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Kate Beasley


Kate Beasley

Kate Beasley holds a Masters in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives with her family in Claxton, Georgia, with two dogs, one parrot, lots of cows and a cat named Edgar. GERTIE'S LEAP TO GREATNESS is her first novel.

Kate Beasley

Books by Kate Beasley

written by Kate Beasley with illustrations by Dan Santat - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Friendship, Humor

Fifth grade is off to a terrible start when Frederick is sent to a disciplinary camp for troublesome boys. His fellow troop mates --- Nosebleed, Specs, The Professor, and little-yet-lethal Ant Bite --- are terrifying. But in between trust-building exercises and midnight escape attempts, a tenuous friendship grows between them. Which is lucky, because a Category 5 hurricane is coming and everyone will have to work together to survive!

by Kate Beasley and Jillian Tamaki - Children's, Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fiction, Humor
Gertie Reece Foy is 100% Not-From-Concentrate awesome. She has a daddy who works on an oil rig, a great-aunt who always finds the lowest prices at the Piggly Wiggly, and two loyal best friends. So when her absent mother decides to move away from their small town, Gertie sets out on her greatest mission yet: becoming the best fifth grader in the universe to show her mother exactly what she'll be leaving behind. There's just one problem: Seat-stealing new girl Mary Sue Spivey wants to be the best fifth grader, too. And there is simply not enough room at the top for the two of them.