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Hailey Twitch Is Not a Snitch (Hailey Twitch #1)

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Meet Hailey Twitch...

She's just like you. Well, sort of.

She loves pink sparkly pencils and ice cream. But Hailey also has a secret: she's friends with Maybelle, a sprite that only she can see.

Hailey and Maybelle are having fun, fun, fun. But they're also getting into lots of trouble!

Can Hailey keep her friend a secret or will she have to tell?
Paperback, 138 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Sourcebooks
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The Library Lady
Does it bother ANYONE but me that Hailey is a Junie B Wanna Be complete with an inability to use contractions?
The dialog is exceptionally awkward as a result, and the only thing new here is the fairy only Hailey can see.

Oh well, hand this to the kids who like Junie B and the "Daisy Meadows" books and you'll have the best (so to speak) of both worlds....
Kirei
This book has no ending. It ends on a cliffhanger (a boring cliffhanger). Obviously they want me to buy the next book. No way. Not worth it.
Kate
Hailey Twitch Is Not a Snitch is an adorable read for younger readers. The novel follows Hailey and her second grade class as they work on a World project. As part of the project, Hailey and her classmates are being paired up. It is Hailey's wish that she be paired up with fellow classmate, Antonio. Unfortunately for her, she does not exactly get her wish. But, in the process, she does get to meet a magical spirit named Maybelle, who lives in her toy castle. And what follows this meeting is a fu ...more
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
This is such a great book for younger readers. Hailey is a typical second grader, who's class is working on World projects. She wants to be partnered with Antonio, a boy in her second grade class. Hailey is partnered with Addie Jokobeck, and Antonio is partnered with Natalie Brice, her competitor at everything. Hailey goes home feeling sorry for herself. She doesn't want to be paired with someone she's not friends with, let alone allow Natalie to be partnered with Antonio. While she's in her roo ...more
Cindy Hudson
Seven-year-old Hailey Twitch likes everything sparkly and flouncy and colorful. She is thrilled to get an assignment to cook an ethnic food for diversity week at school. She wants to work with her friend Antonio, whose family is from Mexico. But then she’s paired with rule-following Addie Jokobeck, who is determined to make French fries. How boring.

Hailey is sulking in her room when a real-live sprite flies out of her play castle. Maybelle has been trapped inside for 200 years. Now she’s being a
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Barb Middleton
Capturing the character and voice of a second grader can be tricky. Oftentimes the adult voice sifts through and for the most part Lauren Barnholt's Hailey sounds like a second grader. She reminds me a little of the bossy, troublemaker, Junie B. Jones, and the imaginative don't-mean-to-get-in-trouble-but-do Clementine. Hailey Twitch is learning how to make friends and work with different students at school. When the teacher assigns her to partner with Addie Jokobeck for a school project, Hailey ...more
Katieb (MundieMoms)
This is such a great book for younger readers. Hailey is a typical second grader, who's class is working on World projects. She wants to be partnered with Antonio, a boy in her second grade class. Hailey is partnered with Addie Jokobeck, and Antonio is partnered with Natalie Brice, her competitor at everything. Hailey goes home feeling sorry for herself. She doesn't want to be paired with someone she's not friends with, let alone allow Natalie to be partnered with Antonio. While she's in her roo ...more
Ellen
Stories have a beginning, middle, and end, right? That's what I stress over and over with my students. This book doesn't. In a strange attempt to make a cliffhanger, the book just stops. Ugh. I might be willing to overlook all the "me and Annie" references in an effort to sound authentic, but it really grated on me after a while. Add that to her seeming inability to use contractions and the voice was just weird.
Gmr
May 27, 2010 Gmr rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: younger readers, but there is something for adults too...
Recommended to Gmr by: author Lauren Barnholdt
Such a fun read! I was looking for something lighter after my last book and this fit the bill just right. There's something in it for evreyone both young and young at heart as you follow Hailey and Maybelle through adventure after adventure. Hailey loves to have fun (and glitter pencils and teeth tracks {aka braces} are FUN!) and Maybelle is a sprite in need of a lesson in just that. But wait! Having fun requires a bit of responsibility too! Will they both learn their intended lessons? Or will H ...more
Kimberly
Maybe the reason that I did not like this book as much as I thought I would is because it's written for children but then again I read kids books a lot. It's something that happens when you have a nieces and nephews as well as working with kids.
I was really disappointed in the book because the writer didn't allow for the story to flow. Reading it was jerky for me in terms of the sentence structure and the speech patterns that she gave the characters. It was less human and more robotic when it ca
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Cathy
Picture book (even some illustrations in the Kindle edition) for 1st/2nd grade or maybe a little older. Hailey only wants fun, fun, fun so she begs her princess doll to help her. Out of her play castle flies a sprite - a sprite in trouble for being a rulemonger (one who follows all the rules to the detriment of others). She can't help but get Hailey into trouble, trouble, trouble.
I usually read the kid's books I buy for my sister's grandchildren but I admit I had no such excuse for this since I
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Stephanie
This book is obviously meant for young kids, but i wanted to read it anyway, since it is a book by Lauren Barnholdt. It a sweet book, written how a young child understands the world and things around them. It's the perfect read for younger kids, who will most likely find it really good and funny.
Stacey
So far... I do not really like Hailey....

Okay...I did warm up to her. The abrupt ending made us all laugh--I suppose that is the nature of a series. This was free on the kindle, so I am not sure that we will ever find out what happens or what the crazy guy at the end tells Hailey.
Abigail
Jan 30, 2013 Abigail rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: someone who wants their daughter to move on from the Rainbow Magic Fairy series by Daisy Meadows
Shelves: 2013, kids-books
Okay, more like 3.5 stars. The extra half star isn't for being groundbreaking, but for being a REALLY welcome alternative to the Rainbow Magic Fairy series. I'll hand it off to my daughter next and see if it stands up to the true test. ;)
Debbie Olson
This was a fun book to read. I think it would be a great book for kids. I bought it thinking it would be a fun book for my grand daughter to read and ended up reading it my self and enjoyed it quite a bit. Must be the kid in me.
Twyla
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Ashley
Cute kids book. I loved how the author really seemed to get into the mentality of a 6-year-old in her writing. I found the book very clever and amusing. Definitely recommend for young readers.
Westfordys
Cute. Second grader Hailey is suddenly in possession of a sprite named Maybelle who causes Hailey to do naughty things that get her in trouble at home and in school. Nancy
Jana
Good start to a new series for young readers. Read my review here.

Jeffery Williams
I'm the wrong audience. If I was a girl in the second grade this would be a pretty good book.
Ratforcekids
Follow Hailey and Maybelle, the sprite only Hailey can see, on their fun adventures.
Julie
I loved the story and review is coming ....my daughter is reading the book now.
Nila Fulgencio
I love the Hailey Twitch is not a Snitch.So I decided to read the series.
Cheli Barfus
for a little kids book it was a fun read!
Zuzana
May 31, 2011 Zuzana rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Danielka :)
Fun for young readers!
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