Release Date: April 30, 2013
Buy the Book: Amazon, IndieBound
When Alice's Aunt Polly, the Pie Queen of Ipswitch, passes away, she takes with her the secret to her world-famous pie-crust recipe. Or does she? In her will, Polly leaves the recipe to her extraordinarily fat, remarkably disagreeable cat, Lardo . . . and then leaves Lardo in the care of Alice.
Suddenly, the whole town is wondering how you leave a recipe to a cat. Everyone wants to be the next big pie-contest winner, and it's making them pie-crazy. It's up to Alice and her friend Charlie to put the pieces together and discover the not-so-secret recipe for happiness: Friendship. Family. And the pleasure of doing something for the right reason.
With Pie, acclaimed author Sarah Weeks has baked up a sweet and satisfying delight, as inviting as warm pie on a cold day. You'll enjoy every last bite.
ARE YOU DOING A BOOK REPORT ABOUT PIE?
Scholastic posted an interview on-line which has a lot of great info you can use. Check it out here
ARE YOU PLANNING A ONE SCHOOL/ONE BOOK read of PIE?
See some cool project ideas here
Calling all MOTHER/DAUGHTER Book Groups! If you’re looking for a good selection for a mother/daughter book club, take a peek at this cool site from the good folks at Scholastic
But if you think the boys won’t be just as inspired to bake as the girls, meet this 4th grader from Fairhaven NJ posing with his mixed berry pie with a lattice crust. WOW!!!!
I am a HUGE fan of state awards and am honored that PIE has been nominated for a number of them. I am overjoyed to announce that PIE won the 2014 upper elementary division of the ORCA (Oregon Reader’s Choice Award) Woo hoo! Thanks Oregon voters!
Holy Smokes! PIE won the Grand Canyon Reader Award too! Thanks Arizona voters!
Double Holy Smokes! PIE won the intermediate division Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award too! Thank you very much, Tenness voters!
I’m also honored that PIE was chosen as an honor book for the 2014 Crown Award, endorsed by the National Christian School Association.
MORE GOOD NEWS!!!! PIE has won the Florida State Book Award as well. I’ll be going to Orlando in the fall to accept my award in person. Am I excited? You bet I am!!!!!! Thank you Sunshine State voters for this huge honor.