Missy Barrett Books
The Current Missy Barrett Book Catalogue
Guess Where I Am Mommy: It’s not every day that Missy gets to go with her mom on a business trip. When her mom takes her to Toronto for a meeting with the man upstairs, Missy makes the most of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Along the way, she meets up with Mr. Wonderful, the Titanium Knight of the Periodic Table, the Ballerina Princess, and other inhabitants that exist in this exciting world. What other mysteries await them all in this amazing building? And how many other characters might be found by the ever curious Missy Barrett?
Houston, We Have No Problem: Missy Barrett is spending her summer vacation in Tennessee. where her aunt Sissy, Uncle Bob and three boy cousins live. Missy jumps at the chance to find herself at the heart of another new adventure. What she doesn’t know is what those adventure is going to be. When the installation man comes to put up a satellite dish at the house, she can’t begin to imagine all the things he knows. Where did the Internet come from? Who won the first race in outer space? Do scientists know what’s out there? And is her family aware of all these facts?
The Secret Ingredient: Missy wouldn’t dream of passing up a chance to visit her grandparents. Trips to visit them are always fun, but they’re more fun when Grandma’s making Nôhkom’s Artisan bread and chocolate chip cookies. But baking isn’t just about making bread and cookies. It’s about sharing and making memories, as well as discussing important matters. The discussion weaves its way through the meals made in Fat Daddy’s Kitchen in Chicago and how Missy’s Grandma and Grandpa first met. Then Missy shares a secret with her Grandma. Missy knows what Grandma’s secret ingredient is. Do you know what it is?
Foiled Again: For the first time in her life, Missy visits a professional hair salon with her mother. Once she walks through the front door, the possibilities become endless as do the questions she has for the stylists working there. Just as with every situation Missy finds herself in, when Missy has questions, she’s on the trail to uncover the right answers. In the end, you won’t believe who gets foiled again!
Free Range Hiking: Finding fun things to do is easy for a kid like Missy Barrett. The hard part is finding fun things that her Uncle Bob, Aunt Sissy, and three cousins can do with her. When her Uncle Bob’s friend, Steve, drops by to visit, Missy learns all kinds of interesting things about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It isn’t long before Missy has an idea what everyone she loves can do as a family.
Nailed It: Missy Barrett convinces her mom and grandma that a Girls’ Day At The Spa is just what they need. The trio decide that some old-school pampering is in the cards, and Cassie’s place is the place to be. Questions about sugar scrubs, famous outlaw Jesse James, and more shows Missy just how much fun Cassie, Mackie and the Shear Madness Salon gang can really be!
Barnstormin’: The love of black-and-white movies, an interest in Amelia Earhart, and a taste for adventure take Missy somewhere she never expected to find herself. After all, it’s not every day you get to fly in a 1927 Waco Straight wing biplane with an expert pilot. With help from her grandfather and Marc Hightower, Missy Barrett becomes a real live, modern day barnstormer!
Roar Like A Lion: Being a kid is a lot of fun with mysteries and adventures everywhere. When three girls in Missy Barrett’s class decide to bully Missy, she doesn’t let them get away with it. She decides the best way to deal with bullies is to have a plan so she turns to her older cousin Alana for advice. Will the girls find a good solution to Missy’s problem? This book has a number of Chicago references including the Lincoln Park Zoo and Vienna beef Chicago style hotdogs.
Fantastic Things: Missy Barrett loves her brothers, Aaron and Josh. She loves them both so much that there isn’t anything she wouldn’t do for them. Josh has a rare health condition called Myasthenia Gravis, and Missy thinks it’s about time she asked Josh some important questions about what that is. After all, brothers and sisters are supposed to help each other out, and knowing what to do when Josh needs help matters.
Pinwheels and Pearls – coming March 2017: After hearing 9-year-old Jordan aka Captain Cancer Fighter talk about Relay For Life at her school, Missy Barrett decides to get involved with Relay For Life. It doesn’t take long for Missy to come up with two fundraising ideas and ways to get her family and friends to help out. “Pinwheels and Pearls” teaches children that every effort counts, and when everyone does what they can, a whole lot of good gets done!
Missy Barrett’s Year In Review (The Year I Turned 8): Just because you’re a kid doesn’t mean that you can’t be a junior detective, an occasional Chief of Staff, a seeker of answers, or even a blogger. In Missy Barrett’s case, she’s done all those jobs, and more. With her first year of blogging under her belt, Missy decided to publish those entries in one book, complete with 15 pieces of original artwork to illustrate some of them. Whether she’s talking about easy-to-make decorations for those festive celebrations or wondering how footprints got on the moon before astronauts did, you know that what you read is going to get you thinking about adventures of your own. Join in the fun, and as Missy says, “You never know when a mystery is going to break out.”
Missy Barrett’s Year In Review (The Year I Turned 9): With a second year of blogging under her belt, Missy Barrett covered all kinds of things in 2014. She wrote about solar systems, stars, planets, choirs, french toast, french fries, turkeys, penguins, her cats Sali Dali Cat and Oreo Speedwagon, and a whole lot more! Sometimes she just couldn’t wait for Wednesday to come around. With her mom’s permission (her mom has the password for Missy’s blog) she sometimes sneaked a blog entry in between two Wednesdays. Missy even added some black and white photographs as well as a picture by Josh (one of Missy’s two brothers) into this book! And just like last year, she included some of her own artwork and left lots of place for readers to add their own creative touches.
Barracudas and Impalas: You can always expect a spirited discussion when you visit a classic car show, but it’s not often that one of the most excited classic car fans happens to be a 7-year-old child. But then again, Missy Barrett isn’t just any child. She’s Missy Barrett, and she’s on a mission to find out as much about her favorite cars as any child can possibly learn. But it’s not just about asking questions or getting a close-up view of those cars. Missy takes it one step further by phoning her grandpa and sharing. What you didn’t know about Bonnie and Clyde or the President of the USA will amaze you as Missy regales her grandpa with everything she’s learned. Whether you’re a classic car owner or you just love cars, what Missy has to say about good old-fashioned automotive ingenuity is bound to rekindle your passion for the cars of days gone by.
Indians Live In Tipis: Missy Barrett thinks American history and North American Indian history go together like peanut butter and jam. That is, until one of her classmates breaks the news to her that her Grandpa can’t be an Indian anymore because he lives in a house just like everyone else. But Missy isn’t about to let someone strip her Grandpa of his heritage if she can help it. If there’s a way to keep her Grandpa from losing his identity, she’s going to find it, and she knows just who to enlist to help her find that solution! Whether your ancestors are First Nations peoples or settlers, Missy’s approach to resolving the conundrum her classmate has tossed her way gets the job done.
It’s important to keep a record of the important things that happen to you throughout the year, and no one knows that better than me – Missy Barrett! I post entries to my weekly blog about things that matter to me, and I’m glad I do because when I read them again, it reminds me of lots of great things. Sometimes I even draw pictures or take photos and put them on my blog to go along with what I write about.
Whether you’re a kid like me or a teenager, or even a grown-up, having a record of good things to look back on will bring smiles to your heart. Someday, you and your family members are going to look back on books like this one and learn a lot about who you are and the good things that happened to you. Who knows? Maybe one day, you’ll look back on this book and think that one of the entries would make a good novel or one of the pictures or photos should be made into a mural. Best of all, this book will be a time capsule that you can open up anytime in the future and enjoy for years and years and years to come.
Love, Missy Barrett
Being a kid isn’t as easy as it used to be. When twelve friends between the ages of 7 and 10 head off for a day of adventure and fun in the forest, they never expect to find themselves embroiled in a court case. What they especially don’t expect to find is that someone they all know and love has been accused of theft. Adult justice and television show reality collide with childhood innocence in ways that will have readers crying and laughing at how society can impact on children raised in today’s world.
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