Kylie Jean: Cupcake Queen

cupcake-queenToday I get to review a new book that I know I would have loved when I was a little girl. Cupcake Queen (©2013), written by Marci Peschke and illustrated by Tuesday Mourning, is the latest book in the Kylie Jean series.

In the summer, Kylie Jean loves going to garage sales. When she sees other children selling refreshments at the garage sales she visits, Kylie Jean hatches a plan to earn extra spending money. She decides to bake and sell cupcakes! But when Kylie Jean learns that the local animal shelter is having money problems and might shut down, she decides to donate her earnings to a good cause instead.

I had my doubts about this book, but found myself pleasantly surprised. The spunky protagonist is a savvy entrepreneur with a kind heart. The author successfully merges lessons on moneymaking and being charitable in a manner that is both entertaining and informative.

My favorite part of this book is the end, which is loaded with special features. The Glossary of terms includes several of the words used in the book, such as “invest,” “profit,” and “etiquette.” There is also a discussion guide, a “Be Creative” section, and more!

I recommend Cupcake Queen for ages 7-10.

Disclosure: I received a copy of Cupcake Queen from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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