Bella Baxter Inn Trouble, Volume 1

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Simon and Schuster, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 80 pages
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Plaster! Paint! Wallpaper! A skunk!

A skunk?! Bella Baxter can't believe her nose. Her parents new dream inn is a disaster! The place is a wreck, her mom and dad are losing their minds, and guests are arriving in a week!

But Bella is one smart cookie -- she knows just where to go for help. When she gets there, she finds more than she imagined. But it's going to take brains, luck, and lots of elbow grease to get the stinky Sea Inn smelling like a rose in time.


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2nd grade reader, series book. Funny in many places. 7-year old Bella Baxter and her parents have just moved into a down at the heels bed and breakfast and they're trying to get it renovated before ... Read full review


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About the author (2005)

Jane Mason is no super hero, but having three kids sometimes makes her wish she had superpowers. Jane has written children s books for more than fifteen years and hopes to continue doing so for fifty more. She makes her home in Oakland, California, with her husband, three children, their dog, and a gecko. Her boys are begging for a pet cheetah, but Jane is holding firm.

Sarah Hines Stephens first learned to cook in order to get out of doing the dishes, and she still prefers making messes to cleaning them. One of three creative sisters, Sarah hails from generations of do-it-yourselfers: quilters, artists, writers, and gardeners. When Sarah is not facilitating semiexplosive science experiments and kid-friendly crafts, she writes books for kids. She has written more than sixty books, some for kid-friendly brands such as Gymboree and Scholastic. She lives with her husband and two children in a home filled with glitter, fabric scraps, glue, and power tools in Oakland, California.

"Bethany Mann is Sarah's sister and partner in creative mess-making. With a rallying cry of, ?Hey, we could totally make that ourselves!? she has fearlessly led her family and friends in numerous craft adventures. These days Bethany channels her artistic powers for good by using recycled materials and growing vegetables. Her projects have been featured in craft books for adults and on DIY TV. She lives with her husband, teenage son, and a menagerie of rescued pets in Santa Cruz, California. Read her blog at

John Shelly was born in Birmingham, England, and moved to Tokyo as an adult. He has illustrated a number of English and Japanese titles.

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