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Tales from the Fringes of Fear

Jeff Szpirglas (author) Steven P. Hughes (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459824591

Most kids don’t have to stress about things like exotic insects with a taste for human flesh when they go to class. But students at this school have to be ever vigilant. You never know when a supernatural pastry or a clay monster bent on revenge might be lurking just around the corner. Even a simple field trip to a local animal sanctuary can have ssserious consequences. Dragged fresh from the grave and pulled out of the haunted corners of a school locker, these thirteen new stories are a nod to the storytelling style of Tales from the Crypt and The Twilight Zone. They are guaranteed to make you laugh like a hyena, shake your head in wonder or tremble with fear. A companion volume to Tales from Beyond the Brain.

Princess Angelica, Junior Reporter

Monique Polak (author) Jane Heinrichs (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459823594

Angelica just can’t help herself! In this third book in the series, Angelica, aka Jelly, is confused for a junior reporter and decides to make the most of her mistaken identity to learn what it’s like to be a real journalist. Jelly and her bestie, Joon, are soon busy with problems at the new library, trouble in the lap lane at the local pool and a predicament in a rare-book room. With her keen observational abilities and a knack for creative solutions, Jelly soon has more than enough material for an article. But will she be able to keep up the ruse when a new friend starts nosing around?

High and Dry

Eric Walters (author) Sabrina Gendron (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459823112

Dylan lives on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest with his parents, but when they have to go to the mainland, his grandfather weathers a storm to come spend time with him. Grandpa’s brought Dylan a number of gifts, and one comes in handy the next day while they are exploring the coast. In fact, this gift leads the duo to a dangerous discovery: a young orca got stuck on the rocks during the storm. Racing against the sun and the heat, Dylan and Grandpa need to work together to figure out how to save the calf while his pod circles nearby.

Genius Jolene

Sara Cassidy (author) Charlene Chua (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459825307

On her annual trip in her father’s 18-wheeler, eight-year-old Jolene is headed to Los Angeles on a six-day road trip to deliver some newsprint with her dad. Just like last year, they tell each other stories and listen to music. They also keep up their favorite tradition: critiquing one type of food at every stop. This time it’s onion rings. But this year is also different. Unlike last year, Jolene’s parents are no longer together. They split up when her father came out as gay. These are big changes for Jolene, but she is spunky and smart and has a good heart. She’s ready for new adventures and to stand up for what’s right—both on and off the road.

Ethel the Emu

Pamela Wiley (author) Robin Dewitt (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323512

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?

Recuerdos de la señorita Alita

Henrietta Barbara Sims (author) Barbara Spurll (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641321693

Miss Alita enjoys a busy day of exploring her new home and meeting new friends. When she encounters a stranger, will she remember the advice of her friends and stay safe? This whimsical story weaves engaging characters with interesting facts about insects.

El gol de Zamboni

Vicki Scott Burns (author) Linda Pierce (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641321631

Zamboni's curiosity gets the best of him and he finds himself in the middle of a hockey game!

El baño de Zamboni

Vicki Scott Burns (author) Linda Pierce (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641321624

Zamboni, the curious guinea pig, makes quite a splash when he secretly accompanies Billy to school.

Bumpy the Frog

Steven Beers (author) Steven Beers (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323284

Join Bumpy the Frog, an accident prone young amphibian, as he learns his strengths and limitations through adventures with his friends.

Brewster Rooster

Barbara J. Underwood (author) Patricia Dewitt Grush (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323260

Brewster has a sore throat, and his crow won't go. Can his friends help him wake Farmer Dell up?

Twelve Terribly Active Princesses who were not Exactly Dancing

Michael Ann Dobbs (author) Bree Paulsen (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532401893

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.

The Most Beautiful Bully

Shannon Freeman (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630782887

New seventh-grade student Carson Roberts learns the hard way not to cross the school bully, and it's only her first day. Book #1 in the series.

A Deadly Game

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630787998

The rebels on campus oppose more rules and regulations, but the computer system at Mayfair College is under attack. Is the hacker a mischief-maker or a dangerous criminal? Luckily, Jim Salvatori's past makes him the perfect cybercop and especially qualified to answer that question.

Tail Gunner: The Story of a Bombing Raid

Dee Phillips (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630780111

A tail gunner tries to keep his crew and his plane safe as Britain's Bomber Command Force carries out a bombing raid over Germany during World War II.

The Rescuers

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612473604

On the brink of her freshman year at Tubman High, something clicked in Chelsea's mind. Shadrach rescued animals. And in a way, he saved kids by teaching them respect. Now she and her friends were rescuers by volunteering at the shelter. Jaris was a rescuer too. He was trying to save Sereeta's mom. And, maybe Maurice would have to rescue Athena from getting into trouble.

Hurting Time

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612476452

Abel Ruiz is coming into his own. He has plenty of friends, he has chosen a career path, and he has a loving girlfriend. But when Claudia dumps him for someone else, Abel is crushed and tries to keep his self-esteem from imploding.

The Outcasts

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612473567

The suspicions and accusations begin to fly around Tubman High when Marko is attacked with a baseball bat and left for dead.

If You Really Loved Me

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602917880

Destini Fletcher hates Tubman High from day one. When Tyron Becker singles her out, Destini is thrilled to be a part of Tyron's crowd. But he corns her budding friendships with Alonee, Jaris, and Sami, and mocks her attempts to earn good grades. Do her excuses for Tyron's increasingly brutal behavior and bad attitude put her at risk?

Camping Out

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781933624556

Danny and Dad have fun camping at Beartown Lakes Reservation, until they hear a scary noise. What happens next?

The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918276

Hester Prynne must be punished. Why won't she name her baby's father? The vengeful Puritans of Boston demand an answer. Can the new doctor in town unlock the mystery of the shameful secret? Hester's gentle pastor seems unable- or unwilling- to give her any help.

The Time Machine

H.G. Wells (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918313

"The white bar can propel my Time Machine into the future," he explained. "The black bar can send it into the past." As the Time Traveler continues his amazing story, his friends become increasingly suspicious. They can't quite believe his wild story about the evil Morlocks and the beautiful Eloi. Would you believe it?

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918320

Jim and his friends have the treasure map but they're badly outnumbered. Do they have a chance against the bloodthirsty mutineers? Long John Silver says he's on Jim's side. But the one-legged old pirate is clever and wily-- and Jim's very life is at stake!

Gulliver's Travels

Jonathan Swift (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918139

Lemuel Gulliver has bad luck at sea. A series of shipwrecks lands him in some unimaginable places. First, there's the land of the little people. Next there's the fantastic flying island and the land of the giants. Last but not least, Gulliver visits a nation ruled by intelligent horses!

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Victor Hugo (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918153

Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer, and Frollo, the archdeacon, are both in love with Esmeralda. But the beautiful gypsy has already married another man to save his life- and her heart belongs to an army captain! Poor Quasimodo doesn't have much of a chance. Then an angry crowd cries out for Esmeralda's blood, and Quasimodo proves that true love is eternal.

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918160

Jane Eyre has had bad luck. In a fit of anger, her cruel aunt sent her off to Lowood, a bleak, charity institution for orphaned girls. There Jane learned to expect little from life. But her new position at a great country estate promises to be far more interesting than she ever dreamed.