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M.G. Higgins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630780258

Hi-Lo Chapter Books for Children. This series of short novels was designed to engage a broad spectrum of struggling readers. No longer will upper-elementary students have to read material junior to their maturity and interests. Characters are age appropriate and come from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Science fiction, sports, paranormal, realistic life, historical fiction, and fantasy are just a few of the many genres. Books are no higher than a 1.5 reading level, with illustrations on every spread that support visual literacy and draw kids into the text. Austin has taken up rock hunting ever since a terrible spill on his mountain bike put him in the hospital. No way will he ride again. Ever. He still has nightmares. Worse, Austin knows the accident was deliberate. His rival, Slice, wanted to win. Slice made sure Austin would lose. But now its Slice whos badly hurt. Will Austin get on a bike to save his enemy?

Eyes on the Puck

Brandon Terrell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621430896

As the goalie for the girls’ hockey team, Annie Roger’s keen eyesight is crucial to snagging a speeding slap shot out of the air. On a visit to the eye doctor, she learns that she needs prescription glasses, and her confidence is shattered. But she then she receives a gift from Sal's Used Sporting Goods, a helmet once worn by Canadian double-gold medalist goalie Shannon Szabados. Will it help Annie see things differently?

Pass for the Basket

Brandon Terrell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621430902

Ben Mason has always been the star player on East Grover Lake boys’ basketball team. But when a new transfer student takes away the spotlight, Ben is frustrated with his role on the team. After a visit from Sal, owner of Sal’s Used Sporting Goods, he learns about John Stockton, the NBA’s all-time assist leader. Will Ben learn the true meaning of leadership?

Race Down the Slopes

Brandon Terrell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621430919

On a class ski trip, Gabe Santiago learns that he is a natural on the slopes. When Eliza, a girl he has a crush on, asks Gabe to join the Grover Lake ski team with her, he quickly says yes. One problem: he’s never skied slalom before. Then Sal, owner of Sal’s Used Sporting Goods, hands him a pair of goggles once worn by Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller. Will they prove to be Gabe's lucky charm?

Strike Out the Side

Brandon Terrell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621430926

Logan Parrish has a great fastball. Unfortunately, it’s the only pitch in his arsenal, and hitters are starting to figure him out. After a devastating loss, Logan visits Sal’s Used Sporting Goods, and its friendly owner introduces him to an ex-minor league pitcher who might be able to teach Logan a few tricks. But will they be enough to help Logan in the big game?

Digital Reveal

Mari Kesselring (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621430810

To prove she’s still the tech expert at Blue Lake Junior High, Bridget agrees to write a review of a secret cutting-edge tablet that her dad’s company is developing. When Bridget’s post goes viral, however, the secret’s out, and the trouble begins.

Fitness Crash

Mari Kesselring (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621430834

After a bad first soccer practice, Bridget feels pressured to get in better shape. She hopes a new fitness gadget will help her reach her fitness goals. Instead, it leads to a fierce competition, and it affects a friendship. Is Bridget’s latest tech passion pushing her too far?

Pixel Perfection

Mari Kesselring (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621430841

Bridget and her friend Emma are surprised by the attention they receive at school after the launch of their e-zine, Cyber Hills Holler. So when a classmate starts up a competing site with edited photos of their classmates, they decide to fight back to retain their newfound popularity. Not everyone is happy with the results.

Drone Detective

Mari Kesselring (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781621430827

Bridget and her friends, Eric and Emma, get a chance to use a research drone for a project at school. When Eric and Emma start acting weird around her, Bridget decides to use the drone for a different reason, and the secret she discovers isn’t what she was expecting.

The Code

Jeff Gottesfeld (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630780265

Hi-Lo Chapter Books for Children. This series of short novels was designed to engage a broad spectrum of struggling readers. No longer will upper-elementary students have to read material junior to their maturity and interests. Characters are age appropriate and come from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Science fiction, sports, paranormal, realistic life, historical fiction, and fantasy are just a few of the many genres. Books are no higher than a 1.5 reading level, with illustrations on every spread that support visual literacy and draw kids into the text. Chris always does the right thing. But when he knows who messed with Sam in the school yard, he cant speak up. His friends cant either. Theres the silent Code that every kid follows. Chris decides he cant live with himself if he doesnt say something, so he makes a stand and is shocked at the outcome. Mean bully Phil is actually cool. But then Phil asks him to do something so wrong.

The Gift

Jim Westcott (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630780272

Hi-Lo Chapter Books for Children. This series of short novels was designed to engage a broad spectrum of struggling readers. No longer will upper-elementary students have to read material junior to their maturity and interests. Characters are age appropriate and come from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Science fiction, sports, paranormal, realistic life, historical fiction, and fantasy are just a few of the many genres. Books are no higher than a 1.5 reading level, with illustrations on every spread that support visual literacy and draw kids into the text. Zekes parents have split up. His dad is hurt and angry when Zeke sides with his mother. But Zekes emotions go on a crazy roller coaster ride when hes visited by a mysterious kid that only he can see until he finds out his grandpa can also see the ghost. Zekes world is rocked in new ways when he finds out that he can see and talk to the dead.

Zombies!

Evan Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630780289

Hi-Lo Chapter Books for Children. This series of short novels was designed to engage a broad spectrum of struggling readers. No longer will upper-elementary students have to read material junior to their maturity and interests. Characters are age appropriate and come from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Science fiction, sports, paranormal, realistic life, historical fiction, and fantasy are just a few of the many genres. Books are no higher than a 1.5 reading level, with illustrations on every spread that support visual literacy and draw kids into the text. Leo the Liar is in big trouble now. Hes promised the toughest kid in school a photo of a real zombie. And he has to deliver. Now Leo knows there are no such things as zombies. But he wants to prove a point. Plus, he doesnt like being called a liar. So he sneaks out late at night and finds more than he ever bargained for. Can he save himself and his family from a zombie swarm?

Sky Watchers

Vicki C. Hayes (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630780302

Hi-Lo Chapter Books for Children. This series of short novels was designed to engage a broad spectrum of struggling readers. No longer will upper-elementary students have to read material junior to their maturity and interests. Characters are age appropriate and come from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Science fiction, sports, paranormal, realistic life, historical fiction, and fantasy are just a few of the many genres. Books are no higher than a 1.5 reading level, with illustrations on every spread that support visual literacy and draw kids into the text. Dez and Jax are both in the sixth grade. Now they can be Sky Watchers, kids who patrol the sky path to school on their sky bikes. The Sky Watchers protect their schoolmates from spinners, little flat disks that have been programmed to steal bike packs and take them to the ground below. Nobody but the gang kids go below the tree line. Its polluted down there.

The Lost House

M.G. Higgins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630780319

Hi-Lo Chapter Books for Children. This series of short novels was designed to engage a broad spectrum of struggling readers. No longer will upper-elementary students have to read material junior to their maturity and interests. Characters are age appropriate and come from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Science fiction, sports, paranormal, realistic life, historical fiction, and fantasy are just a few of the many genres. Books are no higher than a 1.5 reading level, with illustrations on every spread that support visual literacy and draw kids into the text. No way will Tiggs and Jess be able to raise $700 for soccer camp. Time is running out. Tiggs may be replaced as keeper on her team, something she does not want to happen. At the last minute, the girls are asked to clean an old and possibly haunted house. The job will pay exactly what they need. But what they find inside may keep them trapped there forever.

I Am Underdog

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630780326

Hi-Lo Chapter Books for Children. This series of short novels was designed to engage a broad spectrum of struggling readers. No longer will upper-elementary students have to read material junior to their maturity and interests. Characters are age appropriate and come from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Science fiction, sports, paranormal, realistic life, historical fiction, and fantasy are just a few of the many genres. Books are no higher than a 1.5 reading level, with illustrations on every spread that support visual literacy and draw kids into the text. Kemba feels like the lamest kid in school. If only he could be cool like the computer game superhero Underdog. But he cant even save himself from the biggest bully in the sixth grade, let alone protect the weakest of the weak like Underdog does. He has zero friends. Or so he thinks. Kemba hasnt even had the courage to try until one act of cruelty pushes him over the edge.

The Soldier

M.G. Higgins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630780333

Hi-Lo Chapter Books for Children. This series of short novels was designed to engage a broad spectrum of struggling readers. No longer will upper-elementary students have to read material junior to their maturity and interests. Characters are age appropriate and come from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Science fiction, sports, paranormal, realistic life, historical fiction, and fantasy are just a few of the many genres. Books are no higher than a 1.5 reading level, with illustrations on every spread that support visual literacy and draw kids into the text. When Leyla draws, shes in another world, not in this war-ravaged country. Her school has been destroyed. There are occupying forces in her village. Americans. Each trip to the water pump must be taken with care. She wont even look at the soldiers. But then she sees a woman, a soldier. And she does something unexpected, then courageous.