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Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602916838

These traditional reads are brimming with spirited characters and positive values--but with a little extra excitement and bite, so hold on to your hats! Written expressly for the middle grade struggling reader, the series does not contain strong language, edgy themes, or dysfunctional families. In fact, family is the main theme of these titles. And one particular Latino family is the focus with their uncanny knack for finding humor, hope, and colorful personalities--even in unusual circumstances. Written at the lowest reading levels, the 50-page story structure is straightforward and moves the reader through the text quickly and efficiently.

The Bank of Badness

Jeff Gottesfeld (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612476858

High school freshman Robinson "Robin" Paige lives with his grandmother, Miz Paige, on the meanest street in the city. Miz Paige is his rock. Sly and Kaykay have been his buddies since forever. Smart, stoic, and loyal, Robin's life has been defined by loss. And he doesn't want another tragedy, so he lives afraid to stand or speak out. But then he gets pushed to the edge. Somehow, someway, he will get back at the Ninth Street Rangers...Stealing from the rich and giving to the poor takes on a whole new meaning--A tricked-out black Mustang with oversized rear tires pulled to a stop near Robin. He moved to the back door, unbidden. There was fear in his gut, but also fury. He hated the Rangers so much.

Robinson's Hood

Jeff Gottesfeld (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612476841

High school freshman Robinson "Robin" Paige lives with his grandmother, Miz Paige, on the meanest street in the city. Miz Paige is his rock. Sly and Kaykay have been his buddies since forever. Smart, stoic, and loyal, Robin's life has been defined by loss. And he doesn't want another tragedy, so he lives afraid to stand or speak out. But then he gets pushed to the edge. Somehow, someway, he will get back at the Ninth Street Rangers...Stealing from the rich and giving to the poor takes on a whole new meaning--If Robin hadn't just paid off the Ninth Street Rangers, or if Tyrone and Dodo hadn't hit on him to do their schoolwork, he never would have done what he was about to do.

Student Bodies

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919419

Something downright creepy is happening on campus. When Jake's girlfriend, along with several other students mysteriously disappears, he does some research.

Tough Girl

Janice Greene (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919426

To Wesley Chan, Zoe is beautiful in spite of her messy hair, ragtag clothes and smart mouth. His parents disapprove of their relationship.

Bus 99

Terri Thomas (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919365

Normalcy gets turned on its head when the bus Jamal usually take takes to school enters a wrinkle in time and space. His father explains, "destiny has many paths." But what does that message mean- especially coming from a man who's been dead for 8 years?

Read My Lips

Terri Thomas (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919389

As if being deaf weren't challenge enough, Lupe encounters rampant sexism while working on assignment with the police department. She's almost ready to throw in the towel! Then the cops need her talents as a lip-reader. She earns their respect by cracking a difficult case.

Blood and Basketball

Janice Greene (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919358

Dale has a chance to "go pro" right out of high school. Will he make the grade? In spite of his youth, his skills are superb. Only his trouble-making brother stands between Dale and his lifetime dream. But his brother is all the family he has.

The Barge Ghost

Terri Thomas (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919334

Looking for adventure, Sunni and Bree take summer jobs on a salmon-processing barge in Alaska. When they dig into the history of the old ship, they're shocked to hear an actual voice from their past!

Sounds of Terror

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919280

Cindy lives in a fancy gated community. Philip lives in a tacky trailer park. Which of them comes from a loving home?

The Woman Who Loved a Ghost

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919297

Is Alex losing her mind? What else could explain the mysterious young man that no one else can see?

No Place Like Home

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919259

Karen yearns to move back to her old apartment building- until she discovers that people are much more important than places.

Fat Boy

Janice Greene (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919235

At Carmichael High, the bullies always get their way. Would it be a different story if their victims joined forces?

No Exit

Janice Greene (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919242

Homeless street kids find refuge in the most unusual place. It's great to have food and a bed- but is it worth their freedom?

Breaking Point

Janice Greene (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919211

The boys claim that they were only kidding. But their harassment pushes one girl right to the edge.

Death Grip

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919228

How does it feel to be an outcast? Katie learns a lesson about prejudice from a woman who's been dead for 50 years.

The White Room

Janice Greene (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919198

Andy is hired by Marcus Chiang to fix a window in his apartment. He's told to play the radio loudly and mind his own business. But Andy has to explore and meet Lily, who is kept a virtual prisoner in her own home.

The Bad Luck Play

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919204

Did an ancient curse cause the fire in the community theater? Some cast members think so, but the director means to prove otherwise.

Ring of Fear

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919167

Jack Mallahan doesn't let his disability get him down. When he uncovers a mysterious and valuable ring on the beach with his metal detector he finds himself in harm's way.

The Tiger Lily Code

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919174

Who is revealing Sweet Scents corporated secrets to rival Eden Cosmetics? When Kim's sister is accused of spying and is fired by Sabrina Sweet, Kim becomes a detective.

The House on the Hill

Janice Greene (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919143

Devin purchases an old house with a secret past without consulting his new wife, Sarita. While Sarita detests her new home, Devin loves it and undergoes a serious personality change.

Look to the Light

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919150

Jill is left a gorgeous but decaying house on a prime piece of beachfront property from her cousin Aggie. Can she find the money to fix it up or will she have to sell it to an unscrupulous real estate agent?

Blackout

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919129

Brevin McCoy had everything going for him, until a mysterious poison was given to him at a party; since then all he wants is his old life back.

The Eye of the Hurricane

Janice Greene (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919136

Laina, Bobby, and Cesar are trapped in a flooding house with three small children during a terrible hurricane.

Very Bad Dream, The

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919099

Surely Valerie Monroe's nightmare was not real. But it felt real, and the news on the television frightened her even more. Was she a witness to a real crime? Maybe it wasn't a dream!