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CLARA HUMBLE AND THE NOT-SO-SUPER POWERS
Clara Humble may seem like your average fourth-grader who doesn’t look before she leaps, but she has a secret: she thinks she might have superpowers. Which is convenient, because things aren’t going so well for Clara. Students from rival R. R. Reginald are moving into her school for the term, and Clara’s favorite neighbor, Momo, is moving to a faraway retirement home.
Together with her best friend, Bradley, the winsome and overconfident Clara becomes convinced that her knack for making liquids spill, overhearing her parents’ conversations, communicating with her pet chinchilla, and maybe even mind-controlling teachers could be used to put a stop to these injustices.
Told in Clara’s clever, funny, and strikingly authentic voice, this novel kicks off a new series by inviting readers into this memorable character’s inventive mind to share in her misadventures. Annotated with Clara’s comic sketches, it’s a fast-paced read with a spot-on perspective of life as a 10-year-old that kids will surely relate to.
Anna Humphrey is the author of Rhymes with Cupid (HarperTeen, 2010), Mission (Un)Popular (Disney/Hyperion Books for Children, 2011), Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014) and Clara Humble & the Not-So-Super Powers (OwlKids Books, 2016)—all books for young readers. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and kids. www.annahumphrey.com
Clara Humble: Quiz Whiz!
Clara's setting her sights on a new goal: being trivia champion on the Smarty Pants game show! Picture it: Clara Humble up on the stage, squaring off against seven other kids to take the Smarty Pants crown – and win $1,000 in cold, hard cash...
As the competition heats up, it turns into the age-old schoolyard battle: boys versus girls. People take sides, and it isn't pretty. Will Clara fight dirty to win? And will her friendship with Bradley survive?
Praise for Clara Humble and the Not-So-Super Powers
"A good antidote to the feeling most kids (and adults!) will find familiar: that the world is out of their control... A promising beginning to a new series about a spirited character who is discovering her real strengths."-Kirkus Reviews
"Subtly thought-provoking... Humphrey - and Clara - have staked out their own comic territory."-Quill & Quire
“ Fans of the Ramona Quimby books and Ivy and Bean series will delight in Clara’s passionate yet harebrained plans to save her school from mean kids, to stop her best friend from moving away, and to bring superhero-style justice to her elementary school.”—Erica Nikolaus, Words Worth Books
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