Billy Stuart, the young raccoon leader of the Zintrepids Scout troop, aspires to be just like his grandfather, a globe-trotting adventurer who knows no fear. After accidentally traveling through time in pursuit of the elder Stuart, Billy and friends find themselves lost in a land inhabited by giants: giant plants, giant animals, GIANT MONSTERS! Billy and his companions set off to explore the island, looking for fresh water and food. But a hailstorm forces them to take shelter in a grotto, where they find the trail of Billy’s grandfather, Virgil Stuart. However, following Grandpa’s footsteps turns out to be much more perilous than they expected. And stranded in the heart of this mysterious island, the Zintrepids can’t shake the feeling that they are being watched. Brightly illustrated and enhanced with games and puzzles throughout, Billy Stuart in the Eye of the Cyclops is sure to amuse readers of all ages.
When Mr. Reynolds sells his farm, he discovers that Ethel the Emu doesn't want to move. Will anyone be able to change her mind, or with Ethel convey?
Twelve Terribly Active Princesses who were not Exactly Dancing is a “fractured fairy tale” that imagines what would happen in the twelve dancing princesses were actually sneaking into a fairy world in order to play baseball. In this fun and beautifully illustrated story, the 12 princesses take their baseball skills to the next level when an unassuming young field manager stumbles on to their secret.
Snow White, the Seven Dwarves, and the Adorable Bed and Breakfast is a “fractured fairy tale” that imagines what would happen if Snow White took her amazing cleaning and organizing skills and applied them to business. In this fun and beautifully-illustrated story, Snow White takes control of her own fate and improves the lives of everyone around her, without any help from a prince. This fairy tale retelling is a short chapter book suitable as a read aloud or for young, advanced readers. It's perfect for fans of Ursula LeGuin's Catwings or Ruth Stiles Gannett's My Father's Dragon.
Dad finds a homemade sign on the front door from Amy, a girl in the neighborhood, saying that her dog, Spot, is lost. Danny and Norman decide to become canine detectives and use their noses to search for Spot.
When Cricket McKay and her best friend, Shilo, discover that a cougar has been seen in the town of Waterton, they are thrilled that school closes for a few days as a precaution. The townspeople are worried though. They want the cougar caught and relocated, which could be disastrous for the cougar. Cricket's dad, the national park's warden, is receiving reports of the cougar causing all kinds of trouble around town, but it's the type of trouble it doesn't make sense for a cougar to get into. Then Cricket and Shilo find evidence that another animal may be to blame. With the help of a visiting researcher who is in Waterton studying cougar behavior, Cricket and Shilo must convince the townspeople, and Cricket's dad, that they're after the the wrong animal before it’s too late. This is the fourth title featuring Cricket and her friends, following Bats in Trouble, Ospreys in Danger and Salamander Rescue.
The Koots are on the trail of a counterfeiter after Ben and Toby are questioned by Officer Gomez about passing a fake twenty-dollar bill.
Malcolm and Dandy have added a new gadget to their ghost hunting gear--XSpecs! These miraculous glasses are supposed to have Xray vision, but all they seem to do is hypnotize whoever looks at them. This comes in handy when the boys battle some vicious bubblegum that's snuck into their Halloween treats. But who's controlling the creeping confection? It'll take all of the ghost detecting tools to pop this case. Book 7 in the series.
When ten-year-old Cyrus sees a For Sale sign plunged into his front lawn, it’s a complete and utter disaster. Usually, his younger brother, Rudy, is the scaredy-cat, but for the first time in his life, Cyrus is terrified. He’s lived at 637 Petunia Boulevard since he came to live with his adoptive mom and dad at two months old. Won’t he go hurtling into outer space without these four familiar walls to hold him in? Luckily, Cyrus has a few sneaky tricks up his sleeve to stop this moving business before it even gets started.
The Koots investigate the appearance of a flying cloth-bound object that looks exactly like a mummy.
Offers young readers a look at four adventures of the famous English detective, Sherlock Holmes, from stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Offers young readers a look at four magical stories from the "Arabian Nights" and Scandinavia.
Extend cultural boundaries with this collection of fantastic folktales and legends from Latin America.
Offers young readers a look at Jason, King Arthur, and other heroes of myth, history, and literature.
Offers young readers a look at stories that end with surprising changes from the works of O. Henry.
Offers young readers a look at four comic tales, including "The Six Sillies," "Blockhead Hans," and "The Emperor's New CLothes."
Offers young readers a look at another side of the author of "Little Women" in stories about the American Revolution and the New England settlers and the Indians, as well as fairy tales of a gift from the elves and a boy who shared a most unusual Thanksgiving feast.
Offers young readers a look at the lives of elephants, wolves, and other creatures from India, and the seals of the North Pacific Ocean, from the stories of Rudyard Kipling.
Four stories about honorable people, people who keep promises, who respect and help others, who possess excellent character, and who show courage in the face of great danger.
Offers young readers retellings of works by Arthur Conan Doyle, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Mrs. Molesworth, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Offers young readers a look at the powers of fate and how they effect human lives as seen in a Greek myth and in stories by Saki, Frank R. Stockton, Anton Chekhov, and Guy de Maupassant.
Offers young readers a look at scary stories, including "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Canterville Ghost," and "The Monkey's Paw."
Offers young readers a look at Mark Twain's distinctive sense of humor as revealed in tales of the old West, Missouri, and medieval Europe.
Four stories and a play, including The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Legend of the Enchanted Soldier, and Rip Van Winkle.
Includes Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, The Colony of Cats, The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse, The Fox and the Wolf, The Lion and the Mouse, and How Some Wild Animals Became Tame.