Libby’s Got the Beat

by Robert Rayner

Libby has big plans for superstardom, but her school's low provincial test results stand in her way.

Fans of Canadian Idol, Camp Rock, and High School Musical will delight in reading this super funny story of eleven-year-old Libby Meek and her plans for superstardom!

The only thing standing in Libby's way is her school's low provincial test results. With all extra-curricular activities put on hold so the students can retake the test, Libby and her friends set out to prove the value of staging a concert by applying real-life situations to classroom learning.

[Fry Reading Level - 4.4

About the Author

Robert Rayner
ROBERT RAYNER is a former elementary school principal in St. George, New Brunswick. He worked as a journalist in Cambridge, England before turning to education. His first book, Walker's Runners, was nominated for the Ann Connor Brimer Award. Both Walker's Runners and his second book, Miss Little's Losers, are Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice" Selections.


"Libby's Got the Beat is an impressive novel ... Rayner's characters are well described and are believable, typical middle grade students... The dialogue is also realistic." Highly Recommended.
Dana L. Coates, Grade 6 teacher in Norway House, MB
"Light, easy to read, and filled with humour."
Moira Kirkpatrick, Resource Links - Vol. 16, No. 1


Hackmatack Childrens Choice Book Award

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