Lola Jones does not think her big brother's best friend and basketball teammate, C.J Kline, knows she's alive, until one magical night at a high-school dance changes everything. Book #1 in the series
Third grade is so much fun! But when Mr. Kim assigns a community service project to his class, Abby Spencer has some trouble. She searches everywhere for a place to volunteer, but all the good jobs are taken! When she offers to help Mrs. Mackenzie at Evergreen Library, she finds the best job of all. Soon all of her friends want to help at the library, too. The Book Bunch is formed just in time to save Mrs. Mackenzie's Movie Night from becoming a disaster!
A mysterious dragon arrives on a distant planet, and it's up to William to convince the people of his town that, even though he might look frightening, the dragon means no harm.
Joselina wants her friend, Piggy Sue, to come and visit in this enticing follow-up to Joselina Piggy Goes Out. But her room is a pigsty! So Papa says not yet—not until she’s fixed the mess. Will Joselina’s clever cleaning shortcuts fool her father?
Tana has wanted a dog for years. Her parents have finally agreed. She loves her shelter dog, Storm. He's smart and loving. But wow, he is an ugly dog. That doesn't matter to Tana. Storm gives her more responsibility. When she enters him in an ugly dog contest, she learns about friendship, loyalty, and heroism.
Finding an old Lucky doll turns into a nightmare for Abby and Clara. The dolls multiply and spread bad luck to anyone who comes near. How can they stop the crazy doll?
Winicker Wallace's family has moved to France! But Winicker likes nothing about it. Her neighbor is irritatingly perfect. It rains too much. A mean girl in class makes her want to return to Massachusetts. But when Winicker finds herself in a scary situation she gets help from an unexpected source and finally sees silver linings in the dark Parisian clouds.
Winicker Wallace is getting a baby brother! But Winicker dreads his arrival. She can't talk to anyone about how she feels, so Winicker runs away from home. Her mother finds Winicker at the very top of the Eiffel Tower. When they are finally safe at the bottom, Winicker realizes she is actually looking forward to her brother's birth.
Winicker Wallace’s class has a new American student! Winicker volunteers to show Roger everything she loves about Paris. But Roger would rather disrupt class, trick people, and get his classmates into trouble. When Roger goes too far, Winicker learns the importance of standing up for herself and others, and that telling an adult is not the same as tattling.
Charlie is excited to come to Storm Cliff Stables, but she is also very nervous. She has panic attacks. The other Pony Girls help her find some strategies to calm her anxiety. They get a big idea when they visit the Horse Rescue Center, but can they convince Aunt Jane to get a new farmyard friend? Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
After campers and their horses dress alike during Twin Day at Storm Cliff Stables, Paisley and Zoey decide to be twins for the whole summer. This starts to bother Paisley and prompts her to complain to Aunt Jane, but she gets warned about tattling. When Zoey puts herself in danger, should Paisley tell? Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Sylvie can't wait to raise money for the animal shelter for her Make a Difference Day project, but with her frenemy, Camilla, and Sylvie's foster puppy creating obstacles along the way, she discovers there is more than one way to make a difference. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
Sylvie wants to win her school's talent show so she can be featured in the local newspaper to garner buzz for her coat drive, but she struggles to figure out her talent. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
There's big news in the barn--Doodle the rooster is going to be a dad! But when the hen won't sit on the eggs to keep them warm, it's up to Libby to care for the soon-to-be hatchlings. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
The county fair is coming up! Libby wants to enter a contest. She decides to show Fred the cow. When Fred acts up in the show ring, it appears all is lost. But Libby and Fred work together and learn first place isn't the only winner. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
Isabella Clemente is a champion all-around gymnast. After a summer at gymnastics camp, she is looking forward to winning a national championship. But then the current national champion transfers to Peabody! Isabella sees Morgan as a rival. Can she get past this when Morgan offers Isabella help? Includes discussion prompts, a gymnastics quiz, and fun facts about gymnastics. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
Katie Flanagan was a star striker on her old school's soccer team. But at Peabody, there is no girls' soccer team. The school district allows Katie to try out for the boys' team. Having a girl play on the boys' team causes some conflict. Can Katie overcome these barriers? Includes discussion prompts, a soccer quiz, and fun facts about soccer. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
The Garcias are spending the afternoon at the pool in the park. The twins are having fun in the shallow end until Carlos gets water in his eyes. Just when it seems like the fun will be over, Carmen figures out how to let everybody have a splashing good time. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
Thirteen-year-old Satoshi Matsumoto spent the last three years living in Atlanta where he was the star of his middle-school baseball team—a slugger with pro potential, according to his coach. Now that his father's work in the US has come to an end, he's moved back to his hometown in rural Japan. Living abroad has changed him, and now his old friends in Japan are suspicious of his new foreign ways. Even worse, his childhood foe Shintaro, whose dad has ties to gangsters, is in his homeroom. After he joins his new school's baseball team, Satoshi has a chance to be a hero until he makes a major-league error.
This simple and effective retelling of the traditional fable teaches kids a valuable lesson: always tell the truth. A young shepherd pretends not once, but twice that a wolf is after his flock. But he learns a hard lesson when a wolf really appears…and no one heeds his cries.
Ava works hard at maintaining a certain image online and at school. As far as anyone else knows, life is great. But when she inherits an African gray parrot from her great-uncle Bernie (whom she barely remembers), Ava’s carefully crafted world starts to crumble. The parrot, Mervin, is loud and messy and obnoxious. Ava’s brother thinks it’s hilarious to post videos of Ava trying to deal with the crazy bird. He even creates a profile for the two of them. Everyone wants to see more of Ava and Mervin. Suddenly, Ava is internet famous—in the worst possible way. Her friends think the parrot is gross and start acting weird. But then a new girl at school helps Ava see that this parrot might not be the worst gift in the world and that just being yourself is the best way to be.
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.
Otis P. Oliver is taking a stand. He is NOT taking another bath--ever. But when your opinions matter to the rest of the family about as much as the opinions of the family dog (who, it's worth mentioning, only has to bathe once a month), you have to get serious. So Otis borrows a spiffy suit from his dad and rouses a rabble of neighbor kids to stand up for what the know is right: a bathtub ban. This hilarious story about standing up for what you believe in, compromise, and family will have readers of all ages ready to hit the pavement for their cause--whatever it may be.
Thirteen-year-old Chloë left her whole life back in Montreal, including her mom and her best friend. Now she's stuck in Victoria with her dad and her estranged grandfather, Uli, who recently had a stroke. When Chloë agrees to help Uli look after his garden, she's determined to find out why he and her dad didn't speak to each other for years. For decades Uli has collected seeds from people in the community, distinct varieties that have been handed down through generations. The result is a garden full of unusual and endangered produce, from pink broccoli to blue kale to purple potatoes. But Chloë learns that the garden will soon be destroyed to make way for a new apartment complex. And the seed collection is missing! Chloë must somehow find a way to save her grandfather's legacy.
Nat is all set to ride in a chaser truck at the hot-air balloon festival until he meets a killdeer family.