Ruby Flips for Attention (Ruby and the Booker Boys Series #4)

Ruby Flips for Attention (Ruby and the Booker Boys Series #4)


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Brought to you by Newbery Honor author Derrick Barnes, high-flying Ruby Booker soars to new heights!

After watching her big cousin Kee Kee compete in a cheerleading competition, Ruby attempts to copy some of the high-flying moves she saw earlier. This cheerleading stuff could be just the thing to bring her a ton of attention. But during practice with Marcellus, she injures her arm and must be rushed to the hospital. The doctors fit her with a hot-pink cast that turns out to be a great conversation piece. After giving a million different versions of the accident to everyone at school, she becomes the center of attention after all!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545017633
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Series: Ruby and the Booker Boys Series , #4
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 261,277
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 610L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Derrick Barnes is the Newbery Honor author of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, as well as several other acclaimed books, including the Ruby and the Booker Boys series: Brand New School, Brave New Ruby; Trivia Queen, Third Grade Supreme; The Slumber Party Payback; and Ruby Flips for Attention. Derrick and his wife, Tinka, reside in Kansas City, MO, with their three sons.

Illustrator Vanessa Brantley Newton trained at the Fashion School of Technology and the School of Visual Arts. She has illustrated many books for children, including Mister and Lady Day, One Love, and Let Freedom Sing. She and her husband live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Ruby Flips for Attention (Ruby and the Booker Boys Series #4) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
skstiles612 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ruby wants to start a drill team and be important like her cousin Kee-Kee. She wants to hear people shout her name like they do her cousin. Ruby doesn't understand what Kee-Kee's drill team is all about. She is impatient and learns the hard way that you can't try something dangerous like flipping without the possibility of injury. When she gets her older brother to help her he tries to teach her how to do things slowly and safely. Her impatience causes an injury and makes her brother feel really bad. It isn't until her mother takes her to visit her cousin during a practice that she learns what her cousin's drill team is all about. This sets Ruby on the path toward the reputation she really wants. This was a great book. The message of doing for others was one that all kids need to see. Often times they see the glitz and glitter of their favorite star but don't know about the behind the scene things the stars do. I know a lot of kids that would be interested in this book.
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LMR-CTR More than 1 year ago
My 9 year old daughter loves this entire book series and has read each book several times. She can't wait for the author to write additional books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter belongs to a book club which consists of 7 and 8 year olds. They absolutely loved this book. This was the 4th book read in the series by Derrick Barnes. If was fun reading along with the group. Pick this book up today for the young lady in your life.