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Sometimes a little white lie can land you in a whole lot of trouble...Pippa's new BFF Catie Brown is perfect. So perfect, that Pippa tells her a teeny tiny lie-that she once auditioned for Voice Factor-to impress her. And it works. It works so well, in fact, that Catie enters Pippa into the school talent show.The only problem? Pippa can't sing. Not at all. In fact, her sinSometimes a little white lie can land you in a whole lot of trouble...Pippa's new BFF Catie Brown is perfect. So perfect, that Pippa tells her a teeny tiny lie-that she once auditioned for Voice Factor-to impress her. And it works. It works so well, in fact, that Catie enters Pippa into the school talent show.The only problem? Pippa can't sing. Not at all. In fact, her singing is so bad it scares the neighbors. But if she doesn't participate in the talent show, Catie will know she lied. But if she does participate, the whole school will find out what a horrible singer she is...including Catie!It's up to Pippa to put an end to this pesky problem!...

Title : Pippa Morgan's Diary
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ISBN : 9781492623281
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Number of Pages : 160 Pages
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Pippa Morgan's Diary Reviews

  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    2019-03-24 12:37

    I remember starting a diary when I was young, but I never wrote much and often abandoned them. Pippa was a dedicated diary writer and in this book we meet her, her new friends, and her parents. This a good introduction to this series for early chapter readers, especially young girls (ages 8 to 10)Pippa Morgan's best friend has moved away to Scotland. She figures they will not see each other more and she is so lonely. She does not really have any other friends. When the teacher sits Catie, a very popular girl, beside Pippa, she wants to become friends. Knowing Catie likes The Voice Factor, Pippa spits out that she auditioned for the show and they become great friends. The problem with this is that it is a big fat lie, Pippa can't sing a note on key. When Catie tells others, the lie snowballs into a huge problem. Pippa and Catie actually do become great friends, but what is going to happen when Pippa has to tell her and the others that she was untruthful. Will they still want to be friends? I actually enjoyed meeting these girls, they are fun and good to each other. There is no back biting or cruelty that you read about in some books. This book is just clean and light-hearted, with a message about honesty and friendship. There is humour, Pippa is bold and a bit of a tomboy, and gets her friends to try new things. I think young girls will enjoy this book and hopefully the rest of the series is as good or better than this introduction.

  • FlowerMae
    2019-04-14 09:44

    i would like to read the other ones! but i'm not a huge fan of books when friendships go wrong.maybe the next ones will be better!

  • Lis Ann - The Indigo Quill
    2019-04-10 09:32

    See full review @ The Indigo QuillSpecial thanks to Sourcebooks Jabberwocky for providing a copy of this book for review.Do you remember keeping a diary when you were a kid? I do. As a matter of fact, I still have that diary. And as I started reading Pippa Morgan's Diary, I was reminded of my 10 year old self scribbling too candidly and making doodles around the edges. Oh, the whims of a little girl with an overactive imagination.Pippa Morgan's best friend is moving away (we've all been there, right?). In order to find a new BFF, Pippa lies to the most popular girl in school, Catie, and tells her she auditioned for Voice Factor...even though she can't carry a tune in a bucket. The lie snowballs into a greater problem than Pippa was anticipating and she's left either trying to continue covering up her lie, or finally telling the truth and risk losing the only friend she thinks she has. Very real problems in the world of a 10 year old. I remember telling people I was once a famous tap dancer and even attempted to demonstrate my mad tapping skills. In my inexperienced fabricated eyes, Michael Flatly would be put to shame!From what I understand, this is part of a series. As an introduction, this book is reminiscent of Owl Diaries and would easily appeal to fans of such. If you're looking for a much simpler version of the now-popular diary books, this is a good transitional book. It isn't very long and it reads fast. I would like to read the other books, as they are entertaining and spark a bit of nostalgia.Pippa Morgan's Diary is clean and light-hearted. You'll find humor in Pippa's ways, and perhaps even remember some old entries of your own.Some of my mad doodling skills from 1997 and 1998:

  • Victoria Kimble
    2019-04-03 15:42

    Pippa Morgan is a really fun girl. She has great spirit and personality.

  • karmaforlifechick
    2019-04-06 10:36

    sitename] Publisher: Sourcebooks JabberwockyPraise for Pippa Morgan’s Dairy“With its approachable style and friendly language, this is sure to please both older fans of Rebecca Elliott’s “Owl Diaries” (Scholastic) and reluctant readers alike.” –School Library Journal“Likable characters in humorous situations make for a promising series opener.” –Kirkus“A charming story about the lengths you can go to win someone over, this is a great addition to the perennially popular illustrated-journal trend in middle-grade fiction. Although the character-created sketches can draw Wimpy Kid comparisons, the tone more closely matches Marissa Moss’ Amelia’s Notebook (1995)… the perfect quick read for any student with starry-eyed aspirations and a big imagination.”- Booklist Buy LinksAmazon- A Million-!ndigo- the AuthorAnnie Kelsey is a pseudonym for a well-known children’s book author.Excerpt from Pippa Morgan’s DiarySundayI can still smell the stink of the moving van. Rachel and I just hugged and cried as they loaded her stuff on. Then I watched like a big-eyed kid who’d just lost her puppy while Rachel waved out of the window of her parents’ car.I will NEVER forgive Rachel’s parents—I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE THEY DECIDED THAT RACHEL SHOULD LIVE IN SCOTLAND INSTEAD OF THREE DOORS AWAY FROM ME!Scotland is, like, a gazillion miles away.Rachel said Nothing Would Change Really. *rolls eyes* She said, We’ll still be best friends even though I’m so far away. I love Rachel but sometimes she can be one fry short of a Happy Meal.Of course we’ll be best friends. But it’s not the same. I can only talk to her on the phone. I don’t get to see her every day.We can NEVER AGAIN dress up in my dad’s extra-high-visibility cycling gear and go and stand under the fluorescent lights in the supermarket and see how many shoppers we can dazzle. The frozen-food section was best because the freezers had this cold blue glow that turned us practically luminous. We’d offer to help shoppers reach for fish sticks or ice cream and try not to giggle when they’d half-close their eyes like they were staring into the sun.We loved dressing up. Last summer, we pretended we were characters from The Lady of Morpeth Abbey—which was our favorite TV show EVER. It was soooo romantic and all the characters wore beautiful old-fashioned clothes. Rachel and I raided every thrift store in town until we’d made the BEST costumes. Rachel dressed as Mr. Hunderbentleman (buckle-y shoes and a frilly shirt and a big hat and everything) and I wore ten big skirts on top of each other and put my hair in a bun so I looked like Lady Monteith, and we spent the whole day talking like our characters.RACHEL: Lady Monteith, may I bring you something from my morning stroll as a token of my admiration?ME: I would be eternally grateful if you brought me a dozen roses, Mr. Hunderbentleman, for my pretty nose needs something delicate to smell.RACHEL: (giggling) My dear lady! Why don’t you stroll with me and we may smell the roses together?ME: Oh, Mr. Hunderbentleman! I am so lucky to know such a kind gentleman as you.And we did it ALL day. Mom and Dad thought it was really funny (Mom and Dad were still married then) and it was the best day ever. Then Mom told us to go and get changed because my big skirts kept sweeping things off her knickknack shelf and Rachel had to go home for dinner.I wonder what Rachel’s having for dinner tonight? I could have the same thing and it’d be like we were having dinner together like we used to when Rachel’s mom went to yoga.But I can’t even text her to ask because she’s living on the side of a mountain in the middle of NOWHERE.Rafflecopter Giveaway LinkEnter to win a copy of Pippa Morgan’s Diary (U.S. & Canada only)a Rafflecopter giveaway© 2015 Microsoft Terms Privacy & cookies Developers English (United States)This review was originally posted on Karma for Life!

  • Michelle (FabBookReviews)
    2019-04-10 09:27

    Sometimes you just want to read something a little frothy, a lot of fun, and a whole lot charming. Annie Kelsey's well-received children's fiction debut, Pippa Morgan's Diary fits the bill.Lamenting the loss (the move to Scotland) of her very best friend, Pippa is devastated. What is she going to do without her best friend? Who will she talk to at school? Who will want to be her friend? When partnered with well-liked and seemingly perfect classmate Catie for an assignment, Pippa decides to impress her...with a lie. A big lie. About having wowed the judges with her singing during a taped audition of a reality show. After word spreads from Catie, every classmate looks forward to seeing the episode on air; not only that, but an upcoming school talent show has Catie begging Pippa to perform.Kelsey has crafted an amusing story here, all from Pippa's adorable first-person narrative. Pippa starts with one lie which we see grow into bigger and bigger lies, grander schemes and increasing anxiety. Our protagonist takes great pains and sometimes very kooky lengths (a little Georgia Nicholson-y!) to avoid singing, as that is yet another problematic layer in Pippa's lie: Pippa does not have a good voice. Such a bad voice, in fact, that she was not allowed in fourth grade choir. There is one scene in which Pippa belts it out in the privacy of her father's apartment, and a neighbor complains that it sounded as though someone was being mauled by cats.Overall, Pippa Morgan's Diary is lovely in its lightness, sweetness and humour. While perhaps following a too-easy wrap-up and ending where things just work out, this is still a very enjoyable read that highlights (but does not preach) the importance of honesty in young friendships. Readers who enjoy diary-format, first-person narratives will likely easily relate and adore reading Pippa's charming and slightly anxious voice. Fans of series such as Ivy and Bean, The Princess in Black, Owl Diaries, The Adventures of Sophie Mouse, or those who like Doreen Cronin, Meg Cabot or Kate DiCamillo's younger fiction titles might especially enjoy Pippa Morgan's Diary. Readers should take note that it looks like this is a planned series additional in this series, so look forward to more of Pippa's adventures!I received a copy of this book from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky in exchange for an honest review.

  • Suzanne
    2019-03-21 11:31

    Oh no! Pippa's Best friend Rachel has moved to the wilds of Scotland, where there is not even a cell signal or a way for them to video chat. What will Pippa do? Be the loneliest girl on the planet, of course. But then there is a chance for some companionship when her teacher has a popular girl named Catie sit with Pippa and do a class project. Before she realizes what she has done, Pippa blurts out a white lie that gets Catie's attention and then doesn't know how to tell the truth. It snowballs from there, with more and more people finding out and the stakes getting higher. How can she ever tell the truth without totally embarrassing herself and losing her new friends forever?Fans of other diary/journal style stories such as Dork Diaries and Dear Dumb Diary will enjoy the outrageous situations that Pippa gets herself into as she tries to make new friends and keep everyone from finding out her lie. For readers who are not quite ready to tackle something the size of the Dork Diaries books, Pippa's is only half as long (about the same length as the Dear Dumb Diary stories). A great series for readers who enjoy friendship and school stories with lots of humor. For example, Pippa talks "Fridge Surprise (which) is whatever Mom can find in the fridge served with rice or pasta...I'm scared what she'll make with yogurt and cauliflower." I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.

  • Chrissy
    2019-03-29 15:42

    After Pippa Morgan's best friend moves far, far away, Pippa is absolutely *desperate* to find a cool, fun girl to be her new BFF -- so she starts the little white lie that her amazing singing voice recently qualified to be on a wildly popular reality TV. The only real problem is that Pippa is the *worst* singer in her school -- so bad that she was the first student ever to be told she flat out cannot sing in any musical school events. But, there's no way that the pretty and perfect Catie Brown would actually ever hear Pippa sing, right?WRONG.One little lie leads to another and soon Pippa finds herself in a sticky predicament that leaves her to decide which is more important -- the truth about her terrible voice or the new BFF that she thought she'd never find.Overall, this was a cute and engaging little read that will surely find an audience with younger girls who are eager to read their first chapter books -- or to hear an entertaining bedtime story read aloud by someone else. The characters' struggles and motivations are relatable to a younger audience, and the morals of the story are simple, but will probably be appreciated by parents everywhere.I did receive a copy of this book for the purposes of providing an honest review.

  • Ms. Yingling
    2019-04-05 12:35

    E ARC from Netgalley.comTen-year-old Pippa is distraught when her best friend moves to Scotland, and tries very hard to make new friends at school. She thinks that Catie looks like an appealing friend, so she lies and tells her that she has tried out for the Voice Factor television show. Catie does become her friend, and the two hang out at Catie's lovely, well-maintained house, but Pippa is worried about her lie being discovered, especially when Catie signs her up for a school talent show. Will Catie still talk to Pippa when she discovers the truth?Strengths: This has a much more positive message than The Dork Diaries, and is more visually appealing than The Popularity Papers. It's British, but not overwhelmingly so, and the words are nice and big. It has pictures and is easy to read.Weaknesses: It's a tiny bit young, but my students who ONLY want to read The Dork Diaries would do much better with this. I'd be interested to see if the entire four book series comes to this side of the pond. It has a lot of promise.What I really think: This is available in hardcover, which is great, but I may wait to order a copy until I see if it will have an Accelerated Reader test. Sigh.

  • The Library Lady
    2019-04-02 12:29

    A U.K. import (lots of spots where you can see how it was changed for us Yanks) which attempts to cash in on the "it looks like a handwritten diary by a real kid" that is so popular in these times. (It even has a blurb on the back about the "Dork Diaries" and "Wimpy Kid" series.I will give this credit for being about a slightly younger child than most of the other series, that are more middle school like, and which I hate handing to all those brilliant 7 year olds. Otherwise, this is the usual story of a girl who loses her best friend to a move, finds another, etcetera, etcetera. The art is fake looking--perhaps computer generated, and pretty generic. Nothing really new going on here.Might satisfy the cravings of some waiting for the next in a series to come along, but I doubt if those Dear Readers will await the next one in THIS series with equal anguish.

  • Jana
    2019-03-25 10:35

    This review is based on a digital ARC from NetGalley. This is a fun book that reminds me of Dork Diaries for the elementary school kids. Pippa starts writing in a diary when her best friend, Rachel moves away. In this diary we learn about, Catie Brown, one of the most popular girls in Pippa's class. When Pippa is partnered with Catie for a class project, she accidently blurts out that she auditioned for Voice Factor and wowed the judges. When Catie is impressed and becomes Pippa's best friend, Pippa has to work really hard to keep up the big lie. This book has a nice message about being yourself and friendship.

  • Charity
    2019-03-20 08:39

    For full review please go to:, Twitter @camartinez and Facebook "5 Girls Book Reviews" REVIEW BY: Michaela, age 11 years, 6 monthsMAY CONTAIN SPOILER:This was a fantastic book! It is kind of like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which I absolutely love. My favorite character is Pippa because she is funny and writes like me. She also likes to draw in her diary, which is my pastime.

  • Serenity
    2019-04-12 09:36

    *I received a review copy of this book as an eARC from the publisher through NetGalley*This short title will be a fun read for elementary students. The nature of the diary format will make it attractive to reluctant readers but the relatable protagonist with the big imagination should also appeal to stronger readers. Most people can probably remember a time that telling a lie got them into big trouble, and seeing how this plays out for Pippa makes for an enjoyable read.

  • Andréa
    2019-04-12 12:38

    Note: I received a digital ARC of this book through NetGalley.

  • Mafata Donzo
    2019-03-31 15:46

    i need to read this book now

  • Tara
    2019-04-07 09:20

    haha! going back to little kids books! This was cute though

  • Lara
    2019-04-11 15:38

    It was good book. It was a bit funny. It was a nice quick easy read. It was also a book that I didn't have to concentrate real hard.

  • Sam
    2019-03-29 15:20

    copy received from netgalleyA sweet book about friendship and forgiveness. A book I think my girls will like.

  • birdie22
    2019-04-11 14:44

    It was funny, because I like reading diaries.

  • Jen Petro-Roy
    2019-03-27 11:22

    3.5 stars. Really cute.

  • TJ Burns
    2019-04-15 11:37

    I received a copy of this book from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Quintina
    2019-04-19 14:35

    Netgalley ARCPippa Morgan will win your heart and tickle your funny bone!

  • Rayan
    2019-04-18 07:32

    Best book ever I asked my friend to read this book yesterday and I am already on pg 91