being eleven years old. Everything in Emily Sparkes's life is a crisis, and each crisis is funnier than the last. Bring on the next book!I laughed and laughed at Emily Sparkes and the Friendship Fiasco! She's like a younger Georgia Nicolson.Once you start reading this book you won't be able to put it down. It's true to life and very funny. Emily Sparkes is everyone's dream best friend!I thought this was side-splittingly funny and very realistic. Emily Sparkes is someone I'd want to be friends with!Emily Sparkes is amazingly funny. I thought it was hilarious when Emily named her new baby sister Yoda!Emily Sparkes is my new favourite character. She made me laugh a lot!Join Emily Sparkes for laugh-out-loud observations about life, parents and how to handle the grossest boys in the universe! Perfect for fans of Cathy Cassidy and Dork Diaries.

Ruth Fitzgerald grew up in South Wales but has lived most of her life in Suffolk.
She wrote her first story at the age of six and immediately announced she wanted to be a writer. Her teacher immediately told her that being a writer was a hobby and she needed to get a proper job. Ruth tried twenty-three proper jobs before deciding her teacher was wrong.
She lives near Ipswich with her family, a tiny dog and five chickens.
Find out more about Ruth and her Emily Sparkes series at www.ruthfitzgerald.com

Emily Sparkes thinks having your best friend move to Wales at the same time as your parents decide to have a new baby is probably more TRAUMA than anyone should have to cope with. But things go from bad to worse when she's paired with REVOLTING Gross-Out Gavin for the school trip! Emily is determined to escape him, and befriending glamorous new girl Chloe Clarke seems like the perfect solution.

Unfortunately, getting and keeping Chloe as a friend proves a lot more TROUBLESOME than Emily could have imagined, and will lead her into a whole new set of disasters . . .

'Lots to appeal to fans of Cathy Cassidy and Dork Diaries in this funny new series' - Bookseller

Ruth Fitzgerald has crafted an incredibly funny, authentic voice which will appeal to tweens (and their mums!) everywherePerfect for fans of classic funny fiction from Cathy Cassidy and Jacqueline Wilson, and diary formats such as Dork DiariesThis is the first in a four-book series; one book out every six monthsAges 8+
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

02 Emily Sparkes and the Competition Calamity

By Ruth Fitzgerald

Join Emily Sparkes for laugh-out-loud observations about life, parents and how to handle the grossest boys in the universe! Perfect for fans of Cathy Cassidy and Dork Diaries. The first Emily book has been shortlisted for the Scholastic Laugh Out Loud Book Award (The Lollies).

'Lots of fun and a really cool read!' - Cathy Cassidy

Emily Sparkes might have found herself a new best friend and avoided humiliation at the hands of the grossest boy in the universe, but now her creativityness has landed her in a whole new world of trouble . . .

Emily has absolutely accidentally entered her mother into a competition to find the nation's Mum in a Million. So when Mrs Sparkes is shortlisted, Emily is more shocked than anyone! Desperate not to be publicly humiliated on TV, she has to come up with a plan for a mum makeover. Because her eco-warrior, allotment-loving, generally horrendously embarrassing parent can't make her star appearance in a granddad-cap and wellies - can she?

Oh. And Chloe Clarke comes back. Need we say more?

I have read the first Emily Sparkes book and really LOVE it . . . it's lots of fun and a really cool read!Utterly hilarious and utterly relatable, Ruth Fitzgerald just gets all of the awful problems associated with being eleven years old. Everything in Emily Sparkes's life is a crisis, and each crisis is funnier than the last. Bring on the next book!I laughed and laughed at Emily Sparkes and the Friendship Fiasco! She's like a younger Georgia Nicolson.Lots to appeal to fans of Cathy Cassidy and Dork Diaries in this funny new seriesMore satisfying than much junior chick-litWith cool illustrations and doodles, this is a fun readOnce you start reading this book you won't be able to put it down. It's true to life and very funny. Emily Sparkes is everyone's dream best friend!I thought this was side-splittingly funny and very realistic. Emily Sparkes is someone I'd want to be friends with!Emily Sparkes is amazingly funny. I thought it was hilarious when Emily named her new baby sister Yoda!Emily Sparkes is my new favourite character. She made me laugh a lot!Join Emily Sparkes for laugh-out-loud observations about life, parents and how to handle the grossest boys in the universe! Perfect for fans of Cathy Cassidy and Dork Diaries.

Ruth Fitzgerald grew up in South Wales but has lived most of her life in Suffolk.
She wrote her first story at the age of six and immediately announced she wanted to be a writer. Her teacher immediately told her that being a writer was a hobby and she needed to get a proper job. Ruth tried twenty-three proper jobs before deciding her teacher was wrong.
She lives near Ipswich with her family, a tiny dog and five chickens.
Find out more about Ruth and her Emily Sparkes series at www.ruthfitzgerald.com

Emily Sparkes might have found herself a new best friend and avoided humiliation at the hands of the GROSSEST boy in the universe, but now her creativityness has landed her in a whole new world of trouble . . .

Emily has absolutely accidentally entered her mother into a competition to find the nation's Mum in a Million. So when Mrs Sparkes is shortlisted, Emily is more shocked than anyone! Desperate not to be publicly humiliated on TV, she has to come up with a plan for a mum makeover. Because her eco-warrior, allotment-loving, generally HORRENDOUSLY embarrassing parent can't make her star appearance in a grandad-cap and wellies - can she?

'I LOVE it . . . it's lots of fun and a really cool read!' - Cathy Cassidy, bestselling author of The Chocolate Box Girls series

Ruth Fitzgerald has crafted an incredibly funny, authentic voice which will appeal to tweens (and their mums!) everywherePerfect for fans of classic funny fiction from Cathy Cassidy and Jacqueline Wilson, and diary formats such as Dork DiariesThis is the second in a four-book series; one book out every six monthsAges 8+