Dessert First

Dessert First

Illustrated by: Christine Davenier
For Ages: 7 - 10
  • 2
Dessert Schneider has her very own personal style. But sometimes walking to the beat of her own drum means walking right into a heap of mischief, especially when it comes to the legendary family recipe (and Dessert’s all-time favorite treat), Grandma Reine’s Double-Decker Chocolate Bars. As the oldest in a rambunctious, restaurant-owning family of six, Dessert seems to be better at getting into trouble than getting out of it. And that’s because, for this eight-year-old, saying sorry is definitely not a piece o’cake! In a starred review Publishers Weekly writes, "Readers will be left craving a second helping." Look to the right for more on book two!
  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 176 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416963868 | 
  • May 2010 | 
  • Grades 2 - 5 | 
  • Lexile ® 750
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Hallie Durand’s favorite dessert is vanilla ice cream drowned in hot-fudge sauce.  She grew up in a large, food-loving family much like the one in her books.  But unlike Dessert, Hallie had to eat dessert after supper.  When she’s not writing, she likes to visit fondue restaurants to do “research.” Hallie lives with her family in New Jersey. 

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