By Kate DiCamillo
Candlewick Press $22.99
Ten-year-old Raymie’s father has run off with a dental hygienist, but she has a plan to lure him back – become Little Miss Central Florida Tire and when her father sees her photo in the paper he’ll return. In preparation, she and two friends are learning to twirl batons. Based on the award-winning author’s childhood and told in simple but effective language. A tale of self-discovery, full of humour.