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Debbie Dadey

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Debbie Dadey is the author and co-author of 162 books for children, including the Mermaid Tales series from Simon and Schuster and the beloved Adventures of The Bailey School Kids from Scholastic. Ms. Dadey is a former teacher and librarian. Please like her at Facebook.com/debbiedadey.

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Thanks to all who entered the Goodreads giveaway for Ready, Set, Goal! Years ago, my daughter and I wrote a girl's sports-themed book. It was rejected with "Girls don't want to read about sports." My daughter was livid! So years, later I'm happy to say that Simon and Schuster just published Ready, Set, Goal! where mergirls and merboys alike play to win the Shell Wars Championship in Atlantis. L... Read more of this blog post »
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“Pearl’s shell?” “Because I want to be with a real friend,” Echo said. “But . . . I’m not your friend. Not anymore,” Shelly said slowly. Echo laughed. “I know better. You were only pretending to be mad so I would go to the party.” Shelly’s face turned red. “How did you find out? Did Kiki tell you?” “Don’t blame Kiki,” Echo said. “You are more important to me than any silly band.”
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