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Four best friends are about to discover that writing news isn't as easy as it looks - especially when puppies, pop stars and photo shoots are involved!

Pippa is settling in to her island home – she’s even learning to surf. School is abuzz when Mrs Neill announces the launch of a new student newspaper. But how will Pippa, Meg, Charlie and Cici decide what to write about when the four friends have such different interests? A fashion photo shoot could be fun – if it weren’t for bad weather, a naughty puppy and other disasters.

Just when things couldn’t get any worse, the cub reporters get a news scoop that could bring the whole town together at the Beach Shack Cafe. Cupcakes for everyone!

Whose story will make the front page?

Reviews

Aimed at the independent reader who is looking for something that will absorb them for a while ... Murrell has nailed it with just the right balance. There is action aplenty, a healthy relationship with the boys in the story, Cici’s fashion interests to add the touch of glamour and a main character who could be almost any girl who picks up the book ... Offering kids an authentic outlet for their writing, their illustrating and their photography is a winner ... Let this book be the one to kickstart a program in your library.

Barbara Braxton, Teacher Librarian, thebottomshelf.edublogs.org

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143783688

    July 3, 2017

    Random House Australia Children's

    240 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • EBook

    9780143783695

    July 3, 2017

    Random House Australia

    240 pages

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