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Amelia's itchy-twitchy, lovey-dovey summer at Camp Mosquito
Moss, Marissa.

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Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Despite the discomforts of biting bugs, hard mattresses, and exhausting hikes, Amelia enjoys sleepaway camp with her best friend Carly until they both develop crushes on the same boy.
Reading Level:
Ages 10-13.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.0 2.0 123828.
Pub Date:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2008.


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Despite the hard mattresses, biting bugs, and exhausting hikes, Amelia finally begins to enjoy her time at sleepaway camp with the help of her new friends, but when she gets her first serious crush on a boy named Luke, Amelia is stunned to find out that Carly likes him too and so must find a way to win his heart without losing her newest best friend.

Author Notes

Marissa Moss began as an illustrator of children's books. She is the author and illustrator of the Amelia series. She has written and illustrated more than 20 children's books including Amelia's Notebook, which was named a 1997 American Booksellers Association Pick of the Lists book. Her other books include Regina's Big Mistake and Knick Knack Paddywack.

My Notebook (with Help from Amelia) also won the 2000 Parent Council Outstanding Award Informational and Oh Boy, Amelia! won the 2001 Parent's Guide to Children's Media Award and the 2002 Children's Choice Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-7-Reluctantly agreeing to go to Camp Runamucka once she discovers that her friend Carly will also be there, Amelia is surprised to find that it is so much fun. Swimming, archery, hiking, and singing around the campfire are enjoyable pastimes, but the most fun of all is being selected as a cartoonist for the camp newspaper. Amelia is also pleasantly surprised to find that a second cartoonist is not only cute, but he also seems to like her. However, she soon learns that Carly has a crush on Luke, too, and the tension mounts as the two friends try to work out their problem. The angst and arguments over the boy lean toward the repetitious, but preteen girls will be interested in the resolution. Colorful illustrations add to the book's appeal. This is another entertaining "notebook" from a seasoned writer.-Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.