Allie, First At Last


And the winner is....not Allie.  She's never won anything before.  The rest of her family - younger sister, rising tv star; brother, soccer prodigy; great grandfather Congressional Medal of Honor recipient; Mom, top prize in tv journalism... 

This is Allie's last year at Sendak Elementary and she sees a chance to make her mark as a winner.  This time will she go home with the trophy?  The blue ribbon?

Our Latina heroine is going to find herself having to figure out how to win at more than just a competition.... what if your best friend is your strongest competitor?  Is winning worth losing a friendship?

200 pages   Ages 8-12   978-0545812238

Editor's Note: First book in this series is Gaby, Lost and Found Recommended by:  Barb Langridge,


From the publisher:

Allie Velasco wants to be a trailblazer.
A trendsetter.
A winner.

No better feeling exists in the world than stepping to the top of a winner’s podium and hoisting a trophy high in the air. At least, that’s what Allie thinks . . . she’s never actually won anything before. Everyone in her family is special in some way -- her younger sister is a rising TV star; her brother is a soccer prodigy; her great-grandfather is a Congressional Medal of Honor winner.

With a family like this, Allie knows she has to make her mark or risk being left behind. She’s determined to add a shiny medal, blue ribbon, or beautiful trophy to her family’s
award shelf. When a prestigious school contest is announced, Allie has the perfect opportunity to take first -- at last. There’s just one small snag . . . her biggest competition is also her ex-best friend, Sara. Can Allie take top prize and win back a friend -- or is she destined to lose it all?

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