Check out The Popularity Papers


Recently we’ve come across a very funny series of books all about the struggle to be popular at school, called The Popularity Papers.

popularity-book-pageWritten by Amy Ignatow, these scrapbook-style books follow two friends Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang as they set out on a mission to study the ‘popular’ girls so they might join their ranks!

As hard as that is, they’ll also have to deal with other pressing issues from Lydia moving to London through to helping their current friends deal with bad news.

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There are so far 3 books in the series with the 4th coming out this month!

To give you a full idea as to what you can expect, we’ve got more details on each of the books below:

The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt and Juliet Graham-Chang

popularity-papers-book3Lydia and Julie embark on a quest to study the behaviours and tastes of the “popular” girls so they can join their ranks in Secondary school.

They scheme together to invent their first crushes, go to great lengths to obtain a mobile phone, and save each other from major embarrassment.

But when Lydia starts to become friends with the “popular” girls she’s forced to choose between them and Julie.

The Popularity Papers figures in the centre of an epic Secondary school power struggle!

Out now – click here to find out more


The Popularity Papers: The Long Distance Dispatch Between Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang

popularity-papers-book2After spending all of fifth grade studying popularity together, Julie and Lydia are finally ready to put their hard-earned lessons to use in junior high. But before they can, disaster strikes: Lydia’s mom gets a job in London for six whole months!

Before Lydia can say “Fancy a cup of tea?” she’s thrust into a new school, where she earns a reputation as “the Violent American.”

Meanwhile Julie’s stuck navigating the cliques of American junior high on her own and is adopted by a group of troublemaking eighth graders known as the Bichons.

The two best friends will have to learn to keep in touch and stand on their own, assisted as always by their trusty notebook!

Out now – click here to find out more


The Popularity Papers: Words of (Questionable) Wisdom from Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang

popularity-papers-book1After spending six months apart, best friends Julie and Lydia are reunited at last!

Julie has said good-bye to the mean girls, and Lydia is ready to apply her hard-earned friendship lessons to founding their own crew.

But bad news interrupts their reunion: their friend Sukie’s mother, ill for many years, has passed away.

This shakes Lydia and Julie, who re-evaluate their goals and decide to focus more on being supportive of the friends they have. Unfortunately, their well-meaning schemes almost immediately start to go awry, and everyone seems to be mad at them for reasons beyond their control.

How can they be better friends when no one seems to want to give them the chance?

Out now – click here to find out more


The Popularity Papers: The Rocky Road Trip of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang

popularity-papers-book4It’s summertime, and Julie and Lydia are going on a road trip!

After all the ups and downs of their first year in junior high, they’re looking forward to seeing the sights and getting some new perspective on their quest for popularity.

Papa Dad and Daddy will provide the transportation, and they’ll provide the entertainment.

At first Julie and Lydia use their Powers of Observation to catalogue the traditions and oddities of each new location they visit, but soon their attention turns to their parents as trouble starts to emerge.

Out from 1st April – click here to find out more


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