Shaunda Kennedy Wenger is a Juvenile Fiction Books author. Her books are recommended for those readers that love the authors Meg Cabot, Roald Dahl, and Judy Blume.
From Shaunda Kennedy Wenger’s Blog:
As a writer I’m drawn toward creating entertaining fiction that will inspire and empower. Some of my favorite stories are those that are layered with humor, yet are thoughtful enough to touch beneath the surface of complicated issues.
Juvenile Fiction Books Written by Shaunda Kennedy Wenger:
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, INTO THE FOREST AGAIN by Shaunda Kennedy Wenger
About Little Red Riding Hood. Into the Forest Again:
When Little Red sets out to bring a cake to Grandmother’s house, she promises the mirror on her wall that she won’t talk to strangers. But as the shadows of the forest press around her, she finds that keeping that promise is hard to do. After all, safety is found in numbers, isn’t it? That depends on what happens when Little Red meets the biggest shadow of all. This chapter book is for ages 6-10.
Honors and Praise:
2011 KART Kids Book List Award
2012 Purple Dragonfly Award HM
“The word play is fantastic…. Everything is original and fresh.” –Suzanne Morris, Kid Lit Reviews
“Wenger’s tale [balances] fun and humor with a dark undercurrent of suspense” –Kirkus Reviews
THE GHOST IN ME by Shaunda Kennedy Wenger (Juvenile fiction/ ISBN 9780615432878 / $8.99)
Myri Monaco has problems she doesn’t know how to deal with: a crush on her best friend’s boyfriend, a mother who’s dating her science teacher, and a “punishment” for a science project that lands her in auditions for the school play (the last place she wants to be). But most girls don’t have a ghost living at home who is willing to “trade places” whenever she’s needed. Will ghostly possession be an easy solution when problems collide? Or will Myri lose everything to a ghost wanting to fulfill her own desires? This middle grade novel is for ages 8-14.
Praise for The Ghost in Me:
“This is the kind of book I loved to read when I was a kid—lots of humor, lots of suspense, fun characters, but not too intense. Just the right blend for that kid that wants a fun, exciting read.” –Rick Walton, author of over 60 books for children.
REALITY BITES: TALES OF A HALF-VAMPIRE by Shaunda Kennedy Wenger
Growing up in a family of vampires, witches, werewolves, and other assorted embarrassments can be tough on a girl who is just trying to be normal and fit in. When the school plans a Halloween ball, dressing up proves to be a lot harder than it should. Mackenzie has high hopes to at least talk with the boy she likes, but first she has to make it out of the house ALIVE, or at least looking like she’s not Half-Dead. What is a “good” girl to do? When reality bites, it make take more than a little bit of family magic to see her through. This middle grade novel is for ages 8-14.
Which of these Juvenile Fiction Books would be your favorite? Have you or your kids read any books by Shaunda Wenger yet?
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