About the Book:
Title: STICKER GIRL RULES THE SCHOOL
Author: Janet Tashijan
Pub. Date: October 10, 2017
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Jump into Book 2 of this magical middle grade adventure series with Sticker Girl Martina Rivera!
Bonus feature: Sticker sheet featuring the magic stickers from Book 2 packaged with the book.
A Chipmunk Ballerina. A Treasure Chest Full of Jewels. A Zombie DJ. These are just a few of the many stickers ready to be peeled off Martina Rivera’s new sticker sheet and come to life in Book 2 of the Sticker Girl series, Sticker Girl Rules the School. With a newfound confidence in hand, Martina is thinking about running for student council. Of course, her rambunctious sticker sidekick Craig―a talking cupcake―thinks this is a great idea and volunteers her to run for class president. As Martina soon discovers, running a campaign is a piece of cake compared to organizing a class trip and managing a horde of unruly stickers determined to create chaos within her group of friends. A magical new adventure awaits with Sticker Girl!
Bonus feature: Sticker sheet featuring the magic stickers from Book 2 packaged with the book!
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At school the next day, I tell my friend Mike that I’m thinking of running
for class secretary.
“You’re so organized,” he says. “Way more than anyone else in our class. You’ll be great.”
I am good with organizing information, but that’s not why I decided to run for secretary. I chose that particular position because no one else is running for it.
When Bev approaches us at our lockers, she disagrees. “I think you should run for class president,” she suggests. “Craig and I were talking about that yesterday.”
“Who’s Craig?” Mike asks.
I glare at Bev. She knows my magical stickers are top secret, even for Mike. Sure, he rode a Pegasus with us when I had my last magical sheet of stickers, but he believed our story about borrowing an animatronic Pegasus from a movie studio. Why is she casually dropping hints about Craig now?
Bev, of course, doesn’t miss a beat and tells Mike that Craig is one of our friends from the neighborhood.
“You have to be careful!” I whisper when Mike heads down the hall. “Next thing,
you’ll be telling him about the fake treasure chest too.”
“Hey! There’s nothing fake about us stickers!”
I spin around to see where the familiar voice is coming from. Bev grins and opens her bag to reveal Craig.
“I stopped by your house to walk with you this morning but you’d already left,” Bev says.“Craig was making a fuss, and I didn’t want your Mom to hear him, so I took him along.”
Craig rolls his eyes. “I was HARDLY making a fuss.”
“Promise you’ll keep quiet and you can stay.”
I open my own bag and Craig hops in. On the way to class, I think about Bev’s comment. To be honest, I did consider throwing my hat in the presidential ring, but Tommy and Caitlyn are already running. Tommy may be a goofy bull-in- a- china- shop who tells terrible jokes, but he’s one of the most popular kids in our grade. Caitlyn’s popular AND smart; I like her too. A few months ago, I barely spoke to any
of my classmates, so running for a position no one else has signed up for is a good way to test the waters and become more involved in school.
Class secretary it is.
When I take my seat, I notice my teacher Ms. Graham’s arm is in a cast; she acts out a story about rollerblading in Santa Monica, slipping on some sand, and breaking her humerus.
“There’s nothing humorous about breaking your humerus,” Tommy calls out. It’s a crazy joke but Tommy gets a laugh anyway.
“Okay—I know school elections are usually in the fall, “Ms. Graham says. “But politics is so important to what’s going on in the world right now, I don’t want to wait that long. She looks over the class. “Who wants to run for student council?”
I look around the room, then slowly raise my hand.
“Martina! What would you like to run for?”
Before I can open my mouth, Craig does a perfect impersonation of me and pipes up,
Tommy’s head whips around. So does Caitlyn’s. They’re as shocked as I am.
Ms. Graham seems surprised too. “Martina, that’s great! It’s going to be a fun campaign.”
While she writes my name on the whiteboard, I open my bag and give Craig the evil eye. “You ruin everything!” I whisper.
Craig rolls his buttercream eyes. “Running unopposed is lame. I’m with Bev on this.”
When I look over at Bev, she’s grinning too. Did my best human friend and best pastry friend conspire against me? I’m about to tell Ms. Graham that I actually
meant to say I wanted to run for secretary, when Samantha sticks her hand in the air.
“I’ll run for secretary!” she says.
“Excellent! Though I’m not sure how much of a run it will be. You’re the only one on the ticket!” Ms. Graham jokes.
That could’ve been me, I think to myself. Thanks, Craig!
Ms. Graham studies the list of candidates. “We still need a treasurer! Going once, going twice. . . .”
Now’s my chance. I lift my arm to volunteer, but Scott’s already shouting, “Me! Me!”
“Okay, Scott. You’re on the ballot,” Ms. Graham confirms.
“One question,” Scott begins. “What’s a treasurer?”
“Treasurers are in charge of counting money and budgeting for school activities,” Ms. Graham says.
Scott looks worried. “Can I still be treasurer if I have a C in math?”
“In that case, I’ll run too.” Brittney raises her hand.
There goes my last chance.
Tommy catches up to me on our way out of class. “Good luck,” he says. “You’ll need it.”
So this is what happens when I finally stick my head out of my shell? Why did I think it was a good idea to run for student council? I was obviously NOT thinking.
After class, Bev appoints herself my official campaign manager. “This is going to be great— right, Craig?” she asks her new cupcake friend.
“You said it!” Craig answers.
Worst. Idea. Ever.
Janet Tashjian is a middle-grade and young adult novelist who’s been writing books for children for fifteen years. Her first novel Tru Confessions was made into a critically acclaimed Disney TV movie starring Clara Bryant and Shia LaBeouf. The Gospel According to Larry is a cult favorite and Fault Line is taught in many middle and high schools. Her novels My Life As a Book, My Life As a Stuntboy, and My Life As a Cartoonist are all illustrated by her teenage son, Jake. Their collaboration continues with My Life As a Ninja coming April of 2017.
Janet lives with her family in Los Angeles, enjoying her respite from the long Boston winters. When she isn’t writing, she’s rewriting. Learn more about her and all her books at JanetTashjian.com!
Janet has been doing school visits for fifteen years; you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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