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Rachel Wise

24 children’s books by the writer

Rachel Wise loves to give advice. When she's not editing or writing children's books, which she does full-time at a publisher in New York, she's reading advice columns in newspapers, magazines, and blogs-and is always sure "her" advice would be better! Her dream is to someday have her own talk show, where she could share her wisdom with millions of people at once, but for now she's happy to dole out advice in small portions in Dear Know-It-All books.

Stop the Presses!

Rachel Wise

Stop the Presses!

Sam's love of newsprint clashes with her love for the planet--and her BFF--in a Dear Know-It-All conflict of newsworthy proportions! When Sam hears Cherry Valley Middle School is going green, she is delighted. Saving the Earth is very important ...

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Late Edition

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Late Edition

Sam's stress level is at an all-time high, and it's affecting the quality of her Dear Know-It-All column--and her bedtime! Sam can't sleep! She has two book reports to write, plus a big science test, an article ...

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Cast Your Ballot!

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Cast Your Ballot!

It's election time at Cherry Valley Middle School, and Sam thinks she's got the scoop on the candidates! But her investigative journalism reveals some surprises... Cherry Valley Middle School is holding elections for class president--and the choice couldn ...

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Texting 1, 2, 3

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Texting 1, 2, 3

Sam and Michael realize just how much their words matter when they tackle an important story for the "Cherry Valley Voice." When Mr. Trigg tells Samantha and Michael that they should write an article about texting, they are both annoyed ...

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Breaking News

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Breaking News

When Sam's crush gives her a confidential lead, she has to decide whether it stays on the record or off. A school statue has been destroyed, and it's up to star reporter Sam Martone to figure out who ...

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Digital Disaster!

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Digital Disaster!

When the newspaper staff goes digital, they learn the hard way that backup files are anything but optional. Cherry Valley Middle School has all-new computers, which means the school newspaper can produce its first-ever online edition of "The Cherry Valley ...

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Black and White and Gray All Over

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Black and White and Gray All Over

Sam needs some serious advice when a new staff member competes for newspaper bylines--and for her crush's attention. Cherry Valley is abuzz when a new girl comes to town from the UK. Kate Bigley has dark hair, bright blue ...

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Everyone's a Critic

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Everyone's a Critic

Samantha writes a review of her sister's play for the school newspaper--but her honest opinions provoke some serious offstage drama! Samantha is thrilled when she and her crush, Michael Lawrence, are assigned to write a review of the school ...

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