"Thirteen-year-old Karlene Bridges is the best speller in her family, her hometown, and maybe even all of Shirley County, South Carolina. But how is a girl supposed to hold her family together, savor her first kiss, and become the best speller in America before the end of eighth grade?"
"When Gordon Liddy Community School's resident tattletale-detective, Chrissie Woodward, realizes that the adults are out to fix the big spelling bee, she transfers her loyalty to her fellow students and starts collecting evidence. Told through in-class letters, administrative memos, file notes from Chrissie's investigation, and testimony from spelling bee contestants."
"Spider is afraid to get up on stage in front of everybody in the school spelling bee, but after listening to his father's advice, decides that he too will try to be as brave as his Shoshone ancestors."
"Preparing for spelling bees, having a secret admirer, and waiting for her chest size to catch up with her enormous feet are pressure enough, but twelve-year-old Vanessa must also deal with loneliness and very real fears as her mother, Florida's Governor, runs for President of the United States."
"Sister Bear has made it to the school spelling bee! Papa Bear is very proud and excited to help her practice...and practice...and practice.... But will all of this practice take all of the fun out of spelling for Sister?"
"The seventh graders at Geyser Creek Middle School are preparing for a spelling bee and a horrible standardized test called the BEE, and try to smuggle their mascot--a bee that spells--into the local spelling competition."
"The relationship between best friends Kimberly and Ann is put to the test when Ann takes a geeky student under her wing and encourages her to compete against front runner Kimberly in the spelling bee."
"In the late nineteenth century, Lillie gains friendship and help with a spelling bee from a neighbor, Frances Willard, who braves criticism to speak about women's rights and learns to ride a bicycle."
"Topaz, Amethyst, Sapphire, Onyx, and Ruby are old enough to compete in the annual Spelling Bee! The BFFL are thrilled until only some of them make it to the finals. Jealousies arise and the friends split into two factions."