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The Startup Squad: Party Problems (Book #3)

Girls mean business in the third novel of this series about friendship and entrepreneurship that Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan, calls “A great read!”

All four friends in the Startup Squad want to raise money—but when they can’t agree on what business to start next, they strike off on their own. Didi’s idea seems perfect: making place cards for a wedding.

But after the wedding planner gets sick, Didi finds herself in charge of everything—and then the caterer cancels and the band goes missing! Didi’s business is turning from a dream to a disaster. Will the Startup Squad come together in time to save the wedding?

Each book also features tips for kids starting or running their first businesses, plus a profile of a real-life girl CEO.


Praise for The Startup Squad

“I loved this story of girls finding their way in the world of entrepreneurship.”

ANN M. MARTIN author of The Baby-Sitters Club series and Newbery Honor winner A Corner of the Universe

“The Startup Squad encourages girls to dream big, work hard, and rely on each other to make good things happen. It teaches them how to succeed—and reminds all of us that girls mean business!”

SHERYL SANDBERG COO of Facebook and founder of and

“A great read that is fast-paced, fun, and empowering.”

KATHERINE APPLEGATE Newbery Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan

“Filled with flawed characters and moments of growth…this drama-filled, fast-paced, entertaining read places friendship and hard work at its heart.”

Party Problems Book Trailer

This fabulous Party Problems book trailer was created by the equally fabulous Annabelle, an eight-year-old stop motion animation creator and CEO of Stop and Love. Learn more about Annabelle here.

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