For the pranksters in your life

nothing-but-troubleMaggie lives to hack, to create perfect pranks, to mix it up in Odawahaka, her all-too-normal and boring hometown.   When a new girl arrives who seems to fit right into her big ideas, things get a little crazy – evil Principal Shute starts carrying a bat, ping pong balls fly through the air, and  a mouse ROARs.  There are ups and downs. Maggie’s home life is complicated, as is Lena’s.  Not everything works out at first.  But this light and quick read strikes at the heart of every kid who’s tired of everyday expectations and longs for something big and silly and possibly involving motors and duct tape.

 

I can’t think of other similar books with only girl pranksters, but there are a bunch of good ones with boys and boy/girl teams:

 

The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett – I especially love this series

Ungifted by Gordon Korman

The Last Boy at St. Edith’s by Lee Gjertsen Malone

To Catch a Cheat and more by Varian Johnson

Pickle by Kimberly Baker

Nothing But Trouble by Jacqueline Davies

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