The Major Eights

Jasmine, Scarlet, Maggie, and Becca are girls who can ROCK! But do they have what it takes to be a real band? With each book told from a different girl's perspective, this chapter book series is all about girl power, diversity, and marching to the beat of your own drum! (written under Melody Reed for little bee books)

#1: Battle of the Bands

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Jasmine, Maggie, Becca, and Scarlet love jamming together, but are they ready to perform in front of a real audience in a Battle of the Bands competition? Find out in the first book of this early chapter book series!

Jasmine, Maggie, Becca, and Scarlet love jamming together in Jasmine's basement. Maggie bangs on the drums, Becca strums her guitar, Jasmine plunks the keys of her keyboard, and Scarlet wails into her hairbrush mic. Even though they may not have the best equipment, or an audience, they have fun making music to their own beat. But when Jasmine's brother tells her about an upcoming Battle of the Bands competition, Jasmine thinks this could be their chance to prove they're a real band. Now she just has to convince the other girls. . . .

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#2: Scarlet's Big Break

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In book 2 of the Major Eights series, Scarlet goes solo and risks alienating her bandmates.

After their Battle of the Bands competition, the girls are famous! Everyone knows who they are now--even strangers recognize them! But the attention starts to go to Scarlet's head, and she decides to sign up for the school's talent show as a solo artist. But what about the Major Eights? Should she really leave the band and her friends behind?

 

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#3: The Goo Disaster!

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In book three of the Major Eights series, Maggie has to ace her science fair project or she won't be able to perform with the band at the annual arts banquet!

Maggie is thrilled to perform with the Major Eights at the school's annual arts fund-raising banquet. But when Maggie's science grade starts slipping (her one difficult subject), her mom refuses to let her play at the banquet unless she can get an A on her science fair project. Can Maggie and the girls find a way to make sure Maggie aces the project?

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#4: Starstruck

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In book four of the Major Eights series, Becca shoots, but will she score a meet and greet with her favorite basketball player?

When Becca finds out about her school's free throw competition, she is ready to put her basketball skills to the test! And if she wins, she'll get to meet her favorite basketball player! But after a series of bad practices, her nerves start to get the best of her. Can the Major Eights help Becca regain her confidence and meet her hero?

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#5: The New Bandmate

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In book 5 of the Major Eights series, Jasmine breaks her arm just when the Major Eights have a big show coming up. Can they find a way to save the show?

Just before a big show, Jasmine breaks her arm. The Major Eights don't want to let down their audience, so they ask Leslie to sub. But Jasmine is worried the band will like Leslie better. Is this the end of the Major Eights as they know it?

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#6: The Secret Valentine

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In book 6 of the Major Eights series, someone is leaving notes for the band. Do the Major Eights have a secret admirer?

Scarlet is flattered when she finds a sweet message in her locker. But she doesn't know who it's from. Is it fan mail? Or a secret admirer? Can the band figure out the mystery?

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