The Newspaper Club (The Newspaper Club Series #1) (Hardcover)

By Beth Vrabel, Paula Franco (Illustrator)

Running Press Kids, 9780762496853, 208pp.

Publication Date: March 10, 2020

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/18/2020)

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Starred Kirkus Review

Learn what it means to be a journalist in this fun, fast-paced new middle grade series about a club of kid reporters by an award-winning author.

Shortly after Nellie Murrow, named for one of the fiercest journalists who ever lived and daughter of two (former) newspaper reporters, move to sleepy Bear Creek, Maine, rumors of vandalism and attacks at the only park in town are keeping Nellie saddled to the house.

Some townspeople say the attacks are gang recruitments. Others blame a vagrant spotted on the hiking trails around town. But when Nellie thinks like a reporter, none of those explanations make sense. Something is happening at the park, but what? All of the fake online news and rumors are clouding the real news.

Nellie wants to break the story--and break free from the front yard-but she can't do it alone. She needs a whole club if she's going to start the town's first independent newspaper--The Cub Report. Creating a newspaper from scratch is going to be tough; but for Nellie, making friends is even harder.

About the Author

Beth Vrabel is author of the Cybils'-nominated Caleb and Kit, ILA award-winning A Blind Guide to Stinkville, JLG-selection A Blind Guide to Normal, The Reckless Club, and the Pack of Dorks series. She is a former journalist so speaks from a very real point of reference and personal experience. She lives in Canton, Connecticut.

Praise For The Newspaper Club (The Newspaper Club Series #1)

"Getting to know a plethora of characters through Nellie's eyes is as much fun as watching Nellie blossom. . . . Nellie Bly's contemporary namesake does her proud."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A solid mix of personal story and intriguing mystery, along with the fun of starting a new enterprise."—Booklist

"In this heartwarming series kick-off, Vrabel . . .
offers journalistic hints while shining a light on the plight of the
newspaper industry, and prickly Nellie's grudging willingness to embrace
others over the course of the story is earnestly portrayed."—Publishers Weekly