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President of the Whole Fifth Grade
     

President of the Whole Fifth Grade

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by Sherri Winston
 

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Start counting your votes . . . and your friends.
When Brianna Justice's hero, the famous celebrity chef Miss Delicious, speaks at her school and traces her own success back to being president of her fifth grade class, Brianna determines she must do the same. She just knows that becoming president of her class is the first step toward her own cupcake-baking

Overview

Start counting your votes . . . and your friends.
When Brianna Justice's hero, the famous celebrity chef Miss Delicious, speaks at her school and traces her own success back to being president of her fifth grade class, Brianna determines she must do the same. She just knows that becoming president of her class is the first step toward her own cupcake-baking empire!

But when new student Jasmine Moon announces she is also running for president, Brianna learns that she may have more competition than she expected. Will Brianna be able to stick to her plan of working with her friends to win the election fairly? Or will she jump at the opportunity to steal votes from Jasmine by revealing an embarrassing secret?

This hilarious, heartfelt novel will appeal to any reader with big dreams, and the determination to achieve them.

Editorial Reviews

The Bulletin
"There is definite tween appeal in the on-again/off-again friendship dynamics...[readers] will cheer for Brianna's political and personal victories."
Booklist
"[This] sweet confection for middle-graders....will be a hit with readers who like Wendy Mass and Lauren Myracle."
From the Publisher
"There is definite tween appeal in the on-again/off-again friendship dynamics...[readers] will cheer for Brianna's political and personal victories."—The Bulletin

"[This] sweet confection for middle-graders....will be a hit with readers who like Wendy Mass and Lauren Myracle."—Booklist

"The story will resonate with preteens navigating the ups, downs, and drama that come with the territory of many young girls' friendships."—School Library Journal

School Library Journal
Gr 4–5—Brianna Justice is good at setting goals and knows what she wants for her future: to become fifth-grade class president and eventually be rich and famous with her own cupcake business and cooking show. She's sure the former is the path to the latter and has been planning her election strategy all summer. When unscrupulous newcomer Jasmine runs against her, the competition takes an ugly turn with both girls trying underhand tricks in order to win. The story begins to resemble a Mean Girls of elementary school as Brianna makes one bad decision after another, turning into a rather unlikable character and nearly losing her friends in the process. She learns from her mistakes, however, and is able to turn both her friendships and the election around. The story will resonate with preteens navigating the ups, downs, and drama that come with the territory of many young girls' friendships.—Kelly Roth, Bartow County Public Library, Cartersville, GA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316122986
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Series:
President Series
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
171,491
Lexile:
730L (what's this?)
File size:
787 KB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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President of the Whole Fifth Grade


By Winston, Sherri

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Copyright © 2010 Winston, Sherri
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780316114325

1

Declaration of Independence!

My name is Brianna Justice, and I want to be president of the whole fifth grade!

That is my “declaration.”

As in, “I do declare that I will be president of the whole entire fifth grade at Orchard Park Elementary.”

My aunt Tina says that if we want good things to happen we have to make them happen. Take action! State your plan out loud. DECLARE!

And I want good things to happen. I have BIG plans. I’m going to be a millionaire with my own cooking show on TV. Cupcakes are my specialty.

Aunt Tina also says that along with declaring your goal, you have to have a plan. Think about what you want, decide how you plan to get it, then write it down and keep notes along the way. That’s how you make a plan. All really important, successful people do, she says. (Grandpa says if Aunt Tina had a husband instead of “just a career” maybe she wouldn’t have time for so many plans. Hmph!) Anyway, ever since a certain hometown celebrity spoke to our class last January, I’ve known what I need to do. Here’s my plan:

I live in Orchard Park, Michigan. We’re not far from Detroit, Michigan. But Orchard Park is a suburb. That means unless you live here, you probably never heard of it. At least, not until my hero, Miss Delicious, became world-famous as a chef, author, TV-show host, and GAZILLIONAIRE. Miss Delicious grew up right here in Orchard Park.

And she even went to the same elementary school as me!

When she spoke to our fourth-grade class, she told us that she didn’t think any of her success would have been possible had it not been for the skills she learned at our school.

But this is the most important thing she said:

“I honestly believe that if I hadn’t been voted president of my fifth-grade class, if I hadn’t learned how to manage my responsibilities back then and be a true leader, I don’t know if any of this would have been possible.”

So the best way for me to follow in her footsteps would be to become president of my fifth-grade class, too.

Ever since that day, every morning when I arrive at school, I pass through the front hallway where all the plaques hang or sit on shelves showing the names of all the fifth graders who have been president. And I say a tiny little prayer and run my fingers over Miss Delicious’s name for good luck.

That same day I told my friends, basically our whole class, that I was going to be just like Miss Delicious. I was going to be a millionaire cupcake baker and sell tons of books and be wildly famous on television.

And the first step would be to become president of the fifth grade.

So you see, it is so totally obvious: I have to win the election.

All summer I planned. I’ve written speeches. I’ve researched school-approved places for our class trip and other interests vital to our fifth-grade class.

Little did I know how much would change once school started up after summer break. My plan seemed to be going so well, until…



Continues...

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Meet the Author

Sherri Winston is the author of President of the Whole Fifth Grade, President of the Whole Sixth Grade (an Indie Next Pick), The Sweetest Sound, and The Kayla Chronicles. She lives in Orlando, Florida, with her family.

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President of the Whole Fifth Grade 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book
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I love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book looked great i got the sample then i payed for the real thing and the charge went through but it just gave me the sample again really sad it looked awsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the whole characters and the plotting in the story the characters in the story are so sassy or nice all the characteristics are in the people the author set the story up at school and some times at briannas house there is always some thing going on no matter where or when.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There should more to the sample.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very good it makes you eager to see what happens if you are competitive amd adveturous i highly reccomend it
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Hellofellow ladies and gentle men, I am the SCA president in TLS.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it best thing i have ever started to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It sooooo pricyis it worth it i mean i dont have much money only 50$ on this nook. Is it serioisly worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about a girl,Brianna,who wants to become president of the WHOLE fifth grade. She LOVES to cook and one day she hopes to become a cupcake chef extraordinaire. Well she was off to a good start UNTIL a new girl (aka "the opponent"), wants to become president also. But so far Brianna thinks she is .............mean. Friendships are tested and secrets are revealed.And toped with a dash of laughs. P.S It has resipies in the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read it 4 school couldn't put it down.Love the book 4ever!:-)
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I LOVE THIS BOOK!I cant get my eyes off of it
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I luv this book! Spunky.
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I love cooking and baking things like treats. So if your going to teaching how to do those things than you have my vote. Only if you realy do teach how to make that stuff. Thank you for listing to what i half to say. If you lie and dont do what you say i will never ever vote for you or by this. Thank you again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it so much Get this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a great book I would reccomrnd it to fifth graders
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will help you if you want to be student council president.
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I loved this book. It is a vocablary jackpot! I commend the author. Brava, Brava.
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Is this a really good book I don't know if I should read this