The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Mya in the Middle
The third book in the hilarious middle-grade series about Mya, the cowgirl-loving fourth grader--perfect for fans of Ramona the Pest and Clementine.
Things have changed in the Tibbs house, and Mya isn't happy about it. She's stuck in the middle between an exceptionally cute baby sister and an exceptionally smart older brother. And her tired parents seem to only notice the "exceptional" kids in the house.
So when a class project lassoes Mya into starting her own school newspaper, she's sure this will earn her the star status she wants from her parents. But the same project also gives Mya's archenemy, Naomi Jackson, a chance to prove she is a better friend to the twins, Skye and Starr, than Mya is . . . and soon Mya feels caught in the middle again, just like at home. Good gravy in the navy!
When Mya makes a monumental mistake in an effort to celebrate the twins, she stands to lose everything, including their friendship. Now she has to figure out how to get back in the saddle, grab those reins, and gallop her way toward fixing everything.
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About the Author
Crystal Allen is the author of How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy, which received a Florida Sunshine State Award Master List nomination and was a Junior Library Guild selection. She is also the author of the acclaimed middle grade novels The Laura Line, The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown, and The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: The Wall of Fame Game. She currently lives in Sugar Land, Texas, with her husband, Reggie, and two sons, Phillip and Joshua. You can visit her website at www.crystalallenbooks.com.
"Allen lassoes another terrific tale for the Magnificent Mya Tibbs series." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for THE MAGNIFICENT MYA TIBBS: THE WALL OF FAME GAME: "Hilarious...with a charming cast of characters that readers will be eager to follow." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for THE MAGNIFICENT MYA TIBBS: SPIRIT WEEK SHOWDOWN: "Nuanced depictions of friendship coupled with larger-than-life and fully three-dimensional characters make this delightful book at once thoughtful and a riot to read." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Praise for THE MAGNIFICENT MYA TIBBS: SPIRIT WEEK SHOWDOWN: "Spunky, sweet hearted, and full of fun, Mya will have readers everywhere yelling 'Yee-haw'!" -- Varian Johnson, author of The Great Greene Heist
Praise for THE MAGNIFICENT MYA TIBBS: SPIRIT WEEK SHOWDOWN: "[A] winning series debut." -- Booklist
Praise for THE MAGNIFICENT MYA TIBBS: SPIRIT WEEK SHOWDOWN: "Endearing" -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Praise for THE MAGNIFICENT MYA TIBBS: SPIRIT WEEK SHOWDOWN: "A big-hearted, high-spirited, cowboy-booted heroine...The story's vivid small-town setting and memorable characters will have many readers looking forward to more Mya." -- Publishers Weekly
Praise for THE MAGNIFICENT MYA TIBBS: SPIRIT WEEK SHOWDOWN: "In Spirit Week Showdown, earnest Mya, with her Texas charm and mounting friendship problems, kept me turning the pages all the way to the boo-yang cool finale. Trust me: you'll want all your friends to read this one!" -- Tracey Baptiste, author of The Jumbies, a School Library Journal selectionTracey Baptiste, author of The Jumbies, a School Library Journal selection Tracey Baptiste, author of The Jumbies, a School Library Journal selection
Praise for THE LAURA LINE: "This is a lively approach to an issue that's come up recently in the news...and the historical aspect could help readers consider their own family lore that may not have made its way into written accounts." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Praise for THE LAURA LINE: "Laura Dyson's sweet, sassy voice draws you into this delightful story of self-discovery and acceptance, unwavering friendship and the deep roots of one amazing family." -- Donna Gephart, author of Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen
Praise for THE LAURA LINE: "Crystal Allen shows us how our relatives, even the ones we've never met, sometimes have a way of gently weaving a path to exactly who we're meant to be, our truest and best self." -- Kathryn Fitzmaurice, author of The Year the Swallows Came Early
Praise for HOW LAMAR'S BAD PRANK WON A BUBBA-SIZED TROPHY: "Under all the braggadocio is a boy with a big heart, and from the first sentence Lamar will have readers hooked." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for HOW LAMAR'S BAD PRANK WON A BUBBA-SIZED TROPHY: "This stands out for its unusual setting and smooth integration of friendship and family concerns. " -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for HOW LAMAR'S BAD PRANK WON A BUBBA-SIZED TROPHY: "The powerful mix of sibling rivalry, revenge, and hard-won redemption strengthens the perennial appeal of the naïve-underdog-makes-good plot; readers will come for the laughs and stay for the laughs." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Praise for HOW LAMAR'S BAD PRANK WON A BUBBA-SIZED TROPHY: "The tween book world has a new hero-Lamar Washington-as well as a brilliant new author who's bound to win a Bubba-sized trophy herself!" -- Neal Shusterman, author of The Schwa Was Here and Challenger Deep