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Junior Lifeguards Book 1: The Test

Junior Lifeguards 1
By Elizabeth Doyle Carey
Published by Dunemere Books
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Spend a beachy summer vacation ‘down the Cape’ with Jenna, Piper, Selena, and Ziggy-- four girls entering their first season as lifeguards-in-training  on Cape Cod’s famously fun and gorgeous beaches! In this first book of the Junior Lifeguards series, the girls are vying for spots on the summer squad, with ocean legend Bud Slater hand-picking a team of winners to participate. Will they or won’t they make the team? And what of the cute boys who are vying for spots, too: handsome but troubled Hayden, cute but unreliable Luke, and silent but gorgeous Jack Lee? And the competition: glamorous international society ingénue Samantha Frankel, a beautiful swimmer and rock-star rich babe, set to steal the hearts of the boys and the kudos of Bud Slater from all the local girls.  Dive right into Junior Lifeguards to find out what happens on the beach and off!

Junior Lifeguards Series Awards & Press:

Gold Winner of the Literary Classics Book Awards for Best Tween Series, November 2018
Shortlisted for the 2018 Gertrude Warner CIBA, October 2018
Honorable Mention for the 2018 Purple Dragonfly Book Award, for the entire Junior Lifeguards series, September 2018

#27 of Book Riot’s “100 Must Read Middle Grade Books for the Summer”

“Delivers believable surprises…authentic…An enjoyable start to [an] engaging series for tweens.” 
 --Kirkus Reviews on The Test

“Brings to mind the cheery “it-all-ends-well" tone of books from another era…brimming with wholesome tween drama.”  
—School Library Journal on The Test

“This is a great summer read…nicely diverse…Definitely a fun series, both for fans of beach life and for those of us in landlocked areas who only get as far as the beach on a lake!”  
--Mrs. Yingling Reads on The Test

“Fun new summer-read series…relatable and engaging.”  
—NetGalley children’s librarian review on The Test

Callahan Cousins Series Press:

"I loved this spirited and heartwarming summer story about growing up, finding adventure, and keeping family bonds."
--Ann M. Martin, author of The Babysitters Club series

"A good choice for fans of the American Girls series."
--School Library Journal

"Appealing...Carey's narrative harks back to wholesome tales of a bygone era."
--Publisher's Weekly

"A good, old-fashioned (but still up to date) read."
--YA Books Central

"Refreshingly sweet-tempered."
Paperback | 254 pages | $9.99 USD | 5 x 8 | 9780998499741 | April 24, 2017