I won a copy of IT'S RAINING CUPCAKES, by Lisa Schroeder, from Lisa and Laura a while back, and it warrants a recommendation. This middle grade novel is a delicious combination of baking, important relationships, art, and wanting. The main character wants to travel, and she wants her mom … well, I think I'll let you read that part. I loved the characters. The plot was flawless, and it's been kid tested and approved by Robyn and two of my nieces.
I haven't tried either of the recipes in the back yet, but I will. I'm thinking the author should write a companion cookbook because each of the chapters has it's own cupcake, and then there's, THE recipe. You'll know what I mean, if you read it.
Anywho, I'm not willing to give up my copy of IT'S RAINING CUPCAKES, but Shannon Messenger is giving away a signed one on her blog.