New Release Books by Katy Kelly

Katy Kelly is the author of Melonhead and the Later Gator Plan (2015), Melonhead and the We-Fix-It Company (2014), Melonhead and the Vegalicious Disaster (2013), Melonhead And The Undercover Operation (2012) and other 7 books.

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Melonhead and the Later Gator Plan

release date: Mar 10, 2015
Melonhead and the Later Gator Plan
Fun in the sun! For best pals Melonhead and Sam, it’s a winter break with grandparents, which is more fun than you’d think! A comical and heartwarming story about friendship, community, and the special connection between kids and those young at heart! My best pal Sam and I are in Paradise, the community in Florida where my grandparents Nana and Jeep live. We’re staying with them while my dad works and my mom is on a trip with her lady relatives. Everything in Paradise is swank and deluxe, and lots of stuff is “For the Convenience of Our Residents.” We’re sure that means free. We especially like the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet. Since Florida is loaded with animals, we’re going to capture a pet for Sam. We considered a wild piglet or a parrot or an armadillo or an iguana, but we’ve decided to find an alligator egg because it’s easy to carry on an airplane and it can hatch once we’re home. All we have to do is come up with a way to get that egg. Luckily, Sam and I are idea men! Praise for the Melonhead series Melonhead: “Laugh-out-loud funny, rivaling Stink and Fudge in its troublemaker quotient.” —School Library Journal Melonhead and the Big Stink: “The clever dialogue sparkles. A breezy and humorous middle-grade tale.” —Kirkus Reviews Melonhead and the Undercover Operation: “Melonhead’s pure, kid-centric, fun-loving perspective is hard to resist.” —Kirkus Reviews Melonhead and the Vegalicious Disaster: “Melonhead returns with rapid-fire narration and adventure.” —BooklistOnline.com Melonhead and the We-Fix-It Company: “Melonhead and his friends inhabit a world . . . where inventiveness and camaraderie reign supreme.” —Kirkus Reviews

Melonhead and the We-Fix-It Company

release date: Oct 14, 2014
Melonhead and the We-Fix-It Company
In the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., eleven-year-old Adam "Melonhead" Melon and his best friend Sam try to stay out of trouble for a whole month to earn a fabulous reward.

Melonhead and the Vegalicious Disaster

release date: Sep 10, 2013
Melonhead and the Vegalicious Disaster
Adam "Melonhead" Melon, who lives in the Washington, D.C., neighborhood of Capitol Hill, must survive his fearsome fifth-grade teacher and his mother's resolution to cook healthy, nutritious meals.

Melonhead And The Undercover Operation

release date: Sep 11, 2012
Melonhead And The Undercover Operation
Ten-year-old Adam "Melonhead" Melon and his fellow Junior Special Agent, Sam, investigate a resident of Washington D.C.'s Capitol Hill neighborhood, believing that she is one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted.

Melonhead and The Big Stink

release date: May 01, 2011
Melonhead and The Big Stink
During the summer between fourth and fifth grade, Adam "Melonhead" Melon, who lives in the Washington, D.C., neighborhood of Capitol Hill, tries to stay out of trouble to earn a trip to New York City to see the giant "stink flower."

Lucy Rose: Big on Plans

release date: Jan 21, 2009
Lucy Rose: Big on Plans
I’m Lucy Rose, and here’s the thing about this summer: I am big on fun and big on plans. I am desperate to make a lanyard keychain, and Jonique is feeling the same about potholders. Plus I have to get rid of 78 or more squirrels that are climbing all over Madam and Pop’s apricot tree and taking bites out of the puny fruits and flinging them to the ground which is maddening to Madam who wants to make them into jam. The apricots, not the squirrels. Plus I have to figure out what to do about the absolute pest who is named Ashley and is making Parks & Rec not so much fun. And even though I don’t want to think about it, I need to come up with a way to stop my parents’ separation from turning into a divorce. Here is the thing about that: All these things are an extremely lot to get done in one summer. Lucy Rose is back with big plans and big fun in an all-new book about—who else? Her!

Lucy Rose: Busy Like You Can't Believe

release date: Dec 24, 2008
Lucy Rose: Busy Like You Can't Believe
I'm Lucy Rose, and here's the thing about 4th: that grade is busy like you can't believe! Especially if you are a person who is already PLENTY busy on account of having RESPONSIBILITIES and I am that kind exactly. I am already collecting a vocabulary, plus I have to think up new palindromes and now I have to do the most P-U thing which is the MULTIPLICATION tables, which I would say is a thing I hate, if I was allowed to say hate, which I am not. PLUS I have to do the greatest thing and that is be in the play of Annie and I'm sure I will get to be Annie because 1. I have red hair and 2. if I don't I will absolutely perish to death. PLUS there is another thing I have to do absolutely constantly and that is what my mom calls eavesdropping but I call LISTENING VERY QUIETLY SO I CAN KNOW THINGS. But that turns out to be halfway sickening because now I know a thing about my mom and it's that she has a FRIEND that is a MAN and I think they are having DATES. That makes me feel like I'm horrified to pieces and part of me doesn't want to know a single more thing but the other part does because how else can I figure out how to keep those 2 apart? And here is the thing about that: it can make a girl exhausted.

Lucy Rose: Here's the Thing About Me

release date: Dec 18, 2008
Lucy Rose: Here's the Thing About Me
I’m Lucy Rose and here’s the thing about me: I am eight and according to my grandfather I have the kind of life that is called eventful, which means NOT boring. According to my mom and my grandmother I’m what they call a handful. And according to my dad I am one smart cookie. I say I am one girl who is feeling not-so-sure about things on account of my parents got a separation. Plus my mom and I just moved to Washington, D.C. Plus I haven’t met any friends yet but I do know someone who is not one and that is Adam Melon, who I call Melonhead. Here’s another thing about me: most of the time I am plain hilarious. First-time author Katy Kelly introduces us to an original thinker who’s got a lot on her mind and she’s ready to share (minus the boring parts, of course). Lucy Rose is an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind girl with spark, spunk, and one great pair of cowgirl boots! (No kidding!)

Lucy Rose: Working Myself to Pieces and Bits

release date: Oct 14, 2008
Lucy Rose: Working Myself to Pieces and Bits
I'M LUCY ROSE and here's the thing about friends: I am lucky in them. And here's the thing about that: sometimes they are in need, indeed, especially when one of them buys a plumbing store and needs to diva it up so it can turn into a bakery. That is one job that takes work and costs plenty, and even 72 or more McBees couldn't get that job done by themselves. But between all the stuff you have to do in fourth and my bingo-calling and keeping track of my gigantic vocabulary and trying to keep away from the word thief Ashley and trying to stop the worst rumor you ever heard and dreaming up a money-making scheme that doesn't cost us money and plus having to build that bakery, I am working myself to pieces and bits. I would say most people would be so beat tired they'd collapse on the spot, but here's what I say to that: I am one busy bee who loves my friends.

Lucy Rose, Here is the Thing about Me

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Lucy Rose, Here is the Thing about Me
In her fourth book, eight-year-old Lucy Rose, a not-so-average girl with a not-so-boring life in Washington, D.C., helps a friend turn a plumbing store into a bakery--among the many, many other things that are keeping her a busy bee. Illustrations.
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