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A SUNSHINE STATE AWARD FINALIST!

“This tale will have readers cheering for the resilient, resourceful Olivia”--Kirkus, Starred Review 

"The real draw in this tender, triumphant novel from Gephart is Olivia's successful progression through Jeopardy!'s hoops and the happy ending for our particulary deserving contestant."--Publisher's Weekly 

"Gephart has crafted a convincing narrative about a child trying to make sense of a complex adult world."--School, Library Journal 

"A tender, funny portrayal of a girl learning to appreciate both what she has and what she has to offer."--The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books, Recommended 

"Gephart keeps all the parts moving, even adding a dollop of romance."--Booklist 

About the Author

DONNA GEPHART is the author of As If Being 12 3/4 Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President, How to Survive Middle School, Death by Toilet Paper and Lily and Dunkin. She lives in Jupiter, Florida, with her family.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 680L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (March 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385740522
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385740524
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.6 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #479,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a Florida Sunshine State book. I was concerned that it would be a dreary story about the social concerns of an annoyingly precocious child. Not at all! This is a wonderful story with a likable protagonist.
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Q: What is OLIVIA BEAN: TRIVIA QUEEN? Fantastic realistic fiction novel about `tween Olivia, who adores watching Jeopardy and is not so crazy about her "little bother" and her mom's recently-moved-in partner, surrogate stepdad, Neil. Through study and determination, and with the help of a school friend and the support of her family, Olivia wins a slot on Kids Week Jeopardy. She pins a lot on the dream of winning, not only for the money and glory, but just as much because her adored dad and his new family live in Los Angeles--not far from where Jeopardy is taped! There is plenty of edge-of-your-seat excitement as Olivia tests her trivia smarts. Gephart captures the language and angst of middle school perfectly, with complex and decent characters doing the best they can with warmth and humor. Loved it!
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Olivia Bean loves Jeopardy. She and her Dad used to watch the show together, before everything changed. Now it's her one time to relax during the day, even if she sometimes has to share the show with her mother's boyfriend Neil.

When they announce the kids' tournament, Olivia can't wait to sign up. It's the last year she'll be eligible to participate in the challenge. Through a series of fortune events, she finds herself as one of the chosen ones.

Olivia crams with trivia from across the board. Her mom helps her by creating flashcards. Charlie showers her with gross facts. Neil brings home trivia books from the library, where he works. Her neighbor Tucker helps her brush up on her worse subject, geography.

With all of the trivia swirling in her head, will Olivia achieve her dream?

My Thoughts: This book packs a punch and I wasn't expecting it. I wasn't expecting to become teary eyed during one of the final scenes. I adored this book (which the author wrote as a challenge during NaNoWriMo).

On the surface, it's a great story about a girl who loves trivia and strives to achieve her dream. As you dig deeper, it's about a family that comes together. Olivia misses her Dad like crazy. As you uncover more about the reasons the family broke up, you realize that her father is a horrible parent. Olivia doesn't loose hope. She's still believes that her father will be there for her. When her mother loses her job, she hides away from the world. Neil steps in to take care of Olivia and Charlie, her adorable but annoying brother. At first, Olivia doesn't like Neil. She doesn't want him living in their house, but eventually, she begins to recognize that he genuinely cares for her.
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A: She has a crazy sense of humor and a mad talent for hula hooping.

Q: Who is author Donna Gephart?

A: This new book about a trivia obsessed girl is a sure hit with middle grade readers.

Q: What is Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen?

It's Donna Gephart's new book, for goodness sake! You've read How to Survive Middle School. You've checked off As If Being 12 3/4 Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President! on your TBR list. Now it's time to read another Gephart gem! It's Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen.

I LOVED Olivia! I have so many students, boys and girls, who will love Olivia and her not-so-trivial story! I not only loved Olivia, I loved Olivia's younger brother, Charlie; he was such a sweetie. I loved his hankering for gross trivia. (Did you know there are 516,000 bacteria in each square inch of armpit? Charlie does!)

Even though it took Olivia some time to warm up to Neil, her mom's boyfriend, I knew from the moment that he belted out Aretha (not to mention the fact that he's a librarian) that he was going to be one of the good guys in the story.

I was impressed by Tucker and enjoyed him immensely. What a super 'frenemy'.

Donna wove pieces of herself into Olivia, and I loved loved loved what she did with the Hula-Hoop incident. I knew I had to keep reading to find out what that was all about and why it tortured Olivia. And then I read about the fifth grade talent show and how Tucker was waiting offstage and what he said and how he said it and how Olivia finally realized HOW he said it....Oh my! No spoilers here! You must read this one for yourself!

Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen is a keeper! It has found a special place in my classroom library and has already been read by several students. Everyone who has read Olivia has loved their time spent with this special young lady.

Do yourself a favor and spend some time with Olivia today!
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I loved this book! It is always great to find a book that shows children that it's okay to be and want to be smart. Olivia wasn't smart in an "I'm better than you" way and it was quite unique to have a focal point as "Jeopardy." It allowed the author to intersperse facts throughout the book which was pretty cool, even the gross facts. The interaction between Olivia and Tucker was very authentic reminded me of instances in my own childhood regarding boys and friendship. The situation with her father living far away with his "new" family while she adjusted to having her mother's boyfriend now living with them is something many children are struggling with and could really relate and connect to. The story was funny in places and serious in others. It's never a roller coaster of emotions, but rather we are experiencing Olivia's journey with her. I absolutely loved how Olivia became confident in who she was as a person, daughter, and friend. It is great for upper elementary and even middle school, but adults would enjoy it also. I love finding books with confident and smart children that are portrayed in an authentic and realistic manner! Olivia could be the trivia queen next door!
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