Beany and the Meany
Title: Beany and the Meany
Author: Susan Wojciechowski
What happens when Beany is paired with the class meany for the science fair?
It starts out being a good day, as Beany and her best friend, Carol Ann, sit together on the school bus, happily planning a backyard campout. But that’s before Beany learns there’s a new kid in class, a fun girl with whom Carol Ann is matched up as guide and welcoming committee. And it’s definitely before Ms. Babbitt announces there’s going to be a science fair—and suddenly everyone’s paired with a partner but Beany and Kevin Gates, the notorious class meany. How can timid Beany work with a bully who bosses her around and calls her names (even if he’s surprisingly good at science)? Will she ever work up the nerve to tell him her own great idea for clinching their science project?