Brought to you by Newbery Honor author Derrick Barnes, eight-year-old Ruby Booker is the baby sis of Marcellus (11), Roosevelt (10), and Tyner (9), the most popular boys on Chill Brook Ave. When Ruby isn't hanging with her friend, Theresa Petticoat, she's finding out what kind of mischief her brothers are getting into. She's sweet and sassy and every bit as tough as her older siblings.
And now, look out! Ruby's hosting a big pink slumber party! The last time Ruby hosted a slumber party, her big brother Roosevelt played tricks on her and her friends all night long.
Well, it's payback time! When it comes to teaching Ro a lesson, a little lipstick and a lot of know-how can go a long way.
Bottom line? Don't mess with Ruby and her crew!
Vanessa Brantley Newton
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.
Derrick D. Barnes
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.