"Apple Blossom, Spilt Milk, Kooky Cookie, and their friends are competing in the Shopville Games. Who will be this year's winners? There's only one way to find out! Join the fun and get juiced up for competition. Because when you're the Shopkins, there's always a cartful of surprises in store!"--Page  cover.
Twelve-year-old Ariana, a tomboy, and her ladylike cousin Laila, recently arrived from Afghanistan, do not get along but they pull together when a rival Afghani grocery store opens, rekindling an old family feud and threatening their family's livelihood.
Told from the perspective of a spunky bodega-dwelling cat name Chip, this picture book story describes the ins and outs of a bustling neighborhood market filled with interesting friends, great food, hard work, and lots of fun.
"The yuckiest day of the year just got yuckier! When a box of chocolates falls on Putrid Pizza's head, he falls in love-- with a pile of trash. His friends have the time of their lives helping pizza face win the rotting heart of his stinking love"--Back cover.