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The Complete Babysitter Out of Control! Series

by Margaret J. McMaster, BA’71, DplEd’72

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The Complete Babysitter Out of Control! Series featuring: Babysitter Out of Control!, Looking for Love on Mongo Tongo, The Improbable Party On Purple Plum Lane, What Happened in July, The Sinking of the Wiley Bean, The Queen of Second Chances.Gold Medal Winner in the 2015 Moonbeam Children's Book Award Early Reader/1st Chapter Books category.

About the Author: 
Canadian author, Margaret J. McMaster, published her first book of middle-grade fiction, Carried Away on Licorice Days, in 2008. It was nominated for three literary awards: the Canadian Library Association's 2009 Book of the Year for Children Award, the 2010/2011 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, and the 2011 Rocky Mountain Book Award. In 2009 she started writing the Babysitter Out of Control! series. These amusing, fast-paced adventures include: Babysitter Out of Control!, Looking for Love on Mongo Tongo, The Improbable Party on Purple Plum Lane, What Happened in July (selected for Best Books for Kids & Teens - Spring 2013), The Sinking of the Wiley Bean, and, The Queen of Second Chances. The Complete Babysitter Out of Control! Series, published in 2015, was selected for Best Books for Kids & Teens - Fall 2015 and was the Gold Medal Winner in the 2015 Moonbeam Children's Book Award Early Reader/1st Chapter Books category. She is a past contributor to the Canadian Children's Annual and her creative non-fiction piece, After All These Years, was shortlisted for the 2006 CBC Literary Award. So Much Potential, a novel set in the Lake Erie fishing industry, was published in 2013. It was a Starred * Selection in Best Books for Kids & Teens - Spring 2014. 

This article appeared in the Winter 2016 edition of Alumni Gazette
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