26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6

by Catherine Austen

This hilarious, award-winning novel by author Catherine Austen is made up of five interconnected "lessons" and specially designed to appeal to girl reluctant readers

Forget social studies, math, and science -- this hilarious novel is about surviving some of the real problems tween girls face in the sixth grade. Honest and heartwarming, the story follows eleven-year-old Becky Lennox over the course of the school year as she figures out how to survive friendships, first crushes, embarrassing parents and annoying older brothers.

This award-wnning novel from emerging author Catherine Austen is a sure-fire hit for tween girls.

About the Author

Catherine Austen
CATHERINE AUSTEN's first novel for children was nominated for the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award, the Quebec Writer's Federation Prize, and the Manitoba Young Reader's Award. Catherine lives with her family in Gatineau, Quebec.


"Delightful and spot on for the middle grade experience...what a fun choice for a mother daughter book club. Laugh out loud funny and great opportunities for moms to share their own sixth grade experiences as they flood back after reading this."
Deb Marshall, Just Deb - http://www.debamarshall.com
"The page design is appealing, with great doodles on almost every page..."
Nicole Rowlinson, Resource Links

"...a simply told yet fast-paced and colourful blend of humour and drama...well-rounded, credible characters. This book will certainly appeal to female readers. Highly Recommended."

Karen Rankin, CM: Canadian Review of Materials


Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award
Quebec Writers' Federation Children's and Young Adult Literature Prize

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