Happy Birthday, Mallory!
Mallory McDonald is turning nine! And she is ready to celebrate getting the past year over―one troubled with moving, starting a new school, making new friends, and sibling rivalry. Mallory wants her ninth birthday to be extra special. So instead of celebrating just one day, she plans an entire “birth month” celebration. But soon, things aren’t going according to plan, and Mallory fears that being nine may be just as difficult as being eight.