Pickle (Hardcover)

The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School

By Kim Baker, Tim Probert (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, 9781596437654, 233pp.

Publication Date: September 4, 2012




Ben: who began it all by sneaking in one night and filling homeroom with ball-pit balls.
Frank: who figured out that an official club, say a pickle-making club, could receive funding from the PTA.
Oliver: Who once convinced half of the class that his real parents had found him and he was going to live in a submarine.
Bean: Who wasn't exactly invited, but her parents own a costume shop, which comes in handy if you want to dress up like a giant squirrel and try to scare people at the zoo.

TOGETHER, they are an unstoppable prank-pulling force, and Fountain Point Middle School will never be the same.

Latino Interest.

About the Author

Kim Baker moved around a lot as a kid, which taught her two things: silliness is a great way to make pals, and goofy people make the best firends. She lives in Seattle with her family and still goofs off. A lot. Pickle is her first book.

Praise For Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School

"Baker writes with a light and lively hand, depicting a realistic urban setting peopled with engaging characters from various ethnic backgrounds.”--Horn Book

"Sure to please anyone with a puckish sense of humor or a hankering for innocent prank ideas.”--Kirkus  

"Even though this is a fast-paced, humorous story, it tackles the true meanings of friendship . . . Pair this with James Preller’s Justin Fisher books or Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series." -- Booklist

 "Probert’s finely detailed, expressive illustrations depict the club’s racially diverse makeup. Baker’s debut novel shows promise and offers an enjoyable read." -- School Library Journal