Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School

Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School


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Ben: who began it all by sneaking in one night and filling homeroom with ball-pit balls.

Frank: who figured out that an official club, say a pickle-making club, could receive funding from the PTA.

Oliver: Who once convinced half of the class that his real parents had found him and he was going to live in a submarine.

Bean: Who wasn't exactly invited, but her parents own a costume shop, which comes in handy if you want to dress up like a giant squirrel and try to scare people at the zoo.

TOGETHER, they are an unstoppable prank-pulling force, and Fountain Point Middle School will never be the same.

Latino Interest.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250044273
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 106,386
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 700L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Kim Baker moved around a lot as a kid, which taught her two things: silliness is a great way to make pals, and goofy people make the best friends. She lives in Seattle with her family and still goofs off. A lot. Pickle is her first book.

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Top Secret
Can I trust you? I mean, to tell you this story I need to know that you can keep a couple of secrets. I’m already in a whole lot of trouble, and it’s not just me. But I want to tell you everything that happened. Everything. I’ll assume that you can keep the important stuff secret and not pass this book on to anyone older than twenty. I’ve been paying attention, and I’m pretty sure that’s when a person’s sense of humor starts leaking out. If somebody is that old, this isn’t their kind of story, anyway.
I’m talking about the League of Pickle Makers. Can you think of a club a person would be less curious about? That’s the point. Five of us meet on Thursdays, after school in the science lab. You’d expect somebody would think it was fishy that a group of kids are excited enough about making pickles to meet every week. On meeting days we take turns making a show out of carrying around some vinegar or a sack of cucumbers. We even have a website. Check it out—www.picklesforever.com. Click on the “Fizzy Pickle Soup” recipe, and then click on the word “simmer” down at the bottom. The password is “cheese.”
Now you know we’re not really an organization of picklers. Honestly, I don’t even like pickles that much. Only a few people know how it all started. Us—and if you think you can handle it—you.

Text copyright © 2012 by Kim Baker
Illustrations copyright © 2012 by Tim Probert

Table of Contents


Title Page,
Copyright Notice,
1. Top Secret,
2. The Balls,
3. In the Morning,
4. Character Building,
5. The Stink of Room 121,
6. The List,
7. An Invitation,
8. The Meeting,
9. A Side of Bean,
10. A Cryptic Message,
11. The Club,
12. Service with a Smile,
13. A Twist in the Plot that Could Not Have Been Foreseen,
14. The First (or Second) Prank,
15. Bubbles,
16. Bolted,
17. My Plan,
18. Sienna's Surprise,
19. Reward,
20. Suspects,
21. Banana Bread Bribery,
22. A Club with No Name,
23. Check-In,
24. Trick #3,
25. The Fog,
26. Emergency Democracy,
27. Nobody Expects the Pickle Inquisition,
28. The Invisible Barrier,
29. A Visitor,
30. Principal Pickles,
31. We Pickle,
32. El Matador,
33. Bad Eggs,
34. Sitting Fine on the Good Laws of Finland,
35. Zoo Break,
36. The Next Twenty Minutes,
37. Just a Second,
38. Extreme Volleyball,
39. Emergency Meeting,
40. The Day Before,
41. Pioneer Preparations,
42. The Fair,
43. No Blue Ribbon,
44. Another Announcement,
45. A New Pickle,
46. Getting the Word Out,
47. Waiting,
48. We Assemble,
49. The Jig Is Up,
50. Repercussions,
50½. You Can Call It an Epilogue If You Want,

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Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book! There aren't enough books out there that make you laugh out loud and this is definitely one of them. It's for boys or girls, about middle school age kids but it's one of those books that kid to adults will enjoy. I didn't want to put it down. My sides still hurt!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book for kids of all ages! Made us laugh and wish that such a club really existed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
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This is a veary funny book
Alan8-411 More than 1 year ago
Is this book actually about Pickles? If it is it’s humorous already! But no, this book is not about pickles, wait no; maybe it is. Let begin where it all started, all the pranks and all the fun. A boy named Ben Diaz, who began it all by sneaking in one night and filling homeroom with ball-pit balls. Ben  realizes that it's nice to kick back and have a little (mostly) harmless fun. As the pranks population grew and grew, people got suspicious but not everyone thought the prank was bad. Frank, Oliver, and Bean had thought the prank was hilarious and wanted to join Ben to do some more pranks. Although one of Ben’s close friend seem to be missing, he feel left out, for some reason Ben wouldn’t let him in the Prank Club. Why? Simple, because His close friend’s grandmother is the school’s principal! He doesn’t want to be caught by her, and it will be easy if he’s around in the club. So “where” is this pickle situation coming along? There was a pickle contest in the school and the perfect name to use for the prank club was “Pickle” , unsuspected and even better named by a food! This book have tons of humorous scenes. And each one of them keeps the book interesting and provide the reader with laughter and amusement. Pickle involves making new relationship and sticking with your friends. I loved this book, probably because he’s in middle school as well. It brings the connection to the real and personal world.  Although it’s unlikely that a middle school student will do a prank like this but, it’s because of this bravery and the suspense of getting caught bring the book together! I would totally re-read this book. Even though I know what happens. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy humor and laughter. Sure, I find reading books boring sometimes, but this really brings my spirit up. I would rate this book a full score.  And overall I really like and enjoy reading this book. Hope you do too.  Alan. Y
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Blue bonett
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Res 1: directory. Res 2: pup room- play and talk. Res 3: nursry- sleep and suckle/ eat res 4: order forms for adoptions!
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Its a really cool book i think people well enjoy it!!!!!!! :)
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Hi. Long time no chat. Hows it going? I saw your twitter. Can I be in your story?-FR
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Can i be in your story and maybe have flower powers? ~ S.P
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Can i be in your story? I want to have the power of being able to bend all the elements: air, water, earth and fire. And i have this state where i can summon unbelievable power, my eyes glow cerulean. How ever i can only enter this state when im in a major crisis, or i have entered a state of emotion. And i want to be good. (Minecraftian.) Its your choice, Logging off, DarkThunder1.
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The series will be about the three worlds. The End, The Nether, and The Overworld. Each world has two characters. The Nether has Devil the Dog and Herobrine. The End has Ender Princess and Mr. Man. The Overworld has Notch and Steve. They all want to protect their lands from Herobrine. Herobrine keeps attacking and attacking until he gets defeated. Can E.P., Mr. Man, Notch, and Steve agree to team up and beat Herobrine?~DuhStoryTheater
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Mr.sterling rocks
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Fantastic book!
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So sorry!
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Pickles res 4
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Pads in