Books by Katy Kelly

MELONHEAD AND THE WE-FIX-IT COMPANY by Katy Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"In this lively and light entertainment for middle graders, Melonhead and his friends inhabit a world without sarcasm or texting, where inventiveness and camaraderie reign supreme. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Melonhead, always brimming with good intentions, once again successfully enchants. Read full book review >
MELONHEAD AND THE UNDERCOVER OPERATION by Katy Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"As they learn to take responsibility for their mini-fiascoes, Melonhead and Sam deliver sniggers galore in this sweet and funky confection. (Mystery. 8-11)"
Melonhead and his buddy Sam deliver their third goofball romp when they go undercover to catch one of the FBI's Most Wanted. Read full book review >
MELONHEAD AND THE BIG STINK by Katy Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2010

"A breezy and humorous middle-grade tale that illuminates the value of intergenerational relationships. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Melonhead is as irrepressible as ever in his second outing (Melonhead, 2009). Read full book review >
MELONHEAD by Katy Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"Melonhead learns a thing or two from his mistakes, but it may give adults pause when he sums his scientific discoveries up with, 'Umpteen wrongs equals one right.' (illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this spin-off from the Lucy Rose series, Lucy's friend Melonhead, an adventurous, clever nine-year-old, takes center stage. Read full book review >
LUCY ROSE by Katy Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"D-double-D-licious'-sounding recipes for 'Lucy Roses' cupcakes and 'Sweet Joniques' cookies appended in the same fun-loving style for kids to follow. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The dynamic, self-assured Lucy Rose continues her fourth-grade diary entries following the Christmas break to the end of the school year. Read full book review >
LUCY ROSE by Katy Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Graduating fans of Gooney Bird Greene will eagerly expect more updates on Lucy Rose's accomplishments. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Now in fourth grade, the spunky, confident Lucy Rose continues her journal through the Thanksgiving school break. Read full book review >
LUCY ROSE: BIG ON PLANS by Katy Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2005

"Continuing what she started in Lucy Rose: Here's the Thing About Me (2004), Kelly offers rollicking fun with genuine heartache, preparation for the real world. (Fiction. 8-9)"
Armed with a journal as red as her yippee-yi-yo cowgirl boots, loquacious Lucy Rose's number one plan is to write about her never boring life. Read full book review >
LUCY ROSE by Katy Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"Overall, the wonder is that third-grade vocabulary is sufficient to communicate the depth of Lucy Rose's hard-won growth. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Bouncier than a bowl of Jell-O, innately bubbly Lucy Rose, eight, undergoes a tremendous struggle; her parents have separated and the resulting upheaval leaves her no comfort zone. Read full book review >