Our Sixth-Grade Sugar Babies
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Our Sixth-Grade Sugar Babies

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When a gorgeous seventh-grade boy moves across the street, Vicki is ecstatic - until she remembers her latest school assignment. For one week, Vicki and the rest of her sixth-grade class have to pretend they're parents and carry around five-pound bags of sugar dressed in baby clothes. And if HE sees her carrying around a silly-looking sugar baby, Vicki is sure she'll die o...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 20th 1992 by HarperCollins (first published November 4th 1990)
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I had to read this book for a lit cirlcle in school. Only the girls read this book having to do with a 5th grader liking a boy. Our Sixth Grade Sugar Babies is about a girl named Vicki and her friends Ellie who like a boy who moved into their neighborhood. They don't know his name so they nickname him "Thunk". Meanwhile Vicki and her class have to do a project where they carry around 5 pound sacks of sugar and pretend they are babies. The book is mostly about growing up and learning to be respon...more
Karina veras
This book is about a sixth grade girl and her bestfriend who likes a 7th grader, that just moved into their neighborhood.Her bast friends name is Ellie and her name is Vicki. They didnt know is name so her best fiend Ellie came up with a name Thunk (terrific hunk). One day Thunk was in front of his house talking to a girl.So Ellie and Vicki decided to make an excused just to talk to him.but it didnt go well. But then their teacher made them do a project of responsibility, so they had to take ca...more
Melia Vindua
It was sooooo GREAT!!! XDD
kind of my Favorites!!!
about to Finish it! :33

The title states the maximum age of reader interest for this book, but it provides an interesting springboard for class discussion on juvenile behavior, peer pressure, and general schoolage morality. An insightful teacher challenges her pupils to carry five-pound bags of sugar (with appropriate decorations and clothes) with them everywhere, as an experiment in Responsibility. (I know for a fact that real teachers do this also, though they may substitute flour for suga...more
Jul 09, 2012 Allison rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya
I remember reading this book as a kid as wishing my school would give us sugar babies! Vicki and her friend Ellie are trying to flirt with the new seventh-grade boy on their block while being responsible for their sugar babies, which they're being graded on. Vicki has an extra hitch - she wants to prove to her mother that she can babysit her younger half-sister. Things get messed up when boys trump responsibility and Vicki asks her mentally-handicapped neighbor to watch her baby.
Even my boys liked it. Since I have a sixth grader it was a good choice for us. He learned a lot about how girls view boys in the sixth grade. :)
Read this with sixth graders. Wish there was more about the sugar babies, than the cute neighbor. A bit boring and unadventurous for my taste
I read this as a kid, but the cover I had was the girls looking back to the hunk on a bicycle. *SIGH* Oh to be young again heh.
This book was REALLY cute. The envy, mystery, and curiousity involved in the story makes you NEED to read on!
Does anyone remember reading this book in 4-5 grade? It used to be one of my favorites.
Amber Palmer
I read this in sixth grade, but I thought I would add it anyway. Nothing too exciting...
Found this book in my sisters shelf. Read all the other books in the house I think
Chastity Davis
Jan 24, 2008 Chastity Davis rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: young girls
Cute-ish story...probably best suited for children younger than sixth grade.
Serena Thong
i really liked it and hope there will be way more books like this
I learned that if you make an effort, something amazing might happen
really funny and teaches you about responsibility.
It was interesting while funny. good book to read.
I've read it many times.
Chester Philbrick
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