Please Don't Tell My Parents I Have a Nemesis

It's summertime for supervillains!Or maybe not, because for Penelope Akk, there is still one foe she has yet to defeat: her own reputation as Bad Penny. It's been a fun ride:...

Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain

Penelope Akk wants to be a superhero. She's got superhero parents. She's got the ultimate mad science power, filling her life with crazy gadgets that even she doesn't understand....

Quite Contrary

The secret of having an adventure is getting lost. Who ever visited an enchanted kingdom or fell into a fairy tale without wandering into the woods first? Well, Mary is lost. Mary...

Please Don't Tell My Parents I've Got Henchmen

What would middle school be like if half your classmates had super powers? It's time for Penny Akk to find out. Her latest (failed) attempt to become a superhero has inspired the...

Please Don't Tell My Parents I Blew Up the Moon

Supervillains do not merely play hooky.True, coming back to school after a month spent fighting—and defeating—adult superheroes is a bit of a comedown for the Inscrutable...

Please Don't Tell My Parents You Believe Her

Middle school supervillain Penny Akk has defeated every challenge thrown against her. She has bested heroes, villains, weirdos who can't make up their minds, robots, aliens,...

I Did NOT Give That Spider Superhuman Intelligence!

Being a superhero should be fun. After all, a world of super powers is a world where amazonian juggernauts made of candy battle guys in spandex that drive talking cars. Irene...

Changing Minds How Aging Affects Language And How Language Affects Aging

We acquire our native language, seemingly without effort, in infancy and early childhood. Language is our constant companion throughout our lifetime, even as we age. Indeed,...