'Penelope Kingston wants to be perfect. And most of the time she is good, sensible and calm. But nobody is perfect, and sometimes Penelope is bossy, angry and frustrated. It's like - and this is very weird - there are two Penelopes inside her. She is never quite sure who is going to be stronger on any given day. There's one part of Penelope's life that is definitely not perfect: she doesn't have a best friend. It was absolutely time that Penelope got a best friend of her own. It makes Penelope very anxious whenever they have to get into pairs at school. Everyone knows that being partners with the teacher means you are the odd one out. Penelope hopes that the new girl at school might be the one. But it's not easy finding a best friend, and it's not easy trying to be perfect. Sometimes, the best idea is to forget to try!' (Publication summary)
'Penelope Kingston is determined not to feel anxious about going on school camp. On last year’s camp, Penelope had cried (only tears, not sobs) when a teacher made them climb a ridiculously steep and frightening hill. Penelope would never forgive herself if she did that again. To make sure she has a practically perfect camp this year, Penelope has written a (very private) list of rules. And what’s rule number one? No crying. Penelope is a whole year older now. And (more importantly) she now has her very own best friend to bunk with. This year is going to be totally different!' (Publication summary)
'Penelope Kingston is absolutely certain that her stall at the school fete will be a huge success. She and Oscar are in charge of the lucky jars, and Penelope wants to break last year's record. This is even more important because Penelope's dad is coming to the fete, and she and her brother don't see him very much these days. Penelope could nearly burst with excitement! If she can make her dad proud, maybe he'll want to spend every weekend with Penelope and Harry. She just has to make sure everything goes perfectly ... ' (Publication summary)
'Penelope Kingston has never, ever messed up on a test – until now. After this Truly Terrible Mistake, Penelope needs to make sure that she gets absolutely perfect grades from now on in every subject, including the dreaded drama class. Luckily, Penelope is very good at organising, so she figures she can be the director of the upcoming play. But can Penelope handle Joanna, the naughtiest girl in class? One thing's for sure: Penelope Kingston didn't get to be excellent at most things by being a quitter.' (Publication summary)
'Penelope Kingston is the ONLY person who has managed to avoid the dreaded crush plague sweeping Chelsea Primary. Almost all of her friends have crushes – even her brother has been infected! Penelope is excellent at figuring most things out, but crushes are a Great Mystery to her. Luckily, she has come up with a quiz to diagnose crushes early, before they have a chance to make people Very Silly. But what happens when the quiz shows that one of Penelope’s favourite people clearly has a crush on her?' (Publication summary)
'Penelope has two problems. Her Very Best Friend Bob has been talking a lot (too much really) about a new friend from karate class. Penelope knows that she shouldn't be jealous, but sometimes it's hard not to be – especially when it comes to Bob.
To make things worse, her mum has started dating. Penelope and her brother don't know why she can't just be happy with their family of three. Surely they're better than a new boyfriend?
Penelope MUST come up with a way to defeat the jealous green-eyed monster, without having an outburst at her best friend, or her mum. Luckily, Penelope has a few tricks up her sleeve!'
Source: Publisher's blurb.